Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with 40 top sportspersons of the country via video conference. The sporting legends included prominent current and former Indian cricketers like skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virender Sehwag. During the meeting with the sports personalities, the PM discussed about the ongoing crisis owing to the Coronavirus and the subsequent 21-day lockdown as well as the active role sportspersons are playing in the fight against COVID-19.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, announced a complete lockdown of 21 days in the country in an effort to stop the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. Bigwigs of the Indian cricket fraternity hailed the move, and requested people to follow instructions given by the PM.
In IPL 2020 two teams will be a mix of four franchises each -- Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders (north and east India), and Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians (South and West India).
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly opines that Day-Night Test has a bright future, and even went on to express his desire that India should play at least one pink-ball match in every series.
The somewhat controversial tenure of the BCCI senior selection committee led by MSK Prasad has come to an end, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed on Sunday. An amendment in the BCCI constitution does allow for a maximum term of five years for a selection committee. However, BCCI has decided not to extend the tenure of the present team.