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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav see delayed departures for Champions Trophy 2017

  • Team India left for their title defense of the Champions Trophy on Wednesday night. However, there were two players missing out on the flight who were expected to be onboard with the Indian team for the tour.
  • Hard-hitting opening batsman Rohit Sharma and the new-found middle-order finisher Kedar Jadhav did not travel with the national side on the same flight.
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Dean Jones in support of Sharjeel Khan, says the batsman didn’t spot-fix

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  • On Wednesday, the coach of Islamabad United Dean Jones at a tribunal meeting testified charges against Pakistan cricketer Sharjeel Khan, saying two dot balls played by Khan during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match do not give enough suspicion from a cricketing view.
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Virat Kohli confident of its success after watching Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic

  • The Indian team thought of taking a break from their hardcore schedule and give themselves a dose of entertainment before heading towards England on Wednesday night. And there was no better way to lift up the atmosphere in the camp than taking themselves through the wonderful journey of Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic.
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I want to ask forgiveness of all fans for my conduct, says Umar Akmal after CT axing

  • Veteran Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal faced the heat of the norms set by the Pakistan Cricket Board ahead of the Champions Trophy 2017. Akmal, who was initially named in the 15-man squad for the mega event, was dropped from the side on the grounds of failing the fitness test.
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BCCI mulling restructuring of payment contracts

  • In the recent times, there has been a significant debate over the payment grades of the cricketers in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been having a turmoil is deciding the ideal pay scale for the domestic and international players.
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Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic is an inspiration, says MS Dhoni

  • World cricket came crashing down on feet when the little master Sachin Tendulkar announced that he would retire from International Cricket following the Test Series against West Indies at home. It was not just a void that Team India had to fill, but it was a void which even the world cricket could not fill.
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Bangladesh to enter Champions Trophy 2017 as sixth ranked team

  • Team Bangladesh registered a historic win in the final ODI of the tri-series in Ireland. They beat the New Zealand side in a convincing manner in what was their first ever win against New Zealand away from home. The win has definitely boosted their confidence ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
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Amitabh Bachchan hails Sachin’s biopic, Tendulkar replies in style

  • Sachin Tendulkar is all set and geared up to see the response to his much-awaited biopic, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, which is scheduled to hit the big screen on Friday, 26th May 2017.
  • The Master Blaster held a grand premiere of the film on Wednesday night and heavyweights from the Bollywood film industry were invited to grace the premiere.
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Won’t cry about missing out on IPL final, says Harbhajan Singh

  • Mumbai Indians romped to their third win in the Indian Premier League this year. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the team managed to beat the Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals of the tournament.
  • It was a thorough team effort from the Mumbai Indians camp throughout the season that saw them emerge as the eventual winners.
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BCCI invites applications for India Head Coach, Anil Kumble’s term to end after CT 2017

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the post of the next head coach of the Indian cricket team. The new coach will be appointed after the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Currently, the team is being coached by former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble.
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Ajinkya Rahane gives a sneak peek into Team India’s flight to England for the Champions Trophy

  • They might have had a long home season, played 13 Tests on the trot followed it up with another hectic Indian Premier League schedule but as they gear up in their Blue kits the Indian team will be vibrant and full of zest.
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England skipper Eoin Morgan taking no risk with Ben Stokes’ injury

  • Ben Stokes’ injury concerns dated back to the two games that he missed in the middle of the two-month long Indian Premier League with the Rising Pune Supergiant. The knee injury seemed to have popped up during the encounter against South Africa in the three-match ODI series.
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Sourav Ganguly backs Virat Kohli to lead India to CT 2017 victory

  • Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed the chances of the Indian team in the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. If the words of the former skipper are to be believed, then the Virat Kohli-led side is well-equipped to defend their title this year.
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Sourav Ganguly breathlessly waiting to watch Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic

  • Legendary Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is earnestly waiting to watch Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic, Sachin: A billion dreams. Ganguly, who has spent several years with the Master Blaster on the 22 yards share an incredible bond with him on and off the field.
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South Africans fined for slow over rate against England

