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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant of Delhi Daredevils IPL during a practice session. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Five standbys named for Champions Trophy 2017, thanks to MS Dhoni

  • The BCCI finally revealed 15-member squad for the Champions Trophy to be held in England next month. It was MS Dhoni who insisted for backup options in case anyone sustains an injury during the course of the tournament.
  • The announcement was made after a longstanding battle with the ICC for reinstatement of the previous revenue model.
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IPL 10: Good to have few bad days before playoffs, feels Parthiv Patel

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  • The Mumbai Indians suffered their only 3rd defeat of this IPL season this year when they lost to the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad at Hyderabad. They could only post 138 runs on the board as the SRH camp eased past the target to stay in contention for the playoffs.
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Simi Singh of Indian origin gets his maiden Ireland call-up

  • Simi Singh, who plays for Leinster Lightning, has got his first call-up to be a part of the Ireland team that will be featuring in a tri-series against Bangladesh and New Zealand in Dublin. He replaces Andy McBrine in the Irish squad following two big losses against England.
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Coaches of Rishabh Pant unhappy with his exclusion from CT 2017 squad

  • Young Indian batsman Rishabh Pant has been a revelation in Indian cricket this season. The youngster has broken multiple records at a bare age of 19. The Delhi batsman slammed a triple ton this domestic season and went on to score the fastest Ranji Trophy century as well.
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Kagiso Rabada pleased to get game insights from Rahul Dravid

  • South African speedster Kagiso Rabada has also left the Delhi Daredevils camp midway through the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League. The pace bowler had a decent debut season in the IPL where he bowled and batted well for his side.
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Yuvraj Singh should be okay for the next game, says VVS Laxman

  • In a crucial game for hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad, mentor VVS Laxman decided to make a couple of glaring changes as the team locked horns with Mumbai Indians. The in-form Kane Williamson ceded his spot to Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi.
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Sourav Ganguly feels India will continue their dominance against Pakistan in ICC events

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India finally announced their squad for the Champions Trophy yesterday after prevailing tension between BCCI and ICC.
  • The squad was loaded with experience and the proven match winners were selected ahead of the young guns who have been performing very well in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
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Dilip Vengsarkar believes poor IPL form will not hamper India’s chances in CT 2017

  • Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has recently expressed his satisfaction over the chosen Indian contingent for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Vengsarkar put an end to all questions revolving around the players selected and the ones who missed out.
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Sachin: A Billion Dreams helped the man revisit some of his best moments in life

  • Arguably the most celebrated cricketer of all time Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiographical documentary Sachin: A Billion Dreams is all set to hit the theatres on 26th May and it is expected to break many records in the box office.
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CoA to ask Supreme Court to revisit one-state one-vote plan

  • Apart from the confirmation of India’s participation in the Champions Trophy in England, another big issue was discussed in the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Special General Meeting in Delhi on May 7.
  • After considerable discussions with the State Boards, Vinod Rai – head of Supreme Court appointed CoA to oversee cricketing administrative activities in India – will ask the Supreme Court to revisit their order of one-state-one-vote policy which was recommended by Justice R M Lodha committee.
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Wasim Akram picks Imran Khan over Misbah as better captain

  • Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has joined the recent discussions about the best ever Pakistan captain.
  • In the last few days, there have been several debates and discussions over who is a better captain among Imran Khan and Misbah Ul Haq. Misbah has been the most successful Test captain for Pakistan in the history of the game.
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Eoin Morgan feels the England team is less experienced than India and Australia

  • Jonny Bairstow’s performance against Ireland has been great, but that is unlikely to warrant him a place in the playing XI for the Champions Trophy. Batting at No 5, he hit 72 from 44 balls to help his side register a 2-0 series win over Ireland at the iconic Lord’s on Sunday.
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IPL 10: So far Kohli has done next to nothing, says Ricky Ponting

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a dismal run in the Indian Premier League this season. They languish at the bottom of the points table at the moment.
  • The players and the fans are busy trying to decipher what went wrong for them this season. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has also joined the list of people trying to dissect RCB’s poor outing this season.
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IPL 10: Sam Billings will not return to IPL this season, confirms ECB

  • Hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings will not be returning back to India this week for the remainder of the IPL. Billings, who is a part of the Delhi Daredevils, has been an integral part of the Delhi camp since the last edition of the IPL. He had lit up the tournament in the previous edition with a quick fifty on debut.
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Sachin Tendulkar welcomes Indian naval frigate- INS Tarkash on river Thames

  • Former Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar welcomed the Indian Naval Frigate- INS Tarkash, as it docked on river Thames in London on Sunday.
  • Hundreds of UK-based Indians were enthralled to see their hero live. He travelled to the UK amidst the ongoing Indian Premier League where he is the mentor of the Mumbai Indians who are the most successful team in the ongoing edition of the league.
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After all the injuries, Shanel Daley is fit to return to WI squad for Women’s WC

  • With the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup approaching in June, all countries are announcing their squads. On Monday, it was the West Indies cricket board that announced the squad for the prestigious tournament. Four uncapped players have been named in the Stefanie Taylor-led 15-member squad.
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Sourav Ganguly to inaugurate his own bronze statue

  • Former Indian national team captain Sourav Ganguly had a distinguished career representing India, and now he will be a part of another memorable achievement. Ganguly, who was the captain of India for 49 Test matches and 147 ODIs, will inaugurate the 80-feet long statue.
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PCB demands justification from BCCI for not playing against Pakistan

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come up with firm questions against their Indian counterparts – the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The questions encircle around India’s refusal to play Pakistan in a bilateral series. These questions have always been around and have only resurfaced now with the Indian board confirming India’s participation in the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy.
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Anti corruption unit of BCCI restrict players from meeting outsiders in their hotel rooms

  • For the very first time in its history, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formed an anti-corruption unit which will restrict any people from meeting the cricketers directly in their hotel rooms for the two matches scheduled to be played at the Green Park in Kanpur on May 10 and 13 respectively.
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Andrew Flintoff talks about mental illness, says it is not ‘a stigma’

  • Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff’s struggle with depression is no news to fans. He has always been open to discussions on mental illness and has been vocal about his own issues. He badly struggled with depression during the 2006-2007 Ashes series.
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Suresh Raina upset on not being selected for the Champions Trophy

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the Champions Trophy 2017 and though the team was picked on expected lines, among the prominent names missing out was Suresh Raina.
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Ed Cowan believes England is ‘not a very good team’

  • Former Australian opener Ed Cowan stated that the English team is not a good enough side at the moment to overhaul the Australian team down under.
  • Cowan believes that there are only a handful of good players currently in the English ranks. The left-handed batsman scored over 1000 runs in Test matches with the highest score of 136. He has scored one century and two half-centuries in Tests.
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The greatest ever Champions Trophy XI picked by Cricket Australia

  • The 8th edition of the Champions Trophy is just 3 weeks away. England will be hosting this mega-event for a record second consecutive time. After being almost scrapped after the 2013 edition, the ICC decided to stage another edition following its huge success four years ago.
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