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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Reports: AB de Villiers to take a final call on his international retirement in January next year

  • The South African superstar AB de Villiers shocked everyone earlier this year with his international retirement decision.
  • He had just made a comeback to the arena and the way De Villiers had fared in all the formats had suggested something special.
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Sri Lanka vs England: Rangana Herath to call it quits after the first Test

  • Sri Lankan cricket is in dire straits ever since the legendary Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have retired.
  • They have been struggling immensely across all the three formats and more so in the ODIs.
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Al Jazeera documentary alleges involvement of England, Australia and Pakistan cricketers in spot-fixing

  • Al Jazeera’s investigative unit has reported around 24 instances of spot-fixing between 2011 and 2012 in 15 international matches.
  • They carried out operations that show the involvement of cricketers from England, Australia and Pakistan.
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ICC’s ACU responds to latest spot-fixing investigation by Al Jazeera

  • In the wake of the latest release by Al Jazeera which further intensifies the fixing allegations on cricketers from major nations the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti Corruption Unit’s General Manager Alex Marshall has assured that the ICC is committed and working towards maintaining the integrity of the sport.
  • The investigation also revealed that international matches from Tests to ODIs and World T20 games had alleged instances of spot-fixing. They’ve also released calls between bookmakers and unnamed cricketers.
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Pakistan vs Australia: Visitors unlikely to risk Mitchell Starc in the T20I series

  • Mitchell Starc is unlikely to be part of Australia’s T20 playing XI for the upcoming T20 series against Pakistan.
  • Starc underwent precautionary scans as he was battling tightness in his left hamstring and is reported to have avoided serious damage and was used in a restricted manner in the 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi.
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Reports: MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir may campaign for BJP in 2019 elections; also to be offered LS tickets

  • MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir have been widely regarded as stars of the 2011 World Cup final. Their partnership at the biggest stage of all was the reason India lifted the title.
  • Now according to the latest reports, both the high profile cricketers who enjoy an enormous fan following across the country are going to step on a different field altogether.
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Sourav Ganguly believes MS Dhoni will do well in the World Cup based on his overall record

  • Former India captain Sourav Ganguly backed India’s wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni to do well in next year’s World Cup that will be held in England.
  • Dhoni, although hailed as one of the best finishers the game has seen, has been struggling with the bat as of late.
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Graham Gooch doesn’t want to write off Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan yet

  • Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay was India’s most trusted opening pair in Test cricket until just a few months ago.
  • However, with some poor shows in recent times, their Test career seems to be under threat.
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Al Jazeera spot-fixing documentary shows fixer near cricketers during World T20 2012

  • Fresh claims of spot-fixing have once again rocked international cricket following a documentary released on Sunday by the Emirates-based news organisation Al Jazeera.
  • The documentary has reportedly claimed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not taken the issue of corruption in the sport seriously.
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Kapil Dev fined for allowing a fraud club to use his picture for promotion

  • Former Indian captain Kapil Dev is known to be an individual with a clean image and a cricketer the country takes a lot of pride in.
  • India still hasn’t forgotten the day when the legendary cricketer had broken down on television when asked about allegations of match-fixing against him during an interview.
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Sri Lanka vs England: SLC announces the 15-man squad for the one-off T20I

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced the 15-man squad for the one-off T20I against England which is scheduled to take place on October 27.
  • Thisara Perera has been once again appointed the captain of the side despite the presence of Dinesh Chandimal, the ODI skipper, in the line-up.
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An Independent adjudicator uphelds Nasir Jamshed’s 10-year ban

  • An independent adjudicator on Monday upheld the 10-year ban on cricketer Nasir Jamshed for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal.
  • Jamshed was found to be involved in a spot-fixing case during the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2017.
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CSA launches new seven-coloured ODI jersey to showcase the team’s diversity

  • South Africa has been known to be a rainbow nation because of its diversity and now, the country’s cricket board, along with sports footwear manufacturers New Balance, has come up with a campaign designed to celebrate the heterogeneity of the Proteas side.
  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) and New Balance have launched #WornAsOne towards championing the strength that the African side draws from its diverse composition.
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BCB yet to make a decision on granting Shakib Al Hasan NOC for UAE T20x

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been undergoing recovery from a finger injury he sustained quite a while back that required a surgery.
  • He had to leave the Bangladesh team through the Asia Cup as playing with an injury worsened the infection.
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Eight Indian players including Zaheer Khan to take part in T10 League

  • After a successful first edition, the T10 league is back to produce some more exciting of cricket in the UAE.
  • The second season of the tournament is all set to be played in Sharjah from the 23rd of November to 2nd December.
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