17-year-old Shafali Verma became the world’s No. 1 batswoman in T20 internationals after smashing 60 runs off just 30 balls against South Africa last week.
Rajeev Shukla, vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), told ANI only six venues have been chosen for the tournament and a bio-bubble has been set up.
The all-rounder had played a key role in India breaking the 32-year jinx at the Gabba.
Cricket writers are a rare breed because they are away from home for so long — more so than other sports media.
Besides Tendulkar, former cricketers Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan and S Badrinath, all of whom had recently played in the Road Safety World Series, also tested positive for Covid-19.
As per the existing rule, 50 per cent of the ball should be hitting the stumps for the batsman to be adjudged LBW on review in case an umpire's not out call has been challenged.
Covid will still be a global reality when Olympics begins on 23 July. More than 60,000 athletes, coaches, staff, media persons & others will converge on Tokyo from over 200 nations.
The cricketing legend is one of the biggest names to have tested positive for the virus in recent times. He recently took part in a tournament in Raipur.
The Indian duo shot a combined total of 16 in the gold medal match to finish ahead of Hungarian world number one Istvan Peni and Eszter Denes who managed 10.
Indian women’s cricket has grown in stature & popularity, but BCCI only organises 4 exhibition matches alongside IPL, while Australia & NZ have popular T20 leagues.