BCCI AGM in Ahmedabad on Dec 24; members to undergo RT-PCR test on Dec 22

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold its exceedingly significant 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ahmedabad on December 24. The BCCI secretary educated the state bodies on Tuesday that the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera will be the setting of the gathering. There will be RT-PCR tests on December 22 and the outcomes will show up on the 23rd watching out for the safety protocols.

Via the mail, gotten to by ANI, the secretary stated: “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct its 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, 24th December 2020. The Office Bearers have decided that the crucial meeting will take place at Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera. “As you are aware that our long-drawn battle against COVID-19 has not ended yet, the BCCI medical team has chalked out a detailed plan for everyone’s safety and wellbeing. While we gather to take stock of the season gone by and look at the road ahead, it is important that we don’t let our guard down. “The pandemic has unleashed unprecedented challenges but we have done our best to ride this tide. With your unflinching support and cooperation, we were able to pull off a tournament of the magnitude of the IPL. Time has now come to get back on our feet and resume our cricketing operations at home. I firmly believe that with discussion and dialogue, we will be able to turn the corner.”

The AGM was before delayed due to the Covid pandemic.

Ahmedabad: Share of car deals in June-November higher than last year’s

High-end cars as well as the interest for different vehicles post lockdown has seen an expansion and 4,000 additional vehicles were enlisted in the state between this June and November than in a year ago during a similar period. By and large enlistment of vehicles in this period was about 68% of complete vehicles sold in the year, higher than the 52% of all out deals accomplished during a similar period a year ago.

Authorities in vehicle division said that while there was negative supposition when it came to purchasing bikes and in the general car industry, in Gujarat and Ahmedabad city, the deals of vehicles are developing.

The deals of vehicles during the time of June-November, when contrasted with the complete deals in the year till November, is the most elevated rate accomplished over the most recent five years.

Authorities said that post lockdown, celebration muhurats helped in vehicle deals, yet there was very little deals in the bike fragment. In Ahmedabad city, 13,000 vehicles were enrolled as against 10,000 in October. In the city, 4,500 vehicles were enrolled in November as against 2,900 in October, while in the state, against 32,500 vehicles sold in November the number was 32,400 in October.

Pranav Shah, chairman – Gujarat region, Federation of Automobile Dealers’ Association (FADA) said, “Car sales have been steadily growing since June onwards. There is negative sentiment in the automobile sector in general, but when it comes to car sales there is certainly an increase.”

Rajnish Arora, CEO of at a leading car dealership, said, “What we are seeing is the result of suppressed demand as people were planning to buy cars but had to put their plans on hold. Moreover with the Covid-19 outbreak people are in favour of travelling in their own four-wheelers rather than in public transport.”

“The demand was high from Tier II and Tier III towns as they had the cash, and in order to keep away from public transport they have utilized their resources. The demand, which has increased in these towns, will definitely be higher in the days to come,” added Arora.

Jay Shah says, India vs. England: D/N Test to be played in Ahmedabad from Feb 24

“The first Test will start from February 7 and the day-night Test will be played in Ahmedabad at the Motera Stadium from February 24,” said Shah while introducing Gujarat Cricket Association’s indoor foundation for youthful cricketers.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Thursday affirmed that the day-night Test among India and England will begin from February 24 in Ahmedabad. Shah likewise said that the four-coordinate Test arrangement will initiate from February 7.

“The main Test will begin from February 7 and the day-night Test will be played in Ahmedabad at the Motera Stadium from February 24,” said Shah while introducing Gujarat Cricket Association’s indoor foundation for youthful cricketers.

Prior, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had uncovered that India will play five T20Is against England when the guests visit the nation right on time one year from now. The previous India captain had said that it will be an undeniable visit through four Tests, three ODIs, and five T20Is.

Shah has now additionally uncovered that the five T20Is will likewise be held in Ahmedabad. “5 T20I matches will be played in Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium,” he said.

Previous India wicket-guardian batsman Parthiv Patel was likewise a piece of the introduction function. Parthiv had reported his retirement from all types of cricket on Wednesday.

The BCCI has over the most recent couple of years guaranteed that it designs the ODI and T20I arrangement remembering whether the following show-stopper occasion is a 50-over occasion or a 20-over occasion. The five T20Is against England will be acceptable groundwork for Virat Kohli’s group for the forthcoming T20 World Cup which is set to be played in India in October-November.

The Indian group is as of now in Australia where they as of late dominated the three-game T20I arrangement. Presently the side would be in real life in the four-coordinate Test arrangement, beginning from December 17 in Adelaide.

