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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

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Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by Christopher Lee-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

We will have a mega auction next year, says Rajeev Shukla

  • Despite their IPL heroic first season from the Gujarat Lions and in the second by the Rising Pune Supergiant, it is confirmed that they will not take part in the next season of the Indian Premier League.
  • This decision does not come as a surprise with the return of the franchises Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals in the next season of the league.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: BCCI announce 15-man India squad

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  • The much-awaited team India squad for the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy has been announced. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the 15-man squad for the ICC mega event on May 8. The selectors have opted to be with the tried and tested combination of players for the tournament.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Rishabh Pant, Suresh Raina on India standby list

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15-man India squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
  • The squad did not see a lot of surprise inclusions as the selectors opted to go with the tested combinations that played against England earlier this year.
  • However, they have added a few players in the standby list for the tournament. The likes of Rishabh Pant and Suresh Raina have been named as the standby players.
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It will be hard to leave out Bairstow, says Trevor Bayliss

  • The English team have started off their preparations for the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. Being the hosts, they are tipped to one of the favorites for the tournament. Also, their most recent form in the limited overs has been excellent. Team head coach Trevor Bayliss is a mighty pleased man at the moment.
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Bahrain Cricket Festival to feature the likes of Afridi and Misbah

  • The Bahrain Cricket Festival is one of a kind of cricketing festival. This event has been organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in collaboration with the Bahrain Cricket Academy. It has been organised and done by the event organiser Fahad Sadeq and will be played on the 19th of May, this year.
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Joe Root faces the axe from England’s T20 squad after being named new Test captain

  • Joe Root could well be on his way out of England’s T20 squad as he prepares a busy schedule with the Three Lions this year.
  • England, after the Champions Trophy are set to play 14 Tests in the span of nine months, with Ashes around the corner this November. The new test captain is likely to miss the three-match T20 series against the South Africans at the end of June.
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Afghanistan vice-captain Rashid Khan focuses on performing well for the Test side

  • The Indian Premier League has not only helped the sides to lock in good young Indian talents in their squad, but also give an opportunity for the young overseas players to get recognition around the world.
  • It is certainly what the tournament has done to the Afghanistan vice-captain Rashid Khan, with his googlies getting the acknowledgment that it deserves at the top level.
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Kochi Tuskers to be awarded 1,080 crore by the BCCI

  • Kochi Tuskers Kerala was inducted into the IPL in 2011 along with Pune Warriors. The team was led by Mahela Jayawardene and did not do too well as they ended up winning just 6 games out of 14. They were soon ousted from the Indian Premier League as the BCCI alleged breach the contract.
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IPL 10: Sandeep Sharma reprimanded for arguing with umpire

  • Kings XI Punjab pacer Sandeep Sharma has been fined 50 per cent of his match fees for having an on-field argument with the umpire during the match against Gujarat Lions. The Kings hosted the Lions in the match 47 of the season at Mohali.
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IPL 10: Three overseas stars leave Delhi Daredevils to join national sides

  • The Delhi Daredevils camp will be without the services of their three premier overseas players in the remainder of the IPL season.
  • South African duo of Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada are all set to fly to England to join the national side. South Africa are scheduled to play 3 ODIs against England in the short series commencing on May 24.
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I am not at war with ICC; I too want cricket to continue says, N Srinivasan

  • There is a certain section of people who truly believe that it was N Srinivasan who lifted India on the cricketing map with his dynamic administration and ever-present views on issues. However, there is also the section who blame the former President for the turmoil that the BCCI is undergoing currently.
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Chris Lynn is an unbelievable hitter says Travis Head

  • Travis Head played an exceptional inning yesterday taking his team to a commendable total after an early destructive spell from Umesh Yadav. Head played the waiting game when the team was under pressure with the wickets of the big three and counter-attacked at the right time to give his team some impetus in the inning.
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MS Dhoni still auspicious for Indian team, Rishabh Pant in future plans: MSK Prasad

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) chairman of selectors MSK Prasad believes MS Dhoni is still an asset to the Indian team and Prasad tagged him as the best wicketkeeper-batsman in the world. A former wicketkeeper himself the selector further regarded Rishab Pant as ‘one for the futures’.
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Hashim Amla feels one can do well in T20 without the big-hitting

