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World XI vs Asia XI on cards as worlds largest stadium opens in Ahmedabad in March

  • Dec 02, 2019
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The new Sardar Patel Stadium, built at a cost of Rs 700 crore after the demolition of Motera's old building, could host more fans than Australia's Melbourne Cricket Ground, which has a capacity of just over one lakh.The world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad is likely to have a capacity to host 1.10 Lakh supporters ready to host its first match next March: the game between Asia XI and World XI may be the opening game if the ICC accepts the Indian cricket board's request. The new Sardar Patel Stadium, built at a cost of Rs 700 crore after the demolition of Motera's old building, could host more fans than Australia's Melbourne Cricket Ground, with a capacity of just over one lakh.Jay Shah, son of trade union home Amit Shah, and the current secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket(BCCI) speaks of the stadium as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's is expected to be at the opening of the new stadium. Now that he has received confirmation from the Gujarat Cricket Association about the stadium's preparation, Sourav Ganguly, president of the BCCI, said he would seek ICC approval for the opening match in March."There will be a game of  Asia XI vs. World XI, but it will be subject to the approval of the International Cricket Council," Ganguly told the Indian Express after the ICC's annual meeting in Mumbai on Sunday. The board and GCA want to see the best stars in the world under one roof. The Motera Stadium will more than double the capacity of the 54,000 people as compared to the old buildings. Covering an area of 63 acres, it features a club with at least 50 rooms, an Olympic swimming pool and 73 corporate boxes.It will also feature an indoor cricket academy and three players' training areas. Construction of the stadium began in January 2017.The place is near the metro station, only 300 meters away. The structure is also renowned for its earthquake resistance and will have LED lights instead of normal lights as seen in other stadiums. Sardar Patel Stadium was a place for highly regarded Indian records: Sunil Gavaskar here became the first batsman in history to pass 10,000 test runs and is also where Kapil Dev overtook Richard Hadley's wicket tally with his 432nd test wicket. Modi was the former chairman of the GCA, while Amit Shah was its former chairman. The prominent association recently received its highest representation in the BCCI when Jay was elected secretary last month. A former GCA Joint Secretary, Jay, will now be present at the meeting of the ICC's Chief Executive Committee (CEC). For the CEC, the rule is Minister Jay to come and attend the meeting. As for the representative of the International Cricket Council, we will decide within two days. "Sardar Patel Stadium has come a long way since 1983 when it organized its first test against the West Indies. In 1992, when the former deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narhari Amin, took over as head of GCA, the bank balance was only 356 rupees, according to Amin. After a few years to raise funds, the association showed Sarfarosh in a local car, Amin told The Week. These days, there is no financial crisis associated with a modern stadium that will open in a few months.Read More: MS Dhoni will wait patiently to see the performance of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson: VVS Laxman

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MS Dhoni will wait patiently to see the performance of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson: VVS Laxman

  • Nov 28, 2019
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With MS Dhoni saying he will not discuss his international future until January, former batsman VVS Laxman feels that veteran Wicketkeeper is preparing for IPL 2020 and will take a call after the T20 Championship.HIGHLIGHTSLaxman awaits the return of Dhoni as long as he has a good performance in IPLDhoni hasn't played international cricket since the 2019 World CupDhoni said  that he wants to be left alone until January 2020Former Indian VVS Laxman feels that MS Dhoni can return if young Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson do not take advantage of the opportunities that arise in the near future.VVS Laxman said, MS Dhoni would relate to his international future after the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2020. He added that Dhoni could be seen in international cricket if he plays well for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).The future of Dhoni's International Cricket has become intense speculation since the  World Cup-winning former captain has not played since the 2019 World Cup.Dhoni was not available for the West Indies tour and took an educational license during which he trained with the Para Regiment in the Indian army. Nor he was a part of India's limited-overs team for series against South Africa and Bangladesh.While the images of his Ranchi training raised expectations of an early return, Dhoni was not named in the T20I and ODI squads for the next series against the West Indies at home.“I think MS Dhoni will wait patiently to see the performance of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson."If these two young people do not take advantage of their opportunity, it can be believed that MS Dhoni can return considering he performs well in the IPL that leads to the World Cup.""At this time, Rishabh Pant will be the first option, and his back up will be Sanju Samson, and if these two boys do not take advantage of the opportunities given to them, then we may be able to look at MS Dhoni, considering how he performs in IPL." Meanwhile, Dhoni broke the silence about his international return at a promotional event in Mumbai on Wednesday. "January tak mat poocho (don't ask me till January)," said Dhoni.

