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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports: KL Rahul to join Team India in New Zealand for the T20I series

  • All-rounder Hardik Pandya and specialist opener KL Rahul found life less harsh on Thursday as the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that runs the BCCI decided to lift the suspension which was imposed on the two cricketers over their controversial presence on a TV show recently.
  • The two members of the national side were sent back home from Australia after the controversy on filmmaker Karan Johar’s show ‘Koffee With Karan’ caused a massive outrage and it seemed their careers were in serious trouble.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed personally apologises to Andile Phehlukwayo for making racial remarks

  • Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed put himself in the troubled waters by making the racial comments against Andile Phehlukwayo during the second ODI against South Africa in Durban.
  • He had called him ‘Black’ during the 37th over of the second innings when the Proteas were running away with the game.
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Darren Lehmann looks to relaunch his coaching career in England

  • It was a sad exit for Darren Lehmann as the head coach of Australia after the sandpaper gate. He took responsibility for the incident and decided to step down.
  • Although he was not implicated into the investigation of events back then, he said that it was him who was responsible for the ‘team culture’.
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South African pacer Hardus Viljoen terminates his Kolpak Deal

  • Pacer Hardus Viljoen, who signed a Kolpak deal in 2016, decided to terminate it with immediate effect.
  • He bid adieu to his English county club Derbyshire by mutual consent of both the parties.
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Karan Johar is a relieved man after the suspensions on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul are lifted

  • It came as a huge sigh of relief for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul as the BCCI’s CoA decided to lift their suspensions with immediate effect.
  • However, this is only till the Supreme Court appoints the Ombudsman who will inquire and investigate into the matter.
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We’re trying to disrupt India’s top order to put pressure on their middle order: Trent Boult

  • Team India registered a comfortable eight-wicket win in the first ODI of the five-match ODI series.
  • New Zealand desperately needed early wickets to defend a modest target but the Indian top-order was up to the task.
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England woman off-spinner Danielle Hazell retires from international cricket

  • England’s woman off-break bowler Danielle Hazell has decided to call it quits from international cricket and backed her decision saying she was ready to move on in life.
  • The 30-year-old Durham-born made her international debut in November 2009 when she played the Windies and in almost a decade since then, the cricketer has played three Tests, 53 ODIs and 85 T20Is claiming 146 scalps in all.
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BBL 2018-19: CA issues a final warning to the spectators after ‘Its OK to be White’ banner

  • On 24th January, Sydney Thunder registered a six-wicket win over hosts Perth Scorchers during the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) season.
  • While it was an exciting match, but sadly, a banner in the stands meant that the match will be discussed for the wrong reasons.
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Pandya, Rahul were gracious when I apologised to them, reveals Karan Johar

  • Filmmaker Karan Johar broke his silence after the controversy over cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul who appeared on his popular show ‘Koffee With Karan’ took the entire country by storm and put the duo’s careers in jeopardy.
  • Both the cricketers were suspended and sent back home mid-way from the tour of Australia and it seemed uncertain when they would be back to do the job they specialize in.
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After a disappointing return from Australia, Umesh Yadav is proving to be lethal for batsmen

  • A few days ago, Vidarbha pace bowler Umesh Yadav expressed his discontent over his irregular appearance in the national team, saying such inconsistency affects a player’s performance.
  • A year away from completing a decade in international cricket, the 31-year-old’s frustration was understandable and perhaps the Kerala batsmen understood it the hard way in the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy which began at the Krishnagiri Stadium in Wayanad on Thursday.
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