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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

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Chaminda Vaas hails the Indian pace quartet as the best in the world

  • Chaminda Vaas hailed the Indian pace quartet as the best fast bowling group in the world at the moment.
  • He emphasised on their training and fitness and also lauded them for improving each and every game.
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Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan fined for spat during Pakistan Cup


  • Pakistan cricketers Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan were fined because of their spat in the Pakistan Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) imposed a hefty fine of 50 percent of their match fees for their misconduct.
  • The incident sparked off following Junaid Khan’s absence in a Pakistan Cup match. The left-arm pacer missed the game due to health-related issues.
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Shah Rukh Khan gives a hint on KKR’s Devdas

  • Two times champion Kolkata Knight Riders recently had a function to celebrate their 10-year anniversary in the lucrative Indian Premier League.
  • The event which took place in Kolkata on May 14 (Sunday) was attended by the team owner Shah Rukh Khan as well as the entire KKR squad.
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Former Australian stars call for pay talks to move forward

  • The Australian Test stars, who were on the front line of the 1997 dispute where the Association delivered a landmark pay deal for those who followed have counseled current players against making the existing revenue-sharing model a non-negotiable in the ongoing stand-off with Cricket Australia.
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Rising Pune Supergiants’ MS Dhoni still in the hearts of the Chennaites

  • Rising Pune Supergiant have won the first qualifier in the tenth season of the Indian Premier League to ensure themselves a place in the grand finals on the 21st May.
  • The Supergiant beat the favorites and table-toppers Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to be the first team to beat the home side in a Qualifier apart from the Chennai Super Kings.
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Michael Clarke praises MS Dhoni, says he always rises to the occasion

  • MS Dhoni always saves his best for the most crucial stage. And we saw that once again in IPL 10’s first qualifier between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium.
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Harbhajan pleads Kumble to ask BCCI to revise domestic cricket pay structure

  • Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has requested his former spin partner and current Indian head coach: Anil Kumble, to raise the concern of low match fees for players in domestic cricket.
  • Harbhajan was a regular member in all formats of the game for India till the end of 2011. The advent of Ravichandran Ashwin has made it difficult for him to play for the country.
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Afghanistan Cricket Board to launch a T20 league of its own

  • Taking a cue from the various leagues happening all around the world, Afghanistan is set to launch a T20 league of its own. Named the Shpageeza Cricket League, the tournament will see six franchises participating in a period of 10 days from July 18-28 in Kabul. The team auctions have already taken place on May 14 with all franchises bought by noted industrial groups of Afghanistan.
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IPL 10: Sunil Gavaskar lashes out at poor rules for rain delayed playoffs

  • The much-awaited Eliminator between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kolkata Knight Riders started on time at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. However, the match saw some severe rain interventions that tested the patience of the crowds.
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Faf du Plessis to miss out on two opening matches of CT due to a niggle

  • South Africa Test captain Faf du Plessis is all set to miss out the two warm-up matches of the Champions Trophy as he is suffering from an injury. Apparently. Du Plessis is the only personal in the Proteas contingent who is carrying an injury.
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School children to take part in a cricket league in Telangana

  • Following in the footsteps of the Indian Premier League, Cricket Association of Telangana (CAT) has announced that there will be a cricket league for the school children of the state named as Telangana Schools Premier League (TSPL).
  • Former cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has been named the mentor of the CAT for the same.
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IPL 10: Kevin Pietersen picks his shot of the tournament

  • English cricketer Kevin Pietersen has been donning the hat of the commentator this season in the Indian Premier League.
  • He has had a great time in the commentary box this year thus far. The fans have been loving his insights on the game as well. Even KP has been very vocal and crisp about his opinions on various aspects of the tournament.
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Former coaches, captains not pleased with BCCI idea of neutral venues for Ranji matches

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is came up with an interesting idea of hosting the Ranji Trophy fixtures at the neutral venues. The idea was certainly an out of the box sort of claim. There were various reasons that led up to that call last year. The Ranji matches were not fetching large audiences.
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IPL 10: Rules need to be looked at, can’t play at 2am, says Nathan Coulter-Nile

