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Series A gets green light for June 20 restart

Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

  • May 29, 2020
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Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League, and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday that the Serie A club has received approval to resume on June 20 after the new corona strike.He added that there was a possibility that the resumption of the season, which was suspended on March 9, would precede the Italian Cup matches a week ago. Series B coach said that Layer 2 also hopes to restart on June 20."Italy has started again and it is true that football can continue as well," Spadafora told reporters after a conference call with the Italian Football Federation.Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.The French League ended last season in Paris St-Germain, who holds the French first division title with 10 games remaining.Spadafora said the Italian government has agreed to the health and safety measures proposed by FIGC in addition to a backup plan in case the league stops again. "In light of this, we can say that the tournament can start again on June 20," he said.The decision ended with two winding months of negotiations during which emotions rushed with Spadafora in one stage complaining about the millionaire wages paid to players and says that first-class clubs live in a bubble."An exceptional period full of obstacles and pressures has passed, with steadiness, determination and spirit of service," said Paolo Dal Pino, President of the Serie A."For the Italian league, the future must mean a return to being the most beautiful championship in the world."Article Source: https://indianexpress.comRead More: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at Matches

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

World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at Matches

World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at Matches

  • May 27, 2020
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Tournament organizers announced on Tuesday that the World Tennis Championships, an innovative mixed-gender professional tennis league, will begin on July 5 at the Greenbrier, West Virginia, and up to 500 fans will be allowed to attend matches during its three-week season. .WTT said it would adhere to all the health and safety protocols required by the authorities to ensure the safety of its players, coaches, and key personnel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Grand Slam champion Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens will participate in the event, which will consist of a regular season of 63 games followed by the playoffs.WTT plans to stage at least three matches per day at the Greenbrier's 2,500-seat outdoor stadium, while an indoor court will be installed for back-up."The overwhelming feedback of our players is that they want to play WTT and feel comfortable doing it in a safe environment, which is our first priority," said Carlos Silva, WTT CEO.WTT also said it would increase the prize money to a record $ 5 million, with an additional $ 1 million awarded in compensation from the WTT Qualifiers.All the matches will be streamed or streamed live on CBS, CBS Sports Network, Tennis Channel and ESPN+, tournament organisers said.Major professional tennis tours, ATP for men and WTA for women have been closed since March 8 due to a novel coronavirus outbreak.Since then, tournaments have been held in the US and Germany with strict social distance measures and without the support of fans.New Zealand will host a team tennis tournament for local male players from June 3, while world number one Novak Djokovic hosted a tournament in the Balkans from June 13 to July 5.Read More: How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming: When and where to watch the match?

  • May 26, 2020
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming: Borussia Dortmund will host rivals and current leaders Bayern Munich in a crucial encounter in the Bundesliga title race.Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming: Borussia Dortmund will host rivals and current leaders Bayern Munich in a crucial encounter in the Bundesliga title race. Munich currently stands at the top of the table with a healthy four-point advantage and a win at the Signal Iduna Park would send them seven points clear and put them within touching distance of a record-extending eighth consecutive league crown. Dortmund, on the other hand, hasn’t won the Bundesliga title since the days of Jurgen Klopp.Both teams will enter the contest on the back of morale-boosting victories. While Bayern humbled Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2, Dortmund secured a tidy 2-0 win against Wolfsburg in their previous encounters.When is the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.Where is the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will be played at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.What time does the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich begin?The Bundesliga match between Borussia  Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will begin at 10:00 PM IST.Which TV channels will broadcast the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The Bundesliga match between Borussia  Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will broadcast on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2 HD.How do I watch the online live streaming of the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The live streaming of the Bundesliga  match between Borussia  Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will be available on Hotstar. You can catch live scores, live updates, and live commentary on indianexpress.com.Article Source: indianexpress.comRead More: Lionel Messi Birthday: Check out 20 unheard facts about greatest footballer

The Balbir Singh impact: Story behind India’s 1975 World Cup win

The Balbir Singh impact: Story behind Indias 1975 World Cup win

  • May 26, 2020
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Remembering Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday at the age of 96, 1975 World Cup India hockey team Ajit Pal Singh spoke about the influence Balbir Singh had on the team as manager.It will be difficult to follow the impact of the three-time Olympic gold medal victory by Balbir Singh  Senior on the hockey legend against Indian hockey. Sometimes he did, even without raising a hockey stick. Balbir Singh was the director of the Indian hockey team that beat Pakistan 2-1 in an exciting competition to win the first World Cup in 1975. India's only success at the world championship remains to this day. Recalling the legend of hockey, who died on Monday at the age of 96, Indian hockey captain Ajit Pal Singh spoke of Balbir Singh's influence on the team.In an exclusive telephone interview with the Hindustan Times, Ajit Pal expressed his condolences for the disappearance of Balbir Singh and described him as an ideal man."It is really sad news that we lost an excellent Indian hockey column. Balbir  Singh was a great player, a great coach and a great coach. We were lucky because he was with us during the Cup from the world of 1975 and that he managed to win. He was perfect in all aspects of life: a balanced man. "In addition, he spoke of the dynamics he shared with the manager at the 1975 World Cup in Malaysia. "In 1975, our team got the perfect match, with everything in the right place. When the team (manager, players, coach, captain) clicks, it can only succeed. Winning the 1975 World Cup was a team effort. ""My relationship with Balbir was very friendly, off the pitch and on the pitch. He was an older player and was a father figure. We admire him for his advice." It was a perfect mix. "In the league, India suffered a terrible 2-1 loss in the group stage match against a weak Argentine team. The defeat forced India to beat West Germany in its next game to advance to the semifinals. Ajit Pal recalls how Balbir Singh motivated the whole team to break the fast."The Argentinian team was not good. They had a casual coincidence and they scored. We tried to get many chances, but we couldn't find a draw. It was disappointing for the players. The team was disappointed and frustrated. "The next morning, Albert Ji called us for a meeting. He said at the meeting, "Look, guys, whatever happened yesterday, forget it. Now, today and tomorrow, we have these two days to prepare for Germany. Today, we have to focus, we need to eat well, relax well, and chat. Ajith Pal said, "You can, God willing. Losing in Argentina doesn't mean you can't beat Germany. "India comfortably beat West Germany 3-1 to book a ticket to the semi-finals, while Malaysia beat 3-2 to reach the final match against Pakistan. "Being a great hockey player, his essence was how to motivate and discover the need of the hour, what are the kids talking about?" Ajit Pal said: "He was a very bright man, because he was a great player himself."The former Indian hockey superstar recovered from the last game against Pakistan, which was a very tense relationship. Pakistan got off to a good start, scoring an early goal. India rebounded strongly in the second period, then defeated its rivals 2-1 to lift the cup."The team was great and (Balbir Singh) seated at the side of the field, we were really motivated. Ajit Pal said:" I was very lucky because I am the team leader and we won the cup. "Balbir Singh Ji wanted the team to move forward together. It was a truly unforgettable experience in 1975, and we were very successful. We celebrated the World Cup victory across India, and it was a great time for hockey. "Article Source: hindustantimes.comRead More: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series

