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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma kisses IPL 2017 trophy. (Photo: IANS)

Anil Kumble demands salary hike for coaches and players

  • Indian head coach Anil Kumble receives a salary of around Rs.6.25 crores per year. But he has asked the BCCI for a hike in salary for both players and the coaching staff.
  • The Indian national team coach and veteran spinner met with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Hyderabad on Sunday.
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Umar Akmal fails fitness test ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

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  • The eight edition of the ICC Champions Trophy will commence from 1st of June this year. Pakistan has never tasted success in the ‘mini World Cup’.
  • They are raring to go will all cylinders blazing this year. Head coach Mickey Arthur is already with the team at Birmingham, the venue for their first game.
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We always believed we had a chance: Rohit Sharma

  • Halfway through the Rising Pune Supergiant’s innings, the Mumbai Indians’ chances of winning their 3rd title look bleak as the chasing side needed just over 7 an over with 9 wickets in hand. But the Mumbai side held their nerves, believed in themselves to put Pune under pressure and bagged yet another title.
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Sri Lanka stunned by Scotland in practice game ahead of Champions Trophy

  • The preparations for the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy have begun for most teams. The Sri Lankan team arrived in England for their early preparations for the ICC mega event.
  • They have a couple of warm-up games to play before they head to the tournament proper. Prior to those warm-up fixtures, the team had a practice game against Scotland recently.
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I give Hardik a lot of credit for my success: Krunal Pandya

  • Mumbai Indians registered an emphatic win over the Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals of the IPL 2017. Throughout the tournament, they were the team to beat.
  • Mumbai Indians were the table toppers in the league stages and stamped their authority in the playoffs too. All players chipped in with crucial contributions and that helped their cause.
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I backed Mitchell to defend it in the final over: Jasprit Bumrah

  • The 2017 edition of the IPL came to a fitting end with a thrilling final on the cards for the fans to witness. Mumbai Indians speedster Mitchell Johnson successfully defended 11 runs off the final overs to steer his team to a narrow 1-run win against the Rising Pune Supergiant.
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Were definitely under pressure after Tiwary hit the four in final over: Parthiv Patel

  • It was a thorough team effort in the bowling department that saw the Mumbai Indians manage to eke out a thrilling narrow 1 wicket win over the Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals of the IPL 2017.
  • Coming into the game, MI were definitely not the favorites since they had lost on all three occasions when they played against RPS this season.
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South Africa reveals new ODI jersey

  • We have often referred the South African cricket team as ‘Proteas’. But what is the reason for this name? Protea cynaroides or the King Protea flower is the national flower of South Africa. It is the same flower which is displayed in the logo of the South African Cricket team. The Proteas’ have now got a new ODI kit.
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England announce Women’s squad for the upcoming World Cup; to face India in their opening match

  • Earlier today, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the team for the upcoming Women’s World Cup.
  • Led by Heather Knight, England eves will play their first match of the tournament against India on June 24, in an already sold-out derby. The hosts would be looking forward to a successful campaign having lifted the World Cup three times before.
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Decision regarding India-Pakistan series might be taken during Champions Trophy

  • India and Pakistan, two arch-rivals are in the same group in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. They will begin their campaign on 4th of June at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
  • The cricket fans all over the world are all set to witness another India-Pakistan clash. But a bilateral series between the two countries is not happening anytime soon, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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RPS coach Stephen Fleming proud of the way his team played in the final

  • Despite a tragic loss in the IPL final, Rising Pune Supergiant coach Stephen Fleming said he was proud of the way the team played on Sunday night.
  • It was a rematch of the first Qualifier, which saw Pune comfortably overcome their neighbours Mumbai Indians. On the night of the final, however, Mumbai broke the jinx to clinch a record third IPL title.
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Umar Amin and Haris Sohail in PCB’s radar after injury to Umar Akmal

  • Pakistan was dealt with a shocker of a decision just days after they had announced the squad for ICC Champions Trophy which is to be played in England this June. Pakistan’s top order batsman Umar Akmal has once again failed the medical test (fitness) and is expected to sit out of the tournament.
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Rohit Sharma talks about prospect of leading India in T20 cricket

  • The captaincy skills of Rohit Sharma needs no introduction. The Mumbai batsman has already three prestigious Indian Premier League titles under his belt. Rohit was handed the captaincy of the Mumbai camp almost four seasons ago.
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Ricky Ponting lauds superlative effort of Mitchell Johnson in the IPL final

  • The Mumbai Indians cruised to their third title win in the Indian Premier League. They beat their Maharashtra neighbors Rising Pune Supergiant in the high-adrenaline final. A thrilling one-run win was on the cards for the Rohit Sharma-led side.
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Rohit Sharma breaks one of MS Dhoni’s records after winning IPL 10

  • The winning captain of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier league, Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma has set a new record for himself after taking home the coveted trophy for the third time, getting the better of the Rising Pune Supergiant in a nail-biting last ball finish at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
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Pressure in IPL is intense with people tweeting you are not worth it, says Tymal Mills

  • The 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw an unprecedented number of English players taking the center stage. Prior to the commencement of the tournament, Tymal Mills and Ben Stokes had made the headlines for being the most expensive players at the auctions.
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Joe Root dreams of playing alongside brother Billy in England team

  • England skipper Joe Root wanted to see his brother Billy donned England colours and play alongside him for the national team. Both brothers had a short stint on the field together as Billy was the 12th man for England.
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Ben Stokes not too disappointed at missing IPL playoffs

  • English all-rounder Ben Stokes arrived at the IPL 2017 with a big reputation to uphold. He was the most expensive at the player auctions this year and hence the expectations from Rising Pune Supergiant were going to reach sky high. As the things turned out to be, Stokes lived up to his name and reputation with utmost ease.
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Nine bookies held in Delhi for betting on IPL finale

  • Police on Monday arrested nine bookies from New Delhi’s Rohini area of for allegedly betting in the final match of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was won by the Mumbai Indians.
  • The Delhi Police Crime Branch got hold of the nine bookies red-handed along with their book that had all the betting rates, two betting boxes and a total of 10 mobile phones. All of this was found at hotel Crownie Plaza.
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PoK national anthem played as players lineup before a match in Kashmir

  • These days every now and then various leaked video clips have been going viral on the social networking sites. Cricket, too, has not been left untouched by it.
  • Recently a video clip which shows Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s (PoK) anthem being played at the start of a game of cricket in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday has surfaced.
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Notice issued to Vinod Rai panel on Sreesanth case by Kerala High Court

  • Out-of-favor Indian pace bowler S Sreesanth has been at the loggerheads with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for quite some time now. The dispute between the Kerala pacer and the Indian cricket board has been over the spot-fixing scandal of IPL 2013 and the repercussions that the speedster has faced since then.
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Du Plessis, Amla guide South Africa to yet another warm-up win

  • Team South Africa seem to be on a winning spree ahead of the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy. They have successfully registered convincing games in their two warm-up fixtures in England. Prior to the Champions Trophy, the South Africa team has a short ODI series against England commencing on May 24.
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Shaun Tait selects his all-time IPL XI

  • It has been a great journey for the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far. The tournament, which started way back in 2008, was embraced by the fans with both hands. It was a unique mix of cricket with entertainment and glamour, and fans found it hard to miss. Hence, IPL is a huge hit among the fans.
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KCA all set to have own cricket stadium in capital city of Kerala

  • The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) is all set to have its first fully owned cricket stadium, which will be capable of hosting first-class matches.
  • The KCA Cricket Ground is coming up at a 9.5-acre plot on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is expected to inaugurate the stadium on June 14.
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IPL to have new title sponsors after this edition, BCCI to open tender on May 31

  • The Indian Premier League is all set to have new title sponsors after the conclusion of this season. BCCI organized a meeting yesterday with the IPL governing council discuss the timelines and decided to open the tender for the sponsorship rights on May 31. IPL Chief Rajeev Shukla confirmed the same in a recent media briefing.
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Pakistan team is training hard in Birmingham

  • From 1st of June later this year, the eight edition of the Champions Trophy is all set to get underway. The Pakistan has not tasted success so far in the eight-team elite tournament also termed the ‘mini World Cup’. This time though, they are preparing to go into the tournament with all cylinders blazing.
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Kolkata Knight Riders the most traveled team in IPL 10 covering over 15,000 km

  • It has become common for the cricketer to have a busy travelling schedule, none so hectic as the one they have during the course of the two-month long Indian Premier League. Hitting the road is as difficult as hitting the field heavy during the match.
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Pakistani cricketer Khalid Latif boycotts spot-fixing hearing

  • The Pakistani opener Khalid Latif, who has been provisionally suspended from the game in connection with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal has boycotted the trial after the tribunal refused to give him a copy of his recorded interview.
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Kareena Kapoor declares the name of her favourite cricketer

  • The two of the most humongous industries in India, Cricket and Bollywood have had a steady bond over the years. From cricketers dating Bollywood celebrities to B-town superstars owning IPL franchises, we get an example of the thriving relationship between the two industries very often.
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Sanjiv Goenka reveals the reason for removing ‘s’ from Supergiants

  • The Rising Pune Supergiant team did not just change captain leading into the tenth season of the IPL but also tweaked the name. It was changed from Supergiants to Supergiant. Franchise owner Sanjiv Goenka finally revealed the actual reason why he had to remove the alphabet ‘s’ from the team name.
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Former KKR player Manvinder Bisla stars for the Brothers Union in Dhaka Premier League

  • The Dhaka Premier League side Brothers Union ended their 2016-17 DPL campaign on a triumphant note after their thrilling one-run win over Victoria Sporting Club at the BKSP-4 ground in Savar.
  •  The match boiled down to the final over, with nine runs required from the last over of the innings.
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We just want to be treated fairly: Peter Siddle

  • Recently, there have been heated discussions on pay dispute between the Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association. The situation is with regards to a sharing of revenue with the players that CA wants to overhaul in a bid so as to attain a wider flexibility in the issue of delivering funds.
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