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Nothing to gain and everything to lose: How the GOP responded to the election

The 2020 US elections could have been considered fairly positive for the Republican Party. Yes, they lost the Presidency, but they gained 15 seats in the House of Representatives and appeared to have done enough to retain their Senate majority. Initial polling data and analysis suggested it was unlikely the Democrats would win both Georgia seats. TheRepublicans flipped both houses of the New Hampshire General Court, the Democrats did not flip control of any state legislative house. The Republic

Cricket latest: Former ECB chairman claims IPL owners willing to invest in The Hundred: 'Fact'

COLIN GRAVES, the former chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has claimed Indian Premier League owners would be willing to invest in The Hundred. Due to start last year before COVID-19 postponement, the Hundred is a 100-ball white ball franchise tournament. As per The Guardian, the ECB is reluctant to sell private equity but registered £105million in losses last year. Explaining the issue, Graves said: “English cricket has got a bright future. There is fantastic talent coming from

Indian Super League latest: Bengalru sack Cuadrat

Mr Cuadrat had been in charge of the club since 2018, winning the ISL in his first year. Despite winning three and drawing the other three of their first six matches, Bengaluru has lost their last three on the trot. Parth Jindal, a director at the club, told Times of India: “We feel the club needs to head in a new direction – one where ere the ethos and philosophy of Bengaluru FC begins reflecting again. “We felt there was a departure from the philosophy that we held true last season, which p

Coronavirus latest: Plans for IPL 2021 depend on success of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

A BBCI administrator has said the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which begins on Sunday, will provide a litmus test for the 2021 IPL. The season is scheduled to begin in March, with the mini-auction on February 11 according to CricTracker. After the January 4 BCCI meeting, the trading window was opened with teams being told to release players by January 21. The member told Mumbai Mirror: “How we approach the next IPL is dependent on how the Mushtaq Ali plays out.” India is the preferred host, but

Queensland legislators send message to India team after quarantine controversy - 'Don't come'

ROS BATES, the Queensland Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, has sent a blunt message to the touring India team after an official voiced complaints about coronavirus quarantine restrictions. Australia have won the ODI series but lost the T20i series. The test series is tied at 1-1 with the fourth and final test taking place in Brisbane, which is in the state of Queensland. As per Daily Mail Australia, Ms Bates said: “If the Indians do not want to play by the rules, don’t come.

Coronavirus latest: Indian government confirms attendance policy for IPL 2021

NEW DELHI’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have confirmed New Delhi will allow 50% attendance for major sporting events in India. This will cover the 2021 IPL and England’s tour of India. The rules apply to outdoor events with CCTV in place to detect over-crowding. As reported by Inside Sport, local authorities will still retain some veto power. The tournament is expected to begin in April, with the annual auction in February. South African fast bowler Dale Steyn will play no part in

Football latest: Sunil Chhetri backs AFC Asian Cup hosting bid: 'No bigger honour'

INDIA CAPTAIN, top scorer and most capped player Sunil Chhetri has given his backing behind the AIFF’s bid to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup. The Federation made the announcement on Wednesday. The other nations who have expressed an interest or desire in bidding are Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, India and the Saudis have not hosted the tournament but the others have both hosted the tournament twice. Mr Chhetri told “There is no bigger honour and privilege than playing for your country

IPL Latest: Ahmedabad looks set to get 9th franchise

REPORTS SUGGEST the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat could receive the ninth Indian Premier League franchise at this month’s BBCI Annual General Meeting. According to Times Now News, a tenth franchise could do either Lucknow or Kanpur, both in Uttar Pradesh. The meeting is set to take place on December 24, though it is unclear if it will be decided to add two teams or just one. A BCCI source told Insidesport: “Time constraints are there but the full auction will be in the interest of everyone. IP

ISL latest: Scottish giants Rangers explain decision to stram Indian Super League

SCOTTISH GIANTS Rangers have agreed a deal to broadcast Indian Super League games in the United Kingdom. The side who have won 54 league titles have a strategic partnership with Bengaluru. The deal overs six games and follows a deal that sees Indian network Star Sports broadcast SPL matches. James Bisgrove, the commercial and marketing director of the Glasgow club, was quoted by Sports Pro Media as saying: “This innovative partnership with the ISL represents a further pillar in Rangers intern

IPL latest: Sam Curran speaks fondly of playing in the IPL: 'Taken my game to a different standard'

ENGLAND ALL-ROUNDER Sam Curran says his experience of playing in the Indian Premier League this season has improved him as a cricketer. Mr Curran, 22, was an ever-present for the Chennai Super Kings taking 13 wickets in 14 games and securing 186 runs. Speaking to Sky Sports on England’s white ball tour of South Africa, the former Kings XI Punjab man said whilst he was not sure if it improved his chances of playing for England, it had improved him as a cricketer. He explained: “I really enjoye

