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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Mayanti Langer.
Mayanti Langer. (Photo source: Twitter)

Mustafizur Rahman to leave the ongoing IPL on April 25

  • Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman will have to exit from the ongoing Indian Premier League on April 25 and fly back home. The left-arm bowler will then travel with the national team to Sussex for a preparatory camp before Bangladesh clash against hosts Ireland and New Zealand in a tri-series.
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IPL 10: Sreenath Arvind reveals the comeback date of injured RCB trio

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  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have been a dented camp in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. They have been severely affected by the injuries and that is not helping their cause.
  • Recently, RCB pacer Sreenath Arvind came up with some news that would be delighting the fans of the Bengaluru franchise.
  • In the last match, the team had missed the services of their top three overseas stars.
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KL Rahul unlikely to be fit for the Champions Trophy 2017

  • Stylish Indian opener KL Rahul has recently given some bad news to the fans of Indian cricket. The elegant batsman is unlikely to be fit for the big ICC event coming this year.
  • Rahul has been an injury candidate over the last year or so with injuries coming to him every now and then. Recently, he had a shoulder injury during the Test series against Australia. The injury saw him being ruled out of the IPL 2017.
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BCCI appoints the new head coach of Women’s Cricket team

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially removed Purnima Rau as the head coach of the Indian women’s team cricket.Instead of her, they appointed former Baroda left-handed batsman Tushar Arothe as the new coach and he will take charge of the women’s cricket team to the upcoming ODI World cup, which will take part take part in England from June 24 to July 23. This peculiar decision by the BCCI made Purnima Rau very upset.
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TNPL 2017: Ruby Kanchi Warriors appoint new coaching staff

  • The Ruby Kanchi Warriors of the Tamil Nadu Premier League has recently appointed new coaching staff for their team for the 2017 edition of the T20 league.
  • They have appointed Tinu Yohannan as their Head Coach for the season 2 of the tournament. Also, they have named Ajay Kudua as the batting coach for the upcoming edition of the tournament.
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Australia’s Usman Khawaja frustrated with selection issues

  • Australia opener Usman Khawaja has expressed his disappointment on not being selected for the upcoming Champions Trophy in the UK. In fact, Khawaja’s woes began from January this year when he was dropped from the national side for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in New Zealand.
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Harbhajan Singh had an apology for his wife Geeta Basra on the sets of Nach Baliye

  • Harbhajan Singh and his wife Geeta Basra were recently seen spiking romance quotient of the sets of dance reality show Nach Baliye, on which they appeared as celebrity judges.
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It feels like a home away from home in Kolkata Knight Riders, says Darren Bravo

  • One of the premier batsmen in West Indies Test Side, Darren Bravo, who grabbed the limelight for being a mirror image of Brian Lara in terms of batting style, is presently in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the IPL. The stylish batsman has acknowledged the fact that it feels like home for the Carribean.
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Ricky Ponting believes it’s quite hard to select a best IPL playing XI

  • Former Mumbai Indian coach Ricky Ponting has admitted that it is very difficult task to choose the best Indian Premier League, XI. There have been many players who have played in the Indian Premier league and have been consistent performers.
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Not getting the complete game from all three facets: Aaron Finch

  • Gujarat Lions are struggling this IPL and are at the bottom of the table, which is a stark contrast to their performance of last year, where they topped the table at the end of the league games.
  • They have managed to win just one game out of 5 played thus far this year and their poor performance is largely attributed to their dismal bowling performance.
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I can switch on my TV set at 2 am if Chris Gayle is batting: Gautam Gambhir

  • Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was full of praise for the RCB star batsman Chris Gayle. After the Jamaican breached the 10,000 run mark in T20 cricket, people around the world have been in awe of the left-handed batsman’s outstanding achievement.
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Sitanshu Kotak hails Ravindra Jadeja as one of the best Indian players in Gujarat Lions

  • The Gujarat Lions franchise had a wonderful last year in the Indian Premier League when they topped the table after the 14 league games. But this year in the tenth season they are not looking impressive as have managed only a solitary win in the five matches they have played.
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Youngster Nitish Rana leaves behind Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and David Warner

