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No decision yet by BCCI on team India’s pay cut

IANS New Delhi Sportspersons being asked to take pay cuts have been making news ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus brought the world to a standstill. But Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Treasurer Arun Dhumal has made it clear that there is no such thought process at present when it comes to the salary of the …

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Rajasthan Royals open to play shortened IPL with Indian players

PTI New Delhi Even a shortened IPL with just Indian players would be good enough in these “extraordinary times”, Rajasthan Royals Executive Chairman Ranjit Barthakur said on Wednesday, revealing that a final call on the glitzy event’s fate is unlikely to be taken before April 15. The top executive spelt out his franchise’s wish even as the number of positive …

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Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since World War II

AFP London Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam tournament at the All England Club would leave the tennis season in disarray after the French Open was controversially moved …

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Warne names Ganguly as captain of his all-time India XI

HT MEDIA New Delhi Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has picked his all-time India XI and has named Sourav Ganguly as the captain of his side. One of the biggest names to miss out from this side is VVS?Laxman, as the right-hander had an awesome record against the Australian – both in India and in Australia. The spin wizard nominated …

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De Bruyne defers retirement amid lockdown

REUTERS London Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has deferred his retirement by “two more years” after the coronavirus lockdown made him realise how much he will miss football when he finishes his career. The pandemic has brought global sport to a virtual standstill with events postponed, suspended or cancelled. The Premier League season has been suspended until at least …

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India’s domestic structure 5-6 yrs behind Australia, England: Harmanpreet

IANS New Delhi India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur has said India’s domestic structure is “five-six years behind” Australia and England, adding that skill wise they are at par with them. India lost to Australia in the T20 World Cup final by 85 runs last month. “Definitely we are five-six years behind them in these aspects,” Kaur told Mumbai Mirror. “But …

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BWF freezes world rankings

New Delhi: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday decided to freeze the world rankings, saying standings as on March 17 will be the basis for entry and seedings when it restarts the international calendar that has been thrown haywire owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a clamour for freezing the world rankings with Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, B …

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BCCI set for huge loss; Indian players face pay cut

New Delhi: No play, no pay! This could well be the fate of players, who have signed up for this year’s Indian Premier League, which has been postponed and seems unlikely to go ahead unless BCCI figures an alternate window later in the year, compromising a few bilateral commitments. “The system of IPL payments is that 15 per cent is …

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Rohit Sharma donates Rs 80 lakh for fight against COVID-19

Mumbai: India cricketer Rohit Sharma on Tuesday donated Rs 80 lakh in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Rohit said he has donated Rs 45 lakh to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), Rs 25 lakh to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Maharashtra, Rs 5 lakh to Zomato Feeding India and …

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