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.

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Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni during a practice session. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Emirates Cricket Board confirms receiving official clearance from BCCI to host IPL 2020

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially given the clearance of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to host the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The Indian Government officially gave permission to the BCCI to shift the tournament outside the country due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
  • The ECB has also confirmed the same and the IPL is now safe and set to start on September 19.
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MS Dhoni will probably play for us even in 2022: Chennai Super Kings CEO

  • Dhoni’s return was delayed when the IPL was postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • He had even led a training camp in Chennai in March but the camp was suspended as well due to the pandemic.
  • Dhoni has kept mum over his international future but many fans believe that he would prove his worth by delivering in the IPL 2020.
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IPL 2020: Travel dates for most of the teams finalised; CSK eyeing short camp in India

  • The preparations for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have begun in full flow with the government officially granting permission to the BCCI.
  • The final schedule is yet to be released but the travel dates of most of the franchises are finalised.
  • All the sides are expected to be in the United Arab Emirates by August 22 or 23, almost a month before the tournament begins.
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England’s Dan Lawrence exits the bio-secure bubble due to family bereavement

  • 23-year-old Dan Lawrence, who is yet to make his Test debut, had to leave the team’s reserve squad due to a family bereavement.
  • The team has not given a thought to call up any replacement.
  • The young player from Essex has 3804 runs and nine wickets to his credit in 70 First-class matches.
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Lanka Premier League T20 postponed till mid-November

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to postpone Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 until mid-November.
  • It was supposed to be country’s first major tournament since 2012 and was set to get underway on August 28.
  • The board was expected for a total of 70 international players to involve along with 10 top notch coaches in five teams.
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‘Oh my Lord, you should’ve been in the team’ – Shoaib Akhtar recalls Gary Kirsten’s reaction after facing him in the nets

  • Former Pakistan speedster, Shoaib Akhtar has recalled the time when he left an everlasting impression on Gary Kirsten in 1994.
  • During a net session on South Africa’s tour of Pakistan for an ODI tri-series, Akhtar was invited to bowl in the nets, and he stunned everyone with his class bowling.
  • As Rawanpindi Express recalls, Kirsten was ready to vouch for young Akhtar to be placed in national side of Pakistan post this net session.
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England pacer Stuart Broad fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

  • Broad was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”
  • Broad’s previous breaches were on 27 January this year during the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers.
  • And on 19 August 2018 in the third Test against India at Trent Bridge.
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Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi and many other overseas stars to join the CSK squad late in UAE

  • Of all the teams contesting for IPL, it can be seen that CSK is going to have a hard time as their many players are set to join them late.
  • According to latest reports, CSK’s star batsman Faf du Plessis will set foot late in IPL as he is expecting his second child, he may not be seen before September.
  • Along with du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi may also be a latecomer.
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Ravindra Jadeja’s wife gets caught for not wearing a mask, has a heated argument with police constable

  • Raviba, wife of India international Ravindra Jadeja, entered into a heated argument with a police constable over not wearing a mask.
  • The incident took place in Rajkot on Monday when the cricketer was driving the car.
  • He was wearing a mask but his wife Raviba wasn’t, leading to the police constable asking her the reason for not wearing a mask.
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Karun Nair picks Steve Smith as current best Test player

  • The current fab four comprises of Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Kane Wiliamson and Joe Root. Apart from Smith, the other three are also the captain of their respective teams.
  • However, the debate is always about who is better among them, especially between Smith and Kohli.
  • India cricketer Karun Nair has also joined in the debate and has picked the former Australia skipper as the best player when it comes to Tests.
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‘I don’t know, ask other people’ – Faiz Fazal on why he never played for India despite scoring half-century on debut

  • Faiz Fazal had a glorious start to his international career, scoring an unbeaten half-century against Zimbabwe in 2016.
  • He was involved in an unbroken 126-run partnership for the first wicket with KL Rahul that helped India register a 10-wicket victory.
  • However, as fate would have it, the left-hander didn’t get another opportunity to don the India jersey at the biggest level.
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