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

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

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Lance Klusener named as Kovai Kings coach:

  • Lance Klusener has been named as the coach of the Kovai Kings for the upcoming edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
  • It is widely expected that Klusener will join up with the team for the unveiling of the team logo.
  • Further reports have gone on to suggest that R Venkatesh, the former Tamil Nadu, and Railways off-spinner will serve as the in-charge for cricketing operations.
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England announce home fixtures for 2017:

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (RCB) on Friday announced their home international fixture for 2017.
  • They will host South Africa and the West Indies along with the ICC Champions Trophy that will be played in June.
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Jadeja and Gavaskar in commentary team for West Indies tour:

  • Ten Sports, the official broadcaster for India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies has named a six-member commentary team.
  • The panel includes. Former Indian skippers Ajay Jadeja and Sunil Gavaskar. They will be joined by veteran commentator and presenter Sanjay Manjrekar.
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Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan to feature in PSL:

  • Brendon McCullum and England skipper Eoin Morgan have agreed to be a part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • Sethi said that even though they have mentioned the name of only these two international cricketers, there will be a lot more high-profile cricketers.
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BCCI categorically said that I could make myself available on Skype: Ravi Shastri:

  • Shastri, who is back in Mumbai, spoke to ETPanache and clarified that he was communicated about his interview date pretty late.
  • Shastri further clarified that BCCI had given him the option to get interviewed over Skype. Though he agrees ideally a candidate should have been present.
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Dhoni is a hard act to follow: Wriddhiman Saha:

  • Although Saha’s glovework is perhaps one of the best in the country, it certainly has been difficult for the Bengali keeper to replicate the similar type of batsmanship by MS Dhoni as well.
  • “I am trying to do what Dhoni bhai did for us,”he said.
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Mohammad Amir can bounce back like Muhammad Ali: Salman Butt:

  • Sulman Butt feels that the Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir can bounce back strongly into international cricket like Muhammad Ali.
  • Amir was banned from international cricket for 5 years in 2010 after he along with Butt and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of spot-fixing.
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I think everyone sees a wind of change coming: Scotland chief executive:

  • The ICC annual conference was staged in Scotland for the first time. This serves as a perfect platform for Scottish cricket to showcase its “positive growth”, according to Cannon.
  • The conference has been particularly relevant as a number of major issues on the agenda has made it one of the most anticipated ICC meetings in years.
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Joe Root hails the ruthless approach of Jason Roy:

  • Joe Root has praised teammate, Jason Roy’s approach during the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka where he scored 162 runs from 118 balls.
  • He feels that the team has a bunch of match-winners which is really good for the team.
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Team India prepares with yoga for the West Indies tour:

  • The first couple of days saw team members getting involved in various practice drills. A couple of new methods including Yoga is a part of its training regime under new coach Anil Kumble.
  • The BCCI on Saturday tweeted images of players spreading their yoga mats to practice the traditional art of keeping fit and focused.
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Anil Kumble calls in senior members of Indian team:

  • Kumble called for a meeting with India ‘A’ and U19 coach Rahul Dravid, India ODI skipper MS Dhoni, and the Test skipper Virat Kohli.
  • Kumble understands that he will have to work closely with the stakeholders should the Indian team become a formidable force yeat again.
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Anurag Thakur wishes on World Sports Journalist Day:

  • Anurag Thakur took on social platform Twitter to wish on the Sports Journalist day.
  • World Sports Journalists Day is a global professional observance held on July 2.
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Players are going to break down with overdose of IPL: Darren Lehmann:

  • Lehmann urged to reduce the workload on players competing in all three forms of the game as he fears the packed schedule will break down the players.
  • Most of the Australian cricketers, playing in the international side, play for different franchises in the IPL.
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Kusal Perera would be compensated by ICC:

  • Kusal Perera would be compensated by the ICC after he was wrongly accused of doping charges and resulted in from getting suspended during Sri-Lanka’s Tour of New Zealand.
  • Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri-Lanka Cricket (SLC) president said that he would be negotiating the damages.
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Mustafizur Rahman gets his misconception cleared after meeting Mohammad Irfan:

  • Mustafizur Rahman has huge feet and wears a big shoe. It is surprising but Rahman, who stands at a common 5 feet 9 inches tall, wears shoes which are bigger than his skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.
  • Mustafizur revealed how he was forced to change the opinion on the same after comparing with Mohammed Irfan’s shoes
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