  • When one talks about South Africa’s Hashim Amla, the first thing that comes to mind is old-school batting which is not suited to the glitz of T20.
  • But Amla proved this season of IPL that T20 games can be won with old-school batting too. Amla, who scored his second century of this IPL against the Gujarat Lions in match 47, has left for home for national duty.
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Lalit Modi reveals MS Dhoni’s salary from India Cements

  • The never-ending tiff between Lalit Modi and N Srinivasan took another turn as the former IPL commissioner revealed the appointed letter of former skipper of Chennai Super Kings’ and Vice President of India Cements, MS Dhoni.
  • It all started seven years back after the conclusion of IPL 2010 as Modi was sacked as the IPL commissioner.
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Dwayne Smith is impressed with Ishan Kishan’s batting

  • Gujarat Lions maybe out of the race for the playoffs, but they surely did not fail to entertain the fans. A team that boasts of Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Smith is very likely to entertain fans in the shortest format of the game, but this season some share of spot-light was grabbed by the 17-year-old Patna-born batsman Ishan Kishan.
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The special material used for making RCB’s green jersey revealed

  • Since 2011, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been keeping up with their own tradition of wearing a green jersey in one of their IPL matches each year. This time, they wore it in the home game against the Kolkata Knight Riders yesterday which they eventually lost.
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IPL 10: Gautam Gambhir hails Chris Lynn as the hardest hitter

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was mighty pleased with the way his team has been faring in this season of the IPL. They recently outplayed the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their most recent fixture at Bengaluru. The win now sees them sit comfortably at the second spot in the points table.
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Instead of fighting for share, play a home series to compensate for revenues: Rajeev Shukla

  • Rajeev Shukla came up with an amicable solution regarding the on-going feud between the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Shukla suggested that the BCCI should look for an alternative to generate revenue rather than entwine themselves in legal matters and prohibiting the player from participating in the mega event.
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Mohammad Shami confident of doing well in Champions Trophy

  • One of the leading Indian pacers Mohammad Shami has been named in the 15-man team India squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
  • Shami will be returning to the Indian colors in the ODI format after almost two years. He has always been plagued by the injuries in his ODI career thus far. While many might opine that Shami might look rusty, the bowler begged to differ on the topic.
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Shakib Al Hasan to lead Bangladesh in Tri-series opener

  • Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is set to lead the Bangladesh team in the first ODI of their tour to Ireland. Ireland is scheduled to host the short tri-series commencing on May 12 that involves New Zealand as well. Bangladesh will play the hosts on May 12 at The Village, Dublin.
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Daniel Vettori chooses his team of elites

  • Former New Zealand captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach, Daniel Vettori chose to follow countrymen James Franklin and Brendon McCullum as he picked his all-time XI. You can expect a lot of big names in the XI from all around the globe but there was one thing which came as a bit of a surprise.
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Mahela Jayawardene is all set to feature in the Natwest T20 Blast 2017

  • Former Sri Lankan captain and coach of IPL table-toppers Mumbai Indians, Mahela Jayawardene has been roped in by the Natwest T20 Blast side Lancashire Lightning for England’s domestic T20 competition Natwest T20 Blast. He has been named as a non-overseas player, because of his wife Christina, who is Danish.
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Darren Sammy is not bothered about national selection anymore

  • After winning the World T20 last year which was hosted by India, West Indies captain Darren Sammy was seen openly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). It is no rocket science to guess the reason for his ouster from the team ever since, but Sammy has no regrets for it whatsoever.
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Mohammad Nawaz to be questioned by PCB for possible anti-corruption code breach

  • Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz joined the list of players being questioned for the recent spot-fixing scandal that has hit the Pakistan cricket. Nawaz has been summoned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the ‘possible’ breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code.
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ICC welcomes BCCI’s participation in the Champions Trophy

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed their team’s participation in the Champions Trophy in England and Wales on Sunday after initially delaying the release of the squad following the conflict with the International Cricket Council (ICC).
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