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

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Australian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

ICC chief sees no problems in the organization of U19 World Cup:

  • ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has said that the governing body is satisfied with its decision to carry on with the ICC U19 World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh despite Cricket Australia’s decision to pull out of the championship since they had security concerns.

Indian women annihilate Sri Lanka by 107 runs:

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  • Brief Scores:
  • India Women – 245 for 6 (Mandhana 55, Kaur 50, Siriwardene 2-31)
  • Sri Lanka Women – 138 (Weerakkody 69, Poonam 4-22)
  • India Women win by 107

Australia trounce New Zealand, secures an innings victory:

  • Brief Scores:
  • Australia – 562 (Voges 239, Khawaja 140, Smith 71)
  • New Zealand – 183 (Hazlewood 4/42, Lyon 3/32) and 327 (Latham 63, Nicholls 59, Lyon 4/91, Marsh 3/73)
  • Australia won by an innings and 52 runs
  • Match report

Wahab Riaz, Ahmed Shehzad fined for heated exchange in PSL:

  • Pakistan international players Wahab Riaz and Ahmed Shehzad have been reprimanded and fined for their on-field behavior during the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Riaz who represents Peshawar Zalmi and Shehzad who opens the innings for Quetta Gladiators got involved in a heated exchange last night during the 5th over of the match. The two not only exchanged words but also pushed each other in the heat of the moment.
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Rising Pune Supergiants launch their jersey for IPL 2016:

  • The Sanjeev Goenka owned Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) today launched its jersey at an event in Delhi. India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who will lead the RPSG, was also present at the launch.
  • The team had last month unveiled its name and logo. After their picks in the IPL auction the team now features some of the biggest names in international cricket. Prior to that they had signed MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis and R Ashwin in the IPL Draft.
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Gujarat Lions name Heath Streak as bowling coach:

  • Former Zimbabwean all-rounder Heath Streak has been named as the bowling coach of the Gujarat Lions ahead of the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League. Heath Streak has gained a massive reputation as a coach courtesy of his ongoing stint with the Bangladesh national side.
  • Speaking to firstpost, Streak went on to state,” It’s just down to me signing the contract. It’s just more of a formality now. In terms of the position that they (Gujarat) have offered to me, it’s something that I will be definitely doing. It’s now just a case of me sorting out the contractual issues.”
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I am doing the basics right: Shikhar Dhawan:

  • Explosive Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has attributed his good form to ‘doing the basics right’. Shikhar Dhawan slammed a masterful and unbeaten 46 as the Indians cruised to a 9 wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third T20 at Ranchi. The Indians also went on to win the series 2-1.
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Every experience is a learning one: Rahul Dravid:

  • “It’s tough for a lot of these young kids but it’s hopefully a start of the journey for them. Every experience is a learning one. We’ve tasted a lot of success as a team, it’s only the first match we’ve lost and unfortunately, for us it was the biggest game. But, there’s learning in everything. I think in their long journeys as cricketers they are going to face a lot of ups and downs, see a lot of success, hopefully, face disappointments as well. Hopefully, we can learn from it. If we can learn some lessons from it and if they can go on to become better cricketers and better people, that’s really the purpose of the tournament,” Dravid said.
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West indies players agree to participate in the World T20:

  • The WICB has confirmed the participation of 12 players out of the 15-member World T20 2016 squad they named over a week ago, thus ending a week long contract crisis between the WICB and the players. The WI players signing up for the upcoming tournament comes as great news to cricket enthusiasts and fans alike. All the players except Keiron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo will participate in the tournament.
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Saurashtra trounce Assam:

  • Brief Scores:
  • Saurashtra – 353 (Pujara 126) and 21 for 0
  • Assam – 234 (Verma 98, Arun Karthik 59, Unadkat 6-77) & 126 (Unadkat 5-45)
  • Saurashtra won by 10 wickets

SLC likely to scrap zonal first-class tournament:

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to scrap the zonal first-class tournament scheduled for March and April. The newly-elected SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva has said. The new board agreed to its commitment towards a provincial model, but expressed displeasure with the “composition and structure” of the proposed zonal tournament, reported the ESPN Cricinfo.

Quinton de Kock, Matt Henry walk into the top five in latest ICC ODI Rankings:

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) today released the latest ICC ODI Rankings after the conclusion of the South Africa v England 5-match ODI series that the hosts won 3-2, coming from behind.
  • South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry have broken into the top five while Joe Root of England has vaulted into the top 10 for the first time in their careers in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings which were released by the ICC Monday.
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Shane Watson ruled out of PSL, uncertainty World T20 participation:

  • Shane Watson’s preparation to the World T20 has been severely jolted following an injury in the ongoing PSL. While the 34-year-old all-rounder looks set to miss the remainder of the tournament, he could possibly miss the World T20 in India as well.
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