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

Here are the top headlines of the day.

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Committee of Administrators (COA) set to meet on August 29

  • After the Supreme Court suggested the Committee of Administrators (COA) to frame a new constitution for BCCI, they’ve been working relentlessly.
  • The COA is all set to hold a meeting on August 29 in Mumbai to fine tune the new BCCI Constitution, as per the August 23 directive of the Supreme Court.
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Russell Adams appointed as the Tournament Director for the T20 Global League

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed Russell Adams as the tournament director for the T20 Global League, which is set commence this November.
  • Russell Adams is one of the most respected personalities in South African cricket, having served as a consultant and manager for various teams previously.
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CPL 2017: Luke Ronchi replaces Guptill in Guyana

  • New Zealand former wicketkeeper batsman, Luke Ronchi, has replaced Martin Guptill in  Guyana Amazon Warriors side for the remainder of the season of CPL 2017.
  • Guptill had to return to New Zealand because of an important family health matter and Guyana lost their regular captain as well.
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Australia confirm playing XI for the first Test against Bangladesh

  • Australia have stuck to their tradition of naming the playing XI ahead a day of the match and confirmed their team which will take on the hosts Bangladesh.
  • The Kangaroos will play two Tests on their tour to this part of sub-continent. Bangladesh too are looking confident ahead of the series and is expected to be one heck of a contest.
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Kevin Pietersen confirms end of County career

  • Former England batsman, Kevin Pietersen, has confirmed his cricket career in England has come to an end.
  • Kevin Pietersen a made this news public as Surrey lost their quarter final game against Warwickshire.
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Steve Smith hints at ‘Big Four’ pace attack for the Ashes

  • The terrifying prospect of the ‘Big Four’ fast bowlers being unleashed on England touring side this summer in Ashes is still open.
  • Steve Smith, the Aussie skipper, confirmed today that he is open to the idea of playing all the fast bowlers as they have a decent ability to contribute with the bat as well.
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Ben Stokes hails Joe Root as the “Best in the world”

  • After the end of the first day, Stokes hailed Root as one of the best in the world, if not the best.
  • He also was impressed with a fact that captaincy has not affected his run-amassing ability by any stretch of imagination.
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Will continue experimentation in ODIs, says fielding coach R Sridhar

  • As we know, the Indian selection committee head MSK Prasad has mentioned earlier that they will be trying out different permutations and combinations before they select a core side for the 2019 ICC World Cup.
  • “The way we look at every game is that we take something into the next game and the remaining part of the series. I think the way the last game shaped up was a wonderful learning curve for us,” Sridhar said today.
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South Africa hopeful of Indian players taking part in Global T20 league

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat is hopeful of BCCI allowing the Indian players to take part in CSA’s Global T20 league.
  • Lorgat was disappointed by the decision of BCCI to pull out of the Boxing Day Test which was originally expected to be a part of India’s tour of South Africa.
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BPL franchises submit retainees’ list for 2017

  • With the deadline for submitting retained players’ list of the teams participating in the Bangladesh Premier League 2017 (BPL) ending on Thursday, the players that will still be associated with their respective franchises of last year is now certain.
  • According to sources, Dhaka Dynamites, the defending champions have retained three local cricketers- Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Shahid and Mehedi Maruf alongside retaining Shakib Al Hasan as their icon.
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Geoffrey Boycott to retain his punditry role for BBC despite racist remarks

  • The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has taken their stance that Geoffrey Boycott will remain in the punditry role on its Test match special radio show after the legend was heavily criticized for delivering controversial and racial discriminative words.
  • During an event in Edgbaston, while discussing why he has not been given a knighthood yet, Boycott suggested he would have more chance if he “blacked his face.”
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Harmanpreet Kaur says, “Hum logon ko recognition mil rahi hai, finally”

  • After the Women’s World Cup, women cricketers of India are getting more recognition than they ever did before.
  • “World Cup ke liye jaane se pehle log hum logon ko utna nahi pehchante thay. But after performing well at the Women’s World Cup people have started recognizing us” Harmanpreet Kaur said
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Tamim Iqbal mentions Bangladeshi stars who can trouble Australia

  • The host’s practice session was spoiled by rain and vice-captain Tamim Iqbal took this opportunity to talk to the journalists on behalf of the team.
  • Tamim Iqbal admitted that Bangladesh needs it’s strike options like Mustafizur, Miraj and Shakib to fire if they want to do well in the series.
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Joe Root reaches yet another milestone

  • The ongoing second Test match between England and West Indies at Headingley saw the prolific batsman hit yet another half-century, bestowing him with a remarkable milestone.
  • With the score of 59 runs off 98 balls on the first day of the Headingley Test, Root equaled AB De Villiers‘ record of scoring 50 or more runs in 12 consecutive matches.
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Nathan Lyon close to Richie Benaud’s record

  • Australia will have their task cut-out if they want to do well in Bangladesh. The visitors would need contributions from their spinners, especially from the leader of the spin attack – Nathan Lyon.
  • The off-spinner is only 2 wickets short of becoming second-best spinner in Australian history. Currently, Richie Benaud is in the second position having taken 248 wickets in his Test career.
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Michael Holding credits Shanon Gabriel’s pace for Windies improvement

  • After having had to face a crushing defeat by an innings and 209 runs at the hands of England at Edgbaston in the first Test match of the series, Windies have looked to come back strongly and showcased the same intent on the first day of the 2nd Test match at Headingley, on Friday.
  • 63-year old Holding is regarded as one of the most lethal pacers of all time and had been nicknamed as the “Whispering Death” by the umpires for his smooth run-up, devoid of any sound.
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Dale Steyn set for return in T20 Global League, included in drafts

  • Dale Steyn has been away from professional cricket since November 2016. The fast bowler went under the knife for a shoulder surgery and has been out of action for almost 10 months now.
  • He looks set to mark his return to cricket as he was included in the list of draft for the forthcoming Global T20 league organized by the CSA.
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