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

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

All the stories that hogged the headlines.

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ICC (International Cricket Council) Chief Executive David Richardson speaks during a press conference. (Photo by Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

ICC CEO David Richardson to step down following World Cup 2019

  • The International Cricket Council today confirmed that David Richardson will step down as ICC Chief Executive when his contract expires post next summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • In 2002, Mr Richardson became the first person to hold the position of ICC General Manager – Cricket, and was promoted as the Chief Executive in 2012.
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Harmanpreet Kaur could lose her DSP position in Punjab Police

  • The captain of the India women’s T20I team Harmanpreet Kaur had to fight a lot to be able to take up the position of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Punjab Police.
  • Her previous employer Western Railways weren’t willing to let Harmanpreet go due to bond related obligations and it was only after Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh intervened that she could switch jobs between the two government-run organisations.
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Keemo Paul retained as Shimron Hetmyer makes a comeback to Windies squad

  • Young West Indies all-rounder Keemo Paul was called up to the side after Shimron Hetmyer suffered flu following the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series.
  • However, with Hetmyer now up and running, the selection committee was left with a rather tough choice to make between the two youngsters who are quite clearly in decent form.
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Eoin Morgan focuses on duel against Indians and not the FIFA World Cup

  • England’s captain Eoin Morgan has set his sights solely on securing a victory against the Indians in the first T20 international to be played in Old Trafford on the 3rd of July.
  • Having thrashed the Australians in a recent series, England’s confidence at the moment could not be any higher.
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Gautam Gambhir expected to return as ‘government nominee’ as DDCA elects new board

  • When Gautam Gambhir was selected as the ‘Government Nominee’ last year, he was disappointed when the court-appointed in-charge Vikramjit Sen insisted that Gambhir ought to quit cricket to be a nominee for the government.
  • However, this time around, the southpaw seemingly has another chance with Rajat Sharma being appointed to the post.
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Batsman Karun Nair reveals his cricketing idol

  • Rahul Dravid, the former Indian cricketer, has been an epitome of perseverance, grit, and determination.
  • He sports an unflappable mindset and hardly allows the situation to get the better of his nerves.
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Sunil Gavaskar senses problem within Indian ranks after Bumrah’s injury

  • With the Indian tour of England almost underway, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar reckons that the visitors may well be missing their trump card Jasprit Bumrah.
  • The latter injured himself when playing the Irish in Dublin. With an injury, Virat Kohli’s bowling options have seemingly diminished rather significantly.
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Inzamam-ul-Haq reckons Kohli possesses the ability to win matches on his own in England

  • Virat Kohli had a pretty mediocre tour of England, especially in Tests, the last time India visited the British Isles back in 2014.
  • As a cricketer, he has grown leaps and bounds and has refurbished his skills to a large extent.
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ZIM vs AUS: Aaron Finch had Chris Gayle’s record in his mind during his knock of 172

  • Australia won the first match in the T20I Tri-Series against Pakistan and were clearly dominant winning the match by 9 wickets.
  • That win gave captain Aaron Finch and his team the confidence back.
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Rahul Dravid delighted with Indian cricket’s bench strength

  • The Indian team is currently in England for a limited-overs series, which gets underway today at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
  • The team was jolted with a couple of body blows as Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah injured themselves and were ruled out of at least the T20I series. Krunal Pandya and Deepak Chahar were announced as their replacements.
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ENG vs IND: VVS Laxman fortifies India’s chances in England

  • Ahead of India’s rather long tour of England, VVS Laxman, the Indian batsman who has had some fantastic memories in the country has fortified the chances as well as most of the spirits of his countrymen.
  • Writing in his column, Laxman went on to state that a good start will be of tantamount importance for the Indians as they being with a T20I at Manchester.
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We will play fearless cricket and have nothing to lose: Virat Kohli

  • The much-awaited series between India and England is all set to commence as both the teams will lock horns in the first of the three-match T20I series.
  • The hosts are in amazing form as they recently thrashed Australia at home and are hoping to play a similar brand of cricket against the Indian team.
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ENG vs IND: England pacer ruled out of ODI and T20I series

  • The much awaited India’s tour of England gets underway today at the Old Trafford in Manchester where both teams will lock horns in the first T20I.
  • While India have suffered a couple of injury exclusions, the hosts have also faced the same issue as well just prior to the start of the series.
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Kiran More reckons Hardik and Krunal will play together in England

  • While it is sad that Washington Sundar is leaving the team following an injury, Krunal Pandya may very well look at this as a happy coincidence that he is indeed in the India T20 squad at least.
  • While it remains to be seen whether or not he plays alongside his brother Hardik Pandya remains to be seen, a certain former selector and the brothers’ benefactor Kiran More certainly believes that they will play together.
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Bangladesh announce ODI squad for the three-match series against Windies

  • Bangladesh announced the One-Day International (ODI) squad for the tour of Windies where they will play two Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is.
  • There are as many as six changes in the squad from the one that played the Tri-nation series at home against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
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