‘BCCI to help arrange charter flights for IPL’s Oz players via Maldives or SL’

Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley on Wednesday said that the BCCI is working to arrange a charter flight for IPL’s Australian recruits, who are likely to stay in Maldives or Sri Lanka before heading back home because of a travel ban on the COVID-19 ravaged India. …

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India posts record daily Covid-19 deaths, one in four globally last week

India accounted for nearly half of the Covid-19 cases reported worldwide last week, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, as the country’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours. Read More | Source: Gulf Times…

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‘Not involved in any other backstory’: Police say MacGill did not owe alleged kidnappers a debt

How the 50-year-old former international cricketer came to be a kidnapping victim, taken from outside his home on Sydney’s lower north shore, allegedly by four men including the brother of his girlfriend, has left those who know him stunned. Read More | Source: Sydney Morning Herald…

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Call to shift T20 World Cup to UAE becomes louder

One of the major reasons behind hosting this year’s IPL in India was setting an example for hosting the ICC T20 World Cup in Oct-Nov this year. However, with the Indian cricket board (BCCI) postponing the IPL midway through the season, the chances of hosting the T20 World Cup in…

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IPL’s foreign contingent to start returning home from Wednesday

The Indian Premier League’s foreign contingents will start leaving for home from Wednesday, a senior Indian cricket board official has told Reuters, following the tournament’s abrupt suspension due to the Covid-19 crisis in the country. Several top international cricketers are scrambling to return home after the Twenty20 tournament was suspended…

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Australian IPL players and staff might fly off to Maldives in bid to get home

With their country shut for all those flying from India, the now suspended IPL’s Australian contingent, comprising players, support staff and commentators, is expected to head to Maldives before taking a connecting flight for home. The IPL was suspended on Tuesday after multiple cases emerged from Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi…

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