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.

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

IPL 10: Fees paid to coaches and mentors

  • Mumbai Indians had a cake-walk against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday, to reach the final. The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness a Maharashtra Derby in the final. Rising Pune Supergiant will take on the table-toppers of the league phase and their Maharashtrian counterpart, Mumbai Indians.
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In IPL, the city goes purple and gold in a week, pretty amazing: Chris Woakes

  • English speedster Chris Woakes looks mighty pleased with his stint at the Indian Premier League this year. Woakes turned up for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 10. Unfortunately, he had to head back home after the league stages of the tournament due to national commitments.
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Aakash Chopra picks his All Time IPL Dream XI team

  • Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra is simply enjoying his role as a commentator and cricket analyst in the recent times. Currently, he is the commentary panel for the 2017 edition of the IPL. Throughout the season, the former Delhi cricketer has been very vocal about his opinions on the tournament and the performances.
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Nasser Hussain believes that ECB was right in calling back their players from the IPL

  • The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recalled three English players from the glitz and glamour of the Indian Premier League (IPL) before the playoffs commenced.
  • With three One-Day International matches against South Africa and the Champions Trophy looming in, the ECB did not want to risk the fitness of their key players.
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BCCI finally gets hold of land for new National Cricket Academy

  • Following a long-standing issue with the Karnataka Government, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally got hold of land for a new National Cricket Academy (NCA).
  • The BCCI has obtained land in Bengaluru and proposes to build a revamped NCA. Interestingly, this will be the first instance when the board has its own property for cricketing purposes.
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Quinton de Kock makes his comeback in style, hits ton in warm up fixture

  • South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock made a fiery return to the cricket field after an injury layoff.
  • He holds a key position in the South African top order ahead of the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. He is one of the most attacking batsmen in the top order who can take the game away from the opposition on a given day.
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BCCI revokes NOC of Irfan Pathan for Bahrain Cricket festival

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to withdraw the NOC it issued to Irfan Pathan in relation to the Bahrain Cricket festival.
  • The festival is a promotional event in Bahrain that is expected to promote the game of cricket in the country. The board had earlier issued the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the veteran all-rounder for his participation in the T20 exhibition game during the festival.
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MS Dhoni always rises to the occasion says, Michael Clarke

  • The Rising Pune Supergiant have realised who they should call in the case of a crisis, and it is none other than the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
  • Enter the right-handed batsman in the 13th over, with Supergiants’ struggling at 89/3. Dhoni was still batting on 14 runs from 17 deliveries, with Pune’s scoreboard reading 121/3 in 18 overs against the two-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians.
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Scientific Astrologer predicts Rising Pune Supergiant to triumph the Mumbai Indians in IPL-10 Finals

  • Rohit Sharma, as the captain of the Mumbai Indians, has guided his team to four IPL finals and all the four finals had one thing in common between him and the opposition.
  • The common thing for Rohit Sharma was MS Dhoni and his team in front of him. Again, he will have to compete against the side that will have Dhoni’s services – Rising Pune Supergiant.
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My parents never dreamt of sitting in the VIP lounge: Mohammad Siraj

  • Mohammad Siraj had a dream start to his IPL career this year. The Hyderabad pacer was one of the surprise picks after he was bought for an eye-catching amount at the IPL auctions this year. He was roped in by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the auctions and the team made the most out of his talent.
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Mohammad Abbas called up in the Pakistan team training camp

  • Pakistan’s latest sensation Mohammad Abbas has been called by the Pakistan team management to take part in the team’s training camp in Birmingham, England. The fast bowler would want to get a hang of the white ball in bowler friendly English conditions.
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Motivation from ‘Mahi bhai’ and ‘Smithy’ the reason behind his success, feels Jaydev Unadkat

  • Riding on stellar performances from a variety of players in their squad, the Rising Pune Supergiant have made it to the grand finale of the significant 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • While heavyweights like MS Dhoni, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes have been on point with their contributions the RPS have been successful in bringing up bright future prospects like Rahul Tripathi.
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India-New Zealand warm-up clash ahead of Champions Trophy to be telecast live

  • As we approach the end of IPL 10, another big ICC tournament is just round the corner with the ICC Champions Trophy starting in 10 days time. The top 8 teams of the world will lock horns in the 18-day competition and the final will be held on 18th June at the Kennington Oval in London.
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Sanjiv Goenka holds Dhoni-Smith partnership responsible for team’s success

