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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

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Steve Smith and Sanjiv Goenka. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cricket Australia “more than satisfied” with Bangladesh’s tight security

  • Australia is scheduled to play two Test matches against Bangladesh later this year in September.
  • Cricket Australia‘s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit manager Sean Carroll is currently at Dhaka.
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Disappointed with our performance this season, says Delhi Daredevils head coach Rahul Dravid


  • The ‘perennial underachievers’ tag will continue to linger with Delhi Daredevils as they end yet another season without having qualified for the playoffs.
  • Having been out of contention to make the top four, Delhi Daredevils hoped to play party-poopers against the teams they were up against.
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IPL is the biggest T20 league in the world, says Chris Gayle

  • The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ had an Indian Premier League (IPL) to forget. The Caribbean maestro never quite found the rhythm in this year’s IPL.
  • But Chris Gayle feels he has many things to prove. Critics bashed him for his ‘irresponsible’ style of play, but the global entertainer feels he just needs to find his natural flow back.
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“I gave Younis Khan few suggestions,” revealed Mohammad Azharuddin

  • Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin had his words of praise for the recently retired Younis Khan. On Sunday, Pakistan secured their first test series win in the Caribbean soil. While they made history on Sunday, two legendary batters of Pakistan went into the history book permanently.
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IPL 2017: CAB, KKR take initiative to make Eden Gardens plastic free

  • With a 66 thousand plus seating capacity, Eden Gardens is the largest cricket stadium in India and the second largest cricket stadium in the world behind the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Also called as the “Cricket’s answer to the Colosseum” it is acknowledged to be one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world.
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ICC fines West Indies’ coach Stuart Law for questioning the umpire

  • On Sunday, the cricket fans got to witness the final day of a test match at its level best played between West Indies and Pakistan.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan were playing their last international match. At one stage, it seemed as if Pakistan will have it easy. But Roston Chase stood as unshakable as a mountain in their path.
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IPL 10: You feel for Virat when he has to attend post-match presentations, says Chris Gayle

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a very dismal run in the Indian Premier League this year. They finished at the bottom of the points table.
  • With just 3 wins in the series this time around, the previous year finalists were nowhere close to their best in this edition. Star opener Chris Gayle has been a perennial performer for the RCB outfit.
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Australian cricketers should not consider strike: Ian Healy

  • Australia’s legendary wicketkeeper Ian Healy has urged the players not to strike as the deadlock over the pay model between Cricket Australia (CA) and its players continues.
  • Recently CA’s chief executive James Sutherland had threatened the Australian players with unemployment in case the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) fails to negotiate a new MoU by June 30.
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Pathan Brothers launch CAP in Lunawada, Gujarat

  • Indian cricket’s most adored brothers – Yusuf and Irfan Pathan launched the Cricket Academy of Pathans their Fourth Academy in Lunawada. Instituted with an aim to redefine and set standards to the backbone of Cricket i.e. Coaching, the Pathan Brothers shaped their dreams into CAP.
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Rohit Sharma needs to re-adjust to playing the new ball, feels Shane Bond

  • Former New Zealand cricketer Shane Bond feels that the players will have a tough time in quickly adapting to the English conditions in the upcoming Champions Trophy this year. There is only a 10-day gap between the IPL finals and the coveted ICC mega event.
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Delhi Daredevils want to retain Rishabh Pant in IPL 2018

  • Delhi Daredevils team management is keen to have swashbuckling middle order batsman Rishabh Pant in the next season. The 19-year-old left-hander is terrific when he gets going. However, he was not consistent enough in his maiden IPL season.
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It will be disrespectful to say I am the best player in the world: AB de Villiers

  • Over the last few years, the debate on who is the best batsman in modern day cricket has been springing up every now and then. Everyone seems to have different opinions and reasons for their call.
  • Particularly Virat Kohli, Joe Root, AB de Villiers and Steve Smith have been the strongest contenders for the title.
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White Ferns pick 16-year-old Amelia Kerr for World Cup

  • Amelia Kerr, a sixteen -year-old leg-spinner from New Zealand (NZ) is all set to become the youngest ever White Ferns’ player in the history of the World Cup.
  • She has being picked in the 15-member squad for the tournament which will be played in England from 24 June to 23 July 2017.
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Ashish Nehra ruled out of the playoffs due to a hamstring injury

  • Veteran left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra who is a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) has been ruled out of the playoffs after the 38-year-old pulled a hamstring muscle.
  • Sunrisers coach Tom Moody confirmed his absence ahead of their must win eliminator clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
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BCCI’s move to reduce IPL media rights period well received

  • The BCCI’s decision to reduce the media rights period for the IPL from 10 years to 5 years has been welcomed by cricketing experts. As per the tender that was proposed in September 2016, the broadcast rights were issued out for 10 years, while the digital rights were only for a period of 5 years.
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Chris Gayle claims Royal Challengers Bangalore didn’t function as a unit

  • The Royal Challengers finally had something to celebrate after their win last night against the Delhi Daredevils. Chris Gayle ended his campaign in this edition of the IPL with a sublime inning of 48 off 38 balls at a strike rate of 126.
  • He hit 3 boundaries and as many maximums in the knock as he entertained the Ferozshah Kotla along with Virat Kohli.
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The landmark 10th season of the IPL is bigger and better than any before: Johri

