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

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

Lahiru Thirimanne & Angelo Mathews
Lahiru Thirimanne & Angelo Mathews. (Picture Source: Twitter)

Two fans file PIL to ban the Indian Premier League

  • In a shocking news, two fans have filed a PIL in the Supreme Court to ban the Indian Premier League. They even demanded to ban all other league games.
  • The fans are namely Atul Kumar who is Civil Engineer by profession and an activist. The other person alongside him is Shantanu Gunar Ray who’s a journalist.
  • (Read more about the story)

Lahiru Thirimanne to be left out for the third Test in Delhi

  • The Sri Lankan team is expected to make a few changes ahead of the final Test in Delhi. Facing a huge loss by an innings and 239 runs, the Islanders would be looking forward to making some vital changes in the side.
  • While Rangana Herath is flying back home owing to a back pain, more shuffling is expected in the batting order.
  • (Read more about the story)

PCB wants compensation from BCCI for the failure of promised bilateral series

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants a compensation worth $70 millions from the BCCI for the failure of organizing a guaranteed bilateral series with the arch-rivals.
  • PCB have already issued a notice to the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the whole matter and has also requested them to to introduce a Dispute Resolution Committee to solve the issues.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sourav Ganguly in favour of pay hike for the players

  • The former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has backed the national team players to receive play hike and feels they deserve the rise in their pay.
  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni met the chief of Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri in the capital city of India and requested to raise the pay of the cricketers.
  • (Read more about the story)

Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh anointed with doctorate

  • Yuvraj Singh has been an inspirational figure in the history of Indian cricket. From bagging the Man of the Tournament award in the 2011 World Cup, combating cancer to staging a stupendous comeback thereafter, his career has shaped into a motivational saga.
  • Yuvraj is currently struggling for a spot in the national team after he was evicted from the team following some lacklustre performances.
  • (Read more about the story)

Al-Amin Hossain reported for suspect bowling action during BPL

  • Bangladesh fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for suspect bowling action in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He is part of Comilla Victorians franchise in the T20 competition and was part of the game played on November 28.
  • He picked up a wicket of Ariful Haque of Khulna Titans in the 15th over and the same delivery has raised a suspicion on his bowling action now.
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Reports: Doordarshan to broadcast IPL next year

  • If recent reports are to be believed, we may well see the Indian Premier League being aired in Doordarshan.
  • The Indian Broadcast and Sports Ministry may likely issue a directive to the BCCI regarding the same. This may propel the IPL to be telecast on Doordarshan as well.
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A total of 4 Indian betters arrested in the Chittagong leg of BPL 2017

  • The betting scandals in the fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) are increasing day by day. Recently as per reports by Kotwali Thana OC Rafiqul Islam, a total of 4 Indian batters have been arrested for betting in the Chittagong leg of the season.
  • The BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chairman Akram Khan revealed that two of the four men were arrested from the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
  • (Read more about the story)

Ben Stokes could open bowling for Canterbury

  • If there is any cricketer who is making most of the news these days, it is English all-rounder Ben Stokes. For all poor reasons Ben seems to have acquire all the limelight majorly due to late-night brawl in Bristol in September.
  • With much of trauma happening in his life, he finds support from the NZ side Canterbury as the all-rounder becomes their first major signing for the domestic season in New Zealand.
  • (Read more about the story)

Former India women allrounder Sreerupa Bose Mukherjee passed away

  • Former Indian women team’s all-rounder and coach Sreerupa Bose Mukherjee passed away at her residence in Kolkata after a massive cardiac arrest earlier in the morning of Thursday.
  • She was 66-years old and is survived by his Husband Paresh Nath Mukherjee and tennis player daughter Amrita Mukherjee.
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After 2nd Test defeat, Dinesh Chandimal visits Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur

  • On the eve of Sri Lanka’s ongoing tour of India, the visitors were expected to be brushed aside comprehensively by the hosts.
  • However, the Lankans stormed out all guns blazing and played their hearts out in the opening Test at the Eden Gardens. They were able to put the skids under India courtesy some gritty display of cricket.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Virat Kohli Hit Back at Sledging, Joe Root Would Smile’ – Mitchell Johnson

  • Apart from the Twitter slugfest, Mitchell Johnson had also been involved in several heated altercations, both on and off the field.
  • In a recent column for The Telegraph by the former Aussie fast-bowler, he went down memory lane to recall some of his incidents of sledging on the field.
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Faheem Ashraf sidelined due to hamstring injury

  • Pakistan fast bowler Faheem Ashraf has joined the list of the injured fast bowlers as he sustained a hamstring injury in the ongoing National T20 Cup. The youngster also missed the semifinal of the tournament for his team Faisalabad which they lost by 10 runs.
  • However, he will undergo rehab in the National Cricket Academy now in Lahore and hope to get fit in time for the tour of New Zealand in January next year.
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PCB drops a legal notice to the ICC to address the issue related to India-Pakistan series

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) have received a legal notice issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) addressing the issues related to bilateral series between India and Pakistan.
  • The PCB wants the council to introduce a Dispute Resolution Committee to look into this whole matter in which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has clarified their stake on not playing a bilateral series with the arch-rivals.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mukhtar Ahmed disappointed for not being picked in PSL

  • Pakistan has unearthed a young batsman Mukhtar Ahmed in the ongoing National T20 Cup, the domestic T20 tournament of the country.
  • He is only 24-years-old and surprisingly has donned the jersey of his country at the highest level way back in 2015. He has been lighting up the stage currently and might be in contention in the upcoming series for Pakistan.
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Matthew Hayden perfectly distinguishes between the modern day fab four

  • Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden recently expressed his views about the modern day greats of the cricket world. The current world of cricket is being dominated by four young batsmen.
  • They have taken the game to a whole new level with their performances and consistency. They make up the fab four of the modern day cricket – Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson.
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Matthew Hayden reckons Harbhajan is more attacking bowler than R Ashwin

  • Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden recently spoke at length about the various happenings in the modern day cricket.
  • In a very interesting comparison, Hayden voted in the favor of Harbhajan Singh ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin when it came to picking up an attacking bowler.
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Steve Smith’s wicket will be the key for England’s comeback in the day-night Test: James Anderson

  • The hosts gained the upper hand in the Ashes series by winning the first Test match at Gabba by 10 wickets and secured a crucial lead of 1-0.
  • But it’s also sure that the Joe Root-led English team will try everything to make a comeback in the second Test, which will be the first ever day-night fixture in the Ashes history.
  • (Read more about the story)

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