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.

N. Srinivasan and MS Dhoni
N. Srinivasan and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘No sir, he will spoil the team’ – N Srinivasan recalls when MS Dhoni refused to take an ‘outstanding player’ in CSK

  • Former Indian captain MS Dhoni fondly known as ‘Captain Cool’ is known for his great temperament and tremendous composure.
  • He has one of the finest cricketing minds and is often hailed as an incredible strategy thinker.
  • There have been many instances in the past where Dhoni has bowled everyone with his presence of mind on the cricket field.
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Rohit Sharma reveals the amount of his first paycheck and how he spent it

  • Modern-day cricket legend Rohit Sharma hosted a Question and Answer session with his fans on Twitter on the account of Friendship Day on August 2 (Sunday).
  • The limited-overs vice-captain of the Indian cricket team answered several questions thrown at him by the fans related to his personal and professional life.
  • During the session, a Twitter user asked Rohit about his first-ever paycheck in cricket and how he spent that amount with his friends and family.
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BCCI decides to continue with Vivo as the title sponsor for IPL 2020

  • Vivo’s association with the Indian Premier League as the title sponsor was in jeopardy due to the rising border tension between India and China.
  • During the border stand-off between both the countries in June, at least 20 Indian soldiers attained martyrdom along the LAC in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, leading to many people in the country calling for boycott of Chinese products.
  • However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in its all-important Governing Council meeting on Sunday, have decided to continue with Vivo as the title sponsor for the upcoming edition.
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‘I was really low’ – Stuart Broad was considering retirement after being dropped for the first Test against West Indies

  • After being dropped from the first Test against West Indies, veteran England pacer Stuart Broad bounced back and proved his worth in the two subsequent Manchester Tests.
  • In the third and final Test at Old Trafford, the right-arm quick paved his way into the illustrious club of fast bowlers who have bagged 500 wickets in the traditional format.
  • However, Broad was considering retirement after being left out for the first Test at Southampton.
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IPL franchises looking for a solution as South African cricketers are likely to miss IPL 2020

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to kick start the much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) from September 19 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
  • This would be the first time that the final of the cash-rich league would be held on weekday i.e November 10 (Tuesday).
  • 10 double-headers matches will be played with the afternoon matches beginning at 3:30 pm and evening matches at 7:30 pm.
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BCCI adopts additional measures to tackle age and domicile fraud in cricket

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the governing body for the sport of cricket in India is responsible for ensuring that appropriate checks and protocols are put in place to ensure a level playing field for competitive participation of players in its age-group tournaments.
  • To counter the menace of age and domicile fraud in cricket, BCCI has adopted the below mentioned additional measures which will be applicable to all cricketers participating in the BCCI age-group tournaments, from season 2020-21 onwards.
  • Under this scheme, players who voluntarily declare that they have manipulated their date of birth by submitting fake/tampered documents in the past will not be suspended.
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Sourav Ganguly knew the right players to back: Irfan Pathan

  • During his playing career, Sourav Ganguly established himself as one of the world’s leading batsmen and also one of the most successful captains of the Indian national cricket team.
  • Ganguly gave the right direction to a talented bunch of individuals with his leadership and revolutionized Indian cricket as his team developed a new must-win attitude.
  • He took some outstanding decisions and led his side with complete pride. 
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Jonathan Trott named England’s batting coach for Pakistan Test series

  • Former England batsman Jonathan Trott has been brought in as a batting coach for the upcoming three-Test series against Pakistan.
  • The 39-year-old Warwickshire batsman, who played 52 Tests for England, will work alongside Ex-New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel and Warwickshire seamer Graeme Welch, who are set to join the head coach Chris Silverwood’s coaching set-up for the series.
  • While Welch has been named pace bowling consultant, Patel has been appointed a spin bowling consultant for only the second and third Tests.
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Younis Khan was wrongly made batting coach: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has questioned Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to appoint Younis Khan as the batting coach for England tour.
  • The explicit Akhtar also said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not managed well.
  • Expressing his anguish of the appointment, Shoaib Akhtar insisted that the legendary Pakistan batsman would have been better off had he been appointed to work at the National Cricket Academy.
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Yuvraj Singh was dropped at the right time: Roger Binny

  • Former India selector Roger Binny believes that Yuvraj Singh was rightfully dropped by the selectors towards the end of his career as his form just diminished.
  • One of the greatest limited-overs specialists to play for India, the 2011 World Cup hero, Yuvraj Singh has often taken on BCCI and the selectors for the treatment that he received towards the end of his career.
  • The Sixer King was dropped from the Indian squad after failing the yo-yo test in 2017.
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‘I haven’t confirmed my availability in any league’ – Irfan Pathan clarifies recent rumours of him participating in Lankan Premier League

  • The former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, on Monday, revealed that he is keen on taking part in international leagues, but didn’t confirm his availability in any league for now.
  • This is not the first time the pacer has expressed his wish of participating in the overseas tournament.
  • Time and again he has said that cricket is left in him and he wants to use his full potential.
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