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Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)
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Reports: BCCI planning to add ninth team ahead of IPL 2021 auction

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), reportedly, is wasting no time in gearing up for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Earlier, Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, stated that the upcoming edition of the T20 tournament will be taking place in April-May.
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WBBL 2020: Marizanne Kapp retires hurt with elevated heart-rate; ruled out of the ongoing game vs Scorchers

  • The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) is currently in progress in Sydney with matches being played at five different grounds in the city.
  • After opting to bat first, the Sixers lost Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner early as they were struggling at 16/2 in the fourth over.
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IPL 2020: KXIP likely to persist with KL Rahul and Anil Kumble at the helm for upcoming season

  • Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are most likely to persist with KL Rahul as their skipper and Anil Kumble as the head coach for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Though they had a five-match winning streak, it wasn’t enough for them to break into the top four.
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I remember Mumbai Indians requesting a trade for Rashid Khan, two years ago: Tom Moody

  • The huge pomp and show around the 13th season of the Indian Premier League finally ended when Mumbai Indians their fifth IPL trophy.
  • They gave a masterclass to other franchises when they traded pacer Trent Boult from Delhi this year.
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Suryakumar Yadav has been the biggest loss for KKR in 13 IPL seasons: Gautam Gambhir

  • Gambhir had led KKR to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. Since the time he left, KKR has not been able to bring its third IPL trophy home.
  • The two-time winning skipper feels that it has a lot to do with Surya leaving the team.
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Pakistan announce 35-member squad for New Zealand tour; Asad Shafiq dropped

  • Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand’s home season for 2019-20 is set to commence and Pakistan is one of the teams scheduled to tour the Kiwi nation.
  • The two sides will face each other in three T20 Internationals and two Tests starting from December 18.
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