The legendary Kapil Dev on Thursday slammed Shoaib Akhtar's idea of a made-for-television three-match ODI series between India and Pakistan to raise funds for the COVID-19 pandemic, saying "India doesn't need the money" and it is not worth risking lives for a cricket match. Speaking to PTI, Akhtar on Wednesday proposed a closed-door series to jointly raise funds to fight the deadly virus both in India and Pakistan. Dev said the proposal is not feasible. "He is entitled to his opinion but we don't need to raise the money. We have enough. For us, what is important right now is that how our authorities work together to deal with this crisis. I am still seeing a lot of blame game on television from the politicians and that needs to stop," Dev told PTI. … [Read more...] about “Cricket Match Not Worth Risking Lives”: Kapil Dev Snubs Shoaib Akhtar’s Idea Of India-Pak Series
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Citing the prevailing situation in the country amid coronavirus pandemic, former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Thursday said that it is impossible to start the 13th edition of the IPL after April 15.The IPL was postponed till April 15 in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. "I don''t see any preparation, our priority is to fight coronavirus and save people. See it will all depend on the government what decision they will take. We will go by the government decision. We are hearing that lockdown may extend in this situation if you think IPL can happen by April 15 so it seems not possible," Shukla told ANI. … [Read more...] about Impossible To Start IPL 2020 After April 15, Says Rajeev Shukla
Australian pace bowling star Pat Cummins says he is prepared to play in the Indian Premier League behind closed doors as it would restore a degree of "normality" into daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. The 26-year-old ICC Test player of the year -- he took 59 wickets in 12 Tests -- told the BBC that it would mean fans could at least watch some live sport at home. … [Read more...] about Pat Cummins Says He Is Ready To Play IPL Behind Closed Doors
"I have learnt a lesson from this and will not repeat it. Even if I am having a basic medicine, I run that through the BCCI doctors to ensure that there are no banned substances in it. Time away from cricket was a difficult period for me. It was torture. It should not happen to anyone," the 20-year-old added further. … [Read more...] about Time away from cricket was a difficult period for me: Prithvi Shaw on doping ban and ankle injury
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