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.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rift over hotel room the reason behind Suresh Raina’s departure; N Srinivasan says he behaved like a ‘prima donna’

  • Raina left the CSK camp due to personal reasons but rumours of a rift between him and skipper MS Dhoni have surfaced on the internet.
  • CSK owner and former BCCI president N. Srinivasan, opening up on the issue, told Outlook that Raina’s sudden exit left the team in a bit of shock but skipper Dhoni was in ‘complete control of the situation’.
  • There’s nothing official about Raina’s sudden departure and there have been many reports over the same.
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Important to have a psychologist on tours because players’ mental health is taken for granted: Daren Sammy

  • International cricket might’ve resumed in several countries but the sport has undergone many changes.
  • Considering the risk of COVID-19 transmission, social distancing on and off the field, empty stands and biosecure bubbles are now looked upon as the new normal.
  • Watching live sports amid the pandemic certainly helps people to relieve their stress. However, for sportspersons, it’s a tough task to adapt to the new normal.
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‘Nothing more important than kids’ – Suresh Raina on his decision to pull out of IPL 2020

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were dealt with a huge blow on Saturday after their top batsman and IPL veteran Suresh Raina pulled out of the upcoming season.
  • The left-hander has been a vital cog of the their batting line-up at three over the years and the team will have to find a new hero for the tournament this year.
  • Raina also announced his international retirement along with MS Dhoni earlier this month.
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I hope IPL 2020 will be conducted well: Sourav Ganguly

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is facing a lot of hurdles ahead of its commencement on September 19.
  • After the sponsorship issue was sorted out, around 10-12 members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were tested positive.
  • The development has also led to many doubting if the bio-bubble is secure enough to stage the tournament this year.
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RP Singh reveals the reason behind MS Dhoni retiring from international cricket

  • On August 15, 2020, the former Indian captain MS Dhoni broke the hearts of millions of cricket fans as he bid adieu to international cricket.
  • Days after the news that shocked the fraternity, former Indian fast bowler and Dhoni’s one of the closest friends in the cricketing circuit, RP Singh has revealed the reason for the former’s decision of hanging his boots.
  • The pacer believes that the postponement of the T20 World Cup 2020 has contributed to the veteran cricketer’s sudden retirement.
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BCCI urged to scrap IPL 2020 in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases

  • The BCCI, on Saturday, delayed the announcement of IPL 2020 schedule after multiple CSK members tested positive.
  • The BCCI released a statement saying 13 personnel have contracted the virus and are under isolation at the moment.
  • However, the board refrained from taking any names. The release also mentioned that two players are also COVID-19 positive and these two names are reportedly Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
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Sourav Ganguly was not suited to T20 cricket as player or captain: Former KKR coach John Buchanan

  • One of the most iconic captains of the Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly has made the nation proud with his contribution in the Tests and ODIs.
  • Ganguly played an aggressive brand of cricket and is best remembered for shaping up a young team.
  • However, the current BCCI president couldn’t replicate the same in the shortest format of the game and therefore featured in only five editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Reports: CSK will not play IPL 2020 season opener; BCCI to make changes to the schedule

  • Just days before the commencement of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings received a huge blow as 13 members of its contingent including two players namely Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaekwad tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
  • Adding to the misery, the vice-captain of the franchise Suresh Raina decided to pull away from this edition of the cash-rich league due to some personal reasons.
  • Raina has already returned to India and has made himself unavailable for the entire season.
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‘I was pretty scared, hadn’t picked up a bat for five months’ – Virat Kohli after his first net session

  • With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League just a few days, all the franchises except Chennai Super Kings have started their field camp in UAE after serving a mandatory six-day quarantine period and testing negative in various rounds of coronavirus tests conducted.
  • The much-awaited edition of the World’s biggest T20 league in all set to kick-start from September 19, with the final to take place on November 10 across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
  • Indian cricket team and IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli had his first net session on Friday.
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James Anderson highlights the difference between Virat Kohli in 2014 and 2018 tour of England

  • England’s paceman James Anderson is basking in joy as he added another feather to his illustrious cap by breaching the unthinkable mark of 600 wickets in the longest format of the game.
  • Anderson registered himself as the first pacer to have achieved this remarkable feat in Test cricket during the third match of the three-match Test series against Pakistan.
  • Recently, the fast bowler heaped praises on the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli.
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