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.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Complaint filed against Virat Kohli for breaching BCCI’s conflict of interest norms

  • A complaint has been sent to BCCI’s Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain alleging Kohli has breached board’s conflict of interest norms.
  • The complaints against Kohli has been made by same Sanjeev Gupta, who had filed conflict of interest complaints against Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid.
  • According to the complaint ‘Kohli holds two posts, one as the player and captain of the Indian team and other as a Director of Sports marketing company which contracts fellow Indian cricketers’.
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Azharuddin can be a reason behind Younis Khan holding a knife against Grant Flower’s throat: Rashid Latif

  • Flower, who is currently serving as the batting coach of Sri Lanka, sparked a controversy with his allegation.
  • When the Zimbabwean was asked about the tricky characters which he came across his coaching career, he took Younis’ name while revealing the incident on a Podcast.
  • Younis, who had an illustrious career with Pakistan, was recently appointed as the batting coach of the national side ahead of the England series.
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BCCI official reacts after Virat Kohli comes under ‘conflict of interest’ scanner

  • Recently, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association’s member Sanjeev Gupta had accused the Indian skipper Virat Kohli of breaching the Lodha Panel recommendations.
  • In the mail to BCCI’s Ethics Officer DK Jain, Sanjeev had stated that there is a ‘conflict of interest’ by the Indian captain.
  • Gupta in his complaint to DK Jain said that Kohli is managing two major positions, leading the Indian team and being the director of a sports marketing company which is not acceptable as per the Lodha Committee.
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Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister offers ICC more evidence to prove 2011 World Cup final was fixed

  • Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had stunned the cricket universe by claiming that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai was fixed.
  • At the iconic Wankhede Stadium, the Men in Blue, led by MS Dhoni, had won the final by six wickets in hand. This was the first instance of a nation clinching the coveted trophy on their home soil.
  • But the Special Investigation Division of the Police didn’t find any evidence and they had to close the investigation for the time being.
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Ricky Ponting was not focussing on the ball but getting out just by watching my face: Harbhajan Singh

  • Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh recently talked about his rivalry with arch-rival Ricky Ponting.
  • Harbhajan revealed that the former Australian captain was so terrified by his deliveries that the latter had stopped concentrating on the ball.
  • Bhajji holds the record of dismissing Ponting for the most number of times in Test cricket i.e 10 times.
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‘Money is not going to Sourav Ganguly or Jay Shah’ – BCCI treasurer slams people for calling IPL a ‘money-making’ machine

  • IPL has often been termed as a ‘money-making machine’ for the hefty amount of money involved in the tournament.
  • The tournament has changed the face of T20 cricket but it’s looked as a mere business by many individuals.
  • Many have suspected personal financial gains being the motive of the BCCI to host the tournament this year.
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‘What Ben does is a bit like Virat’ – Nasser Hussain feels Stokes can be an excellent captain for England

  • It’s not an usual sight to see an animated Stokes on the field, a trait which is quite similar to India stalwart Virat Kohli.
  • Both Kohli and Stokes are known for their never-look-back attitude while being in action.
  • They never shy away from expressing themselves while being involved in a thrilling encounter.
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Sledging Virat Kohli while he’s batting is a no-go-zone for the bowlers: Josh Hazlewood

  • Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood revealed that his team would try to avoid any confrontation with Indian skipper Virat Kohli as sledging works as a fuel for him.
  • It is generally believed that sledging Virat, while he is on the crease, is a bad decision as it brings out the best in him.
  • Indian team is expected to tour Australia for a four-match Test series and a three-match ODI and T20 series later this year.
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Pakistan Test side can stop India’s winning momentum in India: Brad Hogg

  • Former Australian leg-spinner Brad Hogg believes that Pakistan cricket team is capable of overpowering the Indian cricket team in India.
  • Team India has been ruthless at home especially in the longest format of the game. India has not lost a single Test series after the 2012-13 season while playing at home.
  • Also, India was thrashed in just one Test match in this period while facing teams like New Zealand, Australia, England, and West Indies.
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Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis arrested after car he was driving hit and killed 64-year-old

  • Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis has been arrested by Sri Lankan police in Horethuduwa for hitting a pedestrian by his vehicle at 5 am on Sunday.
  • The 64-year-old civilian was riding a bicycle in the Colombo suburb of Panadura when he got injured by Kusal’s car.
  • The fatal accident resulted in the civilian’s death before he could be admitted to a hospital.
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Team meetings used to happen just to discuss how to get Sachin Tendulkar out: Nasser Hussain

  • Sachin Tendulkar, during his playing career, was a nightmare to the opposition team. He was technically strong and once set, was almost impossible dislodge thanks to his immense concentration.
  • No wonder the opposition teams used to specifically come up with a strategy for the master blaster.
  • They knew then that the half of the Indian team would crumble if they get Sachin out.
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