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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes . (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Avoid eating out at restaurants, handling unknown phones for selfies: BCCI issues guidelines for Indian players amid Coronavirus scare

  • Coronavirus has been making things go worse across the globe that has taken several lives.
  • The most important thing about it is that there is no aid yet available to cure an individual affected with the same.
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Tim Paine calls Virat Kohli the best player in the world; reveals his mother’s advice to dismiss the Indian skipper

  • Amazon Prime Video, on Wednesday, released the documentary series, the Test. The series depicts the journey of the Australian side after the embarrassing ball-tampering scandal which took place in the Cape Town Test in 2018.
  • The documentary was made to show the transition of the champion side after the scandal which shocked the entire cricket world and also saw several changes in the Cricket Australia and the way the team plays the sport.
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BCB announces schedule for the Test series against Australia

  • After a lot of delays, finally, the Australia tour of Bangladesh 2020 has a date. On Wednesday, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed that the Australian cricket team will be touring Bangladesh later this year for a two-match Test series.
  • The series will be the part of the ICC World Test Championship.
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Rain likely to play spoilsport in 1st India-South Africa ODI at Dharamshala

  • Virat Kohli-led team endured a catastrophic outing in New Zealand as they were whitewashed by the hosts in ODIs and Tests by 0-3 and 0-2 respectively.
  • After their disastrous trip to New Zealand, the Men in Blue will mark its home return by hosting a three-match ODI series against a rejuvenated South African national cricket team.
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Asia XI vs World XI T20Is postponed by BCB due to Coronavirus threat

  • The wrath of Coronavirus is spreading across the globe by leaps and bounds with every passing day.
  • Due to its life-threatening effect, the spread of Coronavirus has led to many football games getting played behind closed doors.
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England players to avoid selfies and autographs for fans amid fear of Coronavirus

  • The fear of the deadly COVID-19 virus, commonly known as Coronavirus has led to the sporting events around the world to be either postponed, played in empty arenas or played amidst tight medical overseeing.
  • Teams who are travelling outside on tours are taking precautions like face masks, hand sanitizers and other measures to keep themselves safe.
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Reports: Maharashtra Government bans the sale of tickets for IPL 2020

  • IPL 2020 is just a few days away from its initiation and the hype for the mega-event fails to decrease with every passing day.
  • However, amid the excitement and razmataz of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Coronavirus threat has rocked all sporting events across the globe.
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Inzamam-ul-Haq recalls Saeed Anwar pranking his Pakistani teammates

  • All of the kids who used to watch cricket in the 1990s must remember Pakistani opener Saeed Anwar, who used to torment the Indian cricket team with his wristy flicks and for the fact that he pummeled them for 194 runs in an ODI inning in 1997.
  • He along with Inzamam-ul-Haq were one of the most likable cricketers from across the border.
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India vs South Africa first ODI likely to be played in an empty stadium

  • India is going to host a three-match ODI series against South Africa starting on the 12th of March.
  • However, the threats of Coronavirus have affected the sale of tickets for the series opener that will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association in Dharmsala.
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‘He will easily fit in any all-time ODI XI’ – Inzamam-ul-Haq names the best Pakistan batsman till date

  • Inzamam-ul-Haq is the leading run-getter for Pakistan in international cricket and is probably one of the finest batsmen to have played the game.
  • Going by the stats, it is not so difficult to assume that Inzamam is the best batsman that the country has produced.
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Due to Coronavirus scare, Indian bowlers might limit the usage of saliva to shine the ball: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • At a time when the people across the world are taking a lot of precautions to protect themselves, from Coronavirus, even the cricketers are trying their best to stay away from any potential contaminant that might get them in contact with the virus.
  • Putting one such precaution that could be taken by the Indian team’s bowling unit, was the team’s veteran pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
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‘I am playing f***ing Test cricket’ – Justin Langer and Usman Khawaja had heated altercation before Pakistan Test in 2018

  • We feast our eyes on a selection of the greatest cricket documentaries because it is worth its weight in gold.
  • On the contrary, there have also been negative stories like the heated confrontation between a player and a coach or sometimes an unexpected bust-up among the players in the dressing room that happens behind the scenes and nobody knows until the entire picture of the incident crops up as a documentary.
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Indian players’ participation in doubt for Asia XI vs World XI series

  • The coronavirus outbreak is fast threatening taking a toll on the cricket tournaments. There are now doubts over the much-awaited T20I series between World XI and Asia XI in Bangladesh because of the same.
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is hosting the games to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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