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

Here are all the top headlines from the world of cricket.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers of South Africa. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

To be honest, I am tired, says AB de Villiers on his retirement

  • AB de Villiers has shocked the cricketing world by hanging his boots in the international cricket with immediate effect.
  • He recently played in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and was in scintillating form with the bat.
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Cricket South Africa CEO pleaded with AB de Villiers against retirement

  • Cricket South Africa’s chief executive Thabang Moroe said that he pleaded enough with AB de Villiers not to retire now, with the World Cup looming around the corner.
  • CSA had centred much of its World Cup plans around the swashbuckling batsman, with Faf du Plessis now under immense pressure.
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MS Dhoni showers praises on Faf du Plessis following his knock against SRH

  • All the cricket fans and experts saw their excitement and anticipation reach the next level in the thrilling and crisp encounter between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the first game of the IPL 2018 playoffs.
  • The MS Dhoni-led team sprawled through to the finals after recording a smashing win by two wickets courtesy of a sensational knock played by South African skipper Faf du Plessis.
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ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier schedule announced

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in the Netherlands from 7 to 14 July while also naming a Women’s Global Development Squad that will get the exposure of playing ECB Super League sides.
  • The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier assumes great significance not only because two teams from among the eight there will get to play in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in the West Indies from 9 to 24 November but also because all matches will be classified as T20 Internationals after a recent ICC announcement to that effect.
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Sourav Ganguly picks one Indian cricketer who has an ability to become an exceptional actor

  • Virat Kohli is one of the prominent cricketers going around in the World cricket courtesy of his on-field heroics.
  • He is also the face of as many as 17 brands including the likes of Gionee phones, Puma sportswear, Audi luxury cars and MRF Tyres among many others.
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IPL 2018: Faf du Plessis in shock after CSK’s unexpected victory

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stormed to their seventh final of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The franchise beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai by two wickets.
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Sri Lanka Cricket announces the new pay hike scheme for the cricketers

  • The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced a new pay hike scheme for all the currently contracted cricketers.
  • Under the present system, there are a total of thirty-three players coming in the contract list of cricketers who will now be receiving a significant increase in their respective contractual pay and also the match fees will be increased, even though the lean patch of the team in the recent series.
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IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir reveals the reasons behind his exclusion after giving up captaincy

  • Gautam Gambhir hasn’t had the most overwhelming times in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He couldn’t lead the Delhi Daredevils (DD) to victories in their initial few matches and the franchise found their campaign in the doldrums.
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Former Zimbabwe skipper Andy Flower to take over as England Cricket director

  • Former English cricketer and former skipper Andrew Strauss is to stand down as England’s Cricket director temporarily this season as his wife Ruth continues her treatment for cancer.
  • Various reports suggest that former Zimbabwe skipper Andy Flower would take over Strauss as the director of England cricket in his absence.
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Belinda Clark, Kyle Coetzer, and Mike Hesson appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee

  • Former Australia women’s captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Belinda Clark, Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer and New Zealand national team coach Mike Hesson have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee.
  • All three have been appointed to the committee for an initial three-year term each and next week’s annual meeting in Mumbai, which will take place on 28 and 29 May, will be their first meeting.
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Simon Katich believes that KKR has shown the character to win in the IPL

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have been a terrific side in the tournament since its inception, and this season the Knights have played amazing cricket to get to the playoffs.
  • Up ahead for the Knights are the Rajasthan Royals, who would be looking to go with their momentum with the Royals winning 5 of their last six games.
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I think we were 20 runs short with the bat: Kane Williamson

  • The first qualifier turned out to be a thrilling encounter at the Wankhede stadium. The Chennai Super Kings managed to book a place in the final of the IPL for the seventh time.
  • As for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, they stand another chance to play the finals.
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Popular Bollywood Diva awestruck by Virat Kohli’s aura

  • Virat Kohli’s approach on the cricket pitch has been appreciated by many as his career has grown leaps in bounds over the years.
  • Apart from his prowess on the 22 yards, the Indian skipper is also a trendsetter as far as resorting to the latest and trendy fashion statements is concerned.
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