England players unlikely to feature in rescheduled IPL, says Giles

ENGLAND’S centrally contracted players are likely to miss the remainder of the Covid-19-hit Indian Premier League season if the Twenty20 tournament clashes with the international schedule, managing director Ashley Giles said on Monday (10). The IPL was suspended indefinitely last week after several players and support staff tested positive for Covid-19. A potential window to […]

Remaining IPL games can’t happen in India, says BCCI chief Ganguly

THE remainder of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) season will have to be played outside the country, the Indian cricket board said, though it is unclear whether a window can be found to play the remaining 31 games. IPL was suspended indefinitely last week after several players and support staff tested positive for Covid-19. […]

IPL’s Australian players exit India for Maldives

THE Indian Premier League’s Australian cohort is headed for the Maldives after the tournament’s abrupt suspension over the coronavirus crisis in the south Asian nation, said Sourav Ganguly, the chief of the Indian cricket board. International cricketers started heading home on Wednesday (5) after the previous day’s halt of the Twenty20 competition, as India grapples […]

England players lead IPL exodus, Australians to wait in Maldives or Sri Lanka

SEVERAL foreign players started heading home on Wednesday (5) after the suspension of the Indian Premier League (IPL), with tournament organisers planning an airlift to Maldives or Sri Lanka for the stranded Australian cohort. Hours after the IPL was suspended on Tuesday (4) because of India’s coronavirus crisis, the English members of the Delhi Capitals […]

IPL 2021 indefinitely suspended due to Covid-19 crisis in India

THE Indian Premier League has been indefinitely suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis in the country, the IPL said on Tuesday (4). The organising Indian cricket board (BCCI) and the IPL governing council took the decision at an emergency meeting. “These are difficult times, especially in India, and while we have tried to bring in […]

IPL match postponed after two players positive for Covid-19

The Indian Premier League was forced into its first coronavirus postponement this season on Monday (3) after two players tested positive despite the tournament’s bio-secure “bubble”. The Kolkata Knight Riders’ match against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore was called off just hours before its start in Ahmedabad after Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier became infected. […]

IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw’s blitz flatten Knight Riders

OPENER Prithvi Shaw blasted six boundaries in the first over during his breezy knock of 82 as Delhi Capitals thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in an IPL 2021 match on Thursday (29). Coming out for the run-chase of 155 runs, Shaw scored six fours off Shivam Mavi’s first over, who started the proceedings […]

IPL 2021: De Kock steers Mumbai Indians back on track

OPENER Quinton de Kock bounced back to form and so did Mumbai Indians as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in an IPL 2021 match on Thursday (29). Put in to bat, powered by skipper Sanju Samson’s 42 and Jos Buttler’s 41, Rajasthan scored a competitive 171 for 4. But de Kock’s fluent 50-ball […]

IPL 2021: Chennai reclaims top spot after easy win over Hyderabad

RUTURAJ GAIKWAD and Faf du Plessis batted brilliantly and helped Chennai Super Kings reclaim the top spot with seven wickets win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL 2021 match on Wednesday (28). The target of 172 set by Hyderabad was walloped on a canter with openers Gaikwad scoring 75 off 44 balls and du Plessis […]

IPL helps lift Covid-19 gloom as organisers back T20 league to continue

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) will continue as scheduled, a senior Indian cricket board official told Reuters on Wednesday (28), despite fierce criticism of the popular Twenty20 league being played in the midst of a national health crisis. India’s death toll surged past 200,000 on Wednesday (28) and more than 300,000 people a day have […]

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