India fast bowlers in the pink after debut day-night Test

  • Nov 25, 2019
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Kolkata: India's fast bowlers have a rare moment in the sun after uniting to dismantle Bangladesh in the first day and night test on Indian soil.Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Shami led 19 of the Bangladeshi wickets to fall in Kolkata, which is rare in the subcontinent areas where spinners are ruling the field.The 17 wickets world record taken by pacemakers in a home test in 2017 against Sri Lanka, as well as in the gardens of Eden in Kolkata, was exceeded.In the first Pink Ball test for both sides, India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 races in just over two days to sweep the series."It has always been in the cards that pacers in India make the decision, but Bangladesh should be disappointed by the lack of implementation and the struggle of its batsmen," the former Indian batsman VVS Laxman wrote in The Times of India on Monday.Skipper Virat Kohli has been all praise for his pacers and said workload management was the key to keeping them in top shape."They have gained more experience, and now they are playing well," Kohli told reporters after India won the unilateral victory on Sunday."They are responsible for their own preparation, their physical shape and communication.We want you to be fresh for test cricket, and don't worry about anything else."They also feel confident that if they don't play, we have players in reserve to come and do the job if needed. So the strength of the bench helps us a lot too."The three-day run continued despite the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, a Yorker specialist who is recovering from a fractured back.Shami and Yadav took 24 wickets between them in India's 3-0 test in South Africa last month.The spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja threw a total of only seven overs against Bangladesh, who fell for 106 and 195."It often doesn't happen in India when the spinners barely turn their arms in the test match," Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan wrote on Twitter.However, the real test of Indian team will come in January and February, when India plays two tests in New Zealand, a friendly sailor.Read More: IPL 2020 Auction: Players who could be released by franchises CSK, RR, RCB, MI, and others

India's squad for West Indies series: Rohit Sharma's workload, out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan in focus

  • Nov 21, 2019
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The Indian team is scheduled to play 23 internationals against the West Indies, and the first game of the series will be played in Mumbai on December 6.This is probably the last meeting chaired by MSK Prasad, where he leaves with the choice of the central district Gagan Khoda after finishing four years. Rohit could well rest in the ODI series of three games against the Caribbean team to be refreshed and rejuvenated in the tough New Zealand tour next year. India will play five international T20 trials, three ODI and two Black Caps tests.The Indian team is scheduled to play 23 internationals against the West Indies, and the first game of the series will be played in Mumbai on December 6, followed by matches in Thiruvananthapuram (December 8) and Hyderabad (December 11).The three ODIs will play in Chennai (15 December), Visakhapatnam (18 December) and Kotak (22 December).Rohit's workload may be an important discussion point, playing around 60 competitive games (including IPL) this year.In the current calendar year, Rohit played 25 ODIs and 11 Twenty20 Internationals, namely three ODIs and four T20Is more than Captain Virat Kohli, who rested twice.While the responsibility will also be in Rohit to give his point of view, the possibility of giving him at least one break from the two formats looks strong.The other person, who can feel the heat, is the first opening Shekhar Dhawan. Dhawan has not been at his best since returning to cricket after suffering an injury during the World Cup earlier this year.An excellent form of Mayank Agarwal in cricket testing and a very good professional average in the A list of more than 50 and an attack rate greater than 100 made it a good choice to partner with KL Rahul in case of determinants of the third opening option. Nor is the future expected to come close to Helwan 34 long ago.While he had scores of 41 (42 balls), 31 (27 balls) and 19 (16) in the T20I series of three games against Bangladesh, the left battle in Delhi was clear.To make matters worse, he returned to the local cricket to regain its shape, but the results were encouraging. His scores in Mushtaq Ali T20's current trophy are 0 (9) against J&K, 9 (6) against Jharkhand, 19 (18) against Sikkim and 35 (33) against Odisha. On the other hand, one hundred exciting songs of Agarwal against Bangladesh in the first test in Indore had 28 limits and eight huge ones.However, Dhawan can try before the selectors look for other options. The same applies to Rishabh Pant, who will wear big gloves with Sanju Samson on his heel and Mahendra Singh Doni in the training net. As Hardik Pandya (fracture of stress) continues, Gaspit Bumrah (back surgery), Navdeep Saini and Bufineshwar Kumar (lateral tension) are still recovering from their injuries, and Shivam Dubey and Chardol Thakur are expected to continue in the team.All-terrain players, Washington Sunder Spinner, and spinning left arm Kunal Pandya are also under the scanner because of their disappointing performance. With Yuzvendra Chahal well and if Ravindra Jadeja has no other comfort, one can get the ax.Deepak Chahar, India's new T20 commotion, is expected to lead the fast attack, but Khalil Ahmed's economy has been a problem. The left pacemaker leaked 81 passes in eight sums in the last T20I with numbers 1/37 and 1/44. He had been awarded seven consecutive limits during Rajkot T20I. Khalil, who debuted in India last year against the West Indies, failed to influence the professional economy rate of 9.00 at 13 T20I, while he had 5.81 exercises per 11 ODI.Read More: IPL auction 2020: Full list of players exchanged during trading window

