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IPL 2020: Fate of upcoming edition hangs in balance following 21-day nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19
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IPL 2020: Fate of upcoming edition hangs in balance following 21-day nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19

The BCCI suspended the IPL, originally scheduled from 29 March, to 15 April after government suspended all visas, barring few categories like diplomatic and employment, making it impossible for foreign players to participate.

Coronavirus Outbreak: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly shocked by empty roads in Kolkata, asks public to stay safe
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Coronavirus Outbreak: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly shocked by empty roads in Kolkata, asks public to stay safe

BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the empty roads in his home city Kolkata, owing to a nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, are the kind of scenes he never thought he would witness in his lifetime.

IPL petitioner Aditya Verma says he will appeal to Supreme Court for exemption of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's cooling off period
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IPL petitioner Aditya Verma says he will appeal to Supreme Court for exemption of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's cooling off period

The original petitioner in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case Aditya Verma will appeal to the Supreme Court to exempt BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's compulsory three-year cooling off period which starts in July.

Coronavirus pandemic: South African players fly back home after halt in Kolkata amidst COVID-19 scare
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Coronavirus pandemic: South African players fly back home after halt in Kolkata amidst COVID-19 scare

The South African cricket team on Tuesday flew back home with a stopover in Kolkata after their ODI series against India was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says 'first priority is safety' after postponement of IPL 2020
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Coronavirus pandemic: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says 'first priority is safety' after postponement of IPL 2020

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Friday said the "first priority is safety" after the Board suspended the start of this year's IPL from 29 March to 15 April in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic: Remaining India-South Africa ODIs called off due to COVID-19 scare; BCCI to reschedule games later
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Coronavirus pandemic: Remaining India-South Africa ODIs called off due to COVID-19 scare; BCCI to reschedule games later

The two remaining ODIs between India and South Africa in Lucknow and Kolkata were on Friday called off owing to the COVID-19 threat as the country's sports calendar continued to go haywire because of the global pandemic.

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Fifth day of final between Saurashtra and Bengal in Rajkot to be played behind closed doors amidst coronavirus
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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Fifth day of final between Saurashtra and Bengal in Rajkot to be played behind closed doors amidst coronavirus

The final day of the Ranji Trophy summit clash between Bengal and Saurashtra will be played without any spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI said on Thursday.

India vs South Africa: Lucknow, Kolkata ODIs to be held behind closed doors due to coronavirus pandemic
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India vs South Africa: Lucknow, Kolkata ODIs to be held behind closed doors due to coronavirus pandemic

The remaining two one-dayers between India and South Africa are likely to be played in empty stadiums in Lucknow and Kolkata due to the dreaded novel coronavirus pandemic.

India vs South Africa: BCCI warns players to avoid eating from restaurants, taking selfies with fans amidst coronavirus outbreak
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India vs South Africa: BCCI warns players to avoid eating from restaurants, taking selfies with fans amidst coronavirus outbreak

The reported number of positive cases for COVID-19 in India stands at 60 and the BCCI's medical team held a briefing for the Indian side ahead of the first ODI against South Africa at Dharamsala.

Cricket Advisory Committe asked all potential selectors about handling MS Dhoni's future, reveals BCCI official
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Cricket Advisory Committe asked all potential selectors about handling MS Dhoni's future, reveals BCCI official

A BCCI official said that the Cricket Advisory Committee had a common question on MS Dhoni's future for the candidates appearing for the post of selectors.

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi appointed BCCI's chairman of selectors; ex-pacer Harvinder Singh also added to five-member panel
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Former India spinner Sunil Joshi appointed BCCI's chairman of selectors; ex-pacer Harvinder Singh also added to five-member panel

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi was on Wednesday named chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which also picked ex-pacer Harvinder Singh for a place in the five-member group.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says appointment of new selectors will be finalised by end of February
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says appointment of new selectors will be finalised by end of February

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Monday said the two replacements in the selection panel will be picked by the end of this month.

BCCI's decision to make national selectors attend team meetings defies logic and opens door to potential leaks
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BCCI's decision to make national selectors attend team meetings defies logic and opens door to potential leaks

On the eve of India’s commendable ODI series win over Australia, BCCI astonishingly put out a message that its selectors would have to make themselves available to attend team meetings.

BCCI, mistaking visibility for credibility, is damaging its long-term relationship with the media
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BCCI, mistaking visibility for credibility, is damaging its long-term relationship with the media

The Indian media has played a crucial role in sharing the BCCI’s dream, especially at times when nothing was going right for them. Why is the Indian cricket board then hell bent on destroying an edifice that has been built over the years with love and effort by a lot of dedicated and diligent people?

India vs Australia: KS Bharat named back-up wicket-keeper for second ODI in absence of concussed Rishabh Pant
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India vs Australia: KS Bharat named back-up wicket-keeper for second ODI in absence of concussed Rishabh Pant

Andhra Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat was on Friday called in as back-up for Rishabh Pant, who was ruled out of India's second ODI against Australia due to a concussion.

Shane Warne wants India and Australia to play five-match Test series in 2020-21 season
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Shane Warne wants India and Australia to play five-match Test series in 2020-21 season

India are scheduled to tour Australia starting in November which will include four Tests, three ODIs and as many T20s as part of the calendar cycle that ends in 2021.

Being an outlier as a player doesn't guarantee success as an administrator of a complex organisation like BCCI
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Being an outlier as a player doesn't guarantee success as an administrator of a complex organisation like BCCI

How can the cricketing greats have the varied skills and expertise needed to manage an organisation, like BCCI, with complex issues?

Hardik Pandya announces engagement to Serbian actor Natasa Stankovic on New Year's Day
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Hardik Pandya announces engagement to Serbian actor Natasa Stankovic on New Year's Day

Hardik Pandya took to Instagram to share the photo with Natasa Stankovic

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir urges BCCI to 'dissolve' DDCA after fracas mars Annual General Meeting
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Former India opener Gautam Gambhir urges BCCI to 'dissolve' DDCA after fracas mars Annual General Meeting

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to dissolve Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and demanded bans for officials of the state body, who were involved in fracas during its Annual General Meeting.