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

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

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

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

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

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