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Burkina Faso striker Traore leaves Lyon for Aston Villa        AIFF to conduct three-day International Virtual Conference for coaches        Looking to play good brand of cricket to make this season a memorable one: KL Rahul        US stocks fall as market decline extends for third week        No decision to discontinue printing of Rs 2000 note: FinMin        Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general        Russia's Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive'        Pak uses drone to weapons in J-K's Rajouri; 3 LeT terrorists arrested        Centre rejects study which claims India is world's largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide        Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan not implemented in Bengal as state did not provide any info: FM        Parliament's monsoon session likely to be curtailed, may end by mid-next week        Kerala reports 4,000 plus fresh COVID-19 cases for second day in row; Toll crosses 500        China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy''s visit        US bans WeChat, TikTok citing national security        IPL 2020: Dhoni''s CSK lock horns with Rohit led MI in opener        US Open champion Osaka out of French Open due to injury        NIA questions Ker Minister Jaleel for over 8 hours; No need for him to resign, says CM        Delhi riots: Police files charge sheet under UAPA against 15 for larger conspiracy        Serum Institute gets DGCA''s nod to resume testing of Covid vaccine again        Russia''s RDIF collaborates with Dr Reddy''s Laboratories for Sputnik V vaccine trials, distribution: CEO        
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Sports News
IPL GC Meet: Final on Nov 10, Chinese sponsors intact, COVID replacements allowed
 
New Delhi: The Indian Premier League''s Governing Council on Sunday decided to retain all its sponsors, including Chinese mobile company VIVO, and approved COVID-19 substitutions in the event to be held in UAE this year. The tournament will be played from September 19 to November 10 at three venues in the UAE -- Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi -- subject to government approval, which is expected in the next couple of days. "The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST," stated a release from the BCCI.

"Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is still being prepared but there would be any number of COVID replacements this year," a BCCI official told PTI. A lingering issue put to rest on Sunday was Chinese sponsorship of the IPL. It became a bone of contention after violent clashes between the Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh in June. India lost 20 soldiers in the showdown, causing outrage across the country after which the BCCI promised to review the deals. "All I can say is that all our sponsors are with us. Hopefully you can read between the lines," an IPL GC member told PTI on conditions of anonymity after Sunday''s meeting. As IPL title sponsor, VIVO pays around Rs 440 crore per year, a five-year deal that ends in 2022.

It would have been difficult for the Board to get new sponsors at a short notice given the current financially difficult climate. In another major decision, the IPL GC also approved the women''s IPL, a development first reported by PTI after speaking to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday. "Women''s T20 Challenge will also take place in the UAE and will comprise three teams with four matches to be played during the IPL Playoff week," stated the Board''s press release. Forced out of India due to the rising coronavirus case count here, the IPL will allow unlimited COVID-19 replacements considering the delicate health safety situation across the globe.

India''s case load has surpassed 18 lakh with over 38,000 deaths. "The final will be played on November 10 as it enters the Diwali week making it lucrative for the broadcasters," the IPL GC member said. It is expected that the squad strength in terms of playing members will be 24 for the eight franchises. "Also the BCCI has received presentations from a Dubai based group on creating a medical facility in the UAE. The BCCI is also in talks with the Tata Group for creating a bio-bubble," the official said. Major Decisions (Formal clearance by next week) 1. Tournament Duration (53 days) 2. Dates: September 19-November 10 3. Women''s IPL approved 4. Squad Strength: 24 players 5. Any number of COVID-19 replacements 6.

Tata Group and Dubai-based medical group to give presentation on creating bio-secure bubble. 7. SOP will be handed over to franchises in next 7 to 10 days.


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AIFF to conduct three-day International Virtual Conference for coaches
Looking to play good brand of cricket to make this season a memorable one: KL Rahul
IPL 2020: Dhoni''s CSK lock horns with Rohit led MI in opener
US Open champion Osaka out of French Open due to injury
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Mbappe tests positive for COVID-19, to miss France-Croatia match
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KERALA NEWS
Take steps to attach properties of pvt financial institution; HC to govt
 Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to take steps to attach the  
Kerala logs single-day highest spike of 3,830 COVID-19 cases
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"My hands are clean, not accepted any gift or money" Minister
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general
 Tehran, Sep 19 (AP) The chief of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened on Saturday to g
Russia's Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive'
China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy''s visit
US bans WeChat, TikTok citing national security
NATIONAL NEWS
Pak uses drone to weapons in J-K's Rajouri; 3 LeT terrorists arrested
 Jammu, Sep 19 (PTI) Pakistan dropped weapons and some cash in Indian currency using a drone in Jammu
Centre rejects study which claims India is world's largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan not implemented in Bengal as state did not provide any info: FM
Delhi riots: Police files charge sheet under UAPA against 15 for larger conspiracy
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