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We’re just waiting to hear on the IPL, I’ll just sit by the phone and get ready to play: Kane Richardson

Kane Richardson, the Australian fast bowler, said that he and his Aussie teammates are keeping their fingers crossed

regarding the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cash-rich T20 tournament was set to get

underway on March 29, but the start has now been postponed to April 15 due to the outrageous coronavirus

outbreak, which has resulted in a global lockdown.

 

As many as 17 Australian cricketers have IPL contracts with Richardson getting picked by the Royal  Challengers

Bangalore (RCB).‘I’d have committed suicide before taking bribe’ – Kapil Dev after Manoj Prabhakar levied match-

fixing charges against him in 1997 Richardson was a part of Australia’s squad in the series against New

Zealand that eventually got cancelled. The pacer was quarantined after he complained of sore throat before the

opener at the SCG. He is now eagerly waiting for a news surrounding the IPL.

 

It’s happened out of nowhere: Kane Richardson

“We’re just waiting to hear. A lot of the blokes have opinions – ‘it’s going to get cancelled’, this and that – but again it

can change in a day or a week, so I’ll just sit by the phone and get ready to play for the 15th at the moment – that’s

what I’m thinking,” Richardson was quoted as saying in cricket.com.au.

wreaked havoc across the globe. He said that even when the Aussies were in South Africa for the ODI and T20I

series, there were no signs of the deadly virus in the air. He stated how the Aussies were vocal about playing in the

IPL.

 

“(The Australia squad) were all sitting around chatting about it. It’s happened out of nowhere. A lot of us were going

to be away from now till the end of the IPL, so to now be sitting at home with absolutely no idea when the next game

of cricket is going to be for any of us, just shows how quickly this has grown,” he added.

 

About him being tested for coronavirus, Richardson said that he had one of the four symptoms after he had travelled

over the last couple of weeks. However, to his relief, the results turned out to be negative. In the meantime, all

cricketing activities have been suspended in Australia.

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BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Super League Called Off

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been called off due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As a result of the big call recently made, the semi-finals between Multan Sultan and Peshawar Zalmi, as well as Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings, will no longer be conducted as scheduled for later today.

Pakistan Super League Called Off

Though the previous few fixtures in the PSL were held behind closed doors, the league has followed the same route as the rest of the cricketing world in suspending play as per orders. Cricketing events such as the Australia-New Zealand series, followed by England’s tour to Sri Lanka, and the Indian Premier League (IPL) which was scheduled for March 23 have all been put on halt by the respective governing officials.

Other world-renowned campaigns such as the E

English Premier League, Serie A,La Liga, Bundesliga, Formula 1,NBA, UFC  have also been restrained from taking place until further notice.

PCB on player with suspected symptoms

The PCB CEO Wasim Khan did not give away the player’s name talking to the media. “A player is potentially suspected now. We can’t reveal the identity of the player. It is private and we won’t take his name,” said Wasim Khan.

When asked about Ramiz Raja’s comment, Wasim said, “Well, we would like to keep the player’s name private, and we can only tell that he is an overseas player. And he is not in Pakistan at the moment. He has developed the symptoms in the last 24 hours.”

 

PSL Called Off

Earlier today, Pakistan Super League (PSL) was called off due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The semi-finals between Multan Sultan and Peshawar Zalmi, as well as Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings, were scheduled for 17 March.

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Badminton, bike ride and pet dog keep MS Dhoni busy after the suspension of IPL 2020

Dhoni has not played international cricket since India’s 2019 World Cup exit and the IPL is being seen as the tournament which can force his way back into the national side.

Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni returned to Ranchi last week from Chennai after Chennai Super Kings suspended their training sessions in the wake of the outbreak of novel coronavirus. The former India skipper was in Chennai since the start of the month to train for the upcoming season. The training kickstarted on March 2 and was attended by the likes of Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu and several others.

