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Former Jamaica fast bowler William Haye shot dead at his residence

  • Twelve years ago, in the same month of March, renowned cricket coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica, during the World Cup.
  • He was the coach of the Pakistan cricket team then and his death occurred a day after Pakistan were knocked out of the tournament.
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Reports: IPL 2019 coverage to be banned in Pakistan

  • While the entire world is all set to witness yet another year of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan have reportedly decided to ban its coverage.
  • The development comes in the wake of the Pulwama attack that had claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel.
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IPL starts in two days and KXIP is still without a title sponsor

  • Time is running out for the Kings XI Punjab as the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 is scheduled to start on March 23.
  • Instead of the regular lavish pre-ceremony, this IPL will see the donation of the celebration money (20 crores) to the Army Welfare Fund.
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David Miller endorses the idea of keeping for South Africa

  • Hard-hitting South African batsman David Miller has said that he is okay with the role of donning the role of the side’s back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming World Cup.
  • Miller played the first T20I against Sri Lanka in Cape Town on Tuesday as the gloveman and came up with a couple of dismissals besides a powerful performance with the bat to win the game for the Proteas.
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IPL 2019: Yo-Yo test was never part of CSK’s fitness regime, says coach Stephen Fleming

  • It’s another two days before defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will kick off their campaign for the 2019 season against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at home.
  • The Kings returned to the competition last year after serving two years of suspension owing to a spot-fixing scandal and lifted the trophy straight away.
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World Cup win won’t be a cakewalk, Rahul Dravid warns India

  • On paper, India and England are the best teams in contention for the ICC Cricket World Cup which starts on May 30.
  • While England has the home advantage, the Men In Blue have the talent and confidence that is required in the big tournament.
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IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals fans not allowed to witness team’s practice games

  • Security has remained a top agenda for the franchises and organisers of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, particularly because the general elections are around the corner.
  • The two events – both big – will take place parallelly and understandably, the organisers of the sporting event have a concern over the security aspect.
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MS Dhoni says Sakshi’s contribution to his career has been important

  • The HotStar documentary “Roar of the Lion” chronicles the journey of return of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to the Indian Premier League (IPL) folds in 2018 after completing their two-year ban from the t20 league.
  • The Justice Mudgal committee found officials from CSK involved in illegal betting in IPL matches.
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Sourav Ganguly refuses to opine on Gautam Gambhir’s comment regarding conditional bans against Pakistan

  • Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has maintained his weight yet again as far as the India-Pakistan fiasco is concerned.
  • The veteran batsman refused to make a comment on Gautam Gambhir’s opinion that demanded a complete ban on Pakistan to the ICC.
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IPL 2019: RCB rookie Shivam Dube is not too concerned about high expectations

  • Mumbai had a tough outing in the last Ranji season but their young all-rounder Shivam Dube had a different story.
  • He excelled both with the bat and the ball and particularly his big hitting against Baroda just a few days ahead of the auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 brought him under the franchises’ notice in quick time.
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IPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer inspired by Rohit Sharma’s captaincy record ahead of the season

  • After years of disappointment, the Delhi Capitals (DC) have revamped all they could to turn things around in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting March 23.
  • Besides changing the name from Daredevils to Capitals, the Delhi franchise has also made significant changes to their squads and a young captain at the helm makes it a side with a lot of potential.
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Pakistan vs Australia: Stomach bug disturbs the visitors preparations ahead of the ODI series

  • After a historic ODI series win over India, Australia are all set to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • This series will be the final international assignment for them before they kick off their World Cup campaign on June 1.
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No automatic extension for Ravi Shastri and coaching staff even if India wins the World Cup

  • Team India had an awkward dressing room and administrative fall out last season when the then national coach, Anil Kumble, had made an unceremonious exit from his position.
  • After a lot of brouhaha, Ravi Shastri was named as the coach of the national side, after having served as the team manager for a brief period as well.
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