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IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma says we should feel happy playing cricket at a time when many cannot go to work
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IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma says we should feel happy playing cricket at a time when many cannot go to work

On the eve of the 14th IPL, five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit spoke about life inside a bubble, a new normal necessitated by the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Reliance Jio announces new plans starting at Rs 401 ahead of IPL 2021: All you need to know
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Reliance Jio announces new plans starting at Rs 401 ahead of IPL 2021: All you need to know

Reliance Jio has announced new four new postpaid plans that offer one year of Disney+ Hostar VIP subscription.

Sachin Tendulkar returns home from hospital, says he will continue recovery from COVID-19 in home isolation
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Sachin Tendulkar returns home from hospital, says he will continue recovery from COVID-19 in home isolation

Tendulkar also thanked the medical staff for taking care of him during the hospitalisation.

'I’ll be back in no time', says Shreyas Iyer after successful shoulder surgery
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'I’ll be back in no time', says Shreyas Iyer after successful shoulder surgery

Due to the shoulder injury, the Iyer had pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as well.

BCCI allows occasional red-ball practice sessions to India's Test specialists during IPL to prepare for English summer
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BCCI allows occasional red-ball practice sessions to India's Test specialists during IPL to prepare for English summer

This probably will be done keeping in mind that India's next big assignment just after the IPL is the marquee World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton from 18-22 June, followed by the big-ticket five-Test series against England.

IPL 2021 quiz: Test your knowledge on tournament history and records
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IPL 2021 quiz: Test your knowledge on tournament history and records

Here are 10 questions on IPL history, stats and records to test your knowledge on tournament

County Championship: 'Excited' Hanuma Vihari to play for Warwickshire in early stages of new season
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County Championship: 'Excited' Hanuma Vihari to play for Warwickshire in early stages of new season

The 27-year-old will provide cover for Pieter Malan at Edgbaston as the South African continues to wait for confirmation of a visa.

Traditional media awaits paradigm shift as sports move towards direct fan engagement
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Traditional media awaits paradigm shift as sports move towards direct fan engagement

Direct fan engagement is not a one-off phenomenon. Technology has made traditional mediums of engagement redundant, or at least less relevant in the emerging world order, and sports coverage is no exception.

Three newcomers named in New Zealand's 20-man Test squad for England tour
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Three newcomers named in New Zealand's 20-man Test squad for England tour

The newcomers to the New Zealand squad are 21-year-old all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, swing bowler Jacob Duffy and in-form batsman Devon Conway.

South Africa vs Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman guides visitors to series win with thrilling last-ball victory in final ODI
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman guides visitors to series win with thrilling last-ball victory in final ODI

The Pakistan captain hit a stroke-filled 103 off 104 balls and shared a second-wicket partnership of 177 with Imam-ul-Haq, who made 70.

IPL 2021 Quiz: How well do you remember Mumbai Indians' 2020 campaign?
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IPL 2021 Quiz: How well do you remember Mumbai Indians' 2020 campaign?

Mumbai Indians were streets ahead of the rest of the teams as they produced one of their most clinical displays in the 2020 season, resulting in a fifth title triumph.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Visitors to play two-Test tour despite renewed coronavirus restrictions
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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Visitors to play two-Test tour despite renewed coronavirus restrictions

Bangladesh ordered a one-week nationwide lockdown on Monday amid a record surge in infections but de Silva said the matches had been confirmed.

IPL 2021 Quiz: How well do you remember Royal Challengers Bangalore's 2020 campaign?
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IPL 2021 Quiz: How well do you remember Royal Challengers Bangalore's 2020 campaign?

How well do you remember Royal Challengers Bangalore's 2020 campaign? As we head into a new season of the Indian Premier League, take our quiz to find out.

BCCI Apex Council meet: Working group for state T20 leagues, women's team support staff appointment among 14-point agenda
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BCCI Apex Council meet: Working group for state T20 leagues, women's team support staff appointment among 14-point agenda

The BCCI is also likely to take a call on the long pending tax and visa issue ahead of the T20 World Cup in India.

Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock criticises Quinton De Kock 'deception' over Fakhar Zaman run-out
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Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock criticises Quinton De Kock 'deception' over Fakhar Zaman run-out

Speaking on air, Shaun Pollock said he believed the incident should have been sent to the third umpire for a ruling.

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman jumps seven places to 12 in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen
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Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman jumps seven places to 12 in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Zaman played a knock for the ages on Sunday before being run out in the last over, breaking the record for the highest score in an ODI innings when batting second.

There is a huge growth opportunity in India with fantasy gaming, says Varun Mahna on launch of FantasyDangal
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There is a huge growth opportunity in India with fantasy gaming, says Varun Mahna on launch of FantasyDangal

FantasyDangal, a third offering by Dangal Games after PokerDangal and RummyDangal, is catered to the growing fantasy sports industry. The app launches on 9 April to coincide with the IPL.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood to replace injured Shadab Khan in T20Is
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood to replace injured Shadab Khan in T20Is

Shadab was ruled out of the twin tours due to a toe injury sustained in the second ODI against South Africa on Sunday.

IPL 2021: Hardik Pandya says he realised importance of mental health while dealing with pressure of international cricket
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IPL 2021: Hardik Pandya says he realised importance of mental health while dealing with pressure of international cricket

The focus on mental health has grown in the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing players to stay in bio-bubbles, where their life is restricted to hotels and stadiums.

IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders Preview: Shakib Al Hasan's return a boost, spinners' form a concern as KKR aim for third title
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IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders Preview: Shakib Al Hasan's return a boost, spinners' form a concern as KKR aim for third title

While KKR could not finish on a high in 2020, this season is a chance to do better as Morgan will have more games in his hand as a leader.