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In the upcoming meeting this week, a discussion on venues for the next two T20 World Cups will be part of the agenda of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meeting. The heads of BCCI and Cricket Australia will be connecting virtually to discuss the hosting of two T20 World Cups in the next two years. Swapping of hosting rights the 2021 and 2022 editions of the T20 World Cups is in the cards. Earlier, the ICC postponed the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia following the threats of the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is not clear if the postponed…

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The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is probably the hardest edition to host as it is plagued with all sorts of problem, including the delay due to global health crisis and concerns on territorial disputes. Despite being all systems go in UAE on September 19, the cash-rich T20 is reportedly going to be without a major sponsor as Chinese mobile-maker VIVO pulled out of title sponsorship Following the negative publicity it has gained over the last few weeks amid the Indo-China tension on the border, Vivo Communication Technology Co’s is set to withdraw as title sponsors, according…

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The T20 was originally scheduled to begin on March 29, pushed back in April, and later postponed indefinitely due to the on-going global health crisis. Following the postponement of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20 World Cup in Australia, IPL had a chance to proceed with plans on staging the tournament in September-October window. HEALTH PROTOCOLS: As the coronavirus pandemic is still the major thing worldwide, several health protocols must be observed. Players have been asked to use their own personal equipment, like a towel or a water bottle, and to not share it with anybody. According to an SOP prepared…

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The T20 was originally scheduled to begin on March 29, pushed back in April, and later postponed indefinitely due to the on-going global health crisis. Following the postponement of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20 World Cup in Australia, IPL had a chance to proceed with plans on staging the tournament in September-October window. SPONSORS: Earlier this week, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the finals date of the tournament, with the T20 tournament to be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.  The 53-day event, the longest ever IPL, will see matches played in…

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The long postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) has confirmed a final date as officially announced by the governing body, with the T20 tournament to be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10. The 53-day event, the longest ever IPL, will see matches played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The Board also confirmed that the Chinese mobile company VIVO retains as title sponsor. “The governing council also discussed the comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOPs), which will be finalised and published in due course, including the agencies to execute and deliver a bio-secure environment for safe and successful conduct…

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Earlier this week, the West Indies Cricket announced that the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament will kick off in August with defending champion Barbados Tridents against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors taking on the Trinbago Knight Riders to commence the cricket action. This 33-game will be held behind closed doors in bio-secure environments. “The 33-match season will be played in Trinidad & Tobago, with all matches taking place across two stadiums in that country. The Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba will host 23 games, including the semifinals and final, and the Queen’s Park Oval in Port…

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Despite the unprecedented halt in sports that affects a lot of sporting events, former All England champion, Olympian and national coach Pullela Gopichand believes that he inspiring success of P. V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the global level has made badminton the most flourishing sport in India in the last decade. Gopichand also expressed hope that the cost of playing the sport will also reduce. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee for his contribution to badminton, Gopichand said when he started coaching in 2004 with 25 trainees, including Sindhu, Saina and Kidambi Srikkanth in Hyderabad. The impressive displays of two Indian shuttlers have…

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The long postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) has confirmed to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the speculations and discussion on when and where it will be staged in the wake of the pandemic. Earlier this week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official confirmed that the governing body has sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for the tournament. “Yes, we have sent the acceptance letter to the ECB and both the boards will be working together from now on to stage the tournament,” Governing Council Chairman of the Indian Premier…

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The fifth Esports Awards gala event has been announced and one of the possible recipients of the prestigious award is an Indian professional Esport athlete and PUBG streamer Naman ‘Mortal’ Mathur, the first in history of Indian Esports. Mortal, who is also the owner of Soul Esports, plays the role of an IGL for his team. Esports Awards are held every year from the last five years. Esports Awards is the ceremony that honours talents from all around the world into various categories for their successful run in Esports. Their aim is to “ensure that success and achievement in esports…

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Following the confirmation of the International Cricket Council (ICC) about the postponement of the T20 World Cup due to be held in Australia, the Indian Premier League (IPL) finally found a window to commence the cash-rich tournament. The franchisees had already been working on their plans for the IPL while the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is just waiting for the government’s nod. The BCCI has already written to the government and is awaiting a formal go signal. “We have written to the government and are hoping for a reply soon. We will then meet,” IPL Governing…

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