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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:

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 ( 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


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 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 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

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BCCI unveils Team India 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 #BillionCheersJersey— 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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The inside story on why Rohit replaced Kohli as Indias white-ball captain

  • Dec 09, 2021
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It was just a line at the end of the press release announcing the Test Team for the Tour of South Africa. On Wednesday, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry dismissed Virat Kohli from the leadership of the Indian ODI team and handed the full load of the white ball to Rohit Sharma. The test unlocks tool will now drive both sides of the T20I and ODI.A senior official in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that this decision had been in the works for some time, but the final decision was made by the selectors. BCCI wanted complete clarity between the red ball and the white cricket ball. The BCCI wanted a complete separation (of command) between the longer and shorter format to avoid confusion. In the end, the decision was left to the selector. They have decided to appoint Rohit as the new captain of ODI,” a BCCI source told the Indian Express.In contrast to the change of leadership of the T20I, where Kohli made the announcement citing his workload, the change of leadership of ODI is seen as a BCCI decision. Three months ago, after resigning as T20I captain, Kohli expressed his desire to lead India in Tests and ODIs in the future. “Understanding the workload is very important, considering the huge workload I have been in playing all three formats over the past 8-9 years and captaining regularly for the last 5-6 years, I feel I have to be a part of the Indian team. You need to be in a position to fully prepare to drive. ODI Cricket and Test Team,” he wrote on Instagram on September 16.However, after India's expected exit from the T20 World Cup, it became clear that BCCI was not on the same page as Kohli. They will make it official at the first opportunity they are given. Announcement of the Test Team in which Kohli was the Captain and Sharma the Vice Captain: “The All India Supreme Selection Committee has also decided to appoint Mr. Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI and T20I teams.”Indian Express has also learned that Kohli was not informed of the decision in advance. Again, this was a departure from the past. While stepping down as T20I captain, Kohli recalled his talks with former India coach Ravi Shastri, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, and Board Secretary Jay Shah before making the decision. It was also his choice to leave leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League.The first indications of Kohli's volatile stance on the bench came when BCCI hired MS Dhoni as the team's mentor at the October-November T20 World Cup. Kohli's inability to win the ICC events was a concern of the Indian Board of Directors. Insiders say it was India's performance in the T20 World Cup that decided Kohli's future. However, in a move that surprised even BCCI officials, Kohli announced his decision to quit driving T20I even before the tournament started. His desire to continue as a test and ODI captain worried the stewards. With India hosting the 2023 World Cup for 50 years, Kohli did not want to let go of the ODI captain. In a way, it was Kohli who was abusing the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Remove me from the ODI Team Leader position, if you wish. BCCI did the same on Wednesday.Going back in timeThe captain's decisions in Indian cricket are never left to the players. Kapil Dev was fired a year after his 1983 World Cup win. Sunil Gavaskar resigned after winning the 1985 World Cricket Championship. Sourav Ganguly was revoked under bitter circumstances. Even Dhoni, who had three world titles in his bag, was hit in the shoulder by the selection committee at the time when it felt the need to change the white ball captain. Kohli probably couldn't read the room.In another interesting development, the selectors have promoted Sharma to auditioning for Vice Captain instead of Ajinkya Rahane, despite the latter being selected for the three-game series in South Africa. Sharma's growing standing on the team could give way to reading between the lines, which has begun to phase out Kohli's style.Kohli has been one of the most successful white ball captains in India. In the 95 ODI, he won 65, giving him a win percentage of over 70. In the 45 T20I, he led India to win 27 times. Sharma has always been Kohli's assistant in limited cricket, captaining the team in 10 ODI and 19 T20I before being given the full-time job during the last three-match streak against New Zealand. I started with a clean sweep. Five IPL titles led by the Mumbai Indians made him the successor to Kohli.Read more latest news to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Virat Kohli To Opt Out Of South Africa ODIs, Rohit Sharma Will Recover In Time: Sources | Cricket News

