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.

Shahid Afridi. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan have beaten India so much that we used to ask pardon from them after the match: Shahid Afridi

  • Along with the match result, pride is also at stake during an India-Pakistan thriller.
  • Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, while opining on the rivalry between both the nations, passed on a controversial statement saying Pakistan team used to beat India so often that they asked the Men in Blue to pardon them after the match.
  • Afridi also revealed that he has enjoyed playing a lot against India and Australia.
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Mashrafe Mortaza tested positive second time for COVID-19

  • Mashrafe Mortaza, the former Bangladesh captain, on June 20, was tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • The 36-year-old was reportedly unwell and he went into self-isolation at his residence after being in the stranglehold of the ungodly COVID-19 virus.
  • The Narail-born Mashrafe himself gave the news and asked for his fans to pray for his well-being.
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Sri Lanka call off World Cup 2011 final fixing probe after no evidence found

  • Sri Lanka Police has decided to end its investigation on the World Cup 2011 final played at the Wankhede.
  • Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had raised suspicion over the four changes made only for the final.
  • Rather he had also claimed that the two last-minute changes to the squad were not approved by the Ministry too. However, the claim reportedly proved to be wrong.
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I hated Sourav Ganguly when I played against him: Nasser Hussain

  • Nasser Hussain, the former England captain, has said that he didn’t use to like Sourav Ganguly during their playing days.
  • Back in 2002, the duo was involved in one of the most thrilling finals the cricket world has ever been a witness to.
  • In the NatWest series final, Ganguly’s India chased down 326 to emerge victorious. Hussain scored a 128-ball 115, but his knock went in vain.
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Shikhar Dhawan visits Pakistani Hindu Refugee camp in Delhi; donates modular toilets and cricket kits

  • The ongoing Coronavirus-enforced lockdown has showed the other side of the cricketers.
  • The players who are busy representing their country most of the times, came forward to help the nation help fight the pandemic.
  • A lot of current and former cricketers donated whopping amounts to the PM CARES Fund and the respective CM Relief Funds as well.
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Jaipur set to have third largest cricket stadium in the world

  • Jaipur is geared up to have the third-largest cricket stadium around the world.
  • The seating capacity at the venue will be 75,000 and will be costing around Rs 350 crores and the stadium will soon be coming up in the outskirts of Jaipur.
  • The Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad and the Melbourne Cricket Ground are the top two largest stadiums with capacity of 1.10 lakhs and 1.02 lakhs respectively.
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England squad for opening Test against West Indies announced

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has named a 13-member squad for the opening Test against the West Indies, starting Wednesday, July 8 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
  • The three-match series is set to be the first international affair ever since the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc worldwide.
  • The Caribbean players landed on English soil last month.
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PCB struggling to find a sponsor for the side ahead of England series

  • Ahead of the England series, one matter of concern for the PCB is to find a sponsor before the matches commence.
  • The Pakistan board is struggling to find a sponsor and only one company showed interest during the bidding process.
  • PCB’s last sponsorship contract was with a beverage brand which has already expired.
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Sachin Tendulkar asks Roger Federer for some tips on his forehand shots

  • Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketers to have graced the game, without a doubt.
  • However, apart from his prowess on the field, the veteran is pretty much fond of tennis as well. He shares a healthy camaraderie with Switzerland legend Roger Federer.
  • The duo has met each other and Sachin has often been seen watching the Wimbledon at the Centre Court.
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Sam Curran tests negative for COVID-19 after falling sick, will resume training sessions

  • England all-rounder Sam Curran, ahead of the much-awaited Test series against West Indies, gave the ECB a COVID-19 scare after falling sick.
  • However, Curran was found negative in his tests and the board has allowed him to resume training ahead of the first Test.
  • Curran was self-isolating in his room at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton after feeling unwell and undergoing a test. 22-year-old Curran, despite testing negative, will be monitored by the team doctor after resuming the training sessions.
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No reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup final: ICC

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that they haven’t been given any evidence for investigations into the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
  • Earlier, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was the Sports Minister during the epic match, brought forth the match-fixing allegations and sent down the shockwaves.
  • Alex Marshall, the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit’s General Manager, said that the apex cricket board hasn’t found anything suspicious.
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