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

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

Andre Russell
Andre Russell. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell may face an extended ban

  • West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell may face an extension to his one-year ban for a doping whereabouts rule violation.
  • Jamaica’s anti-doping commission (JADCO) has confirmed the same news and this might come as a serious blow for the all-rounder.
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Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2017

  • Despite a fighting 85 from captain Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh were bowled out for 312 in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
  • The day 2 play was called off with just close to 52 overs being bowled. Earlier, Sri Lanka had posted 494 in their first innings.
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South Africa in New Zealand 2017

  • New Zealand finished day 2 with 177/3 on the board after having bowled out South Africa for 308. Dean Elgar top scored for the visitors with 140 to his name.
  • Currently, New Zealand skipper is looking good at the crease with an unbeaten 78 as the Kiwis trail by 131 runs.
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Dawid Malan’s mother did not want him to play PSL final

  • The Pakistan Super League 2017 was a success from the start to the end and has been a tournament to remember. The finals at Lahore was the most talked about match and several overseas players had pulled out of the fixture.
  • English batsman Dawid Malan opted otherwise against the wills and wishes of his mother.
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Team India squad announced for last two Tests against Australia

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15 man team India squad for the remaining two Tests against Australia.
  • All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been excluded from the squad. Opener Abhinav Mukund gets another chance despite a poor show in Bengaluru.
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Sunil Gavaskar disappointed with the ICC for not punishing Smith

  • Cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar has slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not taking any action against Steve Smith for his illegal actions in the recently concluded Bengaluru Test against India.
  • Smith was seen looking at the dressing room trying to seek help before going for a referral.
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CPL announces the list of marquee players for the fifth edition

  • Ahead of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Player Draft in Barbados on Friday morning, which will be shown live on the CPL’s Facebook page, the tournament organisers have announced the list of marquee players for the upcoming edition of the tournament.
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Javed Miandad defends Imran Khan over “phateechar” comment

  • Imran Khan seems to have the backing of once teammate and long time friend Javed Miandad though their time on the pitch has ended.
  • Imran was recently seen quoting the overseas players playing the PSL finals as ‘phateechar’.
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Steve Waugh feels Virat Kohli crosses the line when it comes to revving spectators

  • Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh questioned Virat Kohli’s spirit of cricket after Kohli got the crowd to cheer vociferously while Indian bowlers were running in hard at the Australian batsmen at Bengaluru.
  • Waugh feels that Kohli crosses the line while trying to pep up the audiences to get engaged.
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Ian Healy tight-lipped on Centurion dismissal

  • Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy refrained himself from adding fuel to controversy as he denied to comment about Centurion Test incident.
  • He also didn’t comment back on the reply that Virat Kohli had given in response to his comments against the Indian skipper.
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Kohli says he always wanted to be one of the top players

  • India captain Virat Kohli was honoured with the Polly Umrigar award at the Board of Control for Cricket in India annual awards ceremony on March 9.
  • After having received the honors, Kohli disclosed that he always wished to be among the top players in the world.
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Kapil Dev lambasts Steve Smith

  • Former Indian captain, Kapil dev lashed out at the Australian captain Steven Smith, who tried to get some help from the dressing room for a DRS referral in the Bengaluru Test against India.
  • Kapil Dev called the act as totally against the spirit of the game.
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Fan stops MS Dhoni’s Hummer

  • There is no doubt over the fact that World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a huge fan favourite not only in Ranchi but all over the world.
  • Recently, a crazy fan stopped MS Dhoni’s Hummer at the Ranchi airport in order to get a glimpse of her idol.
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KKR CEO rubbishes reports of KKR-Peshawar Zalmi series

  • Two-times Indian Premier League Champions Kolkata Knight Riders have denied all reports of them locking horns with Pakistan Super League (PSL) winners Peshawar Zalmi.
  • Earlier, reports had surfaced saying Shah Rukh Khan had suggested a series on these lines to the Zalmi owner Javed Afridi.
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Australia’s assistant coach David Saker termed Kohli’s accusation as absurd

  • The Virat Kohli-Steve Smith controversy is taking new turns every day, with more and more people from the cricket fraternity joining in the discussion.
  • Australia’s assistant coach David Saker is the latest to join the debate as he has ridiculed the remarks made by Kohli against Smith as offensive and absurd.
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BCCI will incur mammoth financial loss if IPL 2017 is cancelled

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India may face the potential threat of bankruptcy if the ongoing battle between the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Panel and the board results in cancelling of the 2017 edition of the IPL.
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Chirag Suri expresses desire to play for India

  • Delhi-born Chirag Suri is the sole United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketer to bag an Indian Premier League (IPL) contract last month.
  • He will be featuring for the Gujarat Lions this season. Apparently, in a recent interaction, Suri said that he would to play for India in the future.
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Shehzad, Akmal included in 31 probables for West Indies tour

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced 31 probables for the West Indies tour scheduled to be played from March 26. Veteran wicket keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and out-of-favor batsman Ahmed Shehzad have been included in the side.
  • While Akmal had been sidelined from the side from quite some time, Shehzad had to face the ouster from the national setup due to disciplinary issues post the World T20 held in India last year.
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