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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Explained: Does Virat Kohli have a right over his performance data?

August 12, 2020 4:14 pm

Not yet, but it all can change if the UK footballers' lawsuit against betting and gaming companies goes in the favour of players.

Quixplained: Why Vivo's withdrawal as this year's IPL title sponsor matters

August 11, 2020 1:21 pm

How will Vivo’s departure hurt the BCCI as well as the franchises? How do expenditures, income and profit work for the franchises in a normal season? In what other ways can Covid and an IPL away home affect the revenue streams of franchises? We explain.

Explained: Did Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Sehwag & Zaheer get the closure they deserved?

August 12, 2020 12:51 pm

It is easy to be critical of selectors, and the BCCI in general, once your playing days are over. But if the comments emanate from someone of Yuvraj Singh's stature, one can’t dismiss them outrightly.

Explained: IPL's financial model, and how the withdrawal of Vivo impacts the balance sheets of franchises

August 11, 2020 1:04 pm

Vivo, the Chinese smartphone maker, acquired the IPL title sponsorship in 2018 for Rs 2,199 crore in a five-year deal. Accordingly, the company gives the Indian cricket board Rs 439 crore per year as sponsorship commitment.

Explained: What is shushing, and why has EA removed the celebration from FIFA 21?

August 08, 2020 12:44 pm

FIFA 20 featured close to a hundred different celebrations. But while they started out as flairs of individuality and creativity, celebrations in online games are chiefly used to troll or humiliate opponents.

Explained: As they play England at Old Trafford, what promise do Pakistan's bowlers offer?

August 05, 2020 1:56 pm

Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi and the wily leggie Yasir Shah could make this series Pakistan's. They present an unknown challenge to England, and there is plenty of reason to tune in to watch them bowl.

Explained: The how and why of age fraud and verification

August 05, 2020 10:35 am

Up until the age of 17 for boys and 15 for girls, science can provide a rough estimate about the true age of a child, give or take a year.

IPL 2020 in the UAE: How will this year's tournament be different?

August 04, 2020 11:22 am

IPL 2020 Start Date: The governing council of the league confirmed that this year's tournament will be held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10.

Explained: In 100th year, why is East Bengal teetering on the brink?

August 01, 2020 11:51 pm

East Bengal are celebrating their centenary this year, but without a title sponsor, the century-old club is going through serious financial hardship.

Explained: How Nike made a GOAT sports commercial in a pandemic-stricken year

August 01, 2020 3:29 pm

The kinetic, blink-and-you-miss video features 53 Nike-sponsored athletes from 24 sports, including the Indian women's cricket team.