Mike Atherton doesn’t see IPL being rescheduled

Former England captain Mike Atherton doesn’t see a window this year to complete the suspended Indian Premier League. The world’s biggest T20 league was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday after multiple COVID cases were detected in the tournament’s bio-bubble. Atherton said the writing was on the wall after four teams reported…

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‘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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Bookies employed Kotla cleaner for ‘pitch-siding’: BCCI ACU

The recently-suspended IPL witnessed potential corruptors plugging an accredited cleaner at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla ground for doing “pitch-siding” which helps ball-to-ball betting, BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit chief Shabbir Hussain Shekhadam Khandwawala has revealed. …

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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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‘BCCI-IPL should have donated Rs 100 cr towards Covid relief’

Apart from facing flak for organising IPL 2021 — which was on Tuesday postponed indefinitely after several players tested positive — in India even as the cases were rising, the cash-rich BCCI has also come under fire for not pitching in with any sort of financial help even as the…

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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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