r/Cricket Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

BREAKING: The BCCI has indefinitely suspended IPL2021 Proxy Megathread

https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/status/1389483107082854400
4k Upvotes

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u/cherrybombvag Assam May 14 '21 edited May 14 '21

In the past month, as I and many others have constantly brought up the pandemic and discontinuation of the IPL, we have been forced to realize that this sub has a great disconnect from reality. While people were dying on the streets, from a lack of oxygen, these idiots chose to celebrate the continuation of the IPL. These dumbfucks said that it provided them "respite" and "entertainment", without realizing the severity of the situation and their own hypocrisy and tone-deafness. Everyone who tried to raise concerns about the safety of the players and staff was downvoted to oblivion and told about some "it employs a xyz number of people so it's good" bullshit. In your responses, you couldn't have been more facetious while the country was struggling to breathe. With your apathy and stupidity you all really disappointed people like me whose families have been ravaged by covid, I may get removed and downvoted. Yet, I will say this again, and you will have to hear it because it's the truth: you were all very stupid, complacent and people like you are the reason we are where we are now.

I am genuinely, genuinely surprised that thousands of people can be THIS dumb simultaneously.

And for the dumbdooblenut in the comment section, it's not for fucking "internet point" I couldn't give a damn if I had upvotes or not. Just wanted to convey my sheer surprise and awe.

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u/nuke_isalive May 05 '21

oof hurts ipl suspended.But still BCCI did bez of COVID-19.The cases are rising i am not objecting BCCI. Audience are also struggling to watch the match bez of the virus.

IPL suspended :((((((( 😢😢😢😢😭😭😭

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u/LightningShiva1 May 05 '21

And godzilla died

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u/auscricket Cricket Australia May 05 '21

I think this could have been avoided had the BCCI just played in the uae against or explored playing in Australia or New Zealand. But right thing to do given that they didn’t go that way

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u/[deleted] May 05 '21

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u/BATTLEWINGYT May 06 '21

chill no one is dying.

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u/themagicalyang Mumbai Indians May 07 '21

If players get covid then there is a chance of them dying. Nobody has died yet doesn't reduce the danger. Stop taking the pandemic lightly

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u/BATTLEWINGYT May 07 '21

bruh what are you even saying? when did I say I take the pandemic lightly. No cricket player is going to die of coronavirus unlike the common folk who dont have money nor facility for medical oxygen

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u/Karna1394 May 05 '21

Problem with bio bubble is that, once breached, it's a free ride for the virus inside as everyone "assumed" they were safe and not wearing masks.

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u/SkyPumpkins Sunrisers Hyderabad May 04 '21

Keep well friends

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u/tom6195 May 04 '21

Awful idea to begin with really should’ve been held in Aus or UAE

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u/Aardvark_Man Australia May 04 '21

Between weather and ovals being occupied by other sports Australia wouldn't have worked out, but there's no reason they couldn't have found somewhere, yeah.

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u/Competitive-Pomelo95 May 05 '21 edited May 05 '21

How's the weather in the Caribbean? At least 2 grounds on Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago have a few and nearby is St Lucia. Guyana being on mainland South America makes it less attractive I guess although it's very near Trinidad.

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u/Proveit98 Board of Control for Cricket in India May 05 '21

Terrible timezone for the Indian audience.

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u/Competitive-Pomelo95 May 05 '21

Maybe pick islands like St Lucia which were dependentish on Tourism. Residents would probably love some income right now and could deal with having a cricket game on at a good time in India. Wouldn't really be that hard. They could all be day games. looks like 10am in Barbados would be 8pm in Dehli.

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u/Proveit98 Board of Control for Cricket in India May 06 '21

That doesn't sound bad tbh! Would love to see a big tournament hosted in the Caribbean

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u/huliuiufffh Delhi Capitals May 04 '21

So if I understand correctly

• IMG was going to manage IPL 2021 and 2022, as per the contract, for ₹ 40 crore ($5.4 mil), the same price which they charged since 2018, despite the added headache of covid

• BCCI could have let them handle these tough years, gained insight and then gone with the low cost self management route 2023 onwards.

