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

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

Jasprit Bumrah India
Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Irfan Pathan and Parthiv Patel excited about day/night matches:

  • Duleep Trophy this year will be played under lights and with the pink ball.
  • The players were excited about playing with the pink ball and following the match there has been a positive wave about it in the country among players and administrators.
  • Parthiv who was there at the first BCCI conclave in Dharamshala also sounded excited for the introduction of day/night games in domestic cricket.
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Greg Chappell replied back to Sourav Ganguly’s comments:

  • Greg Chappell has often in the past said that the Indian team tried to take short-cuts and he was appointed to change it and for that, the skipper had to lead by example, which didn’t happen.
  • Chappell also praised Kumble saying that his courage and hard-working nature are his key qualities.
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Due to the shifting of matches, Maharashtra had to bear a loss: Narendra Modi:

  • Matches which were to be held in Mumbai and Pune were shifted to Visakhapatnam and Raipur respectively.
  • The reason for objection was the drought concerns. Eventually, Bombay High Court ruled in favor of the PIL and the BCCI was ordered to shift the matches outside the state.
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India to undergo preparatory camp under new coach Anil Kumble ahead of West Indies tour:

  • Team India will undergo a preparatory camp from June 29-July 4 at NCA, Bangalore before they head to West Indies.
  • Sanjay Bangar, the interim coach of the national set-up for the just concluded tour of Zimbabwe will accompany the team as batting coach while & Abhay Sharma will tour with the team as the fielding coach.
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Lahiru Thirimanne’s England tour ended with an injury:

  • He was forced to return home from the due to lower back strain.
  • Niroshan Dickwella has been named as a replacement for the left-hand batsman, who featured in all the Tests.
  • The visitors are currently 1-0 behind in the 5 match series after a tie in the opening game and losing the following ODI by a huge margin.
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Jason Holder proud of West Indies team’s effort in reaching the final:

  • Jason Holder is proud that the No.8 ranked ODI side has reached the final thrashing the No.3 out of the tournament and to take on the No.1 in the final.
  • He said that it is always important to have a core team going forward.
  • Smith feels that the best is yet to come from Australians in the series and will look at having a polished win in the finals.
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BCCI bans two World Cups for India U19 players:

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has amended one of its rules stating that the India U19 players cannot play in more than one U19 World Cup.
  • This also means that even if the player meets the age criteria, he would still be ineligible to take part in the upcoming editions of the tournament.
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Jasprit Bumrah climbs to No.2 in T20I Rankings:

  • Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals in 2016 having picked 24 wickets in 18 matches so far this year.
  • Indian Test skipper, Virat Kohli continues to top the chart of batsmen followed by Australian Aaron Finch at no.2 and Martin Guptill of New Zealand at no.3.
  • India continues to remain at no.2 in the team rankings, after beating Zimbabwe 2-1.
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Adil Rashid thanks Jason Gillespie and Shane Warne for the support:

  • Gillespie is Rashid’s coach at English county champions Yorkshire, who backed his abilities.
  • Warne had a lengthy practice session with him ahead of the third Test against Pakistan earlier in November and spoke to him again before the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka.
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Jason Gillespie chooses his All Time XI:

  • Indian legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie has named his All Time XI.
  • Gillespie has picked five of his former teammates.
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Aaron Finch heaps praises on David Warner:

  • He said that David Warner is the best batsman in one of the world at the moment.
  • He also added that he had indeed learned a lot from RCB’s deadly duo, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers.
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Adam Zampa is all set for the tri-series final:

  • Zampa is expected to make a comeback into the scheme of things in the final of the Tri-Series 2016.
  • Australian skipper Steve Smith, on the other hand, said that they will have to get rid of West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels as early as they can.
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Harmanpreet Kaur excited about WBBL opportunity:

  • Kaur stated that it was indeed an honor to play in the league and also added that she is as excited as making her debut for India.
  • Speaking about the last time the Indians visited Australia, Kaur mentioned that many of the Indian women did indeed want to participate in the WBBL.
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Sourav Ganguly ignores commenting on Ravi Shastri:

  • Earlier, Shastri revealed that Ganguly was not present when he was being interviewed.
  • “The (coach selection) interview is absolutely confidential. I don’t want to talk about Shastri’s comment. You should also ask the other members of the (cricket) advisory committee,” said Ganguly.

Ian Botham, David Grower chucked out of Sky commentary team:

  • Ian Botham and David Grower have worked with Sky commentary team for 20 years.
  • Botham and Grower were kept away from a meeting held by Sky presenters and producers recently, where it was decided that they will no longer be part of the station’s coverage as they have been for so many years.