Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic hit sport in March 2020, forcing games to be played behind closed doors, and then getting cricket called off altogether. The PSL was suspended before the semi-finals, and all cricket ground to a halt. The men's T20 World Cup was postponed to 2021, the IPL to later in the year, and the launch of the Hundred deferred to 2021. International cricket only returned in July, when West Indies played in England in a biosecure bubble. In 2021, the PSL was hit by Covid again and its second half postponed.


Durham bubble breach: Gunathilaka, Mendis and Dickwella suspended from international cricket for one year
Durham bubble breach: Gunathilaka, Mendis and Dickwella suspended from international cricket for one year

They will not be allowed to play domestic cricket for six months, ruling them out for much of the next season

Yuzvendra Chahal, K Gowtham test positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka
Yuzvendra Chahal, K Gowtham test positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav cleared to fly to England directly from Sri Lanka

Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran rejoin India squad after isolation
Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran rejoin India squad after isolation

The three had to isolate after training assistant Dayanand Garani tested positive for Covid-19

After Rishabh Pant, one member of India's support staff tests positive for Covid-19
After Rishabh Pant, one member of India's support staff tests positive for Covid-19

Bowling coach B Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran identified as his close contacts, and asked to quarantine in London for ten days

Rishabh Pant tests positive for Covid-19
Rishabh Pant tests positive for Covid-19

The wicketkeeper-batter is in quarantine and will not travel with the team to Durham on Thursday

Derbyshire's match against Essex abandoned after positive Covid-19 test
Derbyshire's match against Essex abandoned after positive Covid-19 test

With home players forced to self-isolate, umpires decide to call off Derby fixture

Sri Lanka face 'nerve-wracking' wait for Covid test results after returning from England
Sri Lanka face 'nerve-wracking' wait for Covid test results after returning from England

Mickey Arthur reveals mixing with England after Bristol ODI with India series due to start in a week

Goolam Rajah, former South Africa team manager, dies of Covid-19-related complications
Goolam Rajah, former South Africa team manager, dies of Covid-19-related complications

Rajah managed the men's national team from 1992 till his retirement in 2011

BCCI to form committee to compensate senior male domestic cricketers
BCCI to form committee to compensate senior male domestic cricketers

Board also pledges INR 10 crore to help support athletes ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Veda Krishnamurthy: 'I was completely destroyed. All of us were broken to pieces'
Veda Krishnamurthy: 'I was completely destroyed. All of us were broken to pieces'

The India batter opens up about the harrowing time when Covid struck her family

PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators' Anwar Ali tests positive for Covid-19, to miss flight to Abu Dhabi
PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators' Anwar Ali tests positive for Covid-19, to miss flight to Abu Dhabi

The cricketer will now isolate in a hotel room in Karachi for a minimum of ten days

'The world stops a little bit' - emotional Tim Seifert recounts Covid-19 experience
'The world stops a little bit' - emotional Tim Seifert recounts Covid-19 experience

"When everyone left and I was the only overseas player left in India, that's when it got real for me"

Labuschagne to miss white-ball tour of the West Indies, will continue stint with Glamorgan
Labuschagne to miss white-ball tour of the West Indies, will continue stint with Glamorgan

Australian batter "deeply upset to miss out due to circumstances beyond anyone's control," says Trevor Hohns

Hanuma Vihari's network of volunteers helps out during 'unthinkable' Covid-19 crisis
Hanuma Vihari's network of volunteers helps out during 'unthinkable' Covid-19 crisis

Vihari has used his Twitter handle to amplify appeals apart from creating a network of volunteers to help people

Covid-19: Remembering the ones we have lost
Covid-19: Remembering the ones we have lost

A list of members of the cricket community who have died during the coronavirus-induced pandemic

Former Rajasthan legspinner Vivek Yadav dies of Covid-19-related complications
Former Rajasthan legspinner Vivek Yadav dies of Covid-19-related complications

The 36-year-old was undergoing treatment for cancer

Piyush Chawla's father dies of post-Covid-19 complications
Piyush Chawla's father dies of post-Covid-19 complications

The Indian legspinner, who was part of the Mumbai Indians squad at IPL 2021, shared the news of the bereavement on Monday

KKR's Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid-19, to be treated in Chennai before flying home
KKR's Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid-19, to be treated in Chennai before flying home

The New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter failed both his pre-departure tests and "is experiencing moderate symptoms"

PCB approaches Emirates Cricket Board to host remainder of PSL 2021 in the UAE
PCB approaches Emirates Cricket Board to host remainder of PSL 2021 in the UAE

The franchises had requested the PCB to shift the games out of Karachi because of the pandemic

Three men's T20 World Cup 2022 qualifying events called off because of Covid-19
Three men's T20 World Cup 2022 qualifying events called off because of Covid-19

Italy, Germany and Denmark move up as a result because of their positions in the ICC rankings