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BCCI to Discuss Overseas Players Availability for IPL with Other Boards
BCCI to Discuss Overseas Players Availability for IPL with Other Boards
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The BCCI met at a Special General Meeting on May 29 to decide to play the second leg of the IPL in the UAE. The BCCI also discussed plans to talk with other cricket boards regarding the availability of players with the respective boards during the September-October window in which the IPL is due to […]

Crowds Likely to Be Allowed for The Second Leg of IPL in the UAE
Crowds Likely to Be Allowed for The Second Leg of IPL in the UAE
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The BCCI has had a busy time in recent days with several announcements and developments. The IPL 2021 was compulsorily suspended by the BCCI on 4 May, following a surge of Covid-19 cases within the bio-bubble. Subsequently, an announcement from the BCCI has revealed the plan of holding the second leg of the 14th edition […]

Remaining Matches of IPL 2021 Will Be Played in UAE from September 18
Remaining Matches of IPL 2021 Will Be Played in UAE from September 18
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The IPL 2021 competition is set to resume in the UAE in September-October. The BCCI made the decision at a virtually held special general body meeting on 22 May. The governing board of Indian cricket will also reportedly ask the ICC for an extended time to decide whether to hold the men’s 2021 T20 World […]

BCCI Expected to Put Tender Plans for New IPL Teams on Hold
BCCI Expected to Put Tender Plans for New IPL Teams on Hold
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With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic causing disruption in the functioning of the board, the BCCI has put plans to organise a tender for new IPL franchises on the backburner. Instead, the current interest of the BCCI is to finalise a schedule for the resumption of the IPL 2021 competition in which several matches […]

Reports Suggest IPL Could Resume in September
Reports Suggest IPL Could Resume in September
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The IPL 2021 tournament which began on 9 April was stopped midway on 4 May after a breach of the bio-bubble led to a spate of Covid-19 cases among staff and players of various franchises. There is a question mark over the fate of the rest of the competition with an increasing number of Covid-19 […]

Lanka Premier League 2021 to Begin on July 30
Lanka Premier League 2021 to Begin on July 30
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Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that it plans to host the second season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) between 30 July and 22 August. Professor Arjuna De Silva, chair of SLC’s Management Committee, has said to media outlets, “We have found a suitable window to hold this year’s edition, whilst we are currently working […]

IPL Should Allow 5 Overseas Players in Playing XI from 2022, Says Aakash Chopra
IPL Should Allow 5 Overseas Players in Playing XI from 2022, Says Aakash Chopra
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According to Aakash Chopra, a cricketer-turned-commentator, IPL teams should be allowed to field five overseas players, up from four as at present. He wants the BCCI to ring in this change to the rules from the IPL 2022 onwards. The IPL will be expanded to include ten teams, with the planned addition of two franchises […]

Batsmen Who Hit Most Sixes in IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
Batsmen Who Hit Most Sixes in IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
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Before the IPL 2021 was curtailed, there were plenty of sixes hit by various players of the eight franchises. In this article, we look at the batsmen who hit the most sixes in the competition before the Covid break. Top 10 Batsmen to Have Hit Most Sixes in IPL 2021 KL Rahul: 16 Leading Punjab […]

Best Overseas Players of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
Best Overseas Players of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
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In this article, we look at the best overseas players of the IPL 2021 before a spate of Covid cases caused the tournament to be suspended.  Top Four Overseas Players of IPL 2021 AB de Villiers At age 37, AB de Villiers continues to have a tremendous impact on the game. This was never more […]

Best Opening Pairs of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
Best Opening Pairs of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
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In this article, we look at the top three opening pairs of batsmen based on their performances in IPL 2021 before the competition was suspended due to a spate of cases inside the bio-secure bubble. Top Three Opening Pairs of IPL 2021 1. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals) Dhawan and Shaw were inarguably […]

Highest Wicket-Takers of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
Highest Wicket-Takers of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
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While the competition for the Purple Cap has always been intense in the IPL, with the winner usually known only towards the end of the tournament, the 2021 season has been so far even more intriguing, with several Indians in the fray. In this article, we look at the bowlers with the most wickets in […]

Bookie Trespassers at Delhi Stadium Arrested During IPL 2021
Bookie Trespassers at Delhi Stadium Arrested During IPL 2021
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In an incident at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, a potential bookie who was disguised as a cleaner was caught transmitting real-time information to aid ball-by-ball betting during the time lag between actual match action and live TV broadcasts. The information regarding the arrest of the “cleaner” was revealed by Shabbir Hussain Shekhadam Khandwawala, […]

Highest Run Makers of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
Highest Run Makers of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
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A spate of Covid-19 cases within the biosecure bubble at the IPL 2021 caused the tournament to be suspended. At the time the competition was halted, there was fierce competition for the Orange Cap building up among the leading batsmen. In this article, we look at the top run-makers of the suspended IPL. Top 5 […]

Best All-rounder Performances of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
Best All-rounder Performances of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
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The IPL 2021 has been suspended after an outbreak of Covid-19 cases among staff and players of many franchises. In this article, we look at the best all-rounder performances of the IPL 2021 before the Covid break – players who have shone with both bat and ball. Thus, we have considered the contributions of Kyle […]

How the IPL Bubble Was Breached
How the IPL Bubble Was Breached
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According to Saurav Ganguly, the breach in the biosecure bubble of the IPL that led to the suspension of the competition may have been caused by travelling between cities. Ganguly added that the BCCI would have to do a “post-mortem” to corroborate the theory. Speaking to a media outlet, the BCCI president said that the […]