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

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

A man has even threatened to set himself on fire!

Motera Stadium
Motera Stadium. (Photo Source: England Cricket/Twitter)

Hosting later stage of IPL in front of crowd will depend on the situation: BCCI treasurer

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to host the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from April 9 to May 30 in India across six venues namely Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
  • The first phase of league games, comprising 20 matches will be held in Chennai and Mumbai while the next 16 league games will be conducted in Ahmedabad and Delhi.
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‘How can Mohammad Wasim say such a thing to Babar Azam?’ – Inzamam-ul-Haq unhappy with Pakistan T20I selection

  • Former Pakistan captain and batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the selection committee for not considering the suggestions of the skipper Babar Azam while picking the squad for the T20I series against South Africa and Zimbabwe.
  • It is learned that the chief selector Mohammad Wasim and Babar Azam weren’t on the same page when choosing the players.
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If Babar Azam doesn’t take a stand, then he will become Sarfaraz part two: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Pakistan has been hit with controversy after it is learned that the cricket team skipper Babar Azam isn’t happy with the team picked for the T20I series against South Africa and Zimbabwe.
  • Many reports have claimed that Azam has also discussed his dissatisfaction regarding the squad with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but no action is taken.
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‘They got Piyush Chawla, a very experienced campaigner’ – Parthiv Patel on spinner’s importance for Mumbai Indians

  • The Mumbai Indians (MI) will once again be the team to beat in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • But then, Parthiv Patel felt that this will not affect the Mumbai side.
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‘KL Rahul has been our best batsman in the T20 format’ – Vikram Rathour defends underperforming opener

  • Team India batting coach Vikram Rathour has leapt in defense of under-fire opener KL Rahul after the latter failed for the third time in a row in the ongoing T20I series against England.
  • Before the start of the series, captain Virat Kohli had said Rahul and Rohit Sharma would be the preferred opening combination for the team in the shortest format of the game.
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‘It amazes me’ – Gautam Gambhir slams Virat Kohli for dropping Suryakumar Yadav

  • Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has slammed Virat Kohli for dropping Suryakumar Yadav from the playing eleven for the third T20I against England.
  • Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Gautam Gambhir expressed his astonishment at Kohli’s decision to bench Suryakumar in the third T20I.
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Jos Buttler is the best white-ball batter in the world: Gautam Gambhir

  • Gautam Gambhir has praised Jos Buttler for his white-ball exploits in recent times and also called him the best T20 batter alongside Rohit Sharma.
  • While speaking on the post-match show of ESPNCricinfo, Gambhir heaped praises for Buttler.
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BCCI suspends all age-group tournaments amid rising COVID-19 cases

  • So, it seems like the coronavirus is going to cause more damage.
  • News has come in that the age group tournaments have been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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Man threatens to set himself on fire if India vs England T20Is continue amid COVID-19

  • In a bizarre turn of events, a man threatened to immolate himself if the ongoing T20I series between India and England was not canceled.
  • The police has launched an investigation into the matter after the man called a police inspector, who is a part of the security arrangement for the series in Ahmedabad, and told him about his plans.
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You can never count out CSK and MS Dhoni: Parthiv Patel

  • MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a poor run in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as for the first time they failed to qualify for the playoffs and were placed at seventh position in the points table.
  • Former wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel opined on the three-time champions saying that one should never underestimate CSK due to their skipper MS Dhoni.
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