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Thursday, May 6, 2021Dhoni to head home only after CSK teammates reach home: Report

New Delhi, May 6: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni will reportedly be the last person from the team to leave for home from Delhi after the indefinite postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Dhoni said that he will wait for the foreigners in the team to leave and then the other Indian players after which he will return home, according to the Indian Express. The former I


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Mary Kom, 2 other Olympic-bound women boxers to train at ASI Pune for Olympics

Jammu, May 5: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom, along with two other Olympic-bound boxers, will train at the Army Sports Institute in Pune leading up to the Tokyo Games after the national camp for women in Delhi had to be disbanded owing to COVID-19 cases among pugilists and support staff.

Mary Kom (51kg) will join another Olympic-bound boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), who is already at the


Wednesday, May 5, 2021BCCI to help arrange charter flights for IPL's Australian players via Maldives or SL: CA

Jammu, May 5: Cricket Australia's interim chief executive Nick Hockley on Wednesday said that the BCCI is working to arrange a charter flight for IPL's Australian recruits, who are likely to stay in Maldives or Sri Lanka before heading back home because of a travel ban on the COVID-19 ravaged India.

The IPL's 40-strong Australian contingent, comprising players, support staff and commentators,


Wednesday, May 5, 2021IPL 2021 postponed

New Delhi: BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday clarified that the IPL 2021 season has been postponed and not cancelled. Earlier in the day, the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended indefinitely due to a Covid-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble.

Speaking to Star Sports, Shukla said that the decision on the completion of the tournament will be taken in due course of


Tuesday, May 4, 2021IPL continued as misplaced attempt to convey normalcy, but world knows the situation: Omar

Srinagar, May 4: Reacting to reports that Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended for this season, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the only reason the cricket league continued was the misplaced attempt to convey normalcy except that the whole world knows the situation in India is anything but normal.

Mr Abdullah, who is the vice-president of National Conference


Monday, May 3, 2021COVID hits IPL: KKR-RCB match postponed; "false positives" in CSK non-playing staff

New Delhi, May 3: A COVID-19 outbreak left the Indian Premier League on tenterhooks as Kolkata Knight Riders' Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the dreaded virus, forcing postponement of the team's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad this evening.

The match will be rescheduled some time later during the tournament, which will conclude on May 30.



Sunday, May 2, 2021Rahul diagnosed with appendicitis, Agarwal to lead Punjab in his absence

Jammu, May 2: Punjab Kings skipper K L Rahul has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis and has flown to Mumbai for surgery and further treatment, the IPL franchise announced on Sunday.

Mayank Agarwal will lead the side in Rahul's absence, starting with tonight's match against Delhi Capitals here.

"K L Rahul complained of severe abdomen pain last night and after not responding to medication


Sunday, May 2, 2021Messi backs social media boycott by English soccer

Jammu, May 2: Lionel Messi used his social media platform with 200 million followers to call for action against online abuse.

The Barcelona forward's message on Saturday coincides with a four-day boycott of social media by soccer leagues, clubs and players in England to protest against online racial abuse and discrimination.

Messi was not silent. Instead, he used his Instagram post to send


Sunday, May 2, 2021Match-winning knock against teams like CSK stuff people will speak about: Pollard

Jammu, May 2: Big-hitting Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard feels proud of his match-winning knock against arch rivals Chennai Super Kings in the "El Clasico of IPL", saying this was a kind of performance people would speak about for long.

Pollard singlehandedly took Mumbai Indians to a four-wicket win over CSK by smashing a blistering 34-ball 87 not out in a last-ball thriller on Saturday


Saturday, May 1, 2021India to begin Hockey Pro League campaign vs New Zealand

Bengaluru, May 1: Men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh said his teammates are excited at the prospect of taking on New Zealand and Australia in away games as they launch their FIH Hockey Pro league 2021-22 campaign in February.

The FIH announced the schedule for the 2021-22 season on Friday. This year's edition of the home-and-away league will start on 6 October when reigning women's world cha