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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Kevin Pietersen to skip IPL 2017

  • English cricketer Kevin Pietersen cleared that he will not be a part of the upcoming edition of the IPL.
  • He cited a busy winter schedule as the primary reason for missing the IPL this year.
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IPL auctions to be held in Bengaluru


  • After speculations, the IPL governing council issued press release on stating, “The IPL 2017 Player Auction will be held on Monday, 20 February 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru.”
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Former Australian umpire Lou Rowan dies at 91

  • Former Australian umpire Lou Rowan who was at the centre of controversy during the 1971 Ashes series died at the age of 91.
  • He was remembered for his dubious decision-making in the 1971 Ashes series where he also warned English fast bowler John Snow for bowling a barrage of short deliveries to Australia’s Terry Jenner.
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Ish Sodhi called in New Zealand squad for final ODI 

  • Leg spinner Ish Sodhi has been drafted in the New Zealand squad for the final ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia.
  • New Zealand had won the first ODI and the second ODI was a washed out affair.
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PCB to stand against big 3 at ICC meet

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting is underway in Dubai and among the major agendas up for discussion is the Big 3 formula.
  • Making their stand clear against it Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shahryar Khan today (February 3) said that they will make sure it is quashed since there is no constitutional hindrance in doing that.
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BCCI might skip Champions Trophy

  • BCCI might as well decide to pull off from the tournament. The Indian team will enter CT 2017 as the defending champs but with an ongoing tussle for power and dominance between the BCCI and the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar things might as well turn dirty.
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Kevin Pietersen fined for breaching Code of Conduct

  • English batsman Kevin Pietersen has been fined by Cricket Australia (CA) for breaching the Code of Conduct during a BBL match this season.
  • KP had mocked the umpiring decision in one of the matches while being in the commentary team.
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Glenn Maxwell wishes to be a part of Test team 

  • Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell recently expressed his desire to cement a place in the Test team.
  • He wishes to be a permanent member of the Test side at number position.
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Mehedi Hasan keen on interacting with R Ashwin

  • Young Bangladesh off-spinner wishes to take up a lesson or two from ace Indian spinner R Ashwin after the Test match against India.
  • Bangladesh will play India at Hyderabad in a one-off Test on February 8.
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Michael Clarke set to coach Prime Minister’s XI

  • Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke is all set to take up the coaching role of the Prime Minister’s XI.
  • The team often plays warm-up fixtures against the touring nations down under.
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Steven Finn replaces Andre Russell in Islamabad United

  • English pacer Steven Finn has been added to Islamabad United franchise as the replacement for injured Andre Russell for the upcoming edition of the PSL.
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