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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

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics; Canada pulls out

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics; Canada pulls out

  • Mar 23, 2020
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The IOC is planning meetings with Japanese public authorities, global sports officials, broadcasters and sponsors that will deal with scenario planning for the Olympics, which are scheduled to start July 24. Canceling the games is not under consideration.It will take the International Olympic Committee up to four weeks to consider postponing the Olympic Games in Tokyo amid increasing criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes Canada, saying it will not send a team to the games this year and the track and field leader, the most important sport in matches that also require delay.The International Olympic Committee is planning meetings with Japanese public authorities, global sports officials, broadcasters and sponsors who will be responsible for planning the Olympic Games scenarios, which are scheduled to begin on July 24. The cancellation of the games is not under consideration.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has sent a message to athletes explaining the decision and why it could take so long while acknowledging that an extended schedule may not be popular."I know this unprecedented situation leaves many of your questions open," he wrote.“I also know that this rational approach may not be consistent with the feelings that many of you must go through.”But just hours after the announcement, World Athletics President Seb Coe sent a message to Bach saying that hosting the Olympics in July "is neither feasible nor desirable".He revealed a number of reasons, including competitive fairness, the possibility that athletes will be overly trained if given a tight schedule, and the uncertainty caused by orders in many countries that ban people from gyms and other training venues."No one wants to postpone the Olympics, but ... We cannot hold the event at any cost, and certainly not at the expense of athletes' safety," he wrote."The decision about the Olympics can become very, very clear." Then on Sunday evening, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced that it would not send athletes to Tokyo unless the matches were postponed for a year, making it the first country to threaten such a move. The committee said in a statement that it is not safe for athletes to continue training."In fact, it is against public health councils to urge all Canadians to follow it," the committee said.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also urged the International Olympic Committee to take a speedy decision, adding that the delay would be inevitable if the games were not fully implemented.But it is possible that a decision will not be made before next month.The International Olympic Committee said the scenarios under consideration "relate to amending the current operational plans for the Games to continue on July 24, 2020, as well as changes in the start date of the Games."The change in strategy came after Bach's phone call with members of the Executive Council.Bach has steadfastly said that the organizers are fully committed to opening the games on July 24th although athletic training, qualification events and game preparations are increasingly disrupted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.Criticism of the situation has increased in recent days by Olympic gold medalists and the International Olympic Committee member last Tuesday before Bach finally recognized the possibility of developing an alternative plan.The National Olympic Committees of Brazil and Slovenia later called for a delay until 2021. The Norwegian Olympic Committee said it did not want athletes to go to Tokyo until the global health crisis was brought under control.The governing bodies of swimming in the United States and tracking two of the top three sports in the summer games have asked their national Olympic officials to push for a delay."There is a significant increase in cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in different countries on different continents," the International Olympic Committee said."This (Council) led to the conclusion that the International Olympic Committee must take the next step in planning its scenario."The International Olympic Committee said last week that nearly 4,700 of the 11,000 Olympic Games venue had not yet been allocated.Bach acknowledged the problems that come with a compact or radically changed classification table, but also outlined several reasons why the IOC was unable to rush to make a decision.It included the availability of venues that are scheduled for use this summer but might not be available at a later time and the disruption of future events in the individual sports.“A decision about a postponement today could not determine a new date for the Olympic Games because of the uncertain developments in both directions: an improvement, as we are seeing in a number of countries thanks to the severe measures being taken, or a deteriorating situation in other countries,” Bach said.Read More: Tokyo Olympics 2020 Updates

For Formula One, Coronavirus Means Less is More in 2020. Here’s How

For Formula One, Coronavirus Means Less is More in 2020. Heres How

  • Mar 20, 2020
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Formula One races in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Netherlands, and Spain have also been shelved but F1 organisers are hoping to shoehorn them into a breathless finale after the coronavirus passesIt was supposed to be the world record in 22 races, but with the postponement or cancellation of seven major races, Formula One in 2020 became a shorter, more compact and economically challenging race for the title.The season's opening in Australia has been removed and the magnificent Riviera masterpiece at F1 in Monaco.Races have also been frozen in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands and Spain, but regulators are still hoping to put an end to them as soon as the risk of coronavirus subsides.The season that should have started in Melbourne on March 14 will not start until Azerbaijan on June 7 at the earliest."It is very difficult to recalibrate because it is not known when everything will be operational," Alfa Romeo F1 team manager told AFP."It is imperative that we have a global vision. England is not very affected at the moment, but it may be when Italy is less affected," he added, referring to the two countries hosting most of the world championship teams.There are still 15 races in the calendar before the final race in Abu Dhabi on November 29.Last weekend, Ross Brown, the sporting director of the F1 team, said he was optimistic about the "17-18 race " championship.However, this was when only Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam and China were eliminated.On Thursday, the Dutch Grand Prix, which was due to return to the calendar for the first time since 1985 on May 3, was postponed, and the Spanish event, scheduled for May 10, was postponed.The Monaco GP race, an annual show since 1955 and scheduled for May 24 this year, has been completely canceled.UNCHARTERED territory"We are in an unknown area. I am very optimistic that we can have a good professional championship ranging from 17 to 18 or more," Brown told Sky Sports."I think we can put pressure on them. But it depends on when the season starts." There is room for action.The traditional three-week summer shutdown was canceled in August to replace a 21-day break in March and April, with the race season down.The tournament is now a hectic six-month race instead of a nine-month marathon.To save the schedule, there are two races chosen at the end of the week itself."This is possible," Brown said, as he watched the three weeks between Hungary's Hungarian race on August 2 and the spa in Belgium on August 30."One thing we've been talking about is two-day weekends too, so if we had a triple head on two-week weekends, that might be an option," F1 tried three races in a row in 2018, but support was tepid from sweating The difference from staff fatigue."I think what we need from teams this year is flexibility, and I think they should be given some time to do these things," Brown added."Because we are in very unusual circumstances and we have to make sure we have a season that provides a good financial opportunity for the teams.""We will definitely get off to a smooth start. I'm sure the teams will be flexible to allow us to adapt these things." More than ever, bank balances and income will be essential in 2020 as teams and regulators face the effects of a shorter and more crowded season."The costs are not necessarily much lower if you run 18 races instead of 22," Vasier said."In addition, our income will be less: we will run fewer races, and we will have fewer commercial rights."Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Coronavirus: ATP, WTA Seasons Suspended Until June 7

