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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

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Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister claims 2011 World Cup final was fixed

  • Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has claimed that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai was fixed.
  • At the iconic Wankhede Stadium, the Men in Blue, led by MS Dhoni, won by six wickets with 10 balls to spare and it was the first instance of a team, winning the mega event on home soil.
  • Aluthgamage was the Sports Minister when the World Cup took place.
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Afghanistan star Rashid Khan’s mother passes away

  • Afghanistan stalwart Rashid Khan’s mother passed away on Thursday after battling with a prolonged illness.
  • A few days, ago Rashid had even tweeted out regarding his mother’s health.
  • He had requested the almighty and his fans to wish his mother good health.
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China-based company Vivo will continue to be a part of IPL as a sponsor: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

  • After the face-off and death of Indian soldiers, calls for boycotting Chinese products and investments are doing rounds everywhere.
  • Vivo, a Chinese technology company, which is the sponsor of the IPL, has also been bashed for its investment and operation in the country.
  • Amid the stern atmosphere between both the nuclear-armed nations, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has clarified that Vivo will continue to be a part of the IPL as a sponsor.
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Rohit Sharma recalls how fans danced in the hotel after India defeated Australia in 2007 T20 World Cup

  • Recalling an old match, Sharma made his point how fans’ celebration adds to the flavour of the game.
  • He talked about the 2007 T20 World Cup semi-final match win for India against Australia.
  • A young team under MS Dhoni had beaten Australia in the semi-final by 15 runs in Durban.
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Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz names his all-time PSL XI

  • Wahab Riaz, the veteran Pakistan speedster, has picked his all-time best team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • The tournament has been a witness to five editions thus far and Islamabad United is the most successful team, having won the championship a couple of times.
  • To start with Wahab picked Peshawar Zalmi’s Kamran Akmal and Karachi Kings’ Babar Azam as his openers.
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Virat Kohli can’t have anyone who is a slow mover or who is not giving his 100 per cent on the field: R Sridhar

  • Be it his flurry of centuries or on-field acrobatics– Virat Kohli has left no stones unturned in leading Team India from the front.
  • Over the past few years, Kohli has set an example through his batting consistency as well as fitness levels.
  • The 31-year-old is inarguably one of the fittest cricketers on the planet.
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New Zealand’s Rachel Priest retires from international cricket

  • New Zealand Women’s Rachel Priest has hung her boots from international cricket after serving her nation for nearly 13 years.
  • She made her debut way back in July 2007 after coming up the ranks at Central Districts.
  • She last donned the national jersey in the T20 World Cup in Australia where she managed only 60 runs in four matches with a top score of 25 against Bangladesh Women.
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‘We can’t take that risk’ – PCB chief Ehsan Mani believes T20 World Cup won’t be possible this year

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani has given his opinion of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup 2020. The tournament is scheduled to be staged in Australia later this year.
  • However, according to Mani, he doesn’t expect that the tournament will be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The ICC has suspended all forms of international cricket for some time, given the situation of the global pandemic.
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Sachin Tendulkar would have loved to be the fastest bowler in the world: Ajay Jadeja

  • Ajay Jadeja, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that Sachin Tendulkar would have loved to become the fastest bowler in the world.
  • Even as the cricket globe knows Sachin for his masterful records with the bat, his numbers with the ball in hand can’t be dismissed.
  • He bowled all of medium pace, off-spin and leg-spin, finishing his career for India with 201 wickets.
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Suspended CSK team doctor apologizes for his controversial tweet about Indian martyrs in Galwan

  • Following the death of Indian soldiers in the violence face-off, condolences and tributes started doing rounds in no time.
  • Many prominent names from the cricket fraternity including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan paid tribute to the martyrs.
  • However, a tweet from Chennai Super Kings’ doctor had irked many fans on social media.
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