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BCCI Invites Bids For Women’s Premier League Title Sponsorship Rights For 2023-2027

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday invited bids for the title sponsorship rights of the Women's Premier League (WPL) for five years from 2023 to 2027.The development comes three days after the board announced the successful bidders to acquire the right to own and operate five franchises in the WPL.Adani Group, through Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd got the Ahmedabad franchise with the highest bid of INR 1289 crore, while Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd acquired the Mumbai franchise with a bid of INR 912.99 crore. Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd, JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd and Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd won the rights to operate Bangalore, Delhi and Lucknow teams for INR 901 crore, 810 crore and 757 crore respectively."The BCCI invites bids from repute...
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Neeraj Chopra meets U-19 India women’s team before their final against England on Sunday

Olympic gold medal winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Saturday met the Indian contingent on the eve of their U19 T20 Women’s World Cup final against England on Sunday, a post shared by the BCCI revealed. The post which was captioned, “A Gold-standard meeting! 👏👏 Javelin thrower & Olympic Gold medallist @Neeraj_chopra1 interacted with #TeamIndia ahead of the #U19T20WorldCup Final!” showed the superstar javelin thrower in various moods as he interacted with the U-19 team. On Sunday, India captain Shafali Verma will chase history when she leads India against England in the first-ever ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final. For all their success at the international stage, the Indian women’s cricket team has never won a World Cup at any level and the young batter, who has been part ...
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‘Birthday girl’ Shafali Verma in pursuit of World Cup title for India | Cricket News – Times of India

POTCHEFSTROOM: Batting sensation Shafali Verma will chase history when she leads India against England in the first-ever ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup final here on Sunday.For all their success at the international stage, the Indian women's cricket team has never won a World Cup at any level and the young batter, who has been part of two World Cup and one Commonwealth Games final with the senior team, will look to bring the elusive title home.The seniors have made the World Cup final on three occasions across formats only to have returned with bitter memories -- losing to Australia by 98 runs in 2005 and losing to England by 9 runs in 2017 in the ODIs, and in T20Is they went down in the 2020 final to the Aussies by 85 runs.The youngster from Rohtak has been part of two World Cups acros...
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Didn’t expect recall: Prithvi Shaw on return to Indian team | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India batter Prithvi Shaw, who had last played for India in an international match in a T20I against Sri Lanka in July 2021, termed his recall to the national side as an unexpected one since the current players are doing exceptionally well.Shaw earned a recall into the Indian team on the back of his superb domestic record as he has been included for the three-match series against New Zealand. "Wearing the Test cup was a proud moment for me and wearing it was a different feeling. I always wanted to play Tests for India. The first-call up was really special. There were ups and downs these few years. But you learn something from it. I worked hard and tried to be as cool as possible. Getting the process and routines right. I played five Tests and was off for a while. I had some t...
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Ruturaj Gaikwad out of New Zealand T20Is with wrist injury | Cricket News – Times of India

