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.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: Twitter)

England vs India: Ravi Ashwin suffers a minor injury ahead of the series opener

  • Many eyebrows were raised when Ravi Ashwin didn’t come out to bat, bowl or field on the second day of the practice game between Essex and India.
  • However, it has emerged that the premier off-spinner has suffered a minor hand injury and didn’t take the field as a precautionary measure.
  • (Read more about the story)

SLC suspends Danushka Gunathilaka for six international matches

  • However, they have suspended him now for the six international matches for breaching the Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligation.
  • The 27-year-old will not be paid for the second Test against the rainbow nation as he had breached the contract during the course of the game.
  • (Read more about the story)

Wasim Akram set to be appointed as the new PCB Chairman

  • The General Elections in Pakistan took place on July 25, 2018, and Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won 109 seats out of 269 to emerge victorious.
  • Najam Sethi is the current chairman of the cricket board. In 2013 and 2014, he intermittently served as the PCB chairman.
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England vs India: Gautam Gambhir suggests the best possible openers and No.3 for the Test series

  • Both Vijay and Rahul hit half-centuries against Essex in the three-day game at Chelmsford ahead of the first Test.
  • According to Gambhir, he will be a “very important member in the batting line-up of the five-Test series” for his ability to cope with the English conditions.
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England vs India: Adil Rashid lashes at Michael Vaughan for questioning his Test recall

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently announced a 13-member England squad for the first Test match against India at Edgbaston beginning on August 1.
  • Rashid has played 10 Tests for England in which he has picked up 38 wickets at an average of 42.78.
  • (Read more about the story)

Essex batsman Varun Chopra talks about his interaction with Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers India have ever produced. The Delhi-born batsman has been a terrorising factor for bowlers across all formats of the sport.
  • Back in 2006, during India U19’s tour of England, Chopra and Virat played against each other and the Essex-born cricketer put forth his experience of playing alongside the Indian captain.
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Peter Handscomb makes a startling revelation surrounding the ball-tampering debacle

  • Back in March, the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town marred Australian cricket’s reputation to a significant extent.
  • Tim Paine took over the leadership from Smith midway through the match and the visiting team slumped in both the matches thereafter.
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India-Pak series will resume under Imran rule, feels his elated former mate Mohsin Khan

  • As former cricketer Imran Khan inches closer to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, hopes are high over the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between Asian rivals.
  • Mohsin is also hopeful that his former captain would work on improving relations with India and also expects that two countries will start playing each other soon.
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Asia Cup 2018: ACC announces the schedule of the Qualifiers

  • Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has announced the schedule of the qualifying tournament for the upcoming Asia Cup.
  • Asia Cup will commence this year on September 15 with a game between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the United Arab Emirates.
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Sandeep Patil confident that MS Dhoni will not retire right now

  • MS Dhoni’s retirement has been the trending topic for a long time now and the calls for the same increased after his mediocre performance in the recently concluded ODI series.
  • Dhoni struggled to get the ball away in the two opportunities he got to bat in the ODIs in England.
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Sourav Ganguly asked Harbhajan Singh to join him and take off his shirt after 2002 NatWest final

  • The final of the 2002 ODI triangular series between England and India will be remembered as one of the iconic moments in the history of Indian cricket.
  • Post the triumph, Ganguly was seen removing his shirt and rotating the same as a part of the celebration.
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BCCI postpones the warm-up fixture against Sout Africa A

  • South Africa A is scheduled to tour India for two unofficial Test matches and a quadrangular series that will feature India A and B.
  • The first four-day unofficial Test will start on August 4 at the same venue in Bengaluru.
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Glenn McGrath thinks it’s time Virat Kohli shows that he can score runs in England

  • The world is watching with keen eyes as the No.1 ranked Indian team prepares to take the English Test in the five-match series starting August 1.
  • It all goes back to 2014 when the Indian batting star had a forgettable tour and over it years it has been the only blot on his otherwise sensational record.
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BCCI doesn’t reveal CEO Rahul Johri’s salary in its monthly payments list

  • To claim transparency in its deals, the board displays the list monthly for the payments of more than Rs 25 Lakhs on its official website.
  • The long list includes the salaries of India head coach Ravi Shastri and India A and U-19 coach Rahul Dravid under the heading ‘Professional Fee’.
  • (Read more about the story)

PCB tinkers with domestic cricket structure again; puts cricketers’ finances at risk

  • A similar structure was started in 2014 but it did not last more than a season for it could not meet the expectations.
  • The domestic season in Pakistan is scheduled to begin early this year (September 1) instead of September 26 which was the starting date last year.
  • (Read more about the story)

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