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

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Gary Kirsten smiles. (Photo credit PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary Kirsten to work with Rajasthan Ranji team:

  • BCCI have hired former Indian and South African coach Gary Kirsten for a fifteen-day camp commencing from September 5 at the RCA Academy in Jaipur.
  • The man behind this idea was non-other than the ousted president of the RCA, Lalit Modi.
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ECB delegation returns after inspection in Dhaka:

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  • The delegation consisted of ECB’s security advisor Reg Dickason, PCA chief executive David Leatherdale and the ECB’s director of cricket operations John Carr.
  • With England set to tour Bangladesh later next month, a three-member ECB delegation inspected venues, hotels and security arrangements in Mirpur, Chittagong, and Fatullah for the English tour.
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Tamil Nadu Premier League still awaiting BCCI’s response:

  • Indian captain MS Dhoni unveiled the TNPL trophy at an event organized in Chennai.
  • The league may see international players like Vijay, Ashwin and also the likes of Balaji and Karthik who have donned the Indian jersey for a considerable period of time.
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MS Dhoni amazed with Sushant Singh Rajput emote him in the biopic:

  • No praise would be bigger than MS Dhoni himself praising the “Shuddh Desi Romance” actor for getting into the skin of the cricketer.
  • Dhoni revealed that Sushant had worked hard as he practiced more than 9 months not to just play cricket shots, but to do it exactly how Dhoni does.
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Bangladesh women’s tour of Ireland finalized:

  • Bangladesh women cricket team’s tour of Ireland has been finalized after being slightly shortened.
  • The scheduling of the T20 Internationals is on September 5th and 6th, followed by the ODIs on the 8th and 10 with all matches to be held at Bready.
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Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed’s bowling action to be tested on September 8:

  • Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are all set to test their bowling action at an ICC-accredited center in Brisbane ahead of the England tour.
  • Both the bowlers were found to have illegal bowling action in the World T20 in India earlier this year.
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Virat Kohli savors meeting Sir Gary Sobers and other West Indies legends:

  • The rain played spoilsport in the 4th Test and also hampered India’s chances of retaining the top spot in the Test rankings.
  • Virat Kohli was absolutely ecstatic about meeting one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, Sir Gary Sobers.
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I’ll still want to play Test cricket when I’m 38: Liam Plunkett:

  • Liam Plunkett seems to be getting better by age as his pace and fitness is improving as he is heading towards the age of 32.
  • He is looking forward to keeping his position in the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan.
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Wasim Akram picks his three favorite bowlers of present generation:

  • When Akram was asked to pick his favorite match ever, he was quick to cite that he had a long career and it was difficult to pick any one match.
  • He spotted that Amir is young and bowls with his heart, pretty much the way Akram himself used to do.
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Stuart Broad set to join Hobart Hurricanes for BBL 2016-17:

  • Stuart Broad has signed up with the Hobart Hurricanes and will turn up for the franchise in the upcoming BBL edition.
  • He said that in order to get back to the limited overs setup, he needs to pick wickets with the white ball and thus needs a way to do it.
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Perth Scorchers rope in five international stars for BBL 2016-17:

  • Perth Scorchers retained the core of their side for the upcoming season and have also roped in the services of England fast bowler David Willey for this edition of the BBL.
  • Scorchers retained the four Australian international players in their side, namely, Adam Voges, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh.
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Rohit Sharma enjoys the Caribbean weather with paddleboarding:

  • Rohit Sharma chose to go paddleboarding in the island nation at Port of Spain.
  • Rohit did not feature in the first two Tests of the series but got an opportunity in the 3rd Test, when he was picked ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara in the playing eleven.
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