  • The Rising Pune Supergiant have successfully silenced their critics in the iconic 10th edition of the Indian Premier league after their dismal journey in the 9th season. The season that started with a chaos in the camp has turned out be a fairytale for the RP-Sanjiv Goenka owned franchise in a massive turn of events.
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Rahul Tripathi in awe of valuable guidance from MS Dhoni

  • Rising Pune Supergiant opener Rahul Tripathi expressed that he has been extremely lucky to play under stalwarts such as MS Dhoni and Steve Smith. Valuable inputs from the legends of the game worked wonders for the young man from Dhoni’s hometown.
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Md Azharuddin lashes out at RPS owners for removing Dhoni from captaincy

  • Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has lambasted the Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka who sacked former Indian captain MS Dhoni unceremoniously ahead of IPL 10 and named Aussie captain Steve Smith as the skipper of the franchise for their last season.
  • Goenka said he wanted to do every possible thing in their final season and he said that the decision was in the best interest of the team.
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Jaydev Unadkat credits Wasim Akram for IPL 2017 success

  • The tenth season of the IPL has indeed been a turnaround for left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat, who has contributed to the Rising Pune Supergiant’s success. Unadkat played such one match each for Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last two seasons.
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Momentum plays a key role in T20s: Karn Sharma

  • In an all important Qualifier 2 at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru, Mumbai Indians (MI) beat the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) quite handsomely. Opting to bowl first, MI bowling attack led by Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah bundled out KKR for a mediocre score of 107.
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AB de Villiers picked as the 12th man in ESPN Cricinfo’s all-time IPL XI

  • After intense voting for the last 6 weeks, ESPN Cricinfo announced their all-time IPL XI after selecting from 31 nominees.
  • The 17 member panel who made the decision comprised of 5 former Test cricketers. It wasn’t an easy decision and the biggest name to miss out was none other AB de Villiers who is unanimously regarded as the best batsman in the world.
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Vijay Shankar pleased with his performance in IPL 10

  • The glitzy glory tournament Indian Premier League has in the past either made a player’s career, or it has broken them.
  • Some of the examples of career being made by the tournament are Mumbai Indian’s very own pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah. The competition gave the youngster just the right amount of exposure to succeed in the Indian jersey.
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Basil Thampi grabs limelight after IPL success

  • Over the last 10 years journey, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been one hell of a ride. Cricketers from varied backgrounds have made it into this league and have established their name.
  • It has time and again proved that hard work never goes unrewarded. Players, who have never been heard of in the past, became stars overnight.
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IPL 10: Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson show mutual admiration after MI’s Qualifier win

  • The Mumbai Indians have managed to reach the finals of the IPL 10 after an emphatic win over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Their bowling might clicked on the night of the Qualifier 2. Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell Johnson bowled in tandem to wreak havoc with the new ball. After the game, the two pacers were seen having a healthy discussion.
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Sanjiv Goenka affirmed Steve Smith has a sharper mind than MS Dhoni

  • Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka added fuel to the already lit fire by his brother Harsh Goenka by mentioning that out of Steven Smith and MS Dhoni, the Australian has a sharper mind in comparison to arguably the greatest captain to have ever played for India.
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Mashrafe Mortaza credits the openers for win against Ireland

  • Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza looked very pleased with the efforts of his team in the recent fixture against Ireland in the tri-series. Riding on a superlative knock from opener Soumya Sarkar, Bangladesh managed to rout Ireland by a margin of 8 wickets.
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Uncapped Ronsford Beaton picked to play T20s for West Indies

  • With the top 8 nations set to play the ICC Champions Trophy in June, West Indies are hosting Afghanistan for a 3-match T20 as well as ODI series. This series will precede to West Indies’ 5-ODI series against India which will begin in the last week of June. Afghanistan will travel to the West Indies for the first time.
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Mumbai Indian Kulwant Khejrolia has come a long way from being a waiter in Goa

  • The IPL has given a platform to umpteen numbers of cricketers from all walks of life since its first edition was rolled out in 2008. One such player is Kulwant Khejrolia, who hails from a small town in Rajasthan. The left-arm medium pacer was picked by Mumbai Indians ahead of the season.
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