The world's richest Twenty20 league was originally scheduled to be played in India from March 29 but was shifted to UAE following Covid-19 pandemic.
Mohammad Hafeez smashed six sixes in his 52-ball 86, his joint highest in Twenty20 Internationals and the most by a Pakistan batsman against England in the shortest cricket format.
Dhoni, who played in 90 tests, 350 one-day internationals and 98 Twenty20s for his country, was dropped from India’s list of 27 centrally contracted players in January.
Indian Premier League chairman Brijesh Patel said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India was seeking government permission to finally stage the event after multiple hold-ups because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, president of the SA Cricketers' Association writes letter in his personal capacity to country's sports minister seeking government intervention for what he says is the illegal appointment of eight white officials by CSA and its affiliates.
Jermaine Blackwood made a superb 95 as the West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first Test at Southampton. It was the first international cricket contest in months since the coronavirus put a halt on the sport.
The three-test series, to be played in a bio-secure environment and without spectators, was to mark the resumption of international cricket after the coronavirus shutdown.
Mahindananda Aluthgamage – then sports minister and current power minister – is second senior figure to claim final between South Asian countries was "sold," after former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga.
Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy says his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates in India called him "kalu" (black man in Hindi) in Twenty20 tournament in 2013 and 2014.
The three-match Test series was originally meant to be played in June but will now start on July 8 because of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.
Cricket Australia furloughed about 80 percent of its staff and said it had suffered a $13 million fall in revenue due to Covid-19, despite the pandemic hitting at the end of the season.
The annual update of the rankings on Friday means that results from 2016-17 were eliminated and the results since May last year are given extra weight, which means Australia moved to the number one rank.
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