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Mithali Raj, Poonam Yadav welcome BCCI's decision to hold Women's IPL games this year
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Mithali Raj, Poonam Yadav welcome BCCI's decision to hold Women's IPL games this year

The BCCI had received some criticism for cancelling the women team's tour of England at a time when the IPL preparations are on full swing.

IPL 2020: Ashish Nehra says tournament should not be selection criteria for MS Dhoni
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IPL 2020: Ashish Nehra says tournament should not be selection criteria for MS Dhoni

Dhoni's comeback and retirement has been a matter of intense speculation. His much-awaited comeback is expected to be with Chennai Super Kings at the upcoming IPL, set to be held in the UAE from 19 September.

CSA's director of cricket Graeme Smith says internal agendas within board have become a 'cancer'
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CSA's director of cricket Graeme Smith says internal agendas within board have become a 'cancer'

Former captain and Cricket South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith has said that there were "internal agendas" at play within the organisation, which have become a cancer.

'Women's IPL is very much on', confirms BCCI president Sourav Ganguly
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'Women's IPL is very much on', confirms BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

The women's IPL will also be fit in to the IPL 2020 schedule, according to the BCCI chief.

IPL 2020: Ajinkya Rahane says everyone's health should be top priority during tournament in UAE
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IPL 2020: Ajinkya Rahane says everyone's health should be top priority during tournament in UAE

Rahane, who has changed base to Delhi Capitals from Rajasthan Royals, said health should be top priority.

Mithali Raj says she's ready to give another shot at World Cup glory in 2021, hopes to bow out on a high
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Mithali Raj says she's ready to give another shot at World Cup glory in 2021, hopes to bow out on a high

After coming close to leading India to the ultimate glory in 2017, senior cricketer Mithali Raj is hopeful of tasting success in the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup and ending her career on a high.

IPL 2020: Bihar cricket secretary Aditya Verma requests BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly to host event in India instead of UAE
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IPL 2020: Bihar cricket secretary Aditya Verma requests BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly to host event in India instead of UAE

The IPL is scheduled to start in the UAE on 19 September and although the BCCI is awaiting approval from the central government, in a letter to Ganguly, Verma pointed out why it must be held in India.

South Africa's tour of West Indies, Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely, says CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith
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South Africa's tour of West Indies, Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely, says CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith

Smith said there is no time to slot a tour to the Caribbean as several South African players will be heading to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to be held from 19 September to 8 November in the UAE.

IPL 2020: Government nod, franchise strength, Chinese sponsorship, among key points to be discussed in GC meet, says report
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IPL 2020: Government nod, franchise strength, Chinese sponsorship, among key points to be discussed in GC meet, says report

Check out the 10 key points that will be deliberated on IPL 2020 during Sunday's IPL governing council meet

Highlights, England vs Ireland 2020, 2nd ODI Cricket Match at Southampton, Full Cricket Score: Hosts clinch series with four-wicket win
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Highlights, England vs Ireland 2020, 2nd ODI Cricket Match at Southampton, Full Cricket Score: Hosts clinch series with four-wicket win

Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball updates on the second one-dayer between England and Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, with the hosts currently leading the series 1-0.

Navdeep Saini reveals how India skipper Virat Kohli always listens to his bowlers
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Navdeep Saini reveals how India skipper Virat Kohli always listens to his bowlers

According to Saini, Kohli always appreciates opinionated-bowlers and feels that that quality shows that Kohli is a “thinking cricketer” who knows what he is doing or wants to do next.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tamil Nadu Premier League's fifth season postponed due to COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tamil Nadu Premier League's fifth season postponed due to COVID-19

The popular T20 league tournament, which was initially scheduled to run from 10 June to 12 July, was put off by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association in May as the number of coronavirus cases rose in the state.

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith says conditions in Dubai will be similar to India
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IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith says conditions in Dubai will be similar to India

Steve Smith is gearing up for the Indian Premier League, which is scheduled to be held in the UAE from 19 September to 8 November. He is the captain of the IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals.

Sam Billings hopes to play next two World Cups in India for England because of IPL experience
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Sam Billings hopes to play next two World Cups in India for England because of IPL experience

With India scheduled to host the T20 World Cup in 2021 and the 50-over World Cup in 2023, Billings feels his ability to play spin will hold him in good stead.

Irfan Pathan showing interest to play in Lanka Premier League, says report
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Irfan Pathan showing interest to play in Lanka Premier League, says report

Irfan Pathan could be one of the biggest attractions in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he is among the 70 foreign players who have expressed interest in competing in the event starting 28 August.

Anil Kumble says he wanted to set example by not pulling out of controversy-hit tour of Australia in 2008
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Anil Kumble says he wanted to set example by not pulling out of controversy-hit tour of Australia in 2008

Anil Kumble says pulling out of the 2007-08 Australia Tour following the controversial Sydney Test could have been an "acceptable" option but his side continued the series to set an example by winning the remaining matches under trying circumstances.

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham made member of House of Lords
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Former England all-rounder Ian Botham made member of House of Lords

Legendary England all-rounder Ian Botham has been made a member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament.

Steve Smith says Ben Stokes a player who wants to be involved in all departments, an easy pick for any captain
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Steve Smith says Ben Stokes a player who wants to be involved in all departments, an easy pick for any captain

Australia batsman Steve Smith was all praise for England all-rounder and Rajasthan Royals teammmate Ben Stokes, who has been in dream form across formats in the past year.

PCB warns defaulting Pakistan Super League franchises for failing to meet financial obligations
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PCB warns defaulting Pakistan Super League franchises for failing to meet financial obligations

PCB's Shoaib Naved said that the three defaulting PSL franchises would not be part of the governing council or any discussions until they cleared their dues.

IPL 2020: Emirates Cricket Board says hoping to fill stadiums with 30-50 percent spectator capacity
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IPL 2020: Emirates Cricket Board says hoping to fill stadiums with 30-50 percent spectator capacity

While announcing the dates of the IPL, its chairman Brijesh Patel had told PTI that the decision on letting in fans during the 19 September- 8 November event will be taken by the UAE government.