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Monday, 20 April 2020 08:07

Delay in insuring IPL set to sting BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to face massive losses after failing to insure this year’s Indian Premier League against cancellation due to a pandemic. Why? Because by March, when the BCCI got in touch with their insurance company to get the cover for this year’s IPL, the company had omitted COVID-19 from their coverage clause.

LONDON, Friday - The International Cricket Council (ICC) is not in a hurry to take a decision whether the T20 World Cup should be postponed in the wake of COVID-19 or staged as scheduled, saying it is “exploring all options” as part of its comprehensive contingency planning for all its events.

NEW DELHI, Thursday - This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) was officially postponed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday but the Indian cricket board believes it can find a “safe” window later for the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

Sri Lanka Cricket has shown interest in hosting two global flagship tournaments of the International Cricket Council (ICC) between the years 2023-31.

Former Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla on Thursday said that with the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country, the possibility of starting the 13th edition of the T20 league by April 15th does not seem like a possibility this year.

PARIS, Tuesday - World Athletics announced on Tuesday track and field qualification for next year’s Tokyo Olympics has been suspended until December 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SYDNEY, Tuesday - Australian cricketers "sucked up" to India and Virat Kohli by holding back on verbal sledging to protect lucrative Indian Premier League deals, according to former Australia captain Michael Clarke.

Head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team Mickey Arthur believes that cricket will come out of the current Covid-19 pandemic stronger.

Many Sri Lankan cricketers have taken part in charity work and distributed essential goods to the under privileged families around the country who are suffering due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the entire world including Sri Lanka battles with overcoming the deadly Corona-19 epidemic, Sri Lanka Cricket are keeping their options open that they will be able to conduct the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) T20 tournament in August with a sprinkle of international stars thrown in for good measure.

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