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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PSL 2019: PCB to pay a whopping amount to Pitbull to perform at the opening ceremony

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in a bid to increase the popularity of the PSL, decided to rope in singer Pitbull for a short performance.
  • The American rapper will perform at the opening ceremony of the league. For a 10-minute show, the PCB will reportedly pay him a whopping amount of Rs 10 crores ($0.7 million).
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South Africa vs Pakistan: PCB announces 15-man T20I squad

  • Pakistan’s South Africa tour was expected to test the team and clearly, the visitors are struggling.
  • After getting whitewashed in the Test series, they are lagging in the five-match ODI series by 1-2 and will conclude the tour with three T20 Internationals.
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Rahul Dravid glad with CoA’s decision to lift bans on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul

  • Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s suspensions was lifted by the BCCI and that brought about a huge sigh of relief in the cricketing circles.
  • Former Indian cricketer, Rahul Dravid also welcomed the decision and expressed his happiness.
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Gautam Gambhir picks his India squad for World Cup 2019

  • Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir named his predicted India squad for the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2019. The left-hander had most of the names in his squad on the expected lines.
  • But, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and aggressive middle-order batsman Rishabh Pant do not find a place in Gambhir’s squad.
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Ramiz Raja reveals why he didn’t translate Sarfraz Ahmed’s racial slur against Andile Phehlukwayo

  • Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed recently made the headlines for an utterly wrong reason.
  • Keeping in the second ODI versus South Africa in Durban on January 22, Ahmed was caught abusing opponent player Andile Phehlukwayo in racial terms and there has been a big outrage over it with fans even seeking a punishment.
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New Zealand vs India: ‘Dhoni’ accompanies Virat Kohli and Williamson at the toss

  • We saw a seven-year-old boy named Archie Schiller getting an honourable membership of the Australian Test team in the recent series against India.
  • It was a step taken to cheer the cricket-crazy boy who has a medical history since his infancy.
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What happens to Vijay Shankar? asks Sunil Gavaskar as Hardik Pandya joins Team India in New Zealand

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) lifted the suspensions on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul a couple of days ago.
  • While the former was soon added to India squad for New Zealand series, Rahul has joined the India A team to play against the England Lions.
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Hardik Pandya hit a thousand balls in Australia after being removed, says mentor Kiran More

  • Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, after having worked extremely hard to regain his fitness, put his career in doldrums just as he returned to the Indian team.
  • The Baroda cricketer made controversial remarks on women in a talk show that he attended during the break.
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