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Virat Kohli would choose the One Day International (ODI) series in South Africa, but Rohit Sharma is expected to recover from the injury in time for all three ODIs. India's Cricket Oversight Board (BCCI) announced on Monday that Rohit Sharma will be disqualified from a three-game test series in South Africa due to a left hamstring injury during a training session in Mumbai. Sources have informed NDTV that Rohit has recovered in time and needs to return to lead the team. This will be his first mission as a full-time ODI captain.According to sources, it will take about a month after Rohit Sharma injured his hamstring. The three-game ODI series will begin on January 19th at Borland Park in Pearl. The second ODI match will take place on January 21st at the same venue, and the third and final match of the series will take place on January 23rd in Newlands, Cape Town.On Monday, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce announced that Rohit Sharma had dropped out of a test series with rookie Priyank Panchar, who took part in the Indian A Tour earlier this month.In a tweet from BCCI, "Priyank Panchar joined the Indian Test team in place of the injured Rohit Sharma. Rohit injured his left hamstring during training in Mumbai yesterday. He was with South Africa. He will participate in the next three games. The test series will be disqualified.Rohit was appointed Captain of India and was promoted to Deputy Captain in the test on 8 December.India needs to play 3 tests and many ODIs in South Africa. The tour will start with the first test on December 26th.Rohit rested in a two-game test series against New Zealand, where India won 1-0.For the latest news, updates to visit now - PITCHHIGH

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Virat vs BCCI: We'll deal with it, says Ganguly

  • Dec 17, 2021
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New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly decided on Thursday not to add fuel to the fire after Virat Kohli refuted a claim by the head of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry that he had asked him to remain as the pilot of the T20. "No statement, no press conference. We will take care of this matter and leave it to (Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)," Ganguly said.Meanwhile, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said he feels Kohli should have made his statement asking him to resign from the T20 captain in a different way and said he was "available" to drive in ODIs and tests. It will stay 'if the selectors want them.Kohli & Co land in SA for three-match Test seriesIndia's cricket team, led by captain Virat Kohli, arrived here on Thursday for the three-match Test series against South Africa starting on December 26 in Centurion. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry posted photos of team members, including test specialists Chishwar Pojhara, Chardol Thakur, and Shreyas Iyer on their official Twitter account, "Touchdown South Africa". The test team led by Kohli had left Mumbai for a tour that also included three ODIs in January.Due to the threat posed by the new Covid-19 alternative Omicron, T20 matches from the Tour have been postponed for the time being.No statements or presser; BCCI will deal with it: Ganguly declines to comment on Kohli's bombshell PCCalcutta: A day after India's test leader Virat Kohli publicly denied it, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief Saurav Ganguly declined to comment on the matter, saying the board would take care of the matter.Kohli, during his pre-departure press conference ahead of the South Africa tour, said he was never asked to remain as captain of the T20 when he announced his intention to resign.This was in contrast to Ganguly's statement a few days ago in which Kohli was asked not to resign."No statement, no press conference. We will take care of this matter and leave it to (Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)," Ganguly told local media on Thursday.There was talk that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry asked Chairman Mukhtar Chetan Sharma to address the media after Kohli's explosive press conference, but the board ultimately declined to comment on that.Kohli's comments on Wednesday highlighted the underlying tension in his relationship with the directors.Kohli had explicitly referenced Ganguly's statement saying, "Whatever was said about the connection, what happened with the decision, it was wrong."He said: 'When I left the T20 captain, I first called the International Chamber of Commerce and informed them of my decision and made my point clear to them.He said, "I gave my reason for wanting to resign from T20 leadership and my approach was very well received. There were no offenses, no hesitation, and not once did I say 'You shouldn't resign the T20 captain.'" "Earlier, Ganguly said in an interview with PTI that he spoke to Kohli and told him that having two captains in key ball coordination is not something the selectors want because "there will be a lot of leadership".previews post - Virat Kohli change his plans and play ODIs in South Africa

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Bccis Plan B: Ipl in South Africa or Sri Lanka | Ipl Schedule

