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Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mod placed 1.3 billion people on lockdown for 21 days as the nation reported growing cases of the global pandemic. This new development puts the start of the Indian Premier League back in jeopardy, as the previously halted T20 cricket league may extend its delay following the national orders. IPL is set to commence on March 26 that was moved to April 15. India has so far reported nearly 600 cases of the virus with over 10 fatalities at the time of writing, leading to its government’s declaration of lockdown. The 21-day lockdown…

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For the first time since World War II, the sport played all-year round, cricket, has been halted due to the current global pandemic that have already infected over 350,000 people worldwide and reached 15,00 death toll at the time of writing. Suspending a cricket match can create a ripple effect to the whole season. It only means that suspending a whole season will create a massive impact to the cricket world. Just early this week, England batsman Alex Hales has reportedly shown symptoms of COVID-19 upon his return to London after taking part in the unfinished Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.…

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Former Test captain and commentator Ramiz RajaRamiz Raja told a media outlet that England batsman Alex Hales has reportedly shown symptoms of COVID-19 upon his return to London after taking part in the unfinished Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. After the report, the PSL has been postponed indefinitely due to the fears of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “What I know is that he is yet to have tests but we don’t know whether the symptoms he has is of Corona or not. But we all now need to be very cautious and obviously adopt a common sense approach to deal…

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Originally, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to commence on March 29. However, it was halted for 17 days due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic as announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has imposed an overseas travel ban on country’s citizens, putting its cricketers’ IPL 2020 participation a major doubt. Morrison declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and urged country’s citizens to abandon all overseas travel for the next six months as the global pandemic remains uncontainable. “Life is changing in Australia, as it is changing all around the…

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Doubts continue to shroud the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the Sports Ministry of India has advised all the national sports federations, including the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to follow to the Health Ministry’s guidelines on barring all “public gatherings” in an attempt to contain the global COVID pandemic. The directive does not restrict sporting events from taking place for as long as they can “ensure that no public gathering takes place in any sporting event.” India recorded 60 positive cases at the time of writing. “In the event the sporting event…

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Amid the global health crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a “pandemic” with the rising number of cases and fatalities recorded all around the world. In response to “alarming levels of inaction” in combating the virus spread per WHO chief, India’s the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare ordered new visa restrictions that put India Premier League (IPL) foreign players in doubt. In the meeting held at Nirman Bhavan, the decision was made following the rising number of cases in India, recording 60 positive cases at the time of writing. According to World Health Organization (WHO), more than 100,000…

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India will try to bounce back after being whitewashed by New Zealand as they take this ODI series at home with the performing South Africa. The South African’s are looking to duplicate the same performance they did with the Aussies, while India will try to bring back their impressive streak and rise up from being crippled last time. You can show your support and win at the same time by registering an account at 12BET Sportsbook. Plus, lots and lots of rewards will be given away. SQUAD ANALYSIS: India India will head to this tour from a 0-3 loss in…

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England all-rounder and Delhi Capitals’ overseas player Chris Woakes has withdrawn from the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL) to focus on English season. Birmingham-born cricketer was picked by DC for his base price of INR 1.50 crore (£160,000) at December’s auction decided to take a rest at the end of the two-Test series in Sri Lanka to get fit ahead of England’s home Test summer. Beginning March 19, England will be playing a 2-match Test series against Sri Lanka followed by a six home Tests next summer against West Indies and Pakistan starting from June 4. Woakes has not…

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In contrary to “no threat” claims by an official last time, Maharashtra Health Minister stated that “there is always a possible danger” in holding events such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), which will commence on March 29. This is in regards to the global threat of the coronavirus outbreak that currently impacting the sporting scene. Earlier this week, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that “discussion” over IPL postponement is underway. “There is always a danger of spread (of contagious diseases) when people gather in large numbers. Such events can always be organised later. So discussion is on whether…

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The 13th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) will introduce loaning of capped and overseas players to other franchises during the course of the tournament for the first time in the history of the league. This new concept is one of the few changes that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced recently ahead of the upcoming season that will commence on March 29. This loan system was first introduced last season, wherein only uncapped players were allowed to be loaned during the season. However, franchises did not show much interest in this system as…

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