• However, the geniuses probably thought ₹40 crore was too much and from outside, the work looked easy. And now they're standing to lose ₹2000 crore ($272 mil) because of the suspension of IPL

Just wanna know where they procure their stuff from, Himachal, Goa, Hampi? Cuz this is some gourmet shit

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u/amarviratmohaan Kolkata Knight Riders May 05 '21

Coming to you from the geniuses who brought you 2021 Kumbh Mela.

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u/lilbrownykid Northern Superchargers May 05 '21

Seriously Kumbh 2021 was biggest clown show I've seen in my life even beating this IPL itself. Everyone the organisers, approvers and the participants all were top notch doofuses and I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone who went to the Kumbh and got infected.

Only thing I feel sad for is the people who got infected by indirectly coming in contact with these idiotic Kumbh returnees.

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u/Lukakukakukaku May 04 '21

Was inevitable. It was pretty short sighted to have it in India. But then again, these morons allowed spectators for international games so it's clear they were just hoping everything goes okay.

At least the last MI game of this campaign was one of the most memorable ones. Sigh.

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u/kikiboy_007 India May 04 '21

Time to give up on IPL flairs bois. Lets gear up for WTC finals.

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u/talha75 May 04 '21

cheer for Pak vs India

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u/Shivkar2n3001 May 04 '21

I guess this was inevitable, we just prolonged it a bit.

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u/sistercuck420 Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

God doesn't want RCB to win.

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u/Jumptothemusic Wellington Firebirds May 05 '21

Lmao

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u/peacetym May 04 '21

That will not happen either way lol.

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u/fakecricketplayer India May 04 '21

This incident will henceforth be remembered as Warner's Curse...

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u/Farhan_Hyder Hyderabad May 04 '21

Agreed

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u/jack_of_AllTrades-97 May 04 '21

Time to head back to the cave

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u/nemadepsn India May 04 '21

Bye bye bois. The negativity and taking anger out has spread to this sub too like twitter. Lets meet during WTC final.

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u/UltraUnited India May 04 '21

The right decision at the wrong time. However people need to stop taking out unjustified anger on the BCCI. Many people in the country wanted the IPL to go on just as many people didn't. It ran fine for almost a month until it didn't.

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u/NoooRuuuun May 04 '21

The issue I have isn't the result. I desperately want the IPL to be going on.

The issue is the plan. It's definitely possible to conduct the IPL, even in India, but the BCCI didn't plan it out well at all. The bubbles were far too easy to breach, I'm reading that it wasn't centrally managed which is fucking insane, and the outcome should have been obvious.

If Chakaravarthy followed the protocol and managed to infect other people, that's a failure of the BCCI. It's one thing if he got infected, but how the hell did they allow him back into the bubble?

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u/BushHDSmartTV May 04 '21

It's dumb they were travelling so much, its a lot easier to arrange a biosecure bubble if everyone is staying in the same place all the time. Having people flying, travelling, staying in hotels and playing in different stadiums in different cities is too much

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u/Nite_x_ May 04 '21

Recently I recharged my set-up box to watch the IPL but the money is in vain. A little or no loss to me but a great loss to BCCI. My condolences with IPL fans. I know RCB won't win the IPL crown this season too. "Ee Saala Cup Namede" xd.

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u/rishmanisation Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

Feels bad but after the positive cases it was only a matter of time and absolutely the right call. While there may be windows in the future where it could be fit in, I don't think now is the right time to be thinking of all those things. Get all the players back to safety first and then figure that shit out. Plenty of time.

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u/digi23 Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

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u/badaik2887 May 04 '21

Ye toh Hona hi tha.....☹️

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u/misskarne Australia May 04 '21

Nooooo, not Hussey!!!

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u/RockmanXX May 04 '21

What a disgrace to the sport, Ganguly should be ashamed. Whoever was responsible for this IPL's safety needs to be Sacked.

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u/rudraxa Services May 04 '21

After reading this thread, I would like to offer my congratulations to all the people who were downvoted previously. As a community, we did not realize how important those downvotes were to you. Now that you have been vindicated and proven right, I hope you can go on and fulfill your destinies as the gigachads that you are.

