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

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

Here are the top headlines of the day.

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The significant changes include restriction on dimensions of the bat. (Photo Source: ICC)

MCC’s new Laws of Cricket will come into full effect on October 1

  • The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) recently amended a few laws in the game of cricket and the new rules will be implemented from this Sunday.
  • There have been some significant changes made to the laws which is expected to make the game of cricket more exciting and interesting for the fans.
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IND v AUS: Nagpur pitch curator promises sporting wicket for final ODI

  • The pitch curator at Nagpur, Pravin Hingnikar, has promised a sporting track for the upcoming fixture. He mentioned that the batsmen and the bowlers will have equal opportunities in the game.
  • The final ODI between India and Australia in the ongoing series will be nothing but a dead rubber. With the hosts already clinching the series, the eyes would perhaps be on how both teams approach the game.
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Ian Chappell expects England to struggle without Ben Stokes

  • Former Australian captain Ian Chappell said that England stands no chance of winning the Ashes if they don’t have Stokes.
  • The Durham player, who is also the vice-captain of the Test team has been picked in the 16-member squad announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). But, he was suspended by the ECB after the video of the punch-up incident emerged.
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Nathan Coulter-Nile in line for Ashes debut after impressive show in India

  • Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has served a serious case for himself ahead of the upcoming Ashes series. The Ashes is arguably the biggest fixture in the Australian international cricket calendar.
  • Coulter-Nile has dismissed Kohli on three occasions in the four matches thus far. Needless to say, he has his case served for the Ashes. At least, his fellow teammate Kane Richardson feels so.
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DDCA asks Manjot Kalra to undergo age verification test before leading U19 side

  • In a very embarrassing incident, the Delhi Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) was left in a false position soon after they had named their U19 side for the Cooch Behar Trophy. The DDCA had named promising young player Manjot Kalra as the skipper of the side.
  • DDCA, the state association led by former Indian cricketer Madan Lal, had announced the squad on their official website recently.
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IND v AUS: Hyderabad T20I tickets to go on sale from September 30

  • The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) recently announced that the sale of tickets for the upcoming India v Australia T20I to be held in Hyderabad will commence on September 30.
  • T Seshnarayan, the secretary of the HCA, mentioned that the ticket sale would start at 11:00 am on the day. The match is scheduled to be played on October 13 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad.
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Differently-abled Gurudas Raut hopes to impress Virat Kohli in the nets

  • Gurudas Raut, who was born without a left arm, is a cricketer in the Indian team for the disabled. Over the years, he has been bowling as a net bowler whenever the Indian team visits Nagpur.
  •  As per the recent quotes in the Hindustan Times, the bowler recalled how people used to mock him for his disability. But, he persisted and persevered for his dream and is a cricketer now.
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Great to see Hardik Pandya getting full backing from Virat Kohli: Irfan Pathan

  • Baroda captain, Irfan Pathan has lauded Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli for believing in Hardik Pandya’s all-round abilities. Irfan raised expectations to another level and defined the role of a ‘seam bowling all-rounder’ when he made his debut 14 years ago, while Pandya did the same when he started playing for India last year.
  • The veteran showered praise for Kohli also because several players have been backed particularly since he took the reins of captaincy.
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Hashim Amla becomes the 70000th dismissal in Test cricket

  • The Potchefstroom Test match between South Africa and Bangladesh witnessed a new milestone in Test cricket.
  • The 2nd wicket of South African innings, Hashim Amla, got out to Shafiul Islam as he was caught by Mehidy Hasan Miraz after scoring a brilliant century. Thus, Amla became the 70000th wicket to fall in the Test format.
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Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara to play for their respective Ranji teams

  • As the Ranji Trophy season kicks off on October 6, the first round is expected to see a good number of international stars in action.
  • Cricketers like Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and Murali Vijay are expected to feature at the start of this year’s Ranji season.
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Virat Kohli feels India needs to replicate the success abroad

