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Ravindra Jadeja named India’s ‘most valuable player’ of 21st Century

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was named as the country’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) of the 21st century by Wisden. Jadeja’s contribution to his team has been noteworthy with the ball, bat, and while fielding. Wisden used CricViz, a detailed analysis tool in cricket to analyse his performance. Jadeja’s MVP rating was an astounding 97.3, second only to Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan and thus making him the second most valuable Test player of the 21st century. “It might come as a surprise to see R........

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PSL 2020 knockouts postponed amid Coronavirus outbreak

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has become cricket's latest casualty as the dreaded COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) continues to worsen across several countries. Having played several of the last leg league games at the National Stadium in Karachi, in a closed stadium, the PSL organisers took the call to postpone the final stages of the tournament (the two semi-finals which were scheduled to be held on March 17 and the final, on March 18), to be hosted in Lahore, with immediate effect. ........

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Cricket Australia likely to review IPL 2020 contracts in wake of Covid-19 outbreak

Australian cricketers may have to forego their lucrative IPL contracts in the wake of fast-spreading novel coronavirus, the local media reported on Tuesday. The IPL has been postponed till April 15 with India reporting more than 120 positive cases and three deaths. Cricket Australia has not directed the players officially with its chief executive Kevin Roberts on Tuesday saying that players were individually contracted to their IPL teams and can ma........

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Ace Indian Athlete Dutee Chand Wants To Sell Car To Meet Training Expenses For Tokyo Olympics

As coronavirus pandemic continues to effect the sports landscape across the country, ace Indian athlete Dutee Chand is facing a shortage of funds due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. The global event takes place in 2021 and due to lack of finances, she is planning to sell her car to meet the expense of her training. The player has spent all her allotted money given by the state government and sponsors for training as the scheduled Olympics has been shifted to a new date due to the coronavirus pandemic.........

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Face Masks, Tents, No Podium Finish Among Features as Formula One Gears Up for New Season

The opening races of the season will, for the first time, be held behind closed doors with no fans, sponsors, VIPs or guests and limits on the number of people allowed in. Teams can have no more than 80 staff each (compared with the usual 130), with an operational core of 60. The atmosphere will be very different — the average three-day attendance at a Formula One weekend is around 150,000. Anyone travelling to Austria must first test negative for COVID-........

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Rijiju on IPL 2020: 'Fate of T20 League Can be Decided After April 15'

With clouds of uncertainty hovering over the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, the Sports Ministry has made it clear that the fate of one of the most followed T20 cricket league’s in the world can be decided only after the government comes out with a fresh advisory after April 15. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju issued the statement keeping in mind the situation with regards to the coronavirus outbreak sweeping all across the globe.........

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IPL: Schedule, Match Prediction, Live Scores, Updates

Catch IPL News, Teams, Schedule, Match Predictions, Live Scores, Point Table and Latest Updates. Get minute-to-minute Live updates of Indian Premier League.........

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Before Coronavirus Cricket Got Interrupted In Two Occasions

Before Coronavirus cricket got interrupted in two occasions. This is the 3rd time since 1877 when the cricket has been called-off........

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From Gavaskar-Lillee to MonkeyGate, Tendulkar's LBW to Brisbane Quarantine - Controversies That Have Added Spice to the India-Australia Test Rivalry

The India-Australia Test rivalry, more famously known as the Border-Gavaskar trophy is one of the most prestigious and anticipated series in the history of the sport. Apart from the heroics with the bat and ball, achievements, records and great matches played between the two countries, there has been plenty of drama on and off the field in the form of sledging, controversial decisions, bad umpiring calls etc. The ongoing tour has not been spared either. After India's win in the Boxing Day Test, it seems it is almost a deliberate ........

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ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson Overtakes Steve Smith and Virat Kohli to Become the No.1 Ranked Batsman in Tests

In Thursday’s year-ending update, that also includes performances from the second Test between Australia and India in Melbourne and the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Centurion, Williamson has gained 13 rating points for his effort of 129 and 21 to go 11 points clear of Kohli and 13 ahead of Smith. Kohli is on paternity leave for the last three Tests of India’s ongoing series against Australia while Smith’s MCG outing could only get him scores of zero and eight.........

