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

The news stories which hogged the limelight all day.

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IPL trophy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2019: Auction dates and venue for the upcoming season announced

  • The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is most likely to get underway from the last week of March and will continue till the third week of May, a few days prior to the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
  • However, the General Elections in the country during that time may shift the tournament to South Africa or the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2019: Australia and England players won’t be available after May 1, reports

  • According to a report based on reliable sources, the auction for the 2019 edition of the IPL will be held on December 17 and 18 in Jaipur.
  • This information was relayed to each of the franchises recently, who will now make necessary arrangements to attend the event.
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Salman Butt should be given a fair chance: PCB committee chairman Mohsin Khan

  • Former Pakistan opener and chairman of the PCB cricket committee Mohsin Khan came out in support of Pakistan opener Salman Butt.
  • Butt, the stylish left-handed opening batsman, was banned from playing any form of cricket after his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing scandal in England in 2010 along with team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.
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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur demands an apology from Mohsin Khan

  • When it comes to Pakistan cricket, they are encapsulated by one controversy or the other.
  • On this occasion, it’s the rift between Pakistan team’s head coach Mickey Arthur and the Cricket Committee comprising of Mohsin Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, and former Pakistan’s women’s team captain Urooj Mumtaz.
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Virat Kohli and Co will beat Australia at their home: Sourav Ganguly

  • India are scheduled to play a three-match T20I, three-match ODI and four-match Test series against Australia, starting November 21 at The Gabba.
  • However, the focus will be on how Virat Kohli and his men perform in the Tests for the reason that they haven’t been able to do much in their previous couple of series in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
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Sourav Ganguly picks the future player of Indian cricket

  • Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer, wants Rishabh Pant to don the gloves during India’s upcoming limited-overs matches ahead of Dinesh Karthik.
  • Team India is playing without MS Dhoni in the ongoing T20I series against the Windies and will do the same in Australia as well.
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IPL 2019: The amount Shikhar Dhawan will be earning with the Delhi Daredevils

  • India’s explosive left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will be turning out for his home side Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming edition of the IPL.
  • Dhawan was reportedly unhappy with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the franchise for which he played for six years, with whom he lifted the IPL trophy in 2016.
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Pakistan vs New Zealand: Visitors announce 15-man squad for ODI series

  • New Zealand didn’t have an auspicious time in the three-match T20I series against Pakistan by any means as they lost 3-0.
  • Kane Williamson and Co were competitive, but the home team turned out to be a tough nut to crack.
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Indian batters have forgotten to face short balls: Sunil Gavaskar

  • The Indian batsmen have fallen prey to short deliveries on a number of instances over the last few years.
  • Bowlers have figured out their weaknesses and have used the weapon effectively.
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Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium renamed after one of India’s tallest leaders

  • Lucknow is all set to host its first international match on Thursday with India and Windies locking horns in the second T20I of the three-match series.
  • Ahead of the game, the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to rename the Lucknow Stadium after Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s former Prime Minister.
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AIGF urges Prime Minister to honor Virat Kohli with Bharat Ratna

  • Indian captain and run-machine Virat Kohli has been endorsed for Bharat Ratna by the All India Game Federation (AIGF).
  • The All India Game Federation has written a letter to Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India for the same.
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Sarfraz Ahmed unfazed by talks of his removal as Pakistan captain

  • Sarfraz Ahmed is in the middle of a purple patch as far as captaining Pakistan in T20 cricket is concerned.
  • Under his leadership, the Men in Green have won 11 consecutive series in the 20-overs format.
  • (Read more about the story)

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