IPL to be staged in UAE after BCCI gets government clearance

10 August 2020, 5:22 PM
This year's Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between September 19 and November 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) received government clearance, the Twenty20 league's chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Monday.
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France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris
French World Cup captain Lloris charged with drunk-driving 24 August 2018, 3:45 PM

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drunk-driving after the Tottenham keeper was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning.

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The renamed Force India Formula One team will start from zero at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after being stripped of their constructors' championship points and accepted as a new mid-season entry

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Sergio Busquets
Spanish players united against Liga plans, says Busquets 23 August 2018, 7:49 PM

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South Africa lock Mostert returns to face Argentina 23 August 2018, 4:36 PM

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Suarez struggles a worry for Barca ahead of Valladolid visit 23 August 2018, 4:07 PM

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Novak Djokovic playing tennis
Djokovic says injury showed him how impatient he was 23 August 2018, 3:53 PM

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South African wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane
Kgothatso Montjane secures sponsorship 23 August 2018, 3:13 PM

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Highlands Park hold ten-man Sundowns to a draw 23 August 2018, 5:59 AM

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Former Chippa United coach Dan Malesela
Chippa United appoints Eric Tinkler as coach 22 August 2018, 8:43 PM

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Coach Hilton Moreeng,.
SA women’s cricket team uses camp to fine-tune for Windies tour 22 August 2018, 7:17 PM

The South African women cricket team is using the 10-day camp at Cricket South Africa's Centre for Excellence in Pretoria to fine-tune for their tour of the West Indies.

Hamilton leads F1 back from a busy August break 22 August 2018, 6:36 PM

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Rugby players
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Ludogorets sign South African Mahlangu from Dinamo Bucharest 22 August 2018, 5:56 PM

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India wrap up third test win to set up close series finale 22 August 2018, 4:59 PM

India wrapped up victory in the third test against England on Wednesday picking up the final wicket needed to secure a 203 run victory at Trent Bridge.

Nigeria avoids international soccer ban 22 August 2018, 11:12 AM

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Axe hangs over Chippa United coach Malesela 22 August 2018, 10:30 AM

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Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane
Three PSL teams ‘forced’ to share Peter Mokaba stadium 22 August 2018, 6:00 AM

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Women determined to change landscape of sport 21 August 2018, 9:03 PM

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A Gilbert rugby ball
Lions use Currie Cup as a building block for Super Rugby 21 August 2018, 7:50 PM

New Golden Lions Currie Cup coach, Ivan van Rooyen, wants to use the competition as a building block for next year's Super Rugby competition.

Usain Bolt
Fastest man in the world Usain Bolt turns 32 21 August 2018, 5:30 PM

Still the fastest man in the world, Jamaican sprint ace Usain Bolt turns 32 on Tuesday.

Siya Kolisi in action
Skipper Kolisi warns Boks about discipline against Argentina 21 August 2018, 4:23 PM

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has warned his team mates that discipline must be improved if they are to win a second game in this year’s Rugby Championship at the expense of Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday.

Ronaldo, Modric, Salah on UEFA player of the year shortlist 20 August 2018, 8:23 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have been short-listed for the UEFA Player of the Year award, the sport’s European governing body said on Monday.

Facing ban, Nigeria says recognises FIFA-approved soccer chief 20 August 2018, 5:26 PM

Nigeria acknowledged a FIFA-approved appointee as the sole head of its national soccer federation on Monday, minutes before the world body was due to ban the country from international matches over political interference in filling the post.

Argentina call up four fresh faces for South Africa clash 20 August 2018, 4:40 PM

Argentina have called four new faces into their squad for next weekend’s Rugby Championship match at home to South Africa.

Arsenal Player- Alex Iwobi
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Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic addressing the media.
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Despite collecting four points in four Absa Premiership matches, the Buccaneers haven't scored from an open play in the current campaign.

Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela.
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Bloemfontein Celtic coach Steve Komphela says he's pleased with how his charges have controlled various phases of their games.

Bongani Sam takes off his shirt, celebrating.
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Bloemfontein Celtic beats Orlando Pirates as the Soweto giants struggle to find their feet.