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‘IPL not happening anytime soon’: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

IPL not happening anytime soon: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

  • May 18, 2020
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BCCI says T20 tournament not possible with travel restrictions on, reopening of stadiums not enoughAlthough the  Home Ministry’s nod to reopen the sports fields, the BCCI is not considering organizing the Indian Premier League at this time. According to BCCI Arun Dhumal, no plan in place for this year's IPL contract, provided there are restrictions on international and domestic travel."IPL is not possible at this time because there are still travel restrictions. How can you have an IPL without any trip happening? We are studying these guidelines and we will also study state government guidelines. Accordingly, we will plan."On Sunday, the Ministry of  Home Affairs MHA) issued guidelines indicating that sports stadiums can open without an audience. Sports complexes and stadiums are allowed to open; but the MHA notice said, "Viewers will not be allowed."Dhumal agreed that this paved the way for cricketers to resume outdoor training individually. Domestically, crickets can go to stadiums and resume training outdoors. Dhumal  said, "The whole team cannot be united because the players are scattered."Any useful discussion about IPL is known to only begin in August. But finding a window is still a problem. According to an official at the International Chamber of Commerce, although a section of IPL cricket managers and stakeholders seem to have considered that the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled for October and November, may not be an open and closed case.The World Cup T20 is an event for the International Criminal Court. "It will bring revenue to the world organization and the International Criminal Court will do its best to organize the tournament on time," he said.After locked them in for nearly 54 days, the new Home Office guidelines are a glimmer of hope for elite athletes at the country's major sports institutes, where they can now resume training. However, those outside the SAI campus may have to wait until at least June, as they may have to go through a quarantine period before being able to train at the centers.Athletes urged the government to allow them to train, and those on campus complained of nostalgia. An Indian Sports Authority (SAI) official has not waived when athletes will be able to resume training, but it is already known that those on their campus are: hockey teams in Bangalore, while some in athletics and weightlifting in Patiala, will receive Green signal this week.Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju held online meetings with athletes from these three sports last week and said that there would be a gradual resumption of training, with priority given to those already in the SAI centers. These athletes will have to follow the strict protocols and guidelines for the social distance set by the supreme monitor and their unions.Read More: When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - DhoniArticle source: https://indianexpress.com/

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 

IPL 2020

BCCI shares detailed plan for IPL 2020 in UAE

  • Jul 29, 2020
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council will meet over the weekend in a conference call, followed by a meeting with key stakeholders: franchisees, broadcasters, and central sponsors.The meetings will chart out the "final plan" for the tournament, which will take place in the UAE from September 19.This comes after reported on concerns raised by the dealership about the arrangements being made for the 13th edition of the IPL. "In all these years of the IPL, the responsibility for accommodation, hospitality, travel, etc., during the IPL, was with the owners of the team. Nothing will change this year. The only change will be in the POEs regarding COVID "President Brijesh Patel said, also confirming the dates for the Meetings.BCCI decided to share its plans with UAE on MondayBio-secure bubble: Strict protocols being put in place. Each franchise agency will create its own bubble in which the team only interacts with the limited number of people in its ecosystem or assigned to them by the BCCI. A similar bubble will be created for employees of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, broadcasters, etc. Only through pre-designated coordinators will anyone be allowed to interact with people outside of their bubble.Revenue pools: Since the 60 IPL matches were played in 51 days, there will be no change in the distribution of the CBI's central income group.Gate money: If IPL were not to happen, franchises would not have sought any income. Letting go of gate money, the board says, is "pittance".Travel & accommodation: The franchise must specify its own travel and residence arrangements in the United Arab Emirates. Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will coordinate with UAE authorities to guarantee "discounted hotel rates" and share them with concessions. Thereafter, the franchise would have the right to compromise on the options available to BCCI or to make its own arrangements. The franchise will take its players to the Emirates and vice versa, as is the case during the IPL in India each year.Medical assistance: Franchises will organize their own medical teams and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize a central medical team. Once the players and support staff arrive in the UAE, the burden of proof will fall on the dealer, who in turn will coordinate with the BCCI medical team 24/7. The medical team of each franchise will remain with their teams in the security bubble.Player replacement & loaning: There will be no change in player policy and franchises will be free to travel with additional players to avoid last-minute travel.The Board and the Board are working in fine detail to prepare a draft of these policies to be discussed at Saturday's meeting and then shared with the concessions. "Once we share what we do with the benefits, we know there will be questions. We need to be fully prepared," says Patel.Source: Times of IndiaAlso Read:Brijesh Patel: IPL 2020 will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates

