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.

Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Bookie Deepak Aggarwal had also approached Tamim Iqbal but the latter reported to BCB’s ACU immediately

  • There was a sense of belief across Bangladesh cricket fans after ICC banned Shakib Al Hasan on Tuesday.
  • The all-rounder failed to report as many three corrupt approaches and hence the apex body decided to take strict action on him.
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I am sad for letting down the sport I love the most: Shakib Al Hasan

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, on Wednesday, prepared a statement to read out in front of the media and admitted that he let down the sport for not reporting the corrupt approaches.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned him for two years from all cricket (one year of that in suspension).
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T10 League 2019: Delhi Bulls unveil Sunny Leone as the brand ambassador ahead of the upcoming season

  • Delhi Bulls, who is the rebranded team of the T10 League, unveiled its team jersey, anthem and brand ambassador all at once during an event in Dubai.
  • Earlier, they were playing under the name of Bengal Tigers. With the rebranding of the team, they have also signed Sunny Leone as their brand ambassador.
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Wriddhiman Saha ready to share experience of playing with pink ball at Eden Gardens with India mates

  • With India set to play their first-ever day-night Test next month at the Eden Gardens against Bangladesh, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is as elated as many others.
  • The local cricketer, who has made an impressive comeback to the national team recently, is only one of the two Indian players to have played with the pink ball under the lights at Eden Gardens and is ready to share his experience with his team-mates when India take the field at the iconic venue between November 22 and 26.
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Shakib’s absence will motivate Bangladesh, says stand-in T20I skipper Mahmudullah

  • Just when Bangladesh cricket was thinking that the worst was behind after the players’ strike met its goals successfully, a new tragedy unfolded.
  • Shakib Al Hasan, who leads the Tigers in Tests and T20Is and is also his team’s most accomplished all-rounder, has been handed a two-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) — one year of which is suspended — after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code.
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Curator Sujan Mukherjee feels dew won’t be a problem at Eden Gardens during first-ever day-night Test

  • As Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed playing the second Test match of the upcoming two-match series against India in Eden Gardens, Kolkata as a day-night venture, it marked a big milestone in Indian cricket, as it will be the first time India plays with the pink ball in five-day international format. The match will start on November 22.
  • Before the match even begins, on one hand, people are lauding BCCI President Sourav Ganguly for his work in making this a dream and as per his conviction, day-night Tests are the way to keep the format alive.
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Bookie Deepak Aggarwal’s threats once led to a 29-year-old’s demise

  • Deepak Aggarwal, a blacklisted bookie from India, has grabbed the headlines of late after the International Cricket Council (ICC) slapped Shakib Al Hasan with a backdated two-year suspension.
  • The bookie contacted the Bangladesh cricketer as many as three times, one instance of which came during the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where Shakib played for SRH.
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Why is it taking so long for Bhuvneshwar Kumar to get back on the field? – BCCI official questions NCA

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence from Team India is quite confusing.
  • The Indian speedster played in World Cup and also featured during the West Indies tour. However, he was rested for the T20I series against South Africa and then the chief selector MSK Prasad informed that he was not fit to be picked for the Bangladesh T20Is.
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Sharjeel Khan will be the hottest property in the PSL draft, reckon Shoaib Akhtar and Rashid Latif

  • Left-handed swashbuckling batsman Sharjeel Khan is all set to make his comeback to active cricket after half of his five-year ban was suspended by the anti-corruption tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
  • The Anti-Tribunal unit, which found the left-hander guilty of breaching five clauses of the PCB’s anti-corruption code, said half of his five-year ban would remain suspended, paving the way for his early comeback.

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy 2019-20: Dinesh Karthik to lead Tamil Nadu; squad announced

  • After leading the Tamil Nadu team into the finals of Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, Dinesh Karthik has been chosen to lead the team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy as well, which is supposed to get underway on November 8.
  • The T20 event will be played till December 1, 2019. The team has been placed in Group B.
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Our new team was pretty hell-bent on day-night Test; thankfully Kohli agreed: Sourav Ganguly

  • Just as it was when he was the Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly is being equally aggressive in his new stint as the BCCI President.
  • He clearly understands that he has got a limited amount of time in this role.
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Shakib Al Hasan vows to come back stronger and perform responsibilities with more sincerity

  • Hours after being suspended, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan spoke to the media where he shared his thoughts.
  • The cricketer vowed to come back strong and urged for support from the fraternity.
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“Who are the real fixers and who’s actually doing it?” questions Russel Arnold after Shakib Al Hasan’s ban

  • Match-fixing is a grave mistake.
  • However, not reporting any such approaches is equally a crime. Such actions have a direct impact on the game and don’t do any good to all the measures that are being taken to curb fixing.
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India vs Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina accepts invitation to attend the Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens

  • Eden Gardens is one of the best cricket stadiums in India and it is set to add another important chapter in Indian Cricket history by hosting the first-ever Day-Night Test in the country.
  • On Tuesday, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) gave a nod to BCCI‘s proposal to play the second of the two-match Test series under the lights.
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Shakib Al Hasan’s ban a lesson for sports lovers and sportsmen: Ramiz Raja

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has handed Bangladesh ace Shakib Al Hasan a two-year ban from cricket, with the second year suspended, for breaking anti-corruption code.
  • The ICC banned the star allrounder after he failed to inform authorities about being approached by a bookmaker on multiple occasions in 2018.
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BCB chief claims that the board knew nothing about the ICC investigation on Shakib Al Hasan

  • Bangladesh premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s failure to report a corruption approach has cost him dearly.
  • The cricketer has been banned by the ICC for two years for the same.
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Environmentalists urge BCCI to shift India-Bangladesh T20I from Delhi

  • India is all set to host its Asian neighbors- Bangladesh– for a three-match T20I series followed by a couple of Test matches in Indore and Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
  • But even before the first ball has been bowled, the series has been ired with a plethora of roadblocks.
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina offers support to the suspended Shakib Al Hasan

  • The suspension of Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has created a huge uproar.
  • While there has been evident criticism for the all-rounder, he has also managed to garner support from the fans.
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