  • Mumbai middle order batter Nitish Rana yesterday played a scintillating inning against a strong the Kings XI Punjab side. His team Mumbai Indians needed a huge 199 runs to emerge victorious and quite surprisingly they achieved the target in just 15.3 overs. The credit goes to England player Jos Buttler who slammed a 37 ball 77 and Nitish Rana who scored an equally brilliant 34 ball 62.
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IPL centurion Hashim Amla confident of Kings XI Punjab’s playoffs berth, but also wary

  • The Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians game was one of the most entertaining games of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • The fashion in which Punjab began their 2017 campaign, it looked like they were one of the favourites to lift the cup this year. However, after winning two games, they lost four successive games to once again find themselves in a spot of bother.
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I followed Dhoni’s advice in the previous match: Ishan Kishan

  • Gujarat Lion’s batsman Ishan Kishan had a good previous match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he scored a quick 39 of 16 deliveries but could not guide his team to victory. Gujarat fell 21 runs short of Royal Challengers’ huge total of 213 as they could only manage 192 in their 20 overs.
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Kevin Pietersen dismisses rumors of England return

  • England cricketer Kevin Pietersen who is having a good time commentating in the tenth season of the Indian Premier League has denied the rumours of making a sensational comeback in the England national team.
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IPL betting probe takes an interesting turn, charge sheets filed against 2 ED officials

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed charge sheets against JP Yadav, who was the former Joint Director of the Enforcement Directorate, for alleged corruption in the IPL betting probe initiated by the Ahmedabad unit.
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BCCI declines the demand on discount for the Sachin: A Billion Dreams

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) flagrantly said that there will be no concession for the upcoming Sachin’s biographical film.
  • ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is set to be released worldwide next month and this movie is completely based on the life history of Sachin Tendulkar. The trailer of this movie has been launched recently which got a huge success around the world.
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Mayanti Langer to be felicitated with Young Achiever’s Award

  • Renowned television personality Mayanti Langer is set to receive the Young Achiever’s Award at the 15th Distinguished Alumni Award 2017 for Excellence in Media organized by  Old Students Association (OSA), Delhi. The event is scheduled to be hosted in a city hotel tomorrow.
  • Along with Mayanti Langer, Deep Dasgupta will also be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Sports.
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World’s fastest bowler Akhtar praised Younis Khan as ‘Unique’ Khan

  • The former Pakistani Cricketer and the fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar praised the former Pakistan captain Younis Khan by saying that the veteran cricketer should be renamed as ‘Unique Khan’ for his selflessness nature and his honesty towards the country.
  • Recently, many cricketers paid a tribute to this legendary batsman after the champion batsman announced that the three-match Test series against West Indies will be his farewell.
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PCB formally charges Shahzaib Hasan in PSL Spot Fixing scandal

  • Pakistani batsman Shahzaib Hasan has been formally charged for the spot-fixing charges by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
  • The out-of-favor batsman became the 4th player from the country to be charged by the PCB for their alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. The PSL 2017 began amidst all the hype and was expected to be a big hit.
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Sachin and Lara to play against each other on the inauguration of Brian Lara Stadium

  • Fans around the globe will be treated to a game between Brian Lara’s XI against Sachin Tendulkar’s XI on the opening day of the Brian Lara Stadium. The Stadium will be a multi-purpose stadium and is situated in Tarouba, Trinidad & Tobago.
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Angelo Mathews confident of beating Mumbai Indians

  • Delhi Daredevils cricketer Angelo Mathews feels that his side has the capability of beating Mumbai Indians who are playing exceptional cricket at the moment. Mumbai is comfortably sitting at the top of the table with 10 points in their bag. They played brilliantly in their last match to chase down a huge target of 198 runs with 27 balls to spare.
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CSA lists Marquee Protea Players in the new T20 Global Destination League

  • Cricket South Africa announced the list of Marquee players to feature in the new T20 Global Destination League which is scheduled to start towards the end of this year. Various South African players were allotted according to their home grounds or close association with the ground historically.
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