IPL SOPs: Players can’t meet teammates before third –ve test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has prepared the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the upcoming IPL in UAE in September. As per the document, accessed by TOI on Wednesday, players will not be allowed to meet their teammates until they clear the third Covid-19 test upon reaching UAE. That implies that the players … Read more

IPL 13: Looking forward to new beginnings for me, says Rahane | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane took to social media on Wednesday to share his excitement at the prospect of playing for Delhi Capitals this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rahane was traded by Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals in November last year. The BCCI will be organising the 13th edition of the … Read more

BCCI should let go of 20% revenue share from IPL franchises’ top-line | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI, members of the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council, multiple stakeholders, and primarily the eight franchises – almost everybody involved with the property will have to be on the same page this week, accommodate each other, avoid being stubborn and keep looking at the bigger picture if they intend to pull off … Read more

As captain, I am the least important person in team: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

Rohit Sharma. (TOI Photo) NEW DELHI: Selflessness defines a leader in Rohit Sharma‘s captaincy rulebook and that’s why he has no hesitation in calling himself the “least important person” in the Mumbai Indians team, the most successful franchise in IPL‘s history. Indian cricket will hit the restart button with the IPL from September 19 in … Read more

IPL 2020 in UAE: IPL franchises mull resort stay in UAE | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are considering putting up their players and support staff in resorts, instead of five-star hotels as is the norm, during this year’s tournament in the UAE, in order to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus through shared air-conditioning ducts. Some franchises, like Sunrisers Hyderabad, have already got in touch … Read more

IPL 2020: IPL and Vivo set to part ways, fresh deal in the offing | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A leading Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, already fighting tooth and nail to claim compensation from BCCI over having to lose out on gate money in UAE this season, called up the other seven franchises on Monday evening to inform them that the league’s title sponsors – Vivo India – are on the verge … Read more

‘Can’t wait to hit the ground running’: Mayank Agarwal excited as IPL set for a start | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal on Tuesday expressed excitement for getting back on the field for the upcoming 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). His remark comes as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that the IPL 2020 will run for 53 days, September 19 – November … Read more

Very excited to play in Women’s T20 Challenge, says Shafali Verma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian batter Shafali Verma on Tuesday expressed excitement for playing in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge. Her remark comes as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that the Women’s T20 Challenge will be played in the UAE. Shafali, who is the youngest player ever (female or male) to play … Read more

IPL franchises seek clarity on travel of family members, SOP from BCCI | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have sought a written clarification from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on the travel of family members to UAE and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) ahead of the 13th edition of IPL. The IPL was slated to be played in March-May, but it was … Read more

Players to be tested every 5th day during IPL, seven-day quarantine for kin who breaches bio-bubble | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian players and support staff will have to return negative for COVID-19 at least five times before they start training in the UAE and subsequently will be tested every fifth day during the IPL, according to a draft prepared by the BCCI. A BCCI official told PTI that all Indian players and support … Read more