Cricket News https://news.cricketschedule.com Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:57:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://news.cricketschedule.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/08/ball.png Cricket News https://news.cricketschedule.com 32 32 Sony, Sky win broadcast rights for LPL https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/sony-sky-win-broadcast-rights-for-lpl/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:57:35 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=491 Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India has acquired the exclusive pay television & IPTV broadcast rights for the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives and non-exclusive FTA rights for the same countries excluding Sri Lanka.

Global sports broadcasting giant Sky Sports have won the rights for UK while state-owned Independent Television Network (ITN) have won the rights to telecast matches in Sri Lanka. Geo and PTV have won the telecast rights in Pakistan.

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The LPL is scheduled to kick-off from November 26 and is to be played till December 16 at the Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium (MRIC) in Hambantota. Five teams, named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna, will compete in 23 matches over a 15-day period for the title. Colombo will take on Kandy in the opening match. Several global stars which include Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Angelo Mathews, Irfan Pathan and many more will be taking part in the 15-day extravaganza.
Talking about the partnership, Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head — Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, in a statement, said: “We share a long-standing relationship with the Sri Lanka Cricket board and as the rights holders of Sri Lanka Cricket, this is a natural extension. There is never enough cricket for India and the Lanka Premier League is a good brand of cricket that is set to feature many sub-continent players making it a very attractive addition to our cricket portfolio.

“Sony Pictures Networks India is the premier destination for the best of international cricket and for us, it is not just about broadcasting an event but it’s about bringing people closer to the game. We are extremely happy to say that with Lanka Premier League we will be bringing that brand of cricket for our audience in India.”

Sky Sports, Director of Cricket, Bryan Henderson stated, “Sky Sports are delighted to be broadcasting the Lanka Premier League this year as the appetite for T20 cricket grows across the globe. Sri Lankans have always played an exciting brand of limited-overs cricket and we look forward to seeing more talent emerge from this tournament as well as following many other stars from around the world.”

“It’s indeed a pleasure to be associated with Lankan Premier League as broadcast partners. I believe, the show has to go on despite the challenges we face due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I congratulate all the stakeholders and IPG Group for providing us the opportunity of becoming part of a fantastic event. We shall give our best to contribute in its success,” said Nauman Niaz, head of PTV Sports and PTV Global.

SLC VP and LPL Tournament Director Ravin Wickramaratne said, “LPL’s broadcasting partner’s — Sky, Sony, Geo and PTV — global reach will help the league grow in stature and will help the league connect with millions of fans across the globe.”

CEO of IPG, the Dubai-based promoters of LPL, Anil Mohan said, “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome our broadcast partners — Sky, Sony, ITN, Geo and PTV — on board of this prestigious event and I can confidently say that their association is a great testament to the brand LPL.”

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Team India schedule for next 12 months Cricket in the year 2021 https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/full-team-india-schedule-2021/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:52:52 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=482 Team India schedule for next 12 months Cricket in the year 2021. The BCCI confirmed a hectic schedule for Team India. Team India schedule for next 12 months Cricket in the year 2021.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed the hectic schedule of Team India for the Year 2021. The COVID-19 interruption has forced BCCI to take such strenuous steps for the men in Blues. BCCI made it clear that it will honor all the canceled series and fixtures due to the pandemic.

Virat Kohli and Co. will play 12 months in a year to complete all the commitments made by the BCCI. However, the board admits, there will be a workload and playing all months is not easy.

“We are aware of the workload on the players. BCCI is obligated to honor the pending commitments. We have enough talent on the bench and will make sure enough rest is given to the players ahead of any series. The rotation policy will surely play its part in the next 12 months.”

Also Read: India’s preparations in full swing for an important Australia tour

Team India schedule for next 12 months Cricket in the year 2021:

Team India will play 7 series in the next 12 months after the tour of Australia 2020-21 keeping aside the Aisa Cup, Indian Premier League, and T20 World Cup 2021.

England Tour Of India 2021 (January- March):

India will host the England Cricket Team from January till March after the conclusion of the India tour of Australia. England and India will play 4 Tests, 4 ODIs, and 4 T20I in the tour.

Indian Premier League 2021 (March-May):

BCCI will host the Indian Premier League between March and May 2021. The player will be scheduled with their respective franchise. BCCI is likely to conduct a Mega Auction, so a lot of shuffling of players will be seen. It will be hard for players to jell in with the new franchises.

India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 (June):

Team India will visit Sri Lanka for the limited-over series ahead of Asia Cup 2021. Sri Lanka and India will play 3 ODIs and 5 T20I in the run of the month in June.

