What happens to foreign players who fly in directly to the UAE? “All overseas players and support staff also need to undergo two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests before flying in to the UAE and can only fly if the tests are negative. If not, then the same 14-day quarantine period and two negative tests to be able to fly to the UAE,” said the official. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 Covid-19 screening plan: Players & support staff to be tested every 5th day
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Watson was part of a group of Victorians such as George Birdwood and Owen Jones who admired Indian textiles, especially for their harmonious use of design and colour. His 18-volume series, The Collections of the Textile Manufactures of India, remains an enduring testament to the diversity and originality of Indian textiles, yet it set in motion a chain of events that would eventually threaten their very existence. In the run-up to National Handloom Day on August 7, it is fitting, perhaps perversely, to consider a man, a collection and a legacy that played a vital role in catalysing India’s Swadeshi movement. … [Read more...] about John Forbes Watson’s devastating catalogue of Indian textiles
“Fair bit of grass on the wicket, there was a bit of bounce. Odd balls were stopping and coming so it wasn’t true,” was Sharma’s analysis of the Abu Dhabi pitch after the first IPL match in 2014. The pitch at Sharjah, which carries a legacy of high-scoring encounters on shiny flat decks through the 90’s, was relaid in 2013. Subsequently, on occasions, the wicket takes turn as Yuzvendra Chahal found out in 2014. “I got confidence seeing the first ball turn,” Chahal had said playing in what was only his second IPL game, for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Daredevils. “Sharjah is the closest to Eden, but it does not have the lateral movement that we get at Kolkata. Everyone will have to make adjustments,” said Nayar. … [Read more...] about UAE’s IPL 2020 test: 60 games, three venues
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In Washington, meanwhile, negotiators on a big economic relief package reported some progress as their talks resumed in the Capitol. But multiple obstacles remain before a deal can be struck, one that investors say is crucial for propping up the economy in its weakened state. … [Read more...] about Wall Street drifts as strong, months long rally takes a pause