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

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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan

India’s participation in the Champions Trophy still doubtful

  • India’s participation in this year’s Champions Trophy still remains in jeopardy due to the ongoing tiff between the Board of Control for Control in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • BCCI has recently rejected the proposal for a new revenue model by the ICC while supporting the Big Three model even though they were offered an additional USD 100 million in the proposed format.
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IPL 10: Irfan Pathan spotted practicing at KIOC in Lions jersey, likely to play against RCB

  • Veteran Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan is all set to make his entry in the 2017 edition of the IPL. Irfan, who had initially gone unsold in the IPL auctions earlier this year, was drafted in as a replacement of Dwayne Bravo in the Gujarat Lions setup.
  • The news broke out in the wee hours of Monday (April 24) and good wishes came in flooding for the Baroda all-rounder.
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Shannon Gabriel reprimanded for incident with Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been reprimanded 50% of his match fees for breaching the code of conduct during the 4th day of the opening Test at Sabina Park. The incident involved Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed who is incidentally Pakistan’s limited-overs captain as well.
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CAB looking to address the sight screen issue ahead of KKR’s next game against DD

  • The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is looking to increase the height of the sightscreen after the recent incident involving the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli.
  • RCB’s opening batsman Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck against hosts KKR for the first time in this year’s tournament after a string of good scores in his previous outing.
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Can get big scores and be a match winner for England: Sam Billings

  • Sam Billings is currently playing for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. In 5 games that he has played so far, Billings has scored 138 runs at an average of almost 28. His strike rate of 135.29 is also impressive. He has been made to sit out in 2 games due to the combination of the side.
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Nasir Jamshed challenges spot-fixing charges framed against him by the PCB

  • Pakistan left-hand batsman Nasir Jamshed has challenged the spot-fixing charges that were framed against him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
  • The opener has also demanded that the PCB do not begin investigating him until the UK’s crime investigation agency draws a decisive conclusion with their ongoing inquiry.
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Ola ropes in Irfan Pathan as their brand ambassador for the virtual game

  • One of India’s leading app based Taxi-aggregators Ola, have roped in Indian allrounder Irfan Pathan as their brand ambassador for the virtual cricket game that they launched on Monday. The game is called ‘Ola Partners League’ which helps to engage the driver partners during the ride.
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We have set the benchmark, now we need to maintain it: Gautam Gambhir

  • Gautam Gambhir was at his best as a captain in their last game against RCB at the Eden Gardens. Though his side managed to put just 131 runs on the board, their bowlers did a splendid job to send RCB packing for just 49 runs.
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Men’s cricket probable in 2022 Commonwealth Games

  • Men’s cricket could make a comeback in the list of sports played at the 2022 Commonwealth Games if Birmingham is chosen as the host city.
  • Following Durban’s withdrawal from hosting the games due to financial and political issues, Birmingham has been invited by the Government of the United Kingdom to be the host city.
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North West Stand of Brian Lara Stadium to be named after Sachin Tendulkar

  • The Brian Lara Stadium is set to open next month with a game between Lara XI and Sachin XI scheduled to mark the opening day of this multi-purpose stadium in Trinidad and Tobago.
  •  In a recent development, a stand in this Stadium is set to be named after India great Sachin Tendulkar.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody not worried by team’s away game losses

  • Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad are yet to register an away win in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League.
  • David Warner’s side began their title defense in a grand fashion, with two emphatic victories in home conditions at Hyderabad.
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CPL announces schedule and venues for 2017 season

  • The stage is set for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to be the biggest and best party tournament to date, after tournament organisers confirmed that the fifth instalment will start on Friday, 4 August with St. Lucia Stars welcoming 2015 champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) to the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
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IPL 10: Rohit’s behavior on wide call was natural, says Ajinkya Rahane

  • Rising Pune Supergiant broke the unbeaten 6-match winning streak of Mumbai Indians when they beat them at the fortress Wankhede by 3 runs.
  • RPS opener Ajinkya Rahane was very pleased with the way the team fought in the game. In the match, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma showed great form to almost see the hosts through to a win. Mumbai were cruising towards the win in their run chase of 160.
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IPL 10: Rohit did not shout at the umpire, remarks Harbhajan Singh

  • Amidst all the cricketing action in the Maharashtra derby between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, the moment that caught the attention of all was the ‘wide ball’ gate.
  • Veteran MI player Harbhajan Singh recently reflected back at the incident after the match. The action perspired during the Mumbai run chase.
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Uncertainty over the venue of third Ashes Test in December

  • The Ashes is scheduled to kick start in November with the first Test match at the Gabba. It will be the first time that a day-night Ashes game will be played which will be the second Test at the Adelaide Oval. With tickets set to be released for the series, the third Test’s venue is still uncertain.
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Rohit Sharma fined for questioning an umpiring decision

  • Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined 50% of his match fees for showing dissent towards an umpiring decision during the match against the Rising Pune Supergiant yesterday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Rohit who scored his maiden IPL 10 fifty looked in good touch during his innings.
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England announce Champions Trophy squad, Mark Wood makes a return

  • England announced their limited overs squad for the Royal London ODI series against Ireland and South Africa and also for the Champions trophy scheduled to start in June in their home territory. Mark Wood and David Willey are the two changes from the previous squad which played against West Indies.
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Sunny Leone reveals her favourite cricketer

  • Popular Bollywood star Sunny Leone revealed his favourite cricketer during an interactive Q A session with his fans and it was neither India’s current captain Virat Kohli nor Sachin Tendulkar who is hero worshipped by the whole country. It was none other than India’s greatest ever captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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A fuming Gautam Gambhir shocked one and all in the KKR dressing room

  • Very few know about an incidence which took place in the Kolkata Knight Riders dressing room in between the change of innings against their match against Royal Challenger Bangalore. A disappointed and angry Gautam Gambhir lashed out at his teammates for their dismal show with the bat.
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Brian Lara calls for doing away with draws in Test cricket

  • Brian Lara has suggested that Test cricket shouldn’t have draws. The longest format of the game has been struggling to keep crowds interested for a course of 5 days and it makes it worse if the game ends in a draw.
  • The advent of T20 cricket was bound to make an impact on the traditional form of cricket.
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Pakistan finalise Champions Trophy squad

  • The team will be led by wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed and former captain Azhar Ali has also been brought back for the mega event. Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq said earlier that the experience of Azhar Ali could come handy in the mini World Cup.
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Hyderabadi Ibrahim Khaleel makes it to USA squad for World Cricket League

  • Ibrahim Khaleel made the long trip to the other half of the globe four years ago. Little would have the Hyderabadi thought that he would continue to pursue cricket in the United States.
  • The United States Of America, the country where the game of cricket has been slow to catch up, or you could say taking the little step.
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Jasprit Bumrah has Shane Bond’s backing for the Champions Trophy

  • Indian Premier Leauge’s (IPL) table-toppers Mumbai Indians have to thank the death-over specialist Indian quickie Jasprit Bumrah for helping them cross the line many a time.
  • The franchise’s bowling coach and former Kiwi quick Shane Bond feels that the right-arm fast bowler should be included in the squad for the Champions Trophy, which is scheduled for later this year.
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