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u/DrStudentt Pakistan May 04 '21

Who cares about karma? It's about the sentiment. People blindly thought that a cricket tournament involving 1000s of people could be pulled off without any cases in a major pandemic within a 3rd world country. A tournament which would involve travelling, increasing risk of transmission domestically and across the globe. The PCB did it then the BCCI did it. It's pathetic on their parts. And when you pointed it out, the reaction on this sub was so negative. Like we're in some fairly land.

Mike hussey just tested positive. What if he'd booked a flight out 2 days ago during the incubation period - spread to Australia. If his condition deteriorates in a country with low oxygen supply and no icu beds what happens? Who's responsible for his care. Too many complications. This tournament should never have happened.

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u/harshacc India May 04 '21

How cares about the downvotes? It was about the sheer insensitivity to the players without the clout to pull out like Ashwin or Zampa who were dealing with Covid situations with their families

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u/[deleted] May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

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u/harshacc India May 04 '21

The most humanitarian concern people can spare for IPL right now is that everyone infected is identified and isolated and they hopefully make a full recovery shortly and the foreign nationals are able to find a short term solution to get home. I don't think I have seen any comments disagreeing with those sentiments.

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u/jayesch India May 04 '21

I have been on Reddit long enough to write this, I find that r/cricket is pretty aggressive in downvoting even when you post something that’s slightly unpopular opinion. It’s too much work for mods to review users that do frivolous downvotes so it kind of proliferates here. In some communities if you downvote a post/comment too many times just because you don’t agree with their point of view you get banned. In past I was downvoted for commenting on Brohit/Ashwin’s fitness (before last Australia tour). I have tons of karma so I don’t give two thoughts but people with low karma may get excessively penalized. Now there I wrote it, go ahead and downvote me.

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u/[deleted] May 05 '21

go ahead and downvote me.

Yeah, you've been long enough on reddit alright to know that this phrase is the key to instant upvotes.

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u/pacifo1 Australia May 04 '21

Yeah toxic bro

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u/rudraxa Services May 04 '21

Still, I feel the excessive schadenfreude on the cancellation is amiss

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u/AlternativeDraw494 May 04 '21

Finally !!!

I stopped watching the IPL two weeks back

With India suffering so much, I just could not get myself to watch a game out of India

We need to respect the decease more and let it pass before we get back to normal

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u/islandidol Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

What morons are downvoting this comment?

You need to understand that hundreds of people are dying even in the areas surrounding the famed cricket stadiums in India. IPL is not a luxury we Indians can afford right now.

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u/Curious_Homework_968 Royal Challengers Bangalore May 04 '21

IPL is not a luxury we Indians can afford right now.

?? We Indians are only paying for the IPL with our time (& hotstar sub / dish / cable bill).

There's an obvious moral high ground to saying, "look at the state of the country, how can the IPL go on when we're in crisis?"

But, then again, why shouldn't it? Especially if they had an actually strong bio bubble, unlike what we now know, is a very breachable bio bubble.

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u/The_enigma28 May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

What even is a "strong bio bubble"? How people can really think that they can even achieve this is beyond me. There are far too many people players are bound to come in contact with. It was an erroneous idea, born to misfire and so it did.

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u/Curious_Homework_968 Royal Challengers Bangalore May 04 '21

IPL 2020 was conducted pretty successfully and I'd think it to be an example for strong bio bubble? Of course, there's very little chance of maintaining the bubble when air travel & multiple far away locations comes into picture .

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u/cherrybombvag Assam May 14 '21

It was in Dubai.

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u/Curious_Homework_968 Royal Challengers Bangalore May 15 '21

Duh. I was just saying they could have done the same again.

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u/mad4sherlock May 04 '21

They took the risk and got sick. The country at this moment does not have the resources to handle any new cases. Now all these ppl in the bio bubble need resources that the country DOES NOT have. This is making an already horrible situation worse. That is why everyone said it’s irresponsible to have the IPL. Was the risk worth it.? We are in this state because everyone govt and citizens got complacent and didn’t take the threat seriously. While facing the consequences of that, we still continued to take the same risk. But sure let’s keep saying the this was a risk worth taking. We’ll just bare the consequences. People will die but it was clearly worth the risk.

