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: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals to buy out Ravichandran Ashwin in an all-cash deal

  • Two years after sensationally buying Ravichandran Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab are all set to part ways with the off-spinner.
  • The Punjab-based outfit spent INR 7.6 crore (then USD 1.176 million approx) to secure the services of the India ace.
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If Asaram Bapu and Ram Rahim failed to escape the law, who is Mohammed Shami: Hasin Jahan

  • Hours after Mohammed Shami had an arrest warrant issued against him, his estranged wife Hasin Jahan has launched another scathing attack at him.
  • Jahan’s latest comments came just hours after Kolkata’s Alipore court issued an arrest warrant against the India pacer as well as his brother Hasid Ahmed.
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PCB appoints Misbah-ul-Haq as coach-cum-chief selector, Waqar Younis as bowling coach

  • Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq was today confirmed as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract.
  • Misbah was also named as the Chairman of Selectors with head coaches of the six first-class Cricket Association sides as his fellow selectors.
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Jofra Archer set to be one of England’s highest-paid cricketers

  • Jofra Archer has had a fairy-tale run ever since he was fast-tracked into the England national team.
  • The youngster is currently a part of the high-voltage Ashes versus Australia and has ruffled many feathers.
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Reports: Sanjay Bangar had an altercation with a national selector over the decision of axing him as batting coach

  • Due to this, he became the only member of the existing coaching staff, who wasn’t given a second stint with the team and was replaced by Vikram Rathour.
  • He was interviewed for almost one and a half hour, where he faced some tough questions from the MSK Prasad led selection committee.
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Umar Akmal reveals what makes difference between him and Virat Kohli

  • He was once seen as one of Pakistan’s top batting talents but Umar Akmal failed to live up to the expectations.
  • Umar made his international debut in 2009 but in a decade, he has appeared in only 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 82 T20Is, scoring nearly 6,000 runs with three international hundreds.
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Still can’t call Virat Kohli as best India captain ever, says Syed Kirmani

  • Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia last summer when his team beat the Baggy Greens 2-1 in a four-match series.
  • It is certainly the biggest success that Kohli’s four-year-old captaincy has tasted in the red-ball format. Kohli has also won Test series in the West Indies and Sri Lanka besides winning series at home.
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Sangar Bangar faces trouble for alleged ‘misbehaviour’ with selector; BCCI waits for official report

  • Bangar was the only member of the previous coaching staff who failed to get another contract.
  • He was highly criticized in his one and a half-hour interview for the batting coach.
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