Asia Cup 2021 (June-July):

The Asia Cup is scheduled to be conducted in June-July 2021. Sri Lanka will host the tournament in 2021. This will be a long series as all the Asian countries will take part. India will feel comfortable as they will play against Sri Lanka in the same month.

India Tour of Zimbabwe 2021 (July):

After the wrap of Asia Cup 2021 in Sri Lanka, Team India will fly to Zimbabwe for the 3 ODIs. BCCI will rest the senior players and will give more opportunities to the young player to jell in with the conditions of the African nation.

India will fly to England 2021 (July-September):

England will host team India in July for the exhausting five-match test series. The five-match Test series will take 2 months to conclude and will be tiring and important at the same time, as it will be counted in World Test Championship.

South Africa will visit India in 2021 (October):

India and South Africa will play 3 ODIs and 5 T20I on the tour. The series with South Africa will be crucial for both teams as it will be the final series before the World Cup T20I. Teams will leave no stone unturned to win the series.

T20 World Cup 2021 (October-November):

BCCI will host the T20 World Cup 2021 in October. This will be a long tournament as all the cricketing countries will come in and play. This tournament will last for at least 2 months.

New Zealand tour of India 2021 (November-December):

After hosting South Africa and T20 World Cup India will host New Zealand. The Black Caps army will fly to India in November for two test matches and three T20Is. 

India tour of South Africa 2021 (December):

After the hectic and tiring 11 months, India will fly to South Africa in December 2021. Both the sides will three-match test series and three-match T20I series to end the year.

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Babar Azam’s brilliant 63 leads Karachi to PSL 2020 title https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/babar-azam-leads-karachi-psl-2020/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:50:55 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=478 Babar Azam’s outstanding innings in PSL 2020 Final led Karachi Kings to their maiden Pakistan Super League (PSL) title after a five-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars in the at the National Stadium, Karachi on Tuesday.

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While chasing a small target on a tricky pitch, Azam played a remarkable knock of 63 not out off 49 balls as Kings chased down the target in the 19th over at the expense of five wickets.

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The Imad Wasim-led side defeated Lahore Qalandars in the final by five wickets at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Babar Azam recorded his fifth half-century of the PSL 2020 edition, which was studded with seven fours. Karachi Kings chased down the 135-run target with eight balls to spare.

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Kings were provided a steady start as Babar added 23 and 26 runs for the first and second wicket with Sharjeel Khan (13 off 12) and Alex Hales (run-a-ball 11). After that, he stitched a 61-run stand for the third wicket with Chadwick Walton (22 off 27) and that settled the game in his side’s favour.
With 11 runs left in the last three overs, Haris Rauf took two back to back wickets as he dismissed Iftikhar Ahmed (four off six) and Shane Rutherford (0) to give Qalandars a glimpse of hope, but Kings’ captain Imad Wasim took his side home with an unbeaten knock of 10 runs.

Babar finished as the highest run-getter of the PSL 2020 tournament with 473 runs at an impressive average of 59.12 and a strike rate of 124.14.

Earlier, Qalandars had managed only 134 runs at the loss of seven wickets after their captain Sohail Akhtar elected to bat first. The opening pair of Tamim Iqbal and Fakhar Zaman provided a cautious start with a 68-run stand from 67 balls.

The two, however, failed to build on it as they were dismissed in a span of four balls by Umaid Asif in the 11th over. Problems compounded further when Mohammad Hafeez (2) got out trying to slog Imad Wasim as Qalandars lost three wickets for two runs in seven balls.

From there on, Qalandars lost wickets at regular intervals as Samit Patel (five off eight), Ben Dunk (11 off 14), and Sohail (run-a-ball 14) fell in the 14th, 16th, and 19th overs.

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That Qalandars’ bowlers had something to bowl at was because of Shaheen who helped his side gather 15 runs off the last over.

Brief Scores: Karachi Kings 135/5 (Babar Azam 63, Chadwick Walton 22, Dilbar Hussain 2-28) defeat Lahore Qalandars 134/7 (Tamim Iqbal 35, Fakhar Zaman 27, Waqas Maqsood 2-18) by five wickets. 

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IND vs AUS: Ashwin gives KL Rahul throwdowns using tennis racquet https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/ind-vs-aus-ashwin-gives-kl-rahul-throwdowns-using-tennis-racquet/ Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:57:16 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=455 Practice during India’s tour of Australia is in full swing with players participating in various fitness and training activities. Meanwhile, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday provided throwdowns to KL Rahul during a net session ahead of the upcoming series against Australia.
In the net session, Ashwin can be seen launching volleys to Rahul using a tennis racquet, and the wicket-keeper batsman is seen practicing pull shots.

India and Australia are slated to square off against each other in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The tour will commence with the three-match ODI series, slated to begin from November 27.

