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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...

MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to play 200 IPL matches

MS Dhoni has numerous records to his name and is considered one of the most successful captains in cricketing history. On Monday, he achieved one more feat to his long list of records in the match against Rajasthan Royals. MS Dhoni, on Monday, became the first player to have played 200 IPL matches. MS Dhoni...

Rohit Sharma crosses 5,000 run-mark in IPL

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has become the third batsman to score over 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rohit Sharma achieved the feat in IPL 2020 in Thursday’s match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Two other batsmen who have scored above 5,000 runs in the IPL are Royal...

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...

CSK suspends team doctor for social media post on Galwan standoff

Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday suspended its team doctor Madhu Thottappillil for a social media post on the death of 20 Indian Army personnel during a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh which was deemed to be in “bad taste” by the IPL franchise. CSK, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni who holds the rank...

Darren Sammy says IPL teammate who addressed him with racist name has reached out to him

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy said that an IPL teammate, who addressed him with the racist nickname ‘kalu’, has reached out to him. The teammate assured him that he was “operating from a place of love” and that Sammy no longer wants an apology for what happened. Saamy, a two-time T20 World Cup-winning skipper,...

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...

Was subjected to racist comments while playing in IPL: Darren Sammy

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has alleged that he was subjected to racist comments during his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Sammy’s allegation came after his vociferous support to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign around the world after the killing of African-American George Floyd in the US. “I just learnt...

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: Delhi govt bans IPL matches in national capital

The Delhi government has banned all sporting activities and events, including Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, until further notice “for prevention and control of the outbreak of the epidemic disease, COVID-19”. The ban is specific to sports events that will see gatherings of 200 people or more and comes a day after Chief Minister Arvind...