  • The South African cricket team has been penalized for slow over-rates in the first ODI against England yesterday at Headingley, Leeds.
  • Member of the elite panel of ICC match referees, Andy Pycroft took this decision against South African captain AB de Villiers and his men as the Proteans were only one over short of the requisite target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
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Adam Milne set to join English county side Kent after Champions Trophy

  • English county’s Division Two side Kent have signed New Zealand pacer Adam Milne to bolster their squad ahead of the County Championship and T20 Blast, which starts in July.
  • Milne will join the squad after the Champions Trophy next month. The Kiwi bowler has also been a part of IPL, making four appearances this season for the Bangalore franchise.
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E Prasanna tips India, Australia to play finals of CT 2017

  • Former Indian cricketer Erapalli Prasanna has tipped the Indian and the Australian team to be the firm favorites for the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy.
  • He noted that the two squads look very well balanced on paper. Hence, it will only be a surprise if they do not end up making it to the finals of the coveted ICC event. Team India will head into the tournament as the defending champions.
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BCCI reveals selection criteria for position of Team India head coach

  • The BCCI made a press release inviting applications for the position of Head Coach for the Senior India Men’s Cricket Team on Thursday. On behalf of Amitabh Choudhary, the Honorary Joint Secretary of the BCCI, the board released a statement with a set of prerequisites from all interested candidates.
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Indian pace legend Zaheer Khan needed for a crucial role, reveals Anil Kumble

  • n a recent development, Indian team head coach Anil Kumble has revealed that he would like Zaheer Khan to be on the coaching team.
  • During Kumble’s meeting with BCCI office-bearers and members of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Hyderabad on May 21, the veteran leg-spinner proposed Zaheer Khan’s name as team India’s bowling coach.
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Ravindra Jadeja unveils his new look for the Champions Trophy

  • After a ghastly IPL season with the Gujarat lions, Ravindra Jadeja will look forward to keeping it aside and focus on the Champions Trophy. Following a memorable home series against the Aussies, Jadeja found his IPL team toiling at the number 7th spot low down in the chart at the end of the IPL’s iconic 10th edition.
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Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association to launch fifth stadium of the state

  • Adding to their series of stadiums, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) announced on Wednesday to add one more feather to its cap.
  • Located at an altitude of 5,500 feet above sea level, the new stadium at Gumma in Shimla district will be the fifth in the state. The arena will be inaugurated on June 1 by former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
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Doug Bracewell caught drunk driving, handed 100 hours of community work

  • New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell was recently caught drunk driving for the third successive occasion and has been penalised over 100 hours of community work.
  • Bracewell who initially pleaded guilty to drunk driving on March 18 in Haumoana, has been further banned from driving for a year, given that it was his third offence.
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MS Dhoni gets more privilege in team selection: Harbhajan Singh

  • The Indian team has landed in London and will soon start preparing in English conditions in a bid to defend the title they won last time on the same land.
  • But just as the 15 men get a hang of things and rid of the jet lag Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has raised a huge question. He feels that the selectors have special preferences and give privileges to a certain player and not to others.
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We want to win the Champions Trophy: Steve Smith

  • Australian captain Steve Smith has re-emphasised the importance of the ICC Champions Trophy as he looks to maintain the impressive one-day form the country has shown over the past 20 years. Despite being knocked out in the group stage in 2013, Australia comes to England as double champion in the tournament – lifting the trophy in 2006 and 2009 – while also winning the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.
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BPL 2017 to kickstart on November 2 with an opening ceremony

  • The Bangladesh Premier League enjoys a lot of popularity in its country of play. Just like other domestic leagues around the world, the BPL recognises young talent and has proved to be a great platform to polish and nurture them for Bangladesh cricket. However, it has time and again come under the scanner for spot-fixing as well.
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Somerset get Corey Anderson boost ahead of NatWest T20 blast

