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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

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Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan celebrates winning the 3rd and final ODI. (Photo by
RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

MCC confirms amendment of cricket laws post October 1

  • The MCC has confirmed the introduction of new laws which will give the umpires a lot of power including the imposition of penalty runs and asking a player to leave the field. The laws will be in effect from October 1 this year.
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No additional pressure because of my price tag: Ben Stokes

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  • Ben Stokes created history when he became the highest paid overseas ever in the history of the IPL when he was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL auctions earlier this year.
  • The English all-rounder believes that he doesn’t feel that he is under pressure of the price tag he carries with himself and the pressure would have been there anyway.
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Pandya brothers buy new house in Mumbai

  • The boys from Baroda recently bought a new house in one of the posh areas of Mumbai. Their house is located in Versowa, a locality in Andheri.
  • This is their first house in the capital city of the state of Maharashtra. The reports in the Asian Age suggested that their father is very pleased with the new house.
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The age-old connection of Nitish Rana and Gautam Gambhir

  • It was a sight of rather mixed emotions for Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir when Nitish Rana took the game away from his side. The Mumbai Indians batsman scored a well timed fifty to help his side chase down 179 during Mumbai’s first home game this season. The connection that Gambhir shares with Rana is quite old.
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Isa Guha becomes first woman cricketer on PCA board

  • Former English women’s cricketer Isa Guha made history by becoming the first woman to be on the PCA board. PCA or Professional Cricketers’ Association is the representative body of the past and the current First Class cricketers in England and Wales.
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Harbhajan Singh named Ambassador for Champions Trophy along with 7 other former cricketers

  • With 50 days to go for the ICC Champions Trophy to commence in England and Wales, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has named 8 former cricketers as the Champion ambassadors of the tournament. The list contains some high profile names with India’s Harbhajan Singh being the representative from India.
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IPL 10: Rajat Bhatia laments over bad day for RPS against Daredevils

  • Rising Pune Supergiant surrendered meekly against the Delhi Daredevils in their second home game this season. Their all-rounder Rajat Bhatia lamented about the overall dismal show in the post-match press conference. Bhatia reflected back at the game and admitted that they were thoroughly beaten in all departments by the opposition.
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Tom Moody hails Rashid Khan after his historic IPL debut

  • Moody said that he wasn’t surprised with Rashid’s performance. “I’m not surprised, that’s why we were keen to get him in the auction. I’ve watched him bowl over the past 12 months and been very impressed with what he’s capable of doing.”
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Kagiso Rabada optimistic about South Africa’s chances in the Champions Trophy

  • South Africa have always faltered in ICC events but the experience of playing in England will surely keep the fast bowler in good stead.  “We obviously need to give our best to have a shot at winning it. If we lose, so be it, but we are not thinking about losing,” Rabada said.
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This is a tournament in which lots of runs have been scored in the last few overs: Parthiv Patel

  • Indian opener Rohit Sharma decided to change his batting position in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League and teammate Parthiv Patel feels that this move by the skipper is providing stability to the Ambani-owned franchise. In the first two games of this season by the two-time champions, Rohit came out to bat at No. 4 while the innings was opened by Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel.
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Sanju Samson rates maiden IPL 100 as one of his best in his life

  • Delhi Daredevils’ batsman Sanju Samson rated his maiden IPL century as one of the best knocks in his life. Samson, who powered the Daredevils to 205, was awarded the Man of the Match for his blistering knock of 102.
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Trailer of Sachin: A Billion Dreams to be launched on April 13

  • 2016 was the year of sports biopics in Bollywood. From MS Dhoni, to Azhar and Dangal, the sports lovers enjoyed every bit of it. But the cricket lovers kept asking one question – when would Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic finally hit the theaters?
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Mustafizur “The Fizz” Rahman claims IPL will be easier for him this time around

  • It is never easy for a young man from a small town in Khulna division coming to terms with the glitz and glamor of a high-profile league, let alone making a name for himself.
  • However, Mustafizur Rahman, in spite of his language barrier and lack of exposure, against all odds, gained his nickname “the Fizz” during the course of the tournament as he proved to be a revelation in the league.
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Kevin Pietersen recalls an e-mail from Rahul Dravid that resurrected his techniques

  • The tenth edition of the 8-teams league has so far witnessed some brilliant knocks on the field, and off the field as well. Rahul Dravid has become one of the most widely loved mentors by young cricketers, with most youngsters crediting their success to the former India captain.
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RCB missing the inspirational leadership qualities of Kohli: Sourav Ganguly

  • Former legendary captain Sourav Ganguly has cited the absence of Virat Kohli as the reason behind Royal Challengers Bangalore’s indifferent performance in the tournament so far.
  • Ganguly said that RCB is missing the inspirational leadership qualities of Virat Kohli who led India to 9 consecutive series wins in the recent past.
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Caribbean Premier League to return to the USA in 2017

  • The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) can confirm that the biggest party in the sport will return to the USA after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the staging of Twenty 20 fixtures in 2017.
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Brett Lee supremely pleased with Indian pace brigade

  • Australian speedster Brett Lee looks mighty pleased with the way Indian pace bowlers have shaped up in the recent past. He believes that the pacers have a huge role to play for any team do succeed in any form of the game. In a recent interaction with PTI at Mumbai, the former Australian cricketer spoke at length about the prospects for the Indian pace brigade.
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Not sure if MS Dhoni is a good T20 cricketer: Sourav Ganguly

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most celebrated cricketers from India. He has achieved almost everything a cricketer can only dream of. But that doesn’t stop him from playing cricket, even though he is 35 years of age, but still is one of the fittest athletes going around in international cricket.
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Will not be easy for Rashid Khan if he plays Test, feels Muralitharan

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad has been the team to beat in the Indian Premier League since the last edition. They are known to unearth some unknown or little-known talents. Last year they had Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizur Rahman as their premier bowler. He was a revelation for them in IPL 2016.
  • This year, they have roped in the services Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan. He has responded well by becoming the first player to get the Purple Cap this year.
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Harbhajan Singh asserts Indians have the credentials to defend ICC Champions Trophy

  • The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh in an interview suggested that the Indian Cricket team have what it takes to defend the Champions Trophy title which is scheduled to start from 2nd June in England.
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IPL 10: When David Warner defied the basic rule of cricket

  • In a bizarre and rare incident, the Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner was seen disrupting a basic rule of the game of cricket. Well, he obviously did not do it on purpose.
  • It was rather the umpires who were at fault when their ignorance saw Warner take the strike in an over during a game despite not having taken a single or a three on the last ball of the previous over.
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Yuvraj Singh says Zaheer Khan is the laziest on field

  • Chat shows are where celebrities often reveal their jovial sides and inside stories. And that’s what happened when Yuvraj Singh recently appeared in a show hosted by Gaurav Kapur. The man, fondly remembered for his six sixes, opened up about former teammates.
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Sanjay Manjrekar keeps a safe distance from Kieron Pollard

  • All has not been well between the Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard and the commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. During the previous match of the Mumbai Indians, Manjrekar had opined that a batsman like Kieron Pollard must bat at number 6 or 7.
  • He had remarked that he does not think Pollard has it in him to do well batting high up the order. Things did not seem too different back then.
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West Indies, Pakistan fail to directly qualify for ICC World Cup 2019

  • It comes as very disheartening news for the fans of the Pakistan and the West Indies teams that both the sides have failed to directly qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • Pakistan needed a clinical 3-0 win over the West Indies in the recently concluded ODI series to directly qualify for the mega event. However, they had lost the first ODI of the series and then managed to win the next two fixtures.
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