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India vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2011: Upul Tharanga to be summoned for investigation

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The news are over the nerves as the discussion is about the finals of the ICC World Cup 2011 between India and Sri Lanka. SLC’s Aluthgamage and De Silva proposed that there were some deliberations as the victory granted to India was not won by them by their own hard work. The sports ministry claimed that he saw some unexpected changes in the squad.

Now, Upul Tharanga, one of the players to get featured in the World Cup 2011 final against India, is cited for the investigation by the department and he will be making statements.

The player scored only two runs off twenty balls and Sri Lanka were just one sky away from reaching the top most level.

IPL 2020 governing council meeting for China sponsors date yet to be decided

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IPL governing council meeting date yet to be decided
IPL governing council meeting for sponsorship date yet to be decided

The date for the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council meeting is still to be decided. In the meeting, the Chinese based sponsorships will be over viewed and decision will be taken.

The main issue rises over Vivo, China’s mobile company, which represents IPL. Recently, 20 Indian soldiers have been killed by China military as a consequence of cross-border war. Subsequently, India have banned twenty China apps including TikTok. The sources said that Vivo will no more be a sponsor for IPL.

IPL governing council meeting date yet to be decided

“Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals,” the tweet read.

However, along with sponsorship decisions, the decision for tentative dates rescheduling the T20 cash-rich league will also be taken. The decision will be taken which will be in favour of India’s harmony.

“No date has been decided as yet for the IPL governing council meeting, we have to work on other issues regarding IPL. A decision will be taken which will be in the best interest of cricket and the country,” a source was quoted as saying by Times Now.

“It will be a GC meeting and nothing else. Apart from reviewing sponsorships, the possibility of IPL this year will also be discussed,” the source added.

Earlier, it was decided that the cash-rich league will be played by 29th March but the decision is still hanging by a thread amidst the rising Coronavirus cases. Also, the boxing-day test match is in fear as Victoria has developed 75 positive cases.

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India Australia boxing-day Test in danger after Victoria digs out more COVID-19 cases

India Australia boxing-day Test in danger after Victoria digs out more COVID-19 cases

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India Australia boxing-day Test in danger after Victoria digs out more COVID-19 cases
India Australia boxing-day Test in danger after Victoria digs out more COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 positive cases in Victoria have forced the health officials in Queensland to lock the borders in order to save the rest of Australia. The boxing-day Test between Australia and India was awaited by many and now is hanging with a thread amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Recently, Australia was declared as ‘almost COVID-19 free’ with only a few cases active. The health authorities gave green signals to kick off the sports activities. Cricket seemed to be resume but after a sudden rise, the ODI series against Zimbabwe has been declared as cancelled. The series was to take place in August but the health ministers will be first tackling with the deadly health situation that has shocked everyone.

Darren Sammy: Fair & Lovely advertisement in India hints at colourism

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“Your ad, Fair & Lovely clear says lovely people are the fairer people. That’s what it stands for, it hints at colourism,”Darren Sammy was quoted as saying by Outlook in an interview.
“Your ad, Fair & Lovely clear says lovely people are the fairer people. That’s what it stands for, it hints at colourism,” Darren Sammy was quoted as saying by Outlook in an interview.

Darren Sammy has been in the news after racism has hit him hard. The player was termed as ‘Kalu’ in IPL on Instagram and when he came to know, he raised an issue over it.

Racism has been the part of sports for so long and as always, black people are targetted that is unethical.

Sammy, who plays for SRH in IPL, has been disappointed with the Indians who were calling him on the basis of his name. Recently, a hashtag ‘blacklivematters’ is trending on Twitter and West Indies Cricket Team is also to wear armbands in the upcoming matches.

As a consequence of all these scenarios, Sammy has taken a dig at Indians criticizing their TV advertisement of Fair & Lovely. He thinks showing a cream named as fair to get lovely means only fair people are lovely and it hints at colourism.

Sri Lanka ordered investigation regarding the ICC World Cup 2011

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Sri Lanka ordered investigation regarding the ICC World Cup 2011
Sri Lanka ordered investigation regarding the ICC World Cup 2011

The secretary of the sports minister of Sri Lanka revealed that an investigation is going on to know if there was deliberately match-fixing in the ICC World Cup 2011 final.

He uttered that the investigation is being handled by the Independent Special Investigation Unit on Sports related offences.

Security will not be an issue for Pakistan: Aakash Chopra

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Security will not be an issue for Pakistan: Aakash Chopra
Security will not be an issue for Pakistan: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer, has blasted his words saying Pakistan, on touring India, either for the World Cup 2021 or for the World Cup 2023, won’t face any security issues and high-security will be granted to them.

Security will not be an issue for Pakistan: Aakash Chopra

“Security will not be an issue for Pakistan whenever they come to India for the T20 World Cup, that is guaranteed. Security assurance will be provided to them” Aakash Chopra said on Sawera Pasha’s Youtube show Cricast.

Aakash believes as there is no confirmation regarding the World Cups, the security issues can be taken under consideration.

Sourav Ganguly: No training camp for Team India at least till August

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No training camp for Team India at least till August: Sourav Ganguly
No training camp for Team India at least till August: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, the president of The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed that there can be no training camps until August amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.

As amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, no cricket and physical activity have been holding, players must be suffering without physical activities for so long,  and consequently, training and maintaining physical health is a must.

MS Dhoni shall play for India again: Kuldeep Yadav

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MS Dhoni shall play for India again: Kuldeep Yadav
MS Dhoni shall play for India again: Kuldeep Yadav

The Indian off-spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, believes that the wicket-keeping batsman, MS Dhoni, shall play for Team India again.

Dhoni is the only captain to win all ICC trophies, hence, he does not need any introduction. The veteran has served his country with dignity but has not been seen on the ground since ICC World Cup 2019 semifinals against England where India lost badly.

Moreover, The retirement of the veteran is the fuming topic nowadays. People and some prominent figures forcing Dhoni to retires could be the worst thing ever.  It seems like his own nation has stood against him and wants him to retire. MS Dhoni has served India Cricket for so long and he, no doubt, deserves a farewell with dignity.

BCCI keeping an eye on the match-fixer belonging to Tennis, APL and club levels

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BCCI keeping an eye on the match-fixer belonging to Tennis, APL and club levels
BCCI keeping an eye on the match-fixer belonging to Tennis, APL and club levels

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has detected a culprit named as Ravinder Dandiwal who has been accused of having relations with match-fixing and is among the heads of such made on club levels and Tennis.

The criminal is also linked up with the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) and BCCI is further investigating about him as he is under the keen observation of the board.

Umar Gul reveals why Virat Kohli is his favourite Indian batsman

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Umar Gul: "It was Sachin Tendulkar but currently Virat Kohli. In the last 4-5 years, the way Virat Kohli has been performing, he is my favorite batsman. The way he has changed himself. His behavior on the field when he started playing against us to now has totally changed. All his concentration now is on his performances. The way he plays, I enjoy watching his batting."
“It was Sachin Tendulkar but currently Virat Kohli. In the last 4-5 years, the way Virat Kohli has been performing, he is my favorite batsman. The way he has changed himself. His behavior on the field when he started playing against us to now has totally changed. All his concentration now is on his performances. The way he plays, I enjoy watching his batting.”

Umar Gul, the former Pakistani fast-bowler, has revealed the reason behind Virat Kohli being his favorite Indian batsman.

Gul says earlier, he used to admire Tendulkar but at present, all his mind and appreciation are for Kohli.

Gul has admired the way how amidst the Pak-Indo tensions, Kohli’s behavior on the field when he plays against Pakistan, is so fine. The former Pakistani player is a big fan of Kohli’s performances and revealed that the batsman is much focused.