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.

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

IPL 2020 schedule to be announced late evening on Thursday or by Friday

  • The COVID-19 scare in the Chennai Super Kings camp– where 2 players and 11 members of support staff tested positive– jolted the entire cricket fraternity.
  • The tournament’s feasibility was questioned and the BCCI was forced to delay the schedule announcement of much-awaited IPL 2020.
  • But according to latest reports, the IPL 2020 is expected to be announced by late Thursday evening or by Friday. After many delays, the thirteenth edition of the IPL is slated to kick-off from September 19th in the UAE.
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Shane Warne picks Australia’s XI for opening T20I against England

  • Ever since International cricket has resumed post-COVID-19 induced halt, England have been hosting nations successfully in the new normal.
  • The bio-secure bubble is in place with numerous other health protocols, and keeping all that on the table, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been fairing quite well.
  • After hosting West Indies, Ireland, and Pakistan in the same order, the English country is all set to host their arch-rivals Australia.
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It’s always difficult to withdraw from a competition like the IPL: Kane Richardson

  • Australian pacer Kane Richardson had to back off from IPL 2020 season owing to the expected birth of his first child back home.
  • Richardson said that the decision to withdraw from the cash-rich league was very hard for him, but he couldn’t have afforded to miss the special moment of birth of his child with his beloved wife, Nyki.
  • The pacer was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs 4 crore at the IPL auction last year.
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Nobody can fill MS Dhoni’s shoes in Indian cricket: KL Rahul

  • Talented Indian cricketer KL Rahul reckons that MS Dhoni’s boots are too big for anybody to step in.
  • On August 15, Dhoni called it a day from Team India after serving the nation for 16 years since 2004 when he made his debut against Bangladesh in Chattogram.
  • Rahul, who made his international debut in 2014 in Dhoni’s farewell Test, isn’t much fussed about replacing Dhoni.
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‘I was close to committing suicide’ – Pakistan born English cricketer points out at racism in Yorkshire Club

  • Former England U19 captain Azeem Rafiq recently opened up about his experience of facing racism at Yorkshire Club which left him on the brink on suicide.
  • Sharing his experience, Azeem revealed that he was always considered as an outsider in Yorkshire and he lost his faith in humanity after his reports of racist behavior were ignored by the club.
  • The Pakistan based cricketer laid stress on how he was looked down upon due to his religion and skin colour.
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Pakistan and England players acquire significant gains in ICC T20I rankings

  • The end of the three-match T20 series between England and Pakistan resulted in a number of players from both sides gaining a significant higher position in ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
  • The series ended on 1-1 as the Men in Green won the third and final T20 International by 5 runs owing to the combined efforts of both bowling and batting departments.
  • The second match was won by Englishmen by 5 wickets while the first match was abandoned due to persistent rain in Manchester.
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Sourav Ganguly was very keen to have MS Dhoni for Pakistan tour in 2004: John Wright

  • Former Indian cricket team coach John Wright has revealed how Dhoni missed out on the opportunity to break into the national side.
  • Ganguly was extremely keen to have Dhoni in the side but Parthiv Patel eventually got the nod for the Test series, while veteran Rahul Dravid kept wickets in the ODIs.
  • Wright recalled how Dhoni nearly made it to the Indian side ahead of the Pakistan tour.
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IPL 2020: BCCI to acquire the services of 4 umpires from ICC Elite Panel

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to kick-start the much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from September 19.
  • The tournament was delayed and has now been moved out of the country in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • The cash-rich league will be played across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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‘Why shouldn’t I praise Indian players and Virat Kohli?’ – Shoaib Akhtar hits out at critics

  • Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at those, who criticise him for lauding Indian cricketers.
  • The Rawalpindi Express has his own official YouTube channel where he keeps on sharing his reviews of various cricketing events around the words.
  • The veteran has also appreciated Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the rest of the players from the Men in Blue.
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IPL 2020: More troubles for BCCI as COVID-19 cases rise to 14

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been going through a tumultuous phase due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The most-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) had to be postponed for an indefinite time period after being scheduled to start in the March.
  • The tournament is eventually set to get underway on Saturday, September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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