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Reports | IPL players might have been exposed to COVID-19 at practice grounds

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League was halted owing to a Covid outbreak, and reports have now emerged claiming that the players might have potentially caught the virus at training sessions. In both Delhi and Ahmedabad, teams practised at non-secure grounds, away from the main stadium.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Not surprised by Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s omission from the Test squad, states Deep Dasgupta

While several showed their surprise over Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s omission, Deep Dasgupta has insisted that the bowler’s omission wasn’t surprising to him, given his injury record. However, ahead of the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, Dasgupta called the bowler a good captaincy candidate.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Very tiring to live in bio-bubble and it is getting difficult every day, admits Mustafizur Rahman

After spending a month in the bio-bubble in India, Mustafizur Rahman returned home only to find himself in another bio-bubble for Bangladesh’s series against Sri Lanka. The left-arm pacer calls the bubble ‘very tiring’ and added that it is getting difficult day by day to live in the same conditions.
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newscricket6 hours ago

One-sided matches like PAK vs ZIM will shoo fans away from the sport, warns Ramiz Raja

Renowned commentator Ramiz Raja expressed discontent over the one-sided nature of the Pakistan-Zimbabwe Test series and claimed that such lop-sided affairs will drive ardent fans away from the sport. Both the Tests ended as inning defeats for Zimbabwe, and Raja described the same as a ‘joke’.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Reports | PSL unlikely to resume in the Middle East after travel restriction due to COVID-19

On Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board were dealt with a blow, as the UAE government has restricted travel from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the travel ban coming into effect from Wednesday, PCB have to look elsewhere to host the tournament.
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newscricket7 hours ago

England players might not take part in rescheduled IPL 2021 season, hints Ashley Giles

ECB’s director of cricket Ashley Giles asserted that English players playing in international matches will be priority, and added that there are no guarantees that they will turn up for the second half of IPL 2021. As things stand, there are rumors that the IPL will be completed in September.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL 2021 | Never had thoughts of pulling out individually before the tournament ended, admits Jimmy Neesham

Jimmy Neesham, who is part of Mumbai Indian’s setup, has admitted that he never had thoughts of pulling out of the tournament individually before the postponement. Alongside that, he also insisted that he won’t hesitate to sign up again, especially with the vaccines rolling out for COVID-19.
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newscricketa day ago

Reports | Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier back home after mandatory 10-day isolation

According to TOI reports, the KKR duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier headed back home earlier today after completing their 10-day mandatory isolation. The duo caught the virus earlier this month, which led to a chaotic set of events before the league got postponed eventually.
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newscricketa day ago

Reports | Shafali Verma to play for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred

Shafali Verma, the number one T20I batter in the world, will reportedly play for Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural edition of The Hundred after successfully obtaining a NOC from the BCCI. Should the report be accurate, Shafali will be the fifth Indian to feature in The Hundred’s inaugural season.
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newscricketa day ago

Unmukt Chand refutes Sami Aslam’s claim; denies involvement in USA T20 league

Former Indian U19 skipper Unmukt Chand has denied claims that he is set to move to the United States to participate in Major League Cricket (MLC) and has asserted that he went to grounds merely to practice. On Sunday, Pakistan’s Sami Aslam claimed that Chand was planning to move to the US.
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