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2:07 PM GMT Saurabh Somani Close Saurabh Somani is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo Chandrakant Pandit, the former India player and one of the most successful coaches in Indian domestic cricket, has decided to move from Vidarbha to Madhya Pradesh for the 2020-21 season. Pandit had coached Vidarbha to back-to-back triumphs in the Ranji Trophy
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4:48 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Baroda has indefinitely suspended Atul Bedade, the head coach of the state’s women’s team, pending an inquiry into allegations including those of sexual harassment. A letter from the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) to Bedade, which has been viewed by ESPNcricinfo, didn’t list specific allegations against him, but noted their nature:
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3:09 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Indian umpires Janani Narayanan and Vrinda Rathi were inducted into the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires on Tuesday, taking the count of women match officials across different ICC panels up to 12. Narayanan, 34, and Rathi, 31, who hail from Chennai and Mumbai respectively, have officiated in domestic matches
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9:50 AM GMT Vishal Dikshit in Mumbai The BCCI and the IPL franchise owners have decided to adopt a wait-and-watch approach over when and how to hold the IPL. They want to give health and safety of the players and people involved in holding the IPL priority and are likely to discuss its schedule again
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9:07 AM GMT The start of IPL 2020 has been pushed back to April 15 following the global concern over the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. The decision to postpone the tournament, which was scheduled to start on March 29, was taken by the BCCI top brass lead by its president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay
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12:38 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff The three-match ODI series between India and South Africa has been called off in response to fears about the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The decision follows the move by the BCCI earlier on Friday to defer the IPL by around a fortnight, and amid similar decisions regarding other cricket tours
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9:56 AM GMT It is now a strong possibility that IPL 2020 will take place behind closed doors, in light of the coronavirus threat, with the Indian government indicating it will not stop sporting events from taking place as long as they adhere strictly to health-ministry guidelines discouraging mass gatherings. On Wednesday, the World Health
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12:18 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Persistent rain has seen the first ODI between India and South Africa in Dharamsala washed out, without even a coin toss, in identical fashion to the first T20I between these two sides at the same venue last September. South Africa have returned six months after that tour, where they drew
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2:02 PM GMT If India have to emerge as world beaters in women’s cricket, it is time the BCCI invests in a women’s IPL soon. That is the recommendation of former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who believes the women’s IPL need not follow the eight-team structure of the men’s tournament, but could comprise four or
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11:49 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been recommended by the BCCI’s cricket advisory committee (CAC) to replace MSK Prasad as the chairman of the selection panel. Former India seamer Harvinder Singh will fill the position left vacant by Gagan Khoda, joining Devang Gandhi, Sarandeep Singh, and Jatin Paranjape in
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