  • Kolkata Knight Riders registered a crucial win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the all-important Eliminator at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
  • KKR knocked out the defending champions in the rain-affected game. Pace bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was awarded the Man of the Match for his superlative efforts with the ball on the day.
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We accept to enter Champions Trophy as underdogs, says Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford

  • Team Sri Lanka is raring to go into the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy. Their head coach, Graham Ford is confident of putting a good show in the tournament.
  • They have not been in the best of forms in the recent times when it comes to ODI cricket. They had suffered a defeat against South Africa in the away fixtures earlier this year.
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Shankar Basu all set to resume India duties as a fitness coach

  • Shankar Basu, India’s strength and fitness conditioning coach who had resigned from his post about five months back is all set to resume his duties with the Indian team for the ICC Champions Trophy.
  • He had earlier taken a break from the team after the Chennai Test against England last December owing to certain business and family reasons.
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Nasir Jamshed willing to drag PCB to court for maligning his name

  • Tainted Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed has found himself in an unusual spot amidst the entire Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing fiasco. He has found his name to be one of the main culprits for bringing infamy to the tournament and the country.
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Chaminda Vaas backs team India to do well in Champions Trophy 2017

  • Former Sri Lankan cricketer Chaminda Vaas believes that the Indian team will have a very good time in the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy.
  • Team India will head into the tournament as the defending champions and will have a strong case in their favor this time around as well. If the words of the former Sri Lankan cricketer are to be believed, the Indian team has good variety in their squad.
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Darren Lehmann backs Finch-Warner to open in Champions Trophy ahead of Chris Lynn

  • Team Australia will be itching to get their hands on the Champions Trophy 2017. They have been a juggernaut side in the ICC events but have not been up to their standards when it comes to the Champions Trophy.
  • This time around, the team head coach Darren Lehmann is optimistic about the chances of his team in the tournament.
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2 uncapped players in Australia Women’s World Cup squad

  • Australia quite similar to Men’s cricket is undoubtedly the powerhouse in Women’s cricket as well. Out of 10 ICC Women’s World Cups, Australia have won 6 and came out second best twice.
  • They have played eight World Cup finals out of the ten held till date. ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 will begin on the 24th of June in England.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – List of Match Officials for the Group Stages

  • The 2017 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy is all set to get underway. The tournament will be contested by 8 teams for the all important glory.
  • 15 matches will be played in the tournament spread across the three shortlisted venues in England – Birmingham, London, and Cardiff. Recently, the International cricket council announced the list of match officials for the mega event commencing on June 1.
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Kapil Dev feels Virat Kohli must seek advice from MS Dhoni during Champions Trophy

  • 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev reckons Virat Kohli must make good use of the experienced MS Dhoni’s presence during the upcoming Champions Trophy. Kohli will be at the helm for the first time in a multi-team event, and Kapil feels the 28-year-old should seek advice from the senior statesman Dhoni.
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Farmers meet Delhi Daredevils’ players

  • Farmers are an integral part of the society, if not the most important. They work tirelessly on the farms to produce food and dairy for all the citizens of the country and those who depend on it from other nations as well.
  • Mother Dairy, the sponsor of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils (DD), decided to pay them tribute for their extraordinary contribution to the society.
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David Warner crosses landmark 4000 runs in IPL

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and the fulcrum of their top order David Warner smashed Piyush Chawla for a six over midwicket to reach the landmark 4000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With this six he became the first foreigner to amass 4000 runs in the IPL.
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IPL 10: Muttiah Muralitharan content with team’s overall performance despite Eliminator loss

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan said he was disappointed with the team’s elimination, but was happy with the overall performance.
  • Having finished third after the group stage, the defending champions failed to overcome the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday in a rain-curtailed match at the Chinnaswamy.
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Yet another IPL betting racket busted in Delhi, four men arrested

