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.

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Aaron Finch ruled out of match against Board President’s XI

  • Australian opener Aaron Finch is scheduled to miss out in the upcoming 50-over game against Board President’s XI due to a calf injury.
  • However, there is no doubt about him featuring in the series opener starting next week in Chennai. The Australian management has taken a conservative approach by resting him for their only warm-up game of the tour.
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Aravinda de Silva to take up advisory role in Sri Lankan Cricket

  • Looking at the series of humiliating losses in the calendar year of 2017, Sri Lankan Cricket has decided to rope in former captain Aravinda de Silva to take up senior advisory role.
  • De Silva is all set to head the support staff of the senior team with the personnel reporting to him.
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Bishan Singh Bedi feels Ashwin shouldn’t worry about not playing ODIs and T20

  • Former legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi believes that India’s ace spinner in Tests, Ravichandran Ashwin, should not lose sleep over losing his place in the limited over format.
  • He also stated that Ashwin is a class apart and if he works on his fitness, he would play more games for India.
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Imran Khan chucks PCB’s invitation to be a part of World XI match

  • Former Pakistan all-rounder Imran Khan has declined an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to attend a t20 match between the ICC World XI and Pakistan reported PTI. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi had invited the legend to be a part of the dignitaries in the stadium when Pakistan lock horns with the World XI at the Gaddafi. ‘
  • The World XI tour marks the return of international cricket to the country of Pakistan since the horrific terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009.
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Ignoring Yuvraj Singh completely will be a huge mistake, warns Saba Karim

  • Left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh is slowly approaching a dead end in his illustrious career. After being excluded from the limited overs games in Sri Lanka, the senior cricketer was hit with another major blow as the BCCI revealed the Indian squad for the first three ODIs against Australia.
  • Leaving out Yuvraj from the squad that will take on the mighty Aussies was not much of a surprise considering his current form and fitness.
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Tabraiz Shamsi fined 50% of his match fees for showing dissent in CPL finals

  • South African Chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi has been fined 50% of his match fee for showing ‘serious dissent’ against the umpires in the finals of Carribean Premier League on September 9th.
  • The match was held between Trinbago Knight Riders and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. An official release from the CPL said that the bowler admitted to a Level 2 breach of the code of conduct of the tournament.
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England to persuade Shane Bond as replacement for Ottis Gibson during the Ashes

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have their task cut out after the West Indies series with their bowling coach Ottis Gibson offered the position of Head Coach in the South African Cricket team.
  • According to reports, former New Zealand fast bowler and bowling coach of Mumbai Indians, Shane Bond, is the hot favourite of the Board to replace Gibson during the Ashes later in the Winters.
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World XI squad arrive in Lahore amidst tight security for the series opener

  • Pakistan is set to host World XI for a series of 3 T20 Internationals in Lahore with a hope to end years of international isolation. The World XI squad led by Faf du Plessis arrived in Lahore on Monday under tight security for the opening game on Tuesday.
  • Prior to this friendly series, the squad trained in Dubai in the presence of their coach Andy Flower.
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PCB unveil World XI jersey for Independence Cup

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday unveiled the jersey for World XI team that the players will don during the historic ‘Independence Cup’ this week.

  • The board has geared up for the ultimate showdown which will feature some of the biggest names in the international cricket. The game is returning to Pakistan after a long time and the excitement of the fans is at its peak.

