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COVID-19: Cricketing action that will keep you going till normalcy returns


The Pakistan Super League, the Momentum One Day Cup and a handful of other cricketing fixtures continue to provide the much-required fodder to the fanatics of the sport.


There was an interesting observation made about war prisoners at the time of the second word war: Snatch his bread loaf and he will fall in line; snatch his last piece of bread and he will revolt.


Although the stakes are nowhere as high as war, the cricket fans are stuck in a similar situation.


On March 5, Everest Premier League in Nepal was postponed amid coronavirus fears. On March 11, the World XI v Asia XI matches were postponed. On March 12, Australia Women's tour of South Africa was postponed and Notts canceled their friendly due to Northants' Singapore tour.


On March 13, the England tour of Sri Lanka and the India v South Africa ODI series were postponed and IPL 2020 deferred until April 15. The cancellation of the Australia v New Zealand due to travel restrictions became the latest victim of the coronavirus outbreak.


This was the bread loaf.


Now coming to the last piece of bread, or the few fixtures that are still scheduled to go as planned as I write are listed below:


Pakistan Super League


14 Mar – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Stadium (7pm-5.15pm)


15 Mar – Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium (2pm-5.15pm);


Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, National Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)


17 March – 1st semi-final, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (2pm-5.15pm)


2nd semi-final, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (7pm-10.15pm)


18 March – Final, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (7pm-10.15pm)



Momentum One Day Cup 2020 (South Africa)


Mar 14 Warriors v Cape Cobras, Buffalo Park, East London 11:30 AM


Mar 15 Titans v Knights, SuperSport Park, Centurion 8:00 AM


Mar 17 TBC v TBC, 1st Semi-Final TBC, TBC 11:30 AM


Mar 18 TBC v TBC, 2nd Semi-Final TBC, TBC 11:30 AM


Mar 21 TBC v TBC, Final TBC, TBC 8:00 AM


Bangladesh tour of Pakistan 2020


Apr 05 - 09 Pakistan v Bangladesh, 2nd Test National Stadium, Karachi 5:30 AM


4-Day Franchise Series 2019-20 (South Africa)


Mar 29, Sun - Apr 01, Wed

Cape Cobras vs Lions, 25th Match

Newlands, Cape Town


Warriors vs Dolphins, 26th Match

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth


Titans vs Knights, 27th Match

SuperSport Park, Centurion


Apr 05, Sun - Apr 08, Wed

Dolphins vs Titans, 28th Match

Kingsmead, Durban


Knights vs Cape Cobras, 29th Match

Diamond Oval, Kimberley


Lions vs Warriors, 30th Match

Senwes Park, Potchefstroom



Sheffield Shield 2019-20 (Australia)


Mar 17, Tue - Mar 20, Fri

South Australia vs Queensland, 28th Match

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia


Western Australia vs New South Wales, 29th Match

W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth


Mar 19, Thu - Mar 22, Sun

Victoria vs Tasmania, 30th Match

Junction Oval, Melbourne


Mar 27, Fri - Mar 31, Tue

New South Wales vs TBC, Final

North Dalton Park, Wollongong


 Plunket Shield 2019-20 (New Zealand)


Mar 18, Wed - Mar 21, Sat

Canterbury vs Otago, 21st Match

Hagley Oval, Christchurch


Northern Knights vs Auckland, 20th Match

Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei


Central Districts vs Wellington, 19th Match

McLean Park, Napier


Mar 26, Thu - Mar 29, Sun

Central Districts vs Otago, 22nd Match

McLean Park, Napier


Northern Knights vs Wellington, 23rd Match

Seddon Park, Hamilton


Canterbury vs Auckland, 24th Match

Mainpower Oval, Rangiora


Even ordinary food tastes like Caviar and Champagne when you are hungry. That's your piece of bread. Savour it.


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