  • Jan 13, 2022
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Bucci's Plan B: Ipl in South Africa or Sri Lanka | Ipl ScheduleIndia's top cricketers may return to South Africa in a few months. With India's COVID-19 curve facing an alarming rise, BCCI has put in place a contingency plan to host the upcoming Indian Premier League on overseas shores. If the virus outbreak does not subside by April, when the newly expanded 10-team event is expected to start, the Indian board of directors is ready to move the IPL 15 season to South Africa, which previously won the T20 league in 2009. BCCI is also exploring an alternative to Sri Lanka as You keep your pandemic plan B on paper.It is known that the office of BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has had to reschedule the BCCI is IPL Schedule for 2021 in light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and the increasing rate of positivity. The moment the Ranji Cup postponement was announced, discussions about the possibility of moving to the IPL began. Later, when the Cooch Behar Under-19 National Cup was postponed due to multiple positive cases, nuances began to take shape.In contrast to the past two years, when the flagship event of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry with an international flavor due to the epidemiological situation in the country was held fully and partially in the UAE, the Indian Council was keen to look outside the place of the Gulf this time. . An official at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, "We cannot rely on the UAE all the time, so we decided to explore more options. The time difference from South Africa is also beneficial for the players."With India 3 hours 30 minutes ahead of South Africa, the IPL games will not end last night, unlike the UAE or India. If broadcasters stick to their favorite start at 7:30 p.m. M. IST, the first ball of the match will be thrown in South Africa at 4:00 PM. M. Over the years, players have often complained about IPL games ending after midnight. Constant air travel, as well as uncertain playing IPL Schedule, have deprived players of the time to rest and recover. Another factor that made the Indian board of directors look forward to South Africa was the series' ongoing success and the India tour before that. The test team's reaction played a major role in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry's decision. Although the team has been in a bio bubble since the start of the tour last month, the sprawling hotels and resorts designated by the South African Cricket Board for the tour party have been a welcome respite for the players. Since the sport has resumed in times of the pandemic, there have been concerns about the mental health of players as they have been quarantined for an extended period of time. This time the IPL consists of 10 teams, so season 15 will be the longest season ever.He said: The place where the team stopped for the second test is spread over several acres. An official said there was a walking path and even a pond at the property, which made things easier for players, who have been limited to their rooms on several outdoor runs in recent years.Doubts arose about the tour before the Indian national team arrived in South Africa last month. Around this time, South Africa identified the new variant of Kovid-19, Omicron. There was global panic as Gauteng province, which was due to host the first two tests, saw a spike in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Dutch national team had boycotted the tour and the Indian Football League was in a cloud of uncertainty. These incidents forced the SA Board and BCCI to rearrange the tour dates and delay the start of the Test series. However, with the strict implementation of COVID protocols and a significant decrease in the spread of the virus, the series of tests has so far continued without interruption.In just a few months, the perception of South Africa as a sporting venue has changed, with the latest COVID-19 data in South Africa indicating a daily drop-in infection.Previews article - Tata replaces as Vivo IPL title sponsor for the final two years - IPL Sponsors

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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Return To T20Is: 3 Reason Why BCCI Had To Pick Them

