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Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Gautam Gambhir, Ambati Rayudu and MSK Prasad
Gautam Gambhir, Ambati Rayudu and MSK Prasad. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

ICC set to postpone T20 World Cup 2020 to next year; official announcement expected next week

  • The coronavirus pandemic has put the human existence in jeopardy and most countries are currently under lockdown to tackle the pandemic.
  • Along with IPL 2020, another major event — T20 World Cup 2020– is also set to be postponed.
  • The mega-event in Australia was initially scheduled in the October-November window.
  • (Read more about the story)

Tabraiz Shamsi reveals his current ‘Fab 4’ spinners, picks Yuzvendra Chahal in the list

  • South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi, who last braced the field against Australia in an ODI at Bloemfontein, was involved in an Instagram live session with CricTracker.
  • 30-year-old Shamsi also revealed his current ‘Fab 4’ spinners.
  • Coming on to Shamsi’s response, the first name which he picked was of compatriot Imran Tahir.
  • (Read more about the story)

Series in South Africa in August is quite difficult: BCCI Official

  • Contradictory statements continue to come from the BCCI over the resumption of cricket for team India.
  • Only a day after it was reported that the Indian board has expressed its willingness to play three T20 Internationals in South Africa, one of its officials has confirmed that it is tough for the series to go ahead.
  • With the cricket boards finding a way to start international cricket, on Thursday, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and CSA’s director of cricket Graeme Smith finalised the series via teleconference.
  • (Read more about the story)

Irfan Pathan puts forth his suggestions to Gujarat CM and Vadodara Collector to tackle pandemic situation

  • India has experienced a spike in the Coronavirus cases over the last few days.
  • The count has gone past 1 lakh in the country despite the nationwide lockdown since March 24.
  • To discuss the current situation and the steps to be taken in the near future to contain the virus, the former India cricketer Irfan Pathan visited the Collector Office in Vadodara
  • (Read more about the story)

BCCI will not suggest postponement of T20 World Cup to open IPL 2020 Window: BCCI treasurer

  • IPL 2020 has been the talk of the town. Earlier, BCCI suspended the tournament for an indefinite period amid COVID-19 outbreak.
  • But now, there are speculations that it might be organised in October-November window.
  • However, the BCCI is currently waiting for the postponement of the T20 World Cup that is scheduled to begin in October.
  • (Read more about the story)

Gautam Gambhir and MSK Prasad engage in a debate over Ambati Rayudu’s exclusion from 2019 World Cup squad

  • Many Team India veterans had recently pointed out the fault in the communication process between selectors and players.
  • From Yuvraj Singh to Suresh Raina, many former and out of favour cricketers had voiced out their opinion regarding the lack of communication between selectors and senior players.
  • Discussing over the aforementioned issue, Gautam Gambhir, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, and former chairman of selectors MSK Prasad were involved in a debate.
  • (Read more about the story)

Shoaib Akhtar and Rashid Latif slam Babar Azam for his visionless comments

  • Babar Azam, the newly appointed Pakistan’s ODI captain recently attended his first-ever virtual conference after getting the responsible post.
  • But, it didn’t go down well for the youngster as he hogged the spotlight for many wrong reasons.
  • The former cricketers like Rashid Latif and Shoaib Akhtar are not impressed for his visionless press-conference.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Please let us go, honest to God’- Robin Uthappa pleads BCCI to allow Indian cricketers play in foreign leagues

  • BCCI’s stance of not allowing Indian cricketers to play in the foreign T20 leagues is becoming the talk of the town.
  • Earlier, Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan had shown their displeasure over the same.
  • Now, Robin Uthappa, the right-handed batsman has come out and requested the Indian cricket board to allow contracted or non-contracted players to feature in other leagues.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Players’ first obligation should be to Australia’ – Ian Chappell on IPL 2020 clashing with Sheffield Shield season

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) taking place in October-November window is increasingly looking possible as the ICC is set to postpone the T20 World Cup.
  • The tournament was scheduled to be played from October 18 to November 15 but with the ongoing pandemic, it looks practically impossible for the cricketers from 16 countries to come together in Australia.
  • The BCCI is reportedly looking at the window to organise the IPL, most likely behind the closed doors.
  • (Read more about the story)

Only me, Balaji and Yuvraj Singh would’ve cleared the yo-yo test during our time: Mohammad Kaif

  • Ever since Virat Kohli has taken over the reins of team India across all formats, yo-yo fitness test has become an integral part of the players’ selection criteria.
  • Rather a few of the cricketers have lost their place in the side for being unfit.
  • Ambati Rayudu was dropped from the squad just before England tour in 2018 as he failed the yo-yo test.
  • (Read more about the story)

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