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)

ICC may consider MS Dhoni to continue play with ‘Balidaan Badge’ if BCCI can convince it

  • The controversy over Mahendra Singh Dhoni using a pair of special gloves in India’s opening clash in the ICC World Cup against South Africa refuses to die down.
  • After the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was seen donning them in Southampton on Wednesday, the cricketing world has remained divided in reaction.
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World Cup 2019: Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry slams MS Dhoni for Balidaan Badge on gloves

  • During India’s World Cup opener against South Africa, MS Dhoni had made the headlines for non-cricketing reasons.
  • Although he had affected a fine stumping and played a fine cameo with the bat, it was his wicketkeeping gloves that stole all the limelight.
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India to play five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in New Zealand in 2020

  • A controversy already made the headlines recently over Australia’s three-match ODI series in India in January 2020.
  • It was quite an episode for the Kangaroos hardly play outside their own country in their summer.
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World Cup 2019: Mike Hussey not to share CSK mate MS Dhoni’s secrets with Australia

  • Last two times they met in the World Cup, it was in the knock-outs. While India took away Australia’s crown in the quarter-final of 2011 World Cup, the Kangaroos reciprocated in the semi-final of the 2015 edition.
  • The powerhouses now prepare for yet another showdown in the World Cup and it is at the Oval on Sunday.
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World Cup 2019: Adam Zampa reprimanded for breaching The ICC Code of Conduct

  • Australian bowler Adam Zampa has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during Match 10 at The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and West Indies.
  • Zampa was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using audible obscenities in an international match.
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World Cup 2019: Shoaib Akhtar rubbishes conspiracies surrounding India’s influence on pitches

  • India started the 2019 World Cup on a winning note courtesy of a six-wicket victory over South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal’s four-wicket haul and Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 122 made sure that the Men in Blue chase down 228 runs with 15 deliveries to spare.
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Reports: PCB turns down Sarfaraz Ahmed’s request to celebrate India’s wickets differently in World Cup 2019

  • The relation between India and Pakistan were tensed after the Pulwama attack in February after which the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted airstrikes in Balakot in retaliation to the attack.
  • Even the cricketers were buoyed by the response and while the nation was supporting the Army during this period, Team India also showed their respect by sporting Army caps during an ODI against Australia in Ranchi in March.
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Australia to tour New Zealand for three T20Is in March 2020

  • New Zealand and Australia are set to reignite their Trans-Tasman rivalry in the upcoming 2019/20 season with the Black Caps announcing that a further three T20 matches between the two sides will take place in late March next year.
  • New Zealand, on Friday, announced their schedule for the forthcoming season.
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BCCI asks ICC to let MS Dhoni wear Army ‘Sacrifice’ badge

  • Ever since India have started their World Cup campaign with a clinical win over South Africa, MS Dhoni’s wicket-keeping gloves are hogging the limelight.
  • The veteran was spotted sporting a regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his gloves.
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Indian captain Virat Kohli fined Rs 500 for washing cars with drinking water

  • Virat Kohli is currently plying his trade in the 2019 edition of the World Cup in England and Wales.
  • After leading the Men in Blue to victory in their first match against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, Kohli would be high in confidence.
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Knee Injury ends Mohammad Shahzad’s 2019 World Cup journey

  • Afghanistan’s campaign in the 2019 World Cup has been dealt with a body blow as Mohammad Shahzad has been ruled out of the mega event due to a knee injury.
  • Prior to the start of the main round, the Afghans played a couple of practice matches.
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