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IND vs NZ WTC Final: First day’s play washed out, reserve day to come in force | Cricket News – Times of India
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IND vs NZ WTC Final: First day’s play washed out, reserve day to come in force | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: The eagerly-awaited opening day of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand was rained out here on Friday, which is set to bring the reserve day into the equation. As per ICC playing conditions guidelines for the WTC final, if required the reserve sixth day can now come into effect with six hours of play lost on Day 1 itself. There was forecast of rain and thundershowers and the heavens opened up last evening with relentless downpour continuing till afternoon. With puddles forming throughout the outfield, even the best drainage system couldn't have possibly forced some action on the opening day. HighlightsUmpires Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth, after multiple inspections, called off the game at 7:30 pm IST (3 pm local time). While there has bee...
One-off Test, Day 1: India Women fight back through spinners at Bristol | Cricket News – Times of India
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One-off Test, Day 1: India Women fight back through spinners at Bristol | Cricket News – Times of India

Led by their off-spinners Sneh Rana (3-74)— playing her first international game in five years — and Deepti Sharma (2-44), India staged a superb fightback to keep England to 269 for six on the opening day of their one-off Test at the Bristol County ground on Wednesday. Fine knocks by skipper Heather Knight (95, 175b, 9x4), who was unlucky to miss her century, and opener Tammy Beaumont (66, 130b, 5x4) England were cruising at 230 for two at one stage in the final session, before India bounced back with four quick wickets in the final session as the wicket began aiding spin and became slower. Leading England for the 100th time across all formats, Knight celebrated the occasion in style. She added 71 for the second wicket with Beaumont, and then found an able ally in Natalie Sciver (42, 75...
Two BJP men in panel to run Jammu and Kashmir cricket
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Two BJP men in panel to run Jammu and Kashmir cricket

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed two state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokespersons in the three-member committee formed to run the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The nomination of Brigadier Anil Gupta and advocate Sunil Sethi comes after the J&K High Court asked the Indian board to oversee the working of the state cricket unit facing charges of financial wrongdoing. Among the former JKCA office-bearers under the Enforcement Directorate scanner is former state chief minister Farooq Abdullah. While former Delhi and J&K cricketer Mithun Manhas is the third member in the committee, Sethi has represented BCCI for the last two years. Speaking to The Indian Express, Gupta said that he was asked by BCCI secretary Jay Shah to t...
BCCI ends Ankeet Chavan’s ban, allows him to play | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI ends Ankeet Chavan’s ban, allows him to play | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI has finally accepted Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan's plea that he be allowed to play professional cricket since Board Ombudsman DK Jain has reduced his life ban to seven years. Chavan, along with his then Rajasthan Royals teammates S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila was banned for life by the Board in 2013 for his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. However, Sreesanth's ban was lifted last year by the BCCI, following which he played this season in domestic cricket. In September 2020, Chavan had moved the Bombay High Court against the BCCI's ban. On March 3, 2021, the Bombay High court referred the matter to the BCCI Ombudsman. In a formal communication (TOI has a copy) to Chavan on Tuesday, BCCI interim CEO Hemang Amin wrote: “Dear Mr Chavan, as per t...
Looking at certainty about decision where T20 World Cup can be staged: ICC interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India
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Looking at certainty about decision where T20 World Cup can be staged: ICC interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-enforced travel restrictions have added a "layer of complexity" as the ICC waits for the BCCI to take a final call on India hosting the T20 World Cup, the global body's interim CEO Geoff Allardice said on Monday. The BCCI has sought time till June 28 to decide on whether it can host the T20 World Cup in India as a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected during the meet in October-November. The back-up countries are United Arab Emirates and Oman as of now. "We need to deliver the event in full in the window that is allowed for the event. From planning point of view, we need certainty, one of the things that one is finding is an extra layer of complexity in arranging global events in times of restrictions related to COVID-19," Allardice told sel...
India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Sri Lanka games | Cricket News – Times of India
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India’s white-ball squad to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation ahead of Sri Lanka games | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's white ball squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will quarantine in Mumbai from June 14 to 28 and undergo six RT-PCR tests on alternate days before flying off to Colombo for the six-match series against Sri Lanka, starting on July 13. It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed by the Lanka-bound squad will be the same as those of the first team currently in the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and five-match series against England. "All the rules will be the same like we followed in England. The outstation players will come by charter flight and some fly business class of commercial airline," a BCCI source privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "They will do seven days of room quarantine and ...
BCCI may push back IPL final to October 15 in order to reduce double headers
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BCCI may push back IPL final to October 15 in order to reduce double headers

The BCCI brass is exploring the option of using the full window of Indian Premier League by pushing the final back to October 15 in order to reduce the number of double headers in the UAE’s searing September heat. As PTI had first reported, the tournament will start on Sunday, September 19 and while the final was tentatively planned for October 10, the BCCI as well as the Emirates Cricket Board are mulling stretching the lucrative T20 event till October 15. “September 15 to October 15 is the window. Initially, BCCI was thinking of having 10 double headers. But, in third and fourth week of September, having 10 afternoon matches can be physically exhausting for player in such short window,” a BCCI source told PTI on the condition of anonymity. “So if October 15, which is a Fr...
Ashwin is better bowler than Nathan Lyon: Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashwin is better bowler than Nathan Lyon: Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes that Ravichandran Ashwin is a better spinner as compared to Nathan Lyon. Chappell also highlighted how Lyon is scored off through the onside when he is bowling to the right-handers and this is why Ashwin has an edge over Lyon. Ashwin has taken 409 wickets in 78 Tests at an average of 24.69, including 30 five-wicket hauls and seven 10-wicket hauls. He is also India's fourth-highest wicket-taker in the longest format. "I think Ashwin is a better bowler than Nathan Lyon. Have a look at Nathan Lyon's strike rate, you are in the 70s and I am going back to 2018. Nathan Lyon, to me, I think runs get scored through the onside when he is bowling to the right-handers and that really just shouldn't happen. Yes, he is a fine bowler but I thi...
Hopeful of getting picked for Sri Lanka tour: Kuldeep Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hopeful of getting picked for Sri Lanka tour: Kuldeep Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Spinner Kuldeep Yadav is disappointed at missing out on India's tour of England for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and a five-match Test series against the hosts. He hopes he would get picked for upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "I am disappointed not to be part of the Indian team because I wanted to go and perform and contribute to the team's win. These things happen, yes you are sad, but at the same time you are ready to perform in the next opportunity," Yadav said. However, the Chinaman bowler was hopeful of securing a spot in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in July. "I haven't gone there [to England], so hopefully I will go to Sri Lanka and get the chance to perform there. Cricket should continue happening, every player is sad when he is no...
WTC title would be ‘big’ for Virat Kohli, feels Parthiv Patel | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC title would be ‘big’ for Virat Kohli, feels Parthiv Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel believes winning the World Test Championship title would be 'big' for Virat Kohli, who has been eluded of ICC trophy till now. Speaking on Star Sports show Game Plan, Parthiv Patel gave his views on on what the World Test Championship title would mean for Virat Kohli. "This is the ultimate format of cricket and everyone wants to become a Test player and now there's a World Cup of Test Championship. Now there is a chance for Virat Kohli - who has been eluded from the ICC trophy. He has led India in a couple of ICC tournaments, but this is big, winning the Test championship would be a big feather in his cap," Parthiv said. India will play New Zealand from June 18 at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton to decide the first champion side of the long...
T20 World Cup set to be moved out of India, ICC intimated internally
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T20 World Cup set to be moved out of India, ICC intimated internally

The marquee T20 World Cup in October-November is set to be shifted to the UAE and Oman with the BCCI having internally intimated the ICC to go ahead with its preparation due to a tricky COVID-19 situation in India. While the UAE was always the first backup option, Oman’s capital Muscat has been added as the fourth venue, apart from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah, for the tournament that will start in the last week of October. “Yes, the BCCI, during the ICC board meeting, has formally asked for a four-week window to take a final call but, internally, they have said that they would like to keep the hosting rights and wouldn’t mind the tournament being held in UAE and Oman,” a senior board official, privy to ICC board developments, told PTI on the condition of anonymity. He sai...
Give us one-time benefit too, plead retired umpires to BCCI | Cricket News – Times of India
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Give us one-time benefit too, plead retired umpires to BCCI | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI received praise from all quarters when it launched a one-time retirement benefit to former India and first-class cricketers, from a corpus it created out of profits from the IPL. However, till now, former international umpires, who too were a crucial part of the game, have been denied this benefit. Ex-international umpires want the BCCI to be more benevolent to their cause. "This one-time benefit is given in appreciation of your services to the game. If it's not given after retirement, then when?" wondered Piloo Reporter, who umpired in 14 Tests and 22 ODIs from 1984 to 1994, while talking to TOI. "It would be very much appreciated by us if we also get what former players are getting. If the retired players are getting lakhs or crores as a one-time pay-off, what's wrong...
ICC contemplates moving 2021 T20 World Cup from India to UAE | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC contemplates moving 2021 T20 World Cup from India to UAE | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: This year's men's T20 World Cup could be moved from India to the United Arab Emirates the International Cricket Council said Tuesday. The move appears to have been prompted by the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India, although this was not mentioned directly in a statement issued by the global governing body. "The ICC board has requested management focus its planning efforts for the ICC men's T20 World Cup 2021 on the event being staged in the UAE with the possibility of including another venue in the Middle East," the statement said. The ICC added that a final decision on the host country for the October-November event would be taken later this month. The statement came just two days after Indian cricket chiefs announced that the lucrative Indian Premier League T20 franchis...
BCCI given time till June 28 to take call on hosting T20 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI given time till June 28 to take call on hosting T20 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday asked for time when the ICC Board met virtually with an eye on the hosting T20 World Cup in India in October-November and the same was approved by the members as the Indian board has been given time till June 28 to take a call on the issue. Speaking to ANI, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed the same. "We have time till June 28 to go back to the ICC on hosting the T20 World Cup," he said. Sources in the know of developments of the ICC meeting said the international body has decided to give the BCCI time as the COVID-19 situation might change over the next month. "It was decided that the BCCI should be given time to look at how the COVID-19 situation pans out and if the situation improves in the next month, the I...
Players’ families allowed for UK trip; no BCCI office-bearers for WTC final due to quarantine rules | Cricket News – Times of India
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Players’ families allowed for UK trip; no BCCI office-bearers for WTC final due to quarantine rules | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The families of players and support staff of both the Indian men's and women's cricket teams will be allowed to accompany them during their lengthy tour of England this month, a senior BCCI source revealed on Tuesday. The BCCI had put in a request that the players be allowed the company of their loved ones given that they have to spend a considerable amount of time in a bio-secure bubble because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is learnt that none of the BCCI office-bearers, including president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah will be present for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton from June 18-22, due to the strict quarantine rules of the country. "Yes, it's good news that players will have their families during the tour of UK. Ditt...
IPL 2021: Will look forward to finish campaign if I get a chance, says Trent Boult | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Will look forward to finish campaign if I get a chance, says Trent Boult | Cricket News – Times of India

TAURANGA: New Zealand bowler and Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Trent Boult has said he would love to play the remaining matches of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, slated to take place in the UAE later this year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced it will complete the remaining matches of IPL 2021 in the months of September and October in UAE. Boult, who has been relishing his IPL stint in the past couple of years, expressed excitement for playing in the remainder of the tournament "It's (India) a beautiful place to go, I obviously have experienced India a lot, the fans and culture too but it was different this time, obviously very quiet, the usual hum around the streets, the fans were just not there," Boult said in a virtual press conference. "It wa...
India players’ families to be allowed for UK trip; no BCCI officials for WTC final
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India players’ families to be allowed for UK trip; no BCCI officials for WTC final

The families of players and support staff of both the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams will be allowed to accompany them during their lengthy tour of England this month, a senior BCCI source revealed on Tuesday. The BCCI had put in a request that the players be allowed the company of their loved ones given that they have to spend a considerable amount of time in a bio-secure bubble because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is learnt that none of the BCCI office-bearers, including president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah will be present for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton from June 18-22, due to the strict quarantine rules of the country. “Yes, it’s good news that players will have their families during the tour of UK. Di...
Having Shafali Verma in all formats is a definite plus: Mithali Raj | Cricket News – Times of India
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Having Shafali Verma in all formats is a definite plus: Mithali Raj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India skipper Mithali Raj has welcomed the selection of teen sensation Shafali Verma in all three formats and said it would be crucial to get back to winning ways on the UK tour after the disappointment at home against South Africa. Robbed of crucial game-time due to the pandemic, India will get the ball rolling with the UK tour comprising a one-off Test, three ODIs and as many T20s. With the ODI World Cup scheduled in New Zealand early next year, the plans and preparation for 50-over format assumes more significance especially after the loss to South Africa at home. Big-hitting opener Shafali's exclusion from the ODI squad for the South Africa series became a big talking point. The 17-year-old has established herself as a key player in the shortest format over the last 18 mo...
ICC Board Meet: No outcomes likely as BCCI to ask for time on T20 WC; FTP cycle to be discussed | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC Board Meet: No outcomes likely as BCCI to ask for time on T20 WC; FTP cycle to be discussed | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI will ask for one month's extension to decide on hosting the T20 World Cup in India amid the looming COVID-19 threat when the all-powerful ICC Board holds a virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss a host of other issues as well. While earlier, it was decided that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will attend the meet in person, it is learnt that now he will be present virtually and will only leave for the UAE on Wednesday to have discussions on the organisation of IPL with Emirates Cricket Board. There are no concrete outcomes expected at the meeting and after July 1, the BCCI will hold another SGM. The ICC is likely to make a formal announcement of its final decision during its annual conference that starts on July 18. While the remainder of the IPL has been shifted to the...
Kyle Jamieson recalls ‘interesting experience’ of leaving IPL abruptly | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kyle Jamieson recalls ‘interesting experience’ of leaving IPL abruptly | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson says leaving the IPL amid the raging pandemic in India was an "interesting" experience but he remained confident that the "good people" around him would ensure a safe passage to England for his first UK tour. Jamieson, along with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, chose to fly to Maldives from Delhi before they were to take a flight to the UK as they felt unsafe in India's national capital, then the hotspot of COVID-19 in the country. "It was an interesting one. It is not something that you could plan for. We were sort of informed right through. We had some pretty good people around us, the BCCI and IPL teams," said Jamieson in a media interaction on Sunday. The lanky pacer plays for RCB in the IPL. The tournament was suspended after multiple ca...