Dhoni was the star man of the training camp and thousands of fans arrived at the Chepauk to watch Chennai Super

Kings train in the nets. But their joy was cut short because of the pandemic. Just hours after the BCCI suspended the

IPL till April 15, Chennai Super Kings also decided to do the same to their training camp.

And while most of the players are keeping them isolated at their homes, Dhoni is keeping himself busy by doing

things that he loves. The World Cup-winner was spotted playing badminton with his friends in Ranchi days after he

returned from Chennai. By looking at the clip one can say that Dhoni is a handy badminton player.

The India superstar was also seen driving his bike around in the city. Dhoni’s love for Superbikes is well documented and he is making the most of the forced break. Dhoni took one of his Superbikes out for a ride and, as expected, his fans flocked to take selfies as he was waiting for a traffic light to turn green.

In another clip shared by Dhoni’s wife, Sakshi Singh, the India cricketer was seen relaxing with his pet dog at his residence. The 38-year old could be seen petting his dog. His wife posted the adorable clip on her Instagram story on Monday.

IPL 2020 important for MS Dhoni for his international return

While only time will tell when will the IPL start, the tournament is extremely important as far as MS Dhoni’s international career is concerned. The India star has not played international cricket since India’s 2019 World Cup exit and the IPL is being seen as the tournament which can force his way back into the national side.

“He will be back in the reckoning only if he has a good IPL. And why only him? There are so many senior and young players who will play in the IPL. If they do well, they ought to be considered too. So, you could see some surprise inclusions,” a senior BCCI source had sad after Sunil Joshi took over from MSK Prasad as the chairman of selectors.

MS Dhoni returned to Ranchi earlier this week after Chennai Super Kings suspended their training sessions in Chennai in the wake of the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

It remains to be seen if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be able to host Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 from April 15, given the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. The upcoming edition of the cash-rich T20 league was suspended until April 15 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

As it turns out, MS Dhoni is keeping himself busy and his competitive juices flowing by playing some badminton with friends.

 

MS Dhoni was spotted playing doubles in Ranchi days after he returned from Chennai. The World Cup-winning India wicketkeeper certainly has good badminton skills, considering his net play in the short clip.

 

MS Dhoni Massages his dog

Dhoni’s wife Sakshi shared a video on her Instagram story where he can be seen massaging and adoring his dog sitting on the couch at his residence in Ranchi.

 

Dhoni has to perform well in IPL for consideration

IPL 2020 is being seen as a crucial tournament for MS Dhoni who has not played international cricket since India’s

2019 World Cup exit. Dhoni had reached Chennai on March 2 and was involved in quite a few training sessions with

CSK. Dhoni was seen hitting some big sixes and having interactions with youngsters in the team.

 

While he has remained tight-lipped about his future in international cricket, the team management and the selectors

have made it clear that a good IPL performance can only bring him back to the senior team.

 

“He will be back in the reckoning only if he has a good IPL. And why only him? There are so many senior and young

players who will play in the IPL. If they do well, they ought to be considered too. So, you could see some surprise

inclusions,” a senior BCCI source had told the Press Trust of India after Sunil Joshi took over from MSK Prasad as

the chairman of selectors.

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David Warner once had a huge fight with Vijay Mallya’s son Siddharth Mallya during the IPL

David Warner and controversies used to walk hand in hand during

the early days of his career.

The BCCI has removed Sanjay Manjrekar from its commentary panel which the latter has acknowledged as well.

While the Indian board hasn’t given any reasons for the same, a few other incidents related to commentators and the

foreign players have come to light now which went unnoticed previously. And none other than Australia‘s former

vice-captain David Warner is at the centre of it.

Warner has redeemed himself after the 12-month ban for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. However,

prior to it, he was known as the ‘bad boy’ in the team. The southpaw’s behaviour on and off the field always used to

come under the scanner and the situation was the same in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well.

If a report in the Mumbai Mirror is to be believed, David Warner was known to fight with the people in an inebriated

condition more often than not.

Incident took place when Vijay Mallya was still the owner of the RCB

Rather, the further added that the 33-year-old had one a huge fight with the then RCB owner Vijay Mallya’s son

Siddharth Mallya. The fact that the Mallyas were still linked with the high profile franchise makes it clear that the

incident dates back to around 2012-13. Moreover, it also raises the question over how the incident went unnoticed

and why the BCCI didn’t take any action against the cricketer.

 

Meanwhile, as far as David Warner is concerned, he has enjoyed his stint in the IPL while playing for the Sunrisers

Hyderabad (SRH). He also won the coveted trophy for the franchise when he was the leader of the pack in 2016.

Unfortunately, the left-hander had to miss the 2018 season after he was banned by Cricket Australia for his

involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal.

 

However, since his return to competitive cricket post the ban, Warner embraced the new Australian culture and has

concentrated on his game making his bat talk. But the fact that he was one of the bad boys of the game leads to such

old incidents coming up every now and then.

 

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Reports: Australian stars could be forced to give up their IPL contracts

In case, the CA does not give the NOCs to the players, the latter will cope with big financial blows.

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on cricket all around the globe, Cricket Australia (CA) is reportedly

set to force the Australian players to give up their rich Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts in order to stay safe.

Last week, the BCCI suspended the thirteenth edition of the IPL till April 15 as a precautionary measure.

But even that has not stopped CA from reviewing whether the players should participate in the cash-rich league or

not. The development comes after CA on Tuesday morning confirmed the 2019-20 Sheffield Shield final has been

scrapped with NSW being declared champions.

 

However, they cannot play in the league without a no-objection certificate from their parent body and thus CA is

reviewing whether it will give the players permission to fly to India for the IPL and then the UK for The Hundred,

according to Fox Sports. According to the report, Cricket Australia routinely gives players No Objection Certificates

to participate in the annual IPL, but that is now under review.

“We can provide advice. We’re conscious of the fact that Australian players are individually contracted to the IPL and

the time will certainly come very soon where players are going to be really interested and leaning on our perspective

as their leader… to advise them in that regard,” said Roberts.

“And then there will also be a perspective from the BCCI and their IPL division within that and together with our

players and the BCCI I’m sure players will reach the best possible decisions in uncertain circumstances,” he added.

 

Big loss for players

In case, the CA does not give the NOCs to the players, the latter will cope with big financial blows. The likes of Pat

Cummins, Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, and other Aussie stars are set for a big windfall in the IPL.

But given the way things are panning out at the moment, they could miss out on the same.

 

In this IPL auction, Cummins became the highest paid overseas player when Kolkata Knight Riders paid a whopping

$3.2 million to secure his services. On the other hand, Maxwell received a $2.2 million contract from Kings XI

Punjab. The likes of Smith and Warner would have also earned in millions.

 

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HOME CRICKET NEWS Players return home after IPL franchises call off their training camps

The first match of IPL 2020 was to feature Mumbai and Chennai at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29 in a replay of 2019 final.

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has faced an uncertainty owing to the Coronavirus scare. The tournament has already been postponed from March 29 till April 15 and now, all the eight franchises have called off

their respective pre-tournament camps till a new notice has been issued.

 

The serious outbreak of Covid-19 which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and

claimed two lives in the country so far besides affecting over a hundred has hit the sporting world and the IPL has

been no exception.

According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, three-time finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) deferred

their training camp, which was scheduled to start on March 21, on Monday because of the health scare. Defending

champions Mumbai Indians, three-time winners Chennai Super Kings and two-title winners Kolkata Knight Riders

have already cancelled their camps.

“Keeping in mind the health and safety of everyone involved, the RCB training camp scheduled to start on the 21st of

March has been deferred until further notice. We request everyone to follow the guidelines provided by the Health

Ministry and stay safe,” RCB, led by India captain Virat Kohli, tweeted.

 

Last week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended the tournament after the government imposed

travel restrictions. Three states also refused to host games owing to the pandemic that has killed 6,500 people

globally and affected 1.6 lakh.

MS Dhoni leaves Chennai after CSK suspends camp

Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for whom the IPL this year is an important event as far as reviving his

international career is concerned, left the city after the Super Kings suspended their camp.

All the franchise owners are hoping that in case the tournament kicks off on April 15, the states that have denied

permission for games so far to avoid crowd gatherings will give the green light. The first match was to feature

Mumbai and Chennai at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29 in a replay of 2019 final. Mumbai won the last year by

one run.

 

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Predicted Playing XI of RCB for IPL 2020 without overseas players

Predicted Playing XI of RCB for IPL 2020 without overseas players.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. All the events and gatherings including sporting events have

been adversely affected by the rapid transmission of the virus. The scares caused by the pandemic have taken a heavy

toll on all the sporting events which were to be conducted in this and in the following month.

 

Many events like PSL are being conducted behind closed doors. South Africa’s tour of India, New Zealand’s tour of

Australia and Australia women’s tour of South Africa have been called off. The Road Safety World Series has also

been postponed until further notice. In fact, even IPL 2020 has been postponed till April 15 as of now.

 

There is no idea when the situation regarding the outbreak of the virus will be taken under control. In such a

scenario, the participation of foreign players in this year’s edition of IPL may be in jeopardy. In such a situation, the

teams may have to adjust accordingly and carry on with the league with only Indian players in the playing XI.

 

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is the team which consists of the superstars like AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn

and Aaron Finch among others. And they will have to make do without them if the foreign players refuse to visit the

country for the T20 extravaganza.

 

Here is our predicted playing XI of RCB for IPL 2020 without overseas players: –

1. Devdutt Padikkal

Devdutt-Padikkal

The 19-year-old batsman from Karnataka impressed one and all during his outings in the limited-overs leg of India’s

domestic season. Opening the batting for Karnataka in both Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he

showed glimpses of brilliance as the southpaw compiled a truckload of runs whilst taking his team to victory. In fact,

at times he even outshone his more experienced counterpart, KL Rahul.

 

Padikkal was the leading run-scorer in both Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and hence made a

name for himself in the initial stages of his career. In Vijay Hazare Trophy, he scored 609 runs in 11 innings at an

average of 67.67. On the other hand, in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he scored 580 runs in 12 innings at an average of

64.44 with the highest score of 122 from just 60 deliveries. His strike rate of 175.76 in the latter helped in

establishing his status as an aggressive opener.

 

The RCB squad consists of an experienced opener like Aaron Finch and exciting young talent like Josh Philippe. Both

of them have a better chance of making it to the playing XI in absence of an experienced opener for Parthiv Patel.

However, if the participation of both the Aussies is doubtful, Padikkal may be given a chance to feature in the playing

XI.

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Franchises prepare for total IPL 2020 call-off as owners conference call is set to happen on March 16

The IPL 2020 has become the biggest victim of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic as it is becoming more likely that the

richest T20 league in the world, may not be played altogether or happen in a curtailed form. The BCCI and franchise

owners will be having a conference call on March 16 to discuss various possibilities and prepare accordingly.

 

The call is scheduled to happen at 6 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020, and the unanimous call is to keep safety the

biggest priority. The Maharashtra government has already banned the sale of IPL tournament opener that was

supposed to take place on March 29 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. They have also

ordered the closures of cinema halls, malls and other places of mass gatherings as well to keep people in their homes.

 

Franchise owners subconsciously ready to see the league get canceled this season

“We are having a conference call today in the evening and we will discuss the situation, but just look around. Schools,

colleges, malls, theaters have all been closed. In fact, even gyms have closed now after the fresh directive from the

health department. So, in such a scenario, it is only obvious that we might get to a situation where the league may

have to be called off for a season,” a franchise official was quoted by India Today.

The official termed at least INR 15-20 crores of losses when it comes to salaries and other logistics if the league is

called-off this season. He also counted other losses in terms of merchandise sales which owners will have to bear,

despite the tickets and many other things being insured. But nothing beats human safety is what all the owners are

united on.

 

Will the foreign boards allow its players to play in IPL?

Another official of a franchise touched upon the scenarios of foreign boards allowing their players to play in the IPL,

even if the BCCI arranged for the Indian government to grant visas to incoming players from other countries. “What

also needs to be checked is whether the foreign boards will allow their players to come in if and when the

government makes an exception for the players. While all boards want the IPL to happen at present, you never know

what the call will be at the end of the month,” he added.

 

The Indian government has banned all visas, except for a few official categories, till April 15. The Sports Ministry also

followed this up by making it clear that all sporting events should be canceled in the wake of the coronavirus

outbreak. If that’s unavoidable, the events must take place behind close doors, in empty stadiums.

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5 Overseas players who are madly loved by Indian fans

5 Overseas players who are madly loved by Indian fans.

There’s absolutely no doubt that AB de Villiers which most likely be at the top of this list. He has a special connect

with India. Everywhere he goes, he is invariably greeted with loud cheers.

 

It’s down to the IPL as well. The South African great played for Delhi between 2008 and 2010 and since then, de

Villiers has been with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Bengaluru seems to have become his second home. In

fact, in 2015, the Wankhede Stadium gave him a standing ovation for his magnificent ton against India in the fifth

ODI of the series.

 

On the same tour, Bengaluru hosted his 100th Test match and it was turned into a home game for him. There were

chants of ‘ABD, ABD…’ as he scored 85. It is de Villiers’ style of batting and his ability to smack the ball 3600 that

makes him a special player. There are very few who can adapt to conditions and situations like de Villiers can.

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‘Our advice would be to not do IPL 2020 at this time’ – Ministry of External Affairs amid Coronavirus threat

‘Our advice would be to not do IPL 2020 at this time’ – Ministry of External Affairs amid Coronavirus threat

The coronavirus threat has become a big roadblock in various sporting events taking place in front of spectators.

Governments of various countries have issued directives against mass public gathering at one place, including

stadiums. This has led to La Liga and Champions League matches being played in empty stadiums and event cricket

has been impacted due to this outbreak.

The Road Safety World Series in India has been cancelled, while the two remaining ODIs between India and South

Africa, to be played in Lucknow and Kolkata will now be held in empty stadiums, after ticket sales were cancelled

after Indian government issued a warning about the pandemic. Now a big threat of cancellation looms on the richest

T20 league of the world, the Indian Premier League season 13.

‘Human life has far more value than the IPL’: Maharashtra Health Minister

Maharashtra state’s Vikas Agaadi Government led by Shiv Sena has already cancelled the ticket sales for the IPL

2020 season opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on March 29. The government’s decision

on stopping foreigners from coming to India till 15 April has a direct impact on foreign players coming to play for the

various franchises in the Indian T20 league.

A spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs briefed the media in New Delhi and urged the sports federations

to decide wisely on holding events.  “Think it is for the organizers to decide whether to go ahead with it or not. Our

advice would be to not do it at this time but if they want to go ahead, it is their decision,” Dammu Ravi, additional

secretary, MEA and coordinator for COVID-19, was quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

 

Some activist groups have launched cases at the Supreme Court and courts in Chennai and Mumbai to halt the

league. Karnataka state has also urged for cancellation of the IPL altogether after witnessing the outbreak of the life-

threatening Coronavirus,

 

However, things are not that easy when it comes to cancelling a T20 league with so much money riding on it. The 60-

game league is said to generate more than $11 billion a year to the Indian economy and Chinese mobile-maker Vivo

paid $330 million to be the top sponsor for 2018-2022.

 

However, the BCCI is keen on hosting the tournament as per schedule, if it means playing in empty stadiums. “We

are keen to start the IPL on time even if it means without crowds. It could be TV-only as it is a medical emergency

and we can do nothing about that,” a senior BCCI official said on condition of anonymity.