The season may have been abruptly suspended, but there were several takeaways
Late September and late November are the primary options that the BCCI can explore
- When and where can IPL 2021 be rescheduled to?
- Australian players set for IPL exodus to the Maldives
- KL Rahul undergoes surgery for appendicitis, likely to rejoin IPL bubble after quarantine
- Amid Covid concerns, BCCI considers moving the IPL to Mumbai
There are close to 40 Australians in the IPL bubble comprising players, coaching staff and commentators
The doctors are understood to have said that Rahul will be able to restart all activity after a week's rest
BCCI is believed to be working on a plan that will minimise risks, especially in travel
The major story of the week for the Australians came off the field rather than on it
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Mayank Agarwal was named captain for their game against the Delhi Capitals
At the halfway stage of IPL 2021, only a few teams have been able to achieve clarity about their best XIs
Agarwal's 99 on IPL captaincy debut in vain as Kings slump to fifth loss in eight matches
Should Kings persist with Pooran? Is there place for Billings in place of Smith for Capitals?
Punjab Kings' 25-year-old allrounder also made a vital 17-ball 25 in only his fourth IPL game
His steady strike rate has been a constant talking point since last IPL, whether he fails or he scores
In the space of seven deliveries, Brar dismissed Kohli, Maxwell and de Villiers without conceding a single run
Most runs, most wickets, and a lot more
Suarez heroics keep Atletico title hopes on track
The Liga leaders looked destined for frustration until Luis Suarez vaulted them back into pole position. Plus: Chelsea's season hangs in the balance, while Serie A is set for a tense final day.
Arsenal Keep or Dump: Xhaka, Lacazette have to go if club want to move on
It could be the busiest summer in Arsenal's history. The club have good young talent but they need to be clever in the transfer market.
Stats: Leicester win 1st FA Cup, Lewandowski equals Muller, Messi's 30
ESPN brings you the best stats from the weekend's European football action.
Cricket needs a global ball-tampering inquiry to clear the air
While Australia's transgression was by far the most brazenly egregious, ball-tampering had been a global issue