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.

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IPL trophy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2020: Associate central sponsor Future Group pulls out of the tournament

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is facing constant obstacles ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Vivo, the title sponsor, pulled out earlier this month only to be replaced by Dream11, the fantasy gaming platform, at half the price.
  • Now, the associate central sponsor, Future Group, has terminated it contract with the cash-rich league.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘But what was the point of talking?’ – Ravi Ashwin on Stuart Broad’s helpless state during Yuvraj Singh’s blitz in the 2007 T20 WC

  • Senior Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin, who was one of the key figures for Kings XI Punjab, has moved to Delhi Capitals for the new season of IPL commencing September 19.
  • He has landed in the UAE along with his new teammates to gear up for the big tournament.
  • He will now play under the captaincy of young talent Shreyas Iyer with other star players like Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, and many others.
  • (Read more about the story)

Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19, Chris Gayle had attended his birthday party a few days ago

  • Star sprinter Usain bolt has tested positive for coronavirus just days after partying with guests on his birthday.
  • The party also featured many prominent names including West Indies’ cricketer Chris Gayle and footballers Raheem Sterling and Leon Bailey.
  • According to reports, Bolt has contracted the virus and he will now have to spend time in self-isolation until he recovers.
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A team from Pakistan likely to be added in the inaugural season of Lanka Premier League

  • Lanka Premier League is a highly anticipated tournament of Sri Lankan Cricket Board. The Island nation is looking to establish a T20 league of its own for a long time.
  • The tournament was expected to kick off earlier this year but has been delayed several times due to the ongoing pandemic.
  • With almost 30 international players expected to join the exhibition, the league is expected to invite attention and most importantly, revenue.
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England vs Pakistan: Paul Collingwood dons whites; serves drinks in 3rd Test

  • England and Pakistan are currently involved in the ongoing third and final Test of the series. The hosts are bossing the game and have enforced the follow-on on Pakistan despite Azhar Ali scoring an unbeaten 141.
  • The visitors are currently battling it out in the second innings and will be hoping to put up a fight with series already gone.
  • The first hour of the day witnessed the openers Shan Masood and Abid Ali fighting it out in Southampton.
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If anyone can achieve Sachin Tendulkar’s feat of 100 centuries, it’s Virat Kohli: Irfan Pathan

  • Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has backed Virat Kohli to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries at the international level.
  • Back in 2012, the Master Blaster notched his 100th ton against Bangladesh during the Asia Cup and the record seemed unassailable at that point in time.
  • However, Virat has come of ages and already has 70 centuries to his name for Team India.
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KL Rahul reveals what he has learned from watching captains like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

  • Rahul’s ascendancy to captaincy was on the cards after KXIP traded Ravichandran Ashwin to Delhi Capitals.
  • Excited to don the skipper’s hat in IPL 2020, Rahul highlighted the difference between the captaincy styles of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
  • Rahul revealed different things which he learned after watching these successful captains.
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Fawad Alam’s dismissal under controversy after it appeared to be a no-ball

  • Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Fawad Alam might be blaming his luck as the ball that made him leave the field during the 1st innings of the third Test was potentially a no-ball.
  • Alam’s return to the Test cricket during the 2nd Test against England, after almost 11 years, was already bagging too much criticism as he got out for a 4-ball duck to Chris Woakes.
  • Now, his unsure dismissal is again creating trouble in the cricket world.
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IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra picks his 6 best spinners going into the tournament

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) has moved to the UAE for the upcoming season and with a dry and hot climate, the pitches are often regarded as a paradise for spinners.
  • Thus, the tweakers are expected to be among the highest wicket-takers in this year’s IPL.
  • Aakash Chopra, the former Indian opening batsman, has picked six best spinners in this year’s IPL.
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IPL 2020: Ajinkya Rahane reveals how Sourav Ganguly influenced his decision of moving to Delhi Capitals

  • Former Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane was traded to the Delhi Capitals before the last auction and is all set to don the new jersey in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He will be working under the able guidance of DC head coach Ricky Ponting, who has been focused on building a team around youngsters.
  • Rahane, who will be the third opener for the Capitals, is quite excited about the change on his way.
  • (Read more about the story)