Kings XI Punjab's chances for qualifying for play-offs of IPL 2020 were ended on November 01 after Chennai Super Kings, which is already out of the race for the play-offs, defeated the KL Rahul-led team by nine wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Speaking on the loss, KXIP captain KL Rahul said the team gave itself a lot of chance to qualify for the play-offs, and they were hoping to get through.
Rahul added that this loss will hurt him for a "little while".
CSK easily chased the mediocre target of 153 with the help of a clinical innings by in-form opener Ruturaj Gaikwad who sailed his team with an unbeaten 62 off 49 balls.
Australia beat India by 51 runs and sealed the series by 2-0. Indian cricketer KL Rahul said that sometimes as a team they have to accept that the opposition played better cricket. "Its home condition for them, they played better cricket," he said. "We have honestly played 50 over cricket after a long-long time," he added. Rahul also highlighted that the mood of the camp is still positive.
Indian batsman wicket-keeper KL Rahul ahead of 1st ODI against Australia said that legendary Indian cricket captain "Mahendra Singh Dhoni's place cannot be filled." MS Dhoni had announced retirement in August via Instagram post. India will clash with hosts Australia on November 26 at SCG.
Former IPL chief and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla informed that BCCI President SouravGanguly, who has been hospitalised after suffering cardiac arrest,is showing improvement in his health condition. "We all are wishing a speedy recovery for the former Captain of Team India as well as BCCI President SouravGanguly. He had a mild heart attack, but it's not that serious. Doctors are taking care of him and his condition is improving," said Former IPL Chief Rajeev Shukla.
Speaking to media in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on December 24, Vice President (VP) of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), Amin Pathan spoke on BCCI's 89th Annual General Meeting. Pathan said, "IPL will be held in April 2021 and the teams will be discussed by the executives." "BCCI is doing exemplary work for cricket," he added.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and other officials of the cricket board met at Ahmedabad's Hotel Taj Skyline on December 24 for the 89th Annual General Body Meeting. Various topics including tax issue, introduction of two new IPL teams, and inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics are likely to be discussed in the 89th AGM. Ahead of the annual meeting, a top official of the BCCI, KVP Rao resigned.