May 20 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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MS Dhoni and Mike Hussey
MS Dhoni and Mike Hussey. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

1. Reports: Indian team to leave for WTC Final in three batches in accordance with results of IPL 2023

As the IPL 2023 nears the playoff stage, members of the teams that don’t qualify further might leave early to prepare for the WTC final as BCCI also plans to host a practice game for India, ahead of the final against Australia. (READ MORE)

2. I think South Africa will be missing a trick if they don't take Faf du Plessis to World Cup: Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik believes that South Africa would be making a mistake if they will not include Faf du Plessis in the squad for the forthcoming World Cup, which will be held in India in October-November. (READ MORE)

3. Cricket West Indies announces upgraded travel policy for Women's team

The women cricketers will now be traveling in business class as well as will be given single rooms for staying in, similar to the way in which the West Indies men's team are being treated. (READ MORE)

4. One of the most disappointing parts for DC this season was Prithvi Shaw: Shane Watson

Watson opened up about Shaw's performance this year and said that his failure has been the biggest let-down for DC this IPL season (READ MORE)

5. It could be that Umran Malik had a fight with the SRH management: Virender Sehwag

Former India international Virender Sehwag spoke about the matter and stated that he may have had a heated argument with the management, and that is why the cricketer is not getting enough opportunities in the middle. (READ MORE)

6. Major ODI World Cup announcement looms as BCCI calls for SGM on May 27

The BCCI is set to hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Ahmedabad on May 27, with a core 'working group’ in place to oversee the 2023 ODI World Cup, scheduled to take place in October. (READ MORE)

7. 'ICC has a role to play' - Ricky Ponting on pay disparity in Test Cricket

Ponting believes the International Cricket Council (ICC) can help reduce pay disparities in Test cricket, and that it should make the payments a bit more even worldwide. (READ MORE)

8. Michael Vaughan returns to BBC for upcoming English summer

Vaughan was dropped from BBC’s coverage of the last Ashes series in Australia in 2021-22 after news of his involvement in a racism incident made the headlines, but will be returning for the summer (READ MORE)

9. 'I think he's ready and should be given a chance' - Sunil Gavaskar bats for Yashasvi Jaiswal's swift national selection

Gavaskar explained that it is important to give players the chance that they deserve when they are in form as it helps boost their confidence. (READ MORE)

10. ‘There is no reason why he cannot keep going’ - Mike Hussey sheds light on MS Dhoni’s potential retirement post IPL 2023

With legendary Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni’s potential retirement up in the air, batting coach Mike Hussey voiced his stance on the regard. (READ MORE)

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