Coronavirus: ATP, WTA Seasons Suspended Until June 7

  • Mar 19, 2020
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ATP, WTA SeasonsThe announcement temporarily closes the men's and women's European season, one day after the French Open was postponed to September.The ATP and WTA announced the extension of their seasons until June 7 due to the coronavirus epidemic, the tour operators announced on Wednesday. "The professional tennis season is now suspended until June 7, 2020, including the ATP Challenger Tour and the ITF World Tennis Tour," said the ATP and World Tennis Association in a joint statement. Currently, tournaments scheduled for June 8, 2020 and beyond are still planning to move forward according to the published schedule. "The announcement temporarily closes the men's and women's European season, one day after the French Open was postponed to September.It also delays the resumption of the tennis season, as the two rounds have already been closed, as the ATP originally suspended the proceedings last week until April 27 and the WTA announced non-play until May 2 on Monday."In these difficult times, it is more important than ever that our sport meets to provide the greatest possible degree of certainty to all those affected by these delays," said ITF president David Haggerty."We are aware of the huge impact this will have, but ultimately, the health and safety of players, officials and spectators must be our primary concern."Events affected by the closure include ATP / WTA tournaments combined in Madrid and Rome, WTA events in Strasbourg and Rabat and ATP events in Munich, Estoril, Geneva, and Lyon.Read more: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

NBA Star Kevin Durant Tests Positive for Coronavirus Report

NBA Star Kevin Durant Tests Positive for Coronavirus Report

  • Mar 18, 2020
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New York:Athletic reported on Tuesday that the Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant test results were positive for coronavirus, less than a week after the outbreak worldwide led to the suspension of the NBA season."Everybody be careful, take care and quarantine. We will get past this," said all 10 NBA Durant ten stars.Nets had said earlier Tuesday that four of their players were isolated and under the care of team doctors after they had been diagnosed with Coronavirus, but did not identify the individuals.Durant signed with Nets last summer but was neglected due to Achilles' injury sustained during the NBA Finals last season when he played for the Golden State Warriors.The team said: "The organization is currently informing anyone who was aware of contacting players, including new opponents, and is working closely with local and state health authorities to report.""All players and members of the Nets Travel Group are required to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain ongoing contact with the team's medical staff."Three of the players were asymptomatic, while one showed symptoms of the rapidly spreading virus just days after Utah Jazz announced that two of its players had confirmed their infection with the Coronavirus.Nets played their last game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on March 10. A day later, the league suspended its season until further notice, as the coronavirus epidemic struck major sporting events around the world.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Covid-19: US Open

Covid-19: US Open promises consultation over change, Wimbledon to go ahead after French Open postponement