  • Somerset have given themselves a boost ahead of the NatWest T20 Blast which gets underway on 7th July 2017. The side has acquired the services of hard-hitting New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson who is renowned for his ability to play the shortest format of the game.
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BCCI clarifies the reason for advertisement for new head coach

  • Indian head coach Anil Kumble has been able to achieve significant success with the Indian team not only in limited-overs cricket but in Tests as well.
  • The parameter isn’t restricted to the wins they have registered but considering the rise of some of the players from good contributors to match winners has given the team that added edge.
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IPL 2017 engaged 120 million people on Facebook and records 350 million conversations

  • Indian Premier League is not just a tournament in India, it is a craze which only grows year after year. The tenth edition of the 8 teams league ended on May 21, with the Mumbai Indians winning their third IPL trophy. Considering the immense popularity cricket itself enjoys in India, and the IPL together, the tournament managed to make a huge influence on social networking site Facebook.
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Washington Sundar smashes 150 in TNCA division league game

  • Young Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar was an instant hit in the Indian Premier League this year. Sundar was one of the top contenders for the Emerging Player of the Season award. The 17-year old all-rounder played the role of the second spinner in the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise.
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Suresh Raina recalls the moment when he consoled Rishabh Pant

  • Team India cricketer Suresh Raina has been having a tough time on the cricket field as he is striving hard for his comeback in the national setup. He finished among the top 10 run getters of the Indian Premier League this season but found no place in the Indian squad for the Champions Trophy this year.
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Muttiah Muralitharan to mentor Thiruvallur Veerans in TNPL 2017

  • Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is all set to be the mentor for the Thiruvallur Veerans in the upcoming edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). Muralitharan is not new to the task and had served in the capacity of a coach and mentor for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
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Ambati Rayudu to represent and lead Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy

  • Concluding an erratic but triumphant IPL season, Ambati Rayudu looks to be heading back to Hyderabad for the upcoming Ranji Trophy season. The Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper looks upbeat on his homecoming, given that Hyderabad is back in Group A after a brilliant performance in Ranji last season.
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MS Dhoni picks one aspect of Sachin Tendulkar biopic that he regrets not having

  • The much-awaited biopic of the most celebrated Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, is all set to hit the cinema theaters of May 26. The fans are eagerly waiting for the movie and it comes as no surprise to see the anticipation build up this way.
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Having Hardik, Kedar ease out the burden on MS Dhoni, remarks Virat Kohli

  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli is all set to lead the national side for their title defense in the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy. He is keen on making the most out of the opportunity that beckons for the team India.
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Virat Kohli dead bats questions on no extension of Kumble’s coaching tenure

  • Team India has arrived in London and they are all set for the title defense of the ICC Champions Trophy. India will kick start their campaign against Pakistan on June 4. Skipper Virat Kohli looked very confident in his press conference and spoke at length about the team combinations.
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Harbhajan Singh claims Ashwin’s presence prohibits him a national spot

  • Indian star off-spinner Harbhajan Singh in a no holds barred interview went ahead to state that with Ravichandran Ashwin in the Indian squad, it is very difficult for him to come back into the squad. He also made several allegations against the selectors for sidelining some of the former players from the Indian line-up.
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ICC Committee will recommend Test Championship for future of international cricket

  • The Cricket Committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) expressed full support for the implementing a Test cricket competition in a meeting held on May 23 and 14 in London, deeming that it was vital to the future of international cricket.
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CoA order BCCI’s state units to provide list of current office-bearers

  • Earlier today, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) sent out a new notice asking the various state units of the BCCI to furnish details of their office bearers. The demanded listicle should include the names of the current office-bearers along with the duration of their stay.
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Sunil Gavaskar hails Rohit Sharma’s leadership in the IPL final

  • The Indian Team might have departed for England to defend their Champions Trophy title in England but the IPL is still very fresh in people’s memory. Mumbai Indians won their third title in a very closely contested final against Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday as they won the game by just 1 run in Hyderabad.
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