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

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

Here are the top headlines of the day.

Mashrafe Mortaza News
Mashrafe Mortaza has been admitted to Hospital. (Photo Source: bdcrictime)

Chris Lynn hoping to come out stronger in BBL 2017-18 after shoulder reconstruction

  • The hard-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn has been one of the top attractions of the shortest format of the game. He is known for his six hitting abilities.
  • As much as he is renowned for clearing the ropes, he is known for falling prey to the injuries as well. In the last couple of years, he has seen several injuries plaguing his potentially bright cricket career.
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David Murphy to retire from cricket at end of the season

  • Former Scotland International and the Northamptonshire player David Murphy has decided to bring an end to his 8-year professional cricket career in order to pursue a career outside of the game.
  • The 28-year-old has announced that the 2017 season in which he is representing his county side Northamptonshire will be the last of his cricketing career.
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Thought it was the right time to enforce follow-on: Ravichandran Ashwin

  • Ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was at his very best yet again in the second Test against Sri Lanka recently. Ashwin bagged 5/69 in the first innings of the match to bundle out Sri Lanka for a paltry 183.
  • Despite their resistance, the game is still pretty much in India’s and as Sri Lanka still trail by 230 runs. After the end of day’s play, Ravichandran Ashwin reflected back at the proceedings of the day.
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HC recommends petitioner to approach Lodha Committee over Kochi Tuskers’ inclusion

  • The board is due to pay around Rs. 1200 crores to settle their account with the terminated IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala, as per the judgment made by Justice RM Lodha, a former Chief Justice of India.
  • Subsequently, a petition was filed against the BCCI stating that the dismissal of the franchise was injustice and huge revenue losses have been incurred by the government in form of taxes.
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ICC WWC 2017 Final becomes most watched women’s sporting event in India

  • Women’s cricket has seen a sudden meteoric rise in India. After a very successful outing for India Women in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, the good wishes for the team has continuously been flowing in.
  • As per the reports in, the final match of the tournament – played between the hosts England Women and India Women – garnered a record viewership in India.
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Mashrafe Mortaza taken to hospital after coughing up blood

  • Team Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza was recently taken to the hospital on Saturday morning. Mortaza, who has had a great time on the field in the recent times, apparently had coughed up blood in the morning.
  • This created a minor scare at the hospital, it was known that the blood was coming out with his cough. The fans and his relatives had started getting worried. But the official doctor of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Mr. Debashish Chowdhhury, informed the media that there was nothing to worry.nor scare for him and his relatives.
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Shakib Al Hasan hopes to achieve much more in his career

  • The Bangladesh team is blessed to have an all-rounder of Shakib Al Hasan’s calibre. The 30-year old is currently the number one ranked all-rounder in the ICC rankings across the three formats of the game.
  • He is without a doubt the biggest name to have emerged from Bangladesh cricket circles. The left arm-spinner already has a number of records and achievements to his name.
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Rumman Raees gets offer to play for Durham in County Cricket

  • Young Pakistani pace bowler Rumman Raees is keen on showing his skills in the English County cricket. The English domestic season always invites and offers players from other countries to be a part of their home season.
  • These players, signed as overseas members, often benefit a great deal from their stint in the County Championship. Raees is soon planning to be a part of the same.
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Karnataka Premier League 2017 auctions to be held on August 6

  • The 2017 edition of the Karnataka Premier League promises to be a bigger and better affair than the previous editions. The auctions for the 6th edition of the popular domestic T20 league is set to get underway on August 6.
  • As per the reports in, the Karnataka Premier League auctions 2017 will see as many as 215 players go under the hammer. The auctions will take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium at 11 am.
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We were more positive after lunch: Niroshan Dickwella

  • Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella was very impressed with the way the Sri Lankan batters executed their plans on the third day of the second Test against India. Team India had mustered a huge total on the board with 622 runs to their credit.
  • In response, the hosts crashed to 183 in the first innings. After being asked to follow on, the Sri Lankan batsmen showed more application to give some resistance against the dominating Indian bowlers.
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Saurashtra Cricket Association yet to decide on Robin Uthappa’s fate

  • The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has received a transfer application from Robin Uthappa. However, the association is yet to take the call on whether his application will be accepted or not.
  • Uthappa, earlier in June ended his 15-year long stint with Karnataka after he asked for an NOC from the state board. The right-hander took his decision to move after getting sporadic chances in the playing XI last season.
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Graeme Smith raises questions over Vernon Philander’s fitness

  • Ex -South African captain Graeme Smith has now raised questions over the fitness of Vernon Philander, stating that the fast bowler has been struggling to be on the field and it is frustrating to see a senior player struggling with fitness.
  • During the 3rd Test at Oval, Philander had to leave the pitch mid-way due to a stomach problem. Although, pushing aside the pain he did come out to bat and tried saving South Africa from a defeat.
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English team keeping a close eye on Haseeb Hameed, claims Paul Farbrace

