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

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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

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Mike Hussey on CSK’s radar for coaching role

  • Former Australian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings player, Mike Hussey, might get associated with his IPL team yet again.
  • As per the recent reports, Hussey is in line to be offered the coaching responsibility of the team in some capacity for the 2018 edition of the IPL. The Chennai Super Kings are all set to make a comeback to the IPL roster after having served their two year suspension period.
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Upul Tharanga handed a 2-match ban; Sri Lanka to find new captain

  • Troubles for the Sri Lankan team seem to not end as after a demoralizing 3-wicket defeat at the hands of the Indian team at Kandy their skipper Upul Tharanga has now been banned for two matches.
  • Sri Lanka in their innings maintained a slow over rate and that being a repeat offence accumulated enough demerits in Tharanga’s account to keep him away for a couple of games.
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Martin Guptill leaves CPL midway, heads back to New Zealand

  • Veteran New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill has headed back home midway through the ongoing edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
  • Guptill was leading the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the competition. Under his leadership, the team had escalated to the fourth spot in the points table and are currently holding the same position as well.
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Airtel, Yahoo join race for IPL broadcast rights

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) completed ten seasons in May this year which also brought an end to the broadcasting rights of Sony Pictures Network India, who held them since 2008.
  • The BCCI has brought down the broadcasting rights from 10 to 5 years and currently, big companies are buying the bid documents including telecommunications major Airtel and web service provider Yahoo.
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BCCI comes up with revamped structure for Ranji Trophy 2017-18

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has come up with a revamped structure for the upcoming edition of the Ranji Trophy. The revamped plan is expected to make the tournament a more balanced one and increase the efficiency of the premier domestic tournament of Indian cricket.
  • With the various suggestions put forth by the various committees of the board, and the inputs given by former cricketer Virender Sehwag, the BCCI chalked out the new schedule for the 2017-18 edition of the Ranji Trophy.
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New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor blessed with baby girl

  • Veteran New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has become a proud father yet again. Taylor and his wife, Victoria Jane Brown, were expecting their third child this month.
  • The good news finally came their way on August 24 when they were blessed with a baby girl. Ross Taylor took to the social media to welcome his new child in the world and announced her arrival with a tweet.
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Paperwork delay costs Jimmy Neesham his spot in World XI team

  • New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was well on course to tour Pakistan for the upcoming three match T20 series for the World XI side. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently announced the 14-man side for the World XI team.
  • The name of Neesham was missing from the list of 14 players. Incidentally, Neesham was on the radar to picked as the all-rounder in the World XI lineup.
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Domestic cricketers to begin Ranji Trophy season without getting paid last year

  • The Ranji Trophy season is just about six weeks away but the players haven’t received any payments for their efforts in the last season which saw Gujarat lift the trophy for the first time in their history.
  • The cause of the delay is the ongoing matter between the BCCI and the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
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Dhoni asked me to play in Test match mode, concedes Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • The chips were down for team India in the second ODI against Sri Lanka when a certain Akila Dhananjaya ran through the Indian batting lineup. At 131/7, things looked grim for the visitors.
  • But an unbeaten 100 run stand between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and MS Dhoni ensured that the visitors notched up a 3 wicket win to go 2-0 up in the 5-match ODI series.
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Sri Lanka call-up Dinesh Chandimal, Kapugedera to lead in absence of Tharanga

  • Sri Lankan captain Upul Tharanga was handed over a two-match suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for maintaining a slow over rate in the 2nd ODI against India at Pallekele. The selectors then had the big task of picking a stand-in captain for the team.
  • In the meeting, they decided to call-up Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal who has made sporadic appearances in the limited-overs team along with Lahiru Thirimanne. Whereas the captaincy has been handed over to Kapugedera, who will be making his debut as Lankan skipper.
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Mohammad Hafeez, unlikely to feature in Pakistan squad for World XI tour

  • For the first time in nearly nine years, Pakistan cricket fans have a season of cricket to look forward to after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) have agreed to a three-match T20I series against World XI to be played in September at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
  • The World XI team was chosen by Andy Flower, which has a combination of experienced T20 cricketers and young talent. Led by Faf du Plessis the team will feature the likes of current players Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy, among others. Veteran Paul Collingwood will also be a part of the squad. PCB chairman Najam Sethi announced a star-studded 14-member World XI squad on Thursday.
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CSK wants draft system in IPL to retain their core team