 Dream 11 IPL 2020

Dream11 IPL 2020- Location, Sponsers, Logo, Squads, Prize Money- PitchHigh

  • Sep 17, 2020
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Indian Premier League (IPL) is a 20-20 professional cricket league in India that is contested during March or April and May every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India. The league is established by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) in the year 2008. The Indian Premier League has an exclusive window for ICC Future Tours.The IPL is the busiest cricket league in the world, and in 2014 it was ranked sixth in terms of average attendance among all sporting leagues. In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. The brand value of IPL in 2019 was 475 billion (US $ 6.7 billion), according to Duff & Phelps.) According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed 11.5 billion (US $ 160 million) to the economy's Indian GDP.There have been twelve IPL Championship seasons. The current IPL holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2019 season. The 2020 season's venue has moved due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; The games will now take place in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to November 10.Dream11 IPL 2020 LocationThe new 2020 IPL scheduling date has been published, and the 13th edition of the IPL Championship will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). IPL 2020 has been scheduled between 19 September 2020 to 10 November 2020. The opening match of IPL 2020 will be held between Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 19, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 2020 IPL Final will be played on November 10, 2020.The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) got the final approval from the Government of India to transfer the IPL 2020 to the UAE. The ruling IPL team has also decided to start day's matches at 3.30pm UAE time (2:00 PM UAE time) and afternoon matches at 7.30 PM India time (6.00 PM UAE time). Dream11 won IPL Title 2020 sponsorship for Rs 222 crore. Please note that BCCI has been seeking a new title sponsor as part of VIVO Out of IPL this year 2020. BCCI has announced CRED as Official IPL Partner for 3 years from IPL 2020 to IPL 2022.LOGOThe Indian Premier League (IPL), Thursday, revealed its motto for the upcoming 2020 season with title sponsors Dream11. IPL shared the logo as a story on their Instagram account with the hashtag "# Dream11IPL".The Mumbai Indians Defenders Champions also shared the logo on their Instagram account. They said in legend: "Now we're guarding, # Dream11IPL."Dream11 emerged as the 2020 IPL highest bidder on Tuesday. Indeed, BCCI's partner, Dream11, stepped up on the Byju and Unacademy educational technology platforms to win the race.According to sources, Dream11 wanted to get a three-year agreement with IPL, but the board was not "interested". "BCCI said this would be a one-year contract, but Dream11 wanted to get it for three years. Dream11 offered 222 million rupees for this year, 240 million rupees for the next year and 240 million rupees for the third year." . The sources said.“But BCCI said that after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, they are expected to get a good amount next year, so they cannot commit to the future. The council also said that if Vivo retires again, then Dream11 will get first preference.SPONSERSThe Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces Dream11 as the main sponsor of IPL 2020The IPL Board of Directors has announced Dream11 as the new main sponsor of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. Dream11 (Sporta Technologies Pvt. Ltd) is an Indian company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.Dream11's association with the sport has grown over the years and currently participates in a total of 19 sporting federations along with 6 franchises from the Indian Premier League.IPL President Brigis Patel said: “We welcome the Dream11 program on board as the main sponsor of the 2020 edition of the IPL. Dream11 Upgrading your affiliation from official partner to major sponsors is a great testament to the IPL brand. Dream11 as a fictional sports brand is only going to increase IPL's engagement with its fans. "A discussion took place and this is the reason for the postponement of the official announcement. But now everything has been settled and both of them have agreed for one year only. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry could issue the statement soon," the source added.SCHEDULENew IPL 2020 Schedule, IPL 2020 Schedule in UAE, Fixtures, Team, Venue, Time Table, PDF download, Point Table, Ranking & Winning Prediction. Match NoMatch CenterDateDayTime India (IST)Time UAEVenuue1Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)19 September 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI2Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)20 September 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI3Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)21 September 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI4Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)22 September 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH5Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)23 September 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI6Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)24 September 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI7Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)25 September 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI8Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)26 September 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI9Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)27 September 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH10Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)28 September 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI11Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)29 September 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI12Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)30 September 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI13Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)01 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI14Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)02 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI15Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)03 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI16Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)03 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH17Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)04 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAESHARJAH18Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)04 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI19Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)05 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI20Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)06 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI21Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)07 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI22Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)08 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI23Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)09 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH24Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)10 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI25Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)10 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI26Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)11 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI27Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)11 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI28Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)12 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH29Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)13 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI30Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)14 