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BCCI Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:20 am
by Harmer ... irat-kohli
India unlikely to get quarantine leniency in Australia

July 21 2020

The Indian players will have to undergo "regular testing" when they land in Australia, and the quarantine arrangements are currently under development.

Sourav Ganguly might not want the Indian players to "sit in their hotel rooms for two weeks" when they land in Australia later this year, but it turns out he is unlikely to get his way. It was last week that the BCCI president had spoken about Virat Kohli & Co hopefully having to quarantine for a shorter duration that mandated for everyone else if the Test tour does go ahead during the Australian summer. Cricket Australia's interim CEO, Nick Hockley, though clarified on Tuesday (July 21) that the "two-week quarantine" period was "well-defined" hinting that both the Indian and even the Australian cricketers, who might end up playing in the IPL if it happens, will have to enter a quarantine zone for 14 days once they enter the country. Hockley also revealed that it would be the CA's focus and responsibility however to make sure that the players aren't just cooped up in their rooms but are allowed to train while quarantining.

"The key thing for the players is that there's regular testing and that we appropriately quarantine them when they come in. What we are working on is making sure that even within that quarantine environment, the players have got the absolute best training facilities, so that their preparation for the matches is as optimal as it can possibly be and that certainly we are working through the very same with the ECB (if Australia's white-ball tour to England goes ahead) as well at the moment," he said.

"It is very, very depressing and disappointing. We are looking at that, the quarantine thing. And, as I said Australia and New Zealand have been in good position except Melbourne. So, from that point of view we will be going there and hopefully, the quarantine days will be less and we can get back to cricket," is what Ganguly had said on an India Today show.

Hockley also revealed that the Indian players will have to undergo "regular testing" when they land, and the quarantine arrangements were currently under development. CA meanwhile will also have to work with the Australian government to get "travel exemptions" to fly Kohli and his team into the country even as Covid-19 cases continue to multiply around India.

"We will need to get exemptions. It's widely known and it's unlikely that international travel restrictions would have lifted by the time that India will be due to come into the country. Clearly there will be testing regimes. We will be able to test people before that they get on to the plane and it is the nature of the situation of making sure we have the quarantine arrangements on time with government and health authority protocol," he added.

CA have been monitoring the protocols that the ECB had put in place for the West Indian and Pakistan teams when they landed in England. While Jason Holder & Co have since also gone ahead and played the first two Tests of their three-match series against the hosts, the Pakistanis are done with their quarantine and have already started preparing with intra-team practice games. And Hockley drew parallels between the facilities on offer at the two Test venues being used this English summer, Southampton and Manchester, and the Adelaide Oval which will have a plush hotel as part of its complex by September. And Adelaide could very likely end up as the first port of arrival for the Indian team in November.

"Whether it's a hotel on-site or hotels in close proximity to venues, it's certainly about creating that environment where we are minimising risk of infections and creating a biosecure environment is the absolute priority. There's a huge amount at stake if we are unable to do that. Certainly, the fact that the Adelaide Oval has a hotel, we're obviously in discussion with all venues. It does provide a facility not dissimilar to Old Trafford or Ageas Bowl where the hotels are integrated into venue," he said.

Hockley admitted that he was addressing the media donning two hats, as the interim CA CEO as well as the chief organiser of the now-postponed men's T20 WC. And on a day the world event was put off by at least a year, he said that Australia would be prepared to make it a "fantastic" tournament regardless of whether they got their turn to play hosts in 2021 or 2022.

"If it's '21, then the plans are really, really well progressed so we're really well-placed to deliver that event. If it's 2022, it gives a little more time to create even more certainty around the health situation because I think no one knows how long this is going to last," he said.

Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:19 pm
by Harmer ... yed-in-uae

IPL 2020 set to be played in UAE
July 21 2020

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has zeroed in on UAE as the venue for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed to Cricbuzz, on Tuesday (July 21). The board has written to the government seeking permission to hold the tournament in UAE and are awaiting the go-ahead.