  • After 56 action-packed games, the IPL is set, to begin with, the playoffs stage which is also popularly known as the business end of the tournament. 4 teams will compete with each other to get a hand on the prestigious trophy. Barring Rising Pune Supergiant, every other team has lifted the title before.
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Virat Kohli Charity Ball to be held in London on June 5

  • Virat Kohli is not only emanating brilliance on the field but is also doing great things off it too. In early 2013, Kohli started a charity foundation by the name of Virat Kohli Foundation. The foundation has since then organised celebrity football matches to raise funds for the star batsman’s great initiative.
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Mullanpur Stadium to be ready by 2020, says Punjab Cricket Association

  • Punjab now will have another International Stadium by the end of 2020 with the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) developing the facility in Mullapur, near Mohali. Punjab already has an International stadium in the form of Mohali’s I S Bandra PCA Stadium built in 1992.
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The Australian bowling attack was by far the toughest in the home season: KL Rahul

  • The injured Indian 25-year-old opener KL Rahul has set his sight for the Sri Lankan series three months down the line in the month of August. In all probability, the series against the Islanders might well be the series that the Indian fans are expecting for the opener’s swashbuckling return.
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KL Rahul targets Sri Lanka series for his return

  • Ever since Australia visited India, KL Rahul has been out of action due to his shoulder injury. Subsequently, he also missed the Indian Premier League and his absence was badly felt in the Royal Challengers Bangalore who won only 3 games this season.
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Shane Warne expects Joe Root to bring aggression back in the England team

  • Australia’s spin legend Shane Warne has high expectations from England’s new skipper Joe Root and feels he can change the way England play the longest format of the game. Root’s first assignment as the captain will be in the Ashes 2017 when England take on Australia where they will attempt to retain the urn.
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Yuvraj Singh set to undergo fitness test ahead of eliminator clash against KKR

  • Experienced middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh will undergo a fitness test ahead of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s eliminator clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders scheduled to played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore tomorrow. Yuvraj has looked in good touch off late but his finger injury has bothered him since a week.
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Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut had ‘no idea’ that they had created a world record

  • The opening pair of India’s Women’s cricket team, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut who created history by recording the highest partnership in a women’s One-Day International (ODI) match had absolutely ‘no idea’ that they had created a world record.
  • Deepti played a stunning 188-run knock off 160 balls, which included 27 boundaries and two sixes while Poonam made 109 off 116 balls, with 11 fours.
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Former selector Shanta Rangaswamy credits Deepti Sharma, Poonam Raut for their record-breaking stand

  • The day was not short of record-breaking at the Potchefstroom where the Indian openers were knocking the ball sweetly off the bat to all corners of the ground.
  • Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut smashed centuries to forge the highest partnership in Women’s ODI. The 320-run opening partnership took India home to a score of 358/2, which in itself is staggering.
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AB de Villiers is not worried about his form

  • Fans are not accustomed to watching South African batsman AB de Villiers struggle with the bat and have a lean phase. ‘Mr. 360°’ has never disappointed his supporters.
  • But in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), de Villiers was miles away from his usual form. The South African batsman’s average in this year’s IPL was his lowest in 7 years.
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Ricky Ponting predicts a face-off between Mumbai and Hyderabad in the IPL finals

  • Australian World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting revealed that he wants Mumbai Indians to play the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2017 final to be played this Sunday on May 21. Ponting has been a key member in the Mumbai Indians camp both as a player and a coach.
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Champions Trophy 2017: Sachin Tendulkar has a special message for Team India

  • Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has few words to share with the Men in blue as they build up for the Champions Trophy. India, being the defending champions have a tough task ahead of them to retain their title. They have been placed in a tough group this time around which includes South-Africa, Sri-Lanka and Pakistan.
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Steve’s been exceptional in his strategies: Sanjiv Goenka

  • Steven Smith will replace MS Dhoni as captain of Rising Pune Supergiant in the tenth IPL edition- the news that took the nation by a huge storm. The switch emerged on the eve of this year’s IPL auction, less than two months after Dhoni resigned as India’s ODI and T20I captaincy ahead of the home series against England.
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SRH coach Tom Moody says KKR’s recent form won’t have any bearing on the Eliminator

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody said that opponents Kolkata Knight Riders’ recent form will not be relevant as they go into the Eliminator.
  • Having finished 3rd at the end of the league stage, defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will face off against two-time winners KKR at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
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21-year-old dies while playing cricket in Hyderabad

  • A 21-year-old boy tragically succumbed to an injury he picked up while playing cricket in Hyderabad. Wajid was playing cricket at Mir Alam Eidgah on Sunday when he got injured.
  • However, he died at a hospital on Tuesday during treatment. The police said that there were several other teams playing at the same venue during the incident.
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Team India to tour West Indies after the Champions Trophy

  • Team India soon after the conclusion of the Champions Trophy 2017 in England where they will aim to defend the title will play the West Indies in a long limited-overs series.
  • The two teams will play 5 ODIs and a Twenty20 International in the bilateral series. The first ODI will be played on June 23 and the only T20I is scheduled to be played on July 9.
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Some BCCI officials keen on governance discussions before agreeing to West Indies tour

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been on a stiff stance ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) has come up with the plan of having a new revenue sharing model. The Indian board has been at the loggerheads with the ICC.
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