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Amid the busy preparation of teams with less than a month away before the tournament commence, franchises have proposed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) the idea of allowing off-season matches outside India. This request was revealed just a couple of day after BCCI announced the full schedule for this year’s IPL. According to a media outlet, IPL franchises like Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have asked the BCCI to allow them play abroad during the off-season. Although there is no confirmation from the governing board yet, this proposal might be one of the…

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The former India captain, MS Dhoni is set to return to training with his IPL side Chennai Super Kings after being sidelined for a while, according to reports. Following India’s semi-final exit from the 2019 World Cup, Dhoni has not played International cricket and refuse to answer any questions about his plans MS Dhonion returning to the pitch. “He is expected to arrive on March 1. He will probably train for a couple of weeks before going back for 4-5 days and then coming back once again closer to the start of the IPL,” reports claimed. If reports are true, this is…

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The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick off on March 29 and it offers some of the most exciting matchups, rivalries and comebacks. This year, there are a couple of novel changes in one of the most prestigious T20 league as announced but the governing council. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly announced that night matches will start at the same time at 8pm. This is in contrary to the earlier request of night matches changed from 8 pm to 7-7.30 pm. Ganguly also said that there will be five double headers (4 p.m. and 8 p.m.) this time. For…

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Fans and viewers in England and Ireland will be able to watch all 60 of the matches of the news of Indian Premier League (IPL) exclusively live on Sky Sports, as the UK pay-tv broadcasting giant reclaimed exclusive rights for the T20 cricket tournament, according to announcement. Last year, Sky Sports was unable to reach an agreement with Star India, IPL’s global rights partner. BT sports took the rights and signed a non-exclusive one-season agreement to telecast the games in UK, one of cricket’s main markets. Earlier this week, Sky Sports, which held IPL rights from 2015 to 2018, have…

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Earlier this week, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hinted its possible rebranding ahead of new season after removing display and cover pictures and changed the name to “Royal Challengers”. In their latest social media activity, the franchise changed the display picture with the “loading” sign and posted a collage with a caption, “Sit tight. Be right back”. According to reports, RCB will replace ‘Bangalore’ in their team name with “Bengaluru” as well as their logo sometime this week. It is probably a response to a demand from a section of supporters to change the name of the…

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Four-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) has been the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League. Earlier this week, the team, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani have reached another milestone as they have become the first Indian sports franchise to bag ₹100 crore ($14m) in sponsorship revenue, according to reports. This breakthrough was achieved following the recent sponsorship deals with Marriott Bonvoy and Astral Pipes as confirmed by MI spokesperson. There were no details revealed about the deal and financial contract, but reports claim that a three-year deal with Marriott Bonvoy alone is worth INR 30 crore…

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In search of their third IPL title this year after previous triumphs in 2012 and 2014, Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are making some novel changes in the backroom team to gear up ahead of new season. Earlier this week, KKK announced that they have acquired former England wicketkeeper-batsman James Foster as their fielding coach for the upcoming 2020 edition of the IPL. “ANNOUNCEMENT Welcome aboard, James Foster!! The former keeper has been named #KKR’s fielding coach for #IPL2020 #KKR #KorboLorboJeetbo #Cricket @JamesFoster07,” KKR tweeted confirming his appointment. Foster will replace former Assam cricketer Subhadeep Ghosh in the role…

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The IPL All-Star game to debut for the first time in the 13-year history of the IPL series, as previously announced by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly. This exhibition game is set to launch three days before the opening of the 13th edition of the annual cricket tournament. However, franchise owners reportedly unhappy with the scheduling of the game. The game will be a one-off fixture, organized for a charitable cause featuring players from all the eight franchises. Four franchises in the North-East India with players from Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals…

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The final round of this season’s Big Bash League has arrived and we are seeing Sydney Sixers taking on Melbourne Stars at home. Sixers have seen performing impressively and intelligently as they aim for their first title since BBL 01, while Stars despite being the leaders of the round robin table, struggles in getting a good form that made them the underdog in this match. 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: Sydney Sixers Sixers have won…

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Melbourne Stars all-rounder Marcus Stoinis hailed as the 2019-20 Big Bash League player of the tournament after leading the run-scoring charts for the season. Stoinis tops Sydney Sixers paceman Tom Curran by two votes, with the winner decided by a ballot among the umpires after each match of the 56-game home and away season. “I’m honoured to have been voted as the 2019-20 KFC Big Bash League Player of the Tournament,” said Stoinis. “I love playing for the Melbourne Stars. This team is special to me and I love having the opportunity to run out onto the field with them.”…

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