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI31Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)15 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH32Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)16 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI33Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)17 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI34Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)17 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH35Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)18 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI36Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)18 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI37Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)19 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI38Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)20 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI39Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)21 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI40Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)22 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI41Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)23 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH42Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)24 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI43Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)24 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI44Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)24 October 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI45Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)25 October 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI46Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)26 October 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH47Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)27 October 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI48Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)28 October 2020Wednesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI49Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)29 October 2020Thursday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI50Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)30 October 2020Friday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI51Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)31 October 2020Saturday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEDUBAI52Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)31 October 2020Saturday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH53Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)01 November 2020Sunday3:30 PM IST2:00 PM UAEABU DHABI54Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)01 November 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEDUBAI55Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)02 November 2020Monday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAEABU DHABI56Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)03 November 2020Tuesday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAESHARJAH57Qualifier-1TBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD58EliminatorTBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD59Qualifier-2TBDTBD7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD60FINAL10 November 2020Sunday7:30 PM IST6:00 PM UAETBD SQUADSChennai Super Kings 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryMS Dhoni (C)IndiaSuresh RainaIndiaKedar JadhavIndiaRavindra JadejaIndiaDwayne BravoWest IndiesKarn SharmaIndiaShane WatsonAustraliaShardul ThakurIndiaAmbati RayuduIndiaHarbhajan SinghIndiaMurali VijayIndiaFaf du PlessisSouth AfricaImran TahirSouth AfricaDeepak ChaharIndiaLungisaniNgidiSouth AfricaMitchell SantnerNew ZealandKM AsifIndiaJagadeesan NarayanIndiaMonu SinghIndiaRuturaj GaikwadIndiaRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryVirat Kohli (C)IndiaAB de VilliersSouth AfricaYuzvendra ChahalIndiaShivam DubeIndiaUmesh YadavIndiaWashington SundarIndiaNavdeep SainiIndiaMohammed SirajIndiaMoeen AliEnglandParthiv PatelIndiaPawan NegiIndiaGurkeerat SinghIndiaDevduttPadikkalIndiaAnkit RajpootIndiaDelhi Capital 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryAjinkya RahaneIndiaRavichandran Ashwin (C)IndiaRishabh PantIndiaShreyas IyerIndiaShikhar DhawanIndiaAxar PatelIndiaKagiso RabadaSouth AfricaAmit MishraIndiaPrithvi ShawIndiaIshant SharmaIndiaAvesh KhanIndiaKeemo PaulWest IndiesHarshal PatelIndiaSandeep LamichhaneNepalMayank MarkandeIndiaMumabi Indians 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCompanyRohit Sharma (C)IndiaHardik PandyaIndiaKrunal PandyaIndiaJaspritBumrahIndiaIshan KishanIndiaKieron PollardWest IndiesSuryakumar YadavIndiaQuinton de KockSouth AfricaLasith MalingaSri LankaRahul ChaharIndiaMitchell McClenaghanNew ZealandAnmolpreet SinghIndiaJayant YadavIndiaAditya TareIndiaAnukul RoyIndiaSherfane RutherfordWest IndiesTrent BoultAustraliaDhawal KulkarniIndiaKolkata Knight Riders 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountrySunil NarineWest IndiesAndre RussellWest IndiesDinesh Karthik (C)IndiaKuldeep YadavIndiaNitish RanaIndiaKamlesh NagarkotiIndiaShivamMaviIndiaShubman GillIndiaLockie FergusonNew ZealandRinku SinghIndiaHarry GurneyEnglandPrasidh KrishnaIndiaSandeep Warrier[REP]IndiaSiddhesh LadIndiaRajasthan Royals 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryBen StokesEnglandSteve SmithAustraliaSanju SamsonIndiaJofra ArcherEnglandJos ButtlerEnglandVarun AaronIndiaShashank SinghIndiaMahipalLomrorIndiaManan VohraIndiaRiyan ParagIndiaShreyas GopalIndiaMayank MarkandeIndiaRahul TewatiaIndiaKings XI Punjab 2020 Team SquadPlayer NameCountryKL RahulIndiaKarun NairIndiaMohammad ShamiIndiaNicholas PooranWest IndiesMujeeb ZadranAfghanistanChris GayleWest IndiesMandeep SinghIndiaMayank AgarwalIndiaHardus ViljoenSouth AfricaDarshan NalkandeIndiaSarfaraz KhanIndiaArshdeep SinghIndiaHarpreet BrarIndiaMurugan AshwinIndiaJagadeeshaSuchithIndiaKrishnappa GowthamIndiaSunrisers Hyderabad 2020 Team SquadDavid WarnerAustraliaManish PandeyIndiaRashid KhanAfghanistanBhuvneshwar KumarIndiaSiddarth KaulIndiaShahbaz NadeemIndiaVijay ShankarIndiaKane Williamson (C)New ZealandKhaleel AhmedIndiaSandeep SharmaIndiaJonny BairstowEnglandWriddhiman SahaIndiaMohammad NabiAfghanistanShreevats GoswamiIndiaBasil ThampiIndiaAbhishek SharmaIndiaBilly StanlakeAustraliaThangarasu NatarajanIndia PRIZE MONEY The Indian Premier League will see its prize money cut in half from the 2020 season onwards, and the economic slowdown has recently hit the country.According to The Times of India, BCCI has sent a circular to all IPL stakeholders, including eight franchises, stating that the Playoffs Permanent Fund has been reduced and that there will be no opening ceremony from this season.The board proposed a roughly 50% reduction in prize money for 2020, something the franchisees did not fully agree with. The winner will get 10 crores as prize, unlike last season when they got 20 crores. The second place winner will receive Rs 6.25 crore, and the third and fourth place teams will receive Rs 4,375 crore each.Additionally, the state associations will receive the same money per match as the perks, which is 1 cr per IPL match, according to TOI sources. Meanwhile, the report also indicated that starting from this season, foreign and international Indian players may be on loan.Also from IPL 2020 onwards, the car will be implemented without a ball. Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will introduce a new protocol for automatic front / rear football. Tested in 2019 and during recent Kolkata Pink Ball test.The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also set new travel policies for its employees. Previously, more than three hours of flight would have resulted in a business class ticket for senior staff. But now they will have to travel in economy class if the hours are less than eight hours. TOI sources said that except for two or three high-ranking employees, the rule would apply to everyone. 