RANCHI: Opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has been ruled out of the T20I series against New Zealand due to a wrist injury.The 24-year-old has been sent to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for rehabilitation."He is out of the series with wrist injury," a BCCI source told PTI.Gaikwad has played one ODI and nine T20s. He last played for India in October last year when he made his ODI debut against South Africa.With Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill set to open in the first T20I on Friday, Gaikwad would have found it tough to make the playing eleven. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n...
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Watch: MS Dhoni visits Team India dressing room in Ranchi ahead of 1st T20I against NZ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave Team India players a pleasant surprise on Friday as he visited the team's dressing room ahead of the first T20I against New Zealand in Ranchi.Dhoni was seen first having a chat with T20 skipper Hardik Pandya and then with young wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan. The former captain is also seen interacting with opener Shubman Gill, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar as well as the support staff."Look who came visiting at training today in Ranchi - the great @msdhoni," BCCI posted a short video on Twitter.Look who came visiting at training today in Ranchi - the great @msdhoni! 😊#TeamIndia | #INDvNZ https://t.co/antqqYisOh— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674734537000After a 3-0 series sweep against NZ in ODIs, India will hope to continue the...
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It’s global cricketing issue to keep players inspired for all three formats: AB de Villiers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa great Ab de Villiers feels it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep players "inspired" for all three formats amid the punishing schedule, creating a pressing need for cricket boards and cricketers to have an honest communication over the latter's preferred choice of formats.The 38-year-old, who shocked the cricketing world with his international retirement in 2018, said his playing career too could have been managed better. Three years later, he retired from all forms of cricket.He left the game to spend more time with family, something which has become a luxury for an all-format modern cricketer. Considering the ever-crowded international calendar and mushrooming of T20 leagues around the world, playing all three formats has become impossible without taking...
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This marks the start of an era: Overseas stars after WPL bids | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As the BCCI announced the successful bidders for the five Women's Premier League teams, overseas stars hailed the "landmark day", saying the development will impact female sports across the globe.The BCCI earned a collective bid of Rs 4669.99 crore from the sale of the five clubs.Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Isa Guha wrote, "A landmark day for the women's game.""It sure is HISTORIC. The women's game breaking records already & they haven't even played a game yet. This is so exciting. Congratulations to @BCCI & all involved. Teams announced: Adani (Ahmedabad) Indiawin (Mumbai), RCB (Bangalore), JSW (Delhi), Capri Global (Lucknow) #WPL," former Australia cricket Lisa Sthalekar tweeted.It sure is HISTORIC. The women’s game breaking records already & the...
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India’s Renuka Singh wins ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India's fast bowling star Renuka Singh clinched the ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year award with her magnificent displays of seam and swing bowling in 2022, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.Renuka Singh bagged 18 ODI wickets at 14.88, economy 4.62 while the pacer scalped 22 T20I wickets at 23.95, economy 6.50.Renuka beat Australia's Darcie Brown, England's Alice Capsey and compatriot Yastika Bhatia to become the recipient of ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year 2022.The 26-year-old has generated a lot of noise as a result of her meteoric rise during a hectic year for the India team.In just 29 matches across the two white-ball forms in 2022, the right-armer claimed 40 wickets for her nation, stepping into the shoes of the legendary Jhulan G...
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‘Let the journey begin’: BCCI garners Rs 4669.99 crore for sale of 5 Women’s Premier League teams | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The five teams in the inaugural Women's Premier League have been sold for a combined value of a whopping Rs 4669.99 crore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday. Adani Sportsline, the sports arm of Adani Group splurged Rs 1289 crore to buy the most expensive team of the Women's Premier League. The group bought the Ahmedabad franchise while IPL team owners Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals successful bid Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively for the other three franchises to enter the WPL.The Lucknow franchise went to Capri Global Holdings for Rs 757 crore.𝐁𝐂𝐂𝐈 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞.The combined bid valuation is INR 4669.99 CrA… https://t.co/epRwcnGiLe— BC...
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Rahul Dravid: ‘The workload of key players will be monitored during this year’s IPL’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After questions were raised about the senior Indian players' availability in the upcoming IPL considering the ODI World Cup scheduled to be held later this year in India, head coach Rahul Dravid made it clear that they will compete in the tournament unless there are injury concerns.The workload management is something that turns out to be one of the key factors in Indian cricket and it was seen in the recent past that the workload of seniors like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is being managed by giving them rest in T20Is.According to BCCI's new policy, the workload of key players will be monitored during this year's IPL by the NCA and the franchisees considering the 50-over World Cup at home in October-November."Workload management is something that is a part and parcel of the...
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WIPL Team Bid: BCCI set for another Rs 4000 crore windfall | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI is all set to get richer by at least Rs 4000 crore with some of the top business houses set to bid aggressively for the five Women's IPL (WIPL) teams that would be auctioned on Wednesday.According to market experts, the teams are expected to shell out in the "range of 500 to 600 crore INR" per team in the closed-bid auction."WIPL has huge potential but most of the legacy teams would like to mix optimism with pragmatism," an industry insider, who has previously worked on men's IPL team bid, told PTI ahead of auction."Expect a few bids in the range of Rs 500 crore upwards. Rs 800 crore plus could be a bit ambitious but BCCI won't complain," he added.More than 30 odd companies have bought the bid documents worth Rs 5 lakh including all the 10 men's IPL team. Well-known ...
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3rd ODI: Middle order in focus as rampant India eye series sweep against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Oozing with confidence after a dominant eight-wicket win and an unassailable 2-0 lead, India will have a series sweep in sight when they take on New Zealand in the third and final one-dayer in Indore on Tuesday. A Shubman Gill masterclass in Hyderabad was followed by new-ball carnage from the seamers in Raipur as India clinched the series with a game to spare. India's middle order, which has been unimpressive in the last few games, will be eager to give a better account of themselves in the final match of the series. The team management will also be contemplating rotating its bowlers in the dead rubber.Watch: Indian cricket stars SKY, Kuldeep offer prayers at Mahakaleshwar temple for Pant's recoveryOpener Gill has been in excellent form, having scored a sensational double hun...
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ICC recommends six-team T20 events for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, final decision in October | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is still hopeful of the sport's inclusion in Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and has "recommended" six-team T20 events for both men and women to the Games' organising committee.A final decision on the inclusion of cricket will be taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) around October after the organisers finalise the list of new sports by March, stated a report in ESPNCricinfo.These will then be ratified at the IOC's session in Mumbai, which is expected to take place around October this year, it added.In a strategic move, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has been added to the ICC's Olympics working group headed by ICC chairman Greg Barclay, and which also includes Indra Nooyi (independent director) and Paraag Marathe (former USA Cricket pre...
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R Ashwin urges ICC for ‘dew-free’ ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With India set to host the ODI World Cup later this year, premier off-spinner R Ashwin has urged the ICC to take corrective steps for a 'dew-free' tournament. The quadrennial event is slated for October-November this year in India, at a time when dew becomes a major factor in the evening, favouring the batting side mostly.India will be staging the entire tournament for the first time across different venues and Ashwin feels that the current Indian team has the quality in their rank to adapt to the home conditions and will be a tough team to beat. "There's no point in heading in a direction and going loggerheads with conditions, because conditions cannot be challenged. You need to learn the conditions and adapt. India team has enough in their arsenal to be able to do that," As...
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Graeme Smith would love to have Dhoni in SA20 league