  • Mar 18, 2020
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The French Open postponement put the Great Court Courts peace one week after the US Open final and led to clashes with the ATP Championships in Metz, St. Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou Seoul, Tokyo, and Wuhan.US  Open organisers responded to their French Open counterparts' decision to move the tennis tournament to September with a statement indirectly criticizing unilateral changes to the Grand Slam schedule.In a move that stunned the world of tennis, the organizers of the French Open today postponed the clay court championship in Roland Garros from May to September 20 to October 20. 4- Because of the pandemic of coronavirus.The change put the championship a week after the US Open final. United States This results in clashes with ATP Championships in Metz, Saint Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo and Wuhan.The American Tennis Association (USTA) said that there are currently no plans to change the schedule from August 25 to September 13 the US Open and highlighted that no potential changes will be made until after consulting with other interested parties."As the world approaches, we realize that such a decision should not be made unilaterally," the statement said."Therefore, the USTA will only do this in full consultation with other Grand Slam championships, WTA and ATP, ITF and our partners, including the Laver Cup."The Laver Cup exhibition team, promoted by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, was due to take place from September 25 to 27 in Boston, but will now face the scheduled French Open.Wimbledon tournament organisers said they are still continuing to work on the understanding that Grand Slam grassland stadiums will begin on June 29, while Australian Open tournament organizers continue to work toward the usual start of January for the 2021 version.The ATP Men's Tour, the Women's ATP Tour, and the International Tennis Federation have yet to publicly respond to the move, but some players have turned to social media to criticize the lack of counseling.Canadian Vasek Pospisil, a member of the ATP Players Council, criticized the FFT decision as "selfish" and "arrogant".Post on Twitter: "My problem with the RG decision is the process it was performed in." "The tour should work together if the job is right. Now more than ever."The organizers of the Korean Open tennis tournament said they had not yet heard from the ATP about the effects of the French Open Movement in the tournament, which was to be held in Seoul on September 21 and 27."We are still in talks to adjust the schedule of the Korea Open, but nothing has been decided yet," an official told Reuters. "The schedule will likely change based on adjustments in the ATP calendar."The coronavirus has infected more than 190,000 people and killed more than 7,500 people worldwide.The sport closed in most parts of the world as the ATP Tour announced the suspension and cancellation of the six-week events for the WTA Tour until May 2.The ITF has also suspended all its events, including the new Fed Cup finals next month in Budapest.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 schedule

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 17, 2020
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Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020Rajasthan Royals (RR), will start off with IPL 2020 against the runner up team of the last season Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai held on 2nd April 2020. During the  IPL 2020 auctions, Rajasthan Royals had bought the most players (a total of 11).RR will be playing their matches in the afternoon only starting at 4 pm on 12th April 2020 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rajasthan Royals will be playing their last league match against the Delhi Capitals on 13th May 2020.Rajasthan Royals is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that primarily represents the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. The Rajasthan Royals team was found in the year 2008. The estimated brand value of the Rajasthan Royals is $43 million (Rs 290 crore). the team is based out of the Sawai Mansingh Stadium situated in Jaipur.The record run-scorer of RR is Ajinkya Rahane  (2705 runs) whereas the leading wicket-taker is Shane Watson (67).The Rajasthan Royals team will be continuing with their basic colors of Blue and Gold from the old. But the lion buglers will be prominent and the symbol of RR will be larger than the size that had been previously seen. The new will re-emphasize the strategic intent of the RR (Rajasthan Royals). The current theme song of the Rajasthan Royals team is "Phir Halla Bol". Rajasthan Royals' IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings and venue details:2nd April 2020, ThursdayTime: 8:00 PMMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Venue: Chennai5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur/Guwahati9th April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur/Guwahati12th April 2020, SundayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad15th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai18th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Bengaluru21st April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur25th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur29th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur2nd May 2020z SaturdayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata4th May 2020, MondayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur8th May 2020, FridayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali11th May 2020, MondayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur13th May 2020 WednesdayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: DelhiRajasthan Royals full squad for IPL 2020The Rajasthan Royals full squad for IPL 2020 includes Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron and Yashasvi Jaiswal.Read More: Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 16, 2020
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Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020Even though the captain Virat Kohli is popular as the best guy in the Indian cricket team but the  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team has never won the title of the Indian Premier League (IPL) played till now.In the 13th edition of the league, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will start the IPL 2020 with a match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at their home ground in Bengaluru. The match will be held in the M Chinnaswamy stadium on 31st March 2020. RCB will be playing two matches in the afternoon starting at 4 pm and 12 matches in the evening starting at 8 pm.The team is going to enter IPL 2020 with a more efficient squad as they bring in Australian Aaron Finch and South African Chris Morris, and others. It has been expected that these new members will be providing much-needed support to the captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at the marquee event.The performance of the team in the last two seasons of the IPL has not been very impressive as it got the eighth position in the IPL 2019 and sixth in the IPL 2018.Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of a franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represents the city of Bangalore, Karnataka in India. Royal Challengers Bangalore team was found in the year 2008.The estimated brand value of Royal Challengers Bangalore is $98 million (Rs 680 crore). The logo of the team initially had the RC emblem in yellow colour on a red base of circular shape. "Royal Challengers Bangalore" in the written on it in black text in the circular logo. No such major changes have been made to the design of the logo other than replacement of the yellow colour with gold from the year 2009. It had a dotted white circle around the emblem of RC. The motto of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team is Ee sala cup named. The current theme song of RCB is "Play Bold".Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL 2020 full schedule, match timings and venue details:31st March 2020, TuesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 16:00Venue: Mumbai7th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru10th April 2020, FridayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Delhi14th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Mohali18th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru22nd April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru25th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Jaipur27th April 2020, MondayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Chennai3rd May 2020, SundayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 16:00Venue: Bengaluru5th May 2020, TuesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Hyderabad10th May 2020, SundayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 20:00Venue: Kolkata14th May 2020, ThursdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 20:00Venue: Bengaluru17th May 2020, SundayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 20:00Venue: BengaluruRoyal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020 includes Virat Kohli, A B de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande and Shahbaz Ahmad.Read More: Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue