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An IPL match (Representational Image) | Bloomberg

Don’t worry, cricket in India will survive the coronavirus disruption

Modern sport, like India itself, is too big to be knocked permanently off its stride by a virus, even one as dangerous as Covid-19.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Should IPL be played in empty stadiums or cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic, travel ban?

Coronavirus has caused disruptions in the sports world. After the India Open badminton tournament, the pandemic now also casts its shadow on the IPL tournament.

When men celebrate women’s day, and ‘interrupted’ TV signal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Former India opener and top run scorer in domestic cricket Wasim Jaffer | Twitter @WasimJaffer14

Wasim Jaffer, all-time top run-scorer in domestic cricket & former India opener, retires

Jaffer finishes his career as the only batsman to score over 12,000 Ranji Trophy runs, to go with nearly 2,000 runs in 31 Test matches.
Indian indentured labourers were taken to many parts of the British-ruled Caribbean and South America, including Trinidad (pictured) and Guyana | Photo: Wikipedia Commons

New York Times called out for labelling Indo-Guyanese people ‘descendants of farmhands’

Guyanese-American author Gaiutra Bahadur points out that Indo-Guyanese are descended from plantation labourers, asks NYT how it can get ‘basics so wrong’.
Team India

East India Company brought cricket to India. ‘Slow poison’ said student protesters

English sports began to surpass Indian games in popularity, such as local forms of wrestling. Other games as 'Kabaddi' were organised like English sports.
Avishek Dalmiya

The new Dalmiya at Eden Gardens — Azhar fan, astrology believer & in cricket ‘by chance’

New CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya has big shoes to fill — not just his father Jagmohan Dalmiya’s but also Sourav Ganguly’s. Now the hope is he’ll be every bit a visionary.
Commentators Sushil Doshi and Rajinder Amarnath (right)

Commentators Amarnath, Doshi trolled for calling Hindi ‘national tongue’ during Ranji match

Former first-class cricketers Rajinder Amarnath and Sushil Doshi tried to clarify their remarks and apologise, but there were few takers.
Sanjeev Chawla, a key accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal, at crime branch office, in New Delhi, Thursday

How bookie Sanjeev Chawla, kingpin of 2000 cricket match-fixing scandal, fell into police net

Sanjeev Chawla extradited from the UK — four years after the procedure to bring him back to India for further probe in the match-fixing case began.

As you cheer Kartik Tyagi lead India attack in U-19 WC final, remember a humble coach in Meerut

Kartik Tyagi, who will lead the U-19 attack in the World Cup final, is latest Meerut graduate on an assembly line that includes Bhuvi and Praveen Kumar. All of them have been coached by Vipin Vats.

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People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.