  • Jan 10, 2024
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma marked their T20I return after a hiatus of more than a year. But, what made the BCCI hand them call-ups for the Afghanistan series?The Indian cricket spectrum jumped with joy as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma marked their return to the national team in the T20I format as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced squad for the Afghanistan series. Kohli and Rohit hadn't played a T20 international since the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022 but are back in the reckoning, especially as the Afghanistan series remains Team India's last before next year's T20 World Cup.Though Kohli and Rohit remain two of the most sought-after batters of their generation, their contributions in the shortest format haven't been as welcoming in the last couple of years as the critics would've liked. In fact, the delay the BCCI selection committee had in announcing the squad for the Afghanistan series also seems to have had something to do with the selection of Kohli and Rohit.But, what made the BCCI select the veteran duo for the series? We take a look at potential reasons:1. Rohit Sharma's Aggression, Virat Kohli's FormIn the ODI World Cup 2023, Rohit's aggression at the top of the order was one of the biggest positives for the team. Rohit's fiery cameos gave the team flying starts and a similar impact can be expected from him in the T20 World Cup next year. Such intent made it hard for the selectors to ignore him.As for Kohli, arguably the finest batter of his generation, he has been in sublime form in the ODI format, playing the role of an anchor effortlessly. He also went past Sachin Tendulkar's record of most ODI centuries during the World Cup. Going by Kohli's form and impact on the field, it is hard for the BCCI to not consider him for the shortest format.2. Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav's absenceWith the duo of Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav absent due to injury concerns, two big spots open up in the Indian squad. With Hardik and Surya out, the selectors can't find a better leader to guide the team than Rohit.Though Rohit and Kohli's playing styles could be different in comparison to Surya and Hardik, the fear they instill in the minds of opponent team's bowlers isn't inferior by any means.3. Virat's Adaptability, Rohit's LeadershipWhen it comes to subcontinent conditions, the Indian team has many options to consider in the T20I format but things change a little when planning for the T20 World Cup in South Africa. Virat Kohli's ability to adapt himself to challenging conditions and deliver remains unparalleled.He rose the highest as India went to South Africa for the Test series, scoring the most number of runs in challenging conditions. Hence, to leave him out of the picture entirely for the T20 World Cup in the Rainbow Nation is a mistake the BCCI might want to avoid.As for Rohit, he remains the No. 1 contender for the captaincy spot because of Hardik Pandya's injury record. Hardik couldn't prove his fitness for the Afghanistan series and remains a doubt for the start of IPL 2024 too. To bank on him for the T20 World Cup is a risk the selectors might not be willing to take.Also Read: The best video game consoles for 2024


BCCI sounds out CSK head coach Stephen Fleming to succeed Rahul Dravid

  • May 15, 2024
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Five IPL titles, record of improving players and creating a healthy team environment impresses board bigwigs, but hectic schedule may dissuade Kiwi stalwart.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is contemplating the possibility of former New Zealand captain and current Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming as a prospective successor to Rahul Dravid. However, with the BCCI's stipulation that the new head coach will oversee all three formats, it remains uncertain whether Fleming will indeed pursue the role, which would entail a commitment of 10 months per year with the team.The BCCI officially initiated the process to appoint a new head coach for the Indian men's team following the T20 World Cup. According to reliable sources within the board, Fleming, who has been at the helm of CSK since 2009, is being viewed as a suitable candidate to take over from Dravid. India is expected to undergo a period of transition across all formats in the coming years, and Fleming's adeptness in man-management, his knack for fostering a positive environment to bring out the best in players, and his commendable success rate with CSK are seen as significant assets.Informal discussions have reportedly occurred during the course of the IPL. Currently, the 51-year-old has not indicated any desire to depart from CSK, with whom the management prefers him to extend his tenure.Since assuming the role of head coach at CSK in 2009, Fleming has become a widely sought-after T20 coach across the globe. He has coached the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League for four years and is also the head coach of Joburg Super Kings in SA20 and Texas Super Kings in Major League Cricket—both affiliated with CSK. Additionally, he serves as the head coach of Southern Brave in The Hundred. Fleming is expected to have a hectic schedule in July, with MLC and The Hundred coinciding for a week.The BCCI's consideration of Fleming comes as no surprise, given the widespread admiration for his contributions. Internally, there is a high regard for Fleming, who has played a pivotal role in CSK's success story. As the longest-serving coach in the IPL, he has guided CSK to five titles and two Champions League trophies. His ability to bring out the best in players, exemplified by instances like Shivam Dube's development, is noteworthy. Moreover, his leadership program has proven beneficial for numerous Indian domestic players.It is understood that India’s senior players also prefer having a coach with such pedigree and strong technical knowledge, as it would help the next generation of players who are expected to form the core of the team over the next three years.If the BCCI is not able to lure Fleming, it would be interesting to see where it goes next. Despite England, Pakistan and South Africa splitting their coaching roles between red-ball and white-ball cricket, the BCCI is still hesitant to go for a similar approach as India doesn’t have two different sets of players for Tests and limited-overs formats.The Indian Express understands that apart from Fleming, other overseas coaches involved with IPL teams are also reluctant to take up the India job as it demands them to be on road for 10 months in a year. Even Dravid has been granted breaks from time and time, with the former India captain often skipping some white-ball series.Dravid, who was given a six-month extension post the 50-over World Cup in October-November, has his contract expiring after the T20 World Cup next month. The former India captain has the option of re-applying for the post.Key parametersThe Coach will be responsible for developing a world-class cricket team which delivers sustained success in all conditions and formats, inspiring current and future generations of cricketers and stakeholders with their approach to the game.The Head Coach will have overall responsibility for the performance and management of the India Men’s team in all three formats of the game.The Head Coach will lead a team of specialist coaches and support staff and will be responsible for defining their roles, performance and ongoing development.Also Read: 6 Teams For 3 Spots: Complete IPL 2024 Playoffs Scenario Explained

