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

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

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Shane Warne urges ICC to do away with fielding restrictions in limited overs cricket

  • Shane Warne wants the fielding restrictions removed from the game in a bid to equalize the battle between the ball and the ball.
  • He also rated Team India captain Virat Kohli as the greatest batsman of the modern day cricket.
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Australia in India 2017

  • Team India bundled out for a paltry 105 after Steve O’Keefe bagged 6/35 for the visitors.
  • Earlier, the Australian team was bowled out for 260 in their first innings. Batting in the second innings, Steve Smith’s half century has guided Australia to a lead in excess of 300.
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Dean Jones willing to travel to Lahore for PSL finals

  • Former Aussie batsman and the current head coach of Islamabad United Dean Jones has conceded that he will travel to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore if his side makes it to the finals.
  • Lahore Qalandars are currently placed third in the points table.
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Shoaib Akhtar unhappy with Pakistan ACU

  • Arguably the fastest bowler of all time, Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board PCB) anti-corruption unit.
  • He called it as a unit made up of mere incapable people.
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Samuels considering Kolpak deal

  • West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels who was ousted from the West Indies limited overs team for the series against England in March is now considering to sign a Kolpak deal with Derbyshire.
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MS Dhoni takes charge of Jharkhand team

  • MS Dhoni might have stepped down from captaining the Indian limited-overs and will not captain his IPL team for the first time but that does not keep him away from the duty that suits him the most.
  • Dhoni recently took charge of Jharkhand side as the team had their first practice session at Eden Garden.
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COA urges state associations to send compliance report with March 1st deadline

  • The Committee of Administrators (COA), appointed by the Supreme Court following the dissolution of Anurag Thakur-led BCCI working committee, has directed the state associations to send their compliance reports and has set the deadline of March 1 for the same.
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Gunaratne’s coach impressed with his performance

  • Aubrey Kuruppu, Sri Lankan batsman Asela Gunaratne’s school cricket coach, praised his student for the good show against Australia recently.
  • He originally perceived that Gunaratne was suited for a defensive game.
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KSCA to invite 5000 army personnel for Australia Test

  • The 4 match Test series between India and Australia have already begun with the 2nd Test scheduled to be played at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium will see the KSCA invite 5000 army personnel for the match.
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Scott Kuggeleijn declared not guilty in rape trial

  • New Zealand’s domestic all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn can breathe a sigh of relief as he has been found not guilty of rape by the local court.
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South Africa named Test squad for New Zealand tour

  • South African selectors named the team for the three-match Test series against the Kiwis in New Zealand.
  • Pacer Morne Morkel has returned to the side and Heinrich Klaasen has been named in the squad for the first time.
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Another arrest made in connection with PSL match fixing

  • A British man has been arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the Sheffield area in connection to spot-fixing in the ongoing PSL.
  • Earlier, player Nasir Jamshed was arrested for his suspect links to bookie and was subsequently banned by the PCB.
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Manish Pandey worried over absence of Andre Russell

  • Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders will be pleased to rope in England all-rounder Chris Woakes and New Zealand pacer Trent Boult.
  • However, they have been dented with the absence of Andre Russell. Star player Manish Pandey recently called the absence of the Caribbean star as a ‘worrying factor’.
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Anil Kumble backs Indian team despite poor show

  • Indian head coach Anil Kumble came to his team’s rescue after the hosts were bowled out for 105 by the Australian side during the first Test against Pune.
  • Kumble reckons that the team is still competent enough to make a comeback in the game.
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Steve O’Keefe pleased with performance

  • Steve O’Keefe bagged 6 for 35 to break the back of the team India that bundled out for 105 in the first innings against Australia.
  • Reflecting back at the same, the spinner said that the moment has not sunk in yet for him.
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