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Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

The headlines and news stories that hogged the limelight today.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Chief Selector Andrew White suffers double cheekbone fracture

  • Ireland cricket recently received a big blow in the form of their chief selector getting injured. Andrew White, the chairman of selectors of Cricket Ireland (CI), suffered a double fracture in his cheekbone on Sunday.
  • It was a nasty accident during the indoor net sessions that hurt the national selector. It is worth noting that White had assumed the position of the chief selector last month.
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BCCI announces the venue for the one-off Test against Afghanistan

  • The match will be played from June 14 to June 18 later this year. The event will be a huge one for the new entrants in Test cricket as it was India who provided them with the ground in Noida for the practice and all the facilities.
  • However, Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will host the one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan.
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Tye confident of success after a reasonable outing in the 1st ODI loss

  • 31-year-old Andrew Tye has been a star performer for his side in the Big Bash League for his side Perth Scorchers.
  • Against England, his deliveries didn’t trouble the batters much as they played him calmly without much of a trouble.
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India can chase a target around 270-280 : Michael Holding

  • The momentum has been switching constantly with both sides not willing to give up. The hosts attained a 28 run lead in the first innings. With South Africa effectively 173/5 at lunch, Michael Holding felt that India would fancy chasing anything around 270-280.
  • With the current lead above 200 already, the West Indies great felt that the conditions wouldn’t be easy for both the teams.
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RCB will be stupid if they don’t use their RTM for Chahal: Virender Sehwag

  • The curiosity and excitement levels of all the cricket fans and people associated with the game are running heavily as the big Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 auctions are coming near.
  • IPL 2018 auctions are scheduled to start on January 27 and 28, where all the big players from the different countries will be going under the hammer to gain higher bids.
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I feel I did not perform in the Ashes: Moeen Ali

  • After a disappointing Ashes series, the Lions could finally overturn their woeful fortunes as they started the ODI leg on a winning note.
  • It was a warm and welcoming victory for everyone in the England camp after a month-long painful turmoil. All-rounder Mooen Ali also looked extremely upbeat with the win.
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Ben Stokes should be carefully considered before deciding to bid for him: Simon Helmont

  • The England star, who was impending charges for a bar brawl in Bristol last year, has now been charged with affray by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
  • Police investigated the incident and sent their findings to the CPS in November. The 26-year-old and two men from Bristol are due to appear before magistrates at a future date.
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William Porterfield confident ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

  • William Porterfield, Ireland’s skipper for the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers seems confident of his side’s chances of securing Qualification for the World Cup finals in 2019.
  • The tournament will be played in England. However, Ireland have been handed a tough draw for the World Cup Qualifiers which get under way in Zimbabwe this March.
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Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff to apply for England coach position in 2019

  • Flintoff has represented England in 79 Tests and 141 ODIs in which he has scored 3845 and 3394 runs respectively which also included eight hundreds across formats to his name.
  • He played as a proper all-rounder for the English team as he picked up 226 wickets in the longest format and 169 wickets in the shorter format.
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ICC U-19 World Cup: Aditya Thakare to join India squad as cover for injured Ishan Porel

  • Porel took 4 wickets in India’s warm-up game against South Africa U-19. But, he managed to bowl just 4.1 overs on Sunday.
  • He left the field in the middle of his over after suffering an injury in his left ankle. Also, the Bengal seamer did not appear for the training sessions before India’s second game against Papua New Guinea.
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Citing Parthiv’s catching woes, Sunil Gavaskar reckons Dhoni should not have retired from Tests

  • Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar recently opined that the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni should not have hung his boots in Test cricket so early. MS Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game in 2014.
  • Since then, Wriddhiman Saha has been India’s first choice keeper in Test cricket. However, with Saha injured and out of the ongoing South Africa assignment, Parthiv Patel has got his lucky break.
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Sarfraz Ahmed needs to perform individually: Younis Khan

  • However, the wicket-keeper batsman hasn’t been among the runs for his side. The 30-year-old lost his sheen with the bat. His average in ODI cricket has dropped to 34.
  • Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan on Monday has advised current skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to start producing individual performances if he wants a guaranteed place in the team.
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MCA talent hunt receives massive response, over 2000 pacers turn up for the event

  • The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) recently initiated their talent hunt in the city. The state association received massive response from the young cricketers.
  • Little did the organizers know that they will get to see over 2000 pacers turn up for the selections. Mumbai cricket circle has seen a dip in quality bowling over the last few years.
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IPL 2018: Conviction of Ben Stokes leaves franchises perplexed ahead of auctions

  • Recently, Ben Stokes was charged for affray in the same brawl in Bristol. His participation in the ongoing and the upcoming England series has certainly come to an end with the verdict announced. Now, it remains to be seen how his future unfolds on the cricket field.
  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had earlier announced that they will decide on Stokes’ future within 48 hours once the Police give their verdict.
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South Africa vs India: ICC reprimands Virat Kohli for breaching Code of Conduct

  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli was recently reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a breach of conduct during the ongoing Centurion Test.
  • Reportedly, Virat was found guilty of breaching the ICC’s prescribed Code of Conduct during the third day’s play of the match. He has been slapped with a fine of 25 per cent of his match fee.
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Virat Kohli complains to match referee regarding playing conditions

  • The play was interrupted due to the untimely thunderstorm and lightning which led to the heavy rain. However, the action resumed after an hour despite the outfield being wet which troubled the visiting bowlers to grip the ball.
  • It also meant the premier spinner was also out of the attack as he was also struggling with the wet ball and would not get the turn he was getting before the rain.
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Ben Stokes likely to miss the upcoming New Zealand tour

  • Affray is a triable either-way charge, implying the case can ultimately be heard in either the magistrates’ court or the crown court.
  • It carries a maximum penalty of a fine and/or up to six months in prison when tried summarily in the magistrates’ court. Alternatively, when tried on indictment the punishment can reach up to three years in prison.
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Uncertain future ahead as Ben Stokes charged with affray

  • Stokes won the award of the most valuable player of the tournament last year and could’ve been one of the most sought players in the auction which commences on 27th of this month.
  • With him being charged and set to appear in front of the magistrate, the IPL sides will be unsure about the future of the 26-year-old in the tournament.
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Game still in balance if we can get early wickets: Jasprit Bumrah

  • The game’s balance seems to be swinging either way at all the times. Just as it looked like India will comfortably cruise past the South African total, they were bowled out with a 28 run deficit.
  • Then, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah set South Africa on the back foot. He picked two wickets very early in the South African innings in the brilliant spell that he bowled.
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Veda Krishnamurthy records her highest WBBL score

  • India’s attacking batswoman Veda Krishnamurthy recorded her highest score in Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) during the match between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades.
  • Krishnamurthy’s 40 runs off 35 balls at a strike rate of 114.29 including 6 boundaries meant that she was finally getting into the form and attacking cricket she held a reputation for.
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