West Indies players will not be forced to tour England: chief

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 4,180 total views,  1 views today “England Test captain Joe Root (left) and West Indies skipper Jason Holder. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – West Indies cricketers will not be “coerced” into touring England if they are reluctant to do so during the coronavirus crisis, according to West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave. The Caribbean side are due to travel to play a three-Test series, which has been postponed until July at the earliest. Grave said a “wide pool” of players had been consulted and none of them would be obliged to tour.…

No home matches for Ireland as Pakistan and New Zealand postpone tours

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 2,495 total views,  1 views today “Pakistan came to Dublin for Ireland’s first ever Test but their visit this ear has been cancelled . ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Ireland will have no home internationals this season after it was announced Thursday that tours by Pakistan and New Zealand had been postponed due to the coronavirus. COVID-19 had already forced the postponement of Ireland’s early season games against Bangladesh and now a two-match Twenty20 international series against Pakistan has gone the same way. Meanwhile New Zealand’s tour of Europe has been postponed…

Australian batmaker apologises to Tendulkar as lawsuit settled

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 2,367 total views “Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013 but he still makes huge amounts endorsing products. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has settled a lawsuit with an Australian bat maker he accused of failing to pay him millions of dollars under a licensing agreement. Spartan Sports group apologised to Tendulkar for using his name and image after he terminated a deal with them, according to a joint statement. Tendulkar had claimed millions of dollars in damages in a civil lawsuit filed in a Sydney court…

Kohli could be stranded when India resume training, official warns

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 1,249 total views “Virat Kohli (R) and Rohit Sharma are both based in hard-hit Mumbai. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – Top Indian players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma could be left stranded in pandemic-stricken Mumbai when senior players start training again, an official has warned. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could allow outdoor training as early as next week when a further easing of the government’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown is to start. But Mumbai, where national captain Kohli and batsman Sharma are based, is at the…