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

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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar bowls in the nets. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘Unlucky’ Rashid Khan names the best batsman in the World

  • Rashid Khan is scaling greater heights day by day at the international level and has bamboozled the batsmen around the world.
  • Recently, in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he was at his best and won games single-handedly to his team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
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Arjun Tendulkar named in the India U19 squad

  • Arjun Tendulkar has been named in the India U19 squad for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour by the selectors.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad on Thursday for the tour which commences later in June.
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Mike Hesson steps down as coach of the New Zealand cricket team

  • Mike Hesson, one of the most successful coaches of the New Zealand cricket team took the decision to step down as coach of the side, thus ending what has been a very successful six-year union.
  • Initially, Hesson’s contract ran until the conclusion of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, but the heavy toll of cricket had yielded yet another victim in the form of the 43-year old Hesson.
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Sandals Resorts replaces Digicel as Cricket West Indies Sponsor

  • The Windies are currently playing a three-Test series versus Sri Lanka, which started yesterday at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad.
  • Recently, Cricket West Indies has announced that Sandal Resorts will be their new principal partner and also the team sponsor.
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Wasim Akram serves a legal notice to Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan

  • The former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram, along with three others, has served a legal notice to Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan after she made some sensational disclosures about their personal lives in her autobiography.
  • The book named ‘Reham Khan’ is yet to release in the market but the manuscript of which was leaked online recently.
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Dale Steyn taken to the cleaners upon making a comeback

  • At 34, many would question how much cricket Dale Steyn has left in him.
  • In fact, following the nasty injury he suffered against the Indians in the first Test match of the Test series in Cape Town, many began calling for his retirement.
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Virat Kohli set to receive Polly Umrigar Award; Mandhana and Kaur best cricketers in the Women’s category

  • Virat Kohli’s class and flair as a cricketer have left everyone awestruck over the years. The Delhi-born cricketer has tasted quite a bit of success in all forms of cricket.
  • The skipper of the Indian national team is a holder of a plethora of records and is speculated to scale greater heights as his career progresses.
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Sri Lanka Cricket shows serious disparity in pay scale of coaches

  • The Sri Lanka Cricket has been going through a tough time in the recent past. A lot of questions have been asked about the faulty administration.
  • While team Sri Lanka has been struggling on the field, the SLC has struggled to cope up with the pressures of the media.
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We won’t stay silent on the field, says Tim Paine ahead of the England ODI series

  • Australia are all set to embark on their first tour after the ball-tampering scandal in March during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
  • They are in England currently to play the five-match ODI series and a solitary T20I which will commence on June 13 in London.
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BCB announces the new head coach till World T20 2020

  • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has finally appointed the new head coach of the national team which is playing the T20I series in India against Afghanistan.
  • Courtney Walsh was at the helm on a temporary basis after Chandika Hathurusingha unexpectedly resigned from the position eight months ago.
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BCCI suspends Abhishek Gupta for doping violation

  • Mr Abhishek Gupta registered with Punjab Cricket Association has been suspended for the doping violation.
  • Mr Gupta had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.
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PCB Chairman Najam Sethi highlights the importance of discipline

  • Umar Akmal has faced the wrath of disciplinary issues on a number of times.
  • In Pakistan’s tour of England back in 2016, he wasn’t included in the 35-man squad and Inzamam-ul-Haq cited indiscipline as a reason behind his exclusion.
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Virat Kohli’s wax statue damaged at Madame Tussauds

  • Virat Kohli is an iconic name in Indian cricket and is someone who has grown leaps and bounds as his career has progressed.
  • He has made a strong impact on the psyche of supporters and has garnered a significant fan-base.
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Rashid Khan recalls the fanboy moment when he met Shahid Afridi in World XI setup

  • Young Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan is having a dream run in the international cricket.
  • He recently bagged two consecutive Player of the Match awards against Bangladesh in the T20I series in Dehradun.
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Mitch Marsh, Nathan Lyon do not mind being Tim Paine’s deputy

  • Team Australia is going through a massive transition phase at the moment.
  • With three of their top players out of the setup for their involvement in the ball tampering gate in South Africa, the big positions are up for grabs for the others to fill.
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