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Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul        Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south        Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town        NIA to probe gold smuggling case, ex-Consulate woman employee moves HC for anticipatory bail        Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark        Holder wins early battle with Stokes as Windies take control        Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September        We have asked every state to adopt one sport: Rijiju        Rupee slips 9 paise to 75.02 against USD        ICICI Bank to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore to bolster capital base        Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen        Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225        Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez        Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action        CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia        301 test positive in Kerala,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,000 mark        Dhoni turns 39, wishes pour in from all corners        New era for cricket as England-West Indies series begins        India''s COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Govt        Rahul asks why no mention of Galwan Valley in MEA statement on talks        
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Sports News
CA says "very high risk" of T20 WC being postponed, bracing up for losses
 
Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Friday conceded that there is "very high risk" of this year''s T20 World Cup being postponed and the body is bracing up for huge revenue loss because of that. Speaking to reporters, CA chief executive Kevin Roberts admitted that the fate of T20 World Cup, to be hosted by Australia in October-November this year, is uncertain because of the global travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have been hopeful all along that it could be staged in October-November but you would have to say there''s a very high risk about the prospect of that happening," Roberts said.

The ICC has deferred a decision on the event till June 10, saying it wants to continue exploring contingency plans for some more time. Roberts said CA is staring at a revenue loss of around AUD 80 million. Even if the tournament goes ahead as per plan, it is likely to be held in empty stadiums because of the social distancing norms and CA is well aware of it. "The likelihood of significant crowds is very slim - ordinarily that would deliver well over AUD 50m revenue to CA. The T20 World Cup is a big question and that''s a factor of perhaps AUD 20m. "And it''s likely that our bio-security measures that we need to put in place to deliver the season will cost in the order of AUD 10m," he said.

The CA chief, however, is more confident of hosting the four-Test series against India starting at Brisbane on December 3. According to the original schedule, India are slated to play at four venues - Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne - but Roberts said there is every possibility of a tweak in the fixtures. "That (schedule) assumes that state borders are open to domestic travel. It may be that circumstances dictate that when the time comes maybe we can only use one or two venues, we really don''t know any of that yet. "There is a lot of variables based on whether we have four venues in four states or as little as one venue in one state," he said.

"There''s endless scenarios and possibilities ... we''re very optimistic that we will be able to stage the Indian men''s tour and the other inbound tours for the season. But we''re realistic enough to know they will look very different to a normal summer," Roberts added.


Holder wins early battle with Stokes as Windies take control
Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September
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We stay clear of engagement with Kohli as it brings out the best in him: Hazlewood
There was environment of fear in Pakistan team during 2019 WC: Inzamam
Liverpool thrashed 4-0 by Man City in 1st game as champions
Younis once held a knife to my throat when I offered him advice: Flower
Swiss soccer player positive after Serbia visit
Messi scores 700th goal, Barcelona held 2-2 by Atl tico
Baseball's minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons
Wisden name Ravindra Jadeja as India?s ''Most Valuable Test Player'' of 21st century
Six Pak players, including Hafeez, test negative for COVID-19; to join squad in England
India''s Nitin Menon becomes youngest umpire to enter ICC Elite Panel
Ian Botham claims had COVID-19 in Jan, but mistook it for ''bad flu''
KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark
 Thiruvananthapuram: With COVID19 cases continuing to spiral, Kerala on Thursday recorded the biggest  
Kerala reports 272 fresh cases; 68 infected through contact
Will take appropriate decision at appropriate time:Jose K Mani
Kerala reports 131 new COVID cases, 75 recoveries, 2,112 patients under treatment
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul
 Seoul: The Mayor of this South Korean capital was found dead at Bugaksan mountain here on Thursday,
Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south
Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen
Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225
NATIONAL NEWS
Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town
 Ujjain: History-sheeter Vikas Dubey ? the prime accused for whom Uttar Pradesh Police had launched a
Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez
Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action
CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia
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