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

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

Dale Steyn
DELHI, INDIA – MARCH 28: Dale Steyn of South Africa looks on ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Super 10s Group 1 match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at The Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Ground on March 28, 2016 in Delhi, India. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

DDCA planning to build a new stadium: 

  • DDCA is planning to build a new stadium near Dwarka and Najafgarh. The move is backed by DDCA as it hopes to bring in better facilities for the players.
  • Additionally, with the city’s relative proximity to the airport and with availability of multiple options for accommodation of players near the area, the stadium’s location will be a huge boon to the visiting teams.
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Marcus Stoinis pulls out of IPL:

  • KXIP all-rounder Marcus Stoinis followed his Australian counterpart Glenn Maxwell to return to Australia before the completion of IPL.
  • Though the all-rounder was not reported to suffer from any sort of injuries, the player had pulled out due to ‘personal unavoidable circumstances’, according to KXIP.

Michael Kasprowicz appointed as CEO of Queensland Cricket:

  • Michael Kasprowicz, former Australian pacer, has been appointed as the CEO of Queensland Cricket. He will step down from the current position of a member of CA Board of Directors, in which he has been a part of since 2011. Kasprowicz expressed his delight in taking up the new post and help in development of Australian cricket.
  • “I’m pleased to be able to assist Queensland Cricket at this point in time and grateful to the Chairman David Peever and my fellow Directors on the Cricket Australia Board to enable me to take this on.” Said Kasprowicz, on his new role.

Andre Russell to miss KKR’s next match:

  • KKR All rounder Andre Russell is set to miss KKR’s next match against Gujarat Lions in Kanpur, citing a suspected injured leg.
  • The all-rounder has taken 13 wickets in this IPL season, and has scored 188 runs for KKR. Russell did not travel with the team to Kanpur.

Dale Steyn mulls County T20 stint:

  • With Dale Steyn getting minimum number of game-time, thanks to his fall in the pecking order of Gujarat Lions and South Africa preferring to save him for the longer formats, Steyn is likely to consider a stint for Glamorgan in the Natwest T20 League.
  • While Glamorgan’s captain Jacques Rudolph has confirmed the rumors of approaching Steyn, Steyn himself has created doubts with a twitter post enquiring about good fishing spots in Glamorgan.
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Indore hopes to makes it’s Test debut in 2016:

  • Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium hopes to host it’s debut Test match this year, since as many as 9 Test matches are set to be played in India in 2016.
  • Indore was assigned Test status along with Pune, Ranchi, Vizag, Rajkot and Dharamsala during BCCI’s 86th Annual meet in November last year.
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Gary Kirsten excited about his new initiative:

  • Gary Kirsten had glorious days as a player for Team South Africa and as a coach for the Indian Cricket Team. Currently, the 44 year old South African is working on bringing budding cricketers across the world to come together and train in a common platform.
  • “We are very excited by the work we are doing, and it’s not just limited to the local academy. Whilst we do a lot of work in the Cape Town region, we invite players from around the world to come to Cape Town” said Kirsten, talking about his new initiative.
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Nehra perplexed on getting overlooked for 4-5 years:

  • Ashish Nehra came out of nowhere to get selected for the Australian limited overs tours, and subsequently, the Asia Cup and the World T20, nearly 5 years after his final game for India against Pakistan in World Cup 2011. However, he has been a consistent performer in the domestic arena during this duration, and even Nehra himself is perplexed as to how he was overlooked during the past 4 years.
  • “I am surprised I wasn’t picked in the last 4-5 years. My record from 2009 till the 2011 WC shows that I was one of the leading performers. I was injured during the 2011 WC semis, and post that, I was the only bowler who didn’t play for India,” Nehra told the Times of India.
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Warner is probably best suited at the top of the order: Steve Smith:

  • David Warner’s playing spot in the Australian limited overs team had been shuffled more than not during the last 5 months. However, after taking Warner’s imperious form at the top of the order into consideration,  Smith might reconsider to keep him at the top of the order even in limited overs cricket.
  •  “He’s probably best suited at the top of the order. We had our best six batters playing. Obviously, Usman Khawaja had been batting particularly well and Aaron Finch, he’s been playing well over in the IPL as well.” Said Smith.
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My aim was to get a notch higher every time I play: Irfan Pathan:

  • Irfan Pathan was given the short straw by MS Dhoni for the better part of this IPL. However, the Baroda all-rounder has remained positive about his state of mind and form throughout the tournament. Just at the fag end of the tournament has Pathan earned his captain’s trust. Talking to Laxman Sivaramakrisnan, Irfan talked about his mental approach when on the field.
  • “What you actually want to keep doing is whatever tournament you play, you want to keep getting better and better. My aim was to get a notch higher every time I play. So, when you have such mindset you would always perform well.” Said Pathan, talking about his attitude while being on the field, irrespective of the tournament.
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