BCCI Updates

Rajeev Shukla set to become BCCI vice-president

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Former Indian Premier League (IPL) President Rajiv Shukla is likely to become Vice-Chair of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while former Indian cricketer Brigesh Patil will continue to serve as chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL) for a second term.The members of the Board of Directors decided not to hold any elections, but by unanimous decisions to fill the vacant positions. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will elect its vice president and two members of the Board of Directors of IPL at its annual general meeting in Ahmedabad on December 24th.It is learned that they have all accepted the election of Shukla to the position of the next vice president, and he will submit his candidacy on Thursday.Shukla had never held a position at BCCI before, but he was Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) until 2017. He was also the President of the IPL until 2018.It is understood that the Election Officer did not count Shukla's term as IPL Chair in determining the reflection period, as the Board Subcommittee was considered before adopting the Lodha Committee recommendations a year ago.Shukla was UPCA's nominee for membership of BCCI AGM and his candidacy has been approved by BCCI Election Officer on the final list submitted to members.Shukla was unavailable for comment.Meanwhile, in a notice, Board Secretary Jay Shah has informed all members to undergo RT-PCR tests, which detect Covid-19, before coming to the General Assembly. The Board will test them again in Ahmedabad before they are allowed to attend the Ordinary General Assembly meeting.Also Read: IPL 2020 Final Result: Mumbai Indians become the fifth time trophy winner

IPL Auction 2021

IPL 2021 Auctions: BCCI in a fix, auctions likely to be conducted without a IPL title sponsor on board

  • Jan 29, 2021
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IPL Auctions 2021 - No major sponsor on board yet:The biggest cricket league in the world, the Indian Premier League (IPL), once again has no sponsors. The relationship between IPL and title sponsor Dream11 ended on December 31 with a very remote chance to renew the deal with the flagship fantasy platform. Neither the official IPL website (Iplt20.com) nor any of the IPL press releases bear the Dream11 name or logo.Senior BCCI Officer in Sponsor Status IPL 2021. We are told that it is likely that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will make a new bid for the main sponsor, as a return to the former sponsors VIVO is not possible."Bidding for the new main sponsor is the only possible option currently available. The IPL deal for 2020 was almost half of it and we cannot continue it. A return to LIVE is also unlikely in the current situation. A Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry official said:" The final decision will be made on the new bid. And sponsor the title soon. "It should be noted that BCCI suspended its 440 Cr sponsorship deal with VIVO in the wake of anti-China sentiment ahead of IPL 2020. This led to Dream11 entering as a title sponsor, but for 222Cr, which is nearly half the price of the VIVO bargain. While signing the agreement, Dream11 tried to negotiate with BCCI to extend the rights to IPL 2022 also at the same price. But BCCI held up and the deal was eventually signed for only one season, i.e. IPL 2020.Will the auction take place without the main sponsor on board?The Board of Directors decided to hold the IPL Auctions 2021 on February 18th in Chennai, which is less than 3 weeks old. It will be difficult for BCCI to terminate the main sponsor before IPL auctions 2021.The IPL Auction is a widely broadcast and televised event in which the Main Sponsor, in particular, earns a large number of Miles and it currently appears that the auction in Chennai will be held without the Main Sponsor.Options with BCCI -1) Renegotiate the deal with Dream11:- Seems unlikely. This could put BCCI in a legal mess. The title sponsorship tender published by BCCI prior to the IPL 2020 was for only one year and if BCCI decided to renegotiate the agreement with Dream11 for another year, that would be contrary to the terms of the bid and could be challenged by the competing parties.2) Return to VIVO:- BCCI has all contractual rights to return to VIVO as the main sponsor. But the question is, will they risk defying the public sentiment that is still against China and Chinese companies? Once again, the choice appears unlikely.3) Bid for the main sponsor:-This appears to be the most feasible option in the current circumstances. This gives everyone involved a fair chance. Even BCCI can get a prime sponsor of similar value to what VIVO promised thanks to the massive audience numbers of IPL 2020.The problem with choice is lack of time. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is unlikely to launch a tender in the next few days and complete the paperwork ahead of IPL auctions 2021.So don't be surprised if auctions for the world's largest cricket league take place without a major sponsor on board on February 18.Also Read: India vs England 2021 | England tour of India Full Schedule, venue, dates - All you need to know

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India vs England: BCCI green-signals 50 percent capacity in Stands for 2nd Test

