Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

JP Duminy
JP Duminy. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

South Africa’s JP Duminy retires from domestic cricket

  • South African cricketer JP Duminy has decided to retire from domestic cricket.
  • Duminy represented the Cobras in South Africa’s domestic cricket and the news was confirmed by the team coach, Ashwell Prince on Friday.
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There might be structural change for the RCB next year, says coach Gary Kirsten

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who is out of the competition of this year’s IPL, will play their final league stage game on Saturday against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • The Bengaluru team, who started the season with six straight losses, were the first to get knocked out of the tournament.
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Dinesh Karthik asked the team to be on their toes, reveals Sandeep Warrier

  • With only two games left to redeem themselves, the Kolkata Knight Riders faced the Kings XI Punjab at the PCA stadium in Mohali, on Friday.
  • It was not all a walk in the park for the visiting team who had lost four of their last five matches.
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Shahid Afridi shares an embarrassing incident with a girl in his autobiography

  • Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistani captain’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ has hit the stands in both Pakistan and India and has been making quite some noise about his revelations, about his relationship with a player from across the border and also presents a glimpse into his private life as well.
  • His allegations against some former cricketers, some with whom he shared dressing room for Pakistan and some against whom he played, has made the book a good read, based on reviews.
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IPL 2019: Yuvraj Singh doesn’t prefer playing Jasprit Bumrah in the nets

  • At the present point in time, Jasprit Bumrah is a lethal prospect to deal with for most of the batsmen around the globe.
  • The Ahmedabad-born speedster never drops in intensity and keeps bowling with sheer, pace and ferocity throughout.
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Arjun Tendulkar bought for 5 lakhs in the T20 Mumbai League auction

  • The second edition of the T20 Mumbai League kicks off on May 14 and the auction for the same is currently underway in the city. The event will be held from 14-26 May at the Wankhede Stadium.
  • In the auction so far, Arjun Tendulkar, son of the greatest Indian cricketer of all-time Sachin Tendulkar has got the highest bid so far.
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England vs Pakistan: Philip Salt replaces injured Dawid Malan in the hosts’ T20I squad

  • England huffed and puffed to the chase in the one-off ODI against Ireland in Dublin but their batting depth helped them again.
  • The Eoin Morgan-led side now travel back home to host Pakistan for a one-off T20I and the five-match ODI series.
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Hardik Pandya pays half the fine imposed on him after ‘Koffee with Karan’ controversy

  • The year 2018 didn’t start on a happy note for Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya, who got himself tangled in a controversy following the TV show ‘Koffee with Karan’.
  • The 25-year-old’s comments didn’t go down well with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he was provisionally suspended.
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World Cup 2019: Not getting a India call hasn’t frustrated Sanju Samson; he is working hard to earn the spot

  • He has always been seen as a prospect bright enough to play for India.
  • He even made his international debut at the age of 20 when he appeared in a T20I against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2015.
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England cricketers Joe Clarke and Tom Kohler-Cadmore in trouble after WhatsApp revelations

  • Back in January 2019, Joe Clarke and Tom Kohler Cadmore were left out of the England Lions squad for the tour of India.
  • The decision was made after revelations about their off-field behaviour in the course of the rape trial of Alex Hepburn came to the fore.
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Kris Srikkanth thinks MS Dhoni is the perfect batsman to take up the no.4 spot in World Cup 2019

  • The Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 was announced on 15th April and since then cricket experts and former players have analyzed the 15-member squad to death figuring out what will be the best playing XI and batting combination.
  • This World Cup will also probably the last one for Indian batsman-keeper MS Dhoni.
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Former AP cricketer Budamuru Nagaraju jailed for impersonating MSK Prasad

  • Former AP Ranji cricketer, Budamuru Nagaraju, was jailed on Friday for his involvement in a fraud case.
  • In a bizarre incident, he tried impersonating Chairman of selectors of the Indian national cricket team, MSK Prasad.
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