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.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

PCB is willing to send team to India, reveals chairman Shaharyar Khan

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan revealed that his board is ready to send the Pakistan national team to India, even though Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has no intentions of it.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two boards which mentioned that India and Pakistan will play as many as six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023.
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Dhoni’s valuable inputs to Steven Smith helped team perform well: Manoj Tiwary

  • The star-studded Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) player Manoj Tiwary is content with the way the team has performed this season.
  • RPS could not perform to their optimum level in their first campaign and finished second from the bottom of the table. This led the team management to do some hefty changes in their squad going into the tenth edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
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KKR coach Kallis admits KKR were not up to mark against Punjab

  • Jacques Kallis, the head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, on Thursday admitted that KKR did not perform to the best of the abilities in their previous encounter against the Kings XI Punjab, losing by 14 runs.
  • Chasing a gettable target of 168 at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, the visitors could not go past 153/6 despite Chris Lynn scoring a 52-ball 84.
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Virat Kohli gifted a brand new ‘stylish beast’ by German automobile manufacturer Audi

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli might not have had the best of seasons in the 10th edition of the IPL. However, India’s ace batsman had some reason to cheer as German automobile manufacturer Audi presented Kohli with a brand new Audi Q7.
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Younis Khan rubbishes reports of becoming Afghanistan coach following retirement

  • Pakistan top order batsman Younis Khan has set the records straight by saying that he will not take up a coaching role with Afghanistan after retirement. Younis is currently playing his final Test against the West Indies in Dominica.
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Demand soars as tickets for KKR’s last home game sold at four times their official price

  • On Saturday, 13th of May, Eden Gardens will stage its last game for the tenth edition of IPL. The home side Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI).
  • Mumbai are currently bossing the points table with 18 points and look good to finish among the top two teams, but the Knight Riders are not far behind with 16 points.
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Court issues legal notices to BCCI, Sony for promoting tobacco products during IPL

  • The Allahabad High Court on Thursday issued legal notices to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sony Pictures Network India Limited (SPNIL) and pan masala manufacturing company Shudh Plus for promoting tobacco products during the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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MCC honours VVS Laxman with a life membership

  • VVS Laxman joins the prestigious list of the latest former India player to be awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The 42-year-old right-handed batsman becomes the fifth Indian player to be honored with the highly coveted membership.
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Australian cricketer Ryan Carters announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Australian cricket Ryan Carters announced his retirement just a few days after English cricketer Zafar Ansari had announced his retirement at the age of 26. Cricket Australia on Friday confirmed that the New South Wales wicket-keeper has called it quits from all forms of the game.
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IPL 10: We can’t go and win each game, says Kieron Pollard

  • Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard had almost steered his side to a win against the Kings XI Punjab in the final home game for MI at the Wankhede. Going into Match 51 of the cash-rich Indian Premier league, Mumbai Indians were considered as the favorites against the KXIP.
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Sachin Tendulkar set to take part in Brian Lara Stadium opening despite controversy

  • Brian Lara Stadium is set to open on Saturday and Sachin Tendulkar will be present for the opening of the multi-purpose Stadium. The opening day will see both cricketing icons go head-to-head in a match between their respective XI’s.
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IPL 10: Two Gujarat Lions players to be questioned for betting scam in Kanpur

  • The 10th edition of the IPL has already seen quite a few instances of betting scams being busted in various parts of the country. While most of the betting rackets have had nothing to do with the involvement of players, the most recent one busted in Kanpur might bring some infamy to the tournament.
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No contracts until a fresh MOU is worked out, reveals Australia’s Mitchell Starc

  • Australian speedster Mitchell Starc revealed that Australia’s top-notch players are not prepared to consider Cricket Australia’s multi-year contract which could lure them away from the IPL.
  • Starc confirmed that until Cricket Australia comes up with a new deal, the Australian Cricketers’ Association will not mull over skipping the IPL.
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Ben Stokes reflects back at the infamous locker room incident which led to his ouster

