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Kings XI Punjab appeals against umpire’s ‘short run’ call

After losing the match against Delhi Capitals in the Super Over, Kings XI Punjab has appealed against on-field umpire Nitin Menon. The appeal has been made against Menon’s controversial ‘short run’ call by him at the fag-end of the thriller game that changed the result of the game. Notably, in the third ball of the...

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....

Suresh Raina returns home, not to play IPL 2020

In what could be termed as a double whammy for IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), its star all-rounder Suresh Raina had to return to India due to personal reasons. Suresh Raina will remain unavailable for the entire IPL season. The unfortunate development for CSK comes a day after one of its pace bowlers tested...

Bumpy start for Dhoni’s CSK in IPL 2020

In a major setback for IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a fast bowler of the squad and 12 members of the support staff have tested positive for COVID-19.  The development has added to the trouble of Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, which is a top contender to lift the cup. Now, CSK’s quarantine period has...

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...

Omar Abdullah takes a dig at Centre over Chinese sponsorships for IPL

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has taken an indirect dig at Centre over allowing Chinese sponsors for IPL 2020. Omar Abdullah said people are being asked to boycott Chinese goods, whereas IPL 2020 has been allowed to retain its Chinese sponsors. “Chinese cellphone makers will continue as title sponsors of the IPL...

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...