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Indian Premier League 2020: Three new cities likely?

  • Nov 12, 2019
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The move to add new teams to the Indian Premier League (IPL) family may have to wait until the 2021 season, but there are likely to be new places for the 2020 edition of the cash-rich league. The eight concessionaires met on Tuesday with the new addresses of the BCCI office in Mumbai and the three disputed cities are Lucknow, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram.Speaking to IANS, a room official said that although the Kings XI Punjab are eager to make Lucknow their second home, Rajasthan Royals would like to move from Ahmedabad to Guwahati. While the local team of Thiruvananthapuram have not yet decided, it is said that they can move to the new third place.Thanks to the facilities offered and the city's crazy cricket fans. "Rajasthan requested a change from his second home from Ahmedabad to Guwahati, and with the Board's approval of the move, IMG will now conduct an examination at Barsapara Cricket Ground before giving the green signal."For Lucknow, KXIP is looking to relocate to the city since the last release and has sent a request. But the polls played an important role in delaying the change. "Very soon to comment on Thiruvananthapuram, but again, the reviews of the Greenfield International Stadium was fantastic and the people of Kerala were crazy about the game."Referring to Rajasthan's decision to request a change of place, the official said that according to the Radio Regulations, the demand for profit-sharing was one of the reasons cited for this action. RR believes that the required dividend share is on the upper side. Also, Guwahati is keen to join and participate in the IPL Carnival. 'It is also known that along with the Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Capitals, even Rajasthan is interested in ensuring the idea of ??IPL teams playing international friendly matches.

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IPL: Kings XI Punjab trade Ashwin to Delhi Capitals

  • Nov 08, 2019
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The Eleventh Kings of Punjab Ravichandran Ashwin exchanged to Delhi Capitals on Thursday for 1.5 crore rupees and Karnataka Spinner Jagadeesha Suchith, ending a series of intense negotiations on the future of the IPL. In addition to Suchith, KXIP also asked Delhi to adjust New Zealand's pacemaker Trent Boult as part of Ashwin's compensation, but this was not achieved. "Everyone is happy with this agreement. We are happy and Ashwin is happy and Delhi is happy," said KXIP owner Ness Wadia. "We had talks with three teams, but we finally reached that conclusion. We wish Ashwin the best." Ashwin is expected to receive 7.6 million rupees, worth his auction, from Delhi. An official announcement will be issued before the IPL transfer window closes on 14 November. Under the leadership of Ashwin, KXIP showed a lot of promise in the first half of the last two seasons before losing momentum in the second half. It finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019. The surprise player, who only plays a form for India, returned to a strong comeback in a series of tests at home against South Africa after impressing the bench in the West Indies, where Ravindra Jadeja (spinner) was in the playing eleven. KXIP reached the semi-finals of the inaugural version of IPL in 2008 before reaching the playoffs only once in 2014 when it finished second. Now with the legendary Anil Kumble as coach, the franchise aims to end the wave of titles. Read More: Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule: Full Schedule Of VIVO IPL 2020,IPL Schedule,Time Table,Fixture,Team Squad,Dates,Venues,Point Table,Live Match,Tickets

