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Waqar Younis to coach Sarfraz Ahmed-led Bengal Tigers in T10 League

  • In recent developments from the inaugural T10 League, former fast bowler and coach of the Pakistan cricket team, Waqar Younis, is all set to coach the Bengal Tigers franchise along with Sarfraz Ahmed leading their side.
  • The owners of the Bengal Tiger team are the Danube Group and NB Ventures. The Sajan brothers — Rizwan and Anis — along with Neelesh Bhatnagar of NB Ventures and Shirajuddin Alam are the owners. Anis Sajan seemed elated about the recent development of their franchise.
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Adam Lyth to feature in the fifth edition of the BPL

  • The Rangpur Riders franchise featuring in the fifth season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will have a new face amongst its ranks in the form of English opener, Adam Lyth.
  • The 30-year-old cricketer will be playing alongside superstars like Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and Lasith Malinga. As per reports, Lyth has already flown down to Bangladesh to take part in the tournament.
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Staggering 136 wides bowled in BCCI U19 Women’s match

  • While Nagaland bowled 42 of those extras, Manipur had the lion’s share as they bowled 94 wides. Nagaland eventually went on to win the match by 117 runs.
  • Although the tournament was an appreciable effort to involve the north-eastern states in the proceedings of Women’s cricket, it brought to light the dire need for better coaching facilities.
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Kapil Dev impressed with the emergence of Jasprit Bumrah

  • Former Indian all-rounder and legend Kapil Dev has showered praises on the young sensation of the country Jasprit Bumrah. The bowler with an awkward action has become the vital player of the side in the limited overs format since his debut.
  •  Bumrah bowled beautifully in the decider against New Zealand in Kanpur on Sunday and delivered a series victory. However, Kapil admitted that he never felt that the bowler could do so well with the unorthodox action.
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Huge blow to Dhaka Dynamites as Shane Watson pulls out of BPL due to injury

  • Dhaka Dynamites, in the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), has suffered a major blow to their campaign as they miss out on the services of Australia’s legendary all-rounder Shane Watson, who suffered an abrupt muscle calf injury.
  • The blow to the defending champions of the league came just a few days prior to the start of the tournament. The coach of the Dhaka Dynamites, former Bangladeshi player Khaled Mahmud Shujon confirmed the reports of Watson’s unavailability for the upcoming season of the country’s premier T20 tournament.
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PCB appeals for a life ban against Khalid Latif in spot-fixing case

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)has appealed against a five-year ban and one million rupees fine on Khalid Latif who was found guilty in the spot-fixing case.
  • Sharjeel Khan and Latif both were handed over the bans by the three-member team of the anti-corruption tribunal for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing and other breaches of the anti-corruption code.
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Pakistan players could lose out hefty amount due to the clash of dates with BPL

  • The National Twenty20 starting in Faisalabad from November 11 will conclude on November 28 and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made participation compulsory for the Pakistani players.
  •  If any centrally contracted player fails to report for the tournament, they will not be in the pool for selection for the national team.
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Indian cricketers should abide by the dope rules set by the Government: Ajay Jadeja

  • The former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja believes that the cricketers got to abide by all the doping rules set by the Indian Government.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier had denied recognising the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) even after being approved by the cabinet.
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Taskin Ahmed ties the knot with his girlfriend

  •  The cricketer was battling it out against Proteas across the formats and has just returned home.
  • His national teammates were also present in the function to congratulate him on his wedding.
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Senior cricketers protest BCA’s decision to axe Irfan Pathan

  • Earlier this week, the left-handed all-rounder was dropped from the team by the selectors citing his and the team’s performance issues. The decision was surprising for one and all as Irfan was appointed the skipper of the team for the whole season of the ongoing Ranji Trophy.
  •  However, his axing hasn’t gone well with his fans and have also blasted the state association on social media.
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Zaheer Khan admits that he has always aspired to get the extra bounce Nehra managed

  • Zaheer Khan, arguably India’s finest left-arm seamer who’s ability to swing the ball either ways was one of Team India’s most lethal weapons in the past.
  • Nehra has always been expressive right from the beginning of his playing career. Ahead of the 38-year-old’s farewell match against New Zealand, Zak talks about the strengths of the veteran bowler.
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Irish cricketer Simi Singh gets nostalgic after returning to Mohali

  • India-born Irish cricketer Simi Singh is surely living the Irish dream. The 33-year old all-rounder recently made his debut for Ireland in the tri-series this June.
  • More recently, he hit a brilliant ton for Ireland A in the challenging conditions against Bangladesh. He has now set his eyes on bigger goals. He visited his hometown Mohali, India and got nostalgic about his playing days there.
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AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn in line to make comeback against Zimbabwe

  • Veteran South African cricketers, Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers, are likely to stage a comeback in the longest format of the game this December.
  • The two stalwarts of South Africa cricket have been out of action from Tests for over a year now. Now, as per the recent quotes in ESPNcricinfo, the Proteas coach Otis Gibson has hinted at their potential return to the playing side.
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