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Gautam Gambhir As India Coach

  • May 29, 2024
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Under Gautam Gambhir's mentorship, Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 2024 in style Is Gautam Gambhir the next Indian cricket team head coach? That seems to be the strongest rumour that is doing the rounds since the IPL 2024 ended. Under Gambhir's mentorship, Kolkata Knight Riders won the title in style. Before 2024, Gambhir was the mentor of the Lucknow Super Giants. The KL Rahul-led side entered the IPL play-offs for two consecutive seasons under Gambhir. Now, it seems that Gambhir's name is being thought about as the next Indian cricket team coach. The official deadline for application submission for the post of Indian cricket team coach selection is over. Monday was the last date to submit the google sheets to be the next India coach.A report in Cricbuzz gave details of what might be happening in the background. It claimed that a "very high-profile owner of an IPL franchise, who is very close to the BCCI top brass" told the publication that former India star's appointment as Indian cricket team coach is a "done deal and the announcement will come soon". It also said that a "high profile commentator" told them that serious efforts are being made to rope in the KKR mentor. However, the report also added that since there has been no official announcement, it points to the fact that negotiations are still on multiple fronts -- "between the two parties and, perhaps, with some others too."BCCI secretary Jay Shah last week rejected claims that the Board has approached any former Australian cricketer to be India's next head coach and hinted that Rahul Dravid's successor could be an Indian by saying that he should have a "deep understanding" of the game's structure in the country. "Neither I nor the BCCI have approached any former Australian cricketer with a coaching offer. The reports circulating in certain media sections are completely incorrect," Shah said in a statement."Finding the right coach for our national team is a meticulous and thorough process. We are focused on identifying individuals who possess a deep understanding of the Indian cricket structure and have risen through the ranks," Shah said.Get the Latest T20 World Cup 2024 Updates, check out T20 WC 2024 schedules and T20 World Cup points table at: Pitch High

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Salaries of Indian Cricketers for the Year 2024

