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IPL 2021 Suspended: Australian Contingent To Travel To the Maldives Amid Travel Ban, Says Report

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The Australian contingent, comprising players, coaches and support staff are expected to travel to the Maldives temporarily after the sudden postponement of IPL 2021 following a COVID-19 outbreak in several franchises. Australia has currently closed its border for all those flying from India amid the massive coronavirus outburst in the country, creating a dilemma for the 40 Australians in the IPL bubble. Australian PM Scott Morrison Reacts to Michael Slater’s ‘Blood on Your Hands’ Remark.

The Indian Premier League 2021 was suspended indefinitely after players and staff members from Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings, tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest round of testing. According to a report from ESPNCricinfo, all the Australians participating in IPL 2021 are expected to travel to the Maldives, following the Australian government’s ban on travel from India until May 15.

The Australian government has suspended all flights from India, leaving several from the country stranded including those who participated in IPL 2021. In a statement, Cricket Australia revealed that they will not seek any exemptions at least until the current travel ban is in process.  ‘CA and the ACA respect the decision of the Australian Government to pause travel from India until at least May 15 and will not seek exemptions,’ they said in their joint statement.

Former Australian cricketer, Michael Slater, who was part of the commentary team for IPL 2021, had lashed out at the Australian government’s decision to ban all travelers from India, including its own citizens. ‘If our government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home,’ Slater wrote, who is already headed to the Maldives temporarily before the travel situation sorts out.

Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye were among the Australian who had managed to exit India before the IPL was temporarily postponed and the Australian border shut. Australian PM Scott Morrison, in an interview, had called for patience from citizens, who are currently locked out from the country.

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

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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 Jadon Sancho in the summer and could offer Jesse Lingard in a stunning swap deal to make it . 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 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 growing popularity of T20 in recent years, the 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 expected changes likely to be put in place from the 2024 edition. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: Planning To Move Mega 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 positive 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 story 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 History 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 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 side 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 , world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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