The Indian Premier League will have a new standalone sponsor for this edition after VIVO decided to take a break from their sponsorship commitments in 2020 amid the rising tensions between India and China at the border
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its all-important Governing Council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has decided to hold the 13th edition of the league from September 19 to November 10. This will include 10 double headers. And the evening matches will start at 7:30 p.m. IST
MS Dhoni celebrates his 39th birthday on Tuesday and some of his former and current teammates took to Twitter to post their birthday greetings for the former India captain. The likes of Virender Sehwag and Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav and VVS Laxman were among the first to share their birthday wishes with Kedar Jadhav even penning a heartfelt letter for his "best friend, teammate and captain"
25 June 1983, a day which will be remembered as the golden day in the history of Indian cricket when Indian cricket team from out of nowhere defeated the Two time defending Champions West Indies to win the World Cup under legendary skipper Kapil Dev at the Mecca of cricket - Lord’s cricket ground.
Dravid got 52 per cent of the votes, with as many as 11,400 fans taking part in the final round of voting. “Much like Dravid batted during his playing career, he dug in and fought back in the poll, eventually crossing the line with a decent lead at the very end,” said the Wisden India report.
Viktor Troicki said Tuesday that he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus, while Grigor Dimitrov, a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist from Bulgaria, said Sunday he tested positive. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) lauded Harbhajan on becoming the first Indian celebrity to support the idea of boycotting Chinese goods, adding that it's a decision to choose between money or patriotism.
Sourav Ganguly in his letter to all affiliated members of the bod, stated that "The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year.
Stressing that there is a misconception around the term 'Paki', Aakash Chopra said he was able to understand the intentions of the cricketers who used the racist slur and added that his team stood by him during the episode.