  • Lancashire and England batsman Haseeb Hameed, who impressed one and all with his performance against India on his debut series before injuring his hand, is under the radar of the English Cricket team yet again, according to assistant coach Paul Farbrace.
  • After recovering from his injury, Hameed had a forgetful First-Class season as he did not even manage to score even a single half century.
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Martin Guptill hopes that Rashid Khan can help Guyana lift their maiden CPL title

  • Afghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan, ahead of the Guyana Warriors’ match against the Patriots, is the talk of the tournament.
  • His arrival has led Martin Guptill to believe that the Warriors will reach the CPL final for the fourth time, and hopefully win it as well. Such is the faith the senior players have on Rashid.
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Umpire Rod Tucker troubled by a drunk fan at the SSC

  • The umpire struggled to control a drunk fan who was shouting at the top of his boys in order to give some tips to Kusal Mendis during the Sri Lankan inning. He asked Mendis to get into a defensive mode and save his wicket for the next day.
  • “Play defensive, Mendis, don’t lose your mind, keep focus and save your wicket for tomorrow. Yes! You can do it,” shouted the spectator. And whenever Mendis played a defensive shot, he shouted, “Yeah, play like that.”
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Somerset v Gloucestershire, T20 Blast game delayed as the visitors arrive late at the venue

  • Cricket matches are usually delayed due to overnight rain or rain just before the start time, fog and many other weather related issues but the start of the NatWest T20 Blast game between Gloucestershire and Somerset was delayed as the players couldn’t reach the venue on time.
  • he game was scheduled to start on 6:30 PM local time but the visiting team’s bus just managed to reach the venue around the scheduled time. Somerset, who left their home town Taunton around 2 PM local time, with over 4 hours for the game to start and were expected to reach the venue in 45 minutes which is the usual travel time on the M5 motorway.
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Robin Uthappa all set to play for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy this season

  • Karnataka born batsman Robin Uthappa is all set to call it quits with the state’s Ranji team this season and is currently in talks with Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) to be a part of their team in the upcoming season.
  • The 31-year-old stepped down as a Karnataka player after the team dropped him for a significant number of matches in their last Ranji campaign.
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Australia tour of Bangladesh, full schedule revealed

  • Following the culmination of the pay dispute between the Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricket Association (ACA), the Australian cricket team is set to tour Bangladesh for a bilateral series after six years.
  • Australia is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on August 18 and they have already named a 14-member squad.
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Chris Woakes recovers from injury, set to make a comeback

  • The England team has much to rejoice about, with Chris Woakes set to make a comeback in the upcoming Specsavers County Championship match.
  • The all-rounder had been previously injured in the opening match against Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy. Woakes had suffered from a side strain in the championship in the month of June and as a result had been out of action ever since.
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Akshay Kumar, a craze among the Indian women’s team players

  • Indian Women’s team cricketer Punam Raut has revealed that she is a huge fan of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Raut, who played a stellar inning of 86 runs in the ICC Women’s World Cup final expressed her disappointment over the fact that the team could not pick up the victory in the grand finale.
  • “Many of us girls are fans of Akshay and it was great to meet him when he came to Lord’s, But unfortunately we could not show our excitement as we were very sad after the loss,” said Punam Raut.
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BCCI seeks clearance from the government for hosting U19 Asia Cup

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is trying to seek clearance from the Indian government to host the Under-19 Youth Asia Cup.
  • The tournament for the young guns is to be played in November, and as per reports, the Indian board is awaiting a confirmation from the Home Ministry to which it had written a couple of days ago.
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India-South Africa Freedom Series in Jan would continue to be a 4-match affair

  • After initial developments about India-South Africa Freedom Series starting January 2018, being a curtailed affair to accommodate a tri-series at home, Cricket South Africa (CSA) can now take a sigh of relief to see the Indian side take part a full fledged tour of 4-match Test series.
  • India threatened to curtail the tour, much to the concern of the South African board. But those speculations have been unfounded after the announcement from a BCCI office bearer.
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Mitchell Swepson, Jackson Bird included in Australia’s tour of Bangladesh

  • Swepson is a complete fresher in the circuit without a single cap under his belt. The youngster got a shock call up when Australia toured India earlier this year but did not get the opportunity to prove himself.
  • However, there is disappointing news in the Australian camp as James Pattinson has been ruled out of the series owing to an inflammation in his back
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Ryan Maron roped in as assistant coach by Cricket West Indies

  • The West Indies national team has got a new assistant coach after former Western Province player Ryan Maron was roped in by the Cricket West Indies for the job.
  • The 42-year-old has been brought in as a replacement for Andre Coley and he will now have to combine with Roddy Estwick and Toby Radford under head coach Stuart Law.
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Mitchell Swepson replaces Mitchell Starc for Bangladesh tour

  • Aussie leg spinner Mitchell Swepson has replaced fiery speedster Mitchell Starc for the country’s upcoming Bangladesh tour. It is a dream opportunity for the youngster, who is yet to get a Test cap under his belt.
  • Simpson’s inclusion means Australia now has three full-time spinners in the squad in the name of Mitchell Simpson, Nathan Lyon, and Ashton Agar.
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