BCCI to include one new team from Ahmedabad and one from Kanpur or Lucknow for IPL 2020: Reports

BCCI wishes to make the recently constructed Motera Stadium, otherwise called Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad as the home ground of the ninth group while one establishment can likewise be added from Lucknow or Kanpur.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has just started the arrangements for getting sorted out the fourteenth release of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) in India in the period of April and May. It is guessed that the Indian board is intending to add two additional groups to extend the money rich association and make it a competition of 10 groups rather than 8.

In spite of the fact that there has been no official declaration by any concerned specialists, reports propose that in the rundown of shortlisted urban communities, Ahmedabad beats out all competitors and the new group can be from the city of Ahmedabad. BCCI wishes to make the recently assembled Motera Stadium, otherwise called Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad as the home ground of the ninth group while one establishment can likewise be added from Lucknow or Kanpur.

The Indian board will have its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 24th and will be accepting a last approach if to grow the competition. Likewise, the state affiliations and individuals have apparently additionally been informed about the circumstance in front of the profoundly foreseen meeting.

Adani and Goenka bunch are top choices to claim the new establishment

“Time constraints are there but the full auction will be in the interest of everyone. IPL Governing Council will formally decide on this in next 3-4 weeks and communicate to everyone concerned,” a BCCI source was cited as saying by Insidesport.

Likewise, the corporates Adani Group and Goenka Group are the top picks for purchasing the ninth or 10th group in the following version of the T20 Championship. The two groups have firmly demonstrated revenue in claiming an establishment. Adani Group possessed by Gautam Adani and RPSG claimed by Sanjeev Goenka.

While Adanis have consistently demonstrated revenue in purchasing an IPL establishment, the Goenka bunch was recently connected with the class as the proprietors of now-dead Pune Supergiant. Two groups to be specific Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions were added to the Indian alliance for a time of two years in 2016 and 2017 after Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were prohibited from the competition because of the 2013 batting outrage.

Report : IPL set to highlight one franchise from Ahmedabad city, second from either Lucknow or Kanpur

In front of the BCCI AGM on December 24, it has been reported for that Ahmedabad city is everything except set to highlight as an IPL establishment. Kanpur or Lucknow could be another.

The commencement for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season has started and it should be a 10-group competition, with reports arising of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) choosing to add 2 additional groups in front of the new season. In spite of the fact that no official word has come from the board, it has been accounted for that the main goal of the board is to have an establishment from the city of Ahmedabad.

According to a report in Insidesport, Ahmedabad drives the waitlist of urban areas which could include in the fourteenth release of the alliance while one establishment from Lucknow or Kanpur could be another if the choice to add two establishments immediately is made.

The BCCI is set to hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 24th where a ultimate conclusion with respect to the expansion of new establishments is relied upon to be taken. The state affiliations and individuals have purportedly additionally been advised about the circumstance in front of the exceptionally foreseen meeting.

“Time constraints are there but the full auction will be in the interest of everyone. IPL Governing Council will formally decide on this in next 3-4 weeks and communicate to everyone concerned”, a BCCI source was quoted as saying by Insidesport.

Among the corporates in the quarrel to buy the new establishments, it has been accounted for that Adani and Goenka are among the top picks. Adani Group claimed by Gautam Adani and RPSG possessed by Sanjeev Goenka are solid competitors for the new groups in spite of the fact that it isn’t sure with regards to the augmentations will be made before the 2021 season or 2022.

The Adani’s had communicated want in claiming an IPL establishment before too while the Goenka’s had possessed the Rising Pune Supergiant group for a very long time while Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings were suspended from the competition because of the 2013 wagering outrage.

Another major task on the BCCI plan for the day is to conclude whether to arrange a uber closeout in front of the fourteenth period of the T20 association or a small sale. In the event that the new establishments are, indeed, added before the 2021 release, almost certainly, there will be a mega auction.

England to play four Tests in India: BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly

The England cricket crew is set to visit India in 2021 for an undeniable two-sided series.

Remarkably, the visit will presently contain four Tests, rather than five, to oblige the restricted overs arrangement that had been delayed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Sourav Ganguly, as of late affirmed the advancement at an online occasion.

A look at the revised schedule

As indicated by the past schedule, the two groups were planned to play five Tests, three ODIs and the same number of T20Is.

Nonetheless, under the modified schedule, the quantity of Tests have been decreased to four, while a sum of five T20Is will be played.

