Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has termed the forced break for Indian cricketers in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic a welcome one. India haven’t played any cricket since the tour of New Zealand. The first match of South Africa’s ODI tour of India at Dharamsala was abandoned due to rain following which the series was postponed owing to the rapid spread of COVID-19.
As widely predicted, the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be cancelled in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that is getting worse by the day. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier postponed the start of the tournament from March 29 to April 15. However, under the current circumstances, it is highly unlikely that the IPL will go ahead this year.
Indian cricketing superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The deadly virus has claimed 20 lives in India and almost 25,000 globally. Following the rapid spread of COVID-19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the nation from March 25.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has opened up in detail about his battle with mental issues, which led him to take a break from cricket in October 2019. Maxwell, better known as Big Show for his extravagant batting style, made a shocking revelation that he wished he got injured during the World Cup in England last year so that he didn’t have to play.