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12BET India News: India’s 21-day lockdown could extend IPL delay

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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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12BET India News: What the pandemic means to international cricket?

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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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12BET India News: Alex Hales could be the first cricket star to get infected by COVID-19 after symptoms shown

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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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12BET India News: Aussie IPL player in doubt as Australian PM warns “do not travel abroad”

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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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