The change has been made considering the World T20 to be held in October-November one year from now in India.

Here is the thing that Ganguly said

Confirming the revised schedule, the former Indian captain said, “England are touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs and five T20s. It is a lot easier having bi-laterals because the number of people are less.”

Ahmedabad could host its first Day/Night Test

A month ago, Ganguly declared that Ahmedabad will have its first Day/Night Test during England’s visit through India.

Eminently, the BCCI is enthusiastic about facilitating England and investigating every conceivable choice, including making bio-secure air pockets.

In spite of the fact that the specific timetable and scenes are yet to be chalked out, it is perceived that Ahmedabad, Dharamsala and Kolkata are probably going to be the three Test settings.

The series may likewise be moved to UAE

That separated, Ganguly has consistently alluded to the chance of moving the whole leg to the United Arab Emirates, if India keep on staggering in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Outstandingly, the UAE as of late facilitated the 2020 version of Indian Premier League.

India to tour England in August

As of late, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) affirmed that the country will temporarily have India for a five-Test arrangement in the mid year of 2021.

The Test arrangement will run from August 4 to September 14, while five distinct settings will play host to the matches.

In contrast to the previous summer, the ECB will permit group to observe surprisingly realistic this time.

BCCI Planning Mega Player Auction Next Year, Ahmedabad to Join as ninth IPL Team : Report

The BCCI has supposedly start arrangements for the following IPL season as it has casually told the eight establishments of its arrangement to hold a super players closeout in 2021 preceding the fourteenth release of the T20 competition begins.

The greatest news coming out however is that an anonymous corporate monster has communicated unmistakable fascination for purchasing an establishment which will in all likeliness be based out of Ahmedabad.

In case of a ninth group joining the IPL overlay, the sale will get important.

In any case, a proper correspondence in such manner is yet to be made.

“The BCCI has told us to be prepared for an auction in a couple of months,” The New Indian Express quoted a franchise official as saying. “Though it is not official, that they have asked us to be ready means they will go ahead as planned. Moreover, with a new team coming in, it makes sense to have an auction now rather than deferring it by a year.”

As a feature of the closeout, the BCCI may proceed with player maintenance strategy and Right to Match card to permit the groups to keep their headliners as their image esteem is worked around them.

“The retention policy should continue even if a new team comes in because at this stage, it won’t be wise to have all players in the auction pool. Teams will have to compromise on brand value which is built on their star players,” the English daily quoted another franchise official as saying.

There were at that point plans of a sale for the following year yet with IPL 2020 deferred and completing on November 10, there were proposals that it be discarded since there will be only a six-month hole between the thirteenth and fourteenth season.

Be that as it may, BCCI has supposedly accepted an approach this and will hold the bartering in January or mid-February to permit the eight groups to design in like manner.

Circumstances Are Difficult But You’ve To Adjust As Professional: Bumrah

In the wake of battling Covid-19 lockdown and rains in Ahmedabad as he wanted to re-visitation of pinnacle wellness that had sidelined him for the last piece of 2019 and hurt his structure early this year, pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah appears to have at long last recovered excellent condition.

Bumrah is joint third in the rundown of wicket-takers with 17 wickets in 11 matches so far this IPL season.

The right-arm Mumbai Indians bowler needed to persevere through a total lockdown in Ahmedabad during late March, April and May, as the chart of Covid-19 cases shot up in the city. Everything, including the grounds, was closed down, affirmed those from the city.

Gradually, as spots opened, Bumrah began to turn up at Gujarat College ground to bowl at single stump and now and then to Parthiv Patel, in spite of the fact that it was difficult to do it consistently as downpours from June started playing spoilsport.

Bumrah would never get customary practice, much the same as numerous different cricketers, and it was uniquely in the Mumbai Indians camp that he had the chance to rehearse appropriately.

With his structure clicking, Bumrah thought about the time during lockdown saying as expert cricketers they need to conform to it and be prepared to live and play in a bio-bubble.

“It is very important to be mentally fresh. I know it is difficult to always stay in the bubble and a controlled atmosphere, not being able to go out. When things are normal, you go out for a coffee or roam around, get a breath of fresh air,” said Bumrah while answering questions the media on Tuesday.

“It is difficult but you have to stay in the present, try to control the things you can, and try to create a healthy atmosphere in the bubble, try to be with people, try to talk to each other, try to speak with each other, try to have good conversation with people back home. All these things help you. Times are tough, but you have to adjust as professional cricketers. Everybody’s safety is top priority. This is what you look to do, and this is what I’ll do,” he added.

