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.

Ashton Agar and Ravindra Jadeja
Ashton Agar and Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Reports: Umar Akmal admits meeting a bookie after PCB provides damning evidence

  • On Thursday night, the board had intercepted a call that Umar Akmal had made to the bookies.
  • Besides Mani, Wasim Khan- the PCB Chief Executive-Moin Khan, the head-coach and the 0wner of Quetta Gladiators, Nadeem Omar, were also present in the meeting.
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‘I want to play cricket like he does’ – Ashton Agar reveals Ravindra Jadeja as his favourite player in the world

  • Australia’s Ashton Agar hogged the limelight after he bagged a hat-trick against South Africa in the T20I opener at Wanderers Stadium.
  • The left-arm spinner dismantled South Africa batting attack with such ease and picked up five wickets.
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Babar Azam has already surpassed me in many ways: Kumar Sangakkara

  • Babar is now plying his trade for the Karachi Kings in the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • The veteran reckons that Babar has room for improvement and should try and become the best version of himself in the future.
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We fell for Poonam’s plan hook, line and sinker: Alyssa Healy

  • Alyssa Healy admitted Australia walked into Poonam Yadav’s trap as the leg-spinner inspired India to a 17-run victory in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 opener.
  • Healy, who perished to Poonam’s fifth ball, acknowledged she and her side fell hook, line and sinker to the Indian spinner’s plan.
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Smriti Mandhana is the Virat Kohli of women’s cricket: Scott Styris

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  • Smriti Mandhana has been the best player for her team in recent years by showcasing flair and flamboyance on the cricket field.
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South Africa fined for slow over-rate in first T20I against Australia

  • South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first Twenty20 International in Johannesburg yesterday.
  • De Kock pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
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