Indian Super League latest: Joe Garner set to join East Bengal - reports claim

ENGLISH STRIKER Joe Garner is set to leave League One club Wigan Athletic to link up with East Bengal according to the East Anglia Daily Times. Mr Garner has previously played for Blackburn Rovers, Carlisle United, Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield Town, Scunthrope United, Watford, Preston North End, Rangers and Ipswich Town will be allowed to link up with the side in January. The forward who scored 12 goals in 2o games for England at Under 16, Under 17 and Under 19 level was on the books of Bla

Indian Super League latest: ATK Mohan Bagan defender voices excitement ahead of derby

ATK Mohun Bagan’s Spanish defender Tiri has expressed his excitement ahead of the Indian Super League’s first Kolkata Derby on Friday. The 29-year-old who has spent time in his home nation playing for Cadiz and their B Team, Atletico Madrid B and Marbella, first came to India to link up with ATK in 2015 and 2016 either side of a spell in Madrid, he spent also three years at Jamshedpur. Friday will be the first time the derby has been played in the ISL so the coronavirus restrictions mean there

IPL Latest: Aakash Chopra calls on Chennai Super Kings to release MS Dhoni ahead of 2021 season

IN A VIDEO posted on Facebook, former Kolkata Knight Riders and India batsman Aakash Chopra has called for the Chennai Super Kings to release MS Dhoni ahead of the 2021 season. Mr Dhoni has been an omnipresent member of the Super Kings squad having represented the franchise since 2018 and previously from 2008 until 2015, with his two-season spell with Rising Pune Supergiants coming during the Super Kings’ suspension from the tournament. The Super Kings faired poorly in 2020, failing to reach t

Cricket latest: Nita Ambani unveils support for women's game

INDIAN PHILANTRHOPHIST Nita Ambani, the chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, non-executive director of ISL stakeholders Reliance Industries, and owner of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, has given her backing to woman’s cricket in India. In a press release posted on the ISL website, it was revealed the Reliance Foundation would be one of the sponsors for the upcoming Woman’s T20 Challenge. Mrs Ambani has also offered the use of Jio Cricket Stadium to conduct trials, camps and host competitive

IPL Latest: Michael Vaughan reveals doubt over Royal Challengers Banglore championship chances

FORMER ENGLAND captain Michael Vaughan has revealed he does not believe Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the IPL this season. Mr Vaughan, who spent his entire domestic career playing for Yorkshire in England made the remarks to Cricbuzz. After losing by six wickets to the Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi, RCB will face either the Kolkata Knight Riders or Sunrisers Hyderbad in an eliminator. Mr Vaughan explained: “Can the RCB team win it this year? I’ve said that from the beginning, I don’t thi

IPL Latest: Eoin Morgan to take over as Kolkata Knight Riders captain

ENGLAND’S WHITE BALL captain Eoin Morgan will take over as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders following Dinesh Karthik’s decision to stand down in order to focus on his batting. Mr Morgan rejoined the franchise for this season’s IPL having previously represented the side from 2011 until 2013. He has also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Venky Mysore, the chief executive of the Knight Riders told the team’s website: “We are fortunate to have le

Cricket Latest: IPL Mid-Season Window Explained

THE 2020 IPL will be the first to feature a mid-season transfer, which began today. Here, we explain the rules behind the window. The window opens as all teams have now played seven games. As per The Times of India, the only type of transfer permitted will be loans. This means that the player will return to his club for the 2021 season unless another agreement is made between the franchise. All players, Indian or overseas, capped or uncapped are eligible to make moves. The two franchises m

Football latest: Robbie Fowler on verge of joining East Bengal as manager - reports claim

Fowler during his time with Perth Glory. FORMER ENGLAND and Liverpool Robbie Fowler is set to join East Bengal as manager for the side’s first Indian Super League season. Several sources including Goal have reported the parties have been in negotiation since September, though no official confirmation has yet been made. With 163 goals, Mr Fowler is the seventh-highest Premier League goalscorer of all time, with 128 coming for Liverpool, 14 for Leeds United and 21 for Manchester City. Mr Fowle

Football Latest: East Bengal to play in the 2020-21 Indian Super League

EAST BENGAL have confirmed the success of their application to join the Indian Super League next season. The Red and Gold Brigade who celebrated their centenary last month, will be the 11th side in the league. The team took to Twitter with the news. The club wrote: “We know you have been waiting, and we have been waiting too. “We are happy to announce that The East Bengal Club is playing in the #ISL. “We thank all for the constant support and confidence that you rendered on us. “We are all

Football latest: East Bengal apply to join Indian Super League

I-LEAGUE club East Bengal have confirmed they have made an application to join the Indian Super League. East Bengal were second in the I-League behind arch-rivals Mohun Bagan when the league was canceled and Mohun Bagan were awarded the title. The team’s greatest spell of dominance in the former National Football League came in the early 2000s with the side’s 3 domestic titles coming in 2001, 2003 and 2004. The club posted on Twitter, an image that read: “We are extremely happy to announce th
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