  • Feb 02, 2021
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Chennai: The second test between India and England at MA Chidambaram, which will take place from 13-17 February, is ready for fans to enter the stadium and has filled 50% of the seating capacity. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) received the green light from BCCI on Monday.The opening test will continue to be held behind closed doors, but players from India and England can expect fans to cheer them up on the field from the second Test onwards."The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry informed us that the fans can participate in the second round. We are awaiting official confirmation. The first round will be held behind closed doors. It is too late to make arrangements for the first round," said the TNCA secretary. RS Ramasaamy told on Monday.The Ministry of Sports decision to allow fans to enter stadiums for outdoor events and the Tamil Nadu state government amended guidelines to allow 50% of fans to enter the stadiums have opened the door to development after it was previously reported that fans would not be able to participate in the first two. the examsWith Kiosks I, J, and K licensed last year and open to the public again, the total capacity at Chepauk is around 38,000. According to Ramasaamy, between 12,000 and 15,000 tickets are expected to be put up for sale. Seating in the coveted wing and terrace enclosure will remain off-limits to the public due to their close proximity to the players' locker rooms. "We will not have pavilion seats and the balcony stands to ensure that no one approaches the players' area," said Ramasaamy.All players tested negativeMeanwhile, players from India and England have completed a six-day quarantine after having tested negative in three RT-PCR tests conducted during that period. All the Indian players were present at Chepauk Monday night and did some stretches and warm-ups. They'll hit the net on Tuesday morning for their first full training session.England will follow suit by training as a group for the first time on Tuesday afternoon. Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Rory Burns, who traveled to India a few days before the England team because they weren't part of the Sri Lanka streak, have been training MAC 'B' networks since Saturday.Also Read: VIRAT KOHLI JUST A CENTURY AWAY FROM BECOMING CAPTAIN WITH MOST 100’S IN HISTORY OF CRICKET

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IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab changes name, now will be known as 'Punjab Kings'

  • Feb 16, 2021
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IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab New name: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has changed its name. The franchise captain KL Rahul and owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, and Preity Zinta will now be called Punjab Kings. KXIP is said to be attending IPL Auctions 2021 with a new brand identity.Official contacts have been made to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the change, but written approvals are still pending. Punjab Kings will now attend IPL Auctions 2021 scheduled for February 18th under their new name."The team has been planning to change the name for a long time and I think it needs to be done before this IPL 2021. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told PTI on Monday that it is not a surprising decision."KXIP is one of the eight franchise teams that competed in the latest edition of the T20 League in the United Arab Emirates.In the tournament's 13-year history, they were runners-up once and finishing third again.The next IPL bid is scheduled to start in the second week of April, and the auction will take place on Thursday. The auction will see 292 players, including 164 Indians, come under the hammer with Rs 196.6 crores per transaction.Also Read: IPL 2021 Auction: Top 10 facts from the final player's list

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India Women's Team To Play Maiden Day-Night Test In Australia, Says BCCI Secretary Jay Shah

  • May 20, 2021
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The Indian womens' cricket crew will contend in its lady day-night Test when it visits Australia not long from now, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on Thursday. Shah made the declaration on his Twitter handle, expressing that the move was important for the BCCI's obligation to advancing the ladies down. "Taking forward our responsibility towards ladies' cricket, I am very satisfied to declare that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-since forever pink ball day-night Test in the not so distant future in Australia," Shah tweeted.The Indian womens' group, which will play its first Test in quite a while from June 16 in England, will contend in another during the visit through Australia.The group will likewise play ODI and T20 International matches Down Under.While the dates of the visit are yet to be declared, it is probably going to be in mid-September. India last played a Test against Australia in 2006.The pink ball Test between India and Australia will be just the second such match to be held throughout the entire existence of women's cricket.The lone day-night womens' downplayed so far was among Australia and England in Sydney in November 2017. The match finished in a draw.Read More: Cricket Australia Announces Schedule For Men's & Women's Ashes Series For 2020-21

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BCCI Proposes To Launch England Tests In A Bid To Oblige The Rest Of IPL 2021