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Shahid Afridi wanted Indian players to take part in World Series

  • The entire Pakistan is waiting for the action to commence on Tuesday. After 8 long years, the fans will witness top flight cricket in the lifeless stadiums in Pakistan.
  • A 14-member squad of brave cricketers has agreed to visit the shores for Pakistan for a 3-match T20 series led by South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis.
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Sylhet Sixers launched their logo, announced return in BPL

  • Bangladesh Premier League franchise Sylhet Sixers has announced their arrival at an event, on Sunday. The franchise launched their logo at an event in Sylhet.
  • The team was in the news regarding confusion over its name. It was previously reported that the team will don the name- Sylhet Super Sixers but it has been clarified that they will go with ‘Sylhet Sixers’.
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ICC issues an apology to Pakistan for 2011

  • The general category tickets for the 3 T20s in Lahore this week were sold out the very first day which tells you about the keenness of the people of Pakistan to witness history.
  • They have waited for 8 long years to watch top flight cricket being played at home and their prayers were finally answered when an ICC World XI agreed to play a short series in Pakistan.
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Dejected Ravindra Jadeja tweets and then deletes it after ODI snub

  • Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja posted a tweet which looked like an outburst on being left out of the Indian squad for the limited overs series against Australia, starting September 17.
  • The squad for the home series against Steve Smith’s men was announced on Saturday, and both Jadeja and his bowling partner Ravichandran Ashwin’s names were missing out from the list.
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Huge demand for India v Australia match tickets in Chennai

  • Ever since the Australians have landed in Chennai, there has been a lot of buzz amongst fans to purchase the tickets.
  • In fact, there were thousands of crazy supporters queuing up since last night to get their hands on tickets and witness the series opener live on Sunday.
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Aleem Dar excited to officiate his first ever T20I in Pakistan

  • Three-time ‘ICC Umpire Of The Year’ award winner Aleem Dar is looking forward to umpiring his first T20 international at home.
  • Having been assigned the duty of officiating in the Independence Cup he mentioned that it’s going to be a memorable feeling for him supervising a T20I game in his own country.
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Bangladesh Cricket Board announces squad for South Africa tour

  • After a spirited performance against the Australians at home, the focus of Bangladesh cricket moves to South Africa where the Tigers play at Proteas backyard in two Test matches, Three ODIs and two T20Is.
  • The last time they toured South Africa was back in 2008-09 season, in which they didn’t manage to win any matches.
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Windies’ chance to secure direct qualification for the World Cup 2019

  • The Windies side has an arduous task of trying to qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as it braces for an upcoming one-off ODI against Ireland in Belfast on 13 September and a five-match ODI series against England from 19 to 29 September.
  • The Windies side is currently on 78 points in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings, eight points behind eighth-placed Sri Lanka, whom it will need to overtake in order to qualify.
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Jasia Akhtar, first Kashmiri to join the Indian Women’s Cricket Camp

  • Against all odds, Jasia Akhtar, a native of Braripora village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, becomes the first woman cricketer from Kashmir to have booked a place in the Indian Women Cricket Camp (IWCC).
  • She is only second to Roopali Slathia from Jammu and Kashmir to have achieved the feat.
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Pakistan to take on Scotland in two T20Is in 2018

  • Pakistan will be touring Scotland in June 2018 for a couple of Twenty20 Internationals shortly after the completion of their 2-match Test series in England.
  • The Grange, Edinburgh will be hosting the Asian team for the T20I series a couple of days after the one-off One-Day International between Scotland and England.
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Independence Cup trophy unveiled

  • One of the most anticipated series of recent past, Independence Cup will kick off on Tuesday where Pakistan will line up against a World XI.
  • This game will mark the return of top flight cricket in Pakistan after international cricket was suspended post the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in March 2009.
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Tickets for India-Australia Indore ODI range from Rs 250-5120

  • Tickets for the third one dayer between India and Australia at Indore will be up for grabs soon at the range of Rs 250 to 5120. The match will be held on September 24 at the Holkar Stadium. Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) has made the announcement to PTI on Monday.
  • The amount includes up to 28% Goods and Services taxes according to the statement made by MPCA secretary Milind Kanmadilkar.
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No player should participate in IJPL T20, BCCI tells state units

  • The BCCI has stated that it’s registered players should not participate in the unsanctioned Indian Junior Players League(IJPL), starting on September 19 in Dubai.
  • The games will take place at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. During its launch, the organisers used ICC’s logo along with other sponsors.
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