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.

Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Conditions have not been traditional this season: Stephen Fleming

  • The tenth season of the Indian Premier League is half-way through. A team registering par scores and successfully defending them has become a familiar theme in this tournament. Usually, IPL is always a high scoring tournament with the odd low-scoring games but this year it has been a complete turnaround.
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IPL 10: Players of KKR wear black armbands as mark of respect for CRPF martyrs of Sukma Attack

  • The Rising Pune Supergiant hosted the Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 30 of the Indian Premier League 2017. During the game, the players of KKR were seen wearing black armbands.
  • Many wondered what the black armbands were for. The reason behind wearing the bands was to remember the martyrs of the Sukma Attack. The CRPF (Center Reserve Police Force) soldiers were attacked by the Maoists on April 25.
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IPL 10: Rahul Dravid speaks about the mental aspect of the game, says Sam Billings

  • The Delhi camp have a very inexperienced batting lineup. Aditya Tare and Karun Nair are their most experienced batsmen after Angelo Mathews.
  • However, to keep the youngsters calm in the dugout, they have the services of Rahul Dravid as their mentor. Recently, as per the quotes in Times of India, Sam Billings spoke about the role of Dravid in the team management.
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Mustafizur should not be put under any pressure: Mashrafe Mortaza

  • Bangladesh’s One-Day International skipper Mashrafe Mortaza believes that there should be no pressure put on the young left-arm sensation Mustafizur Rahman in any format of the game.
  • The captain believes that the left-arm seamer has all the necessary elements in his game to become a champion bowler in the future.
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Virat Kohli drinks only imported mineral water

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli has been enjoying a rich vein of form in all formats of the game for quite some time now.
  • He has attributed his success largely to the strict fitness regime he follows apart from rigorous training. He has made wholesale changes to his diet as well which has further helped him to do well on the field.
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Afghanistan students in Chandigarh excited to watch home heroes in action

  • Cricket in Afghanistan has been growing slowly yet steadily in the recent few years. They have grown from strength to strength and are now in a position of reckoning for the all important Test status as well. Over the years, they have had many achievements on the field.
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Nitish Rana thankful to Gautam Gambhir for his valuable insights

  • The Mumbai Indians have been on a roll this season. They are only a couple of wins away from qualifying to the playoffs. Needless to say, they have had all their players firing this season. One of the biggest revelations for them this season has been left-handed batsman Nitish Rana.
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IPL 10: Benching big names is not to disappoint anyone, remarks Rohit Sharma

  • The Mumbai Indians have emerged as the team to beat this season. They had a brilliant winning streak of 6 consecutive games that set them at the top of the points table.
  • Now, they are in a position from where all they need to do is to win 2 more games to qualify for the playoffs. Skipper Rohit Sharma is a mighty pleased man with the efforts of his team in the season so far.
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Fine imposed on West Indies for maintaining slow over rate during Jamaica Test

  • West Indies who lost the opening Test against Pakistan has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the course of the game in Jamaica.
  • Chris Broad who is in the Emirates Panel of ICC Match Referees thrust the fine on the hosts as they were found to be an over short of the target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
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It has been a fascinating journey with Mumbai Indians so far: Mahela Jayawardene

  • Mumbai Indians have undoubtedly been the team to beat in Vivo IPL 10 and 6 victories from 8 games really give a statement. In their previous encounter against the Rising Pune Supergiant, they got a reality check as their winning streak came to an end as RPS won a nail-biting thriller by just 3 runs.
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IPL 10: Toughest part in my captaincy tenure has been handling Narine, say Gautam Gambhir

  • Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has undoubtedly been one of the best captains in the history of the IPL. He has two titles under his belt as the leader of the Knight Riders. Being the captain of a side comes up with a lot of responsibility and Gambhir seems to have shouldered it with ease.
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Shane Bond says workload of bowlers like Malinga should be managed especially in IPL

  • Former Kiwi speedster and the current bowling coach of Mumbai Indians in the IPL, Shane Bond who terrorized star-studded batting line-ups during his heydays said that managing the workload of the bowlers especially considering the tight schedule of the tournament is very important as the tournament reaches the business end.
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Reports: BCCI at fragile spot of being isolated in ICC meeting

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been at a point of disagreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for quite some time now.
  • The Indian board wants the existing revenue model of the ICC to be at place the way it is at the moment. However, the ICC wishes to revamp the setup in order to make it a more equally distributed model.
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Sagarika Ghatge reveals how Zaheer Khan proposed to her

  • Chakde India acclaimed actress Sagarika Ghatge and former Team India pacer and currently the mentor and captain of Delhi Daredevils in IPL Zaheer Khan got engaged yesterday. The two have been dating each other for a long time now and finally made their relationship official.
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India could soon have a stadium like Australia’s iconic MCG

  • Ever dreamt of India boasting of a majestic stadium like the Melbourne Cricket Ground? Well, your dream may soon be realized as Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanawla plans to build an MCG-like stadium in his north-eastern state.
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Zafar Ansari retires from all forms of cricket at the age of 25

  • English all-rounder Zafar Ansari who recently made his Test debut against Bangladesh last year has decided to call it quits from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. It is surely a surprising decision given the fact Ansari is just 25 years old and recently made his national debut.
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Gautam Gambhir praises MS Dhoni, calls him a ‘quality player’

  • MS Dhoni is the kind of batsman one can never write-off because of his ability to stun the opponents when least expect. The two-time World Cup winning captain has not been in a great form this season in the cash-rich league.
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India won’t be penalised for not submitting CT squad within the deadline date

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has failed to abide the deadline given by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for submitting the squad for the Champions Trophy scheduled to start in England from June. April 25 was the deadline date for announcing the squad which India hasn’t done till now.
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MS Dhoni has the maximum female fan following, feel Rahane and Stokes

  • MS Dhoni is one reason why the game of cricket has attracted female fans too! Girls may not understand his helicopter shot but certainly, find him handsome and charming.
  • And thus it was no surprise when Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiant teammate Ajinkya Rahane and Ben Stokes voted him as the player who has the most female fan following.
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Angelo Mathews rejoins Delhi squad after visiting Colombo for CT squad selection meeting

  • Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has returned to India and have joined his franchise Delhi Daredevils after flying to Colombo for Champions Trophy squad selection meeting. Daniel Alexander, Administrator of Island cricket shared the news through his micro-blogging site twitter.
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IPL 10: Gujarat Lions rope in Ankit Soni as replacement for Shivil Kaushik

  • The Gujarat Lions have roped in two players in their squad as injury replacements for Dwayne Bravo and Shivil Kaushik. Irfan Pathan has been named as the replacement for Dwayne Bravo and Ankit Soni comes in for Shivil Kaushik. Both Pathan and Soni will be the part of the Lions squad for the remainder of the IPL 2017.
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Darren Sammy joins Kings XI Punjab, might get a game at the expense of Stoinis

  • Former Windies skipper Darren Sammy has joined his IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab at Mohali and might be seen in action pretty soon. The veteran all-rounder who was bought at Rs. 30 lakhs in the 2017 IPL auctions hasn’t been with the team till now.
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They just can’t insult us by saying that we are bloody Indians: Harbhajan Singh

  • Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has brought to light an alleged incident of racism which took place aboard Jet Airways in early April. The accused named Bernd Hoesslin was an expat pilot and the complaint is that he racially abused two passengers aboard the flight, one of them being physically handicapped.
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