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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Rahul Johri, BCCI, CEO, India
Rahul Johri, BCCI, CEO. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Champions Trophy participation to be decided on May 7: Rahul Johri

  • The Champions Trophy 2017 will commence in a little under four weeks time and there are still dark clouds over the defending champions India’s participation. Ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have had a disagreement on the new revenue model, India’s travel to the UK, where the tournament is to be held, has swung like a pendulum.
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Suresh Raina shows the perfect spirit with consoling gesture to Rishabh Pant

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  • Against all wishes, he had to drag himself out of the park falling three short of a well deserved century. He scored 97 off 43 balls with 6 fours and 9 sixes.
  • Just before he headed back to the dugout, Suresh Raina showed a very sporting gesture for the young batsman. He went up to the batsman and held his helmet grill trying to console Pant.
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Pandya brothers likely to feature in TNPL 2017

  • The Pandya brothers – Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya – have emerged as two of the most exciting prospects for the Indian cricket. While Hardik has already made his presence felt in the international level, Krunal has been performing decently well in the domestic circuit for Baroda.
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IPL 10: Don’t think too much, just hit: Rishabh Pant told Samson

  • Delhi Daredevils registered their fourth win of the season riding on superlative knocks from Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant. With the win over the Gujarat Lions, the Daredevils are now still in the contention for the playoffs. In the match, they were set a huge target of 208 to win.
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Adam Zampa picks South Africa, Australia to clash in Champions Trophy finals

  • Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been warming the bench for the major part of the Indian Premier League this season.
  • But that has not stopped the Aussie from preparing hard for the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy. Australia are yet to prove their might in the Champions Trophy and Zampa believes this could be their best chance in the recent times.
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Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy wants e-auction for IPL media rights

  • BJP functionary and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy has written a letter to the Justice RM Lodha, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India and the head of the Lodha Committee.
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IPL 10: Hashim Amla credits Glenn Maxwell for KXIP turnaround this season

  • The Kings XI Punjab have had two very disappointing seasons of the IPL in the last two years. They ended up with the wooden spoon for two consecutive years.
  • The way their form dwindled in the ongoing edition certainly gave them a brief scare this time around. However, some spirited performances have got them back in contention for the playoffs.
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Rahul Dravid has an advice for Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson

  • Youngsters Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson have been the top batsmen for the Delhi Daredevils in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League. The duo once again put up a sensational partnership of 143 runs against Gujarat Lions to make the target of 209 a cakewalk.
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Mustafizur Rahman says he will try and give his cent percent in the upcoming tournaments

  • Mustafizur Rahman returned to Bangladesh on April 25 prematurely ending his stay with the Sunrisers Hyderabad and his journey in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League to join his team-mates for a pre-Champions Trophy conditioning camp and Ireland tri-series.
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South Africa’s Wayne Parnell passed fit for Kent after a minor heart scare

  • The South African left-arm quick Wayne Parnell has been passed fit to be included in Kent’s squad for Friday’s Royal London clash against Sussex despite the health problems that he faced. Parnell is currently serving his short-term stint as the overseas player for the English domestic side Kent.
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We’ve just not turned up to the party, says Dinesh Karthik post the loss at Kotla

  • Dinesh Karthik’s valiant innings of 65 went in vain as the Delhi Daredevils achieved their highest chase in the ten seasons of the Indian Premier League.
  • The knock was not good enough to keep the Lions in contention for the playoff as Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson made sure that they took the Daredevils over the line with seven wickets to spare.
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RSS affiliate seeks Sports Ministry’s intervention for annulment of BCCI’s contract with Oppo

  • An affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) insisted on the sports ministry’s intervention to scrap the sponsorship deal between Chinese mobile firm Oppo and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  •  The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, which recently kicked off a campaign to push for indigenous production and consumption of Indian goods, also wanted India to reduce its dependence on Chinese exports.
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Learnt about England’s reputation in white-ball cricket during the IPL: Sam Billings

  • Delhi Daredevils and England batsman Sam Billings has returned to his country from the Indian Premier League with a lot of confidence after featuring in a six games for the franchise this season.
  • England has been a side to beat in limited-overs cricket since the changed approach the team has revived and have been a tough opponent at home and away. This has given the team favorites status going into the Champions Trophy 2017.
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Aravinda de Silva has put down his papers from SLC’s Cricket Committee

