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.

Neroli Meadows
Neroli Meadows. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Axed Fox Sports’ presenter Neroli Meadows set for IPL 2020 stint

  • Back in 2019, Neroli Meadows, the high-profile sports journalist, parted ways with Fox Sports. The popular presenter worked with the organisation for more than a decade and was, reportedly, removed due to “cost-cutting” measures.
  • It goes without saying that she’s one of the most respected voices in the industry, bearing in mind her experience.
  • She has played major roles in the AFL and also cricket, including the World Cup. A number of times, she has been praised as one of “the best in the business”.
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S Sreesanth free to play cricket now with his ban over

  • After an agonising wait, Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth is set to mark his return after his ban ended on Monday, September 13. Back in 2013, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended him after he was found guilty of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The now 37-year-old played for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and his career went into the doldrums.
  • In his late 30s, Sreesanth might not represent India again, but he is looking forward to rattle woodworks on the cricket pitch after toiling hard for the last seven years.
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Nicholas Pooran has similar capabilities as that of AB de Villiers: Gautam Gambhir

  • The much-awaited action of the Indian Premier League is going to hit floors on September 19 in UAE, and veterans are opening each day about the upcoming talents in the cricket world.
  • In the same light, former Indian ace batsman Gautam Gambhir is all praise for Nicholas Pooran, who can ace all the sort of shots.
  • AB de Villiers is known for flaunting the technique of hitting shots in all the directions, and Gambhir believes, young Pooran has similar capabilities.
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Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) to stage T20 League from September 15, MS Dhoni to miss due to IPL 2020 commitments

  • Amid coronavirus pandemic, cricket in India has been at a halt since March. International, as well as domestic cricket scenario across the country, has taken a toll since many months due to a surge in COVID-19 positive cases.
  • Post COVID-19 hiatus, the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) is set to become the first state board to resume competitive cricket.
  • None of the boards affiliated to BCCI has conducted any league since March owing to the pandemic. JSCA, meanwhile, is set to roll out its own T20 league.
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‘It takes one ball to get him out’ – Kesrick Williams looking forward to Virat Kohli battle again

  • West Indies seamer Kesrick Williams recently opined on his experience of facing Indian captain Virat Kohli on the field.
  • The Vincentian cricketer also opened up on his rivalry with the Indian skipper saying that the next time the duo would face each other in the match field, it will be nothing less than a battle and both of them will be highly pumped up.
  • Last year, West Indies had toured India for a three-match ODI and T20 series in the month of December where the hosts had outshined the visitors in both the limited-over series by 2-1.
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I am not talking to the BCCI about bilateral cricket: PCB chairman Ehsan Mani

  • It has been a well-known fact that India and Pakistan don’t share decent relations with each other owing to stiff political tensions all the time.
  • Therefore, discussions on resuming bilateral series between the two nations can’t be opened up on the table.
  • Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani is of the opinion that any sort of series can’t begin between two nations till the time political relations between them are not sorted.
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ICC not having problems with Shakib Al Hasan’s enlistment in Lanka Premier League

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is planning to host the first edition of the Lanka President League (LPL) from November 14 to December 6.
  • The 23-day event will feature 23 matches and will be played across three venues namely Dambulla, Pallekele and Hambantota.
  • It is expected that the launch will take place in Hambantota. The players will go under hammer for the Lanka Premier League on October 1. All the five franchises will have a pool of around 150 players to bid for.
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However many runs I get, I don’t think I’ll keep that spot in England squad: Sam Billings

  • Despite the stellar performance with the bat, Sam is aware that it would be difficult to make a place for himself in England’s Playing XI.
  • It was the absence of Ben Stokes that made the captain Eoin Morgan go with Billings for batting in the middle-order.
  • Ben Stokes has taken a break from the series against Australia to be with his family in New Zealand.
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Greater tragedy is that people have started to criticize our No.1 batsman Babar Azam: Kamran Akmal

  • In the current scenario, Pakistan star Babar Azam is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the world standing, with Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson.
  • His form in the last few years has been pure consistent and is seen as performing the one-man show in Pakistan’s squad.
  • The 25-year-old even flaunted his form in the recently concluded series against England, where his team lost the Test series and decently tied the T20 series.
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IPL 2020: RCB come up with a unique ‘Yorker Challenge’ during their practice session

  • The spectacular display of IPL 2020 is all set to unfold from September 19 in UAE. All the teams have been going full throttle in their endeavours to shine out the best in the upcoming league.
  • As per BCCI rules over all these years, the season opener is set to take place between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners up of last season Chennai Super Kings on September 19.
  • Both the heavyweights will be at their top-class to steal the glory.
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IPL 2020: Star Sports reveal names of their English and Hindi commentators; Sanjay Manjrekar excluded

  • The much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is all set to get underway from September 19 with the first match between defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
  • The T20 extravaganza featuring 56 fixtures among eight franchises will be played across three venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
  • IPL’s official broadcasting partners Star India has decided on the names of the commentators for both Hindi and English commentary panels.
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