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IPL 2020: Members of CSK tested positive for COVID-19

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) came to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after they attended the five-day training camp at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, also known as the Chepauk.
  • However, all’s not well in their camp. It has been learned that members of the CSK contingent have been tested positive for the ungodly COVID-19 virus and it’s not going to make things easy for them.
  • It’s expected to be a massive blow for the Yellow Army going into the tournament, which is scheduled to get underway on Saturday, September 19.
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IPL 2020: Bluetooth bands to enforce social distancing between players; here’s how it works

  • Ever since players have landed in UAE, the social distancing, quarantine, etc safety measures are just being taken care of at another level.
  • While players are only allowed to hit fields after a mandatory isolation period, they will still have to maintain distance with others to remain safe.
  • They can see each other at doors of their rooms or the common meeting area but will have to stick to a two-meter social distancing norm.
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Babar Azam should learn to win matches from Virat Kohli: Ramiz Raja

  • The recent Test series between England and Pakistan saw hosts winning the three-match Test series by 1-0 held at.
  • Ever since the series has ended, Pakistan fans are little disappointed with the latest batting star Babar Azam‘s performance even though he pulled off an unbeaten fifty during the 2nd innings of the final Test.
  • He scored 195 runs in three Tests at an average of 48.75, including two fifties.
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Chris Lynn shares a picture with fans as his mother gets cleared of cancer

  • Chris Lynn is one of most acclaimed T20 batsmen of the world. The dashing hitter from Australia is known to clear grounds at will.
  • The right-hander is currently participating in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in the Caribbean islands.
  • He recently shared a piece of great news with his fans on social media.
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Reports: BCCI likely to announce IPL 2020 schedule on August 29

  • Indian Premier League 2020 is expected to kick off from September 19th. All the teams have already reached UAE as the dates of the first and final match was announced earlier.
  • The reason for the delay in the announcement of the schedule was known to be the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 patients in Abu Dhabi.
  • The city is one of the three venues of the tournament in UAE. The Board members of BCCI and the Emirates Cricket Board seem to have resolved all the issues relating to the schedule.
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Australian cricketers restricted from using sweat to shine ball on England tour

  • The Australian cricketers have been told, not to use sweat from their head, face and neck to shine the ball during their upcoming tour of England.
  • Earlier, the COVID-19 guidelines forced the International Cricket Council (ICC) to modify the rules and hence, they banned the use of saliva.
  • The rules came into the fore before the resumption of international cricket in July amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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Babar Azam eager to score his maiden T20I century against England

  • Recently Pakistan couldn’t finish up against England in a decent position in Test series.
  • The hosts walked off lifting the series 1-0, and this has made Pakistan squad to reanalyze their planning with the game.
  • Limited-overs skipper Babar Azam now wishes to score a century in the upcoming T20I series against the English country commencing from August 28- September 1.
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IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra picks RCB’s four overseas players in the starting XI

  • Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra is well known for putting forth his expert opinions on various matters of cricket.
  • Recently he has chosen four best overseas players who can get placed in playing XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • The great commentator came up with all his opinions while responding to a user’s questions in a video shared on his Facebook page.
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IPL 2020: The MS Dhoni text message that convinced CSK to conduct training camp in Chennai

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are currently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Prior to that, the CSK players also attended a five-day training camp at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after the Chennai government gave permission.
  • However, the camp wouldn’t have been possible had their skipper MS Dhoni not stepped in.
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I don’t think it’s realistic to play Test cricket again: Aaron Finch

  • Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch thinks that it is unrealistic for him to think of playing Test cricket again. The flamboyant opener played five Tests across the last few months of 2018.
  • He was given an opportunity to open in Tests on the basis of his solid performance in white-ball cricket but the red cherry didn’t suit him well.
  • The victorian batsman hasn’t worn the baggy green since the one-year ban of his opening partner David Warner was lifted.
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