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12BET India News: IPL schedule is “yet to officially discuss” despite ease on India lockdown

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Over the weekend, the government of India has announced fresh set of guidelines issued by the home ministry which will follow lockdown 4.0. It will give the Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hopes to start the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) as the guidelines for reopening of activities in three phases seem to hint resumption of sporting activities in Phase 3. “Based on assessment of the situation (Phase 3), dates for restarting following will be decided—international air travel of passengers, gymnasiums, swimming pools, social-political-sports-entertainment functions and large congregations,” reads the operative part of the MHA order related…

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12BET India News: Franchise officials optimistic of hosting IPL this year

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Despite the commitment of its governing body to commence the season this year in the wake of the global pandemic, the fate of the Indian Premier League (IPL) still sits in limbo as talks remain on the table. However, some franchise officials expressed their optimism of commencing the cash-rich T20 league later this year. India has over 165,000 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths from the virus. There is speculation that IPL 13 could take place in October-November window depending on the status of the T20 World Cup in Australia. This week, India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has talked about the…

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12BET India News: The fate of IPL is now in the hands of India government

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The plans to host season 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) still in jeopardy despite the commitment of its governing body to commence the season this year in the wake of the global pandemic. Earlier this week, India’s Sports Minister said that the start of the new season would be taken by the government and not the not the Indian cricket board (BCCI), IPL’s governing body. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has talked about the future of sports in India in an interview, saying that they “have been working for quite some time now to resume sporting activities”, but stressed…

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12BET India News: BCCI CEO Hopeful To Resume Cricket “After Monsoon”

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Earlier this week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reiterate commitment to host the 13th edition of the tournament this year in the wake of the global pandemic. The governing body’s CEO backed the statement and hopeful that cricket will return after the monsoon. The cash-rich Twenty20 competition, due to begin on March 29 and pushed back to April 15, was postponed indefinitely. “IPL is one of the greatest engagers. More people watched the IPL last year than those who voted for general elections. For sponsors, cricket is a leader and it will lead the way. The…

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