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 that hogged the headlines today.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant of India A bats. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Zimbabwe Cricket assures players’ salaries by July 25

  • Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has assured to pay the players their outstanding salaries by July 25 – a month after the deadline set by the players expired.
  • The players threatened to “review their availability” if the payments were not made within the initial deadline and it threatened to derail the recent Twenty20 tri-series that Zimbabwe hosted and featured Australia and Pakistan.
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Syed Kirmani bashes selectors for their ‘makeshift keeper’ policy

  • In Wriddhiman Saha’s absence, national team selectors have opted for a ‘makeshift keeper’ policy which has miffed former Indian wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani.
  • Syed Kirmani, who has played 88 Tests for the nation, feels that the selectors’ way of making batters ‘makeshift keepers’ highlights their inexperienced, and also feels the selectors need to invest more trust on the men they are selecting.
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Sachin Tendulkar feels Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s injury is a “real setback” for India

  • India will be without the services of pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar, at least for the first three Tests, owing to a stiff back. Former Indian great Sachin Tendulkar feels it is a “real setback” for India.
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Cameron Bancroft hit in the throat; cleared of serious injury

  • There was cause for concern earlier today in Darwin when Cameron Bancroft was hit in the throat by a bouncer.
  • Reports have gone on to suggest that Bancroft hit the ground immediately and stayed there for several minutes before a stretcher arrived and rushed him to Darwin hospital.
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Rahul Dravid heaps praise on youngster Rishabh Pant

  • Rahul Dravid, the coach of the India ‘A’ team spoke in heavy praise of Pant stating that he was indeed a talented player and that he had shown his mettle in the three or four innings he had batted in. Dravid also went on to add that Pant was a player who reads the situation rather well.
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Eden Park could miss out on hosting India in the ODI and T20I series

  • India are scheduled to tour New Zealand in January 2019 for five ODIs and three T20Is.
  • Earlier this year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) refused to play Test cricket in the nation citing reasons that the viewers find it difficult to wake up in the morning and follow the encounters. Subsequently, it impacts and TRPs and also the revenues of the world’s richest cricket board.
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Tendulkar not yet ready to write off MSD’s World Cup chances; says ‘will wait and watch’

  • Speaking to The Mumbai Mirror, Tendulkar said, “World Cup?, Well it is all up to what he (Dhoni) thinks. I don’t know what are the plans of the captain (Virat Kohli) and coach (Ravi Shastri). We are almost a year away for the World Cup, so there is a lot of time.”
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Indian batsman named in Mumbai’s camp for upcoming season

  • The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw and a number of bright talents have also been roped in for the rigorous sessions.
  • Meanwhile, Rohit is expected to play a major role in Mumbai’s domestic season provided he stays free from international matches during that period. The Ranji Trophy generally takes place from October-November and carries on till January-February.
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Gautam Gambhir comes up with an advice on Delhi’s grave issue of pollution

  • Delhi is facing severe pollution problem, people are suffering from breathing issues. To tackle this, the Delhi government has decided to start a massive plantation drive aimed at reducing pollution levels.
  • Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir tweeted that government should also try to preserve the trees to make the plan successful.
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India no longer a one-pacer team as it was during Kapil, Srinath’s times, says Ishant Sharma

  • India are no more a side with a lone ranger in their fast bowling department as it was during the times of Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan and have a pool of eight to nine fast bowlers ready to make them a good Test side, feels the squad’s current bowling spearhead, Ishant Sharma.
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Jordan Clark gets the dream hat-trick in County Championships

  • The 27 year old pacer bagged a dream hat-trick to put the Yorkshire side on the back foot. He dismissed three big names of international cricket to complete his hat-trick on the day
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County stint would have definitely helped Virat, feels Alec Stewart

  • In the lead up to the Test series, Kohli had an opportunity to gear up with a County stint. He signed a deal with Surrey but had to pull out owing to a neck injury. Recently, the team director of Surrey, Alec Stewart, spoke at length on Virat Kohli.
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