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Stewart prepared for first county wipeout since WWII

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart has reluctantly accepted there could yet be a long-term good for the county game should the coronavirus mean there is no domestic action this season for the first time since the Second World War. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has seen the start of the 2020 English campaign delayed until July 1 at the ...

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BCB provides support to people in need

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has provided 15,000 relief packs containing essential grocery items and soaps to the people in need across the country. The Media and Communication Committee of BCB informed this through a press release. BCB Director and MP Naimur Rahman Durjoy distributed relief packs at the Shaheed Miraj-Tapan Stadium in Manikganj while BCB Director Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel ...

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Root ‘very optimistic’ England will play home Tests despite virus

England captain Joe Root has said he is “very optimistic” Test cricket will take place in his side’s 2020 home season even if that means the squad have to go into more than two months’ of quarantine. With Britain currently in lockdown because of the coronavirus, a three-Test series against the West Indies scheduled for June has been postponed, with ...

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English women’s cricket chief braced for season cancellation

The head of English women’s cricket will accept the England men’s team being made the priority this season if that helps safeguard the long-term future of the game. England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Tuesday that a season without any play could cost the governing body œ380 million ($469 million). The start of the English ...

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Germany plans to restart football league in May

Berlin plans to allow Germany’s Bundesliga to restart behind closed doors in May after weeks of shutdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to a draft government agreement seen by AFP Wednesday. Politicians believe restarting play in the first and second divisions to “limit the economic damage” for the 36 clubs is “acceptable”, the document showed. Chancellor ...

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England’s Stokes runs half marathon for NHS charities

England all rounder Ben Stokes has run his first half marathon to raise money for Britain’s National Health Service. World Cup winner Stokes completed the run in one hour and 39 minutes and will donate the money raised to NHS Charities Together and national children’s cricket charity Chance to Shine amid the coronavirus pandemic. Stokes, who completed the run near ...

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Ronaldo returns to Turin after coronavirus lockdown

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo flew back to Italy on Monday after almost two months in coronavirus lockdown in his native Portugal. Ronaldo and his family landed in Turin Airport just after 10.20pm local time, according to media reports in Italy. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner arrived by private jet from the Portuguese island of Madeira and will spend two weeks ...

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Soumya’s bat sold at’ 4.5 lakh, Taskin’s ball at 4 lakh in auction

Soumya Sarkar’s memorable fastest test century bat and Taskin Ahmed’s favourite hat-trick  ball have been sold out at Tk 4.5 lakh and at Tk 4 lakh respectively in an online auction  on Sunday night. A bank has bought these two from auction. However, name of  the bank is yet to be disclosed. The entire amount will be spent for the ...

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England’s Roy desperate to return to cricket, even behind closed doors

England opener Jason Roy is desperate to get back to playing cricket, even if matches have to take place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roy, who was part of England’s World-Cup winning team last year, had a taste of playing in an empty stadium in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year and said it was ...

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Tamim likely to bid to buy Mushfiqur’s bat from auction

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal said he might bid to buy the bat what Mushfiqur Rahim announced to put on the auction to raise money to help the poor people who are left stranded due to coronavirus pandemic. Tamim and Musfiqur went on an Instagram Live session on Saturday night. They were in a light-hearted mood in the session, and ...

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