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ICC WORLD CUP FINAL PREDICTION 2019

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ICC WORLD CUP FINAL PREDICTION 2019

ICC WORLD CUP FINAL PREDICTION 2019

  • Jul 05, 2019
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From May 30, 2019, to July 14, 2019, all eyes of cricket playing nations and fans from around the world would be on the Quadrennial ICC Cricket World Cup to be played in England and Wales. Fans from around the world would cheer for their favorite teams during the 2019 ICC Cricket World. In its 12th edition, the event returns home as fans in England and Wales would say after a gap of two decades. With ICC having brought down the number of participating teams to 10 from the highs of 14 and 16 this edition is expected to be the most competitive ever. Here I present a predictive analysis model for the 2019 mensCricket World Cup. I believe this predictive analysis strategy would be very useful for viewers, sponsors, and team strategists. This would also give insights to various cricket analysts and commentators about the features that play a crucial role in the statistical analysis.This model is developed based on the historical data collected for the 10 participating teams (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies). In addition, we test our model on 2015 world cup data and measure the accuracy of predictions. This model is developed based on the players who were a part of their respective teams/squads in the recently 5 concluded tournaments. After the demolition of West Indies in Manchester India have one foot in the semi-final of the ICC cricket World Cup. Up next for Virat Kohli and Co. are the hosts and pre tournament favourites England at Edgbaston, coincidentally a venue where the both teams met in the 1999 and England were eliminated from the tournament. India go into the match unbeaten in the tournament so far, winning five matches, while the match against New Zealand was washed out. England on the other hand come into the tie at Edgbaston in poor form having lost their last two matches against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively. A loss for the hosts would make it very difficult for them to qualify for the semis and given their top billing before the World Cup would be a massive shock. India for their part would be looking to pile further misery on England and looking to send them packing at the earliest possible opportunity. We are now entering the final week of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup group stage and three semi-final spots have been confirmed by the likes of Australia, England and India. The fourth and final spot in the World Cup knockouts will be revealed on Friday after the game between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, ESPN Cricinfo observed that Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has been spot on with his predictions from May, correct to every single detail. More than a month ago, Tendulkar had predicted the teams who he thought would qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup. India, England, Australia should be in the semis. The fourth could be one of New Zealand or Pakistan, the batting maestro had said, when he was asked about his favourites to reach the final four. Earlier, the 46-year-old had also said he was sure of Team India qualifying to the semi-finals, as he believed that they had a well-balanced squad. We have a balanced team which can go out and do something special. The whole team has to chip in, there will be some performers (in different situations, who must say) this is my game; I am batting well or bowling well. Support is needed from the other end also, the Master Blaster had said, while speaking with Hindustan Times. As mentioned above, the fourth and final team who will qualify for the semi-finals will be revealed on Friday, based on the outcome of the Pakistan-Bangladesh game. If Pakistan win by a huge margin, they may reach the knockouts or else it will be the Kiwis who book their place in the final four. With less than a fortnight to go before the World Cup kicks start, predictions are coming thick and fast from veteran cricketers and pundits of the game. England, the host nation, emerge as the top favourites, followed by the Virat Kohli-led Indian side. 

ICC T20 World Cup 2020

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

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

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020 Full Schedule,Time table,Live scores,results,live streaming

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020 Full Schedule,Time table,Live scores,results,live streaming

