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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for Coronavirus

  • The list of cricketers being tested positive for Coronavirus is increasing with every passing day.
  • While it was Shahid Afridi who was contracted with the virus last week, Bangladesh‘s former captain Mashrafe Mortaza has now been tested positive.
  • Earlier, his mother-in-law was also diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
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Sourav Ganguly’s family members tested positive for COVID-19

  • Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly’s kin have been tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • The family of Snehashish Ganguly, the secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and Sourav’s elder brother, has been infected by COVID-19, the health state department mentioned on Friday, June 19.
  • Snehashish’s wife couldn’t evade the wrath of the ungodly virus.
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MS Dhoni should definitely be called if there is a T20 World Cup training camp: MSK Prasad

  • There has been a little bit of a mystery regarding MS Dhoni’s future at the international level.
  • People had expected the veteran to quit international cricket after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. People were talking about giving him a dream farewell.
  • However, India lost the semi-final and that became Dhoni’s last international appearance till date.
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‘I appreciated Virat’s warm gesture in World Cup’ – Steve Smith opens up on his relationship with Virat Kohli

  • Since breaking into their respective national sides, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have not looked back.
  • With every passing year, both the stalwarts have etched new records to their name with their batting expeditions across all formats of the game.
  • While Virat is considered proficient in the limited-overs format, Smith is touted as a beast with the red ball.
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Ben Stokes has very similar characteristics to Virat Kohli, he wants to win: Nasser Hussain

  • International cricket is finally in all likeness to return when England takes on West Indies in the three-match Test series.
  • For the England team, there will be a welcome change. Skipper Joe Root is likely to miss the first or the first two Test matches of the summer.
  • The captain has decided to spend time with his wife, who will give birth to their second child soon.
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Shoaib Malik to spend time with family before leaving for England; to reach UK on July 24

  • Pakistan is set to resume their international action with England tour where they are scheduled to play three Tests and as many T20 Internationals.
  • The team will be leaving for the United Kingdom on June 28 and will reach Derbyshire for a 14-day quarantine period.
  • However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given a special exception to veteran cricketer Shoaib Malik who will now join the team on July 24 after spending time with his family.
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If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni will be in my team: Ashish Nehra

  • Dhoni last braced the field while donning the Indian jersey in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup, where the Men in Blue were ousted from the showpiece event.
  • Since then, he has been away from competitive cricket and to make things worse for his fans, the veteran was also excluded from BCCI’s annual contract list.
  • Many former cricketers have opined over the Jharkhand stalwart’s future and the latest entrant in the list is Ashish Nehra.
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Nasser Hussain has a crucial advice for Rohit Sharma to succeed in overseas Tests

  • For Rohit Sharma 2019 was a career-changing year. It was not only because he scored five centuries in a single edition of a World Cup, but because he took a different step ahead in Test career.
  • The right-handed batsman was given an opportunity to open the batting in Test cricket for the first time in 2019. And he responded with two centuries in a single Test match.
  • A couple of weeks later, he got a double ton in red-ball cricket to further cement his spot in the longer format.
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CTI writes to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to remove all associations with Chinese sponsors

  • The political tensions between China and India have escalated to a great extent after a recent clash at the border. Amidst all of this, there has been a rise in the anti-China sentiment across India.
  • This has led to many Indians boycotting Chinese goods and manufacturers.
  • The Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) has sent a letter to the Board of Cricket for Control of India (BCCI) asking to end their sponsorship deals with Chinese firms.
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