Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today
Updated - Sep 24, 2015 5:45 pm
Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today:
Kumar Sangakkara scores yet another century in County:
- Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka veteran batsman scored his 5th century for Surrey in the Championship season, 2015. He scored 101 in just 140 balls against Northamptonshire at Kia Oval on 2nd day of match after first day was completely washed out.
Pat Cummins ruled out of Bangladesh tour:
- Australia’s fast bowler Pat Cummins will not be featuring in his side’s upcoming Test series in Bangladesh as he is suffering from a serious back injury. This is not the first time he has sustained a back injury, it has been a major setback throughout his career. All-rounder James Faulkner will take Cummins’ place in Australian side.(Read more about the story here)
Karnataka defeats Bangladesh A:
- Bangladesh A continues it’s not so successful tour as far as results are concerned as they lost by 4 wickets against Karnataka in 3-day game at Mysuru. Bangladesh A got a lead of 180 after they were bowled for 309 due to a 6-wicket haul from First class debutant Jagadeesha Suchith. Karnataka chased it down losing 6 wickets just before close of the day’s play. Earlier, Bangladesh A were bowled out for just 158 as another FC debutant MP Krishna picked up 5 wickets. With help of middle-lower order contributions from SA Bhavane (88) and J Suchith (41) Karnataka secured a 129 run lead. (Read more about the story here)
N Srinivasan and Sharad Pawar meet creates speculations:
- Old rivals Srinivasan and Pawar’s meet after the interim BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya’s death causes lots of speculations as the BCCI will meet on Wednesday & Thursday at Bangalore to discuss about the future leader for the board.
Sam Curran picked in England Under-19 squad:
- 17-year old Sam Curran, who impressed everyone with his all-round performances in on going county season got picked up in England’s U-19 squad for their tour to Sri Lanka which is part of their preparations for next year’s U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The tour features a tri-series between Sri Lanka, England and India.
Pakistan Super League venues announced:
- Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the venues for the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The league’s inaugural edition to be played between February 4th and 24th in 2016. The tournament will be held in UAE at Dubai and Sharjah. A total of 132 foreign players have confirmed their participation in the league.
Curran brothers pick all 10:
- Hours after ECB announced Sam Curran’s inclusion in U19 squad, he along with his brother Tom Curran rattled Northamptonshire while playing for Surrey at Kia Oval. They shared all ten wickets among themselves during Northampton’s 1st innings with Tom picking up 7 and Sam picking up the other 3 wickets. This was the first instance since 1950 in County when two brothers shared all 10 wickets in an innings among themselves.
Sourav Ganguly to take charge of CAB:
- India’s former captain Sourav Ganguly will now be taking the charge of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) after Dalmiya’s death. The decision was taken by committee involving Bengal CM, Mamata Benarjee and senior CAB officials. Jagmohan Dalmiya’s son Avishek has been appointed as secretary.(Read more about the story here)
Ishant Sharma’s line cleared for playing in Ranji Trophy:
A day after Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) refused to select Ishant Sharma, who didn’t attend their call have selected him for their first match of Ranji Trophy after confirming with him. They also said that they will select him for the 2nd game as well if Ishant wants to play.
Mohammad Shami works hard at nets:
Indian pacer Mohammad Shami, who is undergoing rehabilitation since March this year for the knee injury he suffered during Australian tour had spent a long time in nets in the national camp at Bangalore. He bowled for about 45 minutes and was happy bowling with his full run-up without any discomfort.