July 5 Morning 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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Sourav Ganguly and Basit Ali
Sourav Ganguly and Basit Ali. (Photo Source: Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

1. Nooshin Al Khadeer appointed interim head coach of Indian women's team for upcoming Bangladesh tour

With the BCCI yet to make an official announcement about the Indian women’s team’s new head coach, former India cricketer Nooshin Al Khadeer has been given charge of the forthcoming Bangladesh tour which begins on July 9. (READ MORE)

2. ‘Dada ji is just trying to play mind games’ – Basit Ali showcases dissent over Sourav Ganguly’s ‘one-sided’ remark on IND-PAK games

Former Pakistan batter Basit Ali disagreed with Sourav Ganguly’s statement as he called India vs Pakistan encounters one-sided, favouring the Men in Blue. (READ MORE)

3. Andrew Balbirnie steps down from Ireland’s white-ball captaincy; Paul Stirling appointed interim captain

Andrew Balbirnie stepped down as Ireland’s captain with immediate effect, and Paul Stirling was appointed the interim skipper. (READ MORE)

4. BCCI appoints Ajit Agarkar Chairman of Senior Men’s Selection Committee

The BCCI officially announced former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar as the Chairman of the Senior Men’s Selection Committee. The post had been vacant since Chetan Sharma stepped down. (READ MORE)

5. 'Jonny will know that it’s on him' - Ian Bell accounts Bairstow responsible for latter's controversial dismissal during Lord's Test

Ian Bell criticized Jonny Bairstow's dismissal, attributing it to a lapse in concentration, while questioning Australia's appeal withdrawal and expressing disappointment over the incident overshadowing their impressive performance. (READ MORE)

6. ‘I know the girls are up for it’ - Sophie Ecclestone feels confident ahead of second Ashes T20I against Australia

With England trailing 0-6 in the ongoing Ashes series, all-rounder Sophie Ecclestone believes that her side can bounce back and put up a fight in the forthcoming games. (READ MORE)

7. 'I am there to go and try and score runs in whatever position that is' - Joe Root opens up on prospect of batting at 3 in ongoing Ashes

Joe Root opened up on the prospect of batting at No. 3 in the absence of England’s vice-captain Ollie Pope, who was ruled out of the remainder of Ashes owing to a dislocated shoulder. (READ MORE)

8. The Hundred 2023: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh pulled out of third edition by Cricket Australia

In order to manage their workload ahead of the all-important ODI World Cup 2023, Maxwell and Marsh were pulled out of The Hundred by Cricket Australia. (READ MORE)

9. BCCI announces India A squad for ACC Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023

The Junior Cricket Committee has picked India A squad for the upcoming ACC Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 to be played from 13th to 23rd July in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (READ MORE)

10. Sri Lanka Cricket appoints Tharindu Perera as new assistant coach of Sri Lanka Women

SLC announced the appointment of former Sri Lankan cricketer Tharindu Perera, an ECB Level 4 Specialist Coach awardee, as the new assistant coach of the women’s national team. (READ MORE)


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