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Complete list of matches, dates, and venues

  • Nov 01, 2019
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ICC T20 World Cup 2020ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Time Tables, Fixtures, Schedule, Venues and Dates. The T20 World Cup will take place in three stages: the first round, featuring Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; Super 12 and then the knockouts.On January 29 at an event in Australia, it was announced that the mens competition of the ICC World Cup T 20 will take place between October 18 to November 15.The tournament will get underway with several qualifying matches before hosts Australia take on worlds top-ranked Pakistan in the first match of the tournament-proper on October 24 under lights at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The West Indies will play their first Super 12 group stage match against New Zealand on October 25 in Melbourne. Windies won the competition in 2016, held in India, after beating England in the finals.Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand and two qualifiers make up Group 1 of the Super 12s. India, England, South Africa, Afghanistan, and two Group qualifiers make up Group 2 of the super 12s.The first semi-finals will take place at SCG on November 11, with Adelaide Oval hosting the second semi-finals the following night. The final will be played at the MCG on November 15.ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said Whenever we host an event in Australia we know we can guarantee the one billion cricket fans around the world a great show.The worlds best players. Outstanding venues. Noisy, passionate, knowledgeable fans. Exciting cricket. This is the perfect combination for a T20 World Cup and in 2020 we go one step further with two T20 World Cups in one year.ICC T20 World Cup 2020 FORMATThe top eight teams ranked according to the ICC T20I global rankings as of 31 December 2018 are automatically qualified for the tournament. Pakistan (Champions 2009) and India (Champions 2007) entered the event as the team qualified one and two in the world, based on the ICC T20I team rankings as of December 31, 2018, therefore been kept in different groups for the Super 12 stage.The first round of the tournament will be played between October 18 and October 23. This will witness Sri Lanka and three qualifiers compete in Group A and Bangladesh with three qualifiers compete in Group B for a place in the Super 12s.Read More: ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2020GROUPSGroup 1: Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, Group A Team 1, Group B Team 2Group 2: India, England, South Africa, Afghanistan, Group B Team 1, Group A Team 2ICC T20 World Cup 2020 ScheduleFirst roundOctober 18, 2020: Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A3, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (8.30 AM IST)October 18: Qualifier A2 vs Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (1:30 PM IST)October 19: Bangladesh vs Qualifier B3, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (8.30 AM IST)October 19: Qualifier B2 vs Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (1:30 PM IST)October 20: Qualifier A3 vs Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (8.30 AM IST)October 20: Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A2, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (1:30 PM IST)October 21: Qualifier B3 vs Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (8.30 AM IST)October 21: Bangladesh vs Qualifier B2, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (1:30 PM IST)October 22: Qualifier A2 vs Qualifier A3, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (8.30 AM IST)October 22: Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (1:30 PM IST)October 23: Qualifier B2 vs Qualifier B3, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (8.30 AM IST)October 23: Bangladesh vs Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (1:30 PM IST)Super 12s ScheduleOctober 24: Australia vs Pakistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1:30 PM IST)October 24: India vs South Africa, Perth Stadium, Perth (4.30 PM IST)October 25: A1 vs B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart (8.30 AM IST)October 25: New Zealand vs Windies, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1.30 PM IST)October 26: Afghanistan vs A2, Perth Stadium, Perth (11.30 AM IST)October 26: England vs B1, Perth Stadium, Perth (4.30 PM IST)October 27: New Zealand vs B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart (1.30 PM IST)October 28: Afghanistan vs B1, Perth Stadium, Perth (11.30 AM IST)October 28: Australia vs Windies, Perth Stadium, Perth (4.30 PM IST)October 29: Pakistan vs A1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (8.30 AM IST)October 29: India vs A2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1.30 PM IST)October 30: England vs South Africa, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1.30 PM IST)October 30: Windies vs B2, Perth Stadium, Perth (4.30 PM IST)October 31: Pakistan vs New Zealand, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (9.30 AM IST)October 31: Australia vs A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (2.30 PM IST)November 1: South Africa vs Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (9.00 AM IST)November 1: India vs England, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1.30 PM IST)November 2: A2 vs B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (8.30 AM IST)November 2: New Zealand vs A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (2.30 PM IST)November 3: Pakistan vs Windies, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (9.00 AM IST)November 3: Australia vs B2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (2.00 PM IST)November 4: England vs Afghanistan, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (2.30 PM IST)November 5: South Africa vs A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (9.00 AM IST)November 5: India vs B1, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (2.00 PM IST)November 6: Pakistan vs B2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (8.30 AM IST)November 6: Australia vs New Zealand, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1.30 PM IST)November 7: England vs A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (9.00 AM IST)November 7: Windies vs A1, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1.30 PM IST)November 8: South Africa vs B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (8.30 AM IST)November 8: India vs Afghanistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1.30 PM IST)Semi-finalsNovember 11: To be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1.30 PM IST)November 12: To be played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (2.00 PM IST)November 15: To be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. (1.30 PM IST)Read More: ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2020: Schedule, Teams, Fixtures

