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MS Dhoni will wait patiently to see the performance of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson: VVS Laxman

  • Nov 28, 2019
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With MS Dhoni saying he will not discuss his international future until January, former batsman VVS Laxman feels that veteran Wicketkeeper is preparing for IPL 2020 and will take a call after the T20 Championship.HIGHLIGHTSLaxman awaits the return of Dhoni as long as he has a good performance in IPLDhoni hasn't played international cricket since the 2019 World CupDhoni said  that he wants to be left alone until January 2020Former Indian VVS Laxman feels that MS Dhoni can return if young Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson do not take advantage of the opportunities that arise in the near future.VVS Laxman said, MS Dhoni would relate to his international future after the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2020. He added that Dhoni could be seen in international cricket if he plays well for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).The future of Dhoni's International Cricket has become intense speculation since the  World Cup-winning former captain has not played since the 2019 World Cup.Dhoni was not available for the West Indies tour and took an educational license during which he trained with the Para Regiment in the Indian army. Nor he was a part of India's limited-overs team for series against South Africa and Bangladesh.While the images of his Ranchi training raised expectations of an early return, Dhoni was not named in the T20I and ODI squads for the next series against the West Indies at home.“I think MS Dhoni will wait patiently to see the performance of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson."If these two young people do not take advantage of their opportunity, it can be believed that MS Dhoni can return considering he performs well in the IPL that leads to the World Cup.""At this time, Rishabh Pant will be the first option, and his back up will be Sanju Samson, and if these two boys do not take advantage of the opportunities given to them, then we may be able to look at MS Dhoni, considering how he performs in IPL." Meanwhile, Dhoni broke the silence about his international return at a promotional event in Mumbai on Wednesday. "January tak mat poocho (don't ask me till January)," said Dhoni.

IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

  • Dec 04, 2019
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IPL 2020 AuctionThe next edition of the IPL player auction is just around the corner. For the first time, the auction will be held in Kolkata.IPL PLAYER AUCTION MORE DETAILS:WHEN?The IPL 2020 auction will be held on December 19 (Thursday)WHERE?KolkataLIVE COVERAGE:The live coverage of the IPL auction will be available on All News Channels on December 1971 players were released through their franchises before the IPL 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19 this year. A total of 127 players were retained, including 35 foreigners.Kings XI Punjab entered the auction on December 19 with a bag worth Rs. 42.70 crore, the biggest of the eight teams after it dropped eight players, including South African David Miller, Englishman Sam Curran, and the mysterious Tamil Nadu Varun Chakravarthy, purchased for huge rupees 8.4 crores last year.The champions Mumbai Indian retained 18 players, including veteran Sri Lankan player Lasith Malinga, despite his fitness problems, while f releasing 12 players.Chennai Super Kings, three-time champions, is entering the auction with a small bag of Rs. 14.60 crore.Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, has around Rs. 28 crores to work at the auction.Here is the full list of the eight portfolios:Delhi Capitals launched nine players, including two South Africans, Morris and the powerful Colin Ingram. New Zealand's first-class batsman Colin Munro and Indian test specialist Hanuma Vihari were also released.Rajasthan Royals dropped 11 players, including pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for Rs 8.4 crore last year after paying Rs. 11.5 crore for him the previous season.Sunrisers Hyderabad released the smallest number of players, five, including Shakibul Al Hasan, who was banned by the ICC for failing to report illegal methods, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, and Yusuf Pathan.Following is the list of players released by the teams:Chennai Super Kings: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn.Delhi Capitals: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh.Kings XI Punjab: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthy.Kolkata Knight Riders: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe.Mumbai Indians: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh.Rajasthan Royals: Aryaman Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Sudhesan Midhun.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.Read More

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IPL auction: WI, Aus stars in focus but youngsters set to be top draws

  • Dec 18, 2019
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The focus will be on swords in West Indies and Australia, but some of the lesser-known youngsters may pull out with big deals at the IPL Player Auction in Kolkata on Thursday, as franchises are expected to limit their spending.The thirteenth edition of the lucrative franchise league will have additional significance because 2020 is the year of the T20 World Cup.With 14 years and 350 days, Noor Ahmed from Afghanistan has become the youngest name in the auction group. The left-arm chinaman, with a base price of Rs 30 lakh, can join players such as Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi to play in the prominent Super League.Noor has been impressive in the recently-launched U19 series against India, where he picked up nine wickets.Among the young Indians, the first player in Mumbai, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Priyam Garg, who lead the U-19 World Cup team in India, will be watched with the spinning of Tamil Nadu, the left arm Tamil Nadu, R Sai Kishore pacemaker from Bengal, Ishan Porel. All have a base price of Rs 20 lakh.For the stars, Shimron Hetmyer, the 22-year-old West Indies hitter who was launched by Royal Challengers Bangalore before the auction, already presented himself with a century from 85 balls in the first ODI vs India in Chennai.The Guyanese southpaw, who has a base price of Rs. 50 lakh, scored the most in the previous T20I series: 120 in three games with a hit rate of 151.89.After buying him at a whopping price of Rs. 4.2 crore last year, Royal Challengers Bangalore allowed batsmen to attack in 2019 IPL.But with three cards available for the right to match, RCB can still exercise the option to keep the player in the model.However, with a larger portfolio, other franchises will target Hetmyer at the first-time auction in Kolkata.Kesrick Williams, from the West Indies, is also expected to set a medium rhythm, which had upset the captain of India Virat Kohli as he is in the T20 International series, offering an intense offer at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.The limited money in a portfolio of most franchises may mean that the bid will not be particularly aggressive for those with a higher base rate.The auction includes five Australians: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. The five, along with South Africa's Del Steyn and Sri Lanka Angelo Matthews, are in the top group of Rs. 2 crores.Australian cricket players participating in the World Cup chose not to participate in the 2019 auction, but this time they registered their names keeping in mind the T20 World Cup at home in October.While Mitchell Starc has chosen not to participate this year, it is very likely that Maxwell, Cummins, Hazlewood and Lyn would be considered top players.After hopping two years in a row, Cummins can be a good deal. He had an impressive season for 2017 with 15 wickets at a strike rate of 18.46.However, it remains to be seen how Del Steen and Angelo Matthews will do at a high base price of Rs 2 crore.Steyn was not sold at the previous IPL auction, but Royal Cha Challengers Bangalore agreed to replace Nathan Coulter-Nile. This was not good, as he had an injury that excluded him from the World Cup.Upon entering the auction, RCB off-loaded Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, and Colin de Grandhomme along with nine other players. They are probably the busiest among the teams to fill 10-12 spaces.With the likes of Tim Southee, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazelwood at stake, it will be interesting to see how they'll do it with Rs. 27.90 crore in their portfolio.Among the Indians, Robin Uthappa, former Kolkata Knight Riders vice-captain, who was released by his winning team at IPL, maintained his base price at Rs. 1.5 crores.Currently leading Kerala state on the national circuit, Uthappa has recorded 139 runs in six T20 national championships for Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and it remains to be seen whether the 34-year-old has found any takers.KKR also released Piyush Chawla, and he is among the four bowlers who collected 150 wickets in IPL. The leg-spinner fixture, in addition to the Yusuf Pathan, bears a price tag of Rs 1 crore.Indian test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari, at a base price of Rs 50 lakh, also enter the tender area. Pujara was not sold last year, while Vihari was released by Delhi Capitals.As for the teams, Kings XI Punjab, who is aiming for an elusive title, has the most money to brag about, Rs. 42.70 crore, and is expected to make an extensive offer.With its rocky top arrangement, KXIP looks very dependent on Mohammed Shami as a quick bowling option. They can search for a spinner to fill the void left by Captain R Ashwin's exit.Funds with franchises:CSK: Rs 14.60 crore, Delhi Capitals: Rs 27.85 crore, KXIP: Rs 42.70 crore, KKR: Rs 35.65 crore, MI: Rs 13.05 crore, RR: Rs 28.90 crore, RCB: Rs 27.90 crore, SRH: Rs 17 crore.Read More: Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule: Full Schedule Of VIVO IPL 2020,IPL Schedule,Time Table,Fixture,Team Squad,Dates,Venues,Point Table,Live Match,Tickets

IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

  • Dec 20, 2019
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Aussie players made merry, raking in the big bucks at the IPL 2020 players’ auction in Kolkata on Thursday. In a fierce competition between eight franchises, struggling to collect the best possible teams, Australians emerged as the most dominant number.Of the 338 players who fell under the hammer, 62 were sold at the auction table in Kolkata. The Eight franchises combined spent Rs 140.3 crore with Australian cricketers such as Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell attracting big deals.In the list of the most expensive five players at the auction, three were Australians.Below is a list of the five major purchases at the IPL 2020 Auction.Pat Cummins (Bought by KKR for Rs 15.50 Crore)Pacer Pat Cummins was the subject of the conversation in the city, as he became the most expensive foreign purchase in the history of IPL. Cummins got a massive offer of Rs. 15.50 crore from twice-winner Kolkata Knight Riders when they broke the previous record for Ben Stokes, which Rising Pune Supergiant bought for Rs. 14.5 crore at the 2017 auction. After a fierce three-way war of rivalries, KKR surpassed Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore to buy the number one test bowler in the world.Cummins was part of the Kolkata team in 2014 and 2015 and played for the last time in the Delhi Capital in 2017. The Mumbai Indians picked him up in the following season, but was excluded with a back injury."I thought he was the best player of the auction as a cricketer, he's grown, his body has become robust. He is now the vice-captain of the Australia cricket team, which is a mark of his development. Wonderful to secure a world-class player," said Brendon McCallum, KKR coach after buying Cummins.Glenn Maxwell (Bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10.75 Crore)Glenn Maxwell's international break didn't bother because of the mental health difficulties, as they struggled to buy expensive offroads. It ended up with Maxwell receiving Rs. 10.75 crore, becoming the second most expensive purchase at the auction and would represent KingsXI Punjab in the next 2020 IPL release. Maxwell recently returned from break and is currently playing with the stars of Melbourne in the Big Bash League.Chris Morris (Bought by RCB for Rs 10 Crore)In one of the great surprises of the auction, the South African realist Chris Morris was taken over by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a large sum of Rs 10 crore. With a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, Morris made big profits, as the franchises were looking for a powerful and impressive all-rounder. Rajasthan Royals showed initial interest in buying Morris, but then RCB and Kings XI Punjab got into a bidding war when RR remained behind. When the numbers suddenly increased, the Mumbai Indians also threw their hat into the ring, but the RCB finally packed Morris for a whopping sum of Rs 10 crore.Sheldon Cottrell (Bought by Kings Xi Punjab for Rs 8.5 Crore)The major cricket show "Cottrell Salute" will feature in the next release, as the left pacemaker attracted first-time buyers at IPL. Astonishing performance in the shortest format for Windies helped him catch the attention of the franchise when they went to the auction war. Finally, the Kings XI Punjab won a three-way battle that also included the Delhi Capitals and the Rajasthan Royals. The Punjab-based franchise had to spend Rs 8.5 crore to purchase the Cottrell, making him the fourth-highest auction purchase."Very happy to have Cottrell on board," said  Ness Wadia, owner at KXIP.Nathan Coulter-Nile (Bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 8 Crore)Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile completed the list of the five main purchases at the IPL 2020 auction, after Indian defenders Mumbai Indians purchased him for Rs. 8 crores. In a fierce battle with runner-up Chennai Super Kings last year, MI had to pay a large sum to take over Western Australian. After a great international year followed by some good performances in the domestic circuit, Coulter-Nile caught the headlines at the auction.Read More: Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule: Full Schedule Of VIVO IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Full list of all eight updated squads after auction

IPL 2020: Full list of all eight updated squads after auction

  • Dec 23, 2019
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As expected, pacers continued to rule the roost as the eight franchisees splurged a combined sum of Rs. 140.30 crore on 62 players who were sold during the 13th Player Auction of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.Players sold: 62Money spent: Rs. 140.30 croreMost expensive signing: Pat Cummins (Rs. 15.5 crores, Kolkata Knight Riders) - most expensive overseas player in the history of IPL and the second-highest bid in IPL auctions so farMost expensive Indian: Piyush Chawla (Rs. 6.75 crores, Chennai Super Kings)The player auction for IPL 2020 got completed in Kolkata on Thursday with a number of players - both well-known and relatively unknown ones - making headlines throughout the day. While Pat Cummins (15.50 Crores) made history by becoming the 2nd most expensive player in IPL history, big names like Dale Steyn almost didn't find any takers, till the very last minutes when Royal Challengers Bangalore snapped him up for his base price of 2 crores.Here are how the full squads of all the 8 teams stack up after the auction:Chennai Super KingsS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction 1.Shane Watson Piyush Chawla(Rs 6.75 Crore)2.Ambati RayuduSam Curran (Rs 5.5 Crore)3.Faf du PlessisJosh Hazlewood(Rs 2 Crore)4.Suresh RainaR Sai Kishore (Rs 20 Lakhs)5.Kedar Jadhav 6.N Jagadeesan 7.M Vijay 8.Rituraj Gaikwad 9.MS Dhoni (wk) 10.Dwayne Bravo 11.Ravindra Jadeja 12.Mitchell Santner 13. Monu Singh 14.Harbhajan Singh 15.Imran Tahir 16.Karn Sharma 17.Karn Sharma 18.Lungi Ngidi 19.Deepak Chahar 20.Shardul Thakur 21.KM Asif   Rajasthan RoyalsS.noRetained PlayersPlayers Bought at Auction1.Jos Buttler (wk)Robin Uthappa(Rs 3 Crore)2.Steve SmithJaydev Unadkat(Rs 3 Crore)3.Sanju Samson (wk)Yashasvi Jaiswal(Rs 2.4 Crore)4.Manan VohraKartik Tyagi (Rs 1.3 Crore)5.Riyan ParagAndrew Tye(Rs 1 Crore)6.Ben StokesTom Curran(Rs 1 Crore)7.Mahipal LomrorAnuj Rawat(Rs 80 Lakh)8.Shashank SinghDavid Miller(Rs 75 Lakh)9.Shreyas Gopal Oshane Thomas (Rs 50 Lakhs)10.Rahul TewatiaAakash Singh(Rs 20 Lakh)11.Mayank MarkandeAnirudha Joshi (Rs 20 Lakhs)12.Jofra Archer 13.Ankit Rajpoot 14.Varun Aaron  Delhi CapitalsS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Shikhar DhawanShimron Hetmyer (Rs 7.75 Crore)2.Ajinkya RahaneMarcus Stoinis(Rs 1 Crore)3.Prithvi ShawAlex Carey(Rs 2.4 Crore)4.Prithvi ShawJason Roy (Rs 1.5 Crore)5.Rishabh Pant (wk)Chris Woakes (Rs 1.5 Crore)6.Axar PatelMohit Sharma(Rs 50 Lakhs)7.Harshal PatelTushar Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs)8.R AshwinTushar Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs)9.Amit Mishra 10.Sandeep Lamichhane 11.Kagiso Rabada 12.Ishant Sharma 13.Keemo Paul 14.Avesh Khan     Kings XI PunjabS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction 1.KL Rahul (wk)Glenn Maxwell(Rs 10.75 Crore) 2Chris GayleSheldon Cottrell (Rs 8.5 Crore) 3Mayank AgarwalRavi Bishnoi (Rs 2 Crore) 4Karun NairPrabhsimran Singh(Rs 55 Lakhs) 5Mandeep SinghDeepak Hooda(Rs 50 Lakh) 6Nicholas Pooran (wk)James Neesham(Rs 50 Lakh) 7Sarfaraz KhanIshan Porel(Rs 20 Lakh) 8Murugan AshwinChris Jordan(Rs 75 Lakhs) 9Mujeeb-ur-RahmanTajinder Dhillon(Rs 20 Lakhs) 10K. Gowtham  J. Suchith  11Harpreet Brar  12Mohammed Shami  13Hardus Viljoen  14Arshdeep Singh  15Darshan Nalkande  Kolkata Knight RidersS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Shubman GillPat Cummins(Rs 15.5 Crore)2.Siddesh LadEoin Morgan(Rs 5.25 Crore)3.Andre RussellVarun Chakravarthy (Rs 4 Crore)4.Dinesh Karthik (wk)Tom Banton(Rs 1 Crore)5.Rinku SinghRahul Tripathi(Rs 60 Lakh)6.Nitish RanaPravin Tambe(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Sunil NarineM Siddharth(Rs 20 Lakh)8.Kuldeep YadavChris Green(Rs 20 Lakhs)9.Harry GurneyNikhil Naik(Rs 20 Lakhs)10.Lockie Ferguson 11.Kamlesh Nagarkoti 12.Shivam Mavi 13.Prasidh Krishna 14.Sandeep Warrier  Mumbai IndiansS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Rohit SharmaNathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 8 Crore)2.Suryakumar YadavChris Lynn(Rs 2 Crore)3.Quinton de Kock (wk)Saurabh Tiwary(Rs 50 Lakh)4.Aditya Tare (wk)Mohsin Khan(Rs 20 Lakhs)5.Anmolpreet SinghDigvijay Deshmukh (Rs 20 Lakhs)6.Kieron PollardPrince Balwant Rai Singh(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Ishan Kishan (wk) 8.Sherfane Rutherford 9.Hardik Pandya 10.Krunal Pandya 11.Rahul Chahar 12.Jayant Yadav 13.Anukul Roy 14.Jasprit Bumrah 15.Lasith Malinga 16.Trent Boult 17.Dhawal Kulkarni 18.Mitchell McClenaghan    Sunrisers HyderabadS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.David WarnerMitchell Marsh(Rs 2 Crore)2.Kane WilliamsonPriyam Garg (Rs 1.9 Crore)3.Jonny Bairstow (wk)Virat Singh(Rs 1.9 Crore)4.Manish PandeyFabian Allen(Rs 50 Lakhs)5.Sreevats Goswami (wk)Sandeep Bavanaka (Rs 20 Lakhs)6.Wriddhiman Saha (wk)Abdul Samad(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Vijay ShankarSanjay Yadav(Rs 20 Lakhs)8.Mohammad Nabi 9.Abhishek Sharma 10.Rashid Khan 11.Shahbaz Nadeem 12.Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13.Siddarth Kaul 14.Khaleel Ahmed 15.Sandeep Sharma 16.Basil Thampi 17.T. Natarajan 18.Billy Stanlake  Royal Challengers BangaloreS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Virat KohliChris Morris(Rs 10 Crore)2.AB de VilliersAaron Finch(Rs 4.4 Crore)3.Devdutt PadikkalDale Steyn(Rs 2 Crores)4.Parthiv Patel (wk)Kane Richardson (Rs 1.5 Crores)5.Gurkeerat Singh MannIsuru Udana(Rs 50 Lakhs)6.Moeen AliJoshua Philippe(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Shivam DubePavan Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs)8.Yuzvendra Chahal 9.Washington Sundar 10.Pawan Negi 11.Umesh Yadav 12.Navdeep Saini 13.Mohammed Siraj 14.  15.  16.  17.  18.   

