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.

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

PCB bans Umar Akmal for three years from all forms of cricket\

  • In the past couple of months, Umar Akmal has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.
  • In February, the Pakistan international was charged for breaching the anti-corruption code of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
  • In the recent development of news, Akmal has been banned for three years from all forms of cricket by PCB’s disciplinary panel for violating anti-corruption code.
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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be my biggest challenge in the T20 World cup: Haris Rauf

  • Haris Rauf made a name for himself after playing really well in the Big Bash League 2019-20.
  • This paved his way to the Pakistan squad. As he has played well in Australian conditions, he has become a front-runner to make it to the World Cup squad later this year.
  • During a recent interview, the pacer was asked which batsman would he consider as his main challenge at the ICC T20 World Cup.
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12 Pakistan first-class cricketers stuck in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19 lockdown

  • As many as twelve Pakistani first-class cricketers and three tennis players have got stuck in Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • As all the international flights have been suspended in and out of the island nation, these 15 sportspeople have been locked down in Sri Lanka.
  • With the entire world serving a lockdown, it has been a testing time for these sportspersons.
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Ravi Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran and Keshav Maharaj’s Yorkshire contracts terminated

  • Yorkshire, the English county, has announced that Ravi Ashwin, Keshav Maharaj and Nicholas Pooran have had their contracts terminated.
  • The decision was taken after a mutual content, involving the three cricketers.
  • The left-handed Pooran was set to re-join the club for the T20 Blast while left-arm spinner Maharaj was due to play the first couple of matches in the county championship.
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Ravichandran Ashwin recalls being dropped after two bad games with CSK in IPL 2010

  • Considering the level of competition in the IPL, the fate of a player gets decided only in a couple of matches.
  • A player can be shown the exit door if he fails to deliver in consecutive games as IPL franchises are stacked with players who can replace him.
  • Ashwin, who has performed exceedingly well for the national side, recalled an incident when he realized that bowling in T20s was not as easy as he assumed it to be.
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‘If you fumble, people feel that you can’t replace him’ – KL Rahul on the hardships of filling in MS Dhoni’s boots

  • Indian cricketer KL Rahul has opened up on how he has been grooming himself after being made the wicketkeeper of the national team.
  • However, he is also wary of the criticism that could come hurling at him since he has been filling in MS Dhoni’s boots.
  • He was handed the gloves after Rishabh Pant developed an injury during India’s three-match ODI series against Australia earlier this year.
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‘I will get you out in the first over’ – Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives a savage reply to David Warner

  • As the entire world has gone into lockdown, there is pretty much no sporting event which is going on.
  • The Indian Premier League 2020, which would have been in full swing by now, has been postponed.
  • As there is no IPL, the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise has decided to keep their fans engaged by some other means.
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‘I have the ability to play all formats’ – Hanuma Vihari after being termed as Test specialist and finding no buyers for IPL 2020

  • Based on their batting style or strike rate, many batsmen get typecasted with a particular format of the game.
  • Many players like Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara have suffered through this issue as they were tagged as ‘red-ball specialists’.
  • Same is the case with Hanuma Vihaari– termed as India’s ‘Test specialist’.
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‘She’s not that dumb, not me either’ – Michael Clarke on the ‘flushed’ diamond ring rumours with Lara Bingle

  • Clarke, the former Australian cricketer, has dismissed the rumours that his ex-fiancée Lara Bingle flushed her $2,00,000 down the toilet after their break-up way back in 2010.
  • Their relationship came to the fore when the 39-year-old Clarke went back to Sydney from a tour in New Zealand after a nude photo of Lara was released to the press.
  • It was speculated that the picture was taken during Lara’s affair with AFL player Brandan Fevola quite a few years ago.
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Tim Paine reveals Cricket Australia will suffer $300 million loss if India series gets cancelled

  • Amid Coronavirus outbreak, the majority of the cricket tournaments or series have been postponed for an indefinite period of time.
  • Now, the clouds of uncertainty are taking rounds over the India tour of Australia that will take place towards the fag end of the year.
  • However, Tim Paine, the Aussie Test skipper revealed what all possible measures Cricket Australia is planning to make this series possible and blockbuster.
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