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T20 World Cup is postponed by ICC amid pandemic

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday finally announced that ICC postpones T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia in October-November due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There were several speculations doing the round that the board would eventually postpone the tournament   (ICC postpones T20 World Cup)this year considering the COVID-19...

BCCI asked to pay Rs 4,800 cr to Deccan Chargers for wrongful termination from IPL

The termination of Deccan Chargers (DC), one of the initial eight teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL), may cost the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Rs 4,800 crore after the court-appointed arbitrator passed an award in favour of the erstwhile owner of the franchise, Deccan Chronicle Holdings (DCHL). The case dates...

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in home quarantine after brother tests positive

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has quarantined himself at his home after his older brother Snehasish tested positive for COVID-19. A news agency quoted a source as saying that the tests report arrived on Wednesday evening. Avishek Dalmiya, president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) was also quarantined after he came in contact with Snehasish....

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup T20

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has announced cancellation of the Asia Cup T20, which was scheduled to be held in September. Pakistan had the hosting rights of the six-team continental event but it was expected to be held in the UAE. “Asia Cup cancel ho chuka hai, jo September me tha (Asia Cup, which was to...

Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC chairman

Shashank Manohar’s tenure as the International Cricket Council’s first independent chairman came to an end on Wednesday after he stepped down from the position. Manohar took charge as ICC Chairman in November 2015. “ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down after two, two-year tenures at its helm. The ICC Board met today and agreed that...

BCCI weighing all possible options to host IPL: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday stated that the board is ready to host the IPL behind closed doors and is working on “all possible options” to stage the tournament this year. Ganguly in his letter to all affiliated members of the board stated that “The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure...

Yuvraj Singh apologises after receiving flak for controversial comment on Chahal

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Friday issued a clarification after receiving flak on social media over a comment he made for spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Singh and his former teammate and current vice-captain of the India ODI and T20I teams, Rohit Sharma, had made light of Chahal’s antics on various social media platforms during an...

Graeme Smith wants Sourav Ganguly as next ICC president

South Africa’s Director of Cricket Graeme Smith has backed the idea of Sourav Ganguly taking charge as the next president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) as he feels cricket’s governing body needs “strong leadership” once the sports resumes after the coronavirus crisis. Ganguly was unanimously elected as the president of the Board of Control...

Ace cricketers wish Sachin Tendulkar on his 47th birthday

The cricketing community and thousands of fans came together on Friday to celebrate the forty-seventh birthday of ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar. The legendary cricketer might not be celebrating his birthday this year as a mark of respect for the frontline workers leading India’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped former and...

IPL 2020 suspended indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League indefinitely due to coronavirus. Although a new date for the tournament has not been set yet, IPL was originally supposed to be held between March 29 and May 24. According to reports, the tournament’s chief operating...

BCCI cancels SA series, IPL postponed till April 15 due to coronavirus scare

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has cancelled the remaining two matches of the India-South Africa ODI series scheduled at Lucknow and Kolkata. The decision was taken by the board on Friday owing to the coronavirus scare in the country. The first match of the three-match ODI series got cancelled due to...

Coronavirus scare: IPL’s fate to be decided on March 14

The governing council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has called a meeting in Mumbai on Saturday (March 14) to discuss the impact of coronavirus and its wide-ranging pitfalls in the thirteenth edition of the tournament. According to a governing council member, the body is “seriously considering” having matches behind closed doors after the recent...