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Kohli will just be playing one Test against Australia, and then he will head back home after being granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

During the 2018-19 series, India managed to record their first Test series win on Australian soil. Kohli-led side eventually won the series 2-1 and now they would be looking to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

The first Test between India and Australia will commence from December 17 at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a day-night contest.

The four-match series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). India and Australia are at the top two spots in the WTC standings.

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India’s preparations in full swing for an important Australia tour https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/indias-preparations-in-full-swing-for-an-important-australia-tour/ Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:53:53 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=458 Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is gearing up for the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia. The left-handed Dhawan on Monday shared a video of his batting practice in the net session. The Southpaw can be seen hitting the balls right from the meat of the bat as prepares for an ‘important tour’.

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“Preparations in full swing for an important tour ahead,” Dhawan tweeted.

India and Australia are slated to square off against each other in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The tour will commence with the three-match ODI series, slated to begin from November 27.

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Kohli will just be playing one Test against Australia, and then he will head back home after being granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

During the 2018-19 series, India managed to record their first Test series win on Australian soil. Kohli-led side eventually won the series 2-1 and now they would be looking to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

The first Test between India and Australia will commence from December 17 at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a day-night contest.
The four-match series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). India and Australia are at the top two spots in the WTC standings.

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Team India begins training in Australia after all players test negative for COVID-19 https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/team-india-begins-training-in-australia-after-all-players-test-negative-for-covid-19/ Sat, 14 Nov 2020 22:00:09 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=465 The Indian cricket team have begun training for the Australian series after the entire contingent tested negative for coronavirus. The Board of Control for Cricket in India shared the photographs from the players’ outdoor and gym sessions.

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Though the Virat Kohli-led side has begun training, they will remain in quarantine for the first two weeks of their stay in Australia.

“Two days off the plane and #TeamIndia had their first outdoor session today. A bit of to get the body moving,” BCCI tweeted. Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja too shared a picture of the training sessions.

India’s tour of Australia begins with the white ball fixtures as the ODIs would be played on November 27, 29, and December 2 at Sydney Cricket Ground and at the Manuka Oval in Canberra respectively.

The first T20I will also be played in Canberra on December 4 and the rest two on December 6 and 8 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Also, the Indian side is set to play four Tests against Australia which will be a part of the Test Championship and the winner gets one step closer to the final which is expected to be played at the historic Lord’s in June 2021.

With India sitting at the top of the points table in the Test Championship and Australia second, it is expected to be a thrilling contest with the first Test set to be played under lights from December 17 to 21 at the Adelaide Oval.

Earlier this week, the BCCI announced that skipper Kohli will be missing three Test matches in the upcoming series against Australia.

Kohli has been granted paternity leave and as a result, he will be featuring in just the opening Test of the four-match series.

BCCI had also confirmed that Rohit Sharma will be rested for the white-ball leg of the Australia tour and he will be a part of the Test squad.

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Indian team enjoys first outdoor, gym session in Australia https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/indian-team-enjoys-first-outdoor-gym-session-in-australia/ Sat, 14 Nov 2020 21:57:48 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=462 Indian squad had their first outdoor and gym session on Saturday after arriving in Australia for the limited-overs and Test series. Indian skipper Virat Kohli along with coach Ravi Shastri and other players departed for Australia from Dubai, UAE on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, Board of Control for Cricket in India shared the pictures of players and wrote, “Two days off the plane and #TeamIndia had their first outdoor session today. A bit of running to get the body moving! #AUSIND.”

“Once out, the boys also hit the gym!” it added.

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India’s tour of Australia begins with the white ball fixtures as the ODIs would be played on November 27, 29, and December 2 at Sydney Cricket Ground and at the Manuka Oval in Canberra respectively.

The first T20I will also be played in Canberra on December 4 and the rest two on December 6 and 8 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Also, the Indian side is set to play four Tests against Australia which will be a part of the Test Championship and the winner gets one step closer to the final which is expected to be played at the historic Lord’s in June 2021.
With India sitting at the top of the points table in the Test Championship and Australia second, it is expected to be a thrilling contest with the first Test set to be played under lights from December 17 to 21 at the Adelaide Oval.

Earlier this week, the BCCI announced that skipper Kohli will be missing three Test matches in the upcoming series against Australia.

Kohli has been granted paternity leave and as a result, he will be featuring in just the opening Test of the four-match series.

BCCI had also confirmed that Rohit Sharma will be rested for the white-ball leg of the Australia tour and he will be a part of the Test squad.

On Wednesday, ANI reported that Rohit will hit the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and complete rehabilitation as he injured his left hamstring during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The second is the Boxing Day Test which will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26 to 30. The third Test will be at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7 to 11 and the final Test at the Gabba from January 15 to 19.

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Team India reach Australia for much-anticipated tour https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/team-india-reach-australia-for-much-anticipated-tour/ Thu, 12 Nov 2020 22:03:00 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=469 The Indian cricket team arrived in Sydney on Thursday for the much-anticipated all-format series against Australia.  “Hello Australia! #TeamIndia is here!” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted along with the pictures of players.

India’s tour of Australia begins with the white ball fixtures as the ODIs would be played on November 27, 29, and December 2 at Sydney Cricket Ground and at the Manuka Oval in Canberra respectively.

The first T20I will also be played in Canberra on December 4 and the rest two on December 6 and 8 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Also, the Indian side will play four Tests against Australia which will be a part of the World Test Championship. With India sitting at the top of the points table in the World Test Championship and Australia second, it is expected to be a thrilling contest with the first Test set to be played under lights from December 17 to 21 at the Adelaide Oval.

Earlier this week, the BCCI had announced that skipper Kohli will be missing three Test matches in the upcoming series against Australia. Kohli has been granted paternity leave and as a result, he will be featuring in just the opening Test of the four-match series.

BCCI had also confirmed that Rohit Sharma will be rested for the white-ball leg of the Australia tour and he will be a part of the Test squad.

On Wednesday, ANI reported that Rohit will hit the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and complete rehabilitation as he injured his left hamstring during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The second is the Boxing Day Test which will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26 to 30. The third Test will be at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7 to 11 and the final Test at the Gabba from January 15 to 19.

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Australia men’s team to wear ‘Indigenous’ shirt in upcoming T20Is against India https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/australia-mens-team-to-wear-indigenous-shirt-in-upcoming-t20is-against-india/ Wed, 11 Nov 2020 22:10:00 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=475 Cricket Australia on Wednesday confirmed that the men’s team will be wearing an ‘Indigenous’ jersey in the upcoming three-match T20I series against India.

The shirt will continue the storytelling of the first-ever Australian team to tour overseas in 1868.

The 1868 Australian cricket team had made a three-month journey from Australia to the UK by sea and the side played 47 matches at some of the most famous grounds in world cricket.

“Designed by Kirrae Whurrong woman Aunty Fiona Clarke and Butchulla and Gubbi Gubbi woman Courtney Hagen, the shirt continues the storytelling of the 1868 cricket team,” Cricket Australia tweeted.

Kirrae Whurrong woman Aunty Fiona Clarke, the great-great-granddaughter of Grongarrong (Mosquito), who was one of the members of the team that played in England in 1868, designed the original Walkabout Wickets artwork that will feature on the front of the playing shirt, ESPNCricinfo reported.

The shirt was co-designed by Courtney Hagen, Butchulla, and Gubbi Gubbi woman and Cricket Australia’s Indigenous Engagement Specialist.

“Through the design, we wanted to create something that paid tribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cricketers – past, present, and future. We have incorporated artwork that symbolises strength, guidance, and support through a connection to our ancestors, represented through the stars and the resilience of the 1868 team represented strongly. It was an honour to be able to co-design this shirt with Aunty Fiona,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Hagen as saying.

The first T20I between India and Australia will take place on December 4 at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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Virat Kohli-led Indian squad depart for Australian tour https://news.cricketschedule.com/2020/11/virat-kohli-led-indian-squad-depart-for-australian-tour/ Wed, 11 Nov 2020 22:07:00 +0000 https://news.cricketschedule.com/?p=472 Indian skipper Virat Kohli along with coach Ravi Shastri and other players departed for Australia on Wednesday. India’s tour of Australia begins with the white ball fixtures as the ODIs would be played on November 27, 29, and December 2 at Sydney Cricket Ground and at the Manuka Oval in Canberra respectively.

The first T20I will also be played in Canberra on December 4 and the rest two on December 6 and 8 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Also, the Indian side set to play four Tests against Australia which will be a part of the Test Championship and the winner gets one step closer to the final which is expected to be played at the historic Lord’s in June 2021.

With India sitting at the top of the points table in the Test Championship and Australia second, it is expected to be a thrilling contest with the first Test set to be played under lights from December 17 to 21 at the Adelaide Oval.
Earlier this week, the BCCI announced that skipper Kohli will be missing three Test matches in the upcoming series against Australia. Kohli has been granted paternity leave and as a result, he will be featuring in just the opening Test of the four-match series.

BCCI had also confirmed that Rohit Sharma will be rested for the white-ball leg of the Australia tour and he will be a part of the Test squad.

On Wednesday, ANI reported that Rohit will hit the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and complete rehabilitation as he injured his left hamstring during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The second is the Boxing Day Test which will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26 to 30. The third Test will be at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7 to 11 and the final Test at the Gabba from January 15 to 19.

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