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

Here are the top headlines of the day

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Virat Kohli and Mayanti Langer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina find backing from Mohammad Azharuddin for a place in the Indian side

  • Out of favour Indian batsmen, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina found support in former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin as in his latest statements
  • He claimed that he doesn’t have the grasp on the concept of Yo-Yo Test, but feels like players such as Yuvi and Raina should be provided with some relaxation regarding fitness.
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Just having a cricket academy for the sake of it serves no purpose: Mohammad Azharuddin

  • Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin had a word of caution for MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin, as the duo have set up their respective academies to hone the skills of budding cricketers.
  • Azharuddin said that with so many academies in place, it is important to take responsibility for the young ones and teach them in the best manner. He also added that the management should be honest and fair with the cricketer’s career and it should not just focus on making money.
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PCB releases various rules as PSL Draft is scheduled to be held on Sunday

  • The Pakistan Super League (PSL) player’s draft for the upcoming season is scheduled to take place on the 12th of November at Lahore. Moreover, it’s been reported that a total of 501 foreign and local cricketers are expected to be available in the draft for next year’s PSL.
  • Top cricketers from across the world such as Mitchell Johnson, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Watson, Mustafizur Rahman, Chris Lynn, Dwayne Bravo, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Mitchell McClenaghan, etc are expected to feature at the draft.
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ICC lacks the power to pursue BCCI for an Indo-Pak series, feels Wasim Akram

  • A new season of the Ashes is already knocking on the door. The two arch-rivals, England and Australia are ready to give their everything to get the better of the other.
  • “I don’t think ICC has the power to pursue BCCI, but again I have always said people to people contact is necessary. Politics and sport should be separate. A Pakistan India match is more fun to watch than the Ashes. 20 million people watch the Ashes while a Pakistan India match is watched by a billion people,” said the man who used to dominate the pace circuit of the world during his prime, as per reports in Geo TV.
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Virat Kohli shares words of wisdom with the youth

  • Team India skipper, Virat Kohli, is a youth icon not only in India but across the globe. The stylish Indian cricketer never ceases to amaze on the field.
  • His spectacular run of form has now rubbed on to the team’s results as well. While he is always an inspiration on the field, his off the field work also continues to inspire many in multitudinous ways.
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Sanju Samson terms opposition skipper Rangana Herath a legend

  •  While the Sri Lankan cricketers would look at it as an opportunity to get their combination for the first test in place and to get used to the conditions; Samson & Co. will not only want to spoil their party but also make a statement to the selectors.
  • Praising Herath, the wicketkeeper-batsman remarked that he is one of the greatest spinners ever to play for Sri Lanka and it would be a great opportunity for the young lot to face him.
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Zaira Wasim admits that she is in awe of Virat Kohli

  • Zaira, who was recently part of the movie ‘Secret Superstar’ revealed that the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has been her favourite cricketer for the past two years.
  • According to PTI, the actress said that skipper Virat Kohli is her favourite cricketer. “I am in awe of Virat Kohli, and who is not? ” she said in response to the question about her favourite cricketer.
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Nathan Coulter-Nile ruled out of the Ashes due to injury

  • A massive blow for Australia ahead of the Ashes, as paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile has been sidelined due to the recurrence of a nagging back injury.
  •  This has been the third serious injury reported from the Ashes camp, after England’s Steve Finn and Jake Ball too suffered respective injuries. Coulter-Nile had earlier dismissed Three Lions’ opener Alastair Cook during the first practice match in Perth.
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Hardik Pandya to be rested for Sri Lanka Tests

  •  The replacement for the youngster hasn’t been named by the selectors. Pandya instead, will undergo the strength conditioning at National Cricket Academy.
  •  He has been playing continuously since making the debut and the decision has been taken to avoid any major injury ahead of the important tour of South Africa in January.
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IPL franchises divided over the terms for the retention policy

  • The franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) continue to remain divided over the issue of retention policy for the next season of the tournament.
  • While some of the teams are in favour of retaining few of the current players, a couple of franchises are totally against it and want to go ahead with full auction.
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ACC U19 Asia Cup 2017: Afghanistan crush Pakistan in their opening game

  • Afghanistan’s consistent rise in cricket has been witnessed with the fight they have put even against some of the top teams in International cricket and also at the Under-19 level.
  • On Friday, the Afghanistan U19 side crushed the Pakistan U19 team on the opening day of the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup in Malaysia. Afghanistan cruised to a huge 7-wicket win by chasing down Pakistan’s total of 57 in just 9.1 overs.
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Imran Khan shares the story of Wasim Akram’s selection in the Pakistan side

  • Former Pakistan world cup winning skipper Imran Khan has shared a story of how Wasim Akram got selected into the national side. Imran recalled the day when they called bowlers from cricket club to practice with the selected cricketers, who were set to play against New Zealand.
  •  He said that Akram was impressive during that particular session and he went on to play international cricket from there on.
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Zaheer Abbas appointed the President of Peshawar Zalmi

  • The former Pakistani legend Zaheer Abbas has been appointed as the President of Peshawar Zalmi, the franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • The third edition of the tournament is all set to begin in February-March 2018 and all the team owners are not leaving any stone unturned to gear up for the contest. The fans are already excited ahead of the players draft which is organised on Sunday.
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Some jealous people are waiting to see end of Dhoni’s international career: Ravi Shastri

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni has arguably been one of India’s standout cricketers over the past decade and a half. From being a swashbuckling personality to transforming himself into a calm and composed figure, Dhoni’s journey has been no less than captivating.
  • “Looks like there are a lot of jealous people around, who just want Dhoni to have a couple of bad days…. There are a few people who are waiting to see the end of MS Dhoni. But great players like him decide their own future,” Shastri said.
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Chris Gayle demands a sum of USD 300,000 for a detailed interview on indecent exposure case

  • West Indies’s T20 legend Chris Gayle, who has been under the scrutiny from Fairfax media regarding allegations of indecent exposure in front of the team masseuse, came out to submit his interest to talk about the incident in detail in an interview but has charged an amount of USD 300,000 for it.
  • “I have a very interested (sic) successful story to tell!! It can be an exclusive 60mins interview orY’alll just have to wait on my next book. It’s about what transpired in court and behind the scenes in Australia, how they went to bigger heads to get me ban,” tweeted Chris Gayle recently.
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Shakib Al Hasan disgusted with 5 foreigners policy in BPL

  • The fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has been very popular amongst the fans. To spice up the tournament, the governing body decided to allow 5 foreigners in the playing XI of a side.
  • However, that decision has sparked controversy because this way, the budding cricketers from Bangladesh are not getting much exposure. Shakib Al Hasan is also dead against the policy.
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Asad Shafiq is the highest paid Pakistani cricketer in the past 4 years

  • Last month, a popular cricket magazine published a report which showed the annual income of the skippers of international cricket teams.
  • Undoubtedly, such big figures might have baffled many readers. Now, in a report by the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination, it is revealed that Asad Shafiq is the highest played Pakistani cricketer in 4 years.
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