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.

Women's T20 Challenge
Women’s T20 Challenge. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘I can confirm that women’s IPL is very much on’ – Sourav Ganguly ahead of Governing Council meeting

  • Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the men’s IPL 2020 is finally set to hit the floors in UAE as the BCCI has planned to host the cash-rich league in the September-November window.
  • Due to a surge in coronavirus cases across the country, the Indian board spotted UAE as a viable option to stage the T20 extravaganza.
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Reports: BCCI hasn’t paid its cricketers their dues for close to 10 months

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is known as the richest cricket board across the globe.
  • Any young player, over the financial aspect, aspires to be associated with the Indian board one day and be awarded the BCCI’s dividends.
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IPL 2020: BCCI receives permission from Sports Ministry; Final to take place on November 10

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be played from September 19 to November 10.
  • The date of the final was earlier reported to be November 8 but it will now be played on a weekday for the first time in 13 years to utilise Diwali week.
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Rahul Dravid wrote me the most beautiful email to explain the art of playing spin: Kevin Pietersen

  • During the course of his illustrious career, Rahul Dravid established himself as one of the vital cogs of Indian cricket.
  • ‘The Wall’ amassed over 20,000 international runs (13, 288 runs in Tests and 10,889 ODI runs) while flaunting his ‘defensive’ batting forte at the biggest level.
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MS Dhoni has played his last game for India happily: Ashish Nehra

  • The world is yet to witness the comeback of MS Dhoni.
  • The former Indian skipper, who last played a competitive game in July last year, has kept mum over his international future.
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I turned down £175,000 County contract to fight Kargil War: Shoaib Akhtar

  • The former Pakistan cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar, who played all formats of the game over a fourteen-year career, is known for making controversial statements.
  • He was involved in several dubious incidents during his career, often accused of unsportsmanlike conduct, despite his match-winning performances in Pakistan’s favour.
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Ashish Nehra reveals how Afridi and Akhtar helped him getting tickets for India-Pakistan clash in 2011 World Cup

  • India and Pakistan have always had the best rivalry in cricket.
  • People say Australia and England have the greatest rivalry but in terms of the craziness around, nobody can beat the subcontinent neighbours.
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‘Hardik Pandya is not in Top 10 in any format’ – Irfan Pathan compares the all-rounder with Ben Stokes

  • The recently-concluded Test series between England and West Indies was all about Ben Stokes.
  • The English all-rounder, in the second Test at Manchester, flaunted his class in both the departments to steer his side to the victory.
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‘I said this is a God? Iss ki khairiyat nahi’ – Shoaib Akhtar recalls facing Sachin Tendulkar for the first time

  • Pakistan Cricketer turned commentator Shoaib Akhtar is one of the quickest speedsters of all time. He was a perfect amalgamation of raw pace, lethal bouncers and nightmares.
  • Akhtar had given many legends of the previous generation be it Ricky Ponting,Brian Lara or Sachin Tendulkar a taste of his medicine.
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‘Every country likes to make money’ – Zaheer Abbas backs BCCI’s decision to hold IPL this year

  • Pakistan cricket legend and former ICC President Zaheer Abbas has backed the Indian Cricket Board’s (BCCI) decision to stage the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The tournament is all set to commence from September 19 with the grand finale expected to be held on November 10.
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