  • Jun 20, 2024
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Here's everything you need to know about Indian cricketers' salaries for the 2023-24 season.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the wealthiest cricket board in the world, known for its extraordinary measures to support its players. Over the years, the BCCI has implemented numerous initiatives to ensure their players receive the best treatment and compensation in the industry. Centrally contracted Indian players receive salaries based on four grades.For the 2023-24 season, the BCCI introduced a new list of contracted players, now totaling 30 cricketers, an increase of four from the previous list. The contract period runs from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024. The Grade A+ category, the highest tier, includes four players: Indian captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah. These players typically participate in all three formats of the game. Let's delve into the salaries of centrally contracted Indian players for 2024.Amount for Players in different categories in 2023-24 seasonGrade A+: INR 7 crores (4 Players)Grade A: INR 5 crores (6 Players)Grade B: INR 3 crores (5 Players)Grade C: INR 1 crore (15 Players)Per match fee as per formats Test Match Fee: INR 15 lakhs | 7.5 lakhs if a member of squad and not included in Playing XI. ODI Match Fee: INR 6 lakhs | 3 lakhs if a member of squad and not included in Playing XI.T20I Match Fee: INR 3 lakhs | 1.5 lakhs if a member of squad and not included in Playing XI.Here are the salaries of all 30 centrally contracted Indian cricketers for 2024:30. Rajat Patidar: (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Rajat Patidar recently made his debut for India in 2024. As on February 29, 2024, he has played one ODI and three tests. Though he didn’t have great numbers to start his career with, he is surely in the scheme of things for India in the future. That is why the BCCI has placed him in the Grade C category, where he earns INR 1 crore per year and then the match fee per game.29. Avesh Khan: (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees: Indian pacer Avesh Khan has been in and out of the team across formats. He has been part of a handful of games in the last 12 months or so when India have given rest to the seniors. Avesh has not played test cricket yet, but has been a backup pacer in limited-over cricket. Hence, he is in Grade C, earning INR 1 crore per year with match fee.28. Prasidh Krishna: (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Tall Indian pacers with good speed and accuracy are not found consistently, and Prasidh Krishna comes with a similar skillset. Hence, the Indian management has always backed the 28-year-old. He has done well in limited-over cricket since his debut and is a backup pacer in ODIs and T20Is. Prasidh also made his test debut more recently in South Africa. Hence, he is in the Grade C category, where he will earn INR 1 crore and match fees additionally.27. KS Bharat: (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Since Rishabh Pant’s accident, India have tried a number of wicket-keepers in test cricket. One name that has the most chances is KS Bharat. Srikar Bharat has played seven tests in the last 12 months or so, including the WTC final 2023. He falls in the category of Grade C and will earn per year INR 1 crore, apart from the match fee.26. Arshdeep Singh (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Arshdeep Singh made his debut in 2022, and since then, he has been among the first-choice pacers in the shortest format. He has picked up the most T20I wickets for India since his debut. His good performances also earned him an ODI debut. India have stuck with him regularly in limited-overs cricket. Hence, just like last year, he is in the Grade C category, earning INR 1 crore per year.25. Sanju Samson (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Sanju Samson is another name who has retained his place in Grade C for 2024. He has been a backup wicket-keeper batter in the white-ball formats and has played odd matches here and there. His fee per year is INR 1 crore, apart from match fees as per the format. Samson is yet to make his test debut for India.24. Mukesh Kumar (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Since making his debut in July 2023, Mukesh Kumar is probably the only Indian player to have featured in almost all the international series for India. He made his debut in all three formats in the last 12 months and played throughout. Hence, he got his maiden central contract and will be earning INR 1 crore per year as per Grade C contract.23. Washington Sundar (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees: Indian spin-bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has been in and out of the team because of multiple injuries. But whenever he has been fit enough to play, India have picked him in the squad, irrespective of the format. He gives an all-round option to the team and has been part of the team for a couple of years now. Sundar gets INR 1 crore per year and match fees.22. Jitesh Sharma (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:After playing nine T20Is in the last 12 months, Jitesh Sharma makes his way into BCCI’s central contracts. Jitesh has been a backup wicket-keeper for India in T20I cricket, and he has done a pretty good job with the limited chances he has got. That has benefited him, and he will be getting INR 1 crore per year apart from match fees.21. Ravi Bishnoi (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees: Indian leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi is another player who has gotten his maiden central contract this year. He has been included in Grade C by the BCCI. Bishnoi is a regular player for the Indian team in the shortest format of the game. India have picked him as a backup spinner in T20Is, and he was named Man of the Series in the five-match T20I series against Australia at home. Bishnoi will be earning INR 1 crore this year apart from match fee.20. Shivam Dube (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Despite making his debut in 2019, all-rounder Shivam Dube was not part of the central contracts in 2023. But his IPL success and an injury to Hardik Pandya gave him a chance to sneak into the Indian T20I squad, and he grabbed the chance with both hands. Dube has been included in Grade C list of contracts for 2023-24 season and he will earn INR 1 crore apart from match fee.19. Shardul Thakur (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Shardul Thakur is another Indian cricketer who has retained his place in the Grade C category for 2024. The bowling all-rounder has been part of the Indian squad across formats and even played in the WTC 2023 final and the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023. Hence, he is being paid INR 1 crore along with the match fee by the Indian cricket board for the ongoing season.18. Ruturaj Gaikwad (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Ruturaj Gaikwad is a new name in the Grade C category for 2024. He has been rewarded for some good performances in limited opportunities he has got so far. Gaikwad led India to Gold medal in the Asian Games 2023 and captained India on a few occasions. He is an upcoming star for India, and he will earn 1 crore along with the match fee.17. Tilak Verma (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Tilak Varma is one