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Highlights, May 9: India to Tour Sri Lanka For White-Ball Matches; Covishield Advised For England Tour

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"India is supposed to go to Sri Lanka for three ODIs and five T20Is. There are lots of organisational hazards like 14-day quarantine. It can’t happen in India. This quarantine is tough to handle. Too early to say how we can find a slot to complete the IPL" - Sourav Ganguly to sportstar about the fate of the rest of IPL 2021.

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"In the current disastrous climate, the suspension of the IPL could also produce a precedent. It may lead to the World T20 event, programmed for India later in the year, either being postponed or moved," reckons Ian Chappell in his latest column on ESPNcricinfo. Will we see the World Cup happening in India? Unlikely.

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Prasad on Padikkal's Future: It was a surprise when BCCI didn't name in-form top-order batter Devdutt Padikkal even among the stand-by players for the England tour earlier this week. Former India chief of selectors MSK Prasad reckons it will take some time before Padikkal will break into the Indian team. .”It will take some time for Devdutt Padikkal to break into the longest format. He’s definitely the guy for the future, there are no two ways about it. But if you’re looking at longer formats, maybe he will take one more year of domestic cricket,” Prasad told SportsKeeda in an interview.

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Former India Captain And Wife Denied COVID Vaccine: Despite registering on app, former India captain Nari Contractor and his wife were denied entry at the Cama Hospital where they had gone for the second dose of their coronavirus. Their son Hoshedar wrote on social media, “To get my parents ready for the shot it takes three hours to prepare them. Then to transport them to the centre is an ordeal for somebody who is immobile. Why were the appointments given if there were no vaccines? Just returning home from the centre. This is not the first time we were sent home without a vaccination and hence wanted to share my frustration of how our public health system has failed. This is downright harassment!”

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Rahane's Message on Mother's Day: India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has urged his fellow citizens to fight against coronavirus and thanked the frontline warriors for their services. "Today on Mother’s Day let’s pledge to serve our Motherland and strive to fight and come out of these difficult times together.  A big salute to all the frontline warriors for doing what you’re doing, selflessly. Every single day," Rahane posted on Sunday

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Highlights, May 9: India to Tour Sri Lanka For White-Ball Matches; Covishield Advised For England Tour

Highlights cricket news and IPL 2021 Suspended Updates: It’s been almost five days since the 14th season of the Indian Premier League was suspended midway with the coronavirus breaching its bio-secure bubble. Several players were tested positive before the call was taken. And still we keep getting news of someone testing positive with the latest being Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Prasidh Krishna who is also part of India’s jumbo Test squad for the England tour, although he is part of the standby list.

Meanwhile, all Rajasthan Royals cricketers and support staff have left Delhi after they were tested negative for COVID-19 yesterday.

The big news though emerging is that there are rumours of David Warner and Michael Slater being involved in a bar fight in Maldives. However, Slater has thrashed the claims, saying he is ‘great mates’ with Warner and there’s ‘zero chance’ of them having a fight.

“There is absolutely nothing to the rumour mill … Davie and I are great mates and absolutely zero chance of [having] a fight,” Slater told the ‘The Daily Mail.’ “I don’t know where you get these things from. Unless you were here and have got concrete evidence you can’t write anything, nothing happened,” he added.

Also, IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings have arranged for the delivery of 450 Oxygen concentrators in a bid to help Tamil Nadu’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

“Bhoomika Trust, an NGO involved in Covid relief operations, helped CSKCL in arranging for the supply of the Oxygen concentrators and will also coordinate in the distribution. The first consignment of Oxygen concentrators has arrived and the remaining is expected to reach early next week.

“CSKCL is delivering the Oxygen concentrators for the benefit of Covid patients being treated in Government hospitals and the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC)-run Covid care centres,” the franchise said in a statement.

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