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IPL 2021: Plea Filed in Delhi High Court to Stop Indian Premier League Matches Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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IPL 2021: Plea Filed in Delhi High Court to Stop Indian Premier League Matches Amid COVID-19 Crisis

New Delhi [India], May 3: A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking an enquiry as to why the Indian Premier League (IPL) is being prioritized over the Public Health and to direct the Centre, the Delhi government and cricketing bodies BCCI and DDCA to immediately stop the matches with an immediate effect. The plea was filed by Advocate Karan Singh Thukral and social activist Inder Mohan Singh. Thukral is a practicing Advocate and presently suffering from Covid-19 and has been distressed to see the state of affairs in the city and the complete failure of the medical system. Doubts Over Matches in Delhi After CSK Bowling Coach Lakshmipathy Balaji Tests Positive for COVID-19.

In his plea filed through advocates, HS Thukral and Kapil Kumar, the petitioner urged to issue direction to the respondents to held an enquiry as to why the IPL is being prioritized over the Public Health. It also sought to stop the matches with an immediate effect.

“Issue a Writ of Mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction directing the Respondent(s) to held an enquiry as to why the IPL is being prioritized over the Public Health,” the plea said. That the Respondent no.1 is the Government of India who has failed drastically to manage the current horrifying situation of COVID-19 in Delhi. IPL 2021: Five DDCA Groundsmen Reportedly Isolated After Testing Positive for COVID-19.

The Respondent no. 2 is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (“BCCI”), a society registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 founded the IPL in the year 2007.

IPL is run by a committee constituted by a general body of BCCI and that governing body is called IPL Governing Council i.e. the Respondent no. 3. The Respondent no 4 is Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) which is a governing body of Cricket activities in the Delhi state of India and the Delhi cricket team. It is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The Respondent no.5 is the Chief Minister of Delhi who is elected as a Chief Minister by the people of Delhi, ” read the petition. The Petitioners said that they object and with hands, request the High Court to put a stay over the conduct of upcoming IPL matches in Delhi. “Although, point no 10 of Delhi Government notification dated April 19 clearly states that lockdown is exceptional to any Stadium organizing national & international level matches with no in attendance spectators, there is an urgent need to prioritize the Public Health over these matches,” they said.

They added that it is a mockery of the emotions of those common people who are constantly struggling for beds and space for cremating their loved ones. They said that the government has hurt the sentiments of the by prioritizing entertainment over the lives of innocents showcasing a poor play of authority and responsibility. The petitioner said that the state through its careless acts has shown itself as an insensitive and capitalist figure losing every inch of public confidence over it.

The Government has very conveniently turned a blind eye on the whole situation showcasing a completely reckless and insensitive approach towards dealing with the pandemic, it added. The matter was listed before a single bench on Monday who has referred now it to another division bench to hear the plea. The matter is now listed to be heard on May 5 before Delhi High Court Divison Bench.

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Manchester United Transfer News: Jesse Lingard Could Be Included In Jadon Sancho Swap Deal

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Manchester United Transfer News: Jesse Lingard Could Be Included In Jadon Sancho Swap Deal

Manchester United remain keen in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho after missing out on the winger last summer. The Red Devils are looking for a way to bring the Borussia Dortmund star to Old Trafford next season and Jesse Lingard, who is having a stunning spell on loan at West Ham United, could play a crucial role in the deal going through. Jadon Sancho Transfer News: Manchester United Make Borussia Dortmund Star Their Top Priority.

According to The Sun, Manchester United are keen on landing Jadon Sancho in the summer and could offer Jesse Lingard in a stunning swap deal to make it happen. The Red Devils believe that the inclusion of the academy produce could persuade the German giants to lower their asking fee on Jadon Sancho. Red Devils Ready To Sell Jesse Lingard, Set Asking Price For Midfielder.

Jesse Lingard has revitalised his career at West Ham United and David Moyes is keen on signing the player on a permanent deal. However, it is understood that Manchester United star’s £100,000-a-week wage demands are proving to be a big issue and are putting doubts about extending his stay in London beyond the current season.

