October 2020 - Third Week Highlights

October 2020 - Third Week Highlights

October 2020 - Third Week Highlights

Here are all the 3rd-week highlights for the month of October. 

Amid game resumptions, some cricket boards are still faced with the decision to postpone or cancel their leagues due to the outbreak of COVID-19. With that, the Under-19 Asia Cup has officially been postponed by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in hopes of having it played in 2021. Meanwhile, the pandemic has also happened to officially rule out the possibility of the Bangladesh Premier League being played this year. 

READ MORE: Under-19 Asia Cup Gets Postponed

READ MORE: Bangladesh Premier League Gets Cancelled Amid COVID-19

This week, two cricket board officers had decided to step down from their positions. This includes the CEO of Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) Alistair Nicholson who has decided to give up his post by the end of the year. Another resignation that happened this week was when Pakistan’s chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to retire in order to focus more on being the team’s head coach. 

READ MORE: Alistair Nicholson Quits as ACA Chief Executive

READ MORE: Misbah-ul-Haq Steps Down from Position

The Indian Premier League has also seen some of its players leave and return to their teams this week. Due to a muscle tear that had been sustained during training, Delhi Capitals player Ishant Sharma has been officially ruled out of the season. Meanwhile, the Kings XI Punjab has seen the return of Chris Gayle after having recovered from food poisoning. 

READ MORE: Ishant Sharma Ruled Out of IPL 2020

READ MORE: Chris Gayle Likely to Return to Kings XI Punjab

This week, the Delhi Capitals have stolen the top spot of the IPL’s points table after having secured six wins out of their eight matches. Next to them is the Mumbai Indians who now have five wins out of seven matches. To see the odds of other upcoming matches, head over to Betwala. 

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