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
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The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is an international limited-overs cricket tournament that has been scheduled to be held in South Africa starting from 17 January 2020 till 9 February 2020. This is going to be the thirteenth edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Also, it is going to be held in South Africa for the second time.  A total of sixteen teams will be participating in the tournament. The teams will be divided into four groups of four teams. From each of these four groups, the top two teams will be qualified for the Super League and the bottom two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the Plate League. India is the defending champions.On 7th January 2020, the ICC authority had made the appointment of the officials for the cricket tournament. There will be sixteen umpires and along with them, Graeme Labrooy, Shaid Wadvalla and Phil Whitticase have been named as the match referees.The Four Groups are as follows:Group A includes India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and JapanGroup B includes Australia, England, West Indies, and  NigeriaGroup C includes Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and ScotlandGroup D includes South Africa, Afghanistan, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. (UAE)Read More:  MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipperThe fixtures for the tournament have been finalised by the ICC on 24th October 2019DATE: 17TH JANUARY 2020, FRIDAYSouth Africa U19 vs Afghanistan U191st MatchGroup DLocation: Diamond Oval, KimberleyTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 18TH JANUARY 2020, SATURDAY Bangladesh U19 vs Zimbabwe U19         2nd Match          Group C   Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT New Zealand U19 vs Japan U19    3rd Match    Group A   Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT United Arab Emirates U19 vs Canada U19     4th Match    Group D    Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Australia U19 vs West Indies U19    5th Match    Group B    Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 19 JANUARY 2020, SUNDAY Pakistan U19 vs Scotland U19      6th Match     Group C     Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom     Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT India U19 vs Sri Lanka U19     7th Match     Group A      Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein      Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 20TH JANUARY 2020, MONDAY England U19 vs West Indies U19      8th Match      Group B      Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley      Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Australia U19 vs Nigeria U19    9th Match    Group B    Location: Country Club B Field, Kimberley    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 21ST JANUARY 2020, TUESDAY Bangladesh U19 vs Scotland U19    10th Match    Group C   Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT India U19 vs Japan U19    11th Match    Group A    Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 22ND JANUARY 2020, WEDNESDAY South Africa U19 vs Canada U19    12th Match     Group D    Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Afghanistan U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19  13th Match  Group D  Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom  Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Pakistan U19 vs Zimbabwe U19    14th Match    Group C   Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT New Zealand U19 vs Sri Lanka U19 15th Match Group A  Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein  Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 23RD JANUARY 2020, THURSDAY Australia U19 vs England U19     16th Match    Group B    Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT West Indies U19 vs Nigeria U19      17th Match      Group B      Location: Country Club B Field, Kimberley     Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTRead More: IPL 2020: Full list of all eight updated squads after auctionDATE: 24TH JANUARY 2020, FRIDAY Pakistan U19 vs Bangladesh U19     18th Match     Group C    Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Afghanistan U19 vs Canada U19    19th Match    Group D    Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom  Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT India U19 vs New Zealand U19    20th Match    Group A    Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 25TH JANUARY 2020, SATURDAY Sri Lanka U19 vs Japan U19     21st Match     Group A     Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT Zimbabwe U19 vs Scotland U19    22nd Match   Group C   Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT South Africa U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19    23rd Match    Group D   Location: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT England U19 vs Nigeria U19    24th Match     Group B     Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley      Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 27TH JANUARY 2020, MONDAY TBC vs TBC    Plate Quarter-Final 1    Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom  Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC    Plate Quarter-Final 2    Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 28TH JANUARY 2020, TUESDAY TBC vs TBC   Super League Quarter-Final 1   Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom  Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC    Plate Quarter-Final 3    Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC     Plate Quarter-Final 4     Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 29TH JANUARY 2020, WEDNESDAYTBC vs TBCSuper League Quarter-Final 2 Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 30TH JANUARY 2020, THURSDAY TBC vs TBC    Super League Quarter-Final 3    Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC     Plate Semi-Final     Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom     Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC      Plate Playoff Semi-Final 1       Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom     Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC      Plate Playoff Semi-Final 2      Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom     Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 31ST JANUARY 2020, FRIDAY TBC vs TBC    Super League Quarter-Final 4     Location: Willowmoore Park, Benoni     Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC    Plate Semi-Final 2    Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 1ST FEBRUARY 2020, SATURDAY TBC vs TBC    5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 1    Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC    15th Place Playoff     Location: North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC     13th Place Playoff       Location: Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom     Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 2ND FEBRUARY 2020, SUNDAY TBC vs TBC     5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 2      Location: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom    Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT TBC vs TBC   11th Place Playoff    Location: Diamond Oval, Kimberley   Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 3RD FEBRUARY 2020, MONDAYTBC vs TBC  Plate Final  Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 4TH FEBRUARY 2020, TUESDAYTBC vs TBC  Super League Semi-Final 1  Location: Senwes Park, PotchefstroomTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 5TH FEBRUARY 2020, WEDNESDAYTBC vs TBC7th Place Playoff Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 6TH FEBRUARY 2020, THURSDAYTBC vs TBCSuper League Semi-Final 2 Location: Senwes Park, PotchefstroomTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 7TH FEBRUARY 2020, FRIDAYTBC vs TBC5th Place Playoff Location: Willowmoore Park, BenoniTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 8TH FEBRUARY 2020, SATURDAYTBC vs TBC3rd Place Playoff Location: Willowmoore Park, Benoni Time: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTDATE: 9TH FEBRUARY 2020, SUNDAYTBC vs TBC FinalLocation: Senwes Park, PotchefstroomTime: 13:30 IST / 08:00 GMTRead More: IPL 2020: Full list of all eight team

ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020

ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020 schedule, live scores and results

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
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ICC WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SCHEDULE 2020 The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the international championship for the women's Twenty20 International cricket held every other year. The Cricket Championship is organized under the International Cricket Council (ICC) by the sport's governing body of India. The first edition of the ICC T20 Women's World Cup was held in the year 2009 in England.For the first three editions, a total of eight teams participated. Beginning from the year 2014, the number of participants was raised to ten. At each tournament held, a number of teams are automatically qualified and the remaining teams are found by the Qualifier of World Twenty20.Australia is the most successful team and has been the winner of the tournament four times. The 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the seventh edition. It is going to be held starting from 21st February 2020 till 8th March 2020 in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The final has been decided to take place on the International Women's Day. There will be 10 teams that will participate in the tournament. It has been finalised that the ICC Women's T20 World Cup for the year 2022 will be hosted by South Africa. This year, the only team which will appear for the first time is Thailand.The Qualification of the teams is determined by the ICC Women's Twenty20 international rankings as well as an event for the qualification known as the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier.The Indian Cricket team of a total of 15 members will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur. She has the experience of playing in the Women's Big Bash League. This will be helpful for her in making a better plan for the Indian Women's Cricket team. On 12 January 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had made the announcement of the Indian squad that will include Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav.The Indian team has members who have good playing experience. We have Bengal's batswoman Richa Ghosh and the 15-year-old Haryana's Shafali Verma. They will be playing for the first global meet after showcasing a good performance at the international level in the first season.In the year 2018, the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, hosted by West Indies was won by Australia by 8 wickets. The player of the tournament was Alyssa Healy (225 runs).While in the year 2016, the tournament was hosted by India and the Team of West Indies won the tournament by 8 wickets. The player of the tournament was Stafanie Taylor (225 runs and 8 wickets).Australia is the defending champions that they are, will be playing against India in their Opening match of 2020 tournament. A total of six locations in four Australian cities have been selected for hosting the matches. Read More: ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020 Full Schedule,Time table,Live scores,results,live streamingThe Group Stage matches will be held at the following venues: Manuka Oval, Canberra Junction Oval, Melbourne WACA Ground, Perth Sydney Showground Stadium, SydneyThe Semi-Finals will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground and the final will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.The Tickets for the tournament were on sale since 21st February 2019. All the matches even the final has a ticket price starting at $20 for the adults. The tickets for children have been priced at $5. The Broadcasting of the entire ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 will be done by the Star Sports channel as it has been given the global broadcast rights for the tournament.The Schedule of the Group Stage matches of the tournament is given as follows:Date: 21st February 2020, FridayMatch: India vs Australia (GROUP A)Location: SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMTDate: 22nd February 2020, Saturday Match: West Indies vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: PerthTime: 11:30 AM IST / 06:00 AM GMTDate: 22nd February 2020, Saturday Match: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka (GROUP A)Location: PerthTime: 4:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMTDate: 23rd February 2020, SundayMatch: England vs South Africa (GROUP B)Location: PerthTime: 4:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMTDate: 24th February 2020, Monday Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka (GROUP A)Location: WindhoekTime: 11:30 AM IST/ 06:00 AM GMTDate: 24th February 2020, Monday Match: India vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: PerthTime: 4:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMTDate: 26th February 2020, Wednesday Match: England vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 26th February 2020, Wednesday Match: West Indies vs Pakistan (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 27th February 2020, Thursday Match: India vs New Zealand (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 27th February 2020, Thursday Match: Australia vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: CanberraTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMT Date: 28th February 2020, FridayMatch: South Africa vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 28th February 2020, FridayMatch: England vs Pakistan (GROUP B)Location: CanberraTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 29th February 2020, Saturday Match: New Zealand vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 29th February 2020, SaturdayMatch: India vs Sri Lanka (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 1st March 2020, Sunday Match: South Africa vs Pakistan (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 1st March 2020, Sunday Match: England vs West Indies (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 2nd March 2020, Monday Match: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 2nd March 2020, Monday Match: Australia vs New Zealand (GROUP A)Location: MelbourneTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTDate: 3rd March 2020, Tuesday Match: Pakistan vs Thailand (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 8:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMTDate: 3rd March 2020, Tuesday Match: West Indies vs South Africa (GROUP B)Location: SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTSEMI-FINAL MATCHES: Semi-Final 1Date: 5th March 2020, ThursdayMatch: TBC vs TBC  (A1 v B2)Location: Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTime: 08:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMT Semi-Final 2Date: 5th March 2020, ThursdayMatch: TBC vs TBC (B1 v A2)Location: Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTFINAL MATCH: ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020Date: 8th March 2020, SundayMatch: TBC vs TBCLocation: Melbourne Cricket Ground, MelbourneTime: 1:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMTRead More: India tour of New Zealand, 2020 schedule, live scores and results

