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IPL 2020 Seeks September-November Window After ICC T20 World Cup Is Postponed

  • Jul 21, 2020
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The stage for the IPL to take place this year has been decided after the postponement of the T20 World Cup. © TwitterHighlights• The postponement of the T20 World Cup opened a window for IPL 2020• The BCCI has considering two places: India and the United Arab Emirates• The International Cricket Council postponed the T20 World Cup on MondayThe International Cricket Council announced on 20 July, the postponement of the 2020 World Cup, paving the way for the establishment of a window for the Indian Premier League.The postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup has opened a window to this year's Indian Premier League. The rich league appears to be back after being postponed in April due to a Coronavirus pandemic. However, concerns remained over the place. BCCI has two places to consider: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their favorite site is India, but as the incidence of coronavirus infection increases, they decide to get a backup site. The United Arab Emirates also hosted the first phase of IPL 2014.A proposal to organize the league will be sent to the government after the IPL Board meeting this weekend, with two windows proposed to organize 60 games.BCCI prefers the window between September 26 and November 7, while broadcasters want to host it between September 26 and November 14, to make the most of it during the Diwali weekend.However, the Indian team is traveling to Australia for a series of four tests, starting from December 3, the council will have to plan a clear quarantine window before starting the chain.For the time being, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek to provide plans for the biosafety site and process of bringing in players, ensuring their health and safety in the midst of an endemic epidemic.On Monday, the International Cricket Council revealed the revised dates for its next three global events in men's cricket, including the 2023 World Cup in India.The International Cricket Council said in a statement that Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will be held from October to November 2021 with the final on November 14, 2021.It added that the ICC T20 2022 World Cup will take place from October to November in 2022 with the final on November 13, 2022.The International Cricket Council did not mention the location of the T20 World Cup finals in 2021 and 2022.Also Read: IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

Ravindra Jadeja: Most Valuable Player in India

Ravindra Jadeja was chosen as the Most Valuable Player in India in the 21st century

  • Jul 02, 2020
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1 min read Cricket News: Ravindra Jadeja MVP rating was amazing 97.3, only surpassing Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka.Ravindra Jadeja the Indian all-rounder has been named the (MVP) Most Valuable Player in the country in the 21st century by Wisden. Jadeja’s contribution to his team was impressed with the ball, bat, and fielding as well. Wisden utilized CricViz, the detailed cricket analysis tool for his performance analysis.The amazing Jadeja MVP rating was 97.3, second only to Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka, which made him the Most Valuable Player in test format in the 21st century."It might be surprising to see Ravindra Jadeja, one of the best all-rounder in India, as number one in India. After all, it is not always an automatic choice in the test team. However, when he plays, he is chosen as a frontline player and has batted number 6, Which contributes to the high turnout in the game, " Cricviz’s Freddie Wilde told Wisden."The 31-year-old’s bowling average of 24.62 is better than Shane Watson and his 35.26 batting average is also better than Shane Watson." The average differential of 10.62 between batting and bowling is the second-best in this century scoring more than 1,000 points and taking 150 wickets. He added that it is an all-rounder vehicle of the highest quality.After making its debut in 2009, Jadeja represented India in 49 Tests, 165 ODIs, and 49 T20Is so far.The 31-year-old’s bowling average of 24.62 was better than Shane Warren and his 35.26 average batting was better than Shane Watson.Earlier on Monday, Jadeja was trending on Twitter with fans participating in an online discussion on "Who's the Best", Ravindra Jadeja, or Krunal Pandya.However, the comparison between the two seemed completely unfair given that Jadeja is a seasoned activist and Krunal Pandya made its debut in India in 2018 and only appeared in 18 T20I so far.Also Read: IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli

Cricket Australia wants to host 2021 T20 World Cup; ICC says no decision taken

Cricket Australia wants to host 2021 T20 World Cup; ICC says no decision taken

  • May 28, 2020
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MUMBAI: Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings wrote a letter to the International Cricket Council's Financial and Trade Affairs Committee (F&CA) requesting that Australia be allowed to host the 2021 World Cup T20, instead of 2020.By doing this, Eddings and CA have reiterated that they will not be in a position to organize the 2020 version of the tournament, scheduled for October 18 to November 15. Indeed, the Eddings letter specifically requests that Australia be allowed to host the 2021 version instead of 2022, given multiple commercials at stake.The email, which was sent by Eddings (TOI owns this message), was flagged only for members of the Financial & Commercial Affairs Commission (F&CA). The CA chair is also a member of the panel, while BCCI is not part of this committee. F&CA is chaired by the president of Pakistan Cricket Council, Ehsan Mani, who was promoted to the presidency after former BCCI president Shashank Manohar took over the board. TOI understands that CA sent this message more than a week ago.Boards say they are fascinated by the ICC statement given that the CA has made its position very clear: it does not expect the 2020 event to be organized.“Why does the ICC not acknowledge that they have a letter from the CA chief? These are things that give the administration a bad name. As they said (CPI),” the current president (Manohar) confirmed is not looking for an extension. About your state. "Is this the whole truth?" Say the sources that follow developments.Eddings' shared concern in the message is his stated view that "it would be harmful to cricket if the cancellation of the" Australian event "(this year's T20 World Cup) is replaced by the award of the T20 World Cup in October 2022".Eddings message says: “Fortunately, Australia has succeeded in“ Curve (Covid) ”, which means there is more certainty of being able to play in Australia in 2021 (which is essential to maintaining membership distribution). It will give India a year Another is to solve any of the issues related to Covid, "stressing that India should host the 2022 event.Cricket Australia says it has invested heavily in the last women's T20 to "make it a success" and has spent a lot of money marketing the event. Given the current financial burden, CA adds that there will be no guarantee for continued government support in 2022 that has agreed to pay $ 4.5 million to tourism partner rights.Will India agree to host the 2022 event?As long as BCCI hosts the IPL every year and its bilateral obligations are respected in the country, India will lose little. "The proceeds of the ICC event are not actually compared to the stakes that the T20 League Chamber of Commerce and all other international cockroaches have at home. So if India really wants to provide service to Australia, why not?" Say developments follow. Ultimately, it is bound to be a political rather than a commercial decision, given that financial stakeholders have little or no profit in the negotiations.What's in store on Thursday?With the ICC stressing that chairman Shashank Manohar will not seek to extend his term and documents drafted for nominations after understanding between members, the only other agenda item other than discussing the T20 World Cup is deciding the election date. Sources say, "Technically, the deadline for nominations will be about two weeks after ratification, which is Thursday. Therefore, elections can be held in late June or early July." From now until the next elections, he expected the T20 World Cup to continue and be a "political debate".Article Source: timesofindiaRead More: How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

  • May 25, 2020
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MUMBAI: Now that the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia this year between October and November, the question to be asked in the rounds is how and where this edition is modified between 2021 and 2023.A day after TOI reported that the postponement of the 2020 edition is a certainty, and an official announcement on the doorstep, the International Criminal Court's Financial and Trade Affairs Committee (FMCA) met in a teleconference with ICC CEO Manu Sawhney presiding over it.Among other things on the agenda, the main debate has revolved around how and where this year's T20 World Cup is being modified, one that will be lost in the epidemic that has caused global cricket, like any other sport around the world. . .“It was proposed for the first time to postpone this year’s edition (World Cup T20) to February and March of next year. This is no longer possible. Then it was suggested the other day to allow Australia to host the 2021 version and informed sources of events told TOI that India should do so in February and March 2022.However, it is understood that certain members of the FMCA, a committee chaired by the President of the Pakistan Cricket Council, Ehsan Mani, opposed the proposal.The logic behind the objection?If the T20 World Cup is organized in October / November next year, how can the T20 World Cup be organized in February / March? "Do we say that the team that wins the 2021 tournament will remain a champion for only five or six months? What's the point of that?" sources added.First, the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry did not exchange its views on the matter. Second, given BCCI revenue at stake, as they host the 2021 version, their views on this issue have not been researched yet. "If all countries are concerned about the epidemic affecting income cycles, then it is so for India. The other side is that India is being hit, which means everyone will be affected by it. The views of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry are very necessary," industry officials say.The FMCA, led by Mani,  as its independent director ICC Independent Director Indra Nooyi,President of Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chris Nenzani, President of the European Central Bank Colin Graves, President of Cricket Australia Earl Eddings, and Vice President of the International Criminal Court  Imran Khawaja. The ICC President Shashank Manohar and CEO Sawhney are also on the commission by holding other important positions in the governing body."Two years ago it was adequately confirmed that India would not have a single representative on this committee. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has raised this as a matter of principle in the past, but thanks to the administrative deadlock that leaked due to court issues, India has not been able to follow this vigorously, " add those in the know.Why should the Indian Cricket Council agree to host the tournament in 2022 in February-March and give up hosting rights in 2021?"To suit Cricket Australia?BCCI is already making sure Cricket Australia is not losing by making sure India makes tours there this year for the test series. If the International Criminal Court and Cricket Australia want India to compel it in 2021 by agreeing to host in 2022, the Chamber of Commerce will be fair in claiming sufficient reasons and seeking a fair share of the obligation in return, "says follow-up developments. Also, why would the station agree? Star India coincides with ICC news anchor, as well as the Indian Premier League (IPL), which takes place annually in April and May. "Why would they agree to accept successive T20 events? It is not recommended to play in a window from October to November because it does not clash with other features in the same format," the sources added.Read More: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I SeriesArticle Source : Times of India 

India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

  • May 22, 2020
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The BCCI  accepts the bilateral series in South Africa will also mean that it will have CSA's support if they want to regulate the IPL in the October-November window.India and South Africa may play three T20 Internationals at the end of August, provided the situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic improves substantially. Jacques Faul, Acting CEO of the CSA’s, said the accessories were currently scheduled for late August. Faul also spoke positively about the discussions that took place to play against India, but he added that much of this planning revolves around the closure and what the South African government will allow and what it does not allow."We had a good discussion with them (BCCI)," added the CSA  executive director.“We are engaging via SASCOC with the Minister (Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa). We are looking for a meeting with the Minister to obtain permission if necessary to play behind closed doors, and this relates to the possibility of touring India and other incoming tours."We are trying to be creative because it is an important tour to us."" Leading to that, Dr. Manjra, who heads the COVID-19 Steering Committee, is doing a great job. We are still guiding ourselves. A lot is being done regarding scenario planning."The fact that BCCI accepts this binary series will also mean that they will get CSA support if they want to organize IPL in the October-November window instead of the T20 World Cup.Given the rapid development of the situation, the CSA  confirmed that the chain will be subject to mandates from the highest authorities in India and South Africa.Fall said they have already started the process of applying for permission from the South African government. "We are seeking, through Sascoc, to meet with the Minister of Sports to obtain approval, if necessary, to play behind closed doors."This will specifically relate to the possibility of an upcoming Indian tour. "The CSA also confirmed that the India tour was not the only one they were working on. "We are dealing with the West Indies Cricket Council regarding the postponed tours and the FTP," he said."We are trying to find opportunities after his (West Indies) tour to England to see how we can fit this chain, whether on neutral ground or wherever we are allowed to play. We have to see where we sit. By August and what are the restrictions on cricket International. "Read More: How Indias fantasy sporting leagues grew during lockdown despite live sports going offline

