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Nasir Jamshed of Pakistan. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Nasir Jamshed on the verge of receiving ban on PSL spot-fixing charges

  • Tainted Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed, in all probability will face a ban for his alleged involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal if he doesn’t respond to the charge sheet filed against him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on May 18.
  • The PCB filed a charge sheet against Nasir, last week, with the anti-corruption tribunal containing six allegations against the opener, who resides in the United Kingdom now.
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Umesh Yadav selection for England tour a well deserved one: Parthiv Patel

  • In an all-important match, Umesh Yadav came to the fore for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has done that for the side in this season’s tournament.
  • The Indian selectors rewarded the 30-year old pacer when they named the national side for the upcoming tour of England where the side plays 3 ODIs.
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Hopefully our foreign batsmen will come good in Mumbai: Ravi Ashwin

  • Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) were appalling in Indore last night against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the loss has jeopardised their playoffs qualification.
  • They have lost three back-to-back games now and somehow need to find a way to come out of the rut.
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IPL 2018: Kris Srikkanth mentions Archer and Buttler as the reasons for RR’s comeback

  • The Rajasthan Royals (RR) have been phenomenal in their last three matches and have made a strong comeback following their stutter in the mid-phase of the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The franchise is currently placed in the third position and have a decent chance of making their way through to the playoffs of the prestigious T20 extravaganza.
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Supreme Court finds Navjot Singh Sidhu guilty in a road rage case

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu is one of India‘s most popular openers and has become more popular during the recent years, with his regular appearance on a comedy show hosted by comedian Kapil Sharma.
  • Apart from appearing in the comedy show, the former skipper has had a reduced role in cricket due to his active role in politics.
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Jacques Kallis reveals one worrying factor for KKR this season

  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ head coach and former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is more than confident that his team would make it through to the playoffs this season despite a dodgy start.
  • After winning their opener against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at home, KKR slipped to two consecutive losses at the hands of the Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Bangladesh Cricket Board to appoint Gary Kirsten as a consultant

  • The Bangladesh Cricket (BCB) recently mentioned that they are on the verge of appointing Gary Kirsten as a consultant for the national team.
  • The former South African cricketer is expected to mentor and provide valuable suggestions to the board regarding the selection of coaches at the various cricketing levels in the country.
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Sachin Tendulkar gives financial help to Indian wheelchair cricket team

  • Both before and after retirement from the 22 yards, Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has been a philanthropist off the field.
  • From adopting villages to bearing the education expenses of the underprivileged children, Tendulkar has time and again shown his concern for the lesser-addressed social issues of the country.
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SC orders HC to take a call on appeal against Sreesanth’s discharge on spot-fixing

  • The spot-fixing scandal involving fast-bowler Sreesanth is deemed to be one of the darkest phases in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The incident was vicious enough to hand the Rajasthan Royals (RR) a suspension of two years following which they didn’t participate in the cash-rich tournament in 2016 and 2017 along with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
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David Gower appreciates Virat Kohli’s respect for Test cricket

  • Virat Kohli has arguably been one of the greatest batsmen India have ever produced.
  • His dedication and zeal to refurbish himself and his prowess as a cricketer have been fascinating, to say the least.
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Afghanistan management upset with Virat Kohli skipping the historic one-off Test

  • While Ireland recently made their test debut against Pakistan, the other team to receive the status last year in July, Afghanistan is prepping up to enter the history books when they take on India later next month.
  • It will be a monumental feat as the cricketers and management will be a part of something historic in terms of the nation’s cricketing ambitions.
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Shashank Manohar elected unopposed to serve second term as independent ICC Chairman

  • Shashank Manohar will serve a second term as the independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was the sole nominee put forward by the ICC Board.
  • Mr Manohar, who became the first independent ICC Chairman in 2016, will continue for a second two-year term following his unopposed election.
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CoA chief plans to organise Women’s IPL in three years

  • Indian cricket plans to launch a women’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the next three years.
  • The men’s version was inaugurated in 2008 and has been a grand success with every passing year.
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ENG vs PAK: England announces 12-man squad for the Lord’s Test

  • England Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the Test squad for the first of the two-match Test series against Pakistan.
  • Jos Buttler has been recalled to the team after a gap of 18 months as he had last played in the national side during the tour of India.
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BCCI opposes S Sreesanth’s request to play County Cricket

  • The year 2013 turned out to be a curse in Indian fast-bowler S Sreesanth’s career. He got himself tangled in a spot-fixing scandal.
  • He played for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and was found guilty for the horrendous crime which turned his career upside down.
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