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)

MS Dhoni welcomed with ‘boom, boom Afridi’ chant in Kashmir

  • Far away from the hustle and bustle on international cricket, veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni is currently in Kashmir serving the Indian army.
  • The former India skipper, who is Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, is currently on duty with the 106 TA Batallion (Para) of the Indian Army in Kashmir.
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Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals vs Montreal Tigers game delayed due to payment issues

  • In an unprecedented scene on Wednesday, a player protest at the Global T20 Canada delayed a second-round match between Toronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers by two hours.
  • Players and other members from both the sides refused to board the bus at the scheduled departure to express their displeasure.
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ICC wants to slash BCCI’s revenue by 10% to recover tax burden of 2016 World T20

  • The tussle between the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continues over tax exemption in the ICC events.
  • The world governing body has threatened to deduct a part of the Indian cricket board’s revenue share.
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Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: ICC announces the schedule for the tournament

  • Defending champions Bangladesh will play Papua New Guinea while previous runners-up Ireland will take on Namibia on the opening day of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in Scotland from 31 August to 7 September.
  • The league-cum-knockout tournament, which decides the two qualifiers for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, will also see Scotland take on the USA and Thailand fight it out with the Netherlands, as all eight teams play on the opening day at the two venues – the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club.
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‘Disappointed and hurt’ – Mickey Arthur responds after getting sacked as the Pakistan coach

  • Back in May 2016, Mickey Arthur was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan national team following its disappointing campaign in the 2016 World T20.
  • Though the Men in Green achieved the number-one ranking in the T20I format under his tutelage, performances in Test and ODI cricket remained inconsistent.
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Yuvraj Singh and Ambati Rayudu likely to be a part of T10 league

  • After retiring from international cricket back in May, Yuvraj Singh is currently playing for the Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada 2019.
  • Though he has been facing issues with his back, he has wielded magic with the bat, scoring quite a few runs and rolling back the years.
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Zimbabwe set to play T20I tri-nation series in Bangladesh

  • Zimbabwe Cricket hasn’t had the best of times by any means of late. The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended them last month, withdrawing all the funding and support.
  • After the development, a number of cricketers, including Peter Moor and Sikandar Raza announced their retirement from cricket at the highest level, disappointed.
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Cricket Australia takes step to include transgender cricketers in their ranks

  • On Thursday, August 8, Cricket Australia (CA) took a massive decision to include transgender players in their setup.
  • The guidelines for the same have now been unveiled and they can now take part in the game at the highest level.
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PCB announces Pakistan central contract for 2019-20 season

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put forth the list of central contracts for the 2019-20 season.
  • The same will run from August 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, during which the men’s cricket team is scheduled to take part in six World Test Championship matches, three ODIs and nine T20Is.
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IPL: Mike Hesson parts ways with Kings XI Punjab

  • The next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still a fair way away but the teams are busy trading the players and making structural changes.
  • In the latest turn of events, Mike Hesson has decided to part ways with the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) after working with the team as the head coach for the 2019 season.
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