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Year in Review 2020: A visual look back at sport and life of athletes in year defined by COVID-19
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Year in Review 2020: A visual look back at sport and life of athletes in year defined by COVID-19

What will you think of when you think of 2020? How will you remember sport in a year defined by the pandemic? Here are 20 moments — captured in images and videos — that encapsulate sport in a year like no other:

New Zealand vs West Indies: Visitors clear third and final COVID-19 test, travel to Auckland for first T20I
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New Zealand vs West Indies: Visitors clear third and final COVID-19 test, travel to Auckland for first T20I

The entire West Indies contingent, including limited overs skipper Kieron Pollard, who were in quarantine after arriving in New Zealand, on Wednesday, cleared the third and final round of the COVID-19 test and will now leave for Auckland to play the first T20I on Friday.

New Zealand vs West Indies: Both teams' IPL contingent clears second COVID-19 test
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New Zealand vs West Indies: Both teams' IPL contingent clears second COVID-19 test

The test was conducted on the group that arrived from the UAE on 14 November after participating in the recently-concluded IPL.

KXIP have charted three-year plan under Kumble, Gayle should start from first game in IPL 2021, says co-owner Ness Wadia
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KXIP have charted three-year plan under Kumble, Gayle should start from first game in IPL 2021, says co-owner Ness Wadia

Looking back at the recently-concluded season, Wadia said the umpiring error to call a short-run when it wasn't, cost the team a playoff berth though it did not show the required consistency in the first year under captain and coach combine of Rahul and Kumble.

New Zealand vs West Indies: All-rounder Roston Chase named Test vice-captain by Cricket Windies
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New Zealand vs West Indies: All-rounder Roston Chase named Test vice-captain by Cricket Windies

Nicholas Pooran will continue as deputy in T20Is in the upcoming tour of New Zealand, starting 27 November.

New Zealand vs West Indies: Touring Windies clear second COVID-19 test, to undergo final test next week
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New Zealand vs West Indies: Touring Windies clear second COVID-19 test, to undergo final test next week

The Caribbean team arrived in New Zealand six days ago for the T20I and Test series, starting with the opening T20 in Auckland on 27 November, followed by the second and third game in Mount Maunganui on November 29 and 30.

Sachin Tendulkar urges authorities to make helmets mandatory for batsmen
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Sachin Tendulkar urges authorities to make helmets mandatory for batsmen

Tendulkar shared a video of Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Vijay Shankar getting hit on the head when Kings XI Punjab fielder Nicholas Pooran threw the ball towards the striker's end, attempting to run out the batsman.

IPL 2020: Confident KXIP aim to sustain momentum against rejuvenated KKR as teams eye playoff spot
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IPL 2020: Confident KXIP aim to sustain momentum against rejuvenated KKR as teams eye playoff spot

KXIP are placed fifth on the points table having won five games from 11 outings, while KKR are a notch better, occupying the fourth spot with 12 points.

IPL 2020: Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC; KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen
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IPL 2020: Varun Chakravarthy spins KKR to victory against DC; KXIP bowlers too good for SRH batsmen

Check out photos from Saturday's IPL 2020 double-header as KKR and KXIP registered victories over DC and SRH respectively.

IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan's hard-fought century not enough as KXIP outsmart DC to claim fourth win
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IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan's hard-fought century not enough as KXIP outsmart DC to claim fourth win

Check out photos from Match 38 of IPL 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals.

IPL 2020: KL Rahul says one of KXIP's top four batsmen has to finish off games for franchise
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IPL 2020: KL Rahul says one of KXIP's top four batsmen has to finish off games for franchise

Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul was relieved to see his team finally get over the line comfortably but said the top-four batsmen must consistently close out games in the remainder of their IPL campaign.

IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan's record-setting century goes in vain as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals
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IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan's record-setting century goes in vain as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals

Pooran hit three sixes and six boundaries in his knock as KXIP scored 167 for five in 19 overs to notch up their third successive win in the tournament

West Indies name Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer for proposed two-Test series in New Zealand
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West Indies name Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer for proposed two-Test series in New Zealand

Bravo and Hetmyer have been recalled along with fast-bowling all-rounder Keemo Paul, who also skipped the England tour, as part of a 15-man squad backed up by six reserve players.

IPL 2020: When Chris Gayle is batting, you always feel you have a chance of winning, says Nicholas Pooran
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IPL 2020: When Chris Gayle is batting, you always feel you have a chance of winning, says Nicholas Pooran

Chris Gayle, who was playing his first competitive match since January, overcame a sluggish start against RCB to smash five sixes and a boundary in his 53-run knock, helping KXIP snap a five-match losing streak.

IPL 2020: Nicholas Pooran's solo effort goes in vain as Kings XI Punjab collapse to mighty Sunrisers Hyderabad
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IPL 2020: Nicholas Pooran's solo effort goes in vain as Kings XI Punjab collapse to mighty Sunrisers Hyderabad

Check out photos from match 22 of IPL 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab.

IPL 2020: Nicholas Pooran, Rahul Tewatia, the business of hope… and a Mars mission
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IPL 2020: Nicholas Pooran, Rahul Tewatia, the business of hope… and a Mars mission

Oftentimes we watch sport merely to count off victory and defeat, and cold numbers dictate the analysis that follows. However, every day on the fields or in lonely hospital rooms, its practitioners teach us about believing, trusting, hoping.

IPL 2020: Twitterati left breathless by a Rahul Tewatia blitz, Nicholas Pooran's gravity-defying effort and a run-chase for ages
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IPL 2020: Twitterati left breathless by a Rahul Tewatia blitz, Nicholas Pooran's gravity-defying effort and a run-chase for ages

Sunday night’s IPL fixture between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab was one of the most spectacular ones of this season. Here's how Twitter users reacted:

IPL 2020: Rahul Tewatia steals the show as Rajasthan Royals record highest-ever successful run-chase in IPL history
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IPL 2020: Rahul Tewatia steals the show as Rajasthan Royals record highest-ever successful run-chase in IPL history

Chasing a stiff 224 for a win, the Royals needed 51 runs from the last three overs and it seemed the fate of the match was already sealed but Tewatia turned the match on its head in a dramatic fashion, taking 30 runs from Sheldon Cottrell in the 18th over.

CPL 2020 to be held in Trinidad & Tobago from 18 August after government's green signal
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CPL 2020 to be held in Trinidad & Tobago from 18 August after government's green signal

All the fixtures of CPL 2020 will be played in Trinidad and Tobago in order to minimise the risk of players and staff catching the virus.

Coronavirus Outbreak: R Ashwin's contract with Yorkshire terminated after suspension of England's county cricket season
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Coronavirus Outbreak: R Ashwin's contract with Yorkshire terminated after suspension of England's county cricket season

Senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's deal with English county side Yorkshire Cricket Club was on Monday cancelled by mutual consent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.