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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.
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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.
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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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The Birth of T20 fixing — Lou Vincent, American dollars and sex

In Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution, Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde write about how the first great fixing scandal to be exposed allegedly began in a hotel room.
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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.
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Disney+ delays Indian debut after IPL postponement due to coronavirus

Walt Disney chairman Bob Iger had earlier announced that the Disney streaming service would be launched in India the same day IPL was set to start.
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BCCI tells employees to work from home in wake of coronavirus

The BCCI on 13 March postponed the IPL till 15 April along with all other domestic tournaments, including the Irani Cup and the Women's Challenger Trophy.
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All sports meets, including IPL, to be banned due to coronavirus threat: Manish Sisodia

Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister said district magistrates have been asked to ensure that all directives pertaining to coronavirus are implemented.
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After visa ban, now IPL must be postponed. Prevention India’s only hope to fight coronavirus

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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.

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Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.