It is understood that Borussia Dortmund are keen on the 28-year-old United loanee and will be ready to negotiate with the Manchester club to reach a deal for Jadon Sancho. The former Man City academy star is on the transfer wishlist of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after missing out on the transfer last summer.

The German giants are understood to want £100m for Jadon Sancho but that price could be brought down with the inclusion of Jesse Lingard, who has recorded nine goals for West Ham in 13 appearances since joining the Hammers in January.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 11:36 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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ICC Planning To Expand T20 World Cup and Considering Sport’s Inclusion in Olympics

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With the popularity of T20 cricket in recent years, the International Cricket Council and planning to bank on it extend the number of teams in the T20 World Cup from 16 to 20 in the coming edition. The 2021 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin in India later this year will feature the older format (16 teams) with the changes likely to be put in place from the 2024 edition. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: BCCI Planning To Move Tournament To UAE As ‘Worst Case’ Scenario.

According to a report from ESPNCricinfo, ICC are considering expanding the T20 World Cup from 16 teams to 20 teams from the 2024 edition onwards in order to expand the game’s global reach. The governing body has already confirmed its plans to increase the number of participating teams in women’s competitions and the men’s format could soon follow suit. AB de Villiers Absolutely Ready to Break International Retirement for ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

As per the publication, ICC are also considering increasing the number of teams in the 50-over World Cup as well (from 10 to 14) after preferring a streamlined format in recent years which saw the participating nations reduce from 16 in 2007 to 14 in 2011 and 2015 and 10 in 2019.

It is understood that in the recent Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meetings, the topics of a return of Intercontinental Cup-like tournament and participation in the Olympics were also discussed. Although nothing is confirmed by the governing body as of yet but there has been a notably more appreciation of the benefits of this expansion from the more powerful Full Member countries.

Ian Watmore, the ECB chief, who is part of a recently set up ICC Sub-committee is in favour of the sport’s inclusion in the Olympics, believing it will aid the growth of both men’s and women’s cricket. It is understood that there is a growing likelihood of cricket’s inclusion in the 2032 edition with a possible bid for the 2028 Games, which are scheduled to be held in LA.

(The above first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 10:29 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer News Update: Juventus Star’s Mother Vows To Persuade Her Son For Sporting CP Return

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Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer News Update: Juventus Star's Mother Vows To Persuade Her Son For Sporting CP Return

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Juventus remains uncertain after an underwhelming season by the Italian giants which saw the club unable to win the Serie A title for the first time in a decade and might yet see them miss out on Champions League football all-together. And with star signing Ronaldo, entering the final year of his contract in Turin, there are doubts of the club wanting to renew him. Cristiano Ronaldo Creates After Scoring In Juventus’ 3-1 Win Over Sassuolo.

If Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo part ways in the summer, given the 36-year-old’s quality and record in front of goal, he will have a number of suitors and among them, one is his former club Sporting CP. The Portuguese started his career at the Lisbon club and his mother, Dolores Aveiro, is confident that the star will play for them next season. Cristiano Ronaldo Congratulates Former Club Sporting CP Amid Transfer Rumours.

Dolores Aveiro, who lives in Lisbon, spoke to supporters about her son’s future from her balcony as they celebrated Sporting’s first Primeira Liga title success since 2002 on Wednesday. ‘I’ll talk to him [Cristiano] to bring him back, Next year he will play in Alvalade [Sporting’s stadium],’ she said.

Cristiano Ronaldo began his career at Sporting Lisbon in 2002 before making big-money moves to Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. However, with the five-time Ballon d’Or in his twilight years, a return to his former could be a great move for both him and the club.

The Portuguese star’s contract at Juventus expires next season and at the moment there are no advancements in renewal talks. It is understood that the Bianconeri are planning a rebuild in the summer and could be tempted to sell the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to fund moves of some exciting young talent.

However, Juventus hierarchy in past have said that they will continue to count on Ronaldo in the future. ‘For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched. He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen,’ Chairman Paul Nedved had said in an interview with DAZN.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 09:17 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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