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

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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Mohammed Shami finds himself in trouble on the personal front once again

  • Mohammed Shami might have had a decent tour of England over the last few months but on the home front, there is still no end to the dark tunnel.
  • The 28-year-old pacer was to visit the CJM court in Kolkata’s Alipore on September 20 for a case between him and his wife Hasin Jahan.
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Shahid Afridi hails Pakistan on their hard-fought win over Afghanistan in Asia Cup

  • Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have already perished against them and on Friday, Afghanistan also showed Pakistan how tough a unit they can be in the limited-over formats.
  • It was only in the final overs of the match that the former champions prevailed over Asghar Afghan’s side to win the game by 3 wickets.
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I will always remember this comeback, says Ravindra Jadeja after bowling a match-winning spell

  • Ravindra Jadeja, of late, has become the comeback man of Indian cricket.
  • Earlier this month, the 29-year-old all-rounder made an impressive return to the Test team in England.
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Asia Cup 2018: Mashrafe Mortaza unaware of the changes made to the squad

  • Two losses in two days, Bangladesh are passing the harrowing time in the Asia Cup.
  • They beat Sri Lanka in the tournament opener but failed to maintain that run against Afghanistan and India.
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Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has a word of advice for Yuzvendra Chahal

  • After a slightly embarrassing performance against Hong Kong, the Indian contingent bounced back big time in the Asia Cup.
  • They defeated arch-rivals Pakistan and Bangladesh comprehensively and have one eye on the final already.
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Disqualified players were earlier approved by BCCI: Cricket Association of Puducherry

  • The Cricket Association of Puducherry is not having the greatest of initial days as a full member of the BCCI.
  • After the board decided to disqualify 8 Puducherry players for flouting the eligibility criteria to participate in the Indian domestic season, The CAP officials defended themselves profusely.
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Steve Smith, David Warner score runs on home soil first time since ball-tampering scandal

  • Class is permanent and that was proved again in cricket recently as two of Australia’s most successful current batsmen – Steve Smith and David Warner – were back among runs.
  • Both the players have been serving a year of ban since the ball-tampering scandal that happened in South Africa earlier this year and it was only the first time that they came out with the bat for their respective teams in the NSW Premier Cricket since the incident.
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You have to be mentally strong to be successful in international cricket: KL Rahul

  • It is believed that KL Rahul is the next big thing in the Indian cricket.
  • He is supremely talented and the batsman brought it to the fore during the final Test against England recently and also in the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year.
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Jio TV set to stream BCCI games live in 5-year pact with Star

  • Reliance Jio has arrived at a five-year deal with Star India for non-exclusive steaming rights of cricket matches hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Star Sports OTT platform Hotstar will continue to stream the matches.
  • With this, the Jio TV subscribers will now have an access to the televised matches that are hosted by the Indian cricket board.
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ICC charges Hasan Ali, Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan for breaching the Code of Conduct

  • Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali, and Afghanistan’s duo of Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have all been fined 15 per cent of their match fees.
  • They have also received one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during their Super-Four match in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
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Asia Cup 2018: ‘Shaken’ Sarfraz Ahmed hails Afghanistan after a nail-biting encounter

  • Not just Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, but his entire countrymen were holding their breath as a sturdy Afghan unit made them work very hard for a win.
  • Inexperience clearly showcased itself in Afghanistan‘s performance and a player of Shoaib Malik’s caliber is always going to cash in on that.
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Danushka Gunathilaka finds himself in trouble once again

  • Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played the first match of the 2018 Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium by 137 runs.
  • Prior to the match, Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka complained of severe back pain during a training session in Dubai.
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AB de Villiers surprised ‘close friend’ Vernon Philander with his retirement

  • It has been the South African dream to win a World Cup, they’ve been a promising prospect most times but never quite managed to get their hands on the trophy.
  • 2019 was expected to be different, the team wanted to do it for the legend, AB de Villiers, he would’ve also loved to retire on a high having achieved most other things in his career already.
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With political ties at a standstill, UAE is uniting many cricket loving India-Pakistan couples

  • India and Pakistan are arch-rivals on the field, the two countries are at loggerheads most times with little political and diplomatic cooperation.
  • However, same is not the case with the people from the nations.
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