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.

Rahul Dravid and Irfan Pathan
Rahul Dravid and Irfan Pathan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

‘He took me and Dhoni out for a movie’ – Irfan Pathan reveals Rahul Dravid’s unforgettable words after 2007 WC exit

  • Irfan Pathan, the former Indian cricketer, has named Rahul Dravid as his favourite captain.
  • The southpaw also said that he will give his life for ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket.
  • Irfan made his debut under Sourav Ganguly back in 2003, but Dravid was his skipper for 11 Tests and 38 ODIs from 2004 to 2007.
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BCCI’s hopes of hosting IPL 2020 increase after government releases ‘Unlock 1.0’ guidelines

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Saturday, listed out a new set of guidelines for the ‘Unlock 1.0’.
  • The new set of guidelines pointed to the resumption of international air travel, sports events and large congregations ‘based on assessment of the situation’ in Phase 3.
  • The ease in aforementioned restrictions has given the BCCI a ray of hope to host the Indian Premier League sometime this year.
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Reports: Shardul Thakur to be questioned by MCA for training outdoors

  • The coronavirus pandemic has been really tough for the entire world. However, cricketers and other sportspersons have struggled to keep themselves fit during this time.
  • With limited resources at home and not being allowed to go outside, players haven’t found a way to keep their daily outdoor practise going on.
  •  However, as the fourth phase of lockdown was announced by the Indian government, some restrictions were let off.
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I would run to my room, lock it and then cry everytime Sourav Ganguly gets out: Nitish Rana

  • In the past few years, Nitish Rana has established himself as one of the promising talents in Indian domestic cricket.
  • The Delhi batsman has had some really good IPL seasons and the batsman is set for a great future ahead.
  • In an interview released recently, the batsman revealed his childhood idols.
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Sri Lanka Cricket to start a special training program for 13 players from 1st June

  • A small group of Sri Lankan cricketers, majority of bowlers will begin their training on Monday as the country aims to restart cricket after the coronavirus lockdown is completely lifted.
  • The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) revealed this piece of information.
  • No professional cricket has been played in Sri Lanka since the beginning of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nitish Rana recalls his time with Mumbai Indians, reveals his feeling when Sachin Tendulkar first noticed him

  • Nitish Rana is someone who has garnered a lot of fame through the Indian Premier League.
  • After a good season with Delhi in the domestic circuit, the left-handed batsman was signed up by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2016 season.
  • This was the first time the batsman got a shot at fame and he grabbed them with both hands.
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Kumar Sangakkara weighs in on the ICC’s latest guidelines as cricket aims to make a comeback in COVID-19 times

  • Kumar Sangakkara, the president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), recently opined on how important it is to create an atmosphere of safety in order for cricket to return.
  • Since March, the major cricketing nations have halted the sport, some tournaments getting cancelled midway as well.
  • Sangakkara, who’s also a former Sri Lankan cricketer, said that apart from the respective governments, it’s also a responsibility of the citizens to follow the necessary guidelines in the global pandemic situation.
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Irfan Pathan reveals how he wanted to get Mohammad Yousuf out after the latter met his father

  • On January 2006, Irfan Pathan, the former fast bowler, became the second Indian to pick up a hat-trick in Test cricket.
  • The left-armer accomplished the feat against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi.
  • The speedster got some prodigious swing with the new cherry and the hosts’ top-order had no clue about the movement.
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‘Indian media knows how to behave, Australian media is ruthless’ – Irfan Pathan talks about the ‘Monkeygate’ saga in Sydney

  • Irfan Pathan, the former all-rounder, went down the memory lane to the ‘Monkeygate’ scandal when India toured Australia in 2007-08.
  • India lost the Sydney Test 122 runs and the ugly occurring only rubbed salt to their wounds.
  • Harbhajan Singh was accused of racially abusing Andrew Symonds. The duo was engaged in a verbal altercation and things only got worse from there on.
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COVID-19 situation might force us to change India Test series schedule: CA chief

  • Cricket Australia announced the schedule for the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21.
  • Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, CA seems to be quite sure that things will be fine to host India in the summer.
  • Having announced the entire schedule for the cricketing summer, the CA chief executive Kevin Roberts clarified that the schedule can change depending on the travel restrictions imposed by different states.
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