  • After a premature exit from the 2015 World Cup, England has been thoroughly professional in limited overs cricket over the lats couple of years which has reflected in their results.
  • One of the major reasons behind their great run is none other than all-rounder Ben Stokes who has been an integral member of the squad with his all-round abilities.
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I have a lot of respect for Younis Khan, wonderful working with him in PSL: Darren Sammy

  • As the cricketing fraternity pours tributes in unison on the retiring Pakistan legend Younis Khan, Darren Sammy wasn’t one to be left behind.
  • The two-time World T20 winning captain worked with Younis during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League. Sammy was the skipper of Peshawar Zalmi where Younis worked as a mentor.
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Vinod Rai reveals that the CoA will be in power only until October

  • The chairman of the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai made it clear that the CoA can exercise its powers on the Board of Control for Cricket in India only until October, after which its tenure ends and the board will conduct fresh elections.
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RPS skipper Steve Smith says relaxed mindset has helped their cause

  • Steve Smith, the captain of the Rising Pune Supergiant, said that their sensational turnaround in this season of the IPL is because of their relaxed mindset. In the previous edition of the IPL, which was RPS’ first season in the extravagant T20 league, the side finished at 7th place, having won just 5 out of their 14 matches.
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Ricky Ponting has MS Dhoni as captain in his best IPL XI

  • Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has chosen his best XI out of the all ten seasons of the IPL so far. The XI consists of four foreign players, a rule applicable in the IPL since 2008, along with seven Indians. Interestingly, Ponting chose MS Dhoni as the captain of the side.
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Sachin Tendulkar and N Prasad to be co-owners of a franchise in Pro Kabaddi League

  • Four new teams are going to be inducted in the Pro Kabaddi League in the coming season. The names of the teams are not decided yet but they are going to represent states: Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Sachin Tendulkar in partnership with N Prasad will own one of these teams.
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Cannot blame Virat Kohli for team’s failure: Sanjay Bangar

  • The franchise from Bangalore has always had the X-factor to go the distance. Over the years their team management has left no stone unturned to sneak the big names into their ranks.
  • In three auctions, they even went out spending a major part of their purse to buy Kevin Pietersen, Yuvraj Singh and Shane Watson. However, the title has eluded them for 10 seasons now.
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It was Sehwag’s decision to promote him to the top: Wriddhiman Saha

  • Kings XI Punjab are still in the hunt for the playoffs after getting the better off Mumbai Indians last night. And the man who stole the show completely was wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who scored an unbeaten 93 opening the batting to help Punjab post 230 on the board.
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Tymal Mills hopeful of making a return in the final match for RCB

  • England left-arm pacer Tymal Mills who bagged a whopping Rs 12.5 crores in the IPL auctions has been relatively ineffective with the ball in hand for RCB in this season. He was brought in as a like for like replacement for Mitchell Starc who pulled out of the tournament just a day before the auctions.
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Chris Lynn desires to open for Australia, says that would be my preferred spot

  • One of the biggest boosts in the ongoing edition of the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has been the scintillating form of their opener Chris Lynn. KKR shocked everyone when they sent out Lynn alongside skipper Gautam Gambhir to open the innings in their season’s first clash.
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Azhar Ali surpasses Virat Kohli’s aggregate Test runs in the last one year

  • In the past 1 year, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has been in great form, particularly in the Test format. He has played 15 Tests in which he has amassed 1,538 Test runs in 29 innings. This took him past Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s total who played 16 Tests and scored 1,503 runs in 25 innings.
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Mohammad Nawaz confesses that he was approached by a bookie at ACU hearing

  • Spot-fixing has rocked Pakistan cricket yet again. Since the commencement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the UAE in February this year, as many as 6 Pakistani cricketers- Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan, Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Shahzaib Hasan and Khalid Latif – have been involved in the spot-fixing scandal.
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Mumbai lad Rudra Dhanday enters record books by slamming a double hundred in a T20

  • Rudra Dhandya carried the legacy of Mumbai batsmanship forward by slamming a 67-ball double hundred in a Mumbai University inter-college T20 cricket tournament.
  • Dhandya was playing for Rizvi College in the Abis Rizvi Champions Trophy Super-8 College Cricket tournament, which is recognised by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
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