Lankan Premier League | Afridi to lead Galle Gladiators

Five franchises — Jaffna Stallions, Kandy Tuskers, Galle Gladiators, Colombo Kings and Dambulla Hawks will fight it out for the inaugural LPL trophy. Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will lead Galle Gladiators franchise in the coronavirus-hit inaugural Lankan Premier League (LPL) Twenty20 tournament to be played in Hambantota, Sri Lanka from November 26 to December … Read more Lankan Premier League | Afridi to lead Galle Gladiators

How the IPL cash-cow delivered even amid coronavirus pandemic

NEW DELHI: The robust appeal of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was once again highlighted this year after the world’s richest Twenty20 league escaped the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic with only a few minor scratches. The Indian cricket board’s (BCCI) league, which has an estimated brand value of $6.8 billion, drew record television … Read more How the IPL cash-cow delivered even amid coronavirus pandemic

CSK becomes first team to be eliminated from IPL 2020

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side had made it to the play-offs in each of the 10 IPL seasons that it participated in since the league started in 2008. Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings have been knocked out of the race of securing an IPL play-offs berth for the first time in 13 years after Rajasthan … Read more CSK becomes first team to be eliminated from IPL 2020

Buttler stars as England beat Australia by 6 wickets to clinch T20 series | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: Jos Buttler made a dashing 77 not out as England beat Australia by six wickets in a series-clinching win in the second Twenty20 international at Southampton on Sunday. Victory saw England go an unbeatable 2-0 up in a three-match contest. England, set 158 to win, finished on 158-4 with seven balls to spare. They … Read more Buttler stars as England beat Australia by 6 wickets to clinch T20 series | Cricket News – Times of India

Looking after players during quarantine is part of coach’s responsibility: Andy Flower

Andy Flower mastered the reverse-sweep when Twenty20 cricket wasn’t even on the horizon. He used the shot generously and with great success in both ODI and Test cricket. Flower wasn’t strictly unconventional, though. He was as traditional as any other cricketer of his era but he always believed in his own process. The left-hander made … Read more Looking after players during quarantine is part of coach’s responsibility: Andy Flower

Pakistan’s Babar Azam rejoins Somerset for T20 Blast | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Pakistan star Babar Azam will rejoin Somerset for this year’s domestic Twenty20 Blast, the English county announced Saturday. Babar, the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 batsman, was the leading run-scorer in the 2019 edition. Babar, currently captaining Pakistan in their T20 series in England after featuring in all three Tests earlier in the tour, had agreed … Read more Pakistan’s Babar Azam rejoins Somerset for T20 Blast | Cricket News – Times of India

Rajasthan Royals fielding coach tests positive for COVID-19

Dishant Yagnik will not leave for the UAE next week for IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not join the rest of the franchise contingent in Mumbai ahead of their departure for the United Arab Emirates for the Indian Premier League’s 2020 edition. While the former … Read more Rajasthan Royals fielding coach tests positive for COVID-19

Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: China’s Vivo has pulled out as title sponsor of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India. Smartphone maker Vivo had retained the IPL sponsorship rights for 2018-2022 for nearly 22 billion rupees ($293 million). “They … Read more Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash | Cricket News – Times of India

Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: China’s Vivo has pulled out as title sponsor of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India. Smartphone maker Vivo had retained the IPL sponsorship rights for 2018-2022 for nearly 22 billion rupees ($293 million). “They … Read more Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash | Cricket News – Times of India

Sri Lanka resume domestic cricket minus spectators next week | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Domestic cricket in Sri Lanka will resume on Tuesday without spectators, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday. Lockdown and curfews have ceased in Sri Lanka, where the total number of infections was reported to be 2,084 on Wednesday. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) organised two residential training camps for the national team squad last … Read more Sri Lanka resume domestic cricket minus spectators next week | Cricket News – Times of India