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IPL 13 Update: Owners await April 14 advisory before planning next meeting

The coronavirus outbreak has seen the world come to a standstill and even sporting events across the globe have either been suspended or cancelled. The fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) also hangs in balance as the country is under a 21-day lockdown. And IPL …

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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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Yuvraj Singh reacts after facing backlash for supporting Shahid Afridi’s foundation

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took to Instagram on Wednesday (April 1) to clear his views after he faced backlash from one section of people for financially supporting Shahid Afridi’s foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. “I really don’t understand how a msg to help the most vulnerable …

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IPL 2020: Organisers looking at September-November window

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which was scheduled to start from March 29 has been postponed to April 15 due to global COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the situation in the country doesn’t look very promising with the number of coronavirus cases rising rapidly. Hence it seems …

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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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Announcement of players contract list deferred by Cricket Australia

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the major sporting events were called off or postponed. A number of cricket tournaments were rescheduled as well. The cricket boards had to end or postpone their respective domestic actions. Meanwhile the boards kept the off-field action ongoing. While South Africa named the …

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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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ECB to install coronavirus checkpoints in stadiums as they look to resume international cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is planning to install coronavirus checkpoints in stadiums along with isolation centres as they look to resume international cricket without any spectators. The ECB had earlier suspended all professional cricket till May 28, which delayed the start of their new season amid the …

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Langer on the mental health of cricketers in current situation

Justin Langer, the head coach of Australia Cricket team said that mental health of the players and staff will be closely monitored during their isolation. He also said that the CEO is taking care of everything. Justin Langer in an interaction with ESPNcricinfo said, “The mental health thing, we talked …

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