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 hogged the headlines today.

Moeen Ali of England
Moeen Ali of England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

England vs India: Shane Watson reckons India are the favourites to win the Test series

  • Prior to the red-ball fixtures, Virat Kohli’s men played a much-needed practice match against Essex at County Ground in Chelmsford.
  • Kuldeep Yadav, who tormented the English batters in the limited-overs matches, also couldn’t place in the eleven with Ashwin as the lone spinner in the lineup.
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England release Moeen Ali, Jamie Porter from Test squad

  • As they were to be on the bench the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has released both the players from the squad in order for them to participate in the T20 Blast.
  • Moeen has been a part of the regular setup, Rashid is going to make his first ever test appearance in more than 18 months.
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Pakistani players allowed to participate in the Caribbean Premier League

  • There is a T20 league played almost every other month and expect for the Indian Premier League (IPL) there are no windows for tournaments.
  • The PCB has softened its stand to some extent and allowed the contracted players to feature in the tournament.
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CSA makes a new announcement on its upcoming T20 League

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) launched a new T20 league recently which will replace the much-debated Global T20 League.
  • The board has appointed independent analytics agency Nielsen Sports to oversee the process of bidding.
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T20 Blast: Rashid Khan extends his contract with Sussex

  • Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has extended his contract with Sussex Sharks in the ongoing T20 Blast in England.
  • Sussex are currently fourth in the points table in the South Group with 3 wins after six matches.
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BCB refuse to play Day-Night Test during their New Zealand tour

  • Bangladesh is set to tour New Zealand in February 2019 for 3 One-Day Internationals and the same number of Test matches.
  • However, it was also mentioned that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) refused to play the Day-Night Test match during their tour.
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Impatient Indian selectors have picked 102 players in the last 6 months

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the central contracts for as many as 27 players.
  • A total of 102 players across 13 teams have been picked for the various tournaments from June and September this year.
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Reports: PCB decides to award central contracts to umpires and match referees

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to award central contracts to the match officials in the domestic circuit.
  • Also, the central contracts will be awarded to them on the basis of their performance at the domestic level.
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Indian cricketers and Bollywood actors invited to Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony in Pakistan

  • PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that they have invited ex-Indian cricketers to be there for the event.
  • A host of Indian cricketers had put out posts on social media to congratulate Imran on his achievement.
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Srikkanth Anirudha confident about progressing in his career

  • Srikkanth Anirudha, son of the legendary Krishnamachari Srikkanth, is currently playing for the Karaikudi Kaalai in the third edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
  • He is currently the second-highest run scorer in the tournament with 260 runs from five matches at an average of 65.
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England vs India: Mohinder Amarnath feels the visitors are going into the Test series with lack of preparation

  • The much-awaited Test series between India and England has finally begun as the hosts have won the toss and opted to bat first.
  • Mohinder Amarnath feels that Team India has gone into the five-match tussle with not much preparation.
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Virat’s method of preparing himself before a tour, before a game is really nice: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Tendulkar has seen the 29-year-old grow as a cricketer from close quarters and possesses a fair idea of how he goes about things.
  • As soon as a technical flaw pops up he goes back to the nets and starts taking the corrective measures immediately.
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England vs India: Nayan Mongia feels Parthiv Patel should’ve replaced Saha for the Test series

  • However, the former Indian cricketer Nayan Mongia feels that Parthiv should’ve been included for England Tests ahead of Karthik.
  • He reckoned that the batsman from Tamil Nadu is high on confidence and the same was on display during the warm-up game against Essex.
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Michael Vaughan backs Adil Rashid over Moeen Ali for the first Test

  • Ever since the English squad was announced for the Test series, a lot of furore has taken place over the selection of Adil Rashid.
  • What followed over the week was a verbal spat between the bowler and former captain Michael Vaughan.
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