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5:29 PM GMT Osman Samiuddin Close Senior editor, ESPNcricinfo Osman spent the first half of his life pretending he discovered reverse swing with a tennis ball half-covered with electrical tape. The second half of his life was spent trying, and failing, to find spiritual fulfillment in the world of Pakistani advertising and marketing. The third
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8:05 AM GMT Shashank Kishore Dav Whatmore, the 1996 World Cup winning coach with Sri Lanka, is set to continue working with less-fancied teams on the Indian domestic circuit. He was at the helm when Kerala entered their first-ever Ranji Trophy semi-finals in 2018-19, and now, after a three-year stint with them, he takes charge
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2:35 PM GMT For our next #RetroLive match, we rewind to April 18, 2008, when Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore kicked off the IPL Big Picture After months of hype, excitement, controversy and speculation the high-profile Indian Premier League kicks off in Bangalore with the Royal Challengers hosting the Kolkata Knight Riders. “Eight
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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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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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