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CONFIRMED | SCG to Host 3rd Test Between India-Australia

Sydney Cricket Ground will host the third Test between India and Australia starting January 7. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed this after India beat Australia by eight wickets in the Boxing Day Test on Tuesday. CA took the call after the officials were convinced that the outbreak in the city had subsided enough to allow the match to proceed. NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian stated that her government had done all it could to ensure the preservation of the SCG Test. “I’ve spoken to the ch........

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ICC Awards Full List: Virat Kohli Wins ICC's Male Cricketer of the Decade Award; Steve Smith Bags Test Cricketer of the Decade

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Ellyse Perry bagged top awards - Cricketers of the Decade, with Kohli adding ODI cricketer of the decade, while Perry clean swept the women's awards with the ODI and T20I cricketer of the decade awards. Steve Smith won the Test cricketer of the decade award while Rashid Khan was named T20I cricket of the decade. MS Dhoni won the spirit of the game award.........

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India level series with clinical performance at MCG

India outplayed Australia in every facet to seal a series-levelling win on the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Chasing just 70 for a win, India took a mere 15.5 overs to scale the target for an eight-wicket win on Tuesday (December 29) burying the ghosts of the Adelaide loss quite comprehensively with the four-match series standing at 1-1. Shubman Gill got India off to a flier in a paltry chase. M........

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Top 10 Richest Athletes in the World 2020 | Mancity

The crown title of Richest Athlete in the World still belongs to Michael Jordan with $2.2 billion in career earnings...........

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Will be accused of backing Mumbaikar if I call Rahane’s captaincy outstanding: Sunil Gavaskar

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar is impressed by Rahane’s field placements but said he will refrain from praising his captaincy as it is still “early days” and he does not want to be accused of backing a fellow Mumbaikar. Taking charge of the team in the absence of regular skipper virat kohli, Rahane marshalled his resources well as India dismissed Australia for a sub-par 195 in 72.3 overs on the opening day of the second Test here. “… let’s not jump into conclusions too quickly. If I say that his captaincy is outstanding, then........

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Explained: How was Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy different from Virat Kohli’s

From the way he used Ashwin to calling a team huddle, on-field calmness and longish spells for bowlers, his leadership style was in complete contrast to ’s. Rahane introduced Ashwin in the 11th over. A left-hander at the crease notwithstanding, it was a brave decision, with the ball still pretty new. Ashwin is comfortable bowling with the new ball and the reason why Rahane brought on the off-spinner was that he wanted to use the moisture in the surface. Also, after a fantastic outing in Adelaide, Ashwin had the psychological upper hand over Australi........

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India vs Australia: Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin and Captain Ajinkya Rahane Give India Boxing Day Honours

India took the honours on Day 1 of the second Test at the MCG courtesy a fine bowling performance by their ace fast bowler and lead spinner. Bumrah returned with 4 wickets while Ashwin bagged 3 as India bowled out Australia for 195 after losing the toss on Boxing Day in Melbourne. In reply, India had moved to 36 for the loss of Mayank Agarwal's wicket at close of play of what was a highly eventful Day 1 in the capital of Victoria. ........

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Gill And Siraj to Debut, Pant Included as India Announce Playing XI For Boxing Day Test

Roughly 18 hours before the big-contest at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, India announce their playing XI for the second Test against Australia, beginning on December 26. As expected Indian team management made a few changes in their playing XI – highly-rated Shubman Gill replaces out-of-form Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant replaced veteran wicketkeeper, Wriddhiman Saha. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has also been included in India’s XI in place of injured Mohammed Shami, who will miss the remainder........

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Chetan Sharma Appointed New Chairman of Selectors; Debashish Mohanty & Abey Kuruvilla Named in Panel

Former India pacer Chetan Sharma will be heading India's senior selection committee. He alongside Debashish Mohanty and Abey Kuruvilla will be part of the selection panel, the BCCI said in a tweet. They were recommended by a three member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which comprised of former India cricketers Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik. The CAC met virtually and made the recommendations to the BCCI.Earlier there were rumours ........

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BCCI AGM: Board Approves 10-team IPL From 2022 Edition at Its Annual General Body Meeting

A 10-team IPL means 94 games and nearly two and half month window which can throw the international calendar into disarray. Also, the availability of the top foreign players for the entire duration of the IPL needs to be ensured and the broadcast money per year which is for 60 matches also needs to be re-negotiated........

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