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Cricket: India's Kaur rues WBBL clash but bullish about T20 Challenge

8:27am BST

NEW DELHI India captain Harmanpreet Kaur says the rearranged Women's T20 Challenge will come as a much-needed boost for the game after the COVID-19 shutdown, though the scheduling clash with the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia is not ideal.

Vivo pulls 2020 IPL sponsorship amid China backlash

06 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI China's Vivo will not be the title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India.

Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash

06 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI China's Vivo has pulled out as title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India.

Cricket-Vivo withdraws IPL sponsorship, sources say, amid China backlash

06 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Aug 6 China's Vivo has pulled out as title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India.

Players' body urges ICC to address contract breaches, non-payment

03 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI A third of international male cricketers have not been paid or suffered breaches of contract from events regulated by the global governing body or its member nations, the international players' federation said on Monday.

MLB looking for Indians to trade willow for ash

31 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI Baseball is one of several sports seeking a slice of the huge Indian market and its similarity with cricket, often called a religion in the country of 1.4 billion, could give it a head start, Major League Baseball (MLB) officials hope.

FEATURE-Baseball-MLB looking for Indians to trade willow for ash

31 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI, July 31 Baseball is one of several sports seeking a slice of the huge Indian market and its similarity with cricket, often called a religion in the country of 1.4 billion, could give it a head start, Major League Baseball (MLB) officials hope.

Indian board seeks government nod to host IPL in UAE

21 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will seek government permission to stage this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates, league chief Brijesh Patel told Reuters on Tuesday.

Southampton test erased swing doubts, says ball-maker

15 Jul 2020

The ball moved enough in last week's Southampton test between England and West Indies to erase any lingering doubt about swing bowling under cricket's COVID-19 protocols, manufacturer of the Dukes ball told Reuters.

Cricket's new normal faces acid test after shutdown

10 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI International cricket will gingerly ease out of a 117-day shutdown in Southampton next week but the scars of the COVID-19 pandemic will be clearly evident at the Ageas Bowl. | Video

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