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Jumbo India squad expected for England trip

The India A regulars like Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal will be in contention along with rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal when the selectors on Friday pick a 30-strong India squad for the four-month trip to United Kingdom. The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from…

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Have the IPL's overseas players and staff reached home?

The New Zealanders will leave for Auckland on Friday barring Kane Williamson and three others who will stay in New Delhi before flying to England on May 11; the Australians have headed to the Maldives where they will wait out the pause in travel between India and Australia; players and staff from England have gone…

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Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates IPL commentary fee to WB CM's Relief Fund

Former India all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Thursday announced he has donated his entire Indian Premier League commentary fee to the West Bengal’s Chief Minister Relief Fund to contribute in the fight against COVID-19. Shukla had served as Kolkata’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister between 2016 and 2021 before quitting politics early this year. He…

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Rashid Khan wishes ‘safe return’ for everyone after postponement of IPL

Afghanistan’s ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan on Thursday backed the decision of BCCI of suspending the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 due to the rising cases of Covid-19 inside its bio-bubble. He also wished for a safe return for all players who participated in the tournament. On Thursday, Rashid took to Twitter and expressed his disappointment…

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IPL departures: Aussies fly out, New Zealand contingent leaves on Friday

The Australians flew off to the Maldives, the South Africans headed home and the ones from New Zealand waited to be sent back on Friday as the suspended IPL’s foreign cricketers bid adieu to India, hoping that the country recovers from the mayhem unleashed by the second wave of COVID-19 cases. The 40-strong Australian contingent,…

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Mumbai Indians coach Jayawardene to quarantine in Maldives as Aussie contingent

Mumbai Indians on Thursday informed that the Australian contingent will fly to the Maldives on a special charter flight and will be quarantined for 14 days before the group departs for Australia. Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene will also complete his quarantine in the Maldives before returning to Sri Lanka. The franchise also said…

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Bangladesh's IPL players Shakib, Mustafizur return to Dhaka

Bangladesh internationals Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman on Thursday afternoon returned safely to Dhaka on a chartered flight arranged by the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders after the IPL was indefinitely postponed. While KKR posted the news of Shakib’s safe arrival here, Mustafizur took to Twitter to thank both the franchises for…

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'Contributed in every game': Saba Karim names youngster who impressed him most

Prithvi Shaw had a forgettable 2020. In the Indian Premier League UAE edition, Shaw struggled to find any consistency and found himself not making it into the Delhi Capitals playing XI on several occasions. He was picked for the Test series in Australia, but Shaw failed to get runs on the board and was left…

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English County clubs offer to stage remainder of IPL in September

Two days after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was postponed, a group of English counties have come forward to offer to host the remainder of the tournament this year in September. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, The Kia Oval (London), Edgbaston (Birmingham) and Emirates Old Trafford and MCC, Surrey, Warwickshire, and Lancashire, who…

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'Sehwag messaged me saying it was wonderful': Prasad reveals reactions to his ad

Venkatesh Prasad surprised Indian cricket fans across the world when his new ad ‘The Venkaboys’ hit the TV and the internet. The former India fast bowler, along with Maninder Singh his bowling partner Javagal Srinath were seen recreating a typical boy band music video from the 1990s. Soon after the ad dropped, Twitter was in…

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‘Was happily shocked’: Sakariya calls Dhoni’s wicket his ‘favourite’ in IPL 2021

The Indian Premier League has been acting as the launchpad for young cricketing talents. This year, the tournament came to an abrupt halt as the rising cases of Covid-19 in its bio bubbles forced the organisers of the league to suspend it indefinitely. But before the shop was shut temporarily, the league introduced a fresh…

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‘Was happily shocked’: Sakariya calls Dhoni’s wicket his ‘favourite’ in IPL 2021

The Indian Premier League has been acting as the launchpad for young cricketing talents. This year, the tournament came to an abrupt halt as the rising cases of Covid-19 in its bio bubbles forced the organisers of the league to suspend it indefinitely. But before the shop was shut temporarily, the league introduced a fresh…

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‘Was happily shocked’: Sakriya calls Dhoni’s wicket his ‘favourite’ in IPL 2021

The Indian Premier League has been acting as the launchpad for young cricketing talents. This year, the tournament came to an abrupt halt as the rising cases of Covid-19 in its bio bubbles forced the organisers of the league to suspend it indefinitely. But before the shop was shut temporarily, the league introduced a fresh…

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'Reaching in 10 minutes': Sonu Sood comes to Suresh Raina's aid

Bollywood actor Sonu Soon has come to the aid of Suresh Raina after the cricketer requested for an oxygen cylinder for his aunt on Thursday. Raina, a former India cricketer had earlier in the day posted a tweet asking for help with the medical details of the patient. “Urgent requirement of an oxygen cylinder in…

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Two weeks after mother's death, Veda Krishnamurthy loses sister to Covid-19

Indian woman cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy’s sister Vatsala Shivakumar has died due to Covid-19, two weeks after her mother succumbed to the dreaded virus. The 45-year-old died at a private hospital in Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday night. The all-rounder, who has been helping others through her social media by amplifying their requests for aid, had lost her…

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Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Indian cricket team’s senior opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said he has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The 35-year-old batsman was part of the Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League that was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble. “Vaccinated. Can’t thank all our frontline…

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ACA chief to Australian players: 'Do your homework before making decisions'

Todd Greenberg, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, feels the series of events that has transpired in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in India and the suspension of the IPL should remind the Australian players to take stock of situation better in future. Due to an increase in the number of Covid positive…

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Shane Warne extends ‘love & support’ to India in battle against Covid-19

Australian spin legend and former Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne on Monday expressed his concern over the rising cases of Covid-19 in India. The cricketer-turned-commentator has asked the people to ‘be safe’ and ‘take care’ of their family members. The second wave of coronavirus has badly affected India with more than 35 million active cases.…