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IPL likely to be without England players if it restarts, says Ashley Giles

Mooted September return would clash with England toursGiles: ‘If those tours go ahead, I’d expect them to be there’England players are likely to be ruled out of the Indian Premier League’s mooted resumption later this year following an insistence from …

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Remaining IPL games cannot be played in India, says BCCI

Covid-19 restrictions mean it is impossible to play in IndiaUnclear whether a window can be found to finish tournamentThe remainder of the suspended Indian Premier League season will have to be played outside India, the BCCI has said, though it is uncl…

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Stranded Australian cricketers leave Covid-hit India for Maldives

Most of Australia’s 38-strong IPL group flew on ThursdayHussey to stay in India after testing positive for Covid-19The vast majority of Australia’s 38-strong Indian Premier League contingent has departed for the Maldives, beginning their long and indir…

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Australian cricketers in limbo after IPL suspended amid India’s deepening Covid crisis

Players unable to return home due to government’s travel banSteve Smith and Pat Cummins among those in isolationIPL Twenty20 cricket tournament indefinitely suspendedAustralia’s IPL cricketers have been left in limbo after the tournament was suspended …

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Pat Cummins in isolation after IPL teammates test positive for Covid-19

Kolkata allrounder tests negative but match cancelledDavid Warner ‘shocked’ after being axed by SunrisersCricket Australia donates $50k to India’s Covid battleAustralia’s vice-captain Pat Cummins and other members of Kolkata’s squad are isolating after…

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Pat Cummins in isolation after IPL teammates test positive for Covid-19

Kolkata allrounder tests negative but match cancelledDavid Warner ‘shocked’ after being axed by SunrisersCricket Australia donates $50k to India’s Covid battleAustralia’s vice-captain Pat Cummins and other members of Kolkata’s squad are isolating after…

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Pat Cummins in isolation after IPL teammates test positive for Covid-19

Kolkata allrounder tests negative but match cancelledDavid Warner ‘shocked’ after being axed by SunrisersCricket Australia donates $50k to India’s Covid battleAustralia’s vice-captain Pat Cummins and other members of Kolkata’s squad are isolating after…

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David Warner dropped by Sunrisers Hyderabad after losing IPL captaincy

Australian opener axed from team to play Rajasthan RoyalsKane Williamson appointed captain of struggling IPL sideA day after stripping David Warner of the captaincy, Sunrisers Hyderabad dropped the opener from the team to play against Rajasthan Royals …

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IPL show lifts the gloom and will go on despite Covid crisis, claims BCCI official

T20 competition will continue, according to one senior official‘Fans are absorbed, otherwise many will step out without masks’The Indian Premier League will continue as scheduled, a senior Indian cricket board official has said, despite fierce criticis…

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IPL star Pat Cummins donates $50,000 to India’s Covid fight

Australian fast bowler urges other players to contributeIPL continues despite overwhelming spread of virusAustralian cricket star Pat Cummins has donated $50,000 to go towards medical supplies in India as the country battles a devastating Covid-19 cris…

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IPL plays on as BCCI’s cash cow while India’s Covid-19 crisis worsens | Anand Vasu

With players withdrawing and the death toll spiralling, the financial justification is all that is keeping the show goingAt what point during a global pandemic do you ask yourself: must the show go on? The Indian Premier League is now near that point a…

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Ravindra Jadeja blasts astonishing 37 off one over in IPL

Chennai player hits 28-ball 62 in Super Kings’ win over RCBFinal over scorecard reads: 6,6,6 (off no-ball) 6,2,6,4Ravindra Jadeja smashed a record-equalling 37 runs off the final over before claiming 3-13 to lead Chennai Super Kings to a 69-run victory…

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Simon Jones: the hero of 2005 helping protect cricket’s new generation | Ali Martin

Former bowler’s injuries highlight how athletes can see their lives change in an instant, something which is driving his second careerAnyone who watched the 2005 Ashes should be able to close their eyes right now and not only picture the sight of Simon…

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Jofra Archer’s IPL hopes remain in balance after successful surgery

Bowler could return to training after two-week rehabRajasthan Royals place still hinges on elbow issue Jofra Archer could return to training in a fortnight’s time after a piece of glass from a broken fish tank was surgically removed from the middle fin…

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England set to make call on Archer’s IPL chances after fish-tank finger injury

Bowler had fragment of glass removed by surgery on MondayChris Silverwood says rotation policy ‘is best way to go’A number of England’s cricketers have now linked up with their Indian Premier League teams but it remains to be seen if Jofra Archer will …

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Australia’s Ash Gardner scythes through New Zealand in first T20 international

Australia win with 12 balls and six wickets to spareGardner hits half-century in HamiltonA defiant half-century by Ash Gardner steered Australia to a six-wicket victory in their opening women’s Twenty20 international against New Zealand in Hamilton.Cha…

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Chris Woakes: ‘I felt like it was my shirt. Six months on, I haven’t played a game’ | Ali Martin

England’s man of last summer didn’t get a game all winter. Now he heads for the IPL with the Ashes on his mindIt’s the morning after the night before and 5,000 miles away from Pune, the scene of England’s collapse under lights in the first one-day inte…

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India hold on to set up T20 series decider despite Jofra Archer’s heroics

Ahmedabad: India (185-8) beat England (177-8) by eight runsArcher takes four for 33 before dramatic late blast with batJofra Archer came close to carrying England over the line with a stunning all-round performance but India held on to set up a Twenty2…

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Jason Roy sets up successful England run chase in first T20 against India

India 124-7; England 130-2; England win by eight wicketsRoy’s 49 from 32 balls followed Archer’s three for 23Full scorecard from the first T20 in AhmedabadA change of format brought a change of fortune for England in Ahmedabad as the excellence of Jofr…

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The Guardian view on cricket’s dilemma: deciding to pitch fast or slow | Editorial

The sport is being caught between the playing needs of its historical format and its perceived financial needs Joe Root, captain of the England cricket team, said his side had to “learn from the challenges” of playing in India after their chastening Te…