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.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Gautam Gambhir says ‘Death to Rapists’, calls for reformation of the judicial system

  • On December 6, the country woke up to the news of all the four accused of the brutal rape and murder of Disha being killed by the police after being allegedly attacking the police and trying to escape.
  • All the four accused were in the age group of 20-24 and were lorry drivers, who were nabbed relatively soon after committing the heinous crime.
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Virat Kohli is not worried about Team India’s low rank in T20Is

  • Virat Kohli, the current Indian skipper has come out saying that Team India’s low ranking in T20Is is not a matter of concern because according to him, they are yet to field their strongest team in the shorter format.
  • Kohli also revealed that his side is just preparing on how to defend low totals in T20Is ahead of the marquee event that is scheduled to be played next year in Australia.
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Naseem Shah included in the 15-man squad for Pakistan ahead of the U19 World Cup

  • It was in Australia that the young pace sensation Naseem Shah made his first appearance for Pakistan last month.
  • Though he couldn’t showcase the performance that he did in the practice matches before the Test series, he was seen as a promising prospect for the years to come.
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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Maharashtra announce their squad for the upcoming season

  • After the razmataz of slam-bang domestic tournaments, it is now time for First-Class cricket to take precedence as the premier domestic tournament Ranji Trophy takes centerstage from December 09.
  • And, with the two-month-long tournament scheduled to start from 9th December, the state associations have started announcing their respective squads.
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Former Mumbai cricketer Robin Morris arrested for alleged kidnapping

  • Former Mumbai First-Class cricketer Robin Morris has found himself in cold waters again.
  • The former cricketer, who was once a part of the now-defunct Indian Cricket League, has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons rather than his cricketing exploits.
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Cricket South Africa suspends chief executive Thabang Moroe

  • On Friday, the title sponsor of South Africa’s national men’s team announced the end of its association with Cricket South Africa (CSA) at a time when the organisation is going through a serious crisis.
  • Standard Bank, a long-time sponsor, made it clear that the decision was linked to the recent controversies in the CSA and would not renew its agreement once the season ends in April next year.
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Sourav Ganguly rubbishes speculations of having a fall out with Ravi Shastri

  • Ever since former India captain Sourav Ganguly has taken over as the BCCI president, speculations have been doing the rounds that a cold war is brewing between him and head coach Ravi Shastri.
  • The two are not known to share a rapport and it got exposed when Shastri lost the race to become the coach a few years ago.
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‘Fawad Amla or Fawad Alam?’ – Rashid Latif compares the Pakistan batsman to Hashim Amla

  • Fawad Alam is currently one of the best batsmen in Pakistan domestic cricket but has been a victim of constant ignorance from the national selectors despite making a mountain of runs virtually every season.
  • The 34-year-old last played for Pakistan in 2015 in an ODI against Bangladesh but has not played a Test since 2009, something which can be termed as an injustice by many.
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Sharjeel Khan to lecture Pakistan players on Anti-Corruption code as a part of his rehab

  • Sharjeel Khan- the tearaway southpaw- is all set to make his comeback to active cricket after half of his five-year ban was suspended by the anti-corruption tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
  • The Anti-Tribunal unit who had, in the past, found the left-hander guilty of breaching five clauses of the PCB’s anti-corruption code had backdated half of his suspension earlier this year.
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Kieron Pollard is the right player to lead West Indies : Brian Lara

  • Brian Lara, the former iconic batsman from West Indies wants that the Kieron Pollard led side should target on becoming an improved side at the end of the limited over series against India.
  • The Caribbean side will begin their tour to India with a three-match T20I series followed by an ODI series.
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‘I would let Rishabh Pant go through it’ – Sourav Ganguly on crowd chanting MS Dhoni’s name

  • The India-West Indies T20I series is about to begin in Hyderabad from December 06 and one the biggest talking leading into the rubber has been Rishabh Pant.
  • The swashbuckling left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman has been under intense scrutiny over the last 5-6 months thanks to his lean run both in front and behind the stumps.
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Australia vs New Zealand: Ricky Ponting considers Neil Wagner as the biggest threat to Australian batsmen

  • After having shellacked the Pakistanis to all corners of the Gabba and the Adelaide Oval, the Australians will now lock horns with their Trans-Tasman rivals in what should be a highly-competitive three-match Test series.
  •  The first Test will be a day-night affair at the Optus Stadium in Perth.
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No player should be in a position to dictate his selection without playing adequate domestic cricket: Mohinder Amarnath

  • Mohinder Amarnath, the former Indian cricketer has given out his opinion that the players should not get to pick the matches in which they want to play in international cricket despite not playing domestic cricket for a long time.
  • He didn’t take the name of any particular cricketer but his timing of raising this issue points towards MS Dhoni, who hasn’t played a single match after the 2019 World Cup semi-final.
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Mohammad Azharuddin to be honored with a stand in Hyderabad Stadium ahead of 1st IND-WI T20I

  • The first T20I between India and the West Indies will be played today, December 6 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • There will be two more matches played in the series, which will be followed by three ODI matches as well.
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: PCB announces PKR 50 ticket price for the Test series

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has left no stone unturned to attract the crowd for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
  • It will also mark the return of Test cricket in the country after a long span of a decade.
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