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

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How Indias fantasy sporting leagues grew during lockdown despite live sports going offline

  • May 21, 2020
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In the absence of live sports, the fantasy sports league platforms have turned into alternative means of maintaining user interaction such as games, quizzes, and old favorites such as ludo and rummy.This year’s edition of the Indian League (IPL) was expected to be bigger than ever for the many online sports tournaments. But the Covid-19 pandemic and the indefinite suspension of the cricket tournament has put huge marketing and advertising plans on hold, forcing many platforms to switch tracks.One of the best-known fantasy leagues in India is Dream XI, which has former India captain MS Dhoni as the brand ambassador and has been an official partner of IPL since 2018. The platform claims to have 70 million registered users, but pending sports, the platform has entered hibernation. A platform spokesman declined to comment on this article.He said: " Businesses such as our company rely heavily on the availability of live sports stadiums, and this part of the revenue has certainly had an impact, and this is not hidden because globally sports were in the background." said Vinit Godara, CEO and co-founder of fantasy sporting league MyTeam11.But Godara said that the influx of users on the platform remained stable despite the absence of the sport. That’s because great sporting tournaments like MyTeam11, My11Circle, HalaPlay, and BalleBaazi have turned into alternative ways to keep users interested like games, competitions, and old favorites like ludo and rummy.MyTeam11 has introduced new products such as MyTeam11 Quiz and MyTeamRummy which, according to them, ensure the growth and participation of users. The test consists of hourly quizzes in 10-question format and requires users to pay 28 rupees and can earn up to 100 rupees for each correct answer. There are also Bollywood and personality tests.For example, a test about Indian Cricket Leader Virat Kohli has questions like "When did you start playing cricket" etc.Read More: Fantasy Cricket Websites in India"Traffic has increased more than 4 times in recent weeks.Piyush, founder and CEO of Rooter, said they have seen more engagement since the start of the national blockade on March 24. The platform that allows users to communicate and chat about sports is to watch people "consume all kinds of content," he said."Users are also downloading massive amounts of content through photos and videos, which creates a great appeal for other sports fans. Therefore, while the active sports schedule is great for our business, the current blockade has increased the participation in Piyush said."Rooter has also recently collaborated with Paytm, and Piyush expects a boost once live sports events are restarted. "If the IPL line and the T20 World Cup go according to plan, we will see massive growth this year after the games also became part of our show," he said.Paytm First Games allowed users to play ludo, rummy and dozens of other mobile games. On the Google App Store, the app promotes a ludo tournament where users can earn up to 10 rupees lakh in cash on Paytm.“Our traffic has increased more than 4 times in the past few weeks compared to the days before the close. Sudhanshu Gupta, Operations Manager at Paytm, said we see a daily flow of more than 1 lakh of new users on the platform with a healthy contribution of more than 60% of traffic New users coming from Level 2 and 3 cities. The first games.Gupta said that the app is planning to offer more games like carrom in the future and they have seen more than a lakh of users participating in the Ludo tournament. He said that the first eSports Championship got more than 12,000 records."We would like to continue building on the momentum gained in the past 6-8 weeks by adding more exciting games and toys in the coming weeks," Gupta said.Follow the TickMyShow Ticket app similar path in the absence of sports tickets or other events.Albert Almeida, COO of BookMyShow Live Entertainment., said: "We have worked closely with our partners in the e-sport category, as we offer various options such as Pubg and Mafia - Bin Patti Khelo Humare Saath Course, among others, for players across the country."Almeida said that more than three million people attended these events and added more options to the list of virtual experiences. By the way, the MyTeam11 survey, conducted on the app among more than 10,000 respondents, found that more than 40% of respondents said they'd rather watch sports at home until the Coronavirus vaccine was available.Prepare to openAfter weeks in prison, the sporting world is slowly recovering. The main Bundesliga, the Bundesliga, started playing on empty ground. Watch thousands of soccer matches in South Korea on YouTube. The Premier League hopes to start in June. India has now opened stadiums to allow athletes to start training, but there is little clarity in organizing sporting events. IPL is still uncertain. But this is a welcome change for these platforms."For us at Rooter, we started covering the Bundesliga in the first game last weekend and we will develop a commitment to all sports when they return to work," said Piyush from Rooter.Article Source: indianexpress.comRead More: How To Play Fantasy Cricket and Win Real Cash Online?