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IPL 2020 likely to be cancelled, no mega auctions next year
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The Indian board is waiting for an announcement from the Indian government and sports ministry on visas before it makes the news official that Indian Premier League will not happen this year due to the novel coronavirus.

Chandrakant Pandit bids bye to Vidarbha, next stop Madhya Pradesh
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Chandrakant Pandit confirmed the news and talked about how former India wicketkeeper Kiran More helped him in moving to the new role with Madhya Pradesh.

MP cricketer’s father stranded in Iran
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Anand Rajan, a Madhya Pradesh player who has also played in the IPL, is anxious because his father is stranded in Iran, a country struggling to cope with Corona virus.

Puducherry cricket board opens dorm doors for patients
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Pondicherry's cricket board has offered the dormitories in its cricket campus to be used for Corona patients. Pondicherry has witnessed one positive corona case so far.

Baroda women’s team coach Bedade suspended for breach of sexual harassment policy
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Atul Bedade has been suspended by Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) with immediate effect after a few players complained about Bedade's behaviour, construed to fall under sexual harassment.

BCCI now allows only chief selectors to fly business class
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Sunil Joshi, the chief selector, will get this facility while his colleagues will fly economy class. However, the restriction is lifted for any overseas travel in flights that takes more than seven hours.

You can’t bat for social media, my aim is to win: Cheteshwar Pujara
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Cheteshwar Pujara opens up to The Indian Express about the Ranji hangover, planning for the title, his role in the side, his often misunderstood batsmanship and in a lighter vein, the social-media trolls.

IPL’s problem of numbers: Ganguly hints at cutting down games, franchise owners not keen
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

While the BCCI president says IPL "has to be truncated", franchise officials cite the 2009 edition played in South Africa, where a full tournament was completed inside 37 days.

Ranji comes home: Saurashtra beat Bengal to win first title
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The premier domestic trophy reaches the land of the man the tournament is named after, the irrepressible Ranjitsinhji.

Bengal resist, as a slow-burning thriller awaits a heady climax
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Just 72 runs more for the first-innings lead for Bengal. Only four wickets more for Saurashtra. The morning session on Day 5 will decide who will be the winners of the 2019/20 Ranji Trophy season.

Limited DRS has teams fretting; BCCI says full version too expensive
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

The DRS technology in place for the Ranji Trophy doesn’t have ball-tracker, snickometer, and hotspot. This has already thrown up problems in the final.

Ranji Trophy final: Saurashtra nudge ahead in crawl-fest
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

At the end of Day 3 in the Ranji Trophy final, Bengal need 292 more runs for the all-important first-innings lead while Saurashtra seemed better poised to take seven wickets first.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Arpit Vasavada grind Bengal down on attritional Ranji day
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

After two days, the first innings is yet to be completed, 178 runs trickled on a pitch where the ball started to keep low and played a bit slow and it's all down to Pujara-Vasavada's heads-down-graft-hard approach.

Ranji Trophy Final: Bengal coach Arun Lal fumes at slow, low pitch
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

“It’s a very poor wicket. The board has to look into it, this is very poor. The ball is not coming up, this is not good for cricket. The ball is not getting off the thing, it's dusting the first day."

Ranji Trophy: Cheteshwar Pujara illness keeps Saurashtra-Bengal final in balance
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Saurashtra need a special from their star as a score of 350 on this low-slow pitch, where bowling within the line of the stumps seems an effective strategy, could put great pressure on Bengal.

Chance of a lifetime for Bengal, Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy final
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

While Bengal was last in a final 13 years ago, Saurashtra will be playing their fourth final in eight years. The former possess Saha and Tiwary, who would be playing his 100th Ranji Trophy game, the latter have Pujara.

From Kaurs to Vermas to Rodrigues: Meet the parents of India’s T20 World Cup heroes
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Standing resolutely by the Indian team's side on Sunday at MCG will be the parents — some boarding a plane for the first time, others putting together a surprise to watch the young women take flight.

Ranji Trophy: Chirag Jani, who makes Saurashtra tick with bat and ball
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Chirag Jani has taken 16 wickets and as a middle-order batsman, has hit two hundreds and two fifties this season. In the semifinal, it was his half-century that helped Saurashtra set a competitive target for Gujarat.

‘Country first’: Sourav Ganguly denies Ravindra Jadeja permission to play Ranji final
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Since Jadeja is part of the Indian ODI team that plays its first game against South Africa on March 12 — Ranji Trophy final starts on March 9 — he won’t be released to play the final.

Jaydev Unadkat bowls Saurashtra into Ranji finals
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Jaydev Unadkat not only shattered the timber first and then dreams of Gujarat but he gave Saurashtra another chance to clinch the title which they have never won.

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