Saturday, June 13, 2020

Sourav Ganguly's Latest IPL 2020 Update Makes Fans Want To Help BCCI In Organizing It -BY SPORTSBABA27

Sourav Ganguly's Latest IPL 2020 Update Makes Fans Want To Help BCCI In Organizing It

Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI President has written to the state associations and talked about 'trying all possibilities' to host IPL 2020 this year.

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Jatin Malu
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There has been a cloud of uncertainty looming over the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The 13th edition of the IPL, which was originally supposed to start from March 29, was postponed to April 15. However, with the situation not improving in time, the cash-rich league was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI.


Fans go berserk as Sourav Ganguly hints at commencement of IPL 2020

On Thursday, it was learnt that Sourav Ganguly has written to the state associations and talked about 'trying all possibilities' to host the IPL 2020 this year. Sourav Ganguly shared a letter with all affiliated members of the body in the country talking about the IPL 2020. In that, he said that BCCI is looking for every option to organize the T20 tournament this year. He also added that it doesn’t matter if they had to stage the whole league behind the closed doors as well.

The letter further read that the fans, franchises, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year. It also said that recently a lot of players, both from India and other countries, participating in the IPL have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year's tournament. So, they are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this.

As soon as the possibility of IPL 2020 being conducted this year broke out, fans started lauding Sourav Ganguly's and heaped praise on him. Fans started coming out with funny reactions and hilarious memes. Several fans also lightly said that they would help Sourav Ganguly in staging the IPL 2020 if required. Let's take a look at a few reactions. 



Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Virat Kohli only cricketer in world's top-10 highest-earning athletes on Instagram during lockdown by sportsbaba27

Virat Kohli only cricketer in world's top-10 highest-earning athletes on Instagram during lockdown

India skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the only cricketer in the world's top-10 list of highest-earning athletes through sponsored Instagram posts during the lockdown, according to a report.

Press Trust of India, Jun 05, 2020 14:51:14 IST

India skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the only cricketer in the world's top-10 list of highest-earning athletes through sponsored Instagram posts during the lockdown, according to a report.

Virat Kohli only cricketer in worlds top-10 highest-earning athletes on Instagram during lockdown

File image of Virat Kohli. AP








The cricket superstar was sixth on the list, the figures for which were collected by 'Attain' during the period between 12 March and 14 May, when the world literally shut down to stem the growth of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the list, Kohli earned a total of £379,294 through his sponsored posts, raking up £126,431 per post.

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list with an estimated earning of £1.8 million while Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and PSG's Neymar were second and third with earnings of £1.2 million and £1.1 million respectively.

Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal and (£583,628) former England football captain David Bekham (£405,359 pounds) wrap up the top five.

Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£184,413), ex NBA star Dwayne Wade (£143,146), Brazillian footballer Dani Alves (£133,694) and boxer Anthony Joshua (£121,500) complete the top-10 list of highest earning athletes during the lockdown period worldwide.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

BCCI Planning To Stage IPL Outside India As "Last Option": Report by SPORTSBABA27

BCCI Planning To Stage IPL Outside India As "Last Option": Report

The BCCI is reportedly discussing all the possible options to hold the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), even staging the event outside the country but as their last resort.

BCCI Planning To Stage IPL Outside India As "Last Option": Report
The 2020 edition of the IPL was slated to commence on March 29.© Twitter

Highlights

  • BCCI is discussing all the possible options to hold the IPL 2020
  • The event could be hosted outside the country but as last resort
  • IPL was slated to commence on March 29 has been postponed indefinitely

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is discussing all the possible options to hold the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), even staging the event outside the country but as their last resort. "The board is looking at all options. If it comes to taking IPL out of India, it may happen but as the last option," a source within BCCI told ANI. "If that's the only option then we will consider it. We have done it in the past also and we can do it again but the first preference will be to host it in India," the source added. The 2020 edition of the IPL which was slated to commence on March 29 has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.

It will not be the first time when the league will take place outside India as IPL 2009 was hosted by South Africa and the 2014 edition was staged in India and UAE.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday deferred a decision on ''all agenda items'' until June 10. The source said that nothing has been finalised as of now and they will wait to get clarity over the T20 World Cup, to be played in Australia from October 18-November 15.

"We will await for clarity over T20 World Cup from ICC before discussing anything further. But I can tell that as of now no decision has been taken," the source said.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Cricket T20 World Cup in October 2020 Seems Impractical: BCCI Official

Cricket T20 World Cup in October 2020 Seems Impractical: BCCI Official

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Owing to the coronavirus outbreak and the effect it has had on the world, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) feels that going forward with the World T20 tournament in October-November in Australia would be impractical.

Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said: "To be honest, the T20 World Cup in October seems to be impractical and even thinking of a gathering of people of that magnitude at this time is naive. I mean think about it. At this stage, you don't know when international travel would be safe. Someone is saying June, someone is saying longer. Once travel does open up, it would be prudent to study the impact of travel as to whether the coronavirus remains controlled or not."

The official then brought in the human aspect, as he spoke about whether the ICC and Cricket Australia would be willing to take the guarantee of the number of lives that would be involved in the whole process of having a showpiece event.

"The question would then be whether the CA and the ICC are willing to stick their necks out and take the responsibility for such an event, where the number of people converging would be significant. Then it comes down to the governments. Would the Australian government want to take such a risk? If so, what would be the timeline of their approval? Would the time be sufficient for the other boards? Would the governments of other countries permit their teams to travel?" the official questioned.

Finally, the official pointed at the biggest area of concern—fan safety. "Lastly, with the condition that everyone is going through at the moment, would the fans want to gather in a stadium at this stage? Or would the tickets of only one out of 10 seats be made available to keep a semblance of social distancing norms in place?"

Interestingly, current Australia players like Glenn Maxwell have already been vocal about the fact that having a World T20 in empty stadiums would be a difficult scenario.

"It's going to be hard for us to have crowds. I think if IPL goes ahead, they can probably survive without any crowds, but I can't see the T20 World Cup surviving without any people there," Maxwell had told ABC Grandstand. "It's going to be hard for us to justify having a World Cup when we can't get people into the grounds. So I can't see it happening in the near future. We've got to take care of everyone's health and well-being."

Australia's limited-over skipper Aaron Finch echoed the sentiments, as he told SEN Radio: "I think we might have to get our heads around a T20 World Cup that might be postponed for a month, two months, three months, whatever it has to be."

Speaking post the ICC meet, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts said: "Cricket Australia is working closely with the ICC, the Local Organising Committee and the Australian government so we have a comprehensive understanding of exactly what it will take to be able to play the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 in October in Australia as planned.

"We are also jointly exploring all other options in relation to staging the event and will take the right decisions at the right time so we can host a wonderful celebration of the sport and keep everyone involved safe and well."

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sourav Ganguly best contender to be ICC President, believes Graeme Smith

Sourav Ganguly best contender to be ICC President, believes Graeme Smith

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According to Graeme Smith, BCCI's President Sourav Ganguly could emerge as the top contender for the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief's role. Cricket South Africa (CSA) and its cricket director, Smith has held Ganguly's candidature as the best choice to lead the governing council.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was elected as the BCCI President in October last year on an interim basis, for a nine-month long term. As Ganguly tenure in BCCI could end in July, as the Supreme Court might now allow an extension to his term in office, the cricketing fraternity including CSA director Graeme Smith was of the belief that the former India captain's credibility will play an important role for the ICC in such unprecedented circumstances. Smith has hailed Ganguly’s candidature for ICC President as a huge positive for the governing council. 

"The president of the ICC now becomes a very key position in terms of how the game can progress and progress at the right level. It would be great to see a cricket man like Ganguly to get into the role of the ICC president. That will be good for the game. He understands the game, he has played at the highest level and he is respected. That is going to be an interesting time for international and it is going to be a great appointment," Smith said on Thursday during an online conference with journalists, as quoted by Sportstar.

"He (Ganguly) has the credibility and leadership. Someone like Ganguly is best positioned for that (the ICC role)... He is got the credibility, leadership and can take the game forward. The elections are coming, there are, of course, few other names in the hat, but in my opinion, someone with modern (perception) for the game should be the candidate," the former South Africa captain said.

As current ICC chief Shashank Manohar's term is nearing towards its end, there are speculations on Ganguly taking up the spot and the result could be decided in all-important ICC board meeting on May 28 decides. Besides Smith, even CSA’s acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Jacques Faul has agreed with the former South Africa’s captain’s statements.

