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.

Brijesh Patel
Brijesh Patel. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

Not cost-cutting! IPL Chairman reveals the main reason behind reducing prize money

  • The Indian Premier League is one of the biggest global cricketing events to take place every year.
  • The glamour and the cash involved is also one of the major aspects of the tournament.
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Outgoing selector MSK Prasad reveals the only regret during his tenure

  • With his tenure as the chief of national selection committee finally coming to an end, MSK Prasad opened up on his journey in a recent interview.
  • His tenure would have ended last year only but he was given an extension due to various reasons.
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‘We are keeping a tab on the situation’- IPL Chairman in the wake of coronavirus threat ahead of SA series

  • The outbreak of the fast proliferating coronavirus has rung alarm bells around the world.
  • The disease which started as a flu-like-illness in the central city of Wuhan, last year, has spread to almost 80 nations with more and more cases being reported outside of China.
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Is Pakistan hiding coronavirus cases due to PSL? Pakistan Minister responds

  • Pakistan Super League 2020 season is in its full swing with all the teams fighting hard to get their hands onto the prestigious trophy.
  • Meanwhile, the Coronavirus has hit the headlines once again.
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New chief selector Sunil Joshi reveals his utmost priority upon his appointment

  • The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) finally put a full stop on all the speculations that have galore on who would replace the outgoing chairman of selectors MSK Prasad (South Zone) and Gagan Khoda (Central Zone) in the Indian selection committee when they shortlisted the names of former cricketers in Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh with the former to serve as a rightful successor to Prasad.
  • The Madan Lal-led Cricket Advisory Committee interviewed the five candidates in Venkatesh Prasad, Rajesh Chauhan, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sunil Joshi, and Harvinder Singh at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on March 04.
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What MS Dhoni did with his 2011 World Cup Final bat will make you respect him more

  • There were exuberant scenes of jubilant Indian fans lighting firecrackers into the sky after cricketing brain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit a six against Sri Lanka to help India lift the World Cup trophy after twenty-eight years. Indian fans went through raw emotions on a memorable day and the party started in the Indian dressing room.
  • The epic reaction of the then coach Gary Kirsten, his coaching staff and fans also makes for compelling viewing.
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New chief selector Sunil Joshi had once played alongside Virat Kohli in IPL

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally zeroed in on the country’s chief selector and it is former bowler all-rounder Sunil Joshi.
  • The former left-arm cricketer was not among the favourites to bag the top job but is now one of the main faces of Indian cricket.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed under the scanner for a spot in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup side, says Misbah-ul-haq

  • Misbah-ul-Haq, the head coach of Pakistan made it clear that the former captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed was being considered to be a part of ICC World T20 squad.
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed was dropped and stripped of his captaincy from the side earlier for the Tour of Australia.
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Mashrafe Mortaza steps down as Bangladesh’s ODI captain

  • Mashrafe Mortaza, the legendary Bangladesh cricketer, has stepped down as the ODI captain of the national team.
  • He is currently plying his trade in the Tigers’ home ODI series against Zimbabwe.
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PSL spectators set to undergo medical screening amidst coronavirus

  • The 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is currently underway amidst the fears of coronavirus.
  • The Sindh government has assured that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that their health experts gave a green signal for the matches at the National Stadium in Karachi.
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‘My heart rate was 190 and my temperature was 40 degrees’ – Jack Leach reveals he feared he was dying during NZ tour

  • Jack Leach, the 28-year-old off-spinner from England hogged the spotlight with his one run during the third game of the 2019 Ashes that brought the prestigious serious to a level after that game to 1-1.
  • He recently travelled to New Zealand for playing two-match Test series.
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Harmanpreet Kaur set to become the first captain to lead a side in World Cup final on birthday

  • The Indian cricket team created history on Thursday as they became the first women team from the country to qualify in the finals of the T20 World Cup.
  • The writing was always on the wall, as far as the weather is concerned.
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New Zealand Cricket keeping a tab on Coronavirus and updating all including IPL-bound players

  • The coronavirus, a deadly disease has ended the lives of 3,100 people and infected more than 90,000 people globally so far while also sabotaged the international calendar of several sporting events all across the world.
  • The dangerous disease has even put the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 under huge doubt.
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CAC asked a question on MS Dhoni’s international future during selection panel interviews

  • Former Indian cricketers-Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh- will replace chairman of selectors MSK Prasad (South Zone) and Gagan Khoda (Central Zone) to complete the five-member panel of the Indian selection committee.
  • Joshi will lead the selection committee and one of the major tasks he’ll inherit from MSK Prasad is to decide the International future of former Indian captain and champion wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni.
  • Dhoni, who will soon be turning out for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), hasn’t played an international game since the 2019 World Cup.
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