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.

Kumar Sangakkara and MS Dhoni
Kumar Sangakkara and MS Dhoni. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

After claiming 2011 World Cup final was fixed, former Sri Lanka Sports Minister now says it’s only his ‘suspicion’

  • Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had recently stunned the entire cricket fraternity by claiming that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai was fixed.
  • Aluthgamage was Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister when the World Cup took place in India.
  • In the iconic final at the Wankhede Stadium, MS Dhoni and his troops trounced the Lankan men to lift the trophy after 28 years.
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BCCI asks for ‘no terror attack guarantee’ from the PCB after Wasim Khan’s visa demands

  • Wasim Khan, the Chief Executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier said that Pakistan has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to give a written assurance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), that they won’t be having visa-related issues when they travel to India for the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 50-overs World Cup.
  • The comment hasn’t gone down well with the BCCI by any stretch of the imaginations.
  • An official from the world’s richest cricket board, said that as per the rules, government shouldn’t interfere in how the game is played.
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Krishnappa Gowtham speaks on KXIP turning into mini-Karnataka

  • Krishnappa Gowtham would be turning out for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The all-rounder played for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in 2017 and 2018 after which he was traded to the KXIP.
  • But in a Punjab-based team, Gowtham would be plying his trade alongside some of his teammates in the Karnataka team.
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Chennai police seizes Robin Singh’s car for breaking lockdown rules

  • The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of ruckus in India. Some of the states in India, including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Delhi, have been deeply affected.
  • In TN, the government announced a further 12-day complete lockdown bearing in mind the gravity of the current scenario.
  • In the meantime, the police have seized former Indian cricketer Robin Singh’s car.
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‘India has got two ICC global events coming up’ – Steve Richardson feels match-fixing legislation will be a ‘game-changer’

  • Since the inception of the game, there have been many match-fixing cases which have left a blot on the gentleman’s game.
  • In the wake of such incidents, Sri Lanka criminalised match-fixing last year and became the first major Test-playing nation in South Asia to do so, with punishments including a 10-year prison sentence.
  • However, India, regarded as one of the most famous cricketing nations, is yet to criminalise match-fixing.
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‘We just had to take it’- Vijay Shankar on how a Pakistan fan hurled abuses before India’s marquee clash in Manchester

  • Vijay Shankar, the Indian all-rounder, has put forth an incident when a Pakistan fan abused the Indian players ahead of the 2019 World Cup match at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
  • The 29-year-old Shankar said that it was his first experience of the fierce rivalry between the Asian giants.
  • Shankar and a few other cricketers of the Indian team had an outing prior to the game in order to relax themselves.
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Dilip Vengsarkar criticises the MCA after Wasim Jaffer’s appointment as Uttarakhand’s head coach

  • Earlier this week, Wasim Jaffer, who retired from all forms of cricket in March, was appointed as the head coach of Uttarakhand in domestic cricket.
  • Back in 2015, Jaffer, 42, moved to Vidarbha after playing for Mumbai since his young days.
  • After he went to Uttarakhand, former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has lashed out at the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
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Shakib Al Hasan rues not getting the Player of the Tournament award in the 2019 World Cup

  • Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh all-rounder, was a bit surprised after he didn’t get the Player of the Tournament award in the 2019 World Cup.
  • He was one of the contenders, but in the end, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson got the award.
  • In the mega event, Shakib churned out 606 runs with five fifties and two centuries, and also got 11 wickets, including a fifer against Afghanistan.
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Rs 25,000 bonus was announced ahead of the 1983 WC final and we were thrilled: Kris Srikkanth

  • June 25, 2019 marks the 37th anniversary of one of Indian cricket’s golden moment which changed the popularity of the sport forever in the country.
  • Team India, under Kapil Dev’s inspired leadership, defeated the mighty West Indies on this day in the 1983 World Cup final to become only the second country then to win the coveted trophy.
  • Of course, the Caribbean side had won the first two editions and were the overwhelming favourites to win for third time too.
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Gautam Gambhir reveals what Shah Rukh Khan told while handing him KKR captaincy

  • The franchise went through an overhaul in IPL 2011 and bought Gautam Gambhir on board as their skipper.
  • On top of that, KKR snapped up many stalwarts like Yusuf Pathan, Jacques Kallis and Brett Lee to boost their armoury.
  • Their performance notched up in no time as the franchise clinched their first IPL trophy by defeating CSK in the IPL 2012 final.
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