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Muttiah Muralitharan
Pune warriors Mohnish Mishra (C) shakes hand with Kochi Tuskers Kerala cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan (R). (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The BCCI still owes me $400,000: Muttiah Muralitharan:

  • Muttiah Muralitharan has also spoken about the unpaid dues which defunct IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers owes to its former team members.
  • Hodge was prompted to ask if there were any chances of the settlement after BCCI had compensated Mohammad Shami for missing the IPL 2015 due to injury.
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MS Dhoni takes over Virat Kohli in commercial airtime:


  • Kohli has over the years decided to be picky about the brands that he endorses and also charges a whopping Rs. 3 crores.
  • Kohli has also seen a drop in his overall rank in the list which also includes Bollywood and television actors in it along with sports personalities.
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West Indies call up Miguel Cummins for the first Test against India:

  • Miguel Cummins is all set to play his debut Test series for the national side West Indies as a replacement of recently retired pacer Jerome Taylor.
  • He last played for West Indies in a One-Day International against Ireland in 2014, which was also his debut ODI series.
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Anil Kumble announces fine for players who are late for the team bus:

  • Anil Kumble has introduced some specific rules for his boys to follow ahead of their scheduled Test series against the West Indies.
  • Kumble has announced a fine of USD 50 for players who are late for the team bus.
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British media is putting undue pressure on Mohammad Amir: Shahid Afridi:

  • The series hasn’t started yet but he has already received some harsh words from the Englishmen.
  • Even English skipper Alastair Cook has indirectly trained his guns on him. The pressure on him will undoubtedly be immense.
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Mark Wood included in England Lions squad for tri-series:

  • Mark Wood has been included in the England Lions squad for the tri-Series featuring A teams from Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
  • Before joining the Lions squad, Wood will play his second T20 Blast game of the season on Friday against Northamptonshire.
  • At Lions, he will be joining the bowling trio of Saqib Mahmood, George Garton, and Sam Curran.
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Afghanistan aim to play bilateral ODIs against India and teams touring India:

  • Afghanistan is trying its best to ensure that the team gets to play more number of ODI matches which will help their cause for the 2019 World Cup qualification with September 2017 being the cut-off date.
  • Stanikzai is confident of achieving the targets given the fact that Afghanistan has made rapid growth on and off the cricket field.
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Cricket Australia boosts investment into female cricket:

  • Cricket Australia has announced a new $4 million investment into female cricket on the back of the successful inaugural Women’s Big Bash League.
  • It also involves a $1 million investment per year over four years.
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There should not be any problem with cricketers on Amir’s decision: Sachin Tendulkar:

  • Tendulkar believes that he deserves a second chance. “He is a good bowler and I think he has skills,” Sachin said.
  • Tendulkar did not call any one favorites for the series.
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30 Odisha cricketers under CBI scanner for age fudging:

  • The CBI’s sports integrity unit, a specialised wing, started the inquiry after obtaining permission from a Delhi court.
  • It is also suspected that the players manipulated Tanner-Whitehouse 3 (TW3) test report, which is usually conducted on players by doctors to know their age.
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We’re practically in a transitional phase: Jason Holder:

  • West Indies is all set to take on India in a four-match Test series, with the first Test scheduled to begin from 21st July.
  • Holder said that the team is going through a transitional phase and called for more patience from the supporters.
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When a girl shocked Rahul Dravid by refusing to leave his home:

  • The girl fan refused to leave after visiting Dravid in his house.
  • However, Dravid’s parents had come to his rescue and the things sorted out.
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I feel Anil will teach them to stand back again: Sachin Tendulkar:

  • Sachin said that the Indian coach has a lot of experience with him to share with the team and that will help them in crunch moments.
  • Former Indian team director Ravi Shastri had publically expressed his disappointment on being axed despite a good run with the team after Kumble’s appointment.
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Ashton Agar sidelined due to shoulder injury:

  • Ashton Agar is in on the verge of losing the entire winter series in Queensland due to a serious shoulder injury.
  • He was supposed to play for Australia A in the upcoming series against South Africa.
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We need a victory now to really kick-start our campaign: Samuel Badree:

  • St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots leg-spinner Samuel Badree has admitted that his side are in “must win” territory.
  • Shoaib Malik believes that the Patriots will be dangerous opponents as they look to make up for Monday’s wash-out against the Jamaica Tallawahs.
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