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
Virat Kohli checks MS Dhoni’s thumb. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli puts pair of signed cricket bats for auction to raise funds for Bihar and Assam flood victims

  • Amid the stern situation in both the states, many cricketers have come forward to aid in the battle against the natural calamity.
  • Kohli, on Friday, shared another clip to help those affected by floods.
  • In the video, Kohli, along with many other sportspersons like KL Rahul, Sania Mirza, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harmanpreet Kaur and Kuldeep Yadav, can been seen auctioning their prized possessions for the flood victims.
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Indian players likely to stay away from family for over 150 days after the start of IPL 2020

  • Indian cricket stars, after staying away from the sport for more than four months, are all set to brace the field with the much-anticipated IPL 2020 slated to start from September 19.
  • With the cricket calendar being so packed for the rest of the year, Indian players could be away from their respective families for over 150 days.
  • As per the plan, the players are expected to train in Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium in August, before flying to the UAE to flag off this year’s IPL season.
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TNPL 2020 set to be cancelled because of COVID-19 outbreak

  • The possibilities of commencement of the fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) have been ruled out after the Centre’s order of prohibiting sporting events in August.
  • The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association was hoping to reschedule the TNPL in August-September amid COVID-19 outbreak.
  • However, with a surge in coronavirus cases across the country, the resumption of sporting events still looks bleak
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I want to play in the international leagues: Yuvraj Singh

  • Former veteran Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is the first player to have received the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Last year in the month of June, Yuvraj announced his retirement from all the formats of the game including the domestic cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL) after which BCCI issued him a NOC for participating in the overseas leagues.
  • Following his retirement, the swashbuckling batsman became the first Indian to participate in the Global T20 Canada league.
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Petition filed seeking Virat Kohli’s arrest for promoting ‘online gambling’

  • A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court, seeking arrest of Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian cricket team, and actress Tamannah, for the promotion of ‘online gambling’.
  • The petition has been piled by a Chennai-based advocate and the petitioner has urged the MHC to ban online gambling apps.
  • The petitioner believes that the young generation is getting addicted to gambling.
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Josh Hazlewood picks combined India-Australia Test XI from current players

  • Team India is scheduled to tour Australia later this year. Despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, the BCCI has confirmed that the tour will be going ahead.
  • Both the teams are scheduled to play three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs.
  • The Test series will be in focus more as it is always when the two sides lock horns. The Virat Kohli-led side had won the series in whites for the first time on their previous visit to Australia.
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IPL is the biggest cricket tournament in the world, they’ve put in a lot of money: Wasim Akram

  • Pakistan legend Wasim Akram recently rated the IPL as the best cricket tournament in the world. Akram, who has worked with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a coach, also pointed out differences between the IPL and the PSL.
  • The Pakistan stalwart highlighted that the staggering amount of money involved in the Indian leagues makes it a better one over PSL.
  • He also praised the BCCI for investing the money generated from the IPL in enhancing domestic cricket’s infrastructure.
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Dinesh Karthik will make all the decisions in KKR: Eoin Morgan

  • England ODI and T20I skipper Eoin Morgan reckons that Dinesh Karthik would be making all the decisions for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Back in December 2019, the Knights bought the southpaw for INR 5.25 crores.
  • As far as Karthik is concerned, he has been leading KKR since 2018, but has had a pretty topsy-turvy run during his stint.
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Gautam Gambhir to support daughters of GB Road sex workers in New Delhi

  • Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, on Thursday, July 30, announced his plans to support the daughters of the sex workers at the Garstin Bastion Road in New Delhi.
  • The GB Road is a red-light area, running from Ajmeri Gate to Lahori Gate in the Capital city of India.
  • On Friday, July 31, the initiative, named ‘PAANKH’, where 25 minor daughters will be taken care of, will be launched.
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‘He never abused anyone’ – Yuvraj Singh shields Shubman Gill over losing his cool during the Ranji Trophy

  • Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian cricketer, has backed Shubman Gill after the latter lost his cool during a game against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. Currently, Yuvraj is in Chandigarh, where he is attending a 21-day camp, organised by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), mentoring youngsters.
  • Singh reckons that the 20-year-old Shubman is a special talent.
  • Shubman was fined for showing dissent to an umpire’s decision.
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When Wasim Jaffer gave tips to Cheteshwar Pujara on how to deal with media

  • Prominent India players usually have to deal with the media carefully amidst incessant demand for their time.
  • The craft has to be learned on the job as such attention isn’t around when players are building their careers in lesser-known tournaments.
  • Pujara was earmarked as an India prospect well before he made his Test debut against Australia in Bengaluru in October 2010, aged 22.
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