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

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

Darren Sammy of Peshawar Zalmi
Darren Sammy received the player of the match award. (Photo Source: Twitter)

PSL 2018: Darren Sammy urges Karachi fans to support Zalmi in the final

  •  The title clash will be played on Sunday in Karachi at the National Stadium between Zalmi and Islamabad United.
  • It will also be the first match in Karachi after a long time as all the other matches last year were staged by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Lahore at the Gadaffi Stadium.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2018: Murali Vijay got calls offering a County stint after remaining unsold on Day 1 of the auction

  • Nevertheless, after remaining unsold on the first day, he didn’t have time to react to it as Vijay received calls from English county sides to play there this summer.
  • Test specialists like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma were also contacted by interested teams from England.
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PSL 2018: Key player to miss the final of the tournament

  • Peshawar Zalmi has the momentum with them going into the title clash as they have beaten the likes of Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings who were tipped as favourites.
  • Though Darren Sammy has led the team exceedingly well and have brought them to this stage from where they can actually think of defending their PSL title.
  • (Read more about the story)

Kane Williamson rates Martin Crowe as the best ever

  • Kane Williamson is one of the best batsmen to have played for New Zealand at least in the  Test format. The right-handed batsman has been doing a great job the Kiwis at the highest for quite some time now.
  • Today, he brought up yet another Test century and put his team in a commanding position in the game against England before getting out.
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Hasin Jahan meets Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

  • Mohammed Shami’s tussle with spouse Hasin Jahan has grabbed the headlines in the last couple of weeks. The altercation started when Jahan leaked some Facebook and Whatsapp chats of Shami and thereafter accused him of multiple charges which included extra-marital affairs, domestic violence, taking bribe, and death threats.
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DDCA will not reimburse the money Pradeep Sangwan spent on surgery

  • According to Sangwan, the surgery had cost him around Rs 22 Lakh and DDCA were not willing him even a single penny.
  • But then they agreed to pay him almost half the amount after being persuaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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PSL 2018: Mushtaq Ahmed believes foreign players should be picked if they agree to visit Pakistan

  • Quetta Gladiators were affected the most with almost all of their overseas contingent didn’t travel to Pakistan and as a consequence, the team was crashed out of the tournament in the first eliminator.
  • However, Mushtaq Ahmed feels that the overseas cricketers should only be picked in the team if they agree to travel Pakistan from next edition.
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Sikandar Raza apologizes after Zimbabwe face potential World Cup elimination

  • A shock loss to the UAE yesterday left Zimbabwe facing World Cup elimination. The merry run of the hosts came to an end with the narrow defeat. Coming into the game, Zimbabwe needed a win to ensure that they qualified for the World Cup 2019.
  • Also, the odds favoured them as UAE had failed to register a single win in the Super Sixes. But the fortunes did favour UAE on the day.
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Young batting sensation Shubman Gill names his idol

  • India’s latest batting sensation, Shubman Gill will undoubtedly turn eyes when he takes on the pitch in the upcoming IPL season.
  • The 18-year-old was one of the key cogs of the junior Indian team that recently lifted the U-19 World Cup.
  • (Read more about the story)

Reports: Mohammed Shami admits his extra-marital affairs before ACU chief

  • Mohammed Shami was cleared of the match-fixing allegations by BCCI on Thursday after receiving the report from Anti Corruption Unit (ACU).
  • He was also awarded the Grade ‘B’ contract which was withheld by them following some serious claims by his wife Hasin Jahan over the last couple of weeks.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils welcome Mohammed Shami back

  • However, the Indian speedster was found innocent in the match-fixing-charge and has recently been cleared to resume national duties.
  • He has been awarded a Grade-B contract by the BCCI and he also has been allowed to play for the Delhi Daredevils. Meanwhile, the Delhi franchise was delighted to have the Bengal fast bowler back in the mix.
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RCB reportedly had to shelve a big deal because Virat Kohli didn’t want to share screen space with another star

  • With his on-field performances, charismatic captaincy and influential personality, Virat has become the favourite face of advertisers as well.
  • He will soon be leading RCB in the 2018 season of the IPL but ahead of that he’s reportedly denied sharing the screen space with another celebrity for an Ad.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2018: Chris Lynn confident of getting fit for the opening game of KKR

  • Kolkata Knight Riders have been on the tenterhooks ever since their star player Chris Lynn has been injured.
  • He sustained a serious shoulder injury while playing in a T20 International against New Zealand last month when he dived to stop the ball only to land awkwardly on his troublesome shoulder.
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Michael Vaughan not impressed with this English batsman’s practise techniques

  • Ahead of the 1st test of the New Zealand series in Auckland, Vaughan said it was sheer luck that he had been selected for the series at all.
  • The fact that the English opener had scored a couple of fifties in the Ashes does not sway the veteran’s opinions about him.
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Mitchell Starc all fit to participate in IPL despite recent injury scare

  • The injury scare just did not give worry to Australia, but to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as well, especially with the IPL set to kick off next month.
  • However, the 28-year-old recovered and is playing in the Test match. He also bowled 21 overs on the first day of the game and looked in good shape.
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BCCI Secretary opposes the appointment of GM who body shamed Deepika Padukone

  • However, there was an occasion when a reputed news journal slut-shamed an eminent personality. They posted a video on Deepika Padukone, the Bollywood Diva, titled “OMG! Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show.” 
  • Deepika, the daughter of Prakash Padukone, was prompt to reply to the message and she wrote “YES! I am a Woman. I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??”
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Fitter Murali Vijay ready to perform consistently for his old franchise under MS Dhoni

  • The right-handed batter was bought by Chennai-based Chennai Super Kings for the 11th edition of the IPL.
  • Vijay had previously played alongside MS Dhoni in the IPL where he along with former Australia opener Mathew Hayden played few amazing knocks together.
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Shivam Mavi talks about Rahul Dravid’s advise against chasing money

  • Much like for any cricketer in India U19, for Mavi too, head coach Rahul Dravid’s inputs were of immense help.
  • In a recent interview, Mavi revealed Dravid’s advice to the youngsters regarding money and game. He said that they have always been advised to give their all to cricket, which will eventually bring them decent money too.
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Sandeep Lamichhane opts jersey number ‘1’ for his stint with Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018

  • The biggest cricketing extravaganza in India’s calendar, IPL 2018 is just weeks away and the teams have already started with their penultimate preparations.
  • Speaking about Delhi Daredevils, the franchise has made some smart buys in January’s auction. The squad looks lethal on paper and have shaped up good in a bid to win their maiden title.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2018: Vinay Kumar showers praises for Dinesh Karthik

  • The Tamil Nadu cricketer would be expected to fill the shoes of the enigmatic Gautam Gambhir, who took the franchise to greater heights in the previous seven seasons.
  • Meanwhile, R Vinay Kumar, Karthik’s current teammate in the Knight Riders, hailed the leadership skills of the Indian wicket-keeper batsman in a recent interaction with the media.
  • (Read more about the story)

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