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Shane Warne, Kuldeep Yadav and Anil Kumble
Shane Warne, Kuldeep Yadav, and Anil Kumble. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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IPL 2020: Karun Nair recovers from COVID-19, set to travel with Kings XI Punjab

  • Karun Nair, the Indian batsman was tested positive for COVID-19 and it could easily have dashed his hopes of playing in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • However, on Saturday, August 8, he was tested negative for the ungodly virus, much to his relief.
  • Hence, he is also set to go to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) along with his franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
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‘I went to my hotel room and cried’ – Manoj Tiwary on his grief of missing out on Test debut

  • Manoj Tiwary, the veteran Bengal batsman, made his international debut in 2008. But prior to that, he was set to make his Test debut during India’s tour of Bangladesh in 2007.
  • However, fate had something cruel in store for the then talented youngster.
  • Ahead of his maiden Test, he ended up dislocating his shoulder during fielding drills and couldn’t take part.
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‘I couldn’t say anything for 10 minutes’ – Kuldeep Yadav recalls meeting Shane Warne for the first time

  • Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav never leaves a chance to speak good about former Australian leg spinner, Shane Warne.
  • The legend has become Kuldeep’s friend and an equally great mentor for years now.
  • The duo shares a great bond due to their similar bowling styles and there can’t be better guide for him than Warne.
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‘I still want to bowl fast and I’m not going to compromise’ – Mitchell Starc eyes entering the 100 mph club

  • Australian Mitchell Starc is probably the fastest left-arm pacer in the world but still hasn’t been able to get entry into the coveted 100 mph club.
  • The exclusive club has 3 members at the moment. Speedster Akhtar has touched 100.2 mph (161.3 kph) against England at 2003 World Cup while Australian greats, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait are on the same pedestal with 100.1 mph (161.1 kmph).
  • The left armer is now aiming to become the third one from his country to have graced the club.
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MS Dhoni tests negative for COVID-19, cleared to join Chennai Super Kings training camp

  • Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the thirteenth edition of the IPL is set to begin from September 19th in the UAE.
  • Ahead of the tournament, the BCCI has set protocols stating that a player has to undergo two COVID-19 tests before the franchises reach UAE.
  • Anybody who tests positive will have to be quarantined for 14 days and will have to undergo two tests post that.
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‘I am not the first person with whom this has happened’ – Mithali Raj on being left out for the 2018 World T20 semi-final

  • Going down the memory lane, Raj said that she was utterly disappointed on missing out.
  • However, as per her, such scenarios have occurred to several other cricketers. India eventually went on to lose the semi-final and got eliminated after some decent performances in the league stage.
  • She put forth her opinions on Star Sports 1 Telugu show ‘Girl Power – Sarileru Manakevaru’.
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Naseem Shah will get stronger and cause trouble to batsmen around the world: Waqar Younis

  • The Pakistani bowling coach also applauded the teenager during his recent media conference.
  • Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s all-time second-highest wicket-taker praised Naseem’s ability and said that with better fitness to bowl longer spells, the youngster can do wonders for his country.
  • The 17-year-old is known for top-notch pace with phenomenal control over the ball.
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NADA join hands with UAE’s NADO to conduct dope-test of players for the IPL 2020

  • The upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to be a new experience all together from several aspects.
  • The tournament is all set to take place in UAE from September 19 and for the first time the power-packed action will happen behind closed doors.
  • Optimum safety standards and guidelines are in place along with which, players will also be undergoing several dope tests throughout the season.
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‘You can stay here in India’ – Mohammad Rafique spills the beans on his friendly conversation with Sourav Ganguly

  • Mohammad Rafique, the former Bangladesh cricketer, recently went down the memory lane to the heartfelt conversation he had with Sourav Ganguly.
  • Even after playing his last game for the Tigers back in 2008, the 49-year-old Rafique is the country’s fourth-highest wicket-taker with 220 scalps after Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza and Abdur Razzak.
  • The southpaw said that Ganguly, the current BCCI president, asked him to stay back in India since he commutes on a frequent basis.
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‘Even the reduced 18 months ban is hard on him’ – Kamran Akmal dissatisfied over PCB’s actions towards Umar Akmal

  • Banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) disciplinary panel since April this year, Umar Akmal is having hard time of his life.
  • He was booked for not reporting two separate cases, where he was being approached for spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • Recently he experienced short-lived happiness where his ban was reduced from 3 years to 18 months by an independent adjudicator of PCB.
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