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India halts world’s richest cricket tournament amid virus fears

The Indian Premier League, the world’s most lucrative cricket competition, on Friday (13)postponed the start of this year’s tournament amid mounting anxiety in India over the coronavirus pandemic. While the country of 1.3 billion has reported just two deaths from coronavirus and 81 confirmed cases, the government has ordered measures against travel and public gatherings […]

England calls off Sri Lanka tour halfway through match

ENGLAND’s ongoing tour of Sri Lanka was called off today in view of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the “unprecedented” move as the English cricketers were playing the second day of their final warm-up fixture in Colombo. A two-match Test series, part of the World Championship, was due to […]

Corona virus: Indian Premier League delayed to April 15

INDIA’S cricket board has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed till April 15 over coronavirus. The news comes after the government on Thursday (12) called for the IPL be cancelled to help slow the coronavirus pandemic after organisers said they were ready to play in empty stadiums to keep the tournament […]

Cricket’s IPL could go ‘TV-only’ over virus: official

The Indian Premier League could be played behind closed doors because of the new coronavirus, an official said on Thursday (12), as calls grew to cancel or delay the world’s richest tournament. Cricket leaders will meet on Saturday to decide whether the Twenty20 tournament featuring top international players will start as scheduled on March 29. […]

Bangladesh thrash Zimbabwe in fitting farewell to Mashrafe

Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi opening pair to score a hundred each as Bangladesh crushed Zimbabwe by 123 runs in the rain-hit third one-day international to complete a clean sweep in the three-match series in Sylhet on Friday. Liton hit 176 off 143 balls, the highest ever individual ODI score for […]

Russell’s six sixes in 14 balls leads Windies to series win over Sri Lanka

Andre Russell hit six sixes in a blistering 14-ball innings as West Indies smashed their way to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and seal the two-match Twenty20 series on Friday. West Indies’ bowlers limited Sri Lanka to 155 for six and then Brandon King struck 43 off 21 balls and Russell made 40 off […]

Tough seeing Shafali Verma in tears, but she should be proud: Brett Lee

Former pacer Brett Lee on Monday (9) said he found it difficult to watch Indian batting sensation Shafali Verma in tears during the crushing women’s T20 World Cup final loss to Australia but he expects the 16-year-old to bounce back strongly. First-time finalists India were outplayed by 85 runs as Australia claimed their fifth world […]

Pride of India: women’s cricketers hailed for T20 campaign

India has rallied behind its women’s cricket team, hailing their efforts in the T20 World Cup despite a crushing loss to Australia in the final. Harmanpreet Kaur’s side lost to the defending champions by 85 runs in front of more than 86,000 fans — a record attendance for women’s cricket — at the Melbourne Cricket […]

Dominant Australia crush India to win fifth T20 World Cup

A rampant Australia emphatically swept to their fifth women’s Twenty20 World Cup title Sunday, crushing India by 85 runs in front of more than 86,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Alyssa Healy smashed a quick-fire 75 and Beth Mooney an unbeaten 78 as the defending champions plundered an ominous 184 for four — the […]

India’s “battle of nerves” in T20 World Cup final on Sunday

INDIA have to win the battle of nerves in the all important game against Australia when they meet in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday (8). Australia, who had beaten India in the preceding tri-series final, find themselves in familiar territory having made their sixth successive final in seven editions. More […]