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WTC final to have reserve day, joint winners after draw or tie: ICC
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"The playing conditions confirm that a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners as well as the allocation of a Reserve Day to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final -- scheduled to be played from 18 to 22 June, with 23 June set aside as the Reserve Day. Both of these decisions were made in June 2018, prior to the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship," said a statement from ICC.
Virat Kohli
Kohli & Co should wait, not be over-aggressive in WTC final: Kapil
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"India look a superior batting side. How they tackle the conditions is important. To me, India's batting will hold the key. The bowlers provide a solid back-up to India's cricket campaigns these days but the quality of batsmen will stand out in the final," Dev said.
IPL
England will not change its home schedule for IPL: Giles
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Giles's comments come amid speculation that the Indian cricket board may request, or has informally requested, the ECB to make changes to the upcoming Test series between India and England so that a window could be made to complete the postponed Indian Premier League (IPL).
Cricket
Archer may skip India Tests to be fit for T20 WC and Ashes
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"One thing I am determined about post-elbow operation is not to rush my comeback because my primary focus is to be playing for England in the Twenty20 World Cup and Ashes later this year". Those are my targets. If I come back before then and manage to play in the home Test series against India -- then fine, so be it. If I don't, I am quite prepared to sit out the summer."
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Indian-pitches
On Indian pitches pacers think of containing, not wickets: Cummins
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The 28-year-old Cummins, who has returned from India following postponement of Indian Premier League (IPL) and is quarantining here, added that bowling on Indian pitches is a challenge to which a pacer has to adjust. "My opinion is a bit different to a lot of batters around the world. Sometimes they (Indian pitches) are spin-friendly.
IPL
Decision on IPL's remaining games on May 29, UAE likely to host
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"As of now, nothing has been finalised (regarding IPL)," a top BCCI office-bearer told IANS. The franchises too haven't got any intimation though they have been told that they will get to know only after May 29. "There is nothing concrete yet. But we are aware that the Board is likely decide the matter on May 29 and may convey to us after that," a franchise official told IANS.
Test-cricket
India's performances have kept Test cricket alive: Hadlee
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"There is no doubt India produces a lot of revenue for cricket. Without India, the face of world cricket would be very different, therefore cricket needs India," said Hadlee, who formed a world-class quartet of all-rounders in 1970s and 1980s along with Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham.
Isa-guha
India women cricketers need a players' body: Guha
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"Women are made to feel grateful for progress but there is still so much to be done to reach equity (& that isn't just equal pay). Players associations are a vital part of reaching this. India women will dominate the global stage when as much thought goes into their game as the men," wrote Guha while quote-tweeting the report on her timeline.
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Asia-cup
Postponed Asia Cup to be held in 2023
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The ACC said that the tournament cannot be held at any earlier date due to the lack of a window for it during a packed cricket calendar. "It would therefore only be feasible for this edition of the tournament to be held in 2023 as there is already an Asia Cup in 2022. Dates for the same will be confirmed in due course," said the ACC in a statement.
IPL
IPL's gilt-edged status comes back to bite BCCI
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in its hastiness to show that it is well prepared to host the T20 World Cup this October-November, went ahead with the tournament despite there being reservations about the Covid situation. It even went ahead and held the tournament in multiple venues, and not at one or two venues as was being discussed initially with the franchises.
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