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‘End could’ve been better but no regrets’ – Anil Kumble on his tenure as India’s head coach

  • Former India cricketer Anil Kumble’s tenure as the head coach of the national team didn’t end on good terms.
  • Reportedly, there were differences between him and skipper Virat Kohli even as the latter denied it ahead of the Champions Trophy in 2017.
  • But Kumble resigned soon after the tournament citing ‘untenable differences’ with the captain as one of the reasons.
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‘You could have taken a chance in the previous ball’ – Ravi Ashwin reveals his conversation with MS Dhoni after the tied Test against West Indies in 2011

  • Ravi Ashwin’s debut Test series was a memorable one for him. He had won the Man of the Series award for his all-round show throughout the three Test matches against the West Indies.
  • The off-spinner had picked 22 wickets and scored a hundred in the final game.
  • Along with his performance, the series is also remembered famously for its last Test, which ended in a tie.
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‘We’ve had trouble with you before’ – MS Dhoni to Daryl Harper for banning Praveen Kumar from bowling in his debut Test

  • Umpiring is one of the toughest jobs in cricket. Despite the technology being available for them, the umpires at times come under the scanner for making an odd mistake which proves to be decisive.
  • There are a few teams or even cricketers who aren’t fond of some of the umpires. 
  • Steve Bucknor was the one who wasn’t in the good books of the Indian fans due to his decisions against Sachin Tendulkar and in the infamous Sydney Test.
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‘I feel it’s not a fair world’ – Jofra Archer reveals facing racial abuse after breaching the biosecurity protocol

  • England pacer Jofra Archer has revealed that he was abused racially on social media while he was in isolation for breaking COVID-19 security protocols.
  • Archer was left out from the England side in the second Test against West Indies after he broke biosecurity rules of conduct imposed by the England Cricket Board (ECB) for the safety of cricketers during this pandemic.
  • He was handed a fine and written warning by the ECB.
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You make kids cry for scratching a cricket ball but someone gets saved after calling another person a monkey: Shoaib Akhtar

  • The ban of Harbhajan was eventually lifted after the ‘racism charge’ against Bhajji was not proven.
  • More than a decade after the incident, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has hinted at the BCCI using its dominance to get results in their favour.
  • The Rawalpindi Express, citing the Harbhajan-Symonds incident, said that all international boards are only interested in getting financial benefit from the Indian board.
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‘IPL is similar to a World Cup’ – Glenn Maxwell says he would love to participate in the league this year

  • With the possibility of IPL 2020 strengthening with every passing day, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, a part of Kings XI Punjab, has said that he is prepared for the tournament after the long quarantine period and is ready to be a part of it.
  • Maxwell was snapped up by the Punjab franchise for a whopping INR 10.75 Crore in the IPL 2020 auction.
  • He also pointed out that the overseas players get a ‘kick’ by plying their trade in the IPL. A total of 17 cricketers from Australia are associated with their respective franchises for the thirteenth edition of the cash-rich league.
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There needs to be a capping on how much a domestic cricketer can get in IPL: Deep Dasgupta

  • Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta has presumed that there should be an apex point designated for the amount a domestic player can earn through the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He added that the excess amount turned over in the auction should be allocated among the first-class cricketers.
  • As the players are supposed to play domestic cricket when they are not on international duty, the former wicketkeeper mentioned that none of the contracted Indian players should be allowed to be a part of these leagues. 
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Reports: Stakeholders put BCCI under pressure to hold India’s series against South Africa before IPL 2020

  • With the major events being deferred, there are chance of the IPL taking place this year.
  • Meanwhile, as per reports in Bangalore Mirror it’s been learned that the BCCI stakeholders are putting pressure on the board to hold India’s series against South Africa before the IPL starts.
  • “We will discuss everything at the GC (Governing Council),” IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said.
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‘My coach didn’t go out in the middle to play Wasim, McGrath and Shoaib, I did’ – Sourav Ganguly on losing confidence after being dropped

  • Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian skipper, said that he was confident of staking his claim back into the national team after being dropped.
  • Back in 2005, the Prince of Kolkata was dropped following the tour of Zimbabwe, but he came back and even played in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.
  • On a number of instances, he has talked about the ‘injustice’ against him.
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‘To play in IPL is always an amazing thing’ – Kane Williamson awaiting further details before making a final decision

  • New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that he is looking forward to playing in the IPL 2020, mentioning that he is awaiting more details to come across as COVID-19 outbreak is still on its peak around the globe.
  • The much-awaited IPL 2020 was supposed to be played from March 29th earlier this year but was postponed as the countrywide lockdown was placed by the central government.
  • Rising tension from COVID-19 made sure that the IPL did not happen during the summer window.
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