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.

Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘He brought drinks for us and told me to underperform’ – Zulqarnain Haider calls for Umar Akmal’s life-ban

  • Zulqarnain Haider, the former Pakistan wicketkeeper batsman, said that cricketers like Umar Akmal, who bring shame to the sport, should be given a life ban.
  • Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) handed the 29-year-old Akmal a three-year suspension after he was charged for breaching Article 2.4.4 of PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code.
  • Back in February, he was provisionally suspended and was barred from playing in the 2020 Pakistan Super League (PSL).
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‘God bless you with good health and happiness’ – Virat Kohli extends birthday wishes to Rohit Sharma

  • Regarded one of the modern-day greats, Rohit Sharma is celebrating his 33rd birthday on 30 April, Thursday.
  • On the occasion, Twitter was flooded with birthday wishes for the swashbuckling opener.
  • Many eminent members of the cricket fraternity along with fans joined the bandwagon and extended birthday wishes to the Mumbai Indians skipper.
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Jamaica Tallawahs clarify Ramnaresh Sarwan had nothing to do in franchise releasing Chris Gayle

  • The West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle recently had made some serious allegations on his former teammates Ramnaresh Sarwan in a Youtube video.
  • He had termed the latter as worse than Coronavirus and had also claimed that Sarwan was the reason that the Jamaica Tallawahs released him ahead of the 2020 season of the Caribbean Premier League.
  • However, the franchise has come up with a statement now clarifying that Sarwan, who is also the assistant coach of the Jamaica based team, had nothing to do with the decision
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Tamim Iqbal names Ravi Ashwin as one of the toughest bowlers he has faced

  • Iqbal, the veteran Bangladesh batsman, reckons that Ravi Ashwin is among the three toughest bowlers he has faced in his career.
  • The Indian off-spinner has gotten rid of the southpaw four times in international cricket- two times in Tests and one time each in ODIs and T20Is.
  • Though Ashwin doesn’t play the white-ball formats these days, he is still a bedrock of India’s Test side.
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‘This is the weirdest franchise that I have ever played in’ – Andre Russell hits out at Jamaica Tallawahs

  • Jamaica Tallawahs, one of the teams in  Caribbean Premier League is facing heavy criticism from their own players.
  • Recently, Chris Gayle, veteran West Indian opener took a dig at the franchise and their assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan after he was released from the team ahead of the upcoming edition.
  • Now, Andre Russell has joined the bandwagon, who has pointed towards unprofessionalism in the side.
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ICC bans Deepak Agarwal who approached Shakib Al Hasan to fix matches for two years

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) handed Deepak Agarwal, one of the team owners of the T10 League franchise Sindhis, with a ban of two-years after he accepted one charge for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code.
  • Also, he was given a suspended sentence of six months out of the overall ban for providing substantial assistance to ACU (Anti-Corruption Unit)
  • The name of T10 team owner came into the spotlight after Shakib Al Hasan was handed with a ban of two years from ICC for breaching Anit-Corruption Code.
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Australians were sledging me as if they had won the match: Cheteshwar Pujara recalls the thrilling Bangalore Test win

  • The four-match Test series between India and Australia is regarded as one of the most competitive series in recent times.
  • The series dished out many enthralling moments for the fans as both the sides were eager to prove their dominance on the field.
  • Visitors Australia, under the leadership of Steve Smith, almost toppled the Indian side to pull off a historic series win.
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If match-fixing is criminalised, majority of PCB officials would be in jail: Rashid Latif

  • Since the time the PCB banned Umar Akmal for three years, the issue of match-fixing has once again hit the country’s board.
  • Some former cricketers have come up and said that fixing should be criminalised in Pakistan.
  • While many agreed on this, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif had a different viewpoint on it.
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My thigh got swollen for 10 days: Smriti Mandhana recalls being hit by Mohammed Shami’s in-dipper delivery

  • Since breaking into the national side in 2013, Smriti has delivered many impressive performances for the Women in Blue.
  • Recently, Rohit was in conversation with two India Women stars– Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues.
  • The trio had a blast in the video as they discussed many on-field as well as off-field instances.
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Jimmy Neesham reveals how he won the sledging battle against Mitchell Starc with a hilarious response

  • New Zealand’s Jimmy Neesham is known for his witty and hilarious replies on Twitter.
  • The Kiwi all-rounder never misses an opportunity to flaunt his humourous side on the microblogging website.
  • He keeps entertaining fans with his hilarious tweets every now and then.
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