  • May 21, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India, it has been learned, has proposed to England and Wales Cricket Board to propel the beginning of the 5-match Test arrangement from August to the furthest limit of July in a bid to oblige a window for the rest of the Indian Premier League in September. IPL 2021 was uncertainly delayed on May 4 because of positive Covid-19 cases in bio-rises in India.After the World Test Championship last, beginning June 18 in Southampton, India is set to take on England in a 5-Test arrangement in England. The eagerly awaited arrangement is planned to begin from August 4 and run until September 14. India players will remain back in the UK in the period of July, planning for the Test arrangement after the WTC last. As it runs out, the BCCI has proposed to propel each Test by seven days. The England cricket board is yet to react to the solicitation. Endeavors are on from BCCI's finish to discover a window to finish the rest of IPL 2021. 29 matches were played in India before the competition was suspended. Strikingly, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had said recently that the board will lose near Rs 2,500 crore if the rest of the IPL season doesn't happen. Nonetheless, he had kept up that it was too soon to discuss another window for IPL 2021.Outstandingly, upwards of 3 English provinces had communicated interest in facilitating the rest of the IPL in England. In any case, there are many strategic and business troubles for the ECB with regards to rescheduling the Test arrangement. While it will be hard for the host to load up to reschedule travel, losing plans, and ticket deals. Outstandingly, the ticket deals for the Test arrangement are now in progress. Telecasters timetable and game plans will likewise be hit if the Test arrangement is rejigged. Outstandingly, England plays 3 ODIs and as a large number against Pakistan at home between July 8 and 20. The debut version of The Hundred, which was delayed a year ago because of Covid-19, is planned to get in progress from July 21 and go on till August 21. The ECB had said that star England players will be permitted to play the initial 10 days of the Hundred to give the competition an early lift. It was likewise reported that the England players can play the knockout matches as there is over seven days' hole between the second and third Test between India and England.Notably, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday affirmed that the rest of the Pakistan Super League 2021 season, which was suspended in March because of Covid-19, will be held in the UAE from June 1. The PCB and the establishments got the essential clearances from the UAE on Thursday. The UAE can likewise arise as an elective alternative to have the rest of the IPL 2021 season, considering the Covid-19 emergency in India.India tour of England 2021 schedule:World Test Championship final - June 18 in Southampton1st Test vs England - From August 4 in Nottingham2nd Test - From August 12 in London3rd Test - From August 25 in Leeds4th Test - From September 2 in London5th Test - From September 10 in Manchester.Also read: India Women's Team To Play Maiden Day-Night Test In Australia, Says BCCI Secretary Jay Shah

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England vs India Test Series Itinerary Unlikely To Change After ECB-BCCI Back-Channel Talks: Report

  • May 25, 2021
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The BCCI's offered to move the five-Test arrangement between India and England, beginning August 4, by seven days to oblige the leftover 31 IPL games has not met with any good reaction from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). While BCCI didn't make any conventional solicitation as it was affirmed by the ECB representative, it is discovered that the casual conversations between the fat cats of the two sheets have not yielded any positive outcome."There is no possibility of ECB consenting to BCCI's solicitation of moving the dates of the Test arrangement. Since they have made their angle clear casually, I don't think there is any purpose of making a proper solicitation," a senior BCCI source up to date on things told PTI. "The ECB have their debut 'Hundred' from July 24 to August 21. Their transmission arrangements and everything is set up. So there is zero chance of any shift occurring," the source said.Indian team is taking a gander at a possible hole of about a month and a half after the fruition of the World Test Championship last against New Zealand which is planned from June 18-22 in Southampton and the beginning of the England arrangement. The five-Test arrangement begins with the first match in Nottingham (Aug-4-8), trailed by Lord's (Aug 12-16), Leeds (Aug 25-29), Oval (Sep 2-6), and Manchester (Sep 10-14). Nonetheless, an expected beginning somewhat recently of July, with lesser holes between the Tests would open the whole month of September in which BCCI would now be able to finish the IPL in the UAE between September 15 to October 15. Previous England skipper Michael Atherton had truth be told implied that ECB will not tune in to BCCI's solicitation. "At this late stage it is difficult to see the ECB acquiescing to any likely change and it is relied upon to hold its ground," Atherton wrote in 'The Times'. "The fifth Test of the India arrangement is expected to be held at Emirates Old Trafford between September 10-14. Lancashire has effectively pre-sold three entire days, and with a reasonable breeze among once in a while, would hope to sell the match out totally. "Moving the game at this late stage too prior in the season would make calculated cerebral pains for Lancashire, the ECB, and the England group, not to say those onlookers who have gone through cash and wanted to join in," he contemplated in his article.The BCCI, it is learned, has effectively begun chats with different sheets about the window between September 15 to October 15 with UAE being nearly focused in as the objective like 2020 version. "If there should arise an occurrence of World T20, the BCCI will not accept a call now however for every viable explanation and a normal third wave, the odds of the worldwide occasion occurring in the UAE post-IPL resembles a particular chance," the source said.Also read: BCCI Proposes To Launch England Tests In A Bid To Oblige The Rest Of IPL 2021

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IPL 2021 May Resume In 3rd Week Of September In UAE