  • Yet another case of illegal betting and gambling surfaced in the national capital as four men were nabbed red-handed while indulging in the act in South Delhi’s Neb Sarai area.
  • A case of gambling is lodged against those men by the Delhi Police. It was only a few days back when Delhi Police raided a gamblers den in the Eastern part of Delhi, in Shahadara.
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Kapil Dev wants MS Dhoni to bat at No.4 in Champions Trophy

  • Team India will be gearing up for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England and Wales where they would start as the defending champions.
  • The only difference will be that MS Dhoni won’t be the captain of the side, instead, it will the young and charismatic Virat Kohli who lead the Men in Blue in their title defence but he will have Dhoni in the team to assist him.
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MS Dhoni is unaware why “Katappa killed Baahubali”

  • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion broke many records at the box office. After the film’s success, former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s fans started comparing him with Baahubali. But Dhoni has no clue regarding why “Katappa killed Baahubali”.
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Ravichandran Ashwin holds selection trials for TNPL team Dindigul Dragons

  • Champion Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin who missed out the entire duration of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a sports hernia conducted selection trials for the Dindigul Dragons probables at the Ramachandra Medical Ground in Chennai on Wednesday.
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India retain their numero uno status in Tests but Proteas breathing down their neck

  • Team India who is currently the No.1 side in the ICC Test Rankings retained their numero uno status in the latest rankings but they are getting tough competition from the Proteas who have reduced the gap with India to just 6 points. They have gained 8 rating points and is breathing down India’s neck.
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Sachin: A Billion Dreams declared tax free in Kerala and Chhattisgarh

  • We are all eagerly waiting for the big release of Sachin: A Billion Dreams on 26th May- a documentary biopic based on the life of none other than the great man Sachin Tendulkar. With so much buzz going around the nation, Chhattisgarh and Kerala have declared that the film will be tax-free in these two states.
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Dinesh Karthik to replace Manish Pandey for Champions Trophy

  • Dinesh Karthik is all set to don the national colours yet again in the upcoming Champions Trophy at the expense of Manish Pandey who has been ruled out due to an injury.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) broke the news through their official Twitter handle. Karthik was also a part of the Indian squad which won the Champions Trophy in 2013.
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Andrew Tye ruled out of T20 Blast due to the shoulder injury

  • Australian quick Andrew Tye, who had suffered a shoulder injury while playing for the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League has not been able to recover yet. Subsequently, he will not be seen playing in this year’s T20 blast for Gloucestershire. He was one of the best talents of IPL 10.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar spotted with mystery girl

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has been the spearhead of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL is now in the limelight not due to his bowling but for his mysterious date with a Telegu model where he posted a picture of himself with a caption “Dinner date, full pic soon”.
  • Ever since it broke out on Social media Bhuvi’s fans has been trying to fathom out who that mysterious girl is.
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ICC names Aspall as official cider partner for Champions Trophy 2017

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced a new partnership with Aspall to become the Official Cider Partner for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which will be staged in the United Kingdom from 1-18 June.
  • Aspall has been in the Cider-making business since 1728, but this is the first time it has partnered with cricket. As part of the partnership, Aspall products will be available at the three tournament venues as well as the Fan Park in Birmingham.
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IPL 10: KSCA’s SubAir system pumps out 2 lakh litres of water in KKR-SRH IPL eliminator

  • Almost 2 lakh litres of water was pumped out of the ground by the state-of-the-art SubAir system at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore last night (May 18).
  • In spite of over 3 hours of rainfall, the groundsmen did an excellent job to make sure we had a match on cards to decide the winner in the all-important eliminator between the defending champion Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
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Opener Rohit Sharma will struggle in England, opines Mohammad Azharuddin

  • Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has come out with his own opinion on Rohit Sharma’s luck in the upcoming Champions Trophy.
  • Azharuddin thinks that it will be difficult for Rohit to get used to opening again for India in the prestigious tournament.
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Team Pakistan gets new look kit ahead of Champions Trophy 2017

  • The Pakistan team had recently arrived in England for their preparations for the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy.
  • The men in green will play their first match of the mega event against their arch rivals India at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Indo-Pak rivalry is widely known one and it needs no guesses to see the match has already been a sold out affair.
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