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

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

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Afghanistan beat Netherlands in the World T20 warm-up match. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan beats Netherlands in a World Twenty20 warm-up match:

  • Afghanistan made 152/9 in a World Twenty20 warm-up match in Mohali against Netherlands. Samiullah Shenwari top scored with a 54-ball 42 that included 3 fours.
  • Tom Cooper made an unbeaten 50 off 37 balls that featured 5 fours and 2 sixes, however, couldn’t take the Dutch over the line. Tight bowling from the Afghans ensured a 16-run win for their team.

PCB threaten to pull out of World T20 2016:

  • Amidst the fiasco over the shifting of the venue for the Indo-Pak cricket match, the Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) has threatened to pull out of the tournament entirely. In spite of the BCCI promising complete security for the visitors, the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan still seems unsure about the team’s safety.
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R Ashwin gets involved in an argument on twitter:

  • India’s premier off-spinner, R Ashwin argued with a fan on Twitter over Thisara Perera’s wicket. The dismissal occurred during the Asia Cup match between Sri Lanka and India in Bangladesh.
  • Perera was removed by Ashwin with MS Dhoni whipping off the bails in a flash. The on-field umpire Shozab Raza trusted his naked eye and adjudged Perera out without the consultation of the third umpire.
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PCB Chairman hints at changes in Pakistan’s entire management:

  • Shahryar Khan stated that team administration would be held accountable for the debacle in the Asia Cup 2016. Pakistan crashed out of the Asia Cup after suffering second defeat against Bangladesh by five wickets on Wednesday.
  • Shahryar said that changes would come, but it will take some time. He insisted that Shahid Afridi will remain the captain of the T20 side unless he himself pulls out.
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Chris Gayle donates a huge amount to a Jamaican student:

  • Star batsman Chris Gayle took to Instagram to a petition towards a crowd fund to collect funds for the treatment of a Jamaican student suffering from leukemia.
  • Gayle is not only trying to gather people for this cause, but he also made a massive contribution of USD 20,000 towards the treatment.
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Pawan Negi expresses gratitude towards senior players:

  • All-rounder Pawan Negi who made his India debut in the Asia Cup T20 match against UAE said that senior players helped him calm his nerves. He admitted being nervous before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and other senior players calmed him down.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar is happy with his spell against UAE:

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s figures of 4-2-8-2 against UAE have given him a much-needed confidence. He was the star with the ball for India and bowled two maidens in his spell. Bhuvi was happy to get his rhythm and swing back.
  • Talking to BCCI.tv the pacer admitted about being nervous before beginning his spell. He stated that after being out of the playing eleven since a while, he was waiting for this opportunity and the spell has boosted his mental confidence. He also stated that he is working on the slower balls.
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An innings from Suresh Raina helped Martin Crowe:

  • On November 13, 2014, the late Martin Crowe wrote a column for ESPNCricinfo, elaborating how watching Suresh Raina bat helped him in the aftermath of his chemotherapy.
  • Crowe wrote expressed how an innings from the Indian southpaw left an impact on him, compelling the Kiwi to reminisce about the most striking cricket images he had seen during his lifetime.
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Pakistan fan commits suicide:

A Pakistan fan Muhammad Shafiq who worked as a jr. clerk in Punjab irrigation department reportedly hung himself from his office fan after he lost a bet on the Bangladesh v Pakistan match on which he had put his salary at stake.

Home Ministry ready to provide paramilitary for India v Pakistan World T20 match in Dharamsala:

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today told reporters, “If the (Himachal Pradesh) Chief Minister asks for security forces, we will provide,”

His response came after Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh had written a letter to the HM stating that his government cannot provide security for the match.