name that has done well in the last 12 months. He has played four ODIs and 16 T20Is in this period for India. The left-hander is part of India’s second-string side in white-ball cricket, and we might see him regularly in the coming years. That is why he has earned his maiden central contract from the BCCI and is in Grade C for 2024.16. Rinku Singh (Grade C) – INR 1 crore + match fees:Another name that has earned a maiden central contract from the BCCI is Rinku Singh. He is probably the most exciting cricketer to watch out for in recent times. Rinku has certainly done a tremendous job for India in the last 12 months. He has played 2 ODIs and 15 T20Is. Rinku has an average of 89 and a strike rate of 176.23 in T20Is. So apart from the match fee, he will earn INR 1 crore in 2024.15. Yashasvi Jaiswal (Grade B) – INR 3 crores + match fees:Yashasvi Jaiswal has had an incredible last few months. In just 25 international matches, he has scored four centuries, including two double hundreds. Notably, he was not in the central contracts for 2023, but made an incredible entry and has been named in Grade B directly, which features some other big names. With his performances, he is one of the few players who directly got a Grade B contract from the BCCI. He will earn INR 3 crore, and the match fee is additional.14. Axar Patel (Grade B) – INR 3 crores + match fees:Overall, it hasn’t been good the last 12 months for all-rounder Axar Patel. He missed the ICC Cricket ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 due to an injury at the last moment, and now he has been demoted from Grade A to Grade B. In 2023, he was more active, largely because Ravindra Jadeja was injured. But now, he is part of the team but gets fewer games to play, that might be the reason for his demotion. Nevertheless, he will earn INR 3 crore with the match fee in 2024.13. Kuldeep Yadav (Grade B) – INR 3 crores + match fees:Kuldeep Yadav has made a jump in the newly announced central contracts by the BCCI. The wrist spinner was in Grade C in 2023, and now he is in Grade B for 2024. His good performances in the last 12 months across formats have been noticed by the BCCI. Hence, he will earn INR 3 crore and the match fee for 2024.12. Rishabh Pant (Grade B) – INR 3 crores + match fees:Rishabh Pant has also been demoted in the latest central contracts. Well, since his accident in December 2022, he has been out of action and recovering, but still, it is a great step by the BCCI that he is still in the central contracts and the board has placed him in Grade B. There is still uncertainty about his return to the Indian team, but he will earn INR 3 crore in 2024.11. Suryakumar Yadav (Grade B) – INR 3 crores + match fees:Suryakumar Yadav is currently battling an injury, but he is among the first-choice players in the shortest format of the game. He will be a key player for India at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. But he hasn’t had much effect in the other formats. SKY has also led India in the last few T20I series. He has retained his position in Grade B and will earn INR 3 crore in 2024 apart from match fee.10. Hardik Pandya (Grade A) – INR 5 crores + match fees:Hardik Pandya is among the first-choice players in limited-overs cricket and is touted as the next captain for India. Hence, despite him missing a number of games in the last year or so, the BCCI has kept him in the Grade A category. The all-rounder will earn INR 5 crore and also get paid additional match fee in 2024.9. Shubman Gill (Grade A) – INR 5 crores + match fees: India’s next superstar, Shubman Gill, has also made a jump in the newly announced central contracts by the BCCI. He was in Grade B last year, and now he has been promoted to Grade A for 2024. It is largely because of the incredible year he had across formats, and he ended up being the highest run-scorer in 2023. Gill will earn INR 5 crore apart from match fee in 2024 from the BCCI.8. KL Rahul (Grade A) – INR 5 crores + match fees:Veteran star KL Rahul has also made a jump from Grade B to Grade A in central contracts for 2023-24 season. Since his return from injury, he has been incredible for India and has scored runs in bulk. Rahul is currently recovering from an injury, but he is among the first-choice players for the national side. He will earn INR 5 crore apart from match fee in 2024.7. Mohammed Siraj (Grade A) – INR 5 crores + match fees:Just like Gill and Rahul, Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj had an exceptional 2023 with the ball across formats. He has now become India’s main bowler, along with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, in all three formats and has been doing well. Siraj was in Grade B last year, and now he will earn INR 5 crore with Grade A cotract in 2023-24.6. Mohammed Shami (Grade A) – INR 5 crores + match fees:Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been incredible over the years for India and is one of the main reasons for India’s success. Shami has been in Grade A for a consecutive year now. He was India’s highest wicket-taker in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and is currently out of action due to injury. Shami will earn INR 5 crore in 2024 apart from match fee.5. Ravi Ashwin (Grade A) – INR 5 crores + match fees:Veteran spinner Ravi Ashwin is another player who has retained his place in Grade A for 2023-24. Ashwin has been a key player for India in test cricket and also played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. However, he is not considered for T20Is anymore, but he is still a key player for the other two formats, mainly in tests. He will be earning INR 5 crore in 2024.4. Ravindra Jadeja (Grade A+) – INR 7 crores + match fees:Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is on BCCI’s top category list. He has been the go-through player for India across formats and a key performer. He has won a number of games for the national team, which is why he is a highly rated and proven customer. Jadeja will be earning INR 7 crore in 2024 apart from match fee.3. Jasprit Bumrah (Grade A+) – INR 7 crores + match fees:Jasprit Bumrah is one of the biggest names in modern-day cricket because of what he has done in all three formats. The ace pacer is the leader of the pace for India in all three formats and the biggest weapon for the team. Hence, he has rightfully retained his place in the Grade A+ category. He will earn INR 7 crore apart from match fee in 2024.2. Virat Kohli (Grade A+) – INR 7 crores + match fees:It will not be the wrong statement to say that Virat Kohli is the biggest brand, not just in Indian cricket, but across the globe. That is why even the BCCI knows how valuable he is for the Indian team. Even his individual performances have been incredible in the last year or so. The BCCI will pay him INR 7 crores this year apart from match fee. However, he earns way more than that with brand endorsements, promotions, events, and other things.1. Rohit Sharma (Grade A+) – INR 7 crores + match fees:Without a doubt, Indian captain Rohit Sharma is on Grade A+ list. Individually as well, he deserves to be in this category. He led India to the finals of the ICC WTC and the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023. Although it didn’t end in India’s favour, Rohit’s captaincy was brilliant. The Indian captain will earn INR 7 crore, the captain’s bonus (25 to 30 percent per match), apart from match fee in 2024.Also Read: Top 5 footballers of all time