ICC women's t20 world cup groups and streaming

ICC women's t20 world cup groups and streaming

  • Jan 22, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
  • 2013

The 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup. It will be held from 21st February 2020 till 8th March 2020 in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It has been decided that the final match will be held on International Women's Day.The teams that will qualify for the Women's T20 World Cup have been determined by the ICC world rankings. There will be ten teams participating in the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup. These include Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and West Indies.The tournament will happen with the teams being split into two groups. These are:Group A: Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,Group B: England, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan, Thailand,You can buy the tickets for the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup Australia from the official website directly. The price of a ticket for entry to a group stage match will be ranging from $20 to $40 for adults. The entry ticket for children will cost $5. If you attend the semi-final match, the tickets will cost between $20 to $50 for adults. On the other hand, the final match ticket will cost between $20 to $50 for the adults.Star Sports will be broadcasting the live coverage of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in India and the Indian subcontinent (including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh) countries. You can live stream the matches on the Hotstar app or website as well. Star India and Star Middle East have the global rights for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. The information, scores and result will also be available in various websites including the official website of ICC, Cricbuzz and many others.Fox Sports holds the exclusive media rights for the World cup tournament and will be telecasting all the matches in Australia on Fox Sports. The viewers can also watch the matches online on Foxtel Sports digital platform according to their convenience.ICC has announced 19 broadcast partners for the World cup event. These include the following:Territory: IndiaTv Channels: Star Sports, DD Sports, DD National (DD1), HotstarTerritory: AustraliaTv Channels: Fox SportsTerritory: United KingdomTv Channels: Sky Sports CricketTerritory: United StatesTv Channels: Willow TVTerritory: South AfricaTv Channels: SuperSpothe rtTerritory: New ZealandTv Channels: Sky Sport NZTerritory: the Middle East & North AfricaTv Channels: OSN Sports Cricket HDTerritory: CanadaTv Channels: ATN (Asian Television Network)Territory: BangladeshTv Channels: Gazi TVTerritory: Sri LankaTv Channels: SLRC (Channel Eye)Territory: CaribbeanTv Channels: ESPN CaribbeanTerritory: AfghanistanTv Channels: Moby TVTerritory: PakistanTv Channels: Ten SportsTerritory: South East AsiaTv Channels: Fox Networks GroupTerritory: Pacific IslandsTv Channels: DigicelTerritory: ChinaTv Channels: Star Sports China

Ranveer Singh 83 will not be released on OTT platform, Team will wait for theatrical launch

Ranveer Singh 83 will not be released on OTT platform, Team will wait for theatrical launch

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Actor Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film 83 is among the numerous Bollywood projects postponed by the coronavirus lockdown. it was supposed to release in April but has been placed on hold indefinitely.Recent rumors suggested that the film could release straight to a streaming platform soon. However, the film’s producers have refuted it. talking to PTI, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibashish Sarkar said they are not looking in this direction for the next six months.“There isn't any truth about this. As producers and even the director, we all are on the same page that we wish to attend for theatrical release. we are going to first complete the film then we are going to wait. If six or nine months down the road. If things become much worse we are going to take a call later. there's no hurry.“Everybody has shown interest in this project but we are not going to engage in any discussion for a straight to digital release currently. we are going to watch for the next four to 6 months before taking a call,” he said.He added that the VFX and post-production work of 83 remains pending. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, was set to be released in April. There are reports a few big OTT platforms are offering Rs 143 crore to the producers of 83.The film talks about India’s first World Cup win under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983. It also stars Hardy Sandhu, Deepika Padukone, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Pankaj Tripathi among others.Read More: 20 interesting facts about Sachin Tendulkar

South Africa risks banning international cricket after a government body has suspended CSA

South Africa risks banning international cricket after a government body has suspended CSA