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u/Curious_Homework_968 Royal Challengers Bangalore May 04 '21

Agreed, it's stupid to have IPL in India in middle of a pandemic. But, they could, and should have moved it to UAE right from the beginning.

Thing is, they have already carried out IPL once successfully in the middle of a pandemic, so the hope was, in general, that they have learnt how do conduct it super confidently, without any breaches. But evidently, that has not been the case, and they have skimped on protection as well as regulations.

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u/jayesch India May 04 '21

As usual I don’t understand why folks are downvoting you.

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u/ghayyal May 04 '21

They still wanted to continue for 'humanity'. They could have saved face if they cancelled it for 'humanity'. We all know it is about money after all.

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u/smrjck28 May 04 '21

Why are we downvoting this dude? He's speaking the minds of most people. You lose a loved one and you watch IPL nicely and show.

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u/somerandomguy2406 India May 04 '21

ITT : "I told you so" but like 1000 times.

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u/sodoffyeprick May 04 '21

Perhaps England could be benign enough by letting us host the IPL in their background? Petty please? And i heard Sadiq Khan, Londons mayor was interested in that prospect sooooooooooo...... ECB, TORY, and BCCI need to shake on it.

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u/randomizeplz May 04 '21

oh damn what will the JPIFW have to say about this

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u/Dmsunny May 04 '21

right decision by bcci. safety first.

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u/Nixilaas Australia May 04 '21

Honestly the best call, safety should be priority one

If they find a solution to play safely at a later date (which I hope they do) carry on then

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u/satanicunicorn611 Sunrisers Hyderabad May 04 '21

MI plays bad, motabhai cancelled IPL.

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u/Blackadder_ Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

It is the way of the world. Technically still champions.

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u/sodoffyeprick May 04 '21

Ganguly should step down now along with his cronies of the bcci

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u/digi23 Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

JUST IN: Amit Mishra has tested positive for Covid-19

https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/status/1389621702708142080

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u/anirudh1595 May 04 '21

Cricinfo being the good ol' internet explorer.

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u/fed1931 Yorkshire May 04 '21

What the heck is an academy cracking six

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u/ssfahrer May 04 '21

it's an "Unacademy Cracking Six" -- Unacademy being one of the sponsors of the IPL for 2021....

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u/Ashwin_400 Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

Yes expect 1000s of people losing their jobs.

Ofcourse people losing livelihoods is nothing of value as long as they arent rich.

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u/Exquisitemeninparis India May 04 '21

Novwl corona virus

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u/Queef_Burgers May 04 '21

Man, cancel culture is getting out of hand.

/s

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u/SquirrelOnTheDam May 04 '21

Couldn't have been easy to make this decision, but it is the right one.

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u/Dikshit101092 Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

bad for Delhi thigh the team they had they could and should have won this year. The next mega auction should be postponed if no ipl this year

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u/ShivyShanky Delhi Capitals May 04 '21

I am just sad we won't get to see more of Prithvi Shaw when he is in form of his life.

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u/Blackadder_ Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

Put him in WTC. Should wrap things up in 2-3 sessions

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u/btech_victim May 04 '21

for New Zealand?

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u/Dikshit101092 Mumbai Indians May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

They had the team they were smart and had built such team , it's not like fee teams who like to spend more than 10/12 cr on few players and than cry for balance

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u/punekar_2018 Oman Cricket May 04 '21

HT is reporting Hussey has tested positive and his sample is sent for a re-test. I wonder why it needs a re-test when all the labs in India are busy trying to find as many cases as quickly as possible.

Also, what if the re-test is negative? Will they unleash him on others? What nonsense is this!

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u/tendehar Kolkata Knight Riders May 04 '21

He might need that to get back home in Australia.

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u/punekar_2018 Oman Cricket May 05 '21

if the first test is positive, he should be treated as positive instead of a re-test. labs are stressed.

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u/moondakamina Israel Cricket Association May 04 '21

Does this mean that one more time, we get to enjoy IPL every 6 months? The remainder in September (what BCCI is thinking) and then again in April 2022?

