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16 NBA players test positive as restart nears

kriralok desk: The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season. Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday. Tests are continuing for all 22 teams that will be participating in the restart ...

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ICC Board members discuss chairmanship election process

kriralok desk: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board members had a virtual meeting on Thursday to discuss ‘regular and administrative’ matters. With the current ICC chairman, Shashank Manohar, unwilling to seek another extension, the Board members need to finalise the nomination process for Manohar’s replacement. But Sportstar understands that the members had a discussion about the chairmanship election process and ...

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Maguire eyes Man Utd ever-present landmark

kriralok desk: Harry Maguire has got his sights set on becoming the first outfield player to complete every minute of a Premier League campaign for Manchester United since the 1994-95 season. The England defender is aiming to follow in the footsteps of fellow centre-back Gary Pallister, who managed two ever-present seasons with United. United face Maguire’s former club Sheffield United ...

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DRS has improved umpiring

kriralok desk: Former international umpire, Steve Bucknor, reinforced the importance of technology (DRS) and the evolution of it over the years which has done more good than not for the sport. In his opinion, umpires better themselves via the use of technology and urges the ones against the use of it to “have a rethink”. “I am not certain if ...

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Lampard tips Werner to have ‘big impact’ at Chelsea

kriralok desk: Frank Lampard is excited about the prospect of having Timo Werner at Chelsea after holding positive talks with the forward ahead of his arrival at Stamford Bridge. Werner will join the Premier League club after concluding the Bundesliga season with RB Leipzig, with the Blues reportedly paying £47.5million (€53m) to land the Germany international. Having been linked with ...

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England’s women cricketers to return to training

kriralok desk: Twenty-four women cricketers have been chosen by the England and Wales Cricket Board to resume training on Monday, June 22, after a long break due to COVID-19. The training will be under the same safety guidelines and bio-secure conditions put in place for the men’s team. The England women’s team hasn’t played cricket after the T20 World Cup ...

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England adds 3 coaches

kriralok desk: England has seconded three coaches from county cricket to help a 30-strong Test squad prepare for next month’s three-match series against the West Indies. Glen Chapple, Richard Dawson and Matthew Walker, who are head coaches at Lancashire, Gloucestershire and Kent respectively, will join what England is describing as a “behind-closed-doors training group” at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl from Tuesday. ...

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Australian government, cricket body divided over T20 World Cup

kriralok desk: The Australian government and their governing body, Cricket Australia, seems to be divided in their opinion about hosting the T20 World Cup in October-November this year. Only four days back, their Prime Minister Scott Morrison that the country will be ready to accommodate 10,000 spectators at sports venues from July as the COVID-19 situation has improved in Australia, ...

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PCB unveils five-year plan

kriralok desk: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday unveiled a five-year strategic plan for the game’s governance, which aims to make the PCB one of the “top-performing and most credible” organisations in the world. The PCB said that the plan, which has been approved by the Board of Governors, has been made keeping in mind four core principles — accountability, ...

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Andy Murray excited about US Open

kriralok desk: Andy Murray is “really pumped” about the US Open, according to Feliciano Lopez. Three-time grand slam champion Murray was nearing a return from injury when the ATP Tour season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. There remains uncertainty over when the campaign will resume and whether the US Open, scheduled to start in August, will ...

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