August 22 Evening Brief: Today's Top news and headlines from cricket world

Here is a quick wrap-up of the events that grabbed the spotlight in the cricketing world today.

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1. Ben Stokes, KL Rahul backing first athlete-led venture fund of UK

The Players Fund announced the first athlete-led venture fund in the UK with the aim of the venture capital fund to unite and consolidate the athlete-investor community. (READ MORE)

2. Tilak Varma opens up on Rohit Sharma’s role following Asia Cup squad selection

Delighted by his inclusion in India’s Asia Cup squad, Tilak expressed his gratitude and further acknowledged Inia and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit’s soothing words during his IPL campaign. (READ MORE)

3. PCB to hold nationwide trials for women cricketers to develop talent-grooming structure

Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to host multiple trials nationwide to unearth women cricketers at the grassroots level. (READ MORE)

4. Only form and impact from the players will help in winning World Cup: Gautam Gambhir

Former India international Gautam Gambhir mentioned that there's no front-runner for any position in the team and only form and impact will help India lift their third ODI World Cup. (READ MORE)

5. Ajaz Patel, Tim Seifert included in New Zealand A squad to tour Australia A

Ajaz Patel and Tim Seifert are among seven international-capped players selected in New Zealand A's squad for the series against Australia A. (READ MORE)

6. Shafali Verma predicts Team India's Asia Cup 2023 chances

Shafali Verma opined that India are looking very strong going into the tournament and that they will come out victorious. (READ MORE)

7. Pat Cummins has got a good wingman in Steve Smith: Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden believes that Smith can prove to be a perfect wingman as he has got the character and is often visible changing field when Cummins has the ball in his hands. (READ MORE)

8. Sunil Gavaskar gives blunt reply to query on Ravichandran Ashwin's Asia Cup squad snub

Gavaskar made a blunt response to a query when asked if Ashwin should have made it to the setup considering his vast experience and India fielding an off-spinner. (READ MORE)

9. Steven Smith reveals details of wrist injury sustained during Ashes 2023

Steven Smith mentioned that he picked up the injury in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. Despite so, he went on to play all the remaining three matches of the series. (READ MORE)

10. Sachin Tendulkar all set to be recognised as national icon by Election Commission

Sachin Tendulkar will be felicitated by the prestigious honour as he is always encouraging greater voter participation in the electoral process. (READ MORE)

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