  • Sep 11, 2020
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Cricket in South Africa is going through a major crisis after the Sports Federation and the Olympic Committee, a government body that oversees the nation's wide sport, suspended cricket in the country, South African cricket. This means South Africa Cricket has halted its daily operations and is raising questions about the team's future in international cricket. International Cricket Council (ICC) rules prohibit government interference, and this could mean that the national team's participation in international tournaments could be at risk.This unprecedented development comes after months of turmoil in the management of cricket in South Africa. What could this mean for South African cricket and players, as well as the future of international cricket for Proteas? Here is an explanationQ) What is SASCOC, the government entity that stopped cricket in South Africa?SASCOC (South African Athletic Association and Olympic Committee) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) and National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in South Africa and the body responsible for South Africa in the Commonwealth Games. It is also responsible for high-performance sports in the country and coordinates the relationship with various international sports federations. Therefore, it is a sports ombudsman that was formed after a process that began with a working group set up by the Minister of Sports. Therefore, it is a super body of government.Q) Why was Cricket South Africa acquired and stopped operations?In the last year, Cricket South Africa has suffered from many problems, especially since December 2019. There were three main problems which were racism, lines of payments, and accusations of corruption. The sacking of its CEO, Thabang Morrow, was the first in a series of managerial crises that affected South African cricket. Morrow was fired for "gross misconduct". The administrative crisis was exacerbated when CEO Chris Nenzani resigned, and so did Jack Bean. Therefore, for "alleged mismanagement and misconduct", cricket in South Africa has been suspended.Q) Why could South Africa be banned?The ICC does not permit any form of government interference in the daily management of the board. This was the reason why cricket was banned in Zimbabwe for a certain period last year due to increased government interference. If this happened, South Africa could be banned for the second time in its history, with the first ban between 1970 and 1991 due to apartheid policies.Q) Will the current participation of South African players in the IPL be in question?It is not yet known if this measure will affect the participation of South African players in the IPL. From now on, they are free to compete. Only their international matches can be called into question.Read More- Barcelona sack coach Quique Setien after UEFA Champions League exit

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Top Opening Partnerships in Test Cricket

  • Dec 17, 2020
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In a five-day game in which both teams play twice, the rookies play an important role in laying the groundwork. For the first hit team, you want your players to get off to a great start so that the others can take advantage of that and put pressure on the opponent. One of the most important roles in converting a team's fortune to test cricket is the starting batsmen. No wonder why the teams with the best beginners at their disposal are so successful in the longer format.In Test Cricket, if a beginner falls early, it gets really hard on the mid-ranking to driveRecovery against the red ball. Beginners play against the opposing team's best shootersFace the toughest spells in Test Cricket. Test cricket has, over the years, witnessed many world-class beginners who become an inspiration for the younger generation.Gautam Gambhir and Virender SehwagGautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been hailed as one of Test Cricket's Best Indian Opening Pairs. It was super fun to watch the two hit together, regardless of the format. The two share a great bond and played for Delhi Ranji Team. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir participated in several surprising opening partnerships during the period 2004-2012, where they wrestled together at the starting position in 87 events and scored 4,412 points with an average of 52.52. They participated in 11 federations of a hundred races in Test Cricket.Marvan Atapattu and Sanath JayasuriyaMarvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya ended their careers with a lot of jobs under their belt. Both scored numerous rounds in all formats and shared excellent Test Cricket partnerships. Together, they scored 4,469 points in 118 rounds when they began for Sri Lanka in the test. They scored matches with an average of 40.26 healthy and participated in 9 100 entries in the longest-running form of the game.Alastair Cook and Andrew StraussFrom 2006 to 2012, England was blessed with strong starting partner Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook. Both were prolific run-scorers for England. Alastair Cook is, in fact, England's number one run-scorer on auditions. Cook and Strauss scored many kicks together as beginners and contributed significantly to England's Test victories.They are currently the third-best starting pair on Test Cricket, having scored 4,771 passes together with an average of 40.96. Additionally, they shared 14 race partnerships when they opened for England in the test.Matthew Hayden and Justin LangerDuring the period 2000 and 2007, Australia was considered invisible. They boasted strong leadership, including a world-class starting pair of Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. Langer and Haynes had the ability to build a great partnership and tire opposing bowlers.Both leftists have enjoyed an excellent cricket career. They formed many associations that helped the team win matches. Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer are currently the second-best starter duo on Test Cricket. The duo fought together in 113 rounds, scoring 5,655 rounds with an average of 51.88.Gordon Greenidge and Desmond HaynesThe West Indies staring couple Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes are still the best starting duo in Test cricket. Greenidge and Haynes love to work together and have come together in numerous partnerships. Greenidge and Haynes played one of the biggest roles in making the West Indies a formidable test unit during the 1990s, starting together in 148 rounds, scoring 6,482 points with an average of 47.31. Sew up to 16 assemblies for hundreds of executions.Also Read: India vs Australia 1st Test | IND vs AUS Probable XI | Fantasy Playing Tips | More

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Indian women's tour of Australia postponed to next season

  • Dec 31, 2020
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MELBOURNE, Dec. 31 (PTI) The Australian cricket company said Thursday that the Indian women's team has waited for the resumption of international cricket since the ongoing suspension of the coronavirus outbreak and their scheduled tour of Australia has been postponed for next season for Ind vs Aus.The Indian team, which last played the T20 World Cup Final in March, was scheduled to play three ODI(Ind vs Aus) matches on January 22 in Canberra, January 25 in Melbourne, and January 28 in Hobart.However, the governing body added that the tour(Ind vs Aus) will now be part of preparations for the 2022 World Cup, which have been postponed to March-April due to the pandemic, and will include three Ind vs Aus T20Is.Read What was said on Ind vs Aus Women:"We very much hope that an expanded schedule between the Australian and Indian teams will be presented for the next season, which will be a great result for fans in both countries," Nick Hockley, Acting Executive Director, said in a statement."We initially hoped to play against India this summer, but the impact of the global pandemic made it necessary to postpone it until next season. India lost to Australia by 85 shots in its last international match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground."It would be great to host the Indian women's team once again, which was center stage in the unforgettable T20 World Cup Final at the MCG International Cricket World Cup in March, and do so with a much more expanded schedule than was originally planned," Hockley said.The dates and locations of the postponed tour will be confirmed in due course.Also read: Big Bash 2020-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers | Preview, probable XI, Much More

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India vs England 2021 | England tour of India Full Schedule, venue, dates - All you need to know

