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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Murali Vijay. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IPL 9: KXIP might name Murali Vijay as new captain:

  • As per the reports, Murali Vijay is set to lead the Kings XI Punjab for the remainder of the IPL this season.
  • David Miller has been in a poor form and is most likely to step down as the skipper of the side. An official announcement is yet to be made on the same.
  • (More about the story here)

IPL 9: Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants move to Vizag:

  • After a lot of confusion on where the Mumbai Indians will play their remaining home matches, the franchise and the BCCI have settled for Vizag as their home venue.
  • Earlier, Mumbai Indians had opted for Jaipur as their alternate home venue, but a PIL was filed against the shifting of matches in the Rajasthan High Court, which forced the franchise to back out.
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IPL 9: Poor ratings for IPL 9:

  • The 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League has received a Television Viewership Rating (TVR) of just 3.5, the second lowest ever in the history of the IPL.
  • Last year, the IPL had garnered a lot of attention and had an impressive rating of 4.5
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IPL 9: RPS name Usman Khawaja as replacement for du Plessis:

  • Australian opener UsmanKhawaja has been named as the replacement for injured Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis injured his finger which ruled him out of the remaining part of this edition of the IPL.
  • UsmanKhawaja was the leading run getter for the Australian team during the recently concluded World T20.
  • (More about the story here)

Ticket scam in Mumbai:

  • A group of people were fooled by a vendor pretending to be a ticket seller of the IPL ticket s at the Wankhede Stadium.
  • The people bought the tickets only to realise it later that they were handed fake tickets.
  • (More about the story here)

BCCI to promote cricket in North East India:

  • The BCCI plans to launch an academy, on the lines of the NCA, at Shillong or Dimapur to promote the game of cricket in North East India.
  • Earlier, the Lodha Commission had blamed the BCCI for neglecting north-east India. The BCCI is also planning to have a combined team from the north-east (except Assam and Tripura, who already play as separate teams) in the coming domestic season.
  • (More about the story here)

TNCA lays guidelines for TNPL:

  • The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association set forth the guidelines for the inaugural edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League. One of the main highlights of the guidelines being that no office bearer of TNCA can own a team in TNPL.
  • Only state umpires and match referees will be a part of the TNPL.
  • (More about the story here)

Australian players want one day-night test a year:

  • After the South African players showed concerns over playing day-night Test in Australia later this year, the Australian Cricketers Association also confirmed that the players aren’t keen to play too many pink ball Tests.
  • The durability and the visibility of the pink balls is a major concern for the Australian players too and this makes them wish for only one day-night Test a year.
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Richards hits back at ICC:

  • Former West Indian batsman Sir Viv Richards has hit back at the ICC for reprimanding the West Indies following their World t20 victory.
  • He accused the ICC of holding its members to different standards, noting that financial powerhouses like India had been given a free pass.
  • (More about the story here)

WICB to consider playing day-night Test against Pakistan:

  • The West Indies Cricket Board are mulling over the proposal to play in a day-night Test against Pakistan in the UAE during West Indies’ tour to UAE later this year.
  • Earlier, Pakistan had showed interest in hosting West Indies for a day-night Test in a bid to prepare for their day-night Test against Australia down under.
  • (More about the story here)