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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Steve Smith
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 27: Australian international cricketer, Steve Smith is seen as the Australian Cricket team arrive at Cape Town International Airport on March 27, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Brenton Geach/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Steve Smith set to make his comeback with this T20 League

  • Former Australia skipper Steve Smith is currently serving his 12-month ban imposed on him by the Cricket Australia.
  • Smith was banned by the national board following his involvement in the ball tampering gate during the Cape Town Test against South Africa a couple of months ago.
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Virat Kohli recalls the time when a waiter failed to recognise him

  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli enjoys supreme popularity in the cricket world.
  • He is revered as one of the best in the modern day game. He finds himself among the fans at almost every possible place that he visits.
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Anti-corruption officials order Pakistan players to not wear smart watches

  • Team Pakistan had a dream start to their campaign in England.
  • On the first day of the first Test of their tour, they bundled out the hosts for a paltry 184 before assuming ascendancy with the bat on the first day.
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Sri Lankan cricketer withdraws from Windies tour after father’s assassination

  • Ace Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva has decided not to tour with the national side for their upcoming international assignment.
  • Sri Lanka is set to play in Windies in the coming month with the first Test slated to commence in the first week of June.
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BCCI considering Women’s IPL next year onward

  • The Women’s IPL exhibition match between the Trailblazers and the Supernovas in Mumbai took place on May 21.
  • The match went right down to the wire and eventually, the Supernovas, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, won by three wickets in the last ball.
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Constable who attacked Ravindra Jadeja’s wife suspended, officials confirm there was no pressure from Jadeja

  • In a very unfortunate incident, the wife of ace Indian cricketer, Ravindra Jadeja, was recently attacked by a Police Constable.
  • Jadeja’s wife, Rivaba, was recently attacked by the constable named Sanjay Kurungi in Jamnagar.
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Prasidh Krishna one of the finds of IPL 2018: Heath Streak

  • “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi” are the words inscribed on the Indian Premier League title. It means “Where talent means opportunity”.
  • The Indian Premier League is a platform for young players to showcase their talents and take a positive stride towards a successful career.
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We definitely have a team which can win the IPL for MS Dhoni: Suresh Raina

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) marked an absolutely sensational and remarkable return into the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The two-time title holders finished on the second spot after the league stages and then recorded a spectacular victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Qualifier 1 to advance through to the finale match.
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WI vs SL: Windies announce Test squad for Sri Lanka series

  • The Windies will host Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series, which begins on June 6.
  • Trinidad, St Lucia and Barbados are the venues for the encounters. They recently announced a 13-man squad for the same.
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IPL 2018: Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar retained by BCCI for playoffs

  • The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently taking place and the playoffs are currently underway.
  • The tournament has been a witness to some jaw-dropping encounters and a plethora of matches have turned out to be humdingers.
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BCCI could allow Indian players in overseas T20 leagues

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been apprehensive over sending the male cricketers to participate in overseas T20 events.
  • Three female Indian cricketers in the form of Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy have already taken part in the Women’s Big Bash League (BBL).
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England vs Pakistan: Hasan Ali expresses his desire to become the No 1 Test bowler

  • The visiting Pakistan team played outstandingly well to outplay the host England team on the first day of the first Test match at the Lord’s.
  • The Pakistan fast bowlers delivered a remarkable performance to contain the English batsmen and thus bowled out England for 184 runs.
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There is no bias towards Australian players in the IPL: Brad Hodge

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a tournament where the best players in the world compete against each other.
  • It is not easy to earn an IPL contract. Even if a player makes it to one of the franchises, it is very difficult to get into the playing XI as there is a lot of competition.
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Candice Warner apologizes to Sonny Bill Williams after receiving taunts during the series against SA

  • The Test series between South Africa and Australia that was played earlier this year sparked several controversies.
  • Not only the players, but also their families were affected during the series.
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BBL 2018: Melbourne Stars rope in two big names for next season

  • The Melbourne Stars finished as the cellar dwellers of the 2017-18 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). The franchise managed only a couple of wins in ten matches.
  • The team only managed to beat the Melbourne Renegades and the Hobart Hurricanes once each.
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