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans are one of the most passionate bunch among those in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Any team would easily get butterflies in their stomach when they see the giant yellow sea of fans at Chepauk.
  • However, the IPL didn’t witness anything like that in the last couple of years as the team was temporarily banned for two years after the team principal’s indulgence in corrupt practices was proved in court.
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Duleep Trophy dropped from 2017-18 Indian domestic season

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently released the schedule for the 2017-18 domestic cricket season. The board took various factors and suggestions into consideration before coming up with a revamped structure and schedule.
  • Interestingly, the Duleep Trophy has been dropped from the season this year. The Duleep Trophy has been one of the premier domestic tournament that sees three teams participating – India Red, India Blue, and India Green.
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We will go all out to get MS Dhoni: CSK director

  • In this two years, the CSK loyalists have seen it all. They have witnessed their ‘Thala’ Dhoni don the purple jersey of Rising Pune Supergiant and even get discharged as the captain.
  • But finally, the layoff period is over and the yellow army is ready to support their team again. As far as the team building is concerned, the CSK management is trying to reunite their perennially successful unit.
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CSK and RR might be able to retain a few players in IPL 11

  • With the return of relegated franchises, namely Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, in the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), one pondered whether the teams would be able to see Steve Smith back in Royal Blues of Rajasthan or MS Dhoni back in the yellows for Chennai Super Kings.
  • If reports are to be believed, the two teams might be able to hold onto some of their key players in the next edition of the IPL, provided one of the proposals on the table gets the go, although, there is no official policy announced yet on the fate of RR and CSK regarding the retention of the players.
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    Waqar Younis expresses his concerns for Umar Akmal

  • Presently, Pakistani middle-order batter Umar Akmal is certainly witnessing one of his toughest times in his cricketing career. He was dropped from the national side for the Champions Trophy in England, earlier this year due to fitness issues. And now, Umar was also overlooked by the national selectors and head coach Mickey Arthur in the list of probable finalized to attend the training camp for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
  • Former Pakistan head coach and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis expressed his concerns towards the inconsistency and poor fitness of the talented Umar Akmal.
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Tamim Iqbal believes its fulfilling to be a part of the World XI

  • Swashbuckling Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who has been recently included in the ICC World XI, stated that he feels proud to be a part of the 14-man squad which is scheduled to play three T20 Internationals against Pakistan next month.
  • The other Asian member of the team is Sri Lankan all-rounder, Thisara Perera.
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Former Pakistan greats overjoyed to see the response for return of cricket in the country

  • Less than a month to go and excitement among Pakistani fans has reached a higher stratum, streets once again blaring horn as players around the world unite to compete against Pakistan in a three T20 Internationals. It will be for the first time in nine years that cricket fans will get a chance to witness a season of cricket.
  • The World XI that is all set to tour Pakistan will be led by South African skipper Faf du Plessis which consists of swashbuckling players from all around the world.
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Pakistan squad for the World XI tour announced

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the 16-member squad to take on the World XI team in the Independence Cup to be played in Pakistan. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the side which doesn’t include opener and the most consistent batsman Azhar Ali.
  • World XI will face Pakistan in 3 T20Is on September 12, 13 and 15 all the three matches will be hosted by the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
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T20 Global League: Phil Simmons roped in as head coach of Bloem City Blazers

  • Former West Indies and Ireland head coach, Phil Simmons, has been appointed as the head coach of the Bloemfontein franchise in the upcoming inaugural edition of the T20 Global League.
  • The Bloemfontein franchise recently revealed their team name and team logo in the media. They will be known by the name Bloem City Blazers.
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Players are keen to do something for Pakistan cricket: Andy Flower

  • Former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower was recently named as the coach of the World XI side that would take on Pakistan in three T20s next month. The series is going to be a historic one as it would be a comeback for cricket of international sorts back to the Pakistani soil.
  • On Thursday, the PCB announced the 14-man squad for the World XI team.
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Jhulan Goswami admits World Cup 2017 defeat will hurt, till India win an ICC event

  • The Indian team was in great position in the Women’s World Cup final. They looked on course to achieve a historic win. When the finishing line was in sight, we saw a collapse. India lost their last 7 wickets in very short time and it was heartbreak for the Indian women.
  • Pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami admitted that the defeat still hurts and will continue to do so till the Indian team wins an ICC event.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar always wanted to be an all-rounder, says his childhood coach

  • Team India were in all sorts of trouble during the second ODI against Sri Lanka recently. From a point of being in total command with 109/0 on the board, the team slumped to 131/7.
  • Had there not been a certain Bhuvneshwar Kumar and a steady head in MS Dhoni, the hosts would have leveled the ODI series. It was an unbeaten century stand between the two that helped India win by 3 wickets.
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