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India to host New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa in 2021-22 home season

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Monday, September 20, that New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa will tour India for their upcoming home season, spread across November 2021 and June 2022. The fixtures include four Tests, three ODIs and 14 T20Is.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | BCCI likely to revise 2021-22 domestic cricket schedule

After requests from several state boards, the BCCI is reportedly considering the possibility of tweaking the 2021-22 domestic cricket schedule, including the dates for the Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy however, will continue as per the original schedule.
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newscricket2 months ago

Monty Panesar withdraws from inaugural Kashmir Premier League

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has confirmed that he is withdrawing from the inaugural Kashmir Premier League (KPL) due to ‘political tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir issues.’ Panesar was set to represent ‘Kotli Lions’ as an overseas player in the inaugural KPL season.
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newscricket2 months ago

PCB slam BCCI for ‘stopping retired cricketers from featuring in Kashmir Premier League’

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have slammed the BCCI for allegedly stopping retired cricketers from featuring in the inaugural Kashmir Premier League (KPL) set to take place in August. PCB’s statement comes on the back of Herschelle Gibbs taking to Twitter to slam the BCCI for ‘threatening’ him.
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newscricket3 months ago

Ranji Trophy to commence on November 16; Syed Mushtaq Ali to serve as curtain-raiser

The BCCI have announced the schedule for the 2021/22 domestic season and have confirmed that the Ranji Trophy will take place after a 18-month hiatus, commencing on November 16. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will kick start the season in October, while Vijay Hazare Trophy will be played in Feb.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | India in line to play tour games before England Test series

Ahead of the five-match Test series against England, reports have suggested that the BCCI have locked tour games for the Indian team as a practice before the long tour. As per the Cricbuzz reports, the Indian team are expected to play their warm-up game against select County sides in Durham.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | BCCI’s compensation promise receives split response from players

The BCCI's decision to form a 10-member committee to ensure compensation for domestic cricketers has received mixed responses from the players as while some are chuffed with the announcement, others have been left confused. The BCCI finalized the decision in an apex council meeting on Sunday.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | BCCI to bid for three major ICC tournaments after 2023 World Cup

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in its Apex Council meeting, reportedly discussed bidding for hosting three major ICC events - 2025 Champions Trophy, 2028 World T20 and 2031 World Cup. The Indian board is said to be keen on hosting a major global event once every 2-3 years.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | BCCI to form committee to compensate domestic cricketers

The BCCI’s apex council has reportedly finalized the idea to form a committee to compensate for the loss of income for the domestic cricketers, whose finances have been hit immeasurably by the pandemic. Since the pandemic outbreak, the BCCI have held only two domestic competitions.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | CWI agree to push forward CPL dates following BCCI’s request

Organizers of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have reportedly agreed to the BCCI’s request, and are said to be in the process of rescheduling the tournament so that it does not overlap with the IPL. The dates are yet to be confirmed, but CPL 2021 is expected to kick-off a week earlier.
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