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 cricket headlines of the day.

Parthiv Patel Gujarat
Parthiv Patel. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistani Players to miss out on Bangladesh Premier League this November

  • With Pakistan’s National T20 competition’s schedule colliding with that of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the participation of the Pakistani players is now in doubt.
  • BPL is scheduled for the month of November. Pakistan players would automatically have to feature in the national T20 tournament.
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General category tickets sold out for World Series, higher value tickets still available

  • There was a lot of hue and cry for the unavailability of the general category tickets which were priced at Rs 500. A huge number of people waited for hours outside the Gadaffi Stadium to no avail as the tickets for all three World Series T20s were quickly sold out.
  • For fans that are hell bent to watch top-flight cricket return to Pakistan, they will have to shell out more from their pockets to witness history.
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Henry Nicholls to lead New Zealand ‘A’ on their trip to India

  • New Zealand cricket announced an extremely solid New Zealand ‘A’ bunch for their upcoming tour against India.
  • Top-order batsman Henry Nicholls has been elected as the captain of the 16-man side. The tour scheduled to kick off on the 23rd of September and is set to be a cracker of a contest between the youngsters of two cricketing giants.
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Virat is a leader, he gives bowlers freedom: Kuldeep Yadav

  • The Indian team is on a high after clinching a clean sweep in all the three formats of the game. Yesterday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, skipper Virat Kohli fired through all cylinders and brought yet another biggie.
  • He scored a 54-ball 82 and guided India to a seven wicket win over the Lankans. India’s chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who featured in the last two ODIs and the one off T20I, bowled in an impressive manner and picked up figures of 2/20 in his four overs.
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Duleep Trophy a big platform to prove your point, says Parthiv Patel

  • The Duleep Trophy suffered a miraculous fate this year as it was stroked out of the BCCI’s schedule only to be brought back again.
  • The BCCI initially released its schedule for the 2017-18 domestic schedule which did not feature the Duleep Trophy. But owing to a letter from Sourav Ganguly the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators initiated the inclusion of the tournament once again.
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Ambati Rayudu ruled out of Duleep Trophy, Prithvi Shaw named as replacement

  • Things have gone bad for India Red in the Duleep Trophy as their Hyderabad batsman and former India International, Ambatu Rayudu, suffered a knee injury prior to the start of the Day-Night Pink ball opening match of the All India Buchi Babu Invitational Cricket tournament between India Reds and India Green.
  • It was recently announced that their captain also suffered an ailment and is scheduled to sit out of the match.
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Sunil Gavaskar asked to pick between commentary and sports management firm by the BCCI

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given its ultimatum to former Indian cricketer and legend Sunil Gavaskar.
  • The owner 34 Test centuries, has been asked to sell his stakes in a sports management company or to put an end to his career as a commentator by the board according to Times of India.
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Nasir Hossain sledged by O’Keefe after the former mimicked the umpire’s decision

  • What goes around, comes around. Bangladesh batsman Nasir Hossain’s mimicry of umpire Nigel Llong on day three, didn’t go down too well with the visitors.
  • Hossain stood next to the umpire in unison, as the official gave pacer Pat Cummins out after the Australian was judged lbw on review. Australia only managed to get a lead of 72 runs with one wicket left at the end of day three.
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Shikhar Dhawan gifts a personal belonging to a Sri Lankan fan

  • Indian cricketers are immensely popular all over the world as every player has a huge fan base wherever they travel. Kohli too, after the ODI series, praised the Sri Lankan fans for giving them the space required while in the country and also hailed them for their support.
  • To make it a memorable meeting for a die-hard fan opener Shikhar Dhawan gifted his sunglasses to the fan named Mohammed Nilam after one of the ODIs.
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Varun Aaron to play for the India Greens in the Duleep Trophy

  • The Duleep Trophy for the 2017-18 season of the Indian domestic cricket has been enshrouded in utter mayhem from long before it even kicked off.
  • As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had scrapped it, to begin with, the tournament was revived at the very last minute, leading to confusion about the inclusion of several players.
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Large amounts of money won’t solve the problems in Indian cricket, says Bishan Singh Bedi

  • Former Indian spinner, Bishan Singh Bedi believes that the arrival of large amounts of money is not a solution to some of the persisting problems in Indian cricket. Rather, the left arm bowler thinks that it will pave the way for a number of additional problems in the scenario.
  • Bedi has pointed out that those problems will not be solved until and unless the BCCI address those crucial points with utmost importance.
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Virat Kohli has a long way to go to get close to Tendulkar: Michael Holding

  • Legendary fast bowler Michael Holding on Wednesday praised the Indian captain Virat Kohli, as the batsman registered his 30th ODI hundred in just 194 ODIs.
  •  Kohli has scored 8587 runs at an average of 55.75. He led the Indian team to a clean sweep in all the three formats of the game. The right-handed batsman finished the tour on a high, after scoring a 54-ball 82 in the one-off T20I match.
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Duleep Trophy kicks off amidst the unavailability of players

  • The Duleep Trophy continues to be surrounded by troubles even a few minutes prior to the first delivery of the 2017-18 season. The tournament suffered a miraculous fate this season as it was not included in BCCI’s domestic schedule only to be brought back again.
  • Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly wrote a letter to the BCCI which led to the inclusion of the tournament by the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators. (CoA).
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IND v AUS: Eden Gardens curator worried about pitch conditions for 2nd ODI

