Category: Cricket

Umpires Appointed For India VS Australia Final Match

The umpires and officials for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be played on Women’s Day have been appointed. Kim Cotton and Ahsan Raza will stand as on-field umpires for the final. The final match will be played between India and Australia.

Selection of umpires and officials

The selections were made on the conclusion of the semi-finals in Australia. Kim Cotton, the New Zealand umpire, will be joined Ahsan Raza, a Pakistani umpire. It is the first time that the 42-year-old Cotton will take charge of the women’s T20 World Cup final. He also stood in the semi-final match between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Ahsan Raza has experience of ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 final played between India and Australia. Also, he was selected for the semi-final between India and England.

Supporting umpires

Gregory Brathwaite of West Indies will be the TV umpire for the historic final match between India and Australia in Melbourne. Langton Rusere of Zimbabwe will be the fourth-umpire while Chris Broad of England is made match referee. Rusere was on-field official for 2018 … Read the rest

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ICC World Test Championship: India Lost Its First Match By 10 Wickets

India lost the first Test of the two-match series with New Zealand on Monday. It was the first match of the ICC World Test Championship. It is the first in the series and 100th Test victory for the Kiwis.

Highlights of India v/s New Zealand First Test Match

• New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and put India to bat first in overcast conditions.

• On the first day, India lost five wickets before rain washed out the final session.

• Ajinkya Rahane scored highest 46 runs from India in the first inning.

• In bowling, Kyle Jamieson and Southee picked up four wickets each and Trent Boult got one.

• New Zealand batting score was 225 for seven wickets but the last three wickets added 123 runs and gave Kiwis a lead of 183 runs.

• Kane Williamsons cored highest 89 runs for New Zealand.

• India started poor in the second innings when Prithvi Shaw handed an easy catch to Tom Latham at short square-leg.

• Indian captain Virat Kohli gave his worst performance as he … Read the rest

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians, CSK And Others Revealed Their Fixtures But Rajasthan Royals Withheld The Details

The first fixture of the 13th IPL edition would be as scheduled on March 29 and the last league fixture would be on May 17. Mumbai Indians will play with three-times champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

IPL 2020 fixtures

The defending champion Mumbai Indians took to Twitter to announce their schedule ahead of the tournament. On Sunday, it disclosed that it was happy to play the opening fixture of the tournament. Also, it was traveling to Bengaluru to face challenge from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Fresh with a new logo, RCB will kickstart their campaign against Kolkata Night Riders (KKR) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. KKR is two-time title holder.

But Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH) were the first to among the participants to reveal their home and … Read the rest

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IPL 2020: Confusion Over Start Date Deepens

The BCCI President Sourav Ganguli confirmed that start date of the 13th edition of the cash-rich T20 league would be March 29 and that there would be fewer double-headers this season. But IPL start could be delayed a little.

Confusion over IPL start date

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is going to conduct its board meeting on March 29 in Dubai. It is the date when IPL will take off in India. BCCI tried to convince ICC shit its board meeting as both are big events and their dates are clashing. But ICC turned down the request of shifting its board meeting.

The problem with BCCI is that many of is members would be busy attending the important board meeting on the start date of the IPL. So, BCCI is left with no option other than to delay IPL matches.

ICC made a case

International Cricket Council will hold a series of meetings from March 27-29 and the dates for these meetings had been fixed in August 2019. Also, the concerned persons were informed about the meetings in advance. Since preparations have been made, there is little chances of ICC … Read the rest

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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore To Get A New Name And Logo

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is going to change its name ahead of Indian Premier League 2020 season. Their social media activity gave a hint regarding change of name before start of IPL 2020. An important announcement regarding change of name could be made on February 16.

RCB social media activity

On Tuesday, RCB removed pictures from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Also, it changed the name to Royal Challengers. The Hindustan Times reported that RCB could come up with a new name and logo and an announcement regarding the same could be made on February 16.

Reason for change of name

According to reports, a faction of RCB fans wants to change Bangalore as it is the old name of Silicon Valley. After some discussions, the RCB agreed to change Bangalore to Bengaluru before the start of IPL 2020.

RCB in IPL

By far, RCB has been the most favoured team in IPL due to a star-studded line-up that includes Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers but it has yet to receive its first IPL trophy. Its performance has been super but it failed to meet expectations … Read the rest

Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians' pose with the trophy after winning the Final match of IPL 2019 against Chennai Super Kings at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, on May 12, 2019. Mumbai Indians won by 1 run. It also became the first team to win four Indian Premier League (IPL) titles. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IPL 2020: Mukesh Ambani Owned Mumbai Indians Team Bags INR 100 Crore Sponsorship For The Upcoming Tournament

Mumbai Indians (MI)bagged sponsorship contract worth INR 100 crore in two deals with Marriot Bonvoy and Astral Pipes. Owned by leading businessman Mukesh Ambani, Mumbai Indians is the four-time champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

MI confirms INR 100 crore dea

Spokesperson of Mumbai Indians confirmed that the team has managed to get the deal. With this deal, MI has become the first Indian sports franchise to clinch one billion deal. While not much info is revealed about the deal, the spokesperson only said that the deal with Marriot Bonvoy is worth INR 30 crore. The company would have its logo on the right side of the jersey. Astral Pipes would have their logo on the non-leading arm of the jersey.

Marriot Bonvoy has earlier bean associated with Manchester United, Formula One, Bayern Munich, NFL and the NBA but it is for the first time that the brand is investing on an Indian sports franchise.

It is the consistence performance of MI that keeps the team on top of the chart for the fourth consecutive season, according to the findings of Duff & Phelps.

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