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.

Bajrang Punia
Bajrang Punia. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Asia Cup 2018: Police bust betting racket in UP during the Indo-Pak clash

  • The much-awaited clash between India and Pakistan took place on Wednesday in the ongoing Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • The racket was busted by the police in the Uttar Pradesh as they arrested five people for betting on Indo-Pak match on Wednesday.
  • (Read more about the story)

Bajrang Punia questions selection criteria of Khel Ratna Award

  • Yesterday, the sports ministry announced that Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team’s all-format captain, will receive the prestigious Khel Ratna Award.
  • Hence, the decision often sparks controversy. Mirabai Chanu, India’s weightlifter, became the other recipient of the award, garnering 44 points.
  • (Read more about the story)

Asia Cup 2018: Rahul Dravid thinks it is not just Pakistan India need to be wary of

  • India recently won both their matches in the group stage of the ongoing Asia Cup and topped Group A.
  • A half-century from Rahmat Shah lifted them to a score of 249 after which the bowlers got Angelo Mathews and Co on the mat.
  • (Read more about the story)

Asia Cup 2018: Aakash Chopra expected a better replacement for the injured Hardik Pandya

  • Former India Test batsman and cricket expert Aakash Chopra was not happy with the replacement named for Hardik Pandya in the Indian team.
  • Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Axar Patel and right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur have also been ruled out of the Asia Cup due to injuries.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sachin Tendulkar refuses to accept Doctorate degree from Jadavpur University

  • Sachin Tendulkar was going to be bestowed the honorary Doctorate of Literature by the Jadavpur University in West Bengal.
  • He politely rejected the honour announced by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).
  • (Read more about the story)

Highly unprofessional performance by Pakistan players: Zaheer Abbas

  • The India-Pakistan rivalry has continued to flourish despite there being no bilateral ties between both the nations.
  • Former Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbas was quite displeased with his team’s performance.
  • (Read more about the story)

BCCI announces Board President’s XI squad for Windies warm-up match

  • India are scheduled to play Windies in October and November for a two-match Test, five-match ODI, and a three-match T20I series.
  • Kolkata, Lucknow, and Chennai are the three venues for the T-20 fixtures to be played from November 4 to 11.
  • (Read more about the story)

I wasn’t disappointed on non-selection initially: Deepak Chahar

  • Deepak Chahar was with Rajasthan team when he got the news of his maiden call-up to the Indian ODI squad after an injury to Hardik Pandya.
  • Chahar did well in the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and has been on the selectors’ radar since then.
  • (Read more about the story)

Marcus North appointed as Durham’s director of cricket

  • 39-year old North will succeed Geoff Cook, who will step down at the end of the season as Durham look to restructure their administration.
  • Durham chief executive Tim Bostock was all praises for Marcus North and backed the appointment.
  • (Read more about the story)

MS Dhoni is an encyclopedia of cricket: Siddarth Kaul

  • Team India has been jolted with injuries to their key players in the ongoing Asia Cup which has paved the way for Siddarth Kaul’s return to the squad.
  • India will be playing against Bangladesh in the first match of the Super Four at the Dubai International Stadium while Pakistan and Afghanistan will face-off in Abu Dhabi.
  • (Read more about the story)

Steve Smith and David Warner are very much in scheme of things: Justin Langer

  • The selection panel along with the management had taken a flamboyant decision to shut doors for both of them for a year.
  • Australia’s coach stressed the need of the hour and how important is it for the duo to rehabilitate before getting back at the supreme level.
  • (Read more about the story)

Afghanistan have the strongest bowling attack in the tournament: Shan Masood

  • Pakistan opening batsman Shan Masood believes Afghanistan have the strongest bowling line-up in the ongoing Asia Cup.
  • Both the teams have qualified from their respective groups and will be locking horns in Abu Dhabi for Friday’s match, looking to kick off the Super Four round with a win.
  • (Read more about the story)

TNCA unaware of Ravi Ashwin’s whereabouts

  • His bowling was not found to be mysterious by the English batsmen in the latter half of the recent Test series as he was fully fit.
  • But now Ravi Ashwin himself has become a mystery as none in India’s domestic cricket circuit has an iota of an idea of his whereabouts.
  • (Read more about the story)

South Africa pacer Vernon Philander ruled out of action till November

  • He will miss the three-match ODI series which South Africa will play at home against Zimbabwe next month.
  • South Africa have picked a number of fresh faces for the limited-overs series against Zimbabwe (three T2OIs besides the ODIs).
  • (Read more about the story)

Emotional Sreesanth opens up on his lifetime ban on cricket in Bigg Boss

  • The 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still remembered for the spot-fixing scandal which sent the shivers down the spines of the cricketing fraternity.
  •  Despite the court has cleared him of all the charges, the ban is not being lifted and the cricketer is fighting a legal battle over the same.
  • (Read more about the story)

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