Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Here are the top headlines from the day.

Sam Billings & Ravindra Jadeja of the Chennai Super Kings
Sam Billings & Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Internet sensation Priya Varrier to be part of IPL. Here’s how

  • Munch is the official ‘crunch partner’ of Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore for the ongoing season of the Indian T20 extravaganza.
  • They are leaving no stone unturned to promote their brand and have launched a special campaign during the IPL naming it as Munch MyT20. They have signed the latest sensation of the country Priya Varrier for the same.
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20% of IPL salary pool is shared between just 10 players

  • As of the current eleventh running season of the tournament, a mammoth total of INR 4,288.15 crores in salaries has been handed out to a total of 696 cricketers, including 270 foreigners.
  • However, the division of this figure has revealed a large concentration of the sum in the possession of a handful of players.
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IPL 2018: NTK leader vowed to protest during CSK’s next game at the Chepauk

  • The scenario in Chennai has worsened over the last few days owing to the Cauvery Water Dispute (CWD).
  • There were threats from several political parties, who warned the tournament authorities for not hosting any matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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IPL 2018: IPL Chairman reveals CSK’s most likely home venue

  • There was unrest among the fans in the city on the match day as the political parties had protested staging of the match outside the Stadium.
  • Police also arrested 10 members of a TVK party who tried to enter the main gate of the venue with black flags in their hands. Also, shoes were thrown on the ground by few people in order to disrupt the proceedings in the game.
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IPL 2018: Vizag happy to host if matches are moved out of Chennai

  • The security prior to the game between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was tightened as over 4000 policemen were present at the venue to curb any mishap.
  • However, despite the security, the players faced the wrath of the public who were present at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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Mahinder Pal Singh the first Sikh cricketer in Pakistan wants to play for the national team

  • Right-arm fast bowler by trade Mahinder Pal Singh is currently putting in the effort to hone his skills at the first-class level.
  • His ultimate aim is to wear the green jersey and represent the Pakistan national team at the highest level.
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ICC sets up three-member panel to review PCB’s compensation claims against BCCI

  • Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had asked the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee to look into their matters of compensation claims against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • PCB implicated the BCCI for dishonoring the Future Tours & Programme (FTP) commitment clause, which implied that India will have to play at least two away series against Pakistan at any neutral venue.
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Mohammed Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan demands 15 lakhs a month from him

  • India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami has resumed cricket, but matters off the field are yet to come to an end.
  • On Tuesday, wife Hasin Jahan filed a case at the Alipore court against him, demanding Rs 15 lakh as maintenance charges every month for her and her daughter Aairah.
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The one year doping ban has taught me the lesson of humbleness: Andre Russell

  • After a long wait of almost 2 years, the Chepauk stadium in Chennai witnessed a scintillating thrilling game of cricket, which saw their home team, Chennai Super Kings(CSK) ending up on the winning side.
  • The Super Kings secured their second win in the tournament by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 5 wickets, in a high-scoring encounter.
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Kieron Pollard leaves Windies selection up to cricket board

  • The tussle between the Windies cricketers and the cricket board is an open secret. Several cricketers have come out in the open the slammed the board members for not lending support to the players when they required them the most.
  • They even boycotted their tour of India mid-way for which they had to pay a hefty compensation for the losses incurred by the Indian board.
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IPL 2018: All matches moved out of Chennai

  • Chennai crowd thoroughly enjoyed the game between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) the other night after the hosts won the thriller famously to mark their comeback after 1065 days at the venue.
  • It has always been a fortress for them but the severe protests and the unrest among the people has forced the organisers of the tournament to shift the matches now.
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Not being part of the IPL could be a turning point of my career feels Varun Aaron

  • The Indian Premier League has started already with a number of players hoping to change their lives through the tournament after being picked by the IPL franchises in the 2-day long period.
  • However, the auction didn’t go well for the 28-year pacer, Varun Aaron. None of the side shown interest in the services of the pacer.
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Star India CEO projects INR 2000 Crores as IPL revenues

  • Recently, the Star TV network competed in an e-auction to secure the BCCI’s media rights along with their compatriots Jio and Sony pictures before securing the rights.
  • It seemed as though it was very expensive given the fact that they spent in excess of 6000 Crores INR, something that was viewed by many as expensive.
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It feels good to come back home after two years and that too with a win: MS Dhoni

  • The CSK skipper MS Dhoni who was very much excited for his franchise’s return in their home paradise mentioned that it is good to start off the home campaign with a victory.
  • He stated that the Chennai crowd deserved to watch every crucial event of this match.
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Rajeev Shukla converses with Union Home Secretary for Chennai match to carry on

  • However, during a distress happening, a case of shoe flinging at the M Chidambaram Stadium targeting the CSK players.
  • IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla had a meeting with the Union Home Secretary Rajeev Gauba, regarding the organization of future IPL games in Chennai with proper security and without any hindrances.
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Sam Billings happy to have won it for the relentless Chennai crowd

  • Billings’ knock of 56 runs came off 23 balls and he was thus named Man-of-the-Match. In two years with Delhi Daredevils, he played only 11 games, but this season, he made the most of his debut for CSK, in which he is replacing injured Kedar Jadhav.
  • Billings was happy to have won it for the fans who thronged up to the stadium in large numbers, not just during the game but also during the net sessions.
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Glenn Maxwell feels that Smith, Warner and Bancroft were being treated as criminals

  • Australian hard-hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell, who was one of the three players who was brought in as replacements for the suspended trio, recently voiced his opinion on this whole ball-tampering controversy.
  • Maxwell stated that it was very much unfortunate to see his teammates being treated as criminals.
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I see a lot of me in Virat Kohli – the captain, says Indian head coach Ravi Shastri

  • Kohli has the best winning rate among every one of the captains who held the responsibilities of the national side for 60 matches or more.
  • The aggressive right-handed batsman captained India to its most consecutive bilateral ODI series wins equaling the consecutive ODI match win record set by former skippers, MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan wants her son Taimur Ali Khan to become a cricketer

  • One of the cutest and lavished Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were blessed with a baby son in December 2016, whom they named Taimur Ali Khan.
  • The little boy grabbed the eyeballs of the nation since his birth. During a recent conversation at an event, his mother Kareena revealed that she wants her son to chose his profession in future on his own.
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