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Is Ahmedabad getting an IPL team?

Two new teams are likely to be added to the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the proposal in this regard will be taken up for discussion in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) annual general meeting scheduled on December 24. Chances are that one of the additional teams will be from Gujarat’s...

Cricketer Krunal Pandya’s case transferred to Customs

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has handed over the case of India cricketer Krunal Pandya to the airport Customs. Notably, Krunal Pandya was intercepted by DRI officials at the Mumbai International Airport on Thursday upon his arrival from UAE on the suspicion that he is carrying undisclosed gold and other valuables. The DRI said that...

IPL 2020: BCCI on alert after player reports “corrupt approach”

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) anti-corruption unit (ACU) is on a high alert after a cricketer participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE reported about a corrupt approach. The players are abiding by the stringent BCCI rules due to the coronavirus pandemic that has greatly reduced the...

Jay Shah says IPL 2020 opening match watched by 20 cr people

BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday revealed that the opening match of IPL 2020 was watched by 20 crore people. Jay Shah said it was the highest-ever viewership for any sporting league in any country. Notably, the IPL 2020 opening match was played on September 19 between defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super...

Yuvraj Singh may soon return to the cricket field as player

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who had announced his retirement in June 2019, may once again return to the field as a player. Yuvraj Singh may come out of retirement and play domestic cricket for Punjab. The left-handed batsman was motivated to make a return after mentoring Punjab players for domestic tournaments. Notably, the domestic...

BCCI announces match fixtures for IPL 2020

As announced earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced the match fixtures for IPL 2020. Notably, IPL 2020 is going to start on September 19. The first match of the tournament is supposed to be a blockbuster with Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians pitched against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings....

Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma share good news

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January 2021. The announcement of the good news was made by both Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli on their social media accounts. Both Anushka and Virat posted a cheerful picture of theirs with the caption indicating Anushka’s pregnancy. The couple, popularly known as Virushka,...

Dream11 is title sponsor for IPL 2020

Dream11 has emerged as the highest bidder for the title sponsorship rights for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Dream11 has been roped in as the title sponsor after Chinese handset maker Vivo withdrew its sponsorship for the current year. Notably, Dream11 has outbid many other companies that showed interest in sponsoring the cash-rich IPL....

Rajasthan Royals’ fielding coach tests COVID-19 positive

Even before the already delayed IPL could begin, Rajasthan Royals’ fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19. Rajasthan Royals informed that Dishant is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in Udaipur. He has been admitted in a hospital for the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Team expected to arrive in Mumbai next week Rajasthan Royals said Dishant...

Patanjali planning to bid for IPL title sponsorship

Haridwar-based Patanjali Ayurved, which was in the eye of a storm over false claims about ‘Coronil’, is now considering bidding for the title sponsorship of IPL 2020. The slot for the title sponsorship of the cash-rich cricketing event turned vacant after Chinese handset maker Vivo decided to withdraw its sponsorship this year. Sources said the...

Vivo not to sponsor IPL 2020 amid backlash

Following the backlash on social media, Chinese handset major Vivo has withdrawn its sponsorship from IPL 2020. Vivo is the title sponsor for the cash-rich cricketing event. However, the company is yet to terminate its sponsorship agreement for IPL. Vivo had paid Rs 2,199 crore for a five-year contract in 2018. BCCCI to look for...

BCCI prepares 240-page SOP for safety during IPL

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has prepared a 240-page standard operating procedure for IPL 2020 to be held in UAE. The SOP contains all the minute details about the safety procedures for franchises, players, and officials during IPL. Sources said BCCI is not taking any chance when it comes to the...