"We have written to the government seeking permission to host the tournament in UAE," Patel told Cricbuzz. "The dates have not been finalised as yet and will be decided at the (next) IPL GC, which will be held in the next seven or ten days."

IPL, which was scheduled to begin in late March 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BCCI looked at several alternatives in a bid to host it later in the year in India. Boards from several countries - Sri Lanka, New Zealand ad UAE, among other offered to host the tournament. Last month, the Emirates Cricket Board had offered to host the tournament in UAE, stating that they had the required infrastructure for it.

Patel has insisted that the option of hosting the tournament in India hasn't been eliminated as yet. The decision will be taken in the upcoming IPL Governing Council meeting.

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Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:57 pm
by Harmer
Rajat Bhatia Retired

Rajat Bhatia calls time on professional playing career

July 29 2020

Rajat Bhatia last played in the IPL for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017

Rajat Bhatia, a veteran in Indian domestic cricket, has called it quits from all forms of the game to bring down the curtains on a career spanning 20 years.

The Delhi-born Bhatia began life in the domestic circuit at the other end of the country - with Tamil Nadu. After spending two seasons there, he was picked by his home state, whom he represented until 2015, before having short stints at Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Of the 112 Ranji appearances in all, 81 of them have come for Delhi where he's scored 4666 runs and picked 96 wickets. He now walks away from the game with a total tally of 6482 runs and 137 wickets.

Despite consistency in the domestic set up, Bhatia couldn't quite make the jump up to the highest level as an allrounder. He though was a vital cog in Delhi's Ranji Trophy victory in 2007 - their first title since the 1991-92 season - when he scored 512 runs in seven outings.

Bhatia's slow medium pace proved to be a slippery slope for batsmen in the IPL too, as he featured in every single season from the inaugural IPL until the 2017 edition.

He turned out for his home franchise - Delhi Daredevils - for three seasons, but his best returns came under a revamped Kolkata Knight Riders side under Gautam Gambhir. He picked 13 wickets in the 2012 season when KKR bagged their first IPL title, and then bagged a big pay day in the player auction before the 2014 season when Rajasthan Royals paid INR 1.7 crore for his services. Bhatia repaid the faith by picking 12 wickets in as many fixtures in a season when Rajasthan Royals missed out qualification to the knockouts by a whisker.

Bhatia's batting returns in the IPL were lowly - with a season-best of 99 in 2013 and a total of 342 - but life with the bat in the domestic circuit proved to reap better dividends for him. He signs off with a first-class average of 49.10, with 17 centuries and 30 fifties to his name, while also having scored 3038 runs in 119 List A games, with 3 100s and 19 50s, at an average of 41.05.

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Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:26 am
by Harmer
Rohit sharma awarded Arjan Award
Highest sporting honour by india ... ant-deepti

Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:39 am
by Harmer
Finally Ipl 2020 schedule will announce this week

Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:09 pm
by Harmer
India tour of Aus will be full tour
ODI/t20i & 4 tests

Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:41 am
by Harmer
Indian Government gave Green Signal for Australia's Full tour

India tour of Australia gets government green light; Sydney, Canberra to host white-ball leg

The tour involves three ODIs, three T20Is and four Team

Sydney and Canberra will serve as the starting points of India's tour of Australia next month, after Cricket Australia and the New South Wales state government knitted together a deal for the touring team and Australian players returning from the IPL to quarantine in Sydney while also being granted access to nearby training facilities.

Confirmation of quarantine protocols, which arrived after NSW government approval on Thursday but still require a final sign-off from the BCCI, will be a relief to all parties concerned. The first two ODIs on November 27 and 29 are set to be played at the SCG, the third ODI on December 1 and the first T20I on December 4 will take place at Canberra's Manuka Oval, before the teams return to Sydney for the final two T20Is at the SCG on December 6 and 8.

A pink-ball Test is scheduled to be held at Adelaide Oval between December 17-21, with Adelaide also the backup option for the Boxing Day Test should the Covid-19 situation not allow it to be held at the MCG. Otherwise Melbourne will be the venue for Boxing Day (December 26-30) followed by Tests in Sydney (January 7-11) and finally Brisbane (January 15-19).