Bumrah’s class has appeared through the Super Overs. Before this season, he has created overs that have helped his group win the matches.

In spite of the fact that this time he was unable to convey wins, his Super Overs were very acceptable. He was unable to protect eight against RCB however took the game to the last chunk of the over, driving AB de Villiers to play a top-edged shot that went to the fence.

Bumrah at that point limited Kings XI Punjab to only six, however that was equalled by Mohammed Shami for the resistance bringing the game into another Super Over where Boult surrendered and lost the game.

“It is always difficult to bowl in pressure situations. Bowlers can come under pressure, can complicate things, think about a lot of things they shouldn’t be thinking. I try to do things that are in my control and I try to stay in the present. I try to take it one ball at a time. I assess what the team wants me to do at the moment and then segregate the whole situation into ball-by-ball situation,” said Bumrah.

Bumrah, who is known for his sharp yorkers, has additionally shocked the batsmen with short balls. The ball that disposed of Andre Russell, for instance, climbed forcefully. Indeed, even in the Super Over against RCB, he utilized the short ball adequately.

“It is just not that you have a same template, where you repeat balls or you change with each and every delivery. You have to consider what the wicket is offering and then you decide on what to bowl,” he said.

Undeterred, Tasnim Mir prepares for Europe

Tasnim Mir is no ordinary shuttler. Having won bronze at the Junior World Badminton Championship in Netherlands and lifted the Asian Junior (U-15) crown in Jakarta a year ago, aside from being the public hero in the under-13, 15 and 19 classifications, the Mehsana young lady is seen by numerous individuals as the one to accept the job from Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.

“I have been involved with the Gujarat Badminton Association for more than two decades as an official and I have never seen such an exceptionally gifted player,”’ said Mayur Parikh, secretary of the Gujarat Badminton Association and the joint secretary of Badminton Association of India.

Tasnim is additionally one of the most youthful shuttlers to be remembered for the Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

“The TOPS will be a major lift for her, ethically and monetarily,” said her dad Irfan Mir.

In any case, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tasnim’s advancement has gone to a sudden stop, with global competitions in Dubai, Slovakia and New Zealand dropped for the current month.

The 15-year-old is keeping her fingers crossed as some more global functions are booked to occur in Portugal, Estonia and Denmark in the coming months.

Talking from Guwahati, where she is going through preparing at the Assam Badminton Academy under the management of incredibly famous mentor Edwin Iriawan of Indonesia, Tasnim told TOI: “To keep myself fit, I am being coached by Edwin, who has earlier coached the top guns of Indian badminton at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.”

“I am able to increase my power and speed here as I play with boys,” she said.

Ahmedabad to have pink ball Test against England: Ganguly

Ahmedabad will have the day-night pink ball Test during England’s expensive visit through India right on time one year from now, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here on Tuesday. Britain are scheduled to visit India from January-March for five Tests and a restricted overs arrangement.

“Ahmedabad will hold the day-night Test,” Ganguly said at the Kolkata Press Club while dispatching a book by CPI(M) MLA Ashok Bhattacharya. Inferable from a flood in COVID-19 case load in India in the ongoing past, there had been theories that the arrangement could be moved to the UAE, where the IPL 2020 is in progress.

Be that as it may, the BCCI is resolved to have England in the nation and is now investigating all potential alternatives, including making bio-secure air pockets. Ahmedabad, Dharamsala and Kolkata are probably going to be the three settings for the Test arrangement, yet Ganguly said they are yet to accept a last call.

“We have made some tentative plans but nothing has been decided as of now. We still have four months’ time,” said Ganguly. The BCCI president said their need is the up and coming Australia visit, the group determination for which will occur in a couple of days.

“Before England, we have Australia series coming up. There will be team selection happening in a few days.” Ganguly said switching to the Test format immediately after the IPL won’t be a problem for the players. “They are all quality players, they will be fine.” As for the homegrown season, the BCCI has chosen to begin the Ranji Trophy from January 1, and Ganguly said the subtleties will be worked out in the up and coming Annual General Meeting (AGM).

“The AGM will happen soon and there we will decide about the Ranji Trophy.” Ganguly disclosed a Bengali book on COVID-19 pandemic – ‘Crown, Purba O Uttar, Nagarayan O Arthaniti’ – wrote by Bhattacharya. A COVID-19 survivor, the 71-year-old Bhattacharya has described his experience of defeating the destructive infection, in the book.

Bhattacharya is likewise the executive of Board of Administrators of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation..