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Rohit Sankar

Rohit Sankar is a freelance cricket journalist stuck in a love-hate live-in relationship with the game. To rile him up, mention the 1999 World Cup semi-final. Rohit has been writing about cricket for well over 10 years now, and has written for a variety of news and sports outlets over this time.

SA players returning from India tested COVID-19 negative

All South Africa players who returned from India post the cancellation of the series owing to the novel coronavirus has either tested negative for the virus or lacked symptoms. The South African team returned from India on March 18th and were in self-isolation for a 14-day period. Though they were …

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Tony Lewis of ‘DLS method’ fame passes away

Tony Lewis, the man renowned for devising cricket’s Duckworth-Lewis rain rule, passed away as announced by the England Cricket Board on Wednesday. In 1999, Lewis alongside his fellow mathematician Frank Duckworth, devised the rule which was officially adopted by the ICC to help calculate fair run-chases in the event of …

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Trivia: Who is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test?

The 2012 Mirpur Test between West Indies and Bangladesh would have remained a rather forgettable match in the annals of Test cricket if you had taken out ball one of the Test. Having won the toss, West Indies opted to bat first on a placid surface against the hosts in …

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BCCI planning for shortened IPL before T20 World Cup?

The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to be postponed further, albeit longer this time, as BCCI are mulling staging a shortened version of the league towards the end of monsoon season and just before the scheduled T20 World Cup. It might require postponing a few …

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If Australia travel ban stays for 6 months, India’s tour could be affected

The decision by the Australian government to close its border for the following six months could affect India’s impending tour Down Under later this year in December. The Australian government had closed its borders for the next six months owing to the novel coronavirus. India’s tour of Australia in December …

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Dane Piedt ends South Africa career to pursue American dream

In a surprising move, South African off-spinner, Dane Piedt announced his move to United States of America to pursue a cricketing career in the country. Piedt will move to USA in the following months to be part of the new Minor League T20 tournament set to be launched in the …

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ICC to hold video conference on 27 March to discuss T20 World Cup and other events amidst COVID-19 breakout

The International Cricket Council (ICC) members will engage in a video conference on Friday to discuss about the back-up plans for some of the events in the wake of global lockdown due to novel coronavirus pandemic. The ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia from mid-October along with some bilateral …

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CSA Annual Contracts: Faf du Plessis gets contract; Heinrich Klaasen omitted

Cricket South Africa gave Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks a central contract for the 2020-21 season while Dale Steyn and Heinrich Klaasen were omitted from the 16-member list. du Plessis, who stepped down as the Test and T20 captain recently, has been re-contracted will play for South Africa in all …

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PCB CEO takes on Mohammad Hafeez

PCB chief executive officer, Wasim Khan, did not take kindly to Mohammad Hafeez’s opinion about tainted batsman Sharjeel Khan’s return to competitive cricket. Wasim Khan commented that Hafeez should be “focusing on his own cricket” instead of giving opinions in a reprimand for the veteran Pakistan cricketer. Sharjeel was slapped …

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Reserve day pondered for men’s T20 World Cup

Cricket Australia can try argue for an additional day to be used as reserve in the semi-finals in the men’s T20 World Cup scheduled later this year. The Women’s World Cup in the country earlier this year, invited criticism for lack of reserve days for the semi-finals where the India …

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