  • Jan 12, 2021
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Cricket will return to India in February next year when India hosts England. India is set to play 4 Tests, 5 T20I, and 3 ODI against England, as BCCI announced on Thursday. It will be a good opportunity for both teams to get used to the conditions in India, especially with the T20 World Cup that will be held in India next year. Fans will be excited to see cricket returning to the country after nearly a year.Here is the full schedule of India vs England 2021.India vs England 2021, Test series Schedule1st Test: Chennai | 5th Feb-9th Feb2nd Test: Chennai | 13th Feb-17th Feb3rd Test: Ahmedabad | 24th Feb-28th Feb (D/N)4th Test: Ahmedabad | 4th-8th MarchIndia vs England 2021, T20I series Schedule1st T20I: Ahmedabad | 12th March2nd T20I: Ahmedabad | 14th March3rd T20I: Ahmedabad | 16th March4th T20I: Ahmedabad | 18th March5th T20I: Ahmedabad | 20th MarchIndia vs England 2021, ODI series schedule:1st ODI: Pune | 23rd March2nd ODI: Pune | 26th March3rd ODI: Pune | 28th MarchAlso Read: Jasprit Bumrah become highest paid Indian cricketer in 2020

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ICC World Test Championship: Virat Kohlis team India need a draw in 4th test to seal the WTC final berth

  • Mar 02, 2021
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ICC World Test Championship – Draw in India vs England 4th Test will take India to WTC Finals: The fourth series of the test match between India and England begins on Thursday. Virat Kohli, India will only need a draw to win the 4-match Test Series. The fourth-round draw may also preserve India's place in the WTC Finals.New Zealand had already booked their place in the World Trade Championships finals, and India's resounding 10-point victory over England in the third round eliminated England from the WTC Finals race.However, England could still play the India fatal plan if India were defeated in the fourth test match. In such a scenario, India would be eliminated and Australia would qualify for the WTC Finals.ICC World Test Championship Scenarios in DetailNew Zealand already qualifiedNew Zealand is currently top of the WTC ranking with 70.0 percentage points. The Black Caps are the only ones to qualify for the World Cup Final so far.WTC final scenario for IndiaIndia only needs a draw or win in the fourth round to confirm its place in the WTC Finals. They lost the first test, but came back strong in the second and third tests, as they advanced 2--1. Now they will have to win the event chain 2-1 or 3-1 to get to Lords.WTC final scenario for EnglandEngland is now out of the race. But if they manage to win the next event, India will also be wiped out.WTC final scenario for AustraliaAustralia, meanwhile, has completed its WTC assignments and will closely monitor the two tests in Ahmedabad. If the Test Series between India and England ends in a 2-2 or 1-1 draw, Men Down Under will pass. Also, England's 2-1 victory would end in Australia's favor.Distribution of points in ICC World Test ChampionshipMatches in seriesPoints for a winPoints for a tiePoints for a drawPoints for a defeat2603020034020130430151005241280Also Read: Road Safety World Series 2021: Full list of matches(timetable), venues, ticket booking

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

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

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

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

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ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24

  • Aug 17, 2021
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the dates of the T20 World Cup matches on Tuesday, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14. As 8 teams will participate in the qualifying round of which 4 will reach the Super 12 stage, which will start from October 23. The long-awaited India-Pakistan match, will kick off on October 24 in Dubai. Both India and Pakistan are entered in Group Two of the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup, which also includes Afghanistan and New Zealand as other two automatic qualifiers. India plays a total of 4 matches in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi. None of their Super 12 matches in Sharjah have been scheduled. Meanwhile, Super 12 of first group move begins with two heavyweight battles. South Africa and Australia kick off the Super 12 in Abu Dhabi, which will be followed by the repeat of 2016 T20 World Cup final between England and the West Indies in Dubai on 23 October.India's fixtures at T20 World CupIndia vs Pakistan - October 24 - 6 pm local time in Dubai India vs New Zealand - October 31 - 6 pm local time in Dubai India vs Afghanistan - November 3 - 6 pm local time in Abu Dhabi India vs B1 (qualifier) - November 5 - 6 pm local time in Dubai India vs A2 (qualifier) - November 8 - 6 pm local time in Dubai. Overview of teams for T20 World CupRound 1 (Top 2 teams from each group qualify for Super 12)Group A: Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia Group B: Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland Bangladesh Super 12 (Top 4 teams qualify for semi-final) Group 1: Australia, South Africa, England, West Indies, A 1, B2 Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, B1 The tournament will kick off with the Group B first round match between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea at 2:00 p.m. local time on October 17, with Scotland and Bangladesh, the other teams from Group B match start in evening 6pm. Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia, which make up Group A, will play in Abu Dhabi the next day, with first-round matches continuing till October 22. The top two teams in each group will move to the Super12 stage of the tournament, starting on October 23. Top 4 teams from the Super 12 will make it to the semi-final. Reserve days for semi-finals and finalThe first semi-final will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 10 at 6pm local time. Dubai will host the second semi-final on November 11. Both semifinals have backup days. The finalThe final of the tournament will take place in Dubai at 6pm local time on November 14, Sunday, with Monday being the reservation day for the final.Also Read- KL Rahul becomes 10th Indian to hit Test hundred at Lords

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IPL 2022: Auction for new teams to take place on October 17

  • Sep 15, 2021
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The two new IPL teams will be auctioned on October 17. The league's ninth and tenth teams will be decided just two days after the IPL final in Dubai and the day the T20 World Cup begins.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced a tender for owning and operating two new Indian Premier League franchises.“The Governing Council of the IPL invites bids to acquire the right to own and operate 1 (one) of the 2 (two) new teams proposed to be introduced to take part in the Indian Premier League from the IPL 2022 season, through a tender process,” the BCCI said in a statement.Also Read- IPL 2021: RCB to wear blue jersey against KKR on September 20 to honour frontline workersThe deadline for the purchase of tender document is October 5.Among the venues where the teams could be based include Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Pune. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Ekana Stadium in Lucknow the larger-capacity could be an option for franchises. This effectively indicates that the IPL will be a 10-team tournament starting in the 2022 season.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad

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ICC mens T20I rankings: Indian captain Virat Kohli moves to No 4, KL Rahul retains sixth spot

