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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Hardus Viljoen and Faf du Plessis
Hardus Viljoen and Faf du Plessis. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians call up former RCB batsman Milind Kumar for trial ahead of IPL auction

  • The extravaganza of the Indian Premier League is set to enthral the audience next year with its thirteenth edition.
  • The cash-rich league has already grabbed headlines ahead of its much-awaited auction.
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‘He is sleeping with my sister after marrying her yesterday’ – Faf du Plessis’ reason behind Hardus Viljoen’s absence in the MSL match

  • Cricket is a game of not just the bat and the ball, but it is also a game of relationships with brothers, sisters, husband and wife and other relatives of many known players taking part in the game.
  • Some of the known relatives are the Grace brothers, the most famous being WG Grace, who played for England.
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Injured Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali courts controversy by doing a ramp walk at fashion show

  • Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali never ceases to court fresh controversies.
  • The cricketer has been ruled out of the upcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka but he was seen walking the ramp at the Pakistan Fashion Week 2020.
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Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is glad he left an example for his country’s budding cricketers

  • Over the years, cricket has seen a horizontal spread, gaining grounds in places that have not been known for the game.
  • While Rashid Khan evolved as a sensation even before Afghanistan attained the Test status.
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‘We failed as a nation’: Gautam Gambhir after Unnao rape victim passes away

  • After the elation of the Hyderabad rape accused being killed in an encounter by police, the nation mourned the death of the 24-year-old Unnao rape victim.
  • The victim was burned alive by a group of five men, including the accused who had gotten out of jail after getting bail.
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“Judge Jay Shah on his performance, not as Amit Shah’s son,” says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

  • The new BCCI board has been proactive in their working ever since taking over under the leadership of former India captain Sourav Ganguly.
  • Ganguly, who was previously the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal has brought in a team that is young but experienced in cricketing administration.
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Gurkeerat Singh hopeful of getting more matches from RCB in IPL 2020

  • Punjab batsman Gurkeerat Singh was named the team’s vice-captain for the upcoming Ranji season 2019-20.
  • The right-handed batsman has played 3 ODIs for India in 2016 against Australia on the tour down under.
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Dropping Iftikhar Ahmed from the Test squad was a ‘difficult decision’: Misbah-ul-Haq

  • Misbah-ul-Haq’s ambitious plans of leading the young turks into a difficult tour to Australia backfired spectacularly as they were whitewashed in both the T20Is and Test series.
  • The former Pakistan captain had taken over as the head coach and chief selector of the national team after Mickey Arthur and Co were released of their duties in the aftermath of ICC World Cup 2019.
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Reports: Rs 225 crore bets placed in a TNPL match; BCCI’s ACU to investigate

  • The dark patches of betting over domestic T20 cricket leagues across the nation have gone from bad to worse, so much so that it has indeed sabotaged the gentleman’s game at the worse scene.
  • With a plethora of domestic games being involved in match-fixing in India, the game is not played in true spirit.
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‘The KPL match-fixing scam probe is heading towards Indian Premier League’ – Bhaskar Rao

  • Karnataka Premier League match-fixing and betting scam have rocked the cricketing fraternity after some high profile arrests being made by the Criminal Crime Branch in the last couple of months.
  • And now, Bhaskar Rao, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner has opened up saying that their investigation is now heading towards the IPL and this scam has turned out to be bigger than their expectations.
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Sourav Ganguly feels playing two day-night Tests in one series is ‘too much’

  • Cricket Australia had recently asked BCCI to allow the Indian team to play two day-night Test matches against them Down Under in 2020.
  • As the board had given a go-ahead to the pink-ball Test against Bangladesh, the fans were waiting for BCCI’s reply to Australia.
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Uncertainty over Moeen Ali’s return for England’s tour of Sri Lanka: Ed Smith

  • England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s Test future looks uncertain after he ignored a recall for the team’s tour of South Africa, with the first of the four-match Test series scheduled to play at SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion on December 26.
  • It is to be noted that England wanted Moeen Ali to feature in the 17-man squad that departs from London next Friday.
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‘We may ask Pakistan to split Test and T20I series scheduled next year’: Bangladesh Cricket Board

  • Bangladesh cricket team is scheduled to play Test and T20I series next year in Pakistan between January and February.
  • However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board is still in doubt over it and have shown an approach to play only T20I series in Pakistan.
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‘3 percent of 400 million dollars is all right’ – Shane Warne reveals about his investment in the Indian Premier League

  • Shane Warne, the former legendary spinner from Australia has revealed that he made a surprising investment in the Indian Premier League back in 2008 and it might result in a huge payday for him in the future.
  • The legendary spinner bid adieu to cricket in 2006 but looking forward to his reputation as a spinner, Rajasthan Royals, an IPL franchise, paid him a hefty amount to make a ‘U-turn’ in cricket.
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