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

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

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Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: Nitin Lawate/IANS)

IPL: Mumbai Indians rope in Jerome Taylor:

  • Mumbai Indians roped in Jerome Taylor as a replacement for injured Lasith Malinga.
  • Lasith Malinga was ruled out of the tournament earlier due to a knee injury, which is expected to keep him out of action for the next three-four months.
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IPL: RCB slashes ticket rates:

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore cut down the ticket rates in a bid to attract more spectators to the stadium in Bengaluru.
  • Two of the premium stands at the stadium will see a considerable cut in the prices. Tickets in the D-Corporate and Fan Terrace-N stands that earlier cost Rs 6,000-Rs 7,000 will now cost between Rs 2,000 and Rs 4,000 depending on whether they are played on a weekday or a weekend,
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Hong Kong to tour Ireland and Scotland:

  • Hong Kong’s men’s squad will tour Ireland and Scotland in late August and September for a series of international fixtures.
  • Hong Kong will face Ireland in the Intercontinental Cup clash from 30th August to 2nd September in Belfast, followed by two Twenty20 internationals.
  • The squad will then head to Edinburgh and play in two One Day Internationals against Scotland on 8th and 10th of September.

No IPL in Maharashtra, orders Supreme Court:

  • Supreme Court upheld the Bombay High Court ruling on moving Indian Premier League matches out of Maharashtra after May 1 due to the drought condition in the state.
  • Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and Maharashtra Cricket Association had filed a joint Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court to allow IPL matches to be held according to the original schedule in Maharashtra.
  • The Supreme Court has now dismissed plea made by the MCA.
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Australia likely to tour Bangladesh:

  • Australia might finally tour Bangladesh next year after a planned series last October was postponed due to security concerns
  • The tour is most likely to be scheduled next year in July or September next year, either side of Bangladesh’s scheduled Test and One-Day International visit to Australia.
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NCA in danger of moving out of Bangalore:

  • The NCA may have to move out of Bangalore should land not be provided for expansion.
  • Amitabh Choudhary, the BCCI’s joint secretary has stated that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will be shifted out of the city if the state government fails to provide land for its expansion by June 30.
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Younis Khan’s apology turned down:

  • The PCB issued a show-cause notice to Younis Khan and barred him from playing in the Pakistan Cup.
  • The veteran batsman was found to have violated a series of rules depending on which actions will be taken against him.
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John Hastings ruled out of Caribbean tour:

  • John Hastings has been ruled out of his team’s upcoming tour of the Caribbean after breaking down with an ankle injury in the Indian Premier League 2016.
  • He will be replaced by Scott Boland in the squad.
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FIR filed against Ravindra Jadeja:

  • An FIR has been filed with regard to the celebratory firing during the wedding of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja in Rajkot on April 17.
  • A video showing Ravindra Jadeja’s maternal relative Kripalsinhji firing celebratory rounds from his pistols during the pre-marriage ceremonies attracted unnecessary controversy.
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