  • Sep 15, 2021
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South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has advanced four places to reach a career-best eighth position in the ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings after some fine performances in the series against Sri Lanka, which his team won 3-0. The left-hander led the series total with 153 runs, including unbeaten 59 off from 46 deliveries in the final in Colombo that his team won by 10 wickets. This is the first time that he has been in the top ten of the T20I rankings, but he is ranked high in his career, third in the ODI and sixth in the Test. India captain Virat Kohli moved to fourth place while KL Rahul has held on to his sixth slot.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad Gains for Quinton de Kock Mustafizur Rahman rises up This week's @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings has some big movements Details https://t.co/rxcheDGCjM pic.twitter.com/83AUWRMqwf— ICC (@ICC) September 15, 2021Aiden Markram is another South African player on the rise, move to 11 positions from 12, while Bjorn Fortuin up from 103 places to 43 and Anrich Nortje up 29 places to 71 have made rapid progress in the bowlers list. Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera climbed 10 places to 38th after scoring 69 runs in two innings in the latest weekly update which also includes the last two games of the Bangladesh and New Zealand series. Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has moved up two places to eighth after finishing with eight wickets in the series while Nasum Ahmed (up 25 places to 15th) and Mehedi Hasan (up four places to 20th) have also made notable progress. However, Shakib Al Hasan has conceded the top spot for all-rounders to Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi. New Zealand's Tom Latham has advanced 22 places to 44th after his 50 not out in the final match and Finn Allen has moved up 23 places to 66th with 41 in the same match. In the ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings for batsman, Ireland William Porterfield advanced seven places to 66th, Craig Ervine of Zimbabwe moved up five places to 72 and Jaskaran Malhotra of the United States, who hit six sixes in an over from Papua New Guinea's Gaudi Toka in an ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League 2 match, has rocketed 169 places to 132nd. In the bowlers' list, the Ireland pair of Andy McBrine (up seven places to 27th) and Simi Singh (up 11 places to 38th), Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane (up 19 places to 91st) and Charles Amini of Papua New Guinea (up 11 places to 96th) are among those to advance.Also Read- IPL 2021: RCB to wear blue jersey against KKR on September 20 to honour frontline workers

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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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T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, All Teams, Host, Time Table, Venue

  • Oct 11, 2021
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ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the seventh T20 Cricket World Cup, has been scheduled between October 17, 2021 and November 14, 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. Initially, the tournament was scheduled to take place in Australia from October 18 to November 15, 2020. However, in July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the tournament would be postponed to 2021, due to the Covid pandemic. In August 2020, the ICC reaffirmed India's hosting of the 2021 tournament.ICC T20 World Cup 2021The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made the final decision on the host country for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and has clarified that BCCI will retain the hosting rights regardless of where the event takes place. Due to the COVID pandemic situation in India, IPL 2021 second leg is shifted to UAE. BCCI will host the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE & Oman. A final decision on the T20 World Cup 2021 venue has been taken. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the tournament will take place in the the UAE and Oman.Tournament T20 World Cup Year 2021 Match Type Twenty-20 Host Country UAE Organizer ICC Starting Date 17 Oct 2021 Last match date 14 Nov 2021  T20 World Cup 2021 Stage, Group and Team Details:Stage Group Teams Round 1 Group A Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands and Namibia Round 1 Group B Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman Super 12 Group 1 England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2 Super 12 Group 2 India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2 and B  Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24  T20 World Cup 2021 ScheduleThere are 8 teams in round 1 playing matches into 2 groups. Group A has Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, Namibia and Group B has Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Oman. From each group, 2 teams will qualify. These 4 teams later will join already qualified 8 teams (India, West Indies, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan) in Super 12. Semi-finals to be played on 10 and 11 November. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Final is likely to be played on November, 14. T20 2020 World cup was postponed due to the Covid-19 until 2022 but T20 World Cup 2021 schedule should be the same as announced.All the match start times (hours) are given in India Standard Time (IST)Round 1 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 17-Oct-21 Oman Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 2 17-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Scotland 7:30 PM Muscat 3 18-Oct-21 Ireland Vs Netherlands 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi  4 18-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Namibia 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi  5 19-Oct-21 Scotland Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 6 19-Oct-21 Oman Vs Bangladesh 7:30 PM Muscat 7 20-Oct-21 Namibia Vs Netherlands 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 8 20-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Ireland 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 9 21-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 10 21-Oct-21 Oman Vs Scotland 7:30 PM Muscat 11 22-Oct-21 Namibia Vs Ireland 3:30 PM Sharjah 12 22-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Netherlands 7:30 PM Sharjah  Super 12 – Group 1 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 23-Oct-21 Australia Vs South Africa 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 2 23-Oct-21 England Vs West Indies 7:30 PM Dubai 3 24-Oct-21 A1 Vs B2 3:30 PM Sharjah 4 26-Oct-21 South Africa Vs West Indies 3:30 PM Dubai 5 27-Oct-21 England Vs B2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 6 28-Oct-21 Australia Vs A1 7:30 PM Dubai 7 29-Oct-21 West Indies Vs B2 3:30 PM Sharjah 8 30-Oct-21 South Africa Vs A1 3:30 PM Sharjah 9 30-Oct-21 England Vs Australia 7:30 PM Dubai 10 01-Nov-21 England Vs A1 7:30 PM Sharjah 11 02-Nov-21 South Africa Vs B2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 12 04-Nov-21 Australia Vs B2 3:30 PM Dubai 13 04-Nov-21 West Indies Vs A1 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 14 06-Nov-21 Australia Vs West Indies 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 15 06-Nov-21 England Vs South Africa 7:30 PM Sharjah  Super 12 – Group 2 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 24-Oct-21 India Vs Pakistan 7:30 PM Dubai 2 25-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs B1 7:30 PM Sharjah 3 26-Oct-21 Pakistan Vs New Zealand 7:30 PM Sharjah 4 27-Oct-21 B1 Vs A2 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 5 29-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs Pakistan 7:30 PM Dubai 6 31-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs A2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 7 31-Oct-21 India Vs New Zealand 7:30 PM Dubai 8 02-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs A2 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 9 03-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs B1 3:30 PM Dubai 10 03-Nov-21 India Vs Afghanistan 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 11 05-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs A2 3:30 PM Sharjah 12 05-Nov-21 India Vs B1 7:30 PM Dubai 13 07-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs Afghanistan 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 14 07-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs B1 7:30 PM Sharjah 15 08-Nov-21 India Vs A2 7:30 PM Dubai  T20 World Cup 2021 Final & Semifinal Fixture:Date Teams Semi-Final | Final Time 10 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 1st Semi-Final 7:30 PM 11 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi-Final 7:30 PM 14 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC Final 7:30 PM Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