  • May 26, 2021
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The delayed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will continue probably on September 18 or 19 in the UAE with upwards of 10 twofold headers expected to be played during a three-week window, a senior BCCI official told on Tuesday. The last may be hung on October 9 or 10. The three-week window will be sufficient for the alliance to finish its excess 31 games for the season, a mutually advantageous situation for every one of the essential partners including the BCCI, establishments, and telecasters. The IPL 2021 was deferred on May 4 after various COVID-19 cases inside its profile bubble became exposed. "The BCCI has addressed every one of the partners and the reasonable beginning could be between September eighteenth to twentieth. Since September 18 is a Saturday and 19 a Sunday, almost certainly, you would need to re-start it on an end of the week date," the authority told on states of anonymity."Also, October ninth or tenth will be the last as it's the end of the week. We are finishing the schedule and there will be 10 twofold headers and seven evening matches alongside four primary games (two qualifiers, one eliminator, and the last), which finishes the rundown of 31 matches," the authority added. The Indian group's last Test match against England is set to complete on September 14 at Manchester and on the following day, the entire group (save Hanuma Vihari and Abhimanyu Easwaran) will be traveled to UAE in a contracted trip for an "air pocket to bubble" move. "The Indian group and the English players who will be accessible will fly in a similar contract departure from Manchester to Dubai. Essentially, the West Indies players will likewise fly in subsequent to finishing the Caribbean Premier League commitment. There will be a three-day isolate for players showing up from the UK and the Caribbean," the source said. An establishment official affirmed that correspondence from BCCI has gone ahead with the matter.We have been advised by the BCCI to be prepared for the competition. We have been given a September 15 to 20 window," a group official said. India's white-ball arrangement against South Africa dropped.The BCCI has chosen to drop India's T20 arrangement against South Africa planned for September, which was a development to the side's T20 World Cup arrangements. "The arrangement can't be held and regardless there can't be the any better groundwork for the T20 World Cup than playing a focused energy competition like IPL. Since the T20 World Cup will begin within a week or 10 days after the finish of the IPL, the SA arrangement must be held sometime in the not too distant future. "Quite possibly India may play additional games when they visit South Africa ahead of schedule one year from now," the source said.The India home season likewise had a two-Test arrangement against New Zealand in November and the dates of which could be moved relying on when the T20 World Cup closes. While BCCI, as of now, won't surrender its facilitating rights and stand by how the COVID-19 circumstance in India works out, there is almost no opportunity that nations will need to venture out to India which is confronting its most noticeably awful wellbeing crisis since autonomy.Also read: England vs India Test Series Itinerary Unlikely To Change After ECB-BCCI Back-Channel Talks: Report

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Men's World Cup To Have 14 Teams From 2027, 20-Team T20 WC From 2024: ICC

  • Jun 02, 2021
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the ICC event calendar for the period 2024-2031. Both the 50-year-old World Cup and the T20 World Cup will be expanded to include more teams. In addition, the Champions Cup tournament will be resumed.The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the 50+ World Cup will feature 14 teams and will feature 54 matches in the 2027 and 2031 editions. In addition, the T20 World Cup will feature 20 teams and a total of 55 matches in 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030.The Champions Cup will feature eight teams and will be held in 2025 and 2029. The International Karate Committee has also reported that more World Test Championship (WTC) finals will be held in 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031. Between India and New Zealand in Southampton from June 18.There were mixed reactions after the International Criminal Court downgraded the 2019 World Cup in England to 10 teams. While Afghanistan and Bangladesh managed to qualify for the mega event, Ireland, which had been great in previous editions, failed to make that cut.The 2003 World Cup format will be back in the gameThe ICC reports that the 50-year World Cup finals in 2027 and 2031 will follow the format used at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. Teams will be divided into two groups of seven each. The top three teams in each group will qualify for the Super Six stage, which will be followed by the semi-finals and final.Regarding the T20 World Cup format for the years 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030, the teams will be divided into four groups of five each. The top two teams in each group will advance to the Super Eight stage, followed by the semi-finals and finals. The shape of the Champions Cup will be the same as the previous versions. There will be two groups of four, the semi-finals and the final.Quoted by ICC Acting Executive Director Jeff Allardyce on the official Cricket Board website:“Confirmation of the ICC event calendar to 2031 is an important step for cricket and will form the basis of our growth strategy for the next decade.”In a related development, the International Chamber of Commerce has given the BCCI until June 28 to respond to an invitation on whether to host the T20 World Cup in India. The event scheduled for later in the year is under serious threat due to the epidemiological situation in India, which has forced the BCCI to suspend the IPL 2021 temporarily.Also Read: India vs England: Michael Vaughan Makes Prediction for Series, Has no Hesitation in Picking Winners

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World Test Championship Will Be Played On "Equal Terms": Virat Kohli

  • Jun 03, 2021
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Virat Kohli said on Wednesday that India and New Zealand are "on a par" when it comes to Southampton's conditions for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The teams will play the final starting June 18 at the Hampshire Bowl and leave India for their tour of the UK, which also includes a five-round series against England starting August 4, Wednesday. “The conditions (in England) are as strong for us as New Zealand... We will get on board thinking we are on a level playing field and the team is doing well in every session, hour by hour, I will win that tournament,” Kohli said in a virtual press conference before departure.New Zealand is already in England, playing a series of two Tests against the hosts which started with the first Test at Lords on Wednesday. They are scheduled to finish their second round in Edgbaston on June 14, just four days before the World Test Championships final.However, Kohli said New Zealand had no advantage over the Indians even after they spent a significant amount of time playing in England before the final."It's not the first time we've played in England," Kohli said. "(With) the hunger and the desire to be there... We have no problem having only four training sessions before the final."Indian cricketers Ajinkia Rahane, Umesh Yadav, and Ishant Sharma described the World Test Championship final as a draw for the World Cup final, and both Kohli and India coach Ravi Shastri agreed that what was in the making."For all of us, this is an accumulation of all the hard work of the past five or six years," Kohli said.Regardless of the size of the final match, teams will move from one biosecurity bubble to the next, and Kohli has spoken extensively about the impact of bubble cricket on the mental health of players."With the current structure (going from one vital bubble to the next), it's very difficult for players to stay motivated," Kohli said.“...Being confined to one area (it would be difficult)."Mental health (for players) will enter the picture. There is no space where you can disconnect from the game."The World Test Championship final will follow a series against England, who beat India 4-1 in the final round of 2018. With India winning the Test series in Australia in two back-to-back rounds on the road, could England be a definitive end?Not quite, said Kohli. "(The England series) is not a definitive end for us. We want to stay at the top for the next few years. We worked hard for the final, for us it's just about keeping it high," he said.Also Read: Men's World Cup To Have 14 Teams From 2027, 20-Team T20 WC From 2024: ICC