CA and NSW were able to reach a quarantine and training agreement in a matter of days after interminable talks between CA and the Queensland state government and health department ran into a fifth week with no resolution in sight - largely due to the fact Queensland Health seemed reluctant to agree to allow quarantining cricketers and staff to travel from the central Brisbane hotel CA had chosen to be able to train at Allan Border Field in the suburb of Albion.

Instead, after rapid talks between CA, the NSW government, Destination NSW (chaired by the former Cricket NSW chairman John Warn) and the SCG Trust chaired by Tony Shepherd, the men's international season will commence in Sydney. Shepherd's interest in accommodating some extra cricket at the SCG arose more or less as soon as Sydney lost out to Brisbane for hosting the AFL Grand Final last month, although his initial thoughts were believed to be around stepping in to host the Boxing Day Test in place of a locked down Melbourne.

Shepherd's interest, alongside the SCG Trust chief executive Kerrie Mather, was aided by the fact that relationships between the Trust and Cricket NSW have improved immeasurably in recent times after years of frosty relations. The ground's standing in the eyes of CA, meanwhile, was raised enormously last summer when its staff worked around the clock to successfully stage both the Big Bash League final and the women's T20 World Cup semi-final in the face of wretched amounts of rain. The latter game ensured Australia would reach the showpiece decider at the MCG.

Provisions for quarantine in Sydney's Olympic Park, with Cricket NSW's ample training facilities nearby, had already been pulled together ahead of the WBBL being hosted entirely in Sydney, and the gridlock between CA and Queensland Health opened an opportunity. The NSW tourism minister, Stuart Ayres, a former sports minister in the state, was heavily involved in getting the process moving at a pace after CA formally submitted plans on Monday. The connection of government, cricket and business networks in NSW ultimately proved crucial.

Up to that point, CA had appeared to run afoul of circumstances in Queensland where the state government is less than two weeks away from an election, having kept its borders tight all year due to Covid-19. Though CA and the state government had already worked together on the successful staging of Australia's women's white-ball matches against New Zealand at Allan Border Field, there was far greater difficulty in approving arrivals from out of the IPL bubble in the UAE.

After the Western Australia state government blocked CA's initial approaches to start India's tour and also accommodate the Australian players returning home from the IPL in the UAE, the interim chief executive Nick Hockley had turned next to South Australia, whose state government allowed for the non-IPL component of the national white-ball squad to quarantine at the Adelaide Oval Hotel after the England tour.

This arrangement was thought to be ideal for India's tourists also, but the SA government then baulked at the possibility of being the first port of entry for a far bigger party of overseas tourist ... e-ball-leg

Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:33 pm
by Harmer
India's test tour of australia


KL Rahul returns to Test squad for Border-Gavaskar series

October 26 2020 by Cricbuzz

KL Rahul was dropped from the Test XI midway the last tour of Australia in 2018-19.

KL Rahul has been named in India's Test squad for the forthcoming four-Test Border-Gavaskar series against Australia at the end of the year. Rahul is joined by Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav in an 18-member Test squad that doesn't include the currently injured Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma. Their progress, a BCCI media release states, will continue to be monitored by a medical team.

Test Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj

More follows...

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Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:41 pm
by Harmer
Rishabh Pant omitted from India's white-ball squads, Varun Chakravarthy in T20I squad

Varun Chakravarthy has seven variations in his repertoire bcci

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been omitted from India's ODI and T20I squads for the upcoming Australia tour. Rohit Sharma, India's white-ball vice-captain, who is currently nursing a hamstring injury in the IPL in the UAE, isn't part of both the squads as well.

Tamil Nadu and Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy earned his maiden national call-up on the back of his stellar performances in the ongoing IPL.

T20I squad: Virat Kohli (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy

ODI squad: Virat Kohli (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-capt & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

More to follow...

Re: BCCI Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:30 pm
by Harmer
If 5 te🤪🤥m with 16 points than whats happen?