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Cricket and Covid learn to coexist

Dr. Nilesh D. Mehta The year 2020 will be remembered for being inexorably elongated, leading to disruptions worldwide. It was that dreaded National Basketball Association’s announcement on March 11, 2020, – when they suspended the championship – that sent shivers in the sporting world.  Close on the heels of this announcement, several sporting authorities followed suit, canceling marquee events in their respective sports. Even the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021. In the cricket world, the International Cricket Council (ICC) called off the Twenty20 World Cup that was supposed to be held in Australia…

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Regional News 

HERO CPL SEES MASSIVE AUDIENCE 

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) saw an incredible 67% increase in Television, Streaming and Digital viewership in 2020, reaching 523.5million viewers and passing half a billion for the first time in the tournament’s history. The research was independently compiled by YouGov Sport, a division of SMGInsight, one of the world’s largest and most respected research firms.   The 2020 Hero CPL was the first franchise T20 tournament to take place since the lockdown and travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19, with all 33 matches played in a secure bubble at two…

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Regional News 

Skerritt says end petty politics and insularity

By CRICKET360 STAFF President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ricky Skerritt speaking at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Virtual Lecture organised by UWI St. Augustine has made a call for all to put petty cricket politics and insularity to bed in order to drive the growth of West Indies cricket. With the popular lecture series taking the virtual format this year Skerritt gave an account of West Indies cricket over the past 20 years and said that it’s a situation now where the West Indian cricket community needs to think…

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International 

Dream PSL finals between Karachi and Lahore

COURTESY BY: https://psl-t20.com/ Karachi, 16 November 2020:  A dream final line-up of Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, a wish of millions of HBL Pakistan Super League fans since its inception, is now true as the two rivals play for the coveted and prestigious trophy at the National Stadium in what should be an epic final on Tuesday night. After an eight-month Covid-19-enforced break following the end of the group-stage, the HBL PSL playoffs began on Saturday with a thrilling Qualifier, between table-toppers Multan Sultans and Kings. Kings, helped by a stunning…

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International News 

Mumbai Indians with their 5th IPL

Rohit Sharma led from the front while Trent Boult starred with the ball as Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets in the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 final in Dubai on Tuesday and clinched their fifth IPL title. Needing 157 runs to win the final, MI were off to a flying start as Rohit, who completed 4000 IPL runs for MI, and Quinton de Kock attacked from the word go, taking MI to 45/0 after 4 overs. However, their partnership was broken after de Kock…

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Hetmyer upstages Holder to take Delhi into finals

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Dashing West Indies left-hander, Shimron Hetmyer, returned for his first match in three weeks to uncork a cameo to fire Delhi Capitals to a 17-run victory over Jason Holder’s Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday and into the Indian Premier League final. The 23-year-old blasted an unbeaten 42 from 22 deliveries to help Delhi up to 189 for three off their 20 overs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Kane Williamson’s top score of 67 off 45 deliveries was not enough as Sunrisers declined to 172…

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Lutchmedial keen to restart Balmain series

The chief organiser of the Balmain Windball Cricket League Mishri Lutchmedial is keen to restart the tournament and is hoping that the government soon releases the restriction on team sports so that his league which was very popular before the lockdown, can restart. Lutchmedial said: “All is in place to restart our tournament. The committee has been in a state of readiness for the tournament to continue and we await the government’s signal for team sport to restart. “We were hoping that last weekend that announcement would have been made…

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Domestic News 

Sammy to lead TTCB interviewing panel

By Cricket360 Staff A former director at Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dr. Allen Sammy will lead a committee of five that will soon commence interviews with prospective coaches for the position of Head Coach of the T&T Red Force team. The process which started in March was thrown off by the Covid 19 pandemic and only now resumes and according to the president of the TTCB Azim Bassarath the committee will go to work soon. The committee which is chaired by Sammy includes CWI Independent director Debra Coryat Patton, former…

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International News 

Windies players have easier quarantine says Grave

Johnny Grave CEO of CWI. By CRICKET360 Staff CEO of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Johnny Grave said that although quarantine is difficult for the players, it is different in New Zealand than how it was for the England tour and Caribbean Premier League. In an interview with Cricket360 Grave said: “I just had a discussion yesterday with team manager Rawle Lewis and he says that all is well. The players were able to practice outdoors today which is good for them. We are happy to report that all is well…

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Regional News 

Regional 4-day to play in 2 countries

Regional 4-day to play in 2 countries By Cricket360 staff The Regional four-day West Indies championships will be played in two countries according to president of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) Azim Bassarath. He Cricket360 that the plan is for the six territories to assemble in one country and play the first two rounds of matches and then go to another country where they will play the final three rounds. “Cricket West Indies (CWI) is looking to play the four-day tournament in two sections. They want the countries to assemble…

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