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u/Murli_12 May 04 '21

Hey, your tag, Israel Cricket association, Is that a real thing?

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u/swami_twocargarajee Sunrisers Hyderabad May 04 '21

Yes. It Israeli true.

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u/Blackadder_ Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

Actually it’s Mossad Cricket team, but such things are not said publicly.

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u/Murli_12 May 04 '21

Is this some intelligence shit we're taking about?

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u/Blackadder_ Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

Best strike bowlers in-the- world

Jeremey Clarkson’s voice

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u/Nutella_S3npai Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/ipl-2021-not-cancelled-just-postponed-bcci-vp-rajeev-shukla-says-decision-will-be-taken-in-due-course-101620134614542.html

Doubt anything will happen but if the situation does improve then they may be able to go forward with the Initial "Mumbai Only" plan or the UAE depending on which is better.

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u/moresushiplease May 04 '21

Aren't there Australian players there who are not allowed to go to Australia due to an India travel ban?

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u/Sir_Jacks England and Wales Cricket Board May 04 '21

Don’t worry they are white and rich they will get home

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u/-EpsilonDelta- England May 04 '21

...did u have to bring race into it

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u/NoooRuuuun May 04 '21

Australia is pretty racist. Historically they've treated non-white people quite badly. This is true even for the specific example of trying to enter Australia when they've been told not to.

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u/bahblack May 04 '21

Dude what does it have to do with them being white? Rich yes. But why white?

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u/marvyn059 Australia May 04 '21

Sad!! But the Situation is too dangerous right now in india due to the Covid-19 rising Cases and Deaths.

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u/Nutella_S3npai Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

I really wished this had ended some other way.

I can almost picture it.

It's the finals of the IPL 2021 season. RCB vs CSK. Bowling first, Deepak Chahar gets his 4 wickets in the powerplay. DDP, Washi, Pattidar and Kohli back in the dugout. Maxwell and ABD make a huge stand but collapse after Jadeja/Moeen spin choke. Thakur takes care of Harshal, Kylie and Sams with an economy of 5.8, thus fullfiling his redemption arc. Curran and Ngidi restrict them to 178.

Chasing down 179, Gaikwad, Faf and Moeen have a 100 runs between them, Faf gets his orange cap with a 50, passing Gabbar and KL. Cameos from Raina and Rayudu mean CSK need 2 runs off 11 deliveries. Thalla comes in, and smacks Siraj down the ground to finish with a six.

The CSK dugout goes wild. Koach is sitting motionless, muttering "ee salla cup naamde" repeatedly under his breath, while the rest of the RCB locker room go make Tik Toks with Chahals wife.

The yellow army pose for the title picture, everyone including Pujara, who got a 100 in Qualifier 1, is in there.

As the post match presentation is going on and the awards are distributed, Harsha asks MS "So old friend, what's next?"

And a tear rolls down everyones eyes through the brink of a smile as Dhoni, in his signature calm voice says "Well Harsha....I think it's time."

Still don't think this is the last we've seen of him tho. His finishing skills may have dissolved but he's still fit enough to run 2's as fast as youngsters. Not to mention his captaincy skills. I predict one more finals appearance/ trophy before he hangs his gloves for good.

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u/ShivyShanky Delhi Capitals May 04 '21

Bro why do you hate Delhi? Surely we deserve finals atleast no?

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u/Nutella_S3npai Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

My man I never said I hate Delhi. It's just a CSK RCB final would be amazing.

No hate to DC. Boys played well. In my version they beat out RR in the eliminator but lost out to RCB in Q2. RCB were 49 for 9 but then rain came down. They win by DRS by 3 runs

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u/ShivyShanky Delhi Capitals May 04 '21

Lol please book me a ticket for your imagination land.

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u/madmaxturbator May 04 '21

I can almost picture it.

bro, you can fully picture it. you've drawn a super vivid image for the rest of us so now, we can picture it.

you're a visionary to an alternate dimension.

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u/Nutella_S3npai Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

I've never been accused of being an alternate dimension viewing visionary but it sounds neat.

I dig it.

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u/mynameisrainer USA May 04 '21

This sucks but from the news coming out of India was inevitable. I'm actually very amazed how long this got to last. I wish everyone in that area of the world the best of health in these terrible times. Hopefully people there understand the severity of this disease and will follow through with lockdowns, vaccines etc. But with 1 billion + people it seems logistically impossible.

I want to thank everyone who welcomed me into game threads and taught me a lot about this sport. I have to be the resident expert in my extended metro area (which isnt too big)

What cricket can I watch now? I have willow.tv.

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21

There is some test cricket. You can watch Bangladesh @ Sri Lanka and some T20s between Pakistan and South Africa from earlier this month. Want to watch something weird, check.out the one game available in African Premier League before Kenya shut it down because of...you guessed....a Covid-19 outbreak. There is some upcoming events like Bangladesh is hosting someone in 3 weeks. Did you watch the PSL (Pakistani)? There are 15 or so matches before they shut down. You want to see the most beautiful setting, go in the archives and bring up England vs Sri Lanka @ Galle. Did you watch the Big Bash League tournament? I think it is all in the archives. The Abu Dhabi tournaments aren't very good though. I generally watch tape delays of games here in the States anyways. ESPN+ used to have a ton of New Zealand and Caribbean content but they only archive so much.

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u/Nutella_S3npai Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

Aww shucks r/cricket loved having you here man. And I hope you're gonna stay for longer:)

I suggest the Pakistan vs Zimbabwe tour and the County Championship starts on Thursday streaming on youtube

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u/Damo_Banks Canada May 04 '21

Cricket Ireland is broadcasting all their provincial matches on YouTube currently. There's not many Irish provinces, so a good chunk of their national team is present in each match.

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u/idumbam New Zealand May 04 '21

Hopefully Kane will be able to play the England tests now

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u/isdah May 04 '21

Why would he not have played?

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u/Ivanov_94 England May 04 '21

KANE!

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u/harshacc India May 04 '21

KANE!!

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u/viraj_asher Emirates Cricket Board May 04 '21

KANE!!!

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u/In4matics May 04 '21

IPL popularity going parabolic, and this happens

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u/nerusski May 04 '21

Parabolic in which direction?

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21

Non SE Asian Staters were watching for probably the first time for most of us.

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u/btech_victim May 04 '21

You 'Merican?

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21 edited May 06 '21

I prefer Stater. 'Murican is reserved for QAnon. I believe Appalachian might be the best description for me.

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u/CowDownUnder May 04 '21

Where could you have watched cricket in the states

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21

Willow TV, HotStar with a Willow subscription and up until recently ESPN+ (which is what got me invested). I'm hoping ESPN+ continues with the NZ and WI content. Super Smash and the Pakistani and West Indies tours of NZ were amazing. I enjoyed the Regional 50 in Antigua as well though my team was eliminated unfairly. Barbados didn't get a real chance to chase in their first game and that destroyed their whole tournament. They bowled extremely well but had to reach an unrealistic total after a 3 hour rain delay. Ruined the tournament for me. I get high and go back and watch IPL and PSL matches I missed the first time because of other obligations since nothing new is scheduled for May. I watched all of RCB's and the Qualander's games but I missed others the first time around. I'm also going to watch some HotStar shows. Super V was great. Maybe Kohli can get them to do a second season since they could record the voice actors on a decent mic and laptop without breaking Covid protocols.

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u/Murli_12 May 04 '21

Do people even know cricket is a sport in the US?

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21

It certainly has potential here if they avoid the Major League Soccer mistakes. The MLS tried to "Americanize" the sport. They added a countdown clocked that stopped for every whistle instead just adding stoppage time and made every regular season game have a winner with an OT and shootout for ties. Turns out US and Canadian fans don't want a league with the training wheels. Now there are 27 current franchises and 3 more expansion on the way, 31 USL champion league teams, 12 USL League One squads and 9 North American Independent League clubs. The MLS averages 20k and does well enough that both Fox and ESPN as well as Univision, Unimas, TUDN (Spanish channels), and TSN and TVA sports (Canadian) are broadcasting nationally (US and Canadian) as well as to the Hispanic and Latino communities in the States and worldwide. Each franchise has its own regional TV deal. The USL even has a deal with ESPN+ and local TV stations. They actually use the local feed for ESPN+ national broadcasts. There are 330 million of us (and growing even despite the atrocious Covid death numbers and unbelievable racist immigration policies that favor Europeans over other areas). The MLC must first interest the people who subscribe to Willow like myself and then bring decent T20 to TV. My friends are all skeptical but I think it is fascinating enough to get that 6th slot ahead of lacrosse.