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Shakib Al Hasan banned by ICC for failing to report approaches from suspected Indian bookie

  • Oct 30, 2019
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Shakib Al Hasan banned by ICCDHAKA/DUBAI: Bangladeshi captain and multi-faceted star Shakib Hassan received a two-year suspension from the International Cricket Council on Tuesday for failing to report three corrupt methods, including an IPL approach, by a suspected Indian bookmaker, and expelled him from the next round of India.Twelve months of this prohibition are a suspended sentence that will come into effect if Shakib does not comply with the UN anti-corruption law.The one-year ban will keep him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year as well as the 20th World Championships in Australia from October 18 to November 15 of the same year.Source: timesofindia"Obviously, I am very sad because I was excluded from the game I love, but I fully agree with my punishment for not reporting the methods. The ICU relies on players who play a key role in fighting corruption and I have not. In a press release issued by the International Criminal Court, Shakib said:In his absence, best player, Mushfiqur Rahim, can lead the team in the tests, while one of the three T20 international captains Mahumudullah Mosaddek Hosain will be the team skipper.The 32-year-old was away from the team's current training sessions before touring India on instructions from the International Cricket Council. The series against India consists of three international T20 tests and two tests, starting in Delhi with the shortest games on November 3.The ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit spoke to Shakib in January and August this year and he did not report on the methods used by him "a person known to the ACU and suspected of involvement in cricket corruption, Deepak Agarwal."Source : timesofindiaThe ICC said Aggarwal had asked Shakib to provide information on the composition and strategy of the team on three separate occasions, one of which was on April 26, 2018, when Sunrisers Hyderabad, an IPL concessionaire, had to face King XI Punjab. Sunrisers won the game for 13 races.Read More: Bangladesh tour of India, 2019 schedule, live scores and resultsThe ICC said that "these letters dated April 26, 2018, included a number of deleted messages. He confirmed that these deleted messages contain Mr. Agarwal's requests for information from within."Agarwal's other two approaches were during the Bangladesh Premier League when Shakib played for the Dhaka Dynamics in 2017, followed by a triple series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in January 2018.The ICC said they wanted to meet Shakib, but the cricketer did not do so because he was worried about Mr. Aggarwal, and felt he was a bit questionable and that after his talks, he had the feeling that Mr. Aggarwal was a bookmaker.Shakib, who survived the five-year maximum penalty for the crime, will not have the right to appeal because he accepted the investigation and the charges of the International Cricket Council.Shakib recently led the players' strike before being suspended after the BCB said his demands, including wage increases, would be met.Source: timesofindiaHe is the undisputed one of the great cricketers in Bangladesh with over 11,000 races and over 500 wickets over three forms.The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that while Shakib's voluntary admission, cooperation during the interviews worked in his favor, the fact that he had not reported on progress for months was a "tough" factor."Mr. Hassan is an experienced international player, and after participating in several anti-corruption education sessions, he was fully aware of his responsibilities under the law," the IAEA said in his trial.Read More: https://pitchhigh.com/bangladesh-tour-of-india/