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World Test Championship final postponed to June 18 to keep gap with IPL final

The World Test Championship final, in which India is almost certain to play, will now be played from June 18 to June 22 as compared to the earlier scheduled date of June 10-14 at the Lord's. This has been done keeping an eye on the IPL final for which the players might have to go through isolation.
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newscricket2 days ago

Will have to live with the guilt of missing father’s funeral and son’s birth, says Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh has stated that he will forever have to live with the regret of missing his father's funeral and the birth of his son as cricketing commitment in the Covid time took precedence. He further stated that he will plan a trip to see his son once the BCCI reveals the domestic calendar.
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newscricket2 days ago

IPL 2021 | Really enjoyed speaking to RR’s leadership group and can’t wait to get going, admits Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, who has been recently appointed as Rajasthan Royals’ director of cricket, has admitted that he really enjoyed speaking to the leadership group about the plans and is really excited to start his new role. Sangakkara last featured in the IPL for the SRH before his retirement.
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newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2021 | KKR backs its players and that's the difference between them and RCB, asserts Gautam Gambhir

Former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir feels the way Kolkata back their players increases confidence and that's the difference between them and RCB. The Virat Kohli-led side had released 10 players despite making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 last season, which surprised one and all.
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newscricket3 days ago

Peter Hatzoglou is in line to get an IPL contract, feels Shane Warne

Shane Warne feels that Melbourne Renegades cult hero Peter Hatzoglou, who has 16 BBL wickets this season, would be a handful on Indian pitches and hence could be in line to get an IPL contract. Plucked out of grade cricket, Hatzoglou’s remarkable rise has been the story of the summer.
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newscricket4 days ago

Kuldeep Yadav should have told KKR to release him if they don't play him enough, feels Gautam Gambhir 

Former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir feels that Kuldeep Yadav should have left the Kolkata-franchise to play for another side if he ain't getting chances in the team's XI. He also added that now that he has been retained, he should play in the side or else, it can be harmful for his career.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 | Expected Mumbai to release me from the roster, reveals Nathan Coulter-Nile

Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile, who Mumbai Indians released from their squad on Wednesday, admitted that he saw the axe coming and claimed that the franchise were anyway ‘paying overs’ for him. After being purchased for INR 8.00 crore, Coulter-Nile played only 7 matches in IPL 2020.
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newscricket4 days ago

Reports | BCCI set to organise 2021 IPL Auction on February 18

A BCCI official has stated that the board will organize the auction on Feb 18, once the second Test is over in Chennai, thus targeting the maximum eyeballs on both events. However, the BCCI is yet to explore the formal conclusion if they will organize IPL in India or will move it to UAE once again.
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newscricket5 days ago

Grateful for the time I spent playing under world class captains, expresses Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, who has been appointed as Rajasthan Royals’ skipper for IPL 2021, expressed excitement over being given leadership responsibility and claimed that he was grateful to have played under great captains. In his time with RR, Samson has played under Dravid, Smith, and Rahane among others.
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newscricket5 days ago

IPL 2021 | Chennai Super Kings confirm acquisition of Robin Uthappa

Chennai Super Kings, who finished 7th in IPL 2020, have confirmed the signing of veteran batsman Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan Royals, in what is an all-cash trade deal. Uthappa, 35, had an ordinary season for the Royals in 2020, averaging just 16.33 with the bat in 12 appearances.
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