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u/ssfahrer May 04 '21

Mostly if you come from a cricket playing nation (myself being the lone exception, it seems).....

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u/Coronabandkaro Sunrisers Hyderabad May 04 '21

totally unbiased view here as an SRH fan, i think we should just call this season a wash and worry about getting India back on track.

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u/nerusski May 04 '21

Username checks out.

PS: The username means please stop corona.

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21

Thanks for the explanation.

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u/kvats May 04 '21

Was inevitable with the situation in india tbh

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u/kikiboy_007 India May 04 '21

13th season got suspended😔 fuck you 13🤬 lets start 14th season next time

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u/livelifereal May 05 '21

It was the 14th season smh....

How the fuck this has so many upvotes.

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u/kikiboy_007 India May 05 '21

Oops😶

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u/Pheerandlowthing May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

As a token of appreciation to India for making many of our vaccine, maybe the UK could host the remaining games. They did a good job with the bubble for the test series last year. Would only need one or two venues and could do night matches if it conflicted with county games.

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u/OMEGAH- India May 04 '21

They already paid with cash lol what more do you want

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u/Ivanov_94 England May 04 '21

Sorry what? To pay back for making the vaccine?

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u/Mumbaibrat Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

Serum Institute of India is the largest manufacturer of UK's AstraZeneca vaccine, under the brand name "Covishield".

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u/Ivanov_94 England May 04 '21

Ok good but I still don’t see how that relates to what he said.

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u/Pheerandlowthing May 04 '21

India has a shortage of vaccines and are suffering. The UK has a high % of people vaccinated and millions of those doses were made in India. Yes I know they've been paid for. I just thought it wouldn't hurt to throw some help their way with the IPL as a token of thanks. Yes I know other aid is more important.

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u/Ivanov_94 England May 04 '21

Makes sense now. Cheers mate.

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u/SurugaMonke May 04 '21

Probably meant that the UK supplied the vaccine or something?

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21

I believe Indian companies manufactured a bunch of the vaccines.

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u/Vijaywada Sunrisers Hyderabad May 04 '21

So Dhoni played his last ever IPl match ..good bye Dhoni. I am 100% sure next year IPl will be conducted in new Zealand or australia

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u/listyraesder May 04 '21

The BCCI is not a smart organisation.

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u/cherrybombvag Assam May 14 '21

Why it's true.

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u/listyraesder May 14 '21

They were stupid to allow crowds in the first place.

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u/RegularSizedP USA May 04 '21

The NBA last summer had the best setup. Orlando has a vast amount of hotels because of the theme parks and Disney has facilities for most sports. Disney owns ESPN so it worked out great for the league. Jimmy Butler and one of the Heat support staff set up competing coffee shops, Big Face vs Little Face Coffee. Butler charged $20 for all sizes and $50 for two cups because it was funny. The other guy ONLY charged $5 a cup. Butler even had competing coffee roasters sending beans, even a custom blend. Butler and his agent were proposing that the custom blend became a national offering. But everything else was available inside the park so no one had to go anywhere. Bit boring but very safe.

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u/SirTimBernersLee May 04 '21

Agreed, except this time

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u/listyraesder May 04 '21

Making teams play in different cities, not ensuring groundstaff are bubbled, that strikes you as smart?

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u/SirTimBernersLee May 04 '21

I just said they are not smart, however calling it off is th correct decision

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u/listyraesder May 04 '21

It’s the only decision they could make after they backed themselves into this corner by being foolish.

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u/royshail94 India May 04 '21

A smart organisation won’t take that step

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u/SirTimBernersLee May 04 '21

So what step?