  • On May 4, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) suffered a massive blow after former captain Aravinda de Silva resigned from the board’s Cricket Committee. One of the game’s finest entertainers, he had a unruffable technique and was an unrepentant attacker.
  • De Silva has several unbroken records to his name and is remembered for a match-winning ton in a World Cup final.
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PCB chairman Shahryar Khan terms Misbah-ul-Haq a better captain over Imran Khan

  • As Pakistan lost the second Test of the ongoing series to the hosts West Indies which has levelled the series 1-1 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan on Thursday said that captain Misbah-ul-Haq is a better skipper than the legendary Imran Khan, when he appeared before the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination.
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Jason Holder all praises for Shai Hope after leveling the series with Pakistan

  • West Indies won the 2nd Test match of the series against Pakistan at Bridgetown, Barbados. Following engrossing twist and turns during the five days of the Test, it was the West Indies team which came out triumphant with the help of heroics from Shannon Gabriel who took a five-wicket haul on the fifth day.
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BCCI suggests CoA to not interfere as they have no idea how world cricket is run

  • Some of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members have lashed out at the Committee of Administrators (CoA) for causing hindrance in taking a firm decision against the International Cricket Council (ICC). The members claimed that the CoA members are way out of line to organise meetings with the ICC.
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Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble keen on going to England

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hasn’t confirmed nor denied whether they will send the Indian Team to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy which kick-starts on June 1 in England. In a recent tiff with the International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI threatened to boycott from all major ICC events until 2023.
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Younis Khan assigned new designation, to mentor Pakistan U-19 team

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already assigned a new role to the legendary batsman after he retires at the end of the ongoing series. Sources revealed that Younis, the leading Test player for the country, will accompany the Pakistan U-19 team for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand next year in January.
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Khalid Latif’s lawyer has alleged that PCB is trying to ruin the batsman’s career

  • Pakistan and Islamabad United batsman Khalid Latif, who was accused of spot-fixing in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from all forms of domestic and international cricket after he was proved guilty of wrongdoing.
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Sony reveals that IPL 10 has already crossed the total viewership IPL 9 received

  • Each year, the sponsors, advertisers, and broadcasters enjoy huge monetary profits from the cash-rich tournament. Into its tenth year, the IPL broadcaster – Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has said that after only the first 32 matches of this season thus far, it has already crossed the last year’s viewership figures with 363.9 million viewers.
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Notice to be sent to the ICC as a matter of abundant caution: Amitabh Choudhary

  • The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had, on Wednesday issued a fresh ultimatum to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ahead of the Special General Meeting scheduled to be held on May 7.
  • The CoA opined to the BCCI that there is no need for them to send a notice to the ICC seeking remedial measures as they had breached the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) held at the ICC board meeting in Dubai on April 26.
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Brian Lara to deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Lecture at the Lord’s

  • Ever since ex-President of MCC – the late Lord Cowdrey – along with another former President, Ted Dexter, included the Spirit of Cricket as the Preamble to the 2000 Code of the Laws of cricket; a lecture on the same is delivered by eminent cricketing personalities during the English Summer.
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England Team ridiculed over advertising campaign with new sponsors

  • The inventors of the game cricket – England – unveiled their new jersey with their new sponsors New Balance. A video, aiming to advertise the new sponsors, was released which has been a subject of mockery with fans.
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India is destroying sports in Pakistan: Mushahidullah Khan

  • India has once again been on the receiving end of Pakistan’s banters. Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination Chairman Senator Mushahidullah Khan has said that India is not only refusing to play cricket with Pakistan but also denying Pakistan players visas for tournaments held in India.
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David Miller feels India’s absence from the Champions Trophy will be a huge loss

  • The on-going tussle between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has kept the organisers as well as the fans wondering whether the Indian team will travel to England to defend the Champions Trophy title or not.
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IPL 10: Brendon McCullum ruled out of remainder part of the season

  • The Gujarat Lions have been dented with a severe blow as their star overseas batsman Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of the tournament. McCullum will no longer be the part of the Gujarat camp this season.
  • The former Kiwi skipper injured his left hamstring that will see head back home earlier then the scheduled date of departure.
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Azhar Ali rises to No.8 in ICC Test Rankings after the WI v PAK 2nd Test

  • Pakistan opener Azhar Ali has moved up to joint eighth position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after the second Test in Bridgetown which the West Indies won by 106 runs on Thursday to level the three-match series at 1-1.
  •  Azhar’s scores of 105 and 10 have helped him move up two places to be on par with South Africa batsman Hashim Amla in a list led by Australia captain Steve Smith.
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