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“One Mistake Could Spoil Whole Tournament”: RCB Ahead of IPL Virat Kohli Warns Team

Virat Kohli warned his Bangalore teammates of the Royal Challengers that . They would not be able to breach the IPL bio-bubble because it could ruin the tournament .
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Whole squad of RCB
One mistake could “spoil” the entire tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli . He told his colleagues at the RCB’s first virtual team meeting on Monday .  While imploring them to do whatever they could to keep the bio-bubble free . It was a team meeting like no other .  But Kohli meant business straight away as he urged his colleagues to follow strictly . The protocols developed by the UAE authorities .  The venue for the upcoming IPL edition, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have followed what has been  told to us and I would expect us to be on the same page at all times to protect the bubble and make sure nothing is breached, “Kohli  said  .
Because I think all of us might literally ruin the entire tournament with one mistake . So we don’t want to do that.’
RCB ‘s cricket operations director Mike Hesson, who attended the meeting along with head coach Simon Katich . He spoke about the repercussions of breaking the rules.
“We will deal with it (violation) very seriously . Players  removed and sent in isolation for seven days for accidental violation  . And then return only after negative tests, “Hesson said.
“When players want to do that (violate protocols), there will be strong consequences. Players must sign a contract which outlines the consequences.”
Kohli said, “We need to realize we have to secure the bubble.”
From the first day, the RCB captain highlighted the need to build a strong team culture.”I can’t wait to enter our first practice session, something that we can all enjoy. An opportunity to build a strong Day 1 team culture,” Kohli said.
“For me it’s all about what I can do to create an environment .  Where everyone feels a part of the team equally .  And where we want to go equally, everyone feels responsible.
“And I think we all have to contribute to that   . Firstly, the seniors in the team . So let’s  things started on the right note .”
Moved out of India due to the pandemic .  The 13th edition of the IPL is going to played from September 19 to November 10 .  At the three venues in Dubai , Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, the UAE.
The players are currently in a mandatory six-day quarantine that is consistent with the BCCI approved standard operating procedure.
According to the protocols all players will be checked on days one . Three and six of the quarantine and players returning negative in all three tests .  They will be eligible to join the bio-bubble tournament.
They will subsequently be checked every fifth day of the tournament .  Before departure for the UAE, the players and support staff were checked several times .

Is BCCI going to hold a farewell match for MS Dhoni?Here’s what the board officer said

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Ms Dhoni with Dada

At the conclusion of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) in the UAE . BCCI will be preparing a farewell match for MS Dhoni, as per the board official.
The decision of  Dhoni to withdraw from international cricket after staying away from competitive cricket for more than a year .  It has not come as a shock to anyone . However, the way the former Indian captain decided to part with Team India was surprising . Dhoni announced his decision at 7:29 p.m. on 15 August with a post on Instagram . Tributes have since been pouring in for the former Indian captain . Who led the country to numerous memorable victories under his reign.

A BCCI official recently revealed that the Board is looking to schedule a farewell match for Dhoni  .   . The final of the IPL 200 will be played on November 10, after which the board will be able to arrange Dhoni’s last game in the Indian jersey . “There’s no international series right now, maybe after IPL, we’ll see what can be done because Dhoni   has done a lot for the country and he deserves all respect . We’ve always wanted a good-bye match for him, but Dhoni is a different player . He declared his retirement when nobody thought about it,” said IANS, a senior BCCI official.

The BCCI official also stated that the board had not yet talked to Dhoni about a good-bye game . But they would also organize a congratulation ceremony for Dhoni . The official said it would be an honor for the BCCI to congratulate the 39-year-old on his contributions to Indian cricket . And the legacy he has left behind .

“No, but we’re sure to talk to him during the IPL, because that’s the best place to get his opinion on a match or series . Well, there’s going to be a proper congratulations ceremony for him, no matter whether he agrees or doesn’t . That’s going to be our pleasure to congratulate him,” the official informed IANS.

Later, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren urged the BCCI to hold a farewell match for Dhoni in his hometown of Ranchi . Dhoni led India in 332 international matches across the formats and achieved almost everything he had to do as captain . The 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy were some of his greatest achievements as captain . He also led India to be number one in the Test rankings for the first time under his leadership . Team  won two Asia Cups to go with the three major ICC trophies.

IPL title sponsor: Dream 11 replaces Vivo as sponsor of the IPL 2020 title, to pay BCCI Rs 222 crore

Fantasy gaming sports network Dream 11 has replaced Vivo as Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 . Title sponsor to be played at UAE.
Dream 11 was revealed Tuesday by the Control Board for Cricket in India ( BCCI) as the official title sponsor for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) edition . The move comes after Vivo-the Chinese smartphone maker . Which had signed a 5-year contract in 2018, was recently suspended by the Indian board of title sponsors . While the BCCI received Rs 440 crore from Vivo .  Dream XI will pay BCCI 222 crore for the upcoming edition-to be played in the UAE . Which is played between September 19 and November 10 .
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This year Dream 11 will take sponsorship of IPL 2020
Brijesh Patel, the Chairman of the Indian Premier League ( IPL), announced that Dream 11 will pay BCCI Rs 222 crore . Two educational technology companies— BYJUs (201 crore) . Unacademy (170 crore)— came in second and third respectively . While the Tata group didn’t put a final bid . The challenge for the BCCI was to find a new sponsor for the 13th edition, with not much time left . However, given IPL ‘s popularity, many brands were keen to replace Vivo as the title sponsor, and showed interest . Since the 2020 season title sponsorship deal will be for just a few months .  The BCCI had to seal a deal that was close to 50 percent of what it got from Vivo .
The deal also comes as a big blow to all eight franchises .  As the Indian board shares 50 percent of the total amount of all eight franchises it receives from the title sponsor . Although all eight franchises earned Rs 55 crore each at IPL 2019 .  The franchises will have to settle for the upcoming season for an sum of Rs 27.75 crore apiece .
         How BCCI suspended Vivo contract
The decision was taken shortly after Vivo ‘s title sponsorship contract with the BCCI . Which had been suspended for IPL 2020 following the Indo-China conflict in the Galwan Valley .Where 20 Indian soldiers were martyred . The burden was on BCCI to let go of Vivo as title sponsor after 59 Chinese apps were banned in India by the Indian Government .
Soon after the incident in Galwan Valley occurred  . BCCI took to social media to confirm that it would review its sponsorship deal .
“Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in our brave jawans being martyred . The IPL Governing Council convened a meeting next week to review the various sponsorship deals made by IPL,” . BCCI said in a tweet posted on June 19 .
However, the BCCI had retained Vivo as the title sponsor after the IPL Governing Council meeting that was recently concluded . It caused public outrage, and given the country ‘s feelings against Chinese brands and products, the BCCI finally had to suspend the deal with Vivo.As title sponsor for IPL 2021 Vivo is expected to make a comeback.

Former captain of India MS Dhoni is retiring from international cricket .

MS Dhoni declared on Saturday his retirement from international cricket .  He pulled down the curtain on his impressive 15-year career as an Indian cricketer . He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket .  MS Dhoni played international cricket as one of the greatest wicketkeepers and his record speaks for itself . The 39-year-old last played semi-final defeat to New Zealand at Old Trafford . In Manchester for India in the 2019 World Cup, held on July 9 and 10 over two days  .

MS Dhoni wrote on Instagram post of a montage  with the national team “Thanks a lot for ur love .  And he also said told about their  encouragement throughout from 1929 hours find me as Retired.”

MSD took retirement from international form of cricket
MSD took retirement from international form of cricket

Dhoni, who revealed that he had withdrawn from Tests in 2014, has played 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is.

He , who revealed that he had withdrawn from Tests in 2014, has played 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is.

He added another feather to his hat in January 2019 .  Ms Dhoni  became fifth Indian and twelfth overall in ODI history to score 10,000 runs .  The former Indian skipper reached the milestone at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 12 during first ODI against Australia .

He joined Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Brian Lara .  The former Indian skipper reached the milestone at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 12 during first ODI against Australia.

Dhoni ‘s career has been a hot talk subject since his cricket sabbatical from India’s World Cup exit . He has not played any sort of cricket in the last year since the loss in New Zealand . Indicating he might have played his last colors in India .  Nonetheless, he  will feature in the IPL where he will be captaining the Chennai Super Kings in the 13th season . Going to held  in  UAE  . He burst onto the scene as a 23-year-old batsman, making his India debut in an ODI . And against Bangladesh in December 2004  is Ms Dhoni .  Dhons, following a disappointing World Cup 2007 in the West Indies.

After a disappointing 2007 World Cup in the West Indies .  Dhoni was tasked with playing the first ever T20 World Cup in South Africa with a youthful Indian side . Where India defeated Pakistan in a riveting final to win the trophy . Dhoni ‘s career as batsman and captain .  MSD took off from there and reached unprecedented heights . He led India to Australia’s CB tri-series victory in March 2008 defeating the hosts in back to  back finals . He shepherded India to the top of ICC Test Championships in 2009, establishing him long as India’s best captain . MSD shepherded India to the top of ICC Test Championships in 2009, establishing him long as India’s best captain.