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u/bond_bhai Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

Reports coming in that the "Bio Bubble" was not secure enough. Huge and big disaster if true.

Some of the points which could gather. More on timesofindia website.

Hotels: Hotels were booked in a random manner, at quite a distance from the playing venues. In one particular instance, a franchise stayed in a hotel located inside a mall. In another instance, a franchise that checked out of a hotel and returned there after 12 days, did not keep the hotel reserved for themselves, thus risking a bubble-breach.

Ground Staff not in Bubble: The ground staff in cities like Mumbai and Delhi were not put inside the same bubble as other BCCI officials. In Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi, several members of the ground-staff kept testing positive over the last one month.

- Additional vehicle drivers, in case of emergencies if the drivers in use tested positive, were not put in the bio-bubble.

- especially at the start of the tournament, the hotel staff wasn't sent into a mandatory 14-day quarantine before the players and their families began checking in.

- Cooking staff: no specific effort made by the BCCI's medical officer to check if the hotel staff had undergone a 14-day quarantine

Matches: Multiple stakeholders in the BCCI suggested to the BCCI to keep the league restricted to either one city or shift it to the UAE once again. The requests were declined. The BCCI insisted that multiple cities were being finalised so as to ensure no team plays a game at their home stadium so as to avoid home advantage.

Transportation: Air Travel, Entering/Exiting air crafts because they have to travel to multiple locations.

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u/lkmk May 05 '21

A hotel in a mall?

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u/harshacc India May 04 '21

Commentators flew commercial and then interacted with Players

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u/Blackadder_ Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

Capitalism and it’s cost cutting at work. Now they lost entire season

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u/aardvarkgecko May 04 '21

The BCCI has indefinitely suspended IPL2021

No, it's definitely suspended.

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u/[deleted] May 04 '21 edited 23d ago

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u/rishmanisation Mumbai Indians May 04 '21

More like "we don't know when it's going to continue"

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u/[deleted] May 04 '21

Why are many comments in this thread are "I told you so" vindicated ones?

I just want to say this. What triggered me was the guy telling to go outside, help and risk catching covid if bored.

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u/Fat-Material May 04 '21

Good, We need people's attention to other urgent matters.

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u/GirlfriendHunter Royal Challengers Bangalore May 04 '21

True!!

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u/dofaaad May 04 '21 edited May 04 '21

BCCI wasn't professional this time like Dubai 2020 . IPL is one of the biggest sporting event in the world yet they operate in utmost secrecy & be so unprofessional . Disappointed .

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u/ramadz Chennai Super Kings May 04 '21

BCCI's stupidity and greed is the BIG reason for this mess. Even a week before the IPL started, they had all the warning signs, they could have pushed the league to UAE again . This could have meant more shortened schedule but having it in UAE would mean less travel. Even if it were to be in India , they could have had all the matches in Mumbai/Pune, but no , greed had to prevail.

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u/GirlfriendHunter Royal Challengers Bangalore May 04 '21

Does anyone know what's going to happen to Australia players now??? I think they have banned direct flight from India!!!!

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u/ssfahrer May 04 '21

They are probably STUCK IN INDIA for the foreseeable future.... Can the Australian contingent (from all the IPL teams) create their own more secure "bio-bubble" inside India????? (Similarly, you would need a separate bubble for English players, South African players,, West Indian players, etc.)....

In a way it's fortunate that Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane went unsold at the IPL auction -- he'd be a biobubble of one most likely if he were in this year's IPL.... Just a thought (from an American who still has nightmares about him almost single handedly [6 for 16 in 6 overs] bowling the US out for 35 at the US team's ODI match in Nepal just before COVID in March 2020....)

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u/aswin_suri Board of Control for Cricket in India May 04 '21

go to uae stay there for 14 days?

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u/btech_victim May 04 '21

uae has banned flights from India

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u/SarcasmCupcakes Australia May 04 '21

You quarantine in Australia for two weeks. I’m looking at it, and dreading it.

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u/LazyAssClown Kerala May 04 '21

India ✈️ Maldives ✈️ Australia

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u/Coronabandkaro Sunrisers Hyderabad May 04 '21

im assuming they can't go out in Maldives which is a shame.

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