"We have always closely worked with India and it must play a leadership role in the FTP and a responsible one. Our engagements with Sourav has been positive and his willingness to help us. We have checked with the leadership of CSA on if we would support an Indian candidate (as the ICC chief) and and at this stage, we would. From CSA point of view, we don't see problems in supporting an Indian candidate. But, we need to look who are the others nominated," Faul said.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

SHAHID AFRIDI GIVES CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENT ABOUT KASHMIR AND INDIAN CRICKETERS REPLY TO HIM

SHAHID AFRIDI GIVES CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENT ABOUT KASHMIR AND INDIAN CRICKETERS REPLY TO HIM

SHAHID AFRIDI, THE FORMER PAKISTAN CAPTAIN, HAS ONCE AGAIN TRIGGERED A CONTROVERSY OVER KASHMIR.

A video clip of Afridi spewing venom among the people at a village in the PoK and instigating them has gone viral on social media. The former Pakistan captain can be heard criticising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deploying a huge force in the Kashmir valley.

SHIKHAR DHAWAN REPLY
"Is waqt jab saari duniya corona se lad rahi hai us waqt bhi tumko kashmir ki padi hai. Kashmir humara tha humare hai aur humara hi rahega. Chaiyeh 22 crore le ao, humara ek, sava lakh ke barabar hai . Baaki ginti apne aap kar lena," Dhawan tweeted.


Is waqt jab saari duniya corona se lad rahi hai us waqt bhi tumko kashmir ki padi hai.
Kashmir humara tha humare hai aur humara hi rahega. Chaiyeh 22 crore le ao, humara ek, sava lakh ke barabar hai . Baaki ginti apne aap kar lena @SAfridiOfficial


Gambhir tweeted.

While Harbhajan said that he has severed "whatever little ties," he had with Afridi. 

"This is very upsetting what Shahid Afridi has come up with, talking ill about our country and our Prime Minister. This is just not acceptable.

This man (Afridi) is talking ill about our country. All I have to say is we have nothing to do with Shahid Afridi. He has no right to speak ill against our country and he should stay in his country and limits," Harbhajan told India Today.

Harbhajan was recently involved in a charity event with Afridi's foundation and was also criticised on social media for being a part of it. But Bhajji clarified that his appeal to help people was a gesture to help those the needy in these trying times.

"To be honest, he (Adridi) asked us to make an appeal for his charity. In good faith, we did it for humanity and for the people suffering due to the Coronavirus.

"Even our Prime Minister has said that Coronavirus is a fight that extends beyond borders, religions and caste. So we were very clear with the cause that we were promoting, which was simply to help those in crisis," Harbhajan said.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

TOP 6 CRICKETERS IN THE WORLD WHO IS BEST IN T20.

TOP 6 CRICKETERS IN THE WORLD WHO IS BEST IN T20.

HERE YOU WILL KNOW ABOUT  THE TOP 6 BATSMAN OF THE WORLD WHO IS BEST IN T20  LEAGUES  LIKE T20 WORLD CUP, INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE , BIG BASH LEAGUE.

IT IS BASE ON THEIR STRIKE RATE, RUN RATE AND THEY PLAY ALL OVER WORLD.

1.CHRIS GAYLE 
ALL KNOWS THAT CHRIS GAYLE IS POWER HITTER BATSMAN. HE IS ON THE TOP BECAUSE HIS STRIKE RATE IS 146.9 AND ALSO HE PLAY 23 BALLS HE CAN MAKE 34 RUNS . HE HAS 2 CENTURY IN INTERNATIONAL.


2.AB DEVILLIERS 
HE HAS NO CENTURY IN T20 INTERNATIONAL. BUT HE DESERVES TO BE IN TOP 2 BEST BECAUSE HIS STRIKE RATE IS 149.8 .HE PLAYS 20 BALLS HE CAN MAKE 30 RUNS ATLEAST.


3. KIERON POLLARD
HE IS 3RD RANK BECAUSE HIS STRIKE RATE IS 150.6 AND IF HE PLAYS 15 BALLS ATLEAST HE CAN MAKE 22 RUNS.


4.DAVID WARNER 
DAVID WARNER HAS SINGLE CENTURY T20 INTERNATIONAL. HE IS ON 4TH POSITION BECAUSE HIS STRIKE RATE IS 142.2 AND IF HE PLAYS 23 BALLS HE CAN MAKE 33 RUNS.



5.VIRAT KOHLI
HE DID NOT MAKE A SINGLE CENTURY IN T20 INTERNATIONAL BUT HIS STRIKE IS 134 AND IF HE PLAYS 25 BALLS HE CAN MAKE 33 RUNS.


6.ROHIT SHARMA
HE IS ON 6TH POSITION BECAUSE HIS STRIKE RATE IS 133.7 AND IF HE PLAYS 27 BALLS HE CAN MAKE 24 RUNS .