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.

MS Dhoni in Ranchi nets
MS Dhoni in Ranchi nets. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India to remain the hosts of T20 World Cup 2021, Australia to host the 2022 edition: ICC

  • India will host the T20 World Cup in October-November with the final to be held on November 14. Australia will host the tournament in October-November as well with the final on November 13.
  • India also has the responsibility to host the 50-overs World Cup in 2023 between October and November with the final on November 26.
  • ICC, on Friday, decided about the venue of the upcoming showpiece events.
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‘I didn’t like the visual’ – Shoaib Akhtar slams team management as Sarfaraz Ahmed carries drinks and shoes

  • Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen performing the duties of the 12th man in the ongoing first Test match against England in Manchester.
  • Many clips have surfaced on the internet where the former captain can be seen carrying drinks for his teammates.
  • He also carried shoes in the middle after the wicket of his replacement Mohammad Rizwan fell in the 71st over of Pakistan’s 1st innings with a smile on his face.
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MS Dhoni gears up for IPL 2020; seen practicing in Ranchi

  • MS Dhoni has always been a cricketer with a staunch approach. Whenever anyone talks about match fitness the first name which comes to everyone’s mind is of the CSK skipper.
  • He has always led Chennai from the front and taken the onus of any situation that arises in the match. Dhoni has always taken care of himself so as to remain fit before any match.
  • The great man has followed a strict routine in his career of which the whole cricketing fraternity is in awe of.
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CPL 2020: All players, staff, administrators test negative for COVID-19 after arrival

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CPL 2020 will be held behind closed doors in Tarouba and Port of Spain in Trinidad.
  •  The officials of the league in a statement stated that 162 players, who came from different places for the league, have tested negative.
  • They will be now required to remain in quarantine in their official hotels for 14 days.
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CPL 2020: Fabian Allen ruled out of the tournament after missing his flight

  • St Kitts and Nevis Patriots player Fabian Allen has been ruled out of the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League as he missed his flight from Jamaica to Barbados.
  • Allen was retained by Nevis Patriots in the last month’s draft and was scheduled to reach Barbados through an internal flight on Monday, August 3.
  • He further had to board the charter plane to Trinidad but due to some confusion, he couldn’t make it to the airport on time.
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Terrorists open fire in Orakzai district in Pakistan, leads to abandonment of cricket match

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has successfully hosted international matches in the country in the last couple of years.
  • The board also organised the whole of Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the first time earlier this year only for it to end abruptly due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The PCB is also hoping for the teams like England and South Africa to tour Pakistan in the near future.
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‘They are wearing tracksuits’ – Rashid Latif lashes out at Pakistan team management as Sarfaraz Ahmed carries drinks

  • The Pakistan cricket team is currently facing England for a three-match Test series with the first match being played at Manchester.
  • Men in Green have been going strong in the first Test against the hosts as they put a massive score of 326 on the board.
  • However, the team management has also landed themselves in a controversy as the former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen carrying drinks on the second day of Old Trafford Test.
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Wanted more opportunities to play Test cricket: Yuvraj Singh

  • After making his debut in 2000 under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership, Yuvraj Singh kept garnering one laurel after the other.
  • However, even as he flourished in the ODI and T20I format, he, somewhat, strained to find his feet in Test cricket.
  • In 40 Tests, the southpaw could only manage 1,900 runs at an average of 33.92 with three centuries and 11 fifties to show for his efforts.
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‘It was probably a better ball than Shane Warne’ – Monty Panesar recalls his magical delivery to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar in 2012

  • In 2012, England registered their first series victory against India in India since 1984. Panesar was one of the architects of that series victory.
  • After losing the first Test, the English team bounced back strongly to beat India by 10 wickets in the second Test of the series.
  • Monty in that Test grabbed 11 wickets by ripping apart the Indian batting order completely in that game.
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I throw people when I like them, broke Yuvraj Singh’s back doing so: Shoaib Akhtar

  • India’s encounter with arch-rivals Pakistan during a cricket match has always been a thrilling experience for both players and the fans.
  • The relation between the two nations has turned sour now due to which the teams play against each other only in the ICC tournaments.
  • However, earlier India and Pakistan used to indulge in bilateral series’ and the players used to share a good camaraderie with each other.
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Misbah-ul-Haq clarifies why Sarfaraz Ahmed carried drinks and shoes for his teammates

  • Former Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed was supposed to be a revolution for the Asian side.
  • Many were expecting him to become one of the greatest leaders and take his side to new heights.
  • While he did prove his promise by guiding his team to victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy, things have been going only downhill for him since then.
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