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing, venue

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing, venue

  • Feb 25, 2020
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has been a two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champion and as always it has geared up to put out a strong show in the Indian Premier League 2020, the 13th edition of the T20 cricket league. The Kolkata Knight Riders will kick off their game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium located in Bangalore on 31st March 2020.The Knight Riders with Dinesh Karthik as the Captain had failed to reach the playoffs of the last season, as a result of which the franchise had dropped some of the key players from the team such as Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn. In the IPL 2020 auctions that were concluded, KKR had bought the Australian pacer, Pat Cummins. He is one of the most expensive players in the 2020 auctions. A total of Rs 15.5 crore was spent to get him. The team has also tried to boost up their batting department by buying the winning captain of the 2019 world cup, Eoin Morgan for Rs 5.25 crore.The Knight Riders will be playing their home leg-matches of this year's IPL at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Out of the total 14 matches, KKR will be playing two in the afternoon (starting at 4 pm) and 12 in the evening (starting at 8 pm). Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing its last IPL 2020 league match on 15th May against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.Kolkata Knight Riders’ full schedule, match timing and venue details:31st March 2020, TuesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Bengaluru3rd April 2020, FridayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata6th April 2020, MondayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata9th April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur/Guwahati12th April 2020, SundayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata16th April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad19th April 2020, SundayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Delhi23rd April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata26th April 2020, SundayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Mohali28th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai2nd May 2020, SaturdayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata7th May 2020, ThursdayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai10th May 2020, SundayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata15th May 2020, FridayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: KolkataKolkata Knight Riders' full squad for IPL 2020:Andre Russell, Chris Green, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Furguson, Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Tom Banton, and Varun Chakravarthy.

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 schedule, match timings, venue

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 schedule, match timings, venue

  • Mar 05, 2020
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Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020The three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winner Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be participating in the 13th season of the IPL. CSK had become a finalist during the last year's IPL.CSK will begin the IPL 2020 against the defending champion Mumbai Indians (MI) in the tournament opener held on 29th March 2020 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Chennai Super Kings will be playing their home matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.CSK is also popularly known as the Daddy’s army for its high average age of key players. The team will be playing their matches only during the afternoon (starting from 4 pm) on 10th May 2020 against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at their home ground. This will be the last home-leg match of Super Kings. During the IPL 2020 auction, CSK had plugged a few gaps in their squad by bringing English all-rounder Sam Curran and Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood on the team.Chennai will be playing its last IPL 2020 match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium located in Bengaluru.The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is a franchise cricket team with its base in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The team was founded in the year 2008 and it plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The team has even served a suspension of two years from the league starting from the month of July 2015 for the alleged involvement of the team owners in the 2013 IPL betting case. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of the team and the team is coached by Stephen Fleming.The Chennai Super Kings logo features the head of a roaring lion in orange colour. The team is in colour blue and the crown made above the team is the same like the "Coromandel King". The lion is the king of the jungle, which is reflected in the team. Chennai Super Kings reflects the qualities like youth, vibrancy, solid performance orientation and fiery spirit. The motto of the team is "Raise your hands" and the current theme song of CSK is "Whistle Podu".Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings and venue details:29th March 2020, SundayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai2nd April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai6th April 2020, MondayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata11th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai13th April 2020, MondayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi17th April 2020, FridayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali19th April 2020, SundayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai24th April 2020, FridayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai27th April 2020, MondayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai30th April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad4th May 2020, MondayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur7th May 2020, ThursdayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai10th May 2020, SundayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Chennai14th May 2020, ThursdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMChennai Super Kings full squad for IPL 2020Chennai Super Kings full squad for IPL 2020 includes MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Josh Hazlewood, Murli Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Narayan Jagadeesan, Sai Kishore and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 06, 2020
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Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020For the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), Kings XI Punjab will have a new captain, K L Rahul. KXIP has been failing to qualify for the playoffs in six IPL seasons continuously. KXIP will begin the IPL 2020 season with a match against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on 30th March 2020, and DC will be playing its last IPL 2020 match in Mohali. In the auctions of IPL 2020, the Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell was the team's costliest buy. The other players brought on the team include the England cricket team all-rounder Chris Jordon and New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham.KXIP will be playing two of its matches in the afternoon starting from 4 pm first in Mohali on 26th April 2020 against the Kolkata Knight Riders and the second one on 3rd May 2020 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.Kings XI Punjab is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represents Mohali in Punjab, India. Kings XI Punjab was found in the year 2008. The estimated brand value of Kings XI Punjab is $52 million (Rs 360 crore). The catchment areas of the Kings XI Punjab team include Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. This is evident from its letter sequence "K J H P H" given in its banner. The motto of Kings XI Punjab is We don't buy superstar, we make them and the current theme song is "Dhoom Punjabi".Kings XI Punjab's IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings, and venue details:30th March 2020Match: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi4th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali8th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali11th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai14th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali17th April 2020, FridayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali20th April 2020, MondayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai23rd April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata26th April 2020, SundayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Mohali29th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur3rd May 2020, SundayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Bengaluru8th May 2020, FridayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali12th May 2020, TuesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad16th May 2020, SaturdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: MohaliKings XI Punjab full squad for IPL 2020Kings XI Punjab full squad for IPL 2020 includes K L Rahul, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Chris Gayle, Ravi Bishnoi, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Murugan Ashwin, and Tajinder Dhillon.Read More: Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 schedule, match timings, venue

Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing, venue

  • Mar 09, 2020
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Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2020The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) led by Kane Williamson will begin its Indian Premier League 2020 with a match against the defending champion Mumbai Indians (MI) on 1st April 2020 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.When it comes to bowling, Hyderabad will have Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, Khaleel Ahmed, and Sandeep Sharma whereas, for batting, the team has David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson at the top.Sunrisers Hyderabad will be playing only one match in the afternoon starting at 4 pm against the Rajasthan Royals in their home on 12th April 2020. SRH has won the IPL one-time and will be playing its last match of the 2020 IPL on 15th May against Kolkata Knight Riders.The Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represents the city of Hyderabad, Telangana in India. Sunrisers Hyderabad team was found in the year 2013.The estimated brand value of Sunrisers Hyderabad is $70 million (Rs 480 crore). The team has a bold and impressive logo that depicts an Eagle in the backdrop of the rising Sun. The idea behind this has been that the SRH team would take the flight like an Eagle in this competition. And it will fight fiercely. The team motto is Rise up to every challenge and the current theme song is "Let's rise up."Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings and venue details:1st April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad4th April 2020, SaturdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali7th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Bengaluru12th April 2020, SundayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad16th April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad19th April 2020, SundayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai21st April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur26th April 2020, SundayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad30th April 2020, ThursdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad3rd May 2020, SundayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi5th May 2020, TuesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad9th May 2020, SaturdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai12th May 2020, TuesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad15th May 2020, FridayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: KolkataSunrisers Hyderabad full squad for IPL 2020Sunrisers Hyderabad full squad for IPL 2020 includes Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Fabian Allen, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Natarajan, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sandeep Sharma, Sanjay Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, and Wriddhiman Saha.Read More: Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 schedule

Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 11, 2020
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Mumbai Indians IPL 2020Mumbai Indians (MI) is the defending champion of the Indian Premier League. The team is led by Rohit Sharma and it may potentially go after winning their fifth IPL title in the upcoming 13th season of the league.The Mumbai Indians is one of the franchise teams of the IPL based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The team will begin in the IPL 2020 with a match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the tournament opener at the Wankhede Stadium located in Mumbai on 29th March 2020.MI has made some changes to their squad for IPL 2020 squad as they bring in Australian Chris Lynn. As Hardik Pandya has been facing intermittent fitness problems, the Australian bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile will be replacing him for Mumbai.The Mumbai Indians will be playing in the afternoon only with matches starting from 4 pm at home against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 5th April 2020.Mumbai Indians is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represents the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra in India. Mumbai Indians team was found in the year 2008. The estimated brand value of Mumbai Indians is $113 million (Rs 780 crore).The logo of the Mumbai Indians team is the Sudarshan Chakra because initially the logo of the team was supposed to be "Mumbai Razors" before Sachin Tendulkar had made the suggestion to keep it Mumbai Indians only. The motto of the Mumbai Indians is Duniya Hila Denge Hum (We will rock the world) and the current theme song is "Ala re". Read More: Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venueMumbai Indians' IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings, and venue details:29th March 2020, SundayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai1st April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Mumbai8th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mohali12th April 2020, SundayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata15th April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai20th April 2020, MondayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai24th April 2020, FridayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Chennai28th April 2020, TuesdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai1st May 2020, FridayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai6th May 2020, WednesdayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi9th May 2020, SaturdayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai11th May 2020, MondayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur17th May 2020, SundayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: BengaluruMumbai Indians Squad for IPL 2020Mumbai Indians squad for IPL 2020 includes Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, and Trent Boult.Read More: Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing, venue

Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

  • Mar 12, 2020
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Delhi Capitals IPL 2020The Delhi franchise has got a completely new avatar in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Earlier, the Delhi Capitals (DC) was called by the name Delhi Daredevils and had a surprisingly good performance in the IPL 2019 but was eventually knocked out in the elimination. In the 13th edition starting from 29th March 2020, the team will be playing its first IPL 2020 match against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on 30th March 2020 at the Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi. Out of the total 14 matches, the team will be playing two in the afternoon starting from 4 pm and the rest of the 12 in the evening starting from 8 pm.The team, led by Shreyas Iyer will be playing its last IPL 2020 match against the KXIP on 16th May 2020 at Mohali in Punjab. The last home-leg match of Delhi will be played on 2020 at the Arun Jaitley stadiumThe Delhi Capitals team has acquired Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin for this season. Ashwin will take care of the wickets, while Rahane will be helping overcome the team's dependence for batting on the stroke players including Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant.Delhi Capitals is one of the franchise cricket team of the Indian Premier League that represent the Capital of India, Delhi. The Delhi Capitals team was found in the year 2008. The estimated brand value of Delhi Capitals is $52 million (Rs 360 crore).The Delhi Capitals team has retained it's red and blue as earlier. ‎The logo of the team has its inspiration from the Parliament House‎. The Tiger is the national animal of India. And the idea behind putting three tigers has been derived from the Ashok Chakra. The current theme song of DC is "Khel Front Foot Pe".Delhi Capitals' IPL 2020 full schedule,  match timings, and venue details:30th March 2020, MondayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI PunjabTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi3rd April 2020, FridayMatch: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Kolkata5th April 2020, SundayMatch: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Jaipur/Guwahati10th April 2020, FridayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi13th April 2020, MondayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi19th April 2020, SundayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Delhi22nd April 2020, WednesdayMatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Bengaluru26th April 2020, SundayMatch: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Hyderabad1st May 2020, FridayMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Mumbai3rd May 2020, SundayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi6th May 2020, WednesdayMatch: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi10th May 2020, SundayMatch: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 4:00 PMVenue: Chennai13th May 2020 Wednesday Match: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: Delhi16th May 2020, SaturdayMatch: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi CapitalsTime: 8:00 PMVenue: MohaliDelhi Capitals full squad for IPL 2020Delhi Capitals full squad for IPL 2020 include Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jason Roy, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, and Tushar Deshpande.Read More: Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 schedule: Check fixture, match timing and venue

Coronavirus  IPL on for now

Coronavirus: IPL on for now, but no spectators

  • Mar 13, 2020
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IPL 2020 UpdatesMumbai: With reactions continuing to the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian League (IPL) in the wake of Covid-19 and the potential threat it poses, there is still no clear answer to the big question: What is waiting for IPL 2020?Occupants of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will arrive in Mumbai on Friday, one day before the IPL Board meeting here. They will discuss the latest announcement published by the Ministry of Sports on Thursday for all national sports federations and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.The notice states that "there will be no public meeting at any sporting event (read: IPL in the current context) and it will run behind closed doors without spectators."In light of this notice, neither the BCCI nor the IPL GC will accelerate the announcement. The usual response is, "We'll wait and watch." In fact, no one has an answer to questions at this time. It takes less than 48 hours to cancel a match. Organizing one takes weeks of planning. If the Ministry of Sports proposes playing in empty seats, the clear message is that IPL is currently activated.TOI has analyzed possible solutions to the test and the possible implications of Covid-19 on IPL in the coming weeks.(A) Will it holds IPL 2020?Now: The league is on, and is scheduled to start on the specified date (29 March). There is no official notification to indicate otherwise.Moving forward: the tournament can be postponed, the format slightly modified to fit in a smaller window, or the tournament can be played at empty points (behind closed doors).(B) cancellation possibilities?At the moment: Very unlikely. Government notification allows BCCI to plan the tournament. BCCI is also busy working on Plan-B.Moving forward: Only a large spread of the virus in the coming weeks could force a cancellation. There are 17 days left to start the tournament. Every day is important.(C) Changing blank media or formatting ... how will it work?Now: The first option is to play on empty stands. Franchise holders and broadcasters must follow government notification. Thus, the tournament can be limited to specific locations.In the future: The second option is to change the layout, only if the scenario requires it. Eight teams can be divided into two groups (such as the 2011 version). The tournament can see less than 20 to 25 games, which will be completed within a month.(D) Will foreign players be allowed?At the present time: the Australian opening visa David Warner has been rejected. However, those who know it says it happened due to technical flaws in its application.In the future: Concessions must give their approval to process a visa, and this is the norm. If the government has no objection to the league being played behind closed doors, visa procedures will be expedited as "exceptional" cases.Putting the common questions aside, the league's workforce will lose sleep while seeing the massive workload in handling and logistics operations if changes are needed.They already have a lot on their page: from hotel and airline reservations to reprogramming places, adjusting sponsorship obligations, renegotiating with official rights holders, managing internal arrangements, event planning in a more convenient way to television and more.NOT WISE TO HOLD IPL: MEANew Delhi: MEA has left the decision to retain the IPL for regulators, although senior officials have said it would be wise to do so now. In response to reporters' questions, Damu Ravi, a senior official at Middle East Airlines, said: "I think it is up to the regulators to decide whether or not they want to go ahead. Our advice will not be to do that now, but if they want to go ahead." This is their decision, "but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs later clarified that the ministry had not yet requested any contribution to this matter.Participation of major foreign playersMumbai: If foreign players are excluded from the equation, there will not be much difference between IPL and Mushtaq T20 tournament, despite salaries. This is the reason why foreign players arrive will be the IPL key this year, regardless of the tournament being played behind closed doors or in a refurbished format in a shorter window.On Thursday afternoon, Australian visa application David Warner was rejected, raising concerns that under the government’s revised travel notice, visas will not be issued to people who arrive here on a business trip.However, this may not be the case. Sources told TOI on Thursday, "If the government agrees to operate the IPL, the visas will not be a problem. The process will be accelerated as necessary." The BCCi discovers the availability of these foreign players. TOI spoke to the franchises that said the league could not continue without these players, "whether the tournament is played in empty places, in the form of re-arranged or rescheduled."Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

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Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

  • Mar 13, 2020
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A list of sports events affected by the viral outbreak, as the PGA Tour cancelling remainder of Players Championship and all tournaments for 3 weeks becomes the latest addition. ARCHERYISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed. World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 canceled.ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. World half-marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on March 29 postponed to Oct. 17. Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 canceled. Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 canceled. Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed. Tokyo Marathon on March 1, restricted to elite runners. Paris Half Marathon on March 1 postponed to Sept. 6. Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 8, restricted to elite runners. Rome Half Marathon on March 8 canceled. New Taipei City Marathon in Taiwan on March 15 canceled. Suzhou Half Marathon in China on March 15 canceled. Barcelona Marathon on March 15 postponed to Oct. 25. New York Half Marathon on March 15 canceled. Seoul Marathon on March 22 canceled. Chongqing International Marathon in China on March 22 canceled. Wuxi Marathon in China on March 22 canceled. Mersin Marathon in Turkey on March 22 postponed. Lisbon Half Marathon on March 22 postponed to Sept. 6. Prague Half Marathon on March 28 postponed. Rome Marathon on March 29 canceled. Madrid Half Marathon on March 29 postponed. Paris Marathon on April 5 postponed to Oct. 18. Milan Marathon in Italy on April 5 postponed. Daegu International Marathon in South Korea on April 5 canceled. Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands on April 5 postponed. Kyiv Half Marathon in Ukraine on April 5 postponed. Berlin Half Marathon on April 5 canceled. Wuhan Marathon in China on April 12 canceled. Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea on April 12 canceled. Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon in China on April 12 postponed. Vienna City Marathon on April 19 canceled. Hamburg Marathon on April 19 postponed. Dongying International Marathon in China on April 26 canceled. Florida Invitational meeting in Miramar on May 9 canceled.AUTO RACING 1 Formula One: Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15 canceled. Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir on March 22, no spectators. Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed. Formula E: Sanya E-Prix in Japan on March 21 canceled. Formula E: Rome E-Prix on April 4 postponed. Formula E: Jakarta E-Prix on June 6 canceled. 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida on March 21-22 postponed to November. NASCAR: Atlanta 500 on March 15; Miami 400 on March 22, no spectators. BADMINTON China Masters in Hainan from Feb. 25-March 1 postponed. Asian team championships in Manila from Feb. 11-16: China and Hong Kong withdrew. German Open in Mulheim from March 3-8 canceled. Portuguese International Championships in Caldas da Rainha from March 5-8 canceled. Polish Open in Krakow from March 26-29 postponed. Vietnam International Challenge in Hanoi postponed from March 24-29 to June 2-7. Asia championships moved from Wuhan, China to Manila on April 21-26. BASEBALL MLB: Preseason from March 12 canceled. Regular season due to start on March 26, postponed. Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan: Preseason from Feb. 26-March 15, no spectators. Regular season due to start on March 20, postponed. KBO League in South Korea: Preseason from March 14-24 canceled. Regular season due to start on March 28, postponed. Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Arizona from March 22-26 postponed. Final Olympic qualifying tournament in Taichung and Dou Liu, Taiwan from April 1-5 postponed to June 17-21. BASKETBALL NBA from March 11 suspended. Women's Olympic qualifying tournament moved from Foshan, China, to Belgrade, Serbia, from Feb. 6-9. 3x3 Olympic qualifying tournament in Bengaluru, India from March 18-22 postponed. Asia Cup qualifiers postponed: Philippines vs. Thailand on Feb. 20; Japan vs. China on Feb. 21; China vs. Malaysia on Feb. 24. Matches scheduled for Hong Kong moved to opponents' homes. South Korean Basketball League: All games from Feb. 25, no spectators. From Feb. 29, suspended. Serie A in Italy: Games on March 7, no spectators. From March 8-13, postponed. EuroLeague: Milan vs. Real Madrid in Milan on March 3; Valencia vs. Milan in Valencia on March 5. Competition from March 12 suspended. EuroLeague Women: Famila Schio vs. Sopron on Feb. 26; Reyer vs. Riga on Feb. 26; USK Praha vs. Famila Schio on March 11; Ekaterinburg vs. Montpellier on March 11, canceled. Competition from March 13 suspended. EuroCup: Brescia vs. Reyer on March 3, Monaco vs. UNICS Kazan on March 4, Darussafaka vs. Bologna on March 5, no spectators. Competition from March 12 suspended. EuroCup Women: Castors Braine vs. Valencia on March 12; Reyer vs. Girona on March 12, canceled. Dynamo Kursk vs. Avenida on March 12 canceled. Competition from March 13 suspended. 3x3 Asia Cup in Changsa, China from March 13-17 postponed to Sept. 9-13. Basketball Africa League due to start on March 13 delayed. BIATHLON Olympic test event in Zhangjiakou, China from Feb. 27-March 2 canceled. World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic from March 5-8, no spectators. BOXING Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier moved from Wuhan, China, to Amman, Jordan, from March 3-11. Americas Olympic qualifier in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 26-April 3 suspended. World Cup in Cologne, Germany from June 17-20 canceled. CANOE-KAYAK Asian canoe slalom championships in Pattaya, Thailand on March 22 postponed to April. Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifying tournament in Pattaya, Thailand on March 26 postponed to April. SPORT CLIMBING Asian Championships in Chongqing, China from April 25-May 3 to be relocated. Olympic test event in Tokyo on March 6, no athletes and spectators. World Cup in Wujiang, China from April 18-19 canceled. World Cup in Chongqing, China on April 22 canceled. CRICKET India-South Africa 2nd ODI in Lucknow on March 15, 3rd ODI in Kolkata on March 18, no spectators. Australia-New Zealand ODIs in Sydney on March 13 and 15, 3rd ODI in Hobart on March 20, no spectators. Indian Premier League, due to start on March 29, no spectators. Pakistan Super League: Matches in Karachi from March 13, no spectators. Australia Women's tour of South Africa, due to start on March 22, postponed. Men's Cricket World Cup Challenge League A between Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu in Malaysia from March 16-26 postponed. Everest Premier League in Nepal, due to start on March 14, postponed. Women's ODI Quadrangular between Thailand, Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe in Chiang Mai, Thailand from April 3-11 canceled. CYCLING Tour of Hainan in China from Feb. 23-March 1 postponed. UAE Tour cancelled on Feb. 27 after 5 of 7 stages. Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy on March 7 canceled. Paris-Nice from March 8-15: Mitchelton-Scott, Ineos, Astana, UAE Team Emirates, CCC, Movistar, Jumbo-Visma teams withdrew. From Stage 2 of 8, no spectators. GP Larciano in Pistoia, Italy on March 8 canceled. Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy from March 11-17 canceled. Ronde van Drenthe (women) in the Netherlands on March 15: Mitchelton-Scott, Movistar, Rally Cycling teams withdrew. Volta ao Alentejo in Portugal from March 18-22 canceled. Milan-San Remo on March 21 canceled. Mountain Bike World Cup in Lousa, Portugal on March 21-22 canceled. Trofeo Alfredo Binda (women) in Cittiglio, Italy on March 22 postponed to June 2. Tour de Normandie in France from March 23-27 canceled. Volta a Catalunya in Spain from March 23-29 canceled. Settimana Coppi e Bartali in Italy from March 25-29 canceled. Giro di Sicilia in Italy from April 1-4 canceled. Tour de Bretagne in France from April 25-May 1 canceled. Tour of Chongming Island (women) in China from May 7-9 postponed. Tour of Zhoushan Island in China from May 12-14 postponed. Tour of Taiyuan in China on May 31 postponed. Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California from Oct. 1-4 postponed. EQUESTRIAN Hong Kong showjumping leg of Longines Masters Series from Feb. 14-16 canceled. FENCING Anaheim Grand Prix in California on March 13-15 postponed. Men's Saber World Cup in Budapest, Hungary on March 20-22 postponed. Men's Epee World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 20-22 postponed. Sint-Niklaas Women's Saber World Cup: March 20-22 Tashkent Women's Epee World Cup: March 20-22 Junior and Cadet World Championships (Salt Lake City, Utah): April 3-11 African Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Cairo, Egypt): April 15 Asian Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Seoul, Korea), April 15-16 European Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Madrid, Spain), April 18-19 American Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Panama City, Panama), April 18-19 FIELD HOCKEY Hockey Pro League women's matches between China and Belgium on Feb. 8-9 and Australia on March 14-15 postponed. Australia's Hockey Pro League matches in Spain, Germany and Netherlands from March 14-29 postponed. New Zealand's Hockey Pro League matches in Germany on March 19 and the Netherlands on March 29 postponed. India women's tour of China from March 14-25 canceled. Ireland women's tour of Malaysia in March-April canceled. GOLF US PGA Tour Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, from March 13, canceled after 1st day and PGA Tour for next 3 weeks. US LPGA Tour Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from Feb. 20-23 canceled. HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore from Feb. 27-March 1 canceled. Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island from March 5-8 canceled. Founders Cup in Phoenix from March 19-22 canceled. Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California from March 26-29 canceled. ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California from April 2-5 canceled. European Tour Kenya Open in Nairobi from March 12-15 canceled. Indian Open in New Delhi from March 19-22 postponed. Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from April 16-19 postponed. China Open in Shenzhen from April 23-26 postponed. Czech Masters in Prague on Aug. 20-23 canceled. Japan LPGA Tour Daikin Orchid Ladies in Okinawa from March 5-8 canceled. Meiji Yasuda Life Women's Yokohama Tire Tournament in Konan from March 13-15 canceled. Asian Tour Royal Cup in Pattaya, Thailand from March 12-15 postponed. Bangabandhu Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 25-28 postponed. GYMNASTICS Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew. All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew. Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 18-21 postponed to June 3-6. All-Around World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany on March 20-22 canceled. Rhythmic World Cup in Pesaro, Italy on April 3-5 postponed to June 5-7. All-Around World Cup in Tokyo on April 4-5: Russia team withdrew. Artistic Jesolo Cup in Italy on April 4-5 canceled. Trampoline World Cup in Brescia, Italy on April 24-25 postponed to June 19-20. HANDBALL Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Montenegro from March 20-22: China withdrew. Hong Kong declined invitation to attend. HORSE RACING Japan Racing Association: All races from Feb. 27 no spectators. Dubai World Cup on March 28, no spectators ICE HOCKEY NHL from March 12 suspended. Women's world championship in Nova Scotia, Canada from March 31-April 10 canceled. Women's world championship Division I Group A in Angers, France from April 12-18 canceled. Women's world championship Division I Group B in Katowice, Poland from March 28-April 3 canceled. Women's world championship Division II Group A in Jaca, Spain from March 29-April 3 canceled. Men's world championship Division IV in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from May 3-5 canceled. NCAA Division 1 men's championship in the United States from March 11, no spectators. Women's Challenge Cup of Asia in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled. Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Division I in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled. National League and Swiss League in Switzerland suspended from March 2-15. Chinese clubs in Supreme Hockey League playing home games in Russia. US-Based Professional Women's Hockey Players Association tour of Japan from March 4-7 canceled. JUDO Paris Grand Slam on Feb. 8-9: China team withdrew. Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany on Feb. 21-23: China team withdrew. Rabat Grand Prix in Morocco on March 6-8 canceled. Swiss Open in Winterthur on March 7-8 canceled. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia on March 13-15 canceled. Santiago Panamerican Open in Chile from March 14-15 canceled. Lima Panamerican Open in Peru from March 21-22 canceled. Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia from March 27-29 canceled. Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey from April 3-5 canceled. MODERN PENTATHLON World championships moved from Xiamen to Cancun, Mexico, from May 25-31. World laser run championships moved from Xiamen in May to Weiden, Germany, in August. MOTORCYCLING MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix in Doha on March 8 canceled. Thailand Grand Prix in Buriram on March 22 postponed to Oct. 4. Aragon Grand Prix in Spain moved from Oct. 4 to Sept. 27. Americas Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on April 5 postponed to Nov. 15. Argentina Grand Prix in Termas de Rio Hondo on April 19 postponed to Nov. 22. Valencia Grand Prix in Spain on Nov. 15 moved to Nov. 29. World Superbikes Qatar Round in Lusail on March 15 postponed. Spanish Round in Cadiz on March 29 postponed to Oct. 25. French Round in Magny-Cours on Sept. 27 postponed to Oct. 4. ROWING World Cup I in Sabuadia, Italy from April 10-12 canceled. Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifying regatta in Chungju, South Korea from April 27-30 canceled. European Olympic qualifying regatta in Varese, Italy from April 27-29 canceled. World Cup II in Varese, Italy from May 1-3 canceled. RUGBY LEAGUE Super League: Catalans vs. Leeds in Perpignan on March 14, no spectators. RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 7; Italy vs. England in Rome on March 14; France vs. Ireland in Paris on March 14, postponed. Women's Six Nations: Italy vs. Scotland in Legnano on Feb. 23; Scotland vs. France in Glasgow on March 7; Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 8; Italy vs. England in Padua on March 15; Wales vs. Scotland in Cardiff on March 15; France vs. Ireland in Villeneuve-d'Ascq on March 15, postponed. European Rugby Championship: Georgia vs. Russia on March 14; Romania vs. Belgium on March 14; Switzerland vs. Netherlands on March 14; Spain vs. Portugal on March 15, postponed. Euopean Rugby Women's Championship: Spain vs. Russia on April 5; Spain vs. Netherlands on April 11, postponed. Pro14: Zebre vs. Ospreys on Feb. 29; Treviso vs. Ulster on Feb. 29, postponed. Competition from March 12 suspended. Super Rugby: Sunwolves vs. ACT Brumbies on March 8 moved from Osaka, Japan to Canberra, Australia. Sunwolves vs. Crusaders on March 14 moved from Tokyo to Brisbane, Australia. Japan's Top League: Matches from Feb. 29 postponed. From March 14 suspended. Hong Kong Sevens moved from April 3-5 to Oct. 16-18. Singapore Sevens moved from April 11-12 to Oct. 10-11. Asia women's championship in Hong Kong from March 14-22 postponed to May 8-16. Olympic test event (Asia Sevens Invitational) in Tokyo from April 25-26 canceled. SAILING Clipper Round the World Race moved sixth leg stopover in Qingdao, China to Subic Bay, Philippines from March 11-21. Asian Nacra 17 Championship in Shanghai from March 1-6 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19. Asian 49erFX Championship in Hainan, China from March 20-29 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19. SHOOTING World Cup in New Delhi from March 15-26 postponed to May 5-12 and June 2-9. Olympic test event in Tokyo from April 16-26 canceled. SKATING Short track speed skating world championships in Seoul from March 13-15 postponed. Figure skating world championships in Montreal from March 16-22 canceled. SKIING Alpine World Cup Finals in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy from March 18-22 canceled. Alpine World Cup in Yanqing, China from Feb. 15-16 canceled. Nordic World Cup in Oslo, Norway from March 6-8, no spectators. Engadin Skimarathon in Switzerland on March 8 canceled. Snowboard World Cup in Livigno, Italy on March 10 canceled. Ski Jumping World Cup in Trondheim, Norway on March 11-12, no spectators. Alpine World Cup in Are, Sweden on March 12-14, canceled. Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil, Russia on March 13-15, no spectators. Ski Jumping World Cup in Vikersund, Norway on March 13-15, no spectators. Snowboard World Cup in Winterberg, Germany on March 14-15 canceled. Alpine World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia from March 14-15, canceled. Alpine Europa Cup Finals in Saalbach and Reiteralm, Austria from March 16-22 canceled. World ski flying championships in Planica, Slovenia from March 17-22, no spectators. Ski jumping World Cup in Chaikovsky, Russia on March 18-20, no spectators. Junior ski cross and snowboard cross world championships in Saint-Lary, France from March 19-25 canceled. Snowboard World Cup in Spindleruv Mlýn, Czech Republic on March 20-21 canceled. SNOOKER China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed. SOCCER Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG postponed to April-May. Beijing FC allowed to play from Feb. 18. Matches involving South Korean clubs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and FC Seoul to be played with no spectators from March 3. Matches involving Iranian clubs Esteghlal, Persepolis, Shahr Khodro, Sepahan on March 2-3 postponed. All West Zone group matches from March 2 postponed. East Zone matches postponed to May 19-20 (Match Day 3), May 26-27, (Match Day 4), June 16-17 (Match Day 5), and June 23-24 (Match Day 6). Round of 16 postponed to Aug. 11-12 and 25-26, quarterfinals to Sept. 15-16 and 29-30, and the semifinals to Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. Champions League: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid on March 17; Juventus vs. Lyon on March 17, postponed. Valencia vs. Atalanta on March 10; Paris Saint-Germain vs. Borussia Dortmund on March 11; Barcelona vs. Napoli on March 18; Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea on March 18, no spectators. Europa League: Inter Milan vs. Getafe on March 12; Sevilla vs. Roma on March 12, Basel vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on March 19, postponed. Inter Milan vs. Ludogorets on Feb. 27; Olympiakos vs. Wolverhampton on March 12; LASK vs. Manchester United on March 12; Wolfsburg vs. Shakhtar Donetsk on March 12; Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Basel on March 12; Getafe vs. Inter Milan on March 19; Roma vs. Sevilla on March 19, Copenhagen vs. Istanbul Basaksehir on March 19; Bayer Leverkusen vs. Rangers on March 19, no spectators. South America World Cup qualifying from March 23-31 postponed. Asia World Cup qualifying: China vs. Maldives on March 26 and vs. Guam on March 31 moved to Buriram, Thailand, no spectators. Matches from March 23-April 9 postponed: China vs. Maldives, Philippines vs. Guam, Maldives vs. Syria, Guam vs. China, China vs. Philippines, Guam vs. Syria, China vs. Syria, Philippines vs. Maldives, Australia vs. Kuwait, Nepal vs. Taiwan, Kuwait vs. Jordan, Nepal vs. Australia, Australia vs. Taiwan, Nepal vs. Jordan, Taiwan vs. Kuwait, Australia vs. Jordan, Iran vs. Hong Kong, Bahrain vs. Cambodia, Hong Kong vs. Iraq, Cambodia vs. Iran, Iran vs. Bahrain, Iraq vs. Cambodia, Iran vs. Iraq, Bahrain vs. Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia vs. Yemen, Palestine vs. Singapore, Yemen vs. Uzbekistan, Singapore vs. Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia vs. Palestine, Uzbekistan vs. Singapore, Saudi Arabia vs. Uzbekistan, Palestine vs. Yemen, Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan, India vs. Qatar, Afghanistan vs. Oman, Qatar vs. Bangladesh, Bangladesh vs. India, Oman vs. Qatar, Bangladesh vs. Oman, India vs. Afghanistan, Japan vs. Myanmar, Tajikistan vs. Mongolia, Myanmar vs. Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia vs. Japan, Japan vs. Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan vs. Mongolia, Japan vs. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan vs. Myanmar, United Arab Emirates vs. Malaysia, Thailand vs. Indonesia, Malaysia vs. Vietnam, Indonesia vs. United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates vs. Thailand, Vietnam vs. Indonesia, Thailand vs. Malaysia, United Arab Emirates vs. Vietnam, South Korea vs. Turkmenistan, North Korea vs. Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan vs. Lebanon, Sri Lanka vs. South Korea, South Korea vs. North Korea, Lebanon vs. Sri Lanka, South Korea vs. Lebanon, North Korea vs. Turkmenistan. Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs: Slovakia vs. Ireland in Bratislava on March 26, no spectators. Women's Euro 2021 qualifying: Montenegro vs. Ireland in Budva on March 11, no spectators. Asian women's Olympic qualifying Group B tournament relocated from Wuhan to Sydney from Feb. 3-13. China vs. South Korea playoffs on March 6 and 11 postponed to April 9 and 14, and postponed to June 1-10; China home game in Sydney. Vietnam vs. Australia in C?m Ph? on March 11, no spectators. English Premier League: Manchester City vs. Arsenal on March 11; Brighton vs. Arsenal on March 14, postponed. La Liga and Segunda Division matches from March 10, no spectators. La Liga from March 12 suspended. Copa del Rey final: Real Sociedad vs. Athletic Bilbao in Seville on April 18 postponed. Serie A, B, C, D and Women's Serie A matches in Lombardy and Veneto regions postponed from Feb. 22. Serie A: 6 matches on Feb. 29-March 2 postponed. All matches from March 4, no spectators. Italian Cup semifinals: Juventus vs. AC Milan on March 4, Napoli vs. Inter Milan on March 5, postponed. Final moved from May 13 to May 20. Bundesliga from March 11, no spectators. French league: Strasbourg vs. Paris Saint-Germain on March 7, postponed. All matches in Ligue 1 and 2 from March 13, no spectators. French League Cup final: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon in Paris on April 4 postponed. Algarve Cup final in Portugal on March 11: Italy vs. Germany canceled. Chinese Super League, due to start on Feb. 22, delayed. Iran Pro League: All matches from Feb. 24, no spectators; season suspended from March 4-April 2. J League in Japan: All matches from Feb. 25 postponed. K League in South Korea, due to start on Feb. 29, delayed. Swiss Super League and Challenge League from Feb. 28-March 23 postponed. V League in Vietnam from March 7, no spectators. First League and Second League in Bulgaria from March 8, no spectators. Romania, all league matches from March 9, no spectators. Primeira Liga in Portugal from March 10, no spectators. Ekstraklasa in Poland from March 10, no spectators. Austrian Bundesliga and 2nd Liga from March 10 postponed. Premier League in Egypt from March 10, no spectators. Denmark, all leagues from March 11 suspended. Eredivisie in the Netherlands from March 12 suspended. First Division A in Belgium from March 12. no spectators. Belgian Cup final: Club Brugge vs. Antwerp in Brussels on March 22 postponed. Major League Soccer in United States from March 12 suspended. AFC Cup: All group stage and playoff matches in east zone delayed to April 7. Asian men's futsal championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from Feb. 26-March 8 postponed to Aug. 5-16. Qatar Airways International in Doha with Belgium, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland from March 26-30 canceled. Men's friendlies: Netherlands vs. United States on March 26; Japan vs. South Africa on March 27; Wales vs. United States on March 30, canceled. France vs. Ukraine on March 27; France vs. Finland on March 31, no spectators. Women's friendlies: France vs. North Macedonia on April 10, no spectators. SUMO Spring Tournament in Osaka, Japan from March 8-22, no spectators. SWIMMING Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. Diving world series event in Beijing from March 7-9 canceled. Italy Olympic trials in Riccione from March 17-21 canceled. South America championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 25-29 canceled. Nordic Tour: Bergen Festival in Norway from March 28-30 canceled. China Olympic trials in Qingdao from March 28-April 4 moved to May 10-16. African championships in Durban, South Africa from April 17-22 postponed. TABLE TENNIS World team championships in Busan, South Korea, postponed from May 22-29 to June 21-28. Japan Open in Kitakyushu on April 21-26 postponed. South Korea Open in Busan on June 16-21 suspended. Australian Open in Geelong on June 23-28 suspended. TAEKWONDO Asian Olympic qualifying tournament on April 10-11 moved from Wuxi, China to Amman, Jordan. TENNIS ATP-WTA: BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California from March 11-22 canceled. ATP-WTA: Miami Open from March 24-April 5 canceled. WTA: Zapopan Open in Guadalajara, Mexico from March 16-21 canceled. ATP: US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas from April 6-12 canceled. ATP: Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, Morocco from April 6-12 canceled. WTA: Charleston Open in South Carolina from April 6-12, canceled. WTA: Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia from April 6-12 canceled. ATP: Monte Carlo Masters from April 12-19 canceled. ATP: Hungarian Open in Budapest from April 20-26 canceled. WTA: Xi'an Open in China from April 13-19 canceled. ATP: Barcelona Open from April 20-26 canceled. ATP: Hungarian Open in Budapest from April 20-26 canceled. WTA: Kunming Open in Anning, China from April 27-May 3 canceled. ITF events from March 12 suspended. Davis Cup: China forfeited World Group I playoff vs. Romania in Piatra Neamt on March 6-7. Davis Cup: Japan vs. Ecuador qualifier in Miki on March 6-7, no spectators. Davis Cup: Italy vs. South Korea in Cagliari on March 6-7, no spectators. Fed Cup Finals in Budapest, Hungary from April 14-19 (with France, Australia, United States, Czech Republic, Russia, Belarus, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Slovakia, Switzerland) postponed. Fed Cup playoffs on April 17-18 (Poland vs. Brazil, Mexico vs. Britain, Serbia vs. Canada, Latvia vs. India, Japan vs. Ukraine, Romania vs. Italy, Argentina vs. Kazakhstan, Netherlands vs. China), postponed: Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tournament moved from Dongguan, China to Dubai, United Arab Emirates from March 3-7. ATP Challenger Tour Bergamo Challenger final in Italy on Feb. 23 canceled. Qujing Challenger in China from March 2-8 canceled. Nur-Sultan Challenger 1 in Kazakhstan on March 12, Day 4 of 7, canceled. Potchefstroom Challenger in South Africa on March 12, Day 3 of 6, canceled. Zhuhai Challenger in China from March 9-15 canceled. Arizona Challenger in Phoenix from March 16-22 canceled. Shenzhen Challenger in China from March 16-22 canceled. Olimpia Challenger in Brazil from March 17-22 canceled. Madrid Challenger from March 23-29 postponed to October. Zhangjiagang Challenger in China from March 23-29 canceled. Lille Challenger in France from March 23-29 canceled. Machala Challenger in Ecuador from March 23-29 canceled. St. Brieuc Challenger in France from March 29-April 5 canceled. Taipei Challenger in Taiwan from March 30-April 5 postponed. Marbella Challenger in Spain from March 30-April 5 canceled. Nanchang Challenger in China from April 6-12 canceled. Florianopolis Challenger in Brazil from April 6-12 canceled. San Luis Challenger in Mexico from April 6-12 canceled. Murcia Challenger in Spain from April 6-12 canceled. Sarasota Challenger in Florida from April 13-19 canceled. Changsha Challenger in China from April 13-19 canceled. Tunis Challenger in Tunisia from April 13-19 canceled. Yokohama Challenger in Japan from April 13-19 canceled. Alicante Challenger in Spain from April 13-19 canceled. Anning Challenger in China from April 20-26 canceled. Manzanillo Challenger in Mexico from April 20-26 canceled. Tallahassee Challenger in Florida from April 20-26 canceled. Matsuyama Challenger in Japan from April 20-26 canceled. Francavilla Challenger in Italy from April 20-26 canceled. Split Challenger in Croatia from April 20-26 canceled. Seoul Challenger in South Korea from April 27-May 3 postponed to August. Busan Challenger in South Korea from May 4-10 postponed to August. Gwangju Challenger in South Korea from May 11-17 postponed to August. Samarkand Challenger in Uzbekistan from May 11-17 canceled. TRIATHLON Abu Dhabi world series event on March 7 postponed. World Cup in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida on March 22 postponed. Olympic mixed relay qualifier moved from Chengdu, China on May 9 to Valencia, Spain on May 1. World Cup in Chengdu, China on May 10 postponed. World Cup in Arzachena, Italy on May 30 postponed to October. Asian Cup in Tainan, Taiwan on March 8, in Beihai, China on April 5, and Dexing, China on April 11 postponed. VOLLEYBALL Beach volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou, China from April 22-26 postponed. WATER POLO Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Trieste, Italy from March 8-15 postponed. WEIGHTLIFTING Asian championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 16-25 postponed. Originally moved from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. East Asian championships in Seoul from Feb. 26-March 3 postponed. Junior world championships in Bucharest, Romania from March 14-24 canceled. African championships in Vacoas, Mauritius from April 13-20 canceled. European championships in Moscow from April 13-21 postponed to June 13-21. WRESTLING Asian championships in New Delhi from Feb. 20-23: China, North Korea, Turkmenistan teams withdrew. Asian Olympic qualifying event from March 27-29 moved from Xi'an, China to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan withdrew as host on Feb. 29. OTHERS Italy declares all sports events without spectators from March 4; suspends all sports from March 9. Iran suspends all sports events from Feb. 24 for 10 days; suspends all sports indefinitely from March 5. Greece declares all sports events without spectators from March 8-22. Bulgaria declares all sports events without spectators from March 8. Slovakia suspends all sports events from March 10. Tokyo Olympic training of volunteers in Japan postponed from February to May. Tokyo Olympic flame lighting dress rehearsal in Olympia, Greece on March 11; flame lighting on March 12, no spectators. Chinese Anti-Doping Agency suspended testing from Feb. 3-21. Winter X Games events in Chongli, China from Feb. 21-23 postponed. Singapore athlete of the year awards on Feb. 26 postponed. International Boxing Association's European Continental Forum in Assisi, Italy on Feb. 29 canceled. International Boxing Association's African Continental Forum in Casablanca, Morocco from March 13-15 postponed. World Chess Federation's presidential council meeting moved from China to United Arab Emirates on Feb. 28-29. World University cross-country championships in Marrakech, Morocco on March 7 postponed. NCAA in the United States, all sports from March 12 canceled. International Weightlifting Federation Congress in Bucharest, Romania on March 13 canceled. World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport in Monte Carlo from March 12-14 postponed to Feb. 11-13, 2021. World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 17-18 canceled. FIFA Council meeting in Asuncion, Paraguay, on March 20 moved to Zurich in June-July. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Para Games in the Philippines from March 20-28 postponed. Hong Kong sports stars awards on March 24 postponed. XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championships (offroad triathlon, duathlon) in Taiwan from March 28-29 canceled. Gulf Cooperation Council Games in Kuwait from April 3-14 postponed. International Equestrian Federation Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 6-7 moved to online. Asian Football Confederation Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 16 postponed. SportAccord summit in Beijing moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 19-24. FIFA Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 5 postponed to Sept. 18 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Congress on June 20 moved from Shanghai to Antwerp, Belgium. Singapore bans spectators at National School Games from January-August. University Athletic Association of the Philippines postponed all sports eventsArticle Source: Internet ( Other Websites ) Read More: Other Sports Events

Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for IPL 2020

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

  • Mar 16, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
  • 437

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

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 schedule

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

  • Mar 17, 2020
  • Aditi Verma
  • 326

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

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League hopes fade, compensation ruled out

  • Mar 24, 2020
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A total cancellation will see the BCCI lose in excess of Rs 2,000 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs 100 crore and compensation is not an option.The current COVID-19 pandemic could see the cancellation of IPL 2020. It is known that while the franchise is preparing for the worst, Canada's top Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials do not seem very optimistic. On Tuesday, IPL franchises were to be held over the phone to discuss future workflows. But it is unlikely to happen now, you know."Given the current situation, I feel this year's IPL may not happen. That's what it looks like," a franchise official told Indian Indian.Total cancellation will cause BCCI to lose more than Rs. 2 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs. 100 crores. Compensation is not an optionPrivileges cannot get any compensation. (In case of cancellation) The money will not go to anyone. "Compensation is out of the question," the official said.The CEO of the franchise agreed and stated that there could be no contingency plan in the event of cancellation.Meanwhile, the room is not even thinking about IPL right now. “Nobody knows about the future. We don’t know when the travel restrictions/visa restrictions (until April 15 until now) will be applied, when things will be settled. A senior British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official told this newspaper” Until then, there is no point (thinking In IPL). "And even if it is established here but it continues in another country ... this is also not clear to us. Japan, the host of the Olympic Games, is talking about a possible delay. This (outbreak) is much greater than any sport or IPL. "Even for truncated IPL, the tournament should start in late April or early May as it cannot extend beyond the first week of June. In 2009, when the IPL was held in South Africa, 59 games were played in 37 days.Unlike the Premier League, for example, IPL does not have the option to wait indefinitely. The Premier League is considering resuming the season in June, but the Indian League T20 cannot exceed the first week of June as there is no other window.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry official did not show much confidence in the IPL contract in September at the expense of the Asia Cup.Even if the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry pressures it, given that the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) will host the Asian Cup this year, its suspension may not work, given the prickly relationship between the two chambers."Now, you cannot start thinking about anything. This (problem) must end and only then can you return to the drawing board," said the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

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

IPL not happening anytime soon: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

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

World cricket cannot afford cancellation of IPL: Sundar Raman

World cricket cannot afford cancellation of IPL: Sundar Raman

  • May 20, 2020
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MUMBAI: Unprecedented in our lifetime, the havoc caused by the Covid-19, brought about has left, the sports industry in absolute disarray.Given that India and cricket, from India's perspective, seem to be back to normal in the coming months, there is much to worry about as the gaming economy lies in a shamble. Few understand the global and local economy of sport from a bird's perspective such as Sundar Raman.The former chief executive officer of the Indian Premier League (IPL), who has worked on T20 ownership from the start and was one of the main practical work on the International Cricket Council (ICC), is closely monitoring how things have gone spiraling out. Raman is working on a white paper that analyzes the current cricket crisis, the stress of the coming months, and the potential treatments the industry can consider in the short and long term. Exclusively share these reviews with TOI.If there is a controversy between the World Cup T20 or IPL, it explains why the IPL should be where no sport can withstand the financial crisis today. From Raman's point of view, this is an annual property that generates about 40% of global cricket revenue versus a global property that has the ease of reprogramming for a later stage.He says that IPL alone guarantees US$100m in players' salaries annually (Rs 85 cr per franchise multiplied by 8). This accounts for broadcast revenue for at least three to four ICC membership councils together, confirming what is at stake for players financially on a global scale when it comes to the T20 in India.Raman has worked on two possible scenarios that may unfold in the coming months: Scenario 1: Sport returns to TV / digital platforms in July 2020 and fans stadiums in January 2021 Scenario 2: Sport returns to TV / digital platforms by December 2020 and fans stadiums by April 2021Raman says the focus of this document is to shine a light on the micro-economy of sport with a focus on the global cricket scene in the top three incomes of the sports economy, which are media/broadcast revenue, sponsorship revenue and Game Day (ticketing) revenue and the impact of COVID on the overall ecosystem.With a global cricket economy estimated US$1.9b and a heavy dependence on India (nearly two-thirds of revenue is generated by playing in India or with the participation of India), India realizes only 45% of its full potential, thus allowing other countries to cash.“This potential opportunity for India’s contribution to revenue (which India has not provided) is only $ US$ 1.2b over a 4-year cycle (2019-2022)," he says.A third of cricket revenue in 2019 came from IPL. With a fair market price structure, nearly 24% ($ 100 million) of transmission rights fees earned by IPL are spent as player salaries every year. In 2019, despite being a year in the Cricket World Cup, IPL revenue was estimated to be 30% higher than that of the World Cup (not including CWC ticket issuance revenue, such as the host retains). IPL 2020 revenue was expected to increase by 70% compared to ICC WT20 revenue in 2020. With the current uncertainty surrounding these two events, this remains a hypothetical scenario. Raman says, "Canceling these two events will have a serious impact on the cricket economy for this year."However, in the event of an ICC event, where contracts will last until 2023, postponement until 2022 may be possible without losing income. Not hosting an IPL or binary season for any country will result in an income loss, which is undesirable. In an ideal world, the ICC event to be held in 2021 in India can move to Australia as it is in the same October window, and India can host the event in 2022 by creating a suitable window. This will allow time for economic recovery and will not confuse the calendar. "Also, if the WT20 is made behind closed doors, the front door revenue for Australia will be zero. For IPL, even if conducted behind closed doors, the impact is less as it is extinguished by more than 8 stakeholder teams and the IPL economy still supports one season behind closed doors.“IPL remains the most important event for the global cricket economy. With a contribution of about a third of global cricket revenue annually, the importance of the global cricket economy IPL cannot be overstated. If IPL is considered the separate cricket agency and IPL revenue will be removed from Indian cricket board revenue, and IPL will appear as the largest Generator of global cricket revenue, which is even higher than the ICC and ACC revenue.Read More: Stadiums, sports complexes allowed to open, spectators barredTherefore, given the significant contribution and annual nature of IPL, event cancellation would be a severe revenue loss for the cricket economy, something that no sport can afford in the current economic environment. While the jury has not yet decided on the International Criminal Court WT20 this year, the postponement of (T20 Global) deserves serious consideration.The document also states: While India earns US$ 863m, the value attributable to revenue from the Indian share is estimated at US$ 1.2b. This delta in excess of US$ 300m+ annually can be seen as lost opportunities for India or in a more positive perspective as India's contribution to cricket outside India. For 4 years, this value was astonishing at US$ 1.2b. Broadcast and sponsorship deals for the ICC and ACC events are mainly driven by the large fan base in India and the large audience in India. Media reports put TV audiences into the 2019 ICC CWC Final between England and New Zealand in England with 15.4 million in Sky in England and 183 million in India.Additionally, out of a total of 706 million one-time broadcasts of the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup, 509 million were from India. This reliance on India is also evident from the relatively low value that global broadcasters obtain through licensing from all other markets despite organized events in some of those markets.“India’s importance to the global cricket economy cannot be overstated. Outside Australia and England, which have been doing big business in the domestic market, worth US$ 1b over 4 years, other cricket paintings and Raman say they depend on Indian tours as part of bilateral props to attract broadcasters’ attention Indians.For countries where transactions in the domestic market are not large, flights from countries like India, England, or Pakistan become important, because they open up large transportation rights abroad, and are much greater than national rights.Many cricket boards have provisions in their broadcast agreements for how many games to play against India during the agreement period. Failure to comply with this may adversely affect the realization of the value of transmission rights. Given that the majority of these boards without broadcasting and playing rights within an income range of US$ 35 to US$ 45m, were not taken into account in the document analyzing a global crisis, and therefore, the main players.Image Source- Times of IndiaRead More: IPL not happening anytime soon: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal