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newscricket4 days ago

Unfair and unwarranted criticism to compare IPL with Indian domestic tournaments, affirms Jay Shah

Jay Shah has dismissed the criticism BCCI faced for favouring IPL over domestic cricket tournaments and called it unfair and unwarranted to compare the cash-rich league with the domestic season. Shah also said to save the lives of young players the board had to cancel all the age-group tournaments.
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newscricket9 days ago

Reports | Indian player in England tests COVID-19 positive

Ahead of the five-match Test series against England, Rishabh Pant has reportedly tested positive for the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in the country. The reports also confirmed that the player, said to be Pant, will not take part in India’s warm-up game in Durham against Select County XI.
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newscricket14 days ago

SL vs IND | BCCI announces revised dates; SL tour to kick-off on July 18

The BCCI has confirmed that the series between India and Sri Lanka will now start from July 18 than the earlier planned date, which was 13th, owing to a COVID outbreak in the Lankan camp. Jay Shah stated that these are some extraordinary circumstances, but the board will support SLC.
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newscricketa month ago

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah confirm BCCI’s move to host World T20 in the UAE

Ahead of the global T20I tournament in October, BCCI’s President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah have confirmed the move to the Middle East with the COVID-19 situation in India not improving. Despite the venue change, BCCI would retain the hosting rights for the tournament.
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newscricketa month ago

Arun Dhumal confirms BCCI’s request to ECB for two warm-up games ahead of England tour

On Friday, according to reports from the Indian Express, BCCI’s treasurer Arun Dhumal confirmed that BCCI are set to request the ECB for two warm-up games ahead of the five-match series against England. This comes in after India were handed a loss in the World Tet Championship final by New Zealand
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI to form committee to manage compensation for domestic cricketers 

In what comes as great news for India's domestic players, the BCCI will form a committee to compensate them after they have been hit by the pandemic. The impromptu Apex Council meeting which took place on Sunday also decided to pledge INR 10 crores to the Indian Olympic Association.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Crowds upto 50% likely to be allowed at the venue during the IPL in the Middle East

If the reports are to be believed, Cricbuzz on Monday, stated that there is a real possibility of upto 50% crowd being allowed at the respective venues in the Middle East for the resumption of the IPL. BCCI officials have travelled to the UAE, where they would meet the Emirates Cricket Board.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | BCCI to conduct remaining matches of the season in the UAE

On Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the remainder of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, which was postponed due to the COVID outbreak would continue in the Middle East. It also stated that the matches would be held from September-October.
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newscricket2 months ago

India women to play historic pink-ball Test against Australia, confirms Jay Shah

Earlier yesterday, BCCI had finally announced the contract for the year 2021-22 for the Indian women after their last contract got over in October. Now, BCCI’s Secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that they would take on Australia in a one-off pink-ball clash later this year Down Under.
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featurecricket3 months ago

What lessons the BCCI - and other boards - can learn from the IPL 2021 fiasco

Since even before the tournament began, IPL 2021 felt like a ticking time bomb and in many ways it was unsurprising when the competition met with a fatal accident in the form of a major COVID outbreak. What’s done is done, but what can boards learn from the catastrophe that was IPL 2021?
Anirudh Suresh