Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Here are all the top headlines from the cricketing world today.

David 'Bumble' Lloyd
David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd performs. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

ICC World XI and Windies to entertain us at the home of cricket

  • The World XI team will play West Indies in a T20 game at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium to raise funds to contribute towards the relief efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria that hit the Caribbean islands last year.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Andy Flower as the selector for the World XI side. The captain of the team has already been named and it is England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan who will take charge.
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IPL 2018: Veteran commentator set for three-week stint this season

  • David Lloyd, who is fondly known as ‘Bumble’ among his fans, is one of the most popular commentators in the modern day cricket. He is renowned for his unique style of commentary that gives a very British touch.
  • Recently, he revealed his participation duration in the IPL on the social media. A fan asked him about his tenure in the comm box in the IPL this year.
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Chief Selector Mark Waugh gives major update on the disgraced trio

  • The ACA has vouched to speak for the reduction of the ban periods of the three cricketers.
  • However, that seems like a far cry at the moment. For the moment, Mark Waugh has made a bold remark about the disgraced trio.
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IPL 2018: Big name joins the Kolkata Knight Riders camp

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to enter the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a revamped setup.
  • They have made some massive changes to their side ahead of the tournament. While the motto of the team seems to be looking forward, they are trying to get back people from the past as well.
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I will always look back to KKR with fond memories, says veteran all-rounder

  • Veteran Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan is a big name in the Indian cricketing circuit. He is one of the finest entertainers in the game.
  • Currently, he is playing in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL). His next assignment will be the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yusuf will be seen playing for a new franchise this season.
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David Warner planning a tell-all interview soon on ball-tampering incident

  • Following the incident, the Aussie trio was heavily criticized by one and all across the cricket world.
  • Cricket Australia by taking a stern action banned Warner and Smith for a 12-month period from playing any national or state level matches. Cameron Bancroft was banned for 9 months.
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IPL 2018: Media rights for the Middle East and Africa regions announced

  • The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway. As the tournament is nearing its commencement, the formal announcements are being made.
  • Recently, the media rights for the Middle East and the North Africa regions were announced by the authorities.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar and his wife were caught at the wrong place during the Bharat Bandh

  • Bhuvi was retained by SRH in the player retention event earlier this year in January and the franchise built the squad around him during the auction.
  • He is one of the best bowlers in India currently after doing well sensationally well in recent South Africa with both bat and ball.
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ACA calls for reduction in ban periods of disgraced trio

  • The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) have come in support of the disgraced Australian trio in the Sanpaper gate.
  • Cricket Australia had handed severe impositions on Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft for their involvement in the ball tampering case.
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Pakistan likely to rest key players for the third T20I against Windies

  • The atmosphere has been electric in Karachi as international cricket returned to the city after a long gap of 9 years.
  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had arranged all their previous matches in Lahore as they continue to revive cricket in the country.
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ICC announces latest Test team rankings

  • New Zealand’s 1-0 series win over England and Australia’s 3-1 loss to South Africa have resulted in both teams finishing on 102 points in the team rankings.
  • However, New Zealand are ahead by a wafer-thin margin, as they are now on 102.263 points and Australia are on 102.2 points.
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Aussie youngster Hilton Cartwright signs for Middlesex; expected to play County Championships

  • Australian all-rounder Hilton Cartwright will join Middlesex for the first five games of the upcoming county championship. The new season begins mid-April with Middlesex ready to take on Northamptonshire in their opening encounter on April 13.
  • The promising all-rounder will replace his Western Australia captain Adam Voges, who served as the skipper for the club in the previous year.
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Muttiah Muralitharan shares bowling tricks with Yusuf Pathan

  • IPL 2018 is all set to kick off the proceedings in another 3 days time. Followed by a glamorous opening ceremony, the first game of the tournament will be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 7.
  • SRH have their first match scheduled to be played on April 9 against Rajasthan Royals (RR).  Hyderabad have previously won the IPL trophy in 2016 after defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the finals.
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Star Sports extends the IPL 2018 sponsors tally to 80, Vodafone ZooZoos back in a new avatar

  • With less than a week from the first match of IPL 2018, Star Sports brings their total number of sponsors up to 2018.
  • They have recently announced that 12 new brands have jumped on the bandwagon. One of them is Vodafone, which means everyone’s favourite ZooZoos will be back on the television screens in between the overs with their quirky activities.
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‘Virat Kohli is a legend’ says Babar Azam

  • Babar Azam plays with a radical approach just like Kohli and likes to display his emotions on the field. Very similar to Kohli early in his career, Azam doesn’t quite hit the big sixes.
  • Furthermore, he hasn’t established himself in Test cricket as yet but is really good in the limited over game.
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Mustafizur accompanied by translator Nafees Iqbal for his stint with Mumbai Indians

  • The defending Champions, Mumbai Indians are the team to beat in the tournament given their past success and their new recruits which speak volume of the probable threat in the forthcoming edition.
  • One of the valuable foreign addition that gives them a lethal bowling combination along with Bumrah and Cummins is Mustafizur Rahman from Bangladesh.
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IPL 2018: Shah Rukh Khan likely to attend KKR’s opening encounter

  • Shah Rukh Khan is the superstar of Bollywood and he is the reason some of the fans support KKR ever since the inception of the Indian T20 league.
  • Even he tries to make it to the Stadium to watch the matches live in order to keep his team and fans upbeat. However, this time around it seems that the actor will be too busy with his assignments and might attend only the opening game of the side.
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Brendon McCullum will play confidant to Kohli: Daniel Vettori

  • RCB had a disastrous season last year as they failed even to find the right combination during the 14 matches they played.
  • The likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were also unable to score heavily as the line-up depended on them vastly. This year they’ve taken care of the same and have picked some worthy players to cover up for those superstars.
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Batting is the team’s strength; ready to bat at any position, reckons Mandeep Singh

  • The league gives the young talent in the country an opportunity to share center stage with the best in the world.
  • A step that was undertaken to promote T-20 cricket has given us many stars to represent their case for the national selection. Mandeep Singh who made it to the fore in 2010 with Kolkata Knight Riders was no different.
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BCCI gears up for the first ever E-Auction for the Digital Media Rights

  • The bidding process will be a marked departure from BCCI’s conventional closed bid auction model (sealed envelope process).
  • The Committee of Administrators (CoA) felt that the online bidding is a far more transparent method for competitive price discovery. The media rights will be for a period of five years from April 2018 to March 2023.
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