Gautam Gambhir

Why BCCI is delaying Gautam Gambhir's appointment as India's new head coach after Dravid: Full details

  • Jul 09, 2024
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Gautam Gambhir and the BCCI are in the final stages of negotiating his salary. Once his remuneration is settled, the BCCI will officially announce him as India's next head coach. Following Rahul Dravid's departure after leading India to victory in the T20 World Cup, Gambhir emerged as the leading candidate for the position. He was among the two applicants, along with WV Raman, who underwent interviews conducted by the Cricket Advisory Committee consisting of Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjape, and Sulakshana Naik. Numerous reports strongly indicate that Gambhir is set to assume the role.Recently, Gambhir was seen filming a farewell video at Eden Gardens, marking the end of his tenure with the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he played a pivotal role in their IPL championship after a decade. Despite Gambhir's apparent candidacy, the delay in the announcement primarily stems from ongoing negotiations over his salary. According to reports from The Indian Express, these negotiations are nearing conclusion.The BCCI had advertised the position with negotiable remuneration based on experience. Gambhir is expected to command a higher salary than his predecessor, Rahul Dravid, who earned approximately 12 crore annually.This will mark Gambhir's first national-level coaching assignment, having previously served as mentor for teams in the IPL. Currently, India's team in Zimbabwe is under the guidance of NCA head VVS Laxman. BCCI secretary Jay Shah has confirmed India's upcoming white-ball series in Sri Lanka will have a new head coach in charge.Additionally, the BCCI plans to invite applications for the team’s support staff following the end of tenures for batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, and fielding coach T Dilip post-T20 World Cup in the USA and the West Indies. Gambhir is expected to have autonomy in selecting his support staff once the application process is completed.