Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today
Updated - Sep 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today:
Karnataka in ascendancy against Bangladesh A
- Medium pacer Prasidh Krishna grabbed an impressive five-wicket haul as reigning Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka bundled out Bangladesh A for a mere 158 in the first innings and then reached 163 for 6 at stumps on Day 1 of the three-day match here on Tuesday.
- Brief scores: Bangladesh A 158 (Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury 55, Liton Das 50; Prasidh Krishna 5 for 49, Udit Patel 2 for 11) vs Karnakata 163 for 6 (Shishir Bhavane 55 not out; Shuvagata Hom 3 for 29, Saqlain Sajib 3 for 48).
Shoaib Akhtar wants to guide returning Mohammad Amir
- Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akthar on Tuesday said he was eager to take youngster Mohammad Amir under his wing and guide him back to the national team following his return to cricket after a five-year ban. Amir, 23, was suspended along with then-captain Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif for the infamous spot fixing scandal on the England tour in 2010.
‘We need to start well against South Africa’: Stuart Binny
- “We will be playing against a quality side, who are good in all formats of the game. It is going to be a great series. It is important that we start well in the series. It will be a hard-fought series,” Binny said. Asked what role Mahendra Singh Dhoni and team director Ravi Shastri wants to see him adapt to, Binny said he is the squad to contribute with both bat and bowl.
Bangladesh deny Australia spin practice in warm up game
- The Australians will not get a taste of Bangladeshi spin in their only three-day tour match from October 3. The national selectors picked a BCB XI squad of 13 devoid of any genuine spinners but included four pace bowlers for the docile Fatullah pitch.
- BCB XI squad: Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque, Mahmudul Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Naeem Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Kamrul Islam, Abu Jayed, Shafiul Islam.
Brawl in Bermuda club game leads to life ban
- An on-field brawl between two Bermuda club cricketers during the country’s Champion of Champions final on September 12 has resulted in one of them – Jason Anderson being banned for life, and the other – George O’Brien slapped with a lengthy suspension by the Bermuda Cricket Board.
‘Premature to think about international cricket’ – Amir
- Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that a return to international cricket is not his current focus and has stressed that domestic cricket will be his top priority in the months ahead. “My focus is on domestic cricket at the moment and it would be premature for me to start thinking about when or if I will play for Pakistan again, Amir told PakPassion.net.
‘Dalmiya was a Rarity Amongst Administrators’: Ian Chappel
- Recalling one of his many meetings with Jagmohan Dalmiya, former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Monday paid a rich tribute to the late BCCI president, saying he was a “rarity among administrators and that history should judge him kindly” in an interview with Cricinfo.
Shane Watson urges selectors to be patient with Test side
- Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has urged national selectors to show patience with the Steve Smith-led Test side ahead of Australia’s tour of Bangladesh for a two-Test series. Watson, who was among a number of Australian cricketers to quit Test cricket following the Ashes series defeat, believes that the new crop of players would require sufficient time to feel their way into the rigours of Test cricket.
Shoaib Akhtar Wants to Buy a PSL Team
- Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar wants to own an outfit in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a franchise-based T20 tournament scheduled to kick-start from February next year. According to media reports in Pakistan, Akhtar has already met PSL head Najam Sethi and discussed the possibilities.
East Zone to propose Amitabh Choudhary as next BCCI president: Reports
- The sudden demise of veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has turned the BCCI into a divided house with the East Zone units deciding to prop up their own candidate, giving a new twist to the intense succession battle. The East Zone units, in all likelihood, are going to field joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary of Jharkhand as their candidate for the post of BCCI president.
Intikhab Alam Returns as Pakistan Team Manager
- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced the return of 73-year-old Intikhab Alam as the manager of the national cricket team. This will be Alam’s fourth managerial stint with the Pakistan team. Previously, he accompanied the 1992 World Cup-winning team as manager-coach, later was made coach in 2000 for a brief period and then had a surprise return in 2008.
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