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.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Kapil Dev delighted over Imran Khan’s imminent election as Pakistan PM

  • With Imran Khan becoming the first ever former cricketer to be named Prime Minister of a country, his counterpart Kapil Dev seemingly is full of joy.
  • While there have been several PMs of Pakistan who has been the victim of martial law and terrible politics, it is clear that this is indeed a massive step towards the betterment of the country itself.
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ECB announces the 13-man squad for the first Test match against India

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the 13-man squad for the first of the five-match Test series against India.
  • As expected, Adil Rashid has made his comeback to the side following his exploits in the limited-overs leg of the tour.
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Don’t play the Asia Cup, says angry Virender Sehwag over its poor scheduling

  • Virender Sehwag has lashed out at the timetable of the upcoming Asia Cup in which only Team India is scheduled to play back-to-back matches.
  • The tournament will commence on September 15 with the game between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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Former England and Middlesex cricketer John Murray passes away

  • Former England and Middlesex wicketkeeper-batsman, John Murray has passed away at the age of 83.
  • He played 21 Test matches for his country and scored a century against Windies during his 6-year long career.
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Kerala captain Sachin Baby faces dissent; teammates write to state cricket board to replace ‘arrogant’ skipper

  • It seems the honeymoon hasn’t lasted long for captain Sachin Baby.
  • The 29-year-old Kerala cricketer, who led his home state to the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time last year, is now facing dissent from his own teammates, who have even gone to the extent of asking the state cricket association to find a new captain before the new season begins.
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BCCI slams Asia Cup scheduling over India’s matches on consecutive days

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) lashed out over the schedule of the Asia Cup tournament to be played in the United Arab Emirates in September calling it “mindless”.
  • The reason for the BCCI’s disappoints is a schedule that demands India to play on consecutive days with the second day’s match slated against arch-rivals Pakistan.
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England vs India: Virat Kohli will score this time; India favourites, feels Jaffer

  • Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer feels Indian skipper Virat Kohli will leave behind his forgetful memory of the 2014 series behind and score well in the upcoming five-Test series starting August 1.
  • Kohli ended up with a shocking average of 13.40 in that four-match series, managing just 134 runs in 10 innings.
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MS Dhoni trumps Kohli and Sachin to become the most admired sports personality in India

  • MS Dhoni has scaled a lot of heights in his illustrious career both as a captain and a wicketkeeper.
  • He is the only captain in the world to win World T20, Champions Trophy, and 50 overs World Cup.
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Josh Hazlewood emerges as popular contender for Australian vice-captaincy

  • As the Australia cricket team aims for resurrection under the stewardship of 34-year old Tim Paine, it has emerged that Josh Hazlewood is indeed one of the candidates to become Paine’s deputy in the Test cricketing scenario.
  • Hazlewood, who is one of the premier bowlers the Aussies boast of in Test cricket has emerged as a favorite, especially after receiving the backing from his bowling partner Pat Cummins.
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Alzarri Joseph found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct

  • Alzarri Joseph has received an official reprimand and one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during Wednesday’s ODI against Bangladesh.
  • West Indies won the match by three runs in Guyana to keep the three-match series alive.
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Dravid’s son Samit Dravid dazzles again in school cricket: Another father-son legacy in the offing?

  • After the kid of one former star made his mark on international cricket, it is time for another to inch towards the limelight.
  • Twelve-year-old Samit Dravid, son of former Indian captain Rahul Dravid and currently the coach of India A and under-19 side, came out with an all-round performance to help his school team win an under-14 game in Cottonian Shield in Bengaluru.
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Asia Cup 2018: Broadcaster and sponsors force the organisers to change the match timings

  • The schedule for the upcoming edition of Asia Cup was recently revealed and the excitement is abuzz ever since it is known that there is a possibility of at least two India-Pakistan ties during the tournament.
  • The format has been changed this time around and if all goes well, the arch-rivals might meet thrice including the final of the competition.
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Sourav Ganguly vouches for R Ashwin’s selection ahead of Kuldeep Yadav

  • With Kuldeep Yadav added to the India squad for the five-match Test series against England, one cannot help but think that the chinaman will play ahead of seasoned off-spinner R Ashwin.
  • While the debate rages on and the first Test in Edgbaston around the corner, Sourav Ganguly, the former India skipper has also seemingly joined in on the debate.
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Dale Steyn to stop playing white-ball cricket after the World Cup 2019

  • South African pacer Dale Steyn has of late been struggling with serious injuries and thus putting in more efforts towards comebacks than in a game.
  • In the last one and a half year he has constantly been out of action and recently made a comeback during South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka. It wasn’t an impactful return as he could just scalp two wickets in as many Tests.
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With the help of cricket, I want to better the ties between India and Pakistan: Imran Khan

  • Former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan has won the general elections in the country with the majority of votes and has been elected as the Prime Minister.
  • He is also the first cricketer to achieve the remarkable feat and is being tipped to lead from the front just like he did on the cricketing field.
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