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Edu-tech company Unacademy picks bid papers, set to fight for IPL title sponsorship rights

August 12, 2020 4:07:41 pm

A BCCI official confirmed that Unacademy has picked up the bid papers but refrained from making any comments beyond that.

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There is no short cut in MS Dhoni’s leadership: Balaji

August 12, 2020 3:05:54 pm

MS Dhoni is someone who believes in following the process, in giving opportunity and exposure instead of changing and chopping, Balaji said.

Rajasthan Royals’ fielding coach Dishant Yagnik tests positive for Covid-19

August 12, 2020 12:51:55 pm

Dishant Yagnik, who is currently in his hometown Udaipur, has been advised to be admitted in a hospital for a minimum period of 14 days.

BCCI invites applications for IPL 2020 title sponsorship rights

August 10, 2020 9:54:49 pm

BCCI has also made it clear that only companies with an annual turnover of at least Rs 300 crore (US$ 40 million approx.) would be eligible to bid for the IPL title sponsorship.

IPL 2020: BCCI gets government nod to hold tournament in UAE

August 11, 2020 6:46:08 pm

The government approval clears the decks for the 2020 IPL to take place in UAE.

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IPL-Vivo deal suspension: More than just sentimental reasons

August 8, 2020 7:56:42 am

IPL-Vivo deal suspension: With pressure mounting due to anti-China mood, change of venues the likely legal backdrop for Vivo's suspension as IPL sponsor.

It’s official: BCCI, Vivo suspend IPL title sponsorship ties for 2020

August 6, 2020 5:46:20 pm

IPL 2020 will be played over 53 days in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

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One positive case and IPL could be doomed: Ness Wadia calling for strict compliance with BCCI SOP

August 6, 2020 12:17:15 pm

Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia says the focus must be on ensuring that not a single Covid-19 case is reported during the event, which according to him, is set to be the "best ever".


IPL franchises agree on 6-day quarantine on reaching Dubai

August 7, 2020 12:33:48 pm

IPL teams want to play safe. All of them have decided to leave for Dubai after August 20 and hold their respective camps in UAE.

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IPL 2020 will be full of challenges, need to have clarity of thought: Suresh Raina

August 5, 2020 3:14:18 pm

The 33-year-old CSK veteran believes pitches in the UAE are similar to Chennai and it augurs well for the team.

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As captain, I am the least important person in team: Rohit Sharma

August 6, 2020 7:51:49 am

Selflessness defines a leader in Rohit Sharma's captaincy rulebook and that's why he has no hesitation in calling himself the "least important person" in the Mumbai Indians team.

Mitchell Starc does not regret missing IPL

August 4, 2020 3:27:21 pm

Mitchell Starc was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction but was ruled out of the season due to an injury and was eventually released in November.

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IPL 2020: Desert Odyssey dates out

August 3, 2020 9:39:48 am

An IPL media advisory stated that the upcoming edition will be played over 53 days in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi “subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India”, and will have 10 afternoon matches starting at 3:30 pm India time.

Ajinkya Rahane won’t mind families not being there at IPL in UAE

August 2, 2020 1:21:40 pm

Ajinkya Rahane would want his wife and daughter to be around during the IPL in the UAE but mindful of the risk it poses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he wouldn't have an issue if the BCCI bars players' families from the event.


IPL GC meeting: Chinese sponsorship deals and health protocols on the agenda

August 2, 2020 1:13:37 pm

Some key norms in the SOP include conducting four Covid tests in two weeks for players, less crowded dug-outs, not more than 15 players in a dressing-room, closed-doors matches at least in the first half of the tournament and six-feet social- distancing norms for commentators.

Ben Stokes thrives under pressure, is a captain’s dream: Steve Smith

July 31, 2020 8:23:56 pm

While Smith is sincerely hoping that Stokes doesn't bring in his A game during Australia's white ball series in England, he wouldn't mind one bit if Stokes saves his best in the Royals jersey during upcoming IPL in the UAE.


UAE cricket board plans to fill 30-50 per cent of stadiums during IPL 2020

July 31, 2020 8:15:28 pm

The 2020 Dubai Rugby Sevens event has been cancelled for the first time since 1970 due to the coronavirus threat. However, the Emirates Cricket Board allayed concerns over the safety of the IPL.


England are using the IPL as a vehicle to grow players: Eoin Morgan

July 30, 2020 8:02:44 am

England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan said he helped convince the English board that letting players go to the IPL would help them blossom into match-winners.

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New Zealand Cricket to issue NOCs to IPL-bound players but have to do ‘due diligence’ themselves

July 23, 2020 7:49:08 pm

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will issue No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to all its six internationals set to compete in the IPL but said the "due diligence" on health safety protocols will have to be done by the players themselves.


IPL likely to have commentary from home

July 22, 2020 9:39:33 pm

The idea of commentary from home was created out of necessity amid the current pandemic situation, ensuring not just safety of the commentators but also cost effectiveness.

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Can see MS Dhoni helicopter: Suresh Raina invites Dhoni for a practice session

July 20, 2020 6:29:38 pm

Seen in the CSK jersey along with Rishabh Pant, Raina said that former India skipper MS Dhoni would enjoy practicing with them.

IPL has helped adapt while bowling on various tracks: Mitchell Santner

July 20, 2020 4:41:18 pm

New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner feels that IPL has helped him evolve as a bowler having plied his trade on different Indian tracks while picking CSK teammates Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja's brains.

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‘MS Dhoni wasn’t looking rusty, was batting for 200-250 balls’: Piyush Chawla on CSK camp

July 2, 2020 1:52:28 pm

MS Dhoni was batting for 200-250 balls every day at the pre-IPL camp earlier this year and putting on a show of big shots, before the coronavirus pandemic led to the postonement of the event, said Piyush Chawla.

CSK dressing room has a lot of thinking cricketers: Faf du Plessis

June 27, 2020 8:27:43 pm

Faf du Plessis feels the successful IPL outfit's dressing room comprises many "thinking cricketers".

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Border dispute: IPL to review deals with Chinese sponsors

June 20, 2020 3:56:41 pm

The IPL has multiple Chinese links in terms of commercial partnerships.