COVID-19

MUMBAI: Manoj Badale, principal owner of Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals, has straight up articulated what no one in the Indian cricket system seems willing to directly acknowledge. That rescheduling the suspended IPL 2021 would be a real challenge as most international teams have already locked in their calendars. 

The IPL 2021 season was suspended on May 4 after the bio-bubble that the BCCI had set up was breached due to poor decision making on the part of the board's head honchos in taking the tournament to Covid "ground zero" hot spots Delhi and Ahmedabad.

May 14, 2021 16:05
MUMBAI: Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday shared that the Covid fundraiser she started with her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, has surpassed its target, raising Rs 113,911,820. Virat and Anushka started the fundraiser campaign on May 7. The couple collaborated with crowd-funding platform Ketto for the campaign #InThisTogether and donated Rs 20 million towards the initiative.
May 11, 2021 16:05
MUMBAI: Truth will out. Too late for the men who matter in the world's richest and most powerful cricket board though. Days after the BCCI was forced to indefinitely suspend the Indian Premier League, the "realisation" (seriously?) appears to have belatedly dawned within the board's corridors of power that taking the IPL bandwagon to the COVID "ground zero" cities of New Delhi and Ahmedabad was "ill-advised".
May 10, 2021 11:05
MUMBAI: In the increasingly unlikely event that the BCCI does manage to carve out a window for the remaining 31 games of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, it will have to be played outside the country, board president Sourav Ganguly has acknowledged.
May 10, 2021 09:05
CHENNAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings has pledged to donate 450 oxygen concentrators to the Tamil Nadu government in support of the ongoing fight against tha COVID-19 pandemic. 
May 10, 2021 07:05
NEW DELHI: Two members of India’s last Olympic Gold medal-winning hockey team in Moscow 1980, Ravindra Pal Singh and Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, died from coronavirus on Saturday. While 66-year-old MK Kaushik passed away in the capital, 62-year-old Ravinder Pal Singh passed away in Lucknow.
May 10, 2021 07:05
BENGALURU FC'S AFC CUP play-off match against Eagles FC, which was scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, in Male, is in doubt after host country Maldives' sports minister ordered the ISL side to leave the island nation, citing breach of COVID-19 protocols.  Maldives sports minister Ahmed Mahloof termed the actions of three of BFC's foreign players/staff  as "unacceptable", a sentiment echoed by club owner Parth Jindal.
May 07, 2021 13:05
NEW DELHI: As a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 virus has spread across the country, two clubs from Kolkata have joined the fight against the pandemic, arranging free vaccinations for the people.
May 07, 2021 13:05
MUMBAI: Indian sports and entertainment power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have pledged Rs 20 million of their personal funds towards Covid-19 relief and have declared they aim to raise Rs 70 million via a fundraiser #InThisTogether.
May 05, 2021 17:05
MUMBAI: With the second wave of the COVID-19 rampant in India and forcing the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier league, Star India has pledged financial support of Rs 500 million for India's ongoing relief efforts.  The announcement was made through Star India's Twitter handle on Wednesday.
May 04, 2021 13:05
MUMBAI: Bowing to the inevitable, the Indian Premier League governing council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in an emergency meeting Tuesday, unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect.