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Virat Kohli to leave India Twenty20 captain post after T20 World Cup

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that Virat Kohli decided to step down as captain of the T20I after the upcoming 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The 32-year-old confirmed the announcement on Twitter, saying that he needs to “give himself space” to prepare properly as he continues as India’s captain in Test and One-Day International (ODI) format. “Kohli will continue to be available for selection for the T20 format post the upcoming ICC event in 2021, which is hosted by the BCCI in UAE and Oman,” said BCCI statement. In his statement, Kohli said, “I have…

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England players withdraw from the IPL 2021 season post Manchester Test postponement

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Due to the COVID-19 threat, the fifth and final Test match between England and India was cancelled, as confirmed by the cricket news coming in. Yogesh Parmar, a junior physiotherapist, tested positive just one day before the start of the Manchester Test. He did, however, respond negative after a few hours. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) agreed to call off the match after much debate. The cricket match was originally only postponed by one day because India worried they wouldn’t be able to field their strongest potential XI. Also on…

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Sunil Gavaskar on the postponement of the Manchester Test

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Sunil Gavaskar, a former Indian cricketer and legend of the game, believes the BCCI and the ECB should work together to reschedule the fifth and final Test at Old Trafford in Manchester. Due to COVID-19 worries in the Indian camp, the cricket match had to be postponed indefinitely. Things went wrong after India’s second physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. After India’s practise session was cancelled, the Test cricket match was also cancelled. Gavaskar used the example of England’s tour of India in 2008, when the horrible Mumbai attacks occurred, to illustrate his point. The British…

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MS Dhoni’s appointment, according to Kapil Dev, is a “unique situation”

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The fact that MS Dhoni was selected as the team’s mentor was the most talked-about aspect of the Indian squad announcement on Wednesday (8th September). All praised the board’s decision as a masterstroke and described it as a win-win situation for everyone. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, persuaded the former India captain to join the senior men’s squad. Though he has retired from international cricket, he was eager to help. Few experts, including cricket Sunil Gavaskar, have already welcomed the BCCI’s decision. Kapil Dev has also jumped on the bandwagon and expressed his opinion on the subject. Google cricket focused…

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