  • The Virat Kohli-led Indian side looked in sublime form as they continued their impeccable winning streak from their last month’s tour of Sri Lanka in the ongoing series against the Aussies.
  • However, their winning streak was put to a halt as they lost the 4th ODI against the Aussies by 21 runs. But the skipper feels the current Indian team can become one of the greatest ODI sides ever if it can replicate its home success in overseas conditions.
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Pakistan grooming another 95+ mph pacer

  • Apparently, a total of 17 players were filtered and former Pakistan bowling Coach and the Lahore Qalandars’ Director Cricket Operations Aqib Javed spotted that these bowlers were constantly bowling over 144 km/h and he was most impressed with a bowler named Salman Irshad.
  • Aqib Javed mentioned that he has set a target to nurture the young fast bowler and will help him increase his speed to 150 km/h.
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If Stokes started the Mbargo fight, he should quit vice-captaincy: Derek Pringle

  • Former English cricketer Derek Pringle reckons Ben Stokes should quit England’s vice-captaincy if he had embarked the controversial late-night fight.
  • He was involved in a brawl on the streets outside the Mbargo nightclub and CCTV footage clearly showed that Stokes had punched an unknown man on his face on numerous occasions.
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Kumar Sangakkara to be part of advisory committee appointed by Sri Lankan sports Minister

  • The former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has given his consent to join the advisory committee appointed by the Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara.
  • The committee will work and advise the board regarding uplifting the standards of Sri Lanka cricket. The decision has been taken in the wake of the turmoil they are going through in International cricket.
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Ravichandran Ashwin guides Worcestershire to Championship Division Two title

  • While the Indian team secured the ODI series against Australia, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took great strides in his first-class career after he took five wickets to help Worcestershire clinch the County Championship Division Two title.
  • This was Ashwin’s second five-wicket haul (5/95) for his County club as he finished with 20 wickets in four matches in his maiden outing in domestic cricket. With the victory, Worcestershire lifted the Division Title for the first time since 2003.
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Irfan Pathan to lead Baroda in Ranji Trophy 2017-18

  • The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) today announced the 14-man squad for the upcoming season of the Ranji Trophy. The team placed in Group C will play six league matches and their performance there will determine if they advance to the quarter-finals.
  •  Irfan Pathan will lead the young team into the tournament once again with Deepak Hooda as his deputy.
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MS Dhoni’s place in the World Cup team will depend on performance: Mohinder Amarnath

  • While doubts were raised about MS Dhoni’s prowess ahead of the Sri Lanka tour he has been piling on the runs since and all of them have come when the team was at the edge of the cliff.
  • But that isn’t enough to convince Mohinder Amarnath that Dhoni can last till the 2019 World Cup.
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Carew Cricket Club demoted to Division Two after serious lapse in fairplay

  • In what appears to be a serious issue of fair play violation, a village cricket club has been downgraded by a disciplinary committee.
  • The issue sparked outrage from various corners. Earlier last year, Carew Cricket Club had made news when they declared on 18/1 against second-placed Cresselly in what was a title decider game for the Pembroke County Cricket Club (PCCC) Division One.
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Glenn Maxwell is a match-winner, but he has lacked consistency: David Saker

  • David Saker, the stand-in Australian coach has justified the decision to drop Glenn Maxwell from the ODI side in the fourth match against India. He was replaced by the regular wicketkeeper Matthew Wade in Bengaluru on Thursday.
  • The visitors put a halt to India’s winning streak and won the match by 21 runs to stage a belated comeback in the series. They will now look to win the final game in Nagpur as well and finish the series on a high
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Punam Raut reveals her admiration for AB de Villiers

  • Indian opener Punam Raut, known for her solidity at the top of the order, said that India is aware of the conditions in South Africa as they have toured the country before. The Women cricketers are preparing for the domestic season and will play practice games later in the year before setting off for South Africa.
  • Raut revealed that she admires South African cricketer AB de Villiers, who recently relinquished his ODI captaincy. The Indian opener also said that she will like to interact with the maverick batsman as she admired the way he conducts himself as a player.
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