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 and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2020 Schedule: Teams, Dates, Venues, Time Table

  • The much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is finally going ahead.
  • The BCCI confirmed earlier this year that the tournament will commence on September 19 and will go on until November 10.
  • Even after all the confirmation, the schedule was yet to be released and alas, the apex board in India has managed to finalised it, with the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) facing the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening game in Abu Dhabi.
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Bob Willis Trophy 2020: Pacer suspended after placing hand sanitizer on the ball

  • Australia-born England’s first-class cricketer Mitch Claydon is accused of using hand sanitizer on the ball during the Bob Willis Trophy 2020 in the match between Sussex and Middlesex last month.
  • Following the accusations, the all-rounder has been suspended from the upcoming matches and will be allowed to play only when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) complete their investigation.
  • Mitch had joined Sussex County Cricket Club at the end of the last season after breaking his association with his previous team Kent.
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Bob Willis Trophy match called off after a player tests positive for coronavirus

  • The sporting scenario may have resumed amid COVID-19 pandemic but a player still has the risk of infecting the virus.
  • One such incident was witnessed in Northamptonshire’s Bob Willis Trophy match at Bristol.
  • One of the players in their squad tested positive for Covid-19 and their match against Gloucestershire was called off.
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MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings is a marriage made in heaven: Aakash Chopra

  • The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have had the honour of lifting the IPL trophy thrice so far and are still trying hard to clinch it for the 4th time.
  • Though the franchise has been swimming in a pool of miseries for quite some time, the skipper still looks unfazed, gearing up for the mega event slated to begin on September 19.
  • Firstly contingent members tested COVID-19 positive, and then two of their key players pulled back owing to personal reasons.
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Suresh Raina will be back playing the IPL after missing first few games: Deep Dasgupta

  • One of the most successful IPL franchises, Chennai Super Kings were jolted with major blows in the past few days.
  • Along with multiple members testing COVID-19 positive, the franchise also witnessed the departure of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh.
  • Both the CSK veterans decided to pull out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons, leaving a big void before the commencement of IPL 2020.
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I’ve just learned to deal with getting in and out of teams: Usman Khawaja

  • Australia are currently on English soil, where they are locking horns with the host team in three T20Is and as many ODIs.
  • While the home side has already started the series on a winning note, the visitors will be looking forward to turning the game in their favour in the second T20I taking place on September 6.
  • Meanwhile, Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has expressed his agitation for not being involved in the ODI series squad for long.
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‘It’s been in the back of his mind for some time’ – Dwayne Bravo on MS Dhoni grooming CSK’s next captain

  • MS Dhoni is hailed as one of the best captains to ever have led the Indian cricket team.
  • The veteran has also done wonders for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as under his leadership, the team registered victory in three editions of the T20 Championship.
  • Before stepping down as team India skipper, Dhoni had groomed the current skipper Virat Kohli for taking his legacy further. Now, the Ranchi Stalwart wants to do the same for CSK.
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‘After seven long years, it is a day to rejoice’ – Sreesanth on getting early relief from ban

  • It has been seven long years now that one of India’s best fast bowlers back one time, Sreesanth, has been serving the strict ban imposed on him on accounts of spot-fixing.
  • The pacer’s life ban for his alleged actions in the spot-fixing scandal in the 2013 Indian Premier League has now been reduced by BCCI ombudsman Justice (Retd DK Jain) to seven years after the Supreme Court of India ordered so in the same process.
  • The SC has set it aside and ordered the Indian board to reconsider his ban and decide the length of the fresh ban.
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Marcus Stoinis to get longer run to evolve into finisher like MS Dhoni: Pat Cummins

  • In the first T20I where hosts England took on Australia at Rose Bowl, the home side booked the first match in their favour by winning it by two runs.
  • The Kangaroos are going through several rounds of planning and discussion so that they put up a dominating show in the coming T20I.
  • In the same light, their vice-captain Pat Cummins stated that their team is giving a thought to give all-rounder Marcus Stoinis a longer run so that he can develop into a great finisher matching the stature of Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
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BCCI official reacts on Suresh Raina’s departure from IPL 2020

  • Suresh Raina’s abrupt departure has created a lot of chaos in the Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) camp going into the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The southpaw attended the five-day training session at the Chepauk and went to Dubai with the Yellow Army as well.
  • However, the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history, returned to India, citing ‘personal reasons’.
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