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PCB can collapse if India wants as ICC getting 90 per cent of its funds from there: Ramiz Raja

  • Oct 08, 2021
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has to reduce its dependence on funding from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as much of cricket's global governing body gets its funding from India, said the board's chairman Ramiz Raja. Ramiz said that this effectively means that cricket in Pakistan is at the mercy of Indian businesses and any political pressure in India to stop this funding can spell disaster for the sport in the country. "The ICC is a politicised body divided between the Asian and Western blocs and 90 per cent of its revenues are generated from India. It is frightening," the PCB Chief said appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial affairs on Thursday in Islamabad. "In a way India's business houses are running Pakistan cricket and if tomorrow the Indian PM decides he will not allow any funding to Pakistan, this cricket board can collapse," he added, but did not elaborate on the specifics.Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24 The former Pakistan captain also said that the ICC has reduced into an "event management company" considering how New Zealand and England are pulling out of their tours of the country. New Zealand canceled their tour just minutes before the start of the first match citing a security threat and Ramiz said some good news could be in store regarding the series in a week's time. "What New Zealand did was unacceptable because till now they have not shared any information with us on what led them to abandon the series in Pakistan. But they are now trying to reschedule the series," said Ramiz. "The good thing is they are working on something which means they want to mend things with us," he said.Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

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BCCI unveils Team India's new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup

  • Oct 13, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed the new jersey of the Indian cricket team for the men's T20 World Cup tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17 to November 14.The new jersey is named 'Billion Cheers Jersey' and the patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans."Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted as the board shared the picture on social media.Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans. Get ready to #ShowYourGame @mpl_sport.Buy your jersey now on https://t.co/u3GYA2wIg1#MPLSports #BillionCheersJersey pic.twitter.com/XWbZhgjBd2— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2021The jersey was released by MPL Sports, the official kit sponsors of the Indian cricket team till December 2023. The new jersey will replace the navy-blue retro jersey with blue, green, white and red stripes, inspired by the 1992 World Cup kit which the team has been sporting since the tour of Australia in November last year.The Indian team will enter the field wearing the new jersey for the first time in their practice match against England on October 18 and then against Australia on October 20. The jersey will then be worn during India's opening match in the men’s T20 World Cup against Pakistan on October 24.India are bidding to end their 8-year-long wait for an ICC title when they take the field under Virat Kohli's captaincy at the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. The Asian giants last won a major title in 2013 and their last T20 World Cup title in the inaugural edition of the tournament.India's squad for T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami. Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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BCCI announces release of tender to own and operate an IPL team from next season

  • Oct 13, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that they have decided to extend the date for purchasing the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the right to own and operate one of two proposed new IPL teams document till October 20. The Governing Council of the IPL had issued the 'Invitation to Tender' ("ITT") document available on payment of the non-refundable tender fees on August 31, 2021 The invitation to purchase the ITT document ("Invitation"), issued on August 31, 2021, is attached as Annexure A. Subsequently, the BCCI had extended the date for purchasing the ITT document till October 10, 2021 (Extension Notice I). NEWS : BCCI announces release of tender to own and operate an Indian Premier League team.More Details — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 13, 2021The Extension Notice I is attached as Annexure B.Pursuant to requests from various interested parties, BCCI has now decided to further extend the date for purchasing the ITT document till October 20, 2021. The ITT will be available to interested parties on receipt of payment of the non-refundable tender fee of INR 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lakhs Only) plus any applicable Goods and Services Tax. All other terms contained in the Invitation document shall be applicable. Interested parties are requested to email at [email protected] to get further details for purchasing the ITT. The email requesting the ITT should have the subject line "ITT for the Right to Own and Operate One of Two Proposed New IPL Teams". Any interested party wishing to bid must purchase ITT. However, only those who meet the eligibility criteria set out in the ITT and are subject to the other terms and conditions set out there in are eligible to bid. It is clarified that merely purchasing this ITT does not entitle any person to bid. The BCCI reserves the right to cancel or amend the bidding process at any stage without providing any reason.Also Read- BCCI unveils Team India's new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup