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

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

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

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

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

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

Naomi Osaka Fined For Media Boycott, Could Face Expulsion From French Open

  • May 31, 2021
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Osaka, who was fined $ 15,000 for not attending a press conference following her first-round win at Roland Garros, may also face suspension from other Grand Slam tournaments.On Sunday, the major tennis tournament board said that Japanese Naomi Osaka may be kicked out of the French Open if she continues to boycott press conferences after the tournament match.The board added that Osaka, who was fined $15,000 for missing a press conference after winning the first round at Roland Garros, may also be suspended from other Grand Slam tournaments.The Grand Slam champion said earlier this week that she would not face the media during the French Open, citing mental health reasons."Naomi Osaka has warned us that if she continues to ignore her obligations to the media during the tournament, she will expose herself to the potential additional consequences of violating the code of conduct," Grand Slam's board of directors said in a statement."It is not surprising that repeated violations lead to tougher penalties, including failure of the tournament  and the initiation of a major investigation into a violation that could lead to more heavy fines and the suspension of Grand Slam in the future."The council reminded Osaka that "a key element of the Grand Slam bylaws is the players' responsibility to interact with the media, whatever the outcome of the match.""The mental health of the players who compete in our tournaments and the rounds are of paramount importance in the Grand Slams," he added.Also Read: Villarreal Edge Manchester United In Epic Penalty Shootout To Win Maiden Europa League Title

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India vs England: Michael Vaughan Makes Prediction for Series, Has no Hesitation in Picking Winners

  • Jun 01, 2021
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After the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, the Indian team will face England, in a series of five Tests, starting in July. While India won the series in 2007, they completely lost in their last three series abroad. Once again, former captain Michael Vaughan predicted a similar fate for the team led by Virat Kohli."England will win. It is in England ... I mean everyone should look at the trends of the last few years. Every time England goes to India, it gets defeated. Every time India comes to England, it gets defeated. That is the reality. I think." "England is a home team that is very difficult to beat with the Duke ball," Vaughan told CricTracker.In 2011, with MS Dhoni, India lost 0-4. After that, India lost 1-3 despite their early lead. Whereas in 2018, India crushed 1-4 under the leadership of Virat Kohli. On the other hand, former India captain Rahul Dravid feels India has a great chance of winning in England. "I really think India has a lot of possibilities this time around," Dravid said during a webinar earlier this month.“There is no doubt about England bowling. No matter what bowling attack England put in the garden, especially their bowling attack, that would be great. They have a lot of players to choose from and that would be great. But if you look at the top six or seven, you are You really think of a great hitter, a world-class hitter who is Joe Root.”Not only that, but former England player Monty Banesar also felt that India could be the winner this time, and could crush the opponent 5-0.Also Read: Asian Boxing Championships: Sanjeet Wins Gold; Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa Endure Close Defeats

Roger Federer chooses rest, withdraws from French Open

  • Jun 07, 2021
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World champion Roger Federer announced, on Sunday, his withdrawal from the 2021 French Open before the fourth-round match in Paris. Federer was about to face ninth seed Matteo Berrettini in a semi-final match after winning the first three rounds of the Grand Slam on clay.Roger Federer underwent two knee surgeries last year that kept him out for most of the tour. The 39-year-old played the Australian Open last year and only returned to the Grand Slam at Roland Garros.Federer opened his career by defeating Denis Istomin. He beat former US Open champion Marin Cilic in four sets in his second-round match and put up a heroic effort against German Dominic Kupfer in front of the empty stands at Philippe Chatrier in a late-night match on Saturday. The 27-year-old German pressured him hard, but the 20-time Grand Slam champion kept his composure to win the match in 4 sets.Federer did not participate in the French Open last year. He had reached the semi-finals in 2019, which was also his first major appearance on clay in 4 years."After discussion with my team, I have decided to withdraw from the French Open today," Federer said on a social media site on Sunday."After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehab, it's important that I listen to my body and make sure I don't stress myself on my way to recovery."I'm excited to have 3 matches under my belt. There is no better feeling than to be back on the pitch. See you all soon."Federer admitted on Saturday that he was not sure if he would be on the field on Monday for the fourth-round match. Federer said he would receive a call after an argument with his team."We are going through these matches ... we analyze them well and look at what follows and we will do the same tonight and tomorrow," he said."Because I have to decide whether or not to keep playing, or it's not at the moment risky to keep pushing or it's just a perfect way to just relax."Federer had returned to competitive play in March in Qatar, where he was ousted in the quarter-finals. He began his preparations for the French Open at the Geneva Open last month but struggled with a first-round exit against Spaniard Pablo Andujar.Meanwhile, French Open director Guy Forget wished Federer luck for the rest of the season."We were all happy to see him again in Paris, where he played three first-class matches. We wish him all the best for the rest of the season." Forget what was said.Federer is expected to play two grasscourt tournaments ahead of Wimbledon 2021, which he scored earlier in the season. The 39-year-old is also likely to represent Switzerland at the Tokyo Olympics later this year.ALSO READ: Naomi Osaka Fined For Media Boycott, Could Face Expulsion From French Open