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

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T20 World Cup: India look to fix batting order in final warm-up game against Australia

  • Oct 19, 2021
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Their preparations for the T20 World Cup off to a smooth start, and India will look to finalize their batting order for the tournament-proper when they face Australia in their second and final warm-up match on Wednesday. India will clash against Pakistan in their main event lung-opener on Sunday. The tournament will be Virat Kohli's last as skipper in the format besides being the swan-song for head coach Ravi Shastri. As Kohli pointed out before the preparation game against England on Monday, India's top three is already settled when KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting and the skipper coming in at the crucial no.3 position. Having made a stroke-filled 70 before retiring in the seven-wicket win over England, the young Ishan Kishan has also staked his claim for a place in the playing eleven. Rishabh Pant (29 not out) was promoted ahead of SuryaKumar Yadav and it remains to be seen where the latter bats on Wednesday. Rohit didn't bat against England and come Wednesday the right-hander is expected to get a go against the Australians. The talking point, however, remains all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who did not seem comfortable in his short stint against England. With Pandya not bowling, it remains to be seen whether the Indian think-tank will play him purely as a batter. India will also miss the sixth bowling option if one of the five strong attacks has an off day on the field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had one against England on Monday, but Jasprit Bumrah was at his best. Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets, while Rahul Chahar was taken to task by the England batters. And come Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy are expected to get a look in before the main business begins. On recent form, since losing the home series against Australia 2-0 before the 2019 ODI World Cup, India was unbeaten in eight series in a row. Since the 2016 T20 World Cup, India have played 72 T20 matches and won 45. Australia also began with winning start to their preparations with Josh Inglis hitting two fours in the final over to help his team beat New Zealand by three wickets a warm-up match in Abu Dhabi on Monday. There was mixed news for Australia in their first warm-up as David Warner's horror run continued after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck. Adam Zampa (2/17) and Kane Richardson (3/24) impressed with the ball, but a middle-order collapse meant the Australians needed late cameos from Ashton Agar (23 off 18 balls), Mitchell Starc (13 not out off 9) and Inglis (8 not out off 2) to secure the win. The Aussies have never exactly been a huge force in the shortest format and it remains to be seen whether they are able to finally get thngs going at the biggest stage. Teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur. Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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I believe that India can win the T20 World Cup: Virender Sehwag

  • Oct 28, 2021
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The T20 World Cup 2021 has been an eventful affair so far. The fans have been all raring to watch the action unfold in the mega event. However, in the middle of the ongoing tournament, a fan asked former India cricketer Virender Sehwag who he thinks will clinch the title this year. Sehwag is always super active across his social media platforms. The former batter never shies away from expressing his opinions on the game. Thus, whilst answering the question of the fan, Sehwag was quick enough to back the Virat Kohli-led side in the marquee event. He pinned his hopes on team India to lift the trophy this year and also asked the people to support the team at times of defeat.India only have to play better cricket here onwards: Virender Sehwag“According to me, it’s Team India who will win this T20 World Cup. They’ll only have to play better cricket here onwards. We always cheer for our team when it wins but when it loses we have to support it even more. So, I believe that India can win the T20 World Cup,” Sehwag said in his latest episode of Virugiri Dot Com on Instagram. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag)Team India did not have a positive start to their t20 worldcup campaign. The team locked horns with Pakistan in their opening fixture. Although Men in Blue entered the competition as favorites to win considering their record against Pakistan in ICC events, the team faced defeat by ten wickets. The Babar Azam-led side exuded some great character to break India’s 12 matches winning streak and registered a thumping victory. Shaheen Shah Afridi was clinical with the ball as he sent back both the openers early on. Chasing down the target of 152, Pakistan’s openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played belligerent knocks to take the team past the victory. India's next mission is against New Zealand. Both sides have lost their previous encounters with Pakistan and will be keen on getting to winning ways. It will be a crucial match for both teams as a loss here will affect their chances of reaching the semi-finals.Also Read- Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 recommended for Khel Ratnas

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Warner tries to recreate Cristiano Ronaldo Coke bottle moment in PC

  • Oct 29, 2021
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Australian opener David Warner tried to recreate the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo Coke bottle moment’ in the post-match press conference after the match between Australia and Sri Lanka. Ronaldo had removed the Coke bottles from his table in the press conference earlier this year, and this resulted in a loss of $4 Billion for Coca Cola. Warner tried to do the same, but was asked to put the Coke bottles back on the table. In fact, Warner even asked whether he needs to put the Coke bottles back as well. The 35-year-old also cheekily stated ‘If it is good enough for Cristiano, it is good enough for me’..@davidwarner31 trying to be @Cristiano “if it’s good enough for Cristiano, it’s good enough for me” pic.twitter.com/Nyc7NfyKEs— Thakur (@hassam_sajjad) October 28, 2021David Warner’s superb half-century helps Australia trounce Sri LankaIn the encounter between Australia and Sri Lanka in t20 worldcup on October 28, 2021, Sri Lanka scored a decent total of 154/6 on the scoreboard. In reply, David Warner was in red hot form with the willow and scored a whirlwind 65 off 42 deliveries at the top of the order to help Australia breeze past the target with 7 wickets and 3 overs to spare. The left-handed batting dynamite struck 10 fours in his enterprising innings. Apart from Warner, Australian captain Aaron Finch and veteran hitter Steven Smith have also contributed useful runs. While Finch scored an impressive 23 balls 37, Smith stayed till the end and helped himself to a patient 28*. David Warner is one of the best hitters to ever play for the Australian team in the T20I format of the game. Warner is currently the second top scorer for the Australian team's in T20I cricket and has plundered 2344 runs in 83 innings at an average of 31.67 and a strike rate of close to 140. Warner has also scored 1 hundred and 19 fifties in T20I cricket as well. Warner will next take the field for the Australian side on 30th October 2021, when the kangaroos clash against their arch-rivals England at the Dubai International Cricket StadiumAlso Read- I believe that India can win the T20 World Cup: Virender Sehwag

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T20 World Cup: India look to end campaign on winning note

  • Nov 08, 2021
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India will look to end their underwhelming T20 World Cup 2021 campaign on a high when they take on Namibia in the final league game on Monday. Coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli would also eye a winning end to a significant chapter in the history of Indian cricket, as Shastri and Kohli are stepping down as the head coach and T20I captain after this tournament. Against Namibia, they will surely like to win it big and skipper Kohli would do a world of good if he allows the likes of Rahul Chahar to get a game and gives Ishan Kishan another go. The senior players would gain precious little against the David Wiese's of the world save for beefing up their individual statistics. Very rarely has an Indian team played such an inconsequential game at an ICC event since its last league game in the 1992 World Cup against South Africa after already being out of the race for the semi-finals. It is not the first time that India is out of a global tournament before the last four stages, but it was not at all frustrating when one can clearly read the writing on the wall. The two losses to Pakistan and New Zealand -in which they got outplayed - had already put India on the exit path. From there, it was more of a battle pitching hope against hope and it eventually all came crashing with New Zealand's eight-wicket win over Afghanistan. And that is something that will hurt Shastri, a proud man, who has done his bit to make this a formidable all-condition Test team with a lethal fast bowling attack. Their fabulous term saw India achieve the pinnacle of Test cricket glory with back-to-back series wins in Australia, a near-win on the recent tour of England, three dominating seasons at home and a phenomenal run up to the semifinals of the 2019 ICC 50-over World Cup. This campaign also brings an end to the four-year stint of head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar, who have decided to move on. For Kohli, who is all set to even lose his ODI captaincy in the coming days, this wasn't how he would have liked to end his T20 captaincy stint with the national team having already quit IPL captaincy. It is also the first time since the 2013 Champions Trophy that an Indian men's team has failed to reach at least the semi-final stage of an ICC event. They were champions in the 50 over Champions Trophy in 2013, followed by runners-up finish in T20 World Cup in 2014. In the 2015 ODI World Cup, the team lost in the semifinals. The 2016 t20worldcup saw them reach the last four stage while they lost to Pakistan in the 2017 final of the 50-over Champions Trophy. In 2019, his ODI World Cup campaign ended in the semi-finals, and the two-year Test World Championship also ended in a final defeat. A combination of factors led to this debacle and if Kohli's poor captaincy and selection is one factor, the problems were certainly compounded by players like Hardik Pandya, who didnt reveal the full extent of their fitness status to the national selectors. However, these fatigue-levels notwithstanding, the team faltered on multiple fronts too. Shreyas Iyer and Yuzvendra Chahal's non-selection, uncertainty about who'll open, an unplanned middle-order and not having a game plan with an in-form Shardul Thakur in focus could've been aspects for the indian cricketer to look at. cricket india will take the flight back home and begin their journey to the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup under new head coach and a new captain on a fresh note. Namibia have managed to beat only Scotland so far in their Super 12 engagements after making the tournament-proper for the first time in the T20 format. Teams:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur Namibia: Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock. Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams and Pikky Ya France.Also Read- Babar Azam Becomes First Captain To Score 3 Fifties In T20 World Cup

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PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

  • Nov 08, 2021
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Pakistan Television (PTV) has slapped a Rs 100 million defamation notice on former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar for walking out of a show on air last month after a heated argument with the host Nauman Niaz. Shoaib Akhtar had walked out of a PTV programme and resigned from his job as a cricket analyst after being told to leave the set by the host of the show at the state-owned channel while analysing Pakistan's victory over New Zealand at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. PTV has now sent a defamation notice to the mercurial sports star as his on-air resignation violated the clause and also resulted in financial losses for the channel. "As per clause 22, both sides shall have right to terminate his agreement by serving three months' written notice or payment in lieu thereof. Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar resigned on air on October 26 which has resulted into huge financial losses to PTV," the notice read. "Shoaib Akhtar also left Dubai during T20 World Cup transmission without any prior information to PTVC management. Besides, appearance on an Indian TV show along with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, which also caused irreparable losses to PTV," the notice further added.Also Read- Babar Azam Becomes First Captain To Score 3 Fifties In T20 World CupAkhtar has been asked by the PTVC to pay an amount of Rs 100 million as damages along with an amount of Rs 33,33,000, equivalent to a three-month salary to the organisation, otherwise, PTC "reserves its rights to initiate legal proceedings" against Akhtar before the court of competent jurisdiction, said ARY News. "Utterly Disappointed. After miserably failing to safeguard my respect & repute while i was working for PTV, they have now sent me a Recovery Notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law," Akhtar tweeted. Utterly Disappointed. After miserably failing to safeguard my respect & repute while i was working for PTV, they have now sent me a Recovery Notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 7, 2021On Tuesday, October 26 Akhtar had been treated badly and insulted on air by the host on the show. Discussing the match on PTV Sports' 'Game on Hai', Akhtar credited the Pakistan Super League's Lahore Qalandars team for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. Host Nauman Niaz took issue with Akhtar's comments and said: "You're being a little rude and I don't want to say this, but if you're being over smart, you can go. I am saying this on air." Akhtar, who was on the show alongside former players David Gower and Viv Richards, said he could not continue. "A lot of apologies guys, a lot of apologies," Akhtar said before storming off the set. "I am resigning from PTV. The way I have been treated on national TV, I don't think I should be sitting here right now.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh hints at comeback from retirement next year