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Traders’ body opposes BCCI move to retain Chinese firm Vivo as IPL sponsor, writes to Shah

BCCI decision to retain Chinese mobile firm Vivo as its title sponsor was also slammed by the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an RSS affiliate, Monday.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

Women’s IPL very much on, plan in place also for national team camp, Sourav Ganguly says

Although BCCI president Ganguly didn't divulge any details, a source said the women's Challenger series is likely to be held between 1-10 November.

IPL to start on 19 September in UAE, final slated for 8 November, says Brijesh Patel

Patel said that the Standard Operating Procedure to combat the Covid-19 threat is being prepared and the BCCI will formally write to the Emirates Cricket Board.

IPL Governing Council to meet in a week, eyeing UAE as host this year, says Brijesh Patel

The IPL Chairman said the tournament, set to take place between September and November, has been made possible by the ICC's decision to postpone the T20 World Cup in Australia.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

IPL in India still first priority, hope 2020 doesn’t end without it: Sourav Ganguly

The BCCI chief said the organisers were considering the option of holding IPL abroad but it would be very expensive.
File photo Sourav Ganguly

IPL 2020 could be held in empty stadiums, says BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

In a letter to all the affiliated units, Ganguly seemed confident of an IPL this year despite its current status of being suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daren Sammy shouldn’t wait for apology from IPL teammates. India is in denial about its racism

From Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds’ ‘monkeygate’ scandal to Daren Sammy’s racist nickname by IPL teammates, racism in Indian cricket continues unabated.

Covid shut IPL, Olympics, but sports will return in bubbles, with drones, bigger screens

Suitable regions with necessary facilities should be selected and teams be housed in sealed hotels for the season, thus creating a corona-free bubble.
KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin after he took Jos Buttler's wicket

BCCI suspends IPL 2020 till further notice

The IPL was scheduled to begin on 29 March, but the cricket board has postponed it indefinitely due to the extended nationwide lockdown.
File image of the Indian cricket team | Photo: @BCCI | Twitter

Covid-19 forces BCCI and cricketers to brace for loss of income, pay cuts

With the IPL looking ever likely to be scrapped, the BCCI is staring at massive losses. Will it cut retainerships of players and salaries of staff?

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File photo | Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella | Marlene Awaad / Bloomberg

Why TikTok could be the deal of the decade for Microsoft and Satya Nadella

If and when a deal is finalised, the amount will tell us the true value of TikTok's operations, which has over 100 million US users, and more importantly, that of Satya Nadella.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

India faces military, health & economic threats, govt must restore faith, says Manmohan

In a column for The Hindu, former PM Manmohan Singh advocates significant cash transfers to the poor, better access to capital for firms and autonomy for financial institutions and RBI.


Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.