  • The much-anticipated India vs Australia series is set to start from September 17 and will comprise 5 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 3 T20 Internationals (T20Is).
  • The extensive tour will see the two teams fighting it out at various venues all over India from September 17-October 13. With the 2nd ODI scheduled to be held at the regal Eden Gardens, Kolkata, the curator of the ground, Sujan Mukherjee is facing a conundrum about setting up the pitch owing to incessant rains in the ‘City of Joy’.
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Saeed Ajmal to play for Faisalabad in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

  • 39-year old Saeed Ajmal will represent Faisalabad in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan’s premier domestic tournament. The veteran spinner last played first class cricket in the year 2015.
  • Eight domestic sides selected their squad, with eight players of 20 roped in through the the draft process for the first time in the history of Pakistan cricket. A sum of 12 players, including two rookies were selected from the traditional process of picking cricketers from their own senior inter-district.
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PCB offended by Shahid Afridi’s decision to participate in the Shpageeza Cricket League

  • The Afghan Cricket league is all set to be blessed with the participation of former Pakistani greats Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq.
  • The duo has made it clear that they will be a part of the league to promote peace through the sport in the country. Abdul Razzaq who is currently in his 37th year will don the jersey of the Amo Sharks according to reports.
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IPL stars to play Australia in the practice match in Chennai

  • BCCI has rewarded the IPL performers, as the likes of Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi and Washington Sundor were included in the Board President’s XI for the practice match against Australia to be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on September 12.
  • Steve Smith’s men will begin the series with a 5-match ODI series, starting on September 17. The Australian players are expected to arrive in Chennai in the second week of this month.
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Grant Elliot feels visit to Lahore would be like going home

  • One of the most sought after T2o specialist in Franchise cricket, former New Zealand all rounder, Grant Elliot revealed that being a part of the World XI side to tour Lahore would feel like going back home.
  • Elliot has been an integral member of the Pakistan Super League franchise Lahore Qalandars and also played in the finals held at Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore.
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Eden Gardens will be ready for the India v Australia match: Sourav Ganguly

  • Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly is confident of hosting the India v Australia encounter on September 21, despite heavy rain threatening to push for a possible wash out.
  • It showered quite heavily in the last week in and around the West Bengal portion and the high voltage game might well be at the receiving end. But Ganguly shrugged off such possibilities.
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The unusual action is Jasprit Bumrah’s best weapon, says coach Kishore Trivedi

  • Jasprit Bumrah has not put a foot wrong since breaking into the international scene after a stellar stint with the Mumbai Indians in the 10th edition of the IPL. He carried his magnificent form from the cash-rich league to the Indian blues and announced himself in style.
  •  Virat Kohli and his men performed a complete whitewash over the Sri Lankans in the 5 match ODI series and Bumrah had a major role to play in it.
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BAN v AUS: Australia slip in the latest ICC Test rankings

  • Virat Kohli and his men have retained their spot at the numero uno with 125 points in the latest ICC Test rankings. International Cricket Council released the latest rankings soon after the Aussies drew the away series against Bangladesh on Thursday.
  • Australia won the second Test match against the hosts by 7 wickets to avoid a whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh.
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Star India CEO justifies shelling out big bucks for IPL Media rights

  • Star India, the popular broadcasting company, raised a lot of eyebrows when they acquired the media rights for the next five editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The money they shelled out for striking the key deal was a big price and a record one in the history of sports.
  • Star Indian bid INR 16347.5 crore to bag the IPL media rights for time frame of 2018 to 2022. There were many who believed that the amount bid was a little too much.
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Irfan Pathan speaks out on the Myanmar genocide issue

  • The situation in Myanmar is getting worse by the hour as Rohingya Muslims in the country have been forced to flee the country.
  • It all started when Rohingya agitators attacked a police post which martyred 12 police officers. The armed forces along with Buddhist vigilantes have killed more than 350 people since August 25. Making his stand clear about the same Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan tweeted against the violence.
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Shakib Al Hasan creates new records in Chittagong Test

  • Veteran Bangladeshi opener Shakib Al Hasan has been an integral part of the national side for a long time now. Team Bangladesh has seen some serious growth in the recent times. Shakib’s contribution to this Herculean rise of the team has been immense.
  • Recently, his all-round heroics in the first Test against Australia at Dhaka had helped Bangladesh register their first ever win against the Aussies in Test cricket.
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Forgettable outing for both Pujara and Ashwin in the County Championship

  • Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin haven’t had a lot to do in the County Championship game between Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire at the Trent Bridge.
  • Pujara represented the home side in this game aggregating only 32 runs while Worcestershire’s Ashwin didn’t get a chance to bowl and scored only 19 runs in the first innings.
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India v New Zealand ODI, T20I series schedule announced

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had recently announced that the Indian team will play as many as 23 home international matches this winter.
  • They had revealed that the Indian team will be hosting Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka during the period commencing from September to mid-December. Following the home season, Indian team will head South Africa for a full tour.
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PCB unveil the logo for the World XI series against Pakistan

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the logo for the World XI series against Pakistan starting from September 12.
  • Pakistan is set to host World XI for a 3 match T20 International series which will take place at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. PCB chief Najam Sethi unveiled the logo in the press conference on Thursday.
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