South African cricketer and SA20 Commissioner Graeme Smith speaks during a press conference. | Photo Credit: PTI Graeme Smith would love to have the talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the SA20 league once he is done playing in the IPL and, at the slightest of opportunities, will be reaching out to the World Cup-winning captain. South Africa's most successful skipper Smith is the commissioner of the inaugural SA20 in which the IPL franchisees are owners of all six teams. Dhoni, 41, only plays in the IPL since retiring from international cricket in 2020. With his involvement in the IPL, he is not eligible to play in overseas leagues at the moment. No Indian is taking part in the league's first edition. "It will be amazing to have a guy like MS here. We respect the BCCI's decision. We hav...
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‘Unfair and an abuse to domestic cricket’: Venkatesh Prasad lambasts BCCI selectors for ignoring Sarfaraz Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad called in-form Sarfaraz Khan's exclusion from the Indian Test team as 'unfair' and lambasted the BCCI and the national selectors for ignoring the domestic run machine.The 25-year-old Sarfaraz is a prolific run-getter for Mumbai in domestic cricket, accumulating more than 3500 runs in just 37 first-class games.Prasad also termed the exclusion of Sarfaraz an abuse to domestic cricket."Not having him in the Test Team despite 3 blockbuster domestic seasons is not only unfair on Sarfaraz Khan, but it’s an abuse to domestic cricket, almost as if this platform doesn't matter," Prasad tweeted after Sarfaraz scored another century in a Ranji Trophy game.On Tuesday, Sarfaraz scored 125 (off 155 balls) against Delhi in a Ranji Group B match, making it...
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Rishabh Pant likely to be discharged in two weeks, rehabilitation to start in two months | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ten days after the surgery on his knee, cricketer Rishabh Pant has been kept under observation by doctors to assess if the ligaments are healing naturally. TOI has learnt that Pant has had a major surgery on the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and minor repair on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while the doctors are hoping the rest of his injured ligaments will heal naturally."All the ligaments were injured. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a cause of concern. The doctors said that MCL surgery was absolutely necessary. Now, his PCL will be assessed in two weeks. Hopefully, it will not need any further surgery. As of now, he essentially has undergone just one major surgery," a BCCI source said.According to sources, Pant is likely to be discharged after two weeks. The...
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Watch: Run machine Sarfaraz Khan slams another Ranji ton, coach Amol Muzumdar doffs hat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ignored by the national selectors for the New Zealand white-ball series and the first two Tests against Australia, Sarfaraz Khan came up with a strong response, firing yet another century in the Ranji Trophy against Delhi at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Tuesday. In form of his life, Sarfaraz slammed his third ton of the ongoing Ranji season as his 125 took Mumbai to 293 all out on the opening day of the Delhi vs Mumbai match. As Sarfaraz reached the three-figure mark, his emotional celebration said it all as his teammates went up in applause. Mumbai coach Amol Muzumdar was too in awe of his lad as he doffed his hat to Sarfaraz's masterclass. Hundred and counting! 💯Yet another impressive knock from Sarfaraz Khan 👏👏Follow the Match ▶️… https://t.co/RHH6F7b9Zw— BCCI Domestic ...
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‘My surgery was a success, ready for the challenges ahead’, tweets Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who suffered a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30, has released a statement about his well being and extended his gratitude to all who supported him during these testing times."I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support," Pant wrote on Twitter.From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your ki… https://t.co/Sh7IC3Y1KX— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1673875627000"From the bottom of my heart, I also would li...