When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - Dhoni

When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - Dhoni

  • May 08, 2020
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The former Indian leader MS Dhoni has always been known for taking calculated risks and remain calm during crunch situations. But he's honest enough to admit that he feels hot when things get too complicated. By supporting MFORE, who was sacked by former Indian player S Badrinath alongside entrepreneur Saravana Kumar , Dhoni gave his opinion on the often overlooked mental health problem. "In India I think there is always a big problem with accepting a certain weakness with regard to the mental aspects, but we generally call it mental illness," Dhoni said in a session with coaches. From various major sporting disciplines before the nationwide lockdown."Nobody really says that when I go to bat, the first 5 to 10 deliveries my heart rate is elevated, I feel pressure, I'm a little scared because that's what everyone feels, how do you handle that? " Note the captain of the winning World Cup team. "It's a small problem, but we often hesitate to talk to a coach about it, so the relationship between a player and a coach is very important for any sport," said Dhoni, who did not participate in an international match. After the start of the semi-final of the Indian World Cup last July. Stressing the importance of the mental fitness trainer, Dhoni said: "The mental fitness trainer should not be the one who comes for 15 days, because when you come for 15 days, you only share the experience. If the mental fitness coach is still with the player, he can understand the areas that affect his sport. " Badrinath believed that MFORE's main objective was to eliminate mind-induced interference and allow the athlete to reach his true potential. "We have been working on this project for about 8-10 months. What we have is a group of 20-25 coaches and sports psychologists from around the world. Our idea is to make the athlete interact with them. We can then to propose specific programs, we have essentially created a platform which allows the athlete to regularly do his mental training. "Read More: Virat Kohli: Superb looking tattoos and their meaning

COVID-19: Lord's Cricket Ground giving parking space to medical staff

COVID-19: Lord's Cricket Ground giving parking space to medical staff

  • Apr 06, 2020
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LONDON: Cricket Breeders, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), decided to provide parking and storage spaces available at the popular Cricket Ground for National Health Service (NHS) employees fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.Coronavirus outbreaks have infected more than 7,000,000 people and caused more than 35,000 deaths worldwide. In the UK, about 23,000 people have been injured, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, and more than 1,400 deaths have been reported."The proximity of the various hospitals to Lord’s gives the club an opportunity to assist the medical staff so that they can focus on their ongoing battle against the virus," MTC said in a press release.The club provided 75 parking spaces for NHS employees at the nearby Wellington Hospital, University Hospital, San Juan Hospital and Santa Isabel."MCC has now provided 75 parking spaces for the staff of Wellington Hospital, University Hospital, St John Hospital and St. Elizabeth."In addition, cricket statues provide food for a city-based charity."The MCC has provided food to City Harvest London, which helps to use surplus fresh food well in a sustainable manner, by redistributing it to organizations that are feeding the hungry," the statement said."We continue to work closely with our local community, hospitals, and organizations to provide support to the best of our abilities during this period."Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League hopes fade, compensation ruled out

  • Mar 24, 2020
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A total cancellation will see the BCCI lose in excess of Rs 2,000 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs 100 crore and compensation is not an option.The current COVID-19 pandemic could see the cancellation of IPL 2020. It is known that while the franchise is preparing for the worst, Canada's top Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials do not seem very optimistic. On Tuesday, IPL franchises were to be held over the phone to discuss future workflows. But it is unlikely to happen now, you know."Given the current situation, I feel this year's IPL may not happen. That's what it looks like," a franchise official told Indian Indian.Total cancellation will cause BCCI to lose more than Rs. 2 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs. 100 crores. Compensation is not an optionPrivileges cannot get any compensation. (In case of cancellation) The money will not go to anyone. "Compensation is out of the question," the official said.The CEO of the franchise agreed and stated that there could be no contingency plan in the event of cancellation.Meanwhile, the room is not even thinking about IPL right now. “Nobody knows about the future. We don’t know when the travel restrictions/visa restrictions (until April 15 until now) will be applied, when things will be settled. A senior British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official told this newspaper” Until then, there is no point (thinking In IPL). "And even if it is established here but it continues in another country ... this is also not clear to us. Japan, the host of the Olympic Games, is talking about a possible delay. This (outbreak) is much greater than any sport or IPL. "Even for truncated IPL, the tournament should start in late April or early May as it cannot extend beyond the first week of June. In 2009, when the IPL was held in South Africa, 59 games were played in 37 days.Unlike the Premier League, for example, IPL does not have the option to wait indefinitely. The Premier League is considering resuming the season in June, but the Indian League T20 cannot exceed the first week of June as there is no other window.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry official did not show much confidence in the IPL contract in September at the expense of the Asia Cup.Even if the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry pressures it, given that the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) will host the Asian Cup this year, its suspension may not work, given the prickly relationship between the two chambers."Now, you cannot start thinking about anything. This (problem) must end and only then can you return to the drawing board," said the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events