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.

Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Seven more Pakistan players test positive for COVID-19; PCB confirms England tour to go ahead

  • Late on Monday, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf were tested positive for Coronavirus while the results of the other players were yet to come.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that seven more players contracted the virus and didn’t have any prior symptoms.
  • Apart from them, one player support personnel Malang Ali who is a masseur of the team has also been tested positive.
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Wasim Jaffer appointed as head coach of Uttarakhand for the upcoming season

  • Moving towards a new path of his career, Jaffer has been appointed head coach of the Uttarakhand cricket team for the upcoming domestic season.
  • This will be the domestic stalwart’s first stint as a head coach with any team.
  • Jaffer confirmed his appointment and expressed his excitement to don the coach’s hat.
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New Zealand tour of Bangladesh postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has caused cancellation or postponement of several sporting events. And we now have one more series being postponed to a later time due to the outbreak.
  •  New Zealand‘s tour of Bangladesh for August and September will now be played some other time.
  • There hasn’t been any revised date or window announced for the tour.
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Piyush Chawla names his all-time Test XI; excludes Virat Kohli and Steve Smith

  • This lockdown period has created a trend of its own.
  • When it comes to cricket, we have seen many stars of the game pick their all-time XI for different formats or for different teams.
  • Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla also did something similar when he appeared in a recent social media interaction, where he selected his own all-time Test XI.
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The captaincy change resulted in Afghanistan losing all their games in 2019 World Cup: Karim Sadiq

  • One of the highest points in Afghanistan cricket till date will be winning ICC World Cup Qualifiers in 2018.
  • That win helped the Afghanistan team to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, ahead of teams like Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe.
  • This was an achievement for them after the bad start, they had to the tournament. However, the Asian team couldn’t replicate their performance in the main event.
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Seven found positive for COVID-19, two of them players: Cricket South Africa

  • The Coronavirus has halted cricket, like every other sport, for a long time now. Even as England is set to resume international cricket from next month, a few other countries still seem to be struggling.
  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced 3 Team Cricket last week only to postpone it.
  • Mass testing was conducted to check if any of the concerned stakeholders is carry the virus.
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Chris Gayle opts out of CPL 2020 citing personal reasons

  • West Indies veteran Chris Gayle opted out of CPL 2020, a day before the players’ draft, which was scheduled to take place on June 24.
  • As per reports, Gayle cited personal reasons behind his decision to pull out his name from the tournament.
  • The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was slated to take place from August 18 until September 10, subject to permission from the government amid COVID-19 outbreak.
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David Warner reveals one thing that’s similar between him and Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli has brought a different style of cricket since the time he has become the Indian captain.
  • In fact, his style of batting and the way he conducts himself while playing is something which has been admired by many people.
  • He has been performing consistently for the past decade now and has achieved some heights which we wouldn’t have imagined.
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Tim Paine concerned over AUSvIND Boxing Day Test being moved out of MCG

  • The captain of the Australian Test team, Tim Paine has expressed his concerns over the Boxing Day Test match against India later this year being moved out of Melbourne due to the coronavirus threat.
  • India is scheduled to play the Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia later this year.
  • The series will start in Brisbane and then shift to matches in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney.
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Mahi bhai was in a shock to hear about Sushant Singh’s demise and got shattered: Neeraj Pandey

  • Recently, the news of Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise had shocked everyone in India and abroad. The actor was found dead in his Bandra home on June 14, 2020.
  • The police claimed the actor had committed suicide. The news broke the heart of many Bollywood fans but it also had a similar effect on cricket fans as well.
  • The actor was only 34 years old but had played some really praise-worthy roles in some Hindi movies. One of them was ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.’
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