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

Here are the top headlines of the day

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Ahsan Raza. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Kanpur’s Green Park wicket gets a high-security treatment ahead of the IND-NZ decider

  • The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has added more mass to the security around the 22-yard wicket in Kanpur, the venue for the third and final ODI match between India and New Zealand.
  • UPCA acting secretary Yudhvir Singh said the security officials at the Green Park Stadium have been clearly instructed to not allow anyone into the venue without a valid pass.
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Lahore attack victim Ahsan Raza will officiate in the 3rd T20I between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

  • 42-year-old Ahsan Raza will officiate in the third and final T20I match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which will take place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore
  • The exact place where Raza took a bullet during the 2009 terror strike involving the Sri Lankan team. Raza survived the attack on the van carrying the officials, just behind the Sri Lankan team bus.
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Ireland’s inaugural Test match to be played in May next year

  • Ireland will play its inaugural Test match against Pakistan from May 11 to 15 in 2018 as the venue for the historic game is yet to be finalised.
  • The occasion will mark as a huge one in the history of the cricket in the country and they would surely love to make it a memorable one for their fans.
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Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Round 3, Day 4 Review

  • Not every day India’s premier domestic league provides nine outright results out of 12 games. The round 3 of the Ranji Trophy turned out to be a thrilling affair. There were only three matches without any result and Odisha won’t mind that.
  •  Andhra had to be content with just three points after putting Odisha in a spot of bother. But at the end, Odisha just managed to stand their ground and denied a win to Hanuma Vihari’s side. Biplab Samantray’s unbeaten 62 came at the hour of crisis as Odisha lived to fight another day.
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Pandurang Salgaoncar never intended to say what he said

  •  It was a sting operation by India Today and the undercover reporter took all the details of the pitch from him and also entered the ground with him to access the pitch which is not allowed according to the rulebook of the ICC.
  •  However, now Salgaoncar has himself cleared that he had no intentions of fixing the game and also never intended to say what he actually said.
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Government requests BCCI to host Rajasthan Royals’ matches at Jaipur

  • The Rajasthan Government has drafted a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding its intention to provide the requisite facilities to the Rajasthan Royals team so that it can hold its matches in its fortress at Sawai Maan Singh Stadium at Jaipur.
  • Also, the Royals are coming back from a two-year relegation due to corruption charges. Royals have been deprived of their home advantage because of the inability of the Rajasthan Cricket Association to acquire requisite state government clearances.
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Class 9 dropout Hardik Pandya says his school is to be blamed for his lack of education

  • Many cricket fanatics find similarity in him and legendary former Indian skipper Kapil Dev while a certain section of fans believes that he can be as great as South Africa’s Jacques Kallis.
  • The cricketer had earlier revealed that he and his family had to counter financial issues and somehow he failed to go past IX standard when it comes to education.
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Ashish Nehra hits back at critics, says he doesn’t care if he is in the XI or not for his last T20I

  • Many had criticised him for selecting himself in the XI by retiring after the first game of the three-match series.
  •  But the veteran has cleared that he doesn’t care if he would be playing in the XI or not in his farewell game. Few had also questioned his inclusion in the team only for the first match.
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Joe Root not to name vice-captain ahead of the Ashes

  • It has been learned that England captain Joe Root will not name his deputy for the all important Ashes series when he gives his farewell press conference at Lord’s on Friday.
  •  The England team will fly out to Austalia on 28th October to participate in the Ashes series against Steve Smith-led Australian side. It was earlier reported that the English team will name Root’s deputy before leaving for down-under.
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Yo Mahesh returns in style after a career-threatening knee injury

  • The visiting side took a decisive lead of 76 runs in the first innings thanks to the stubbornness shown by the talented cricketer. Mumbai was almost assured of a lead going into the third day having scalped seven wickets for less than 300 runs.
  • But Mahesh fought with assistance from the tail-enders and ensured crucial three points for his side as the match is headed towards a draw.
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Survivors of 2009 attack to revisit Pakistan after eight years

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) had banned Pakistan from hosting an international game after militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 which injured some players and officials.
  • . The bus was attacked when the teams were travelling towards the Gaddafi Stadium for the match.
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Bangladesh set to participate in the Hong Kong Sixes 2017

  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced their squad for the Hong Kong Sixes 2017, which is set to kickstart on 28 October at Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong.
  •  Eight teams along with hosts Hong Kong will take part in the 2-day event. It is one of the most anticipated contests in the cricket calendar, as spectators and viewers get to see massive sixes and bagful of wickets.
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I hope more teams will come to Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez

  • Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is optimistic of more teams visiting the country after Sri Lanka who are set to play the third T20I of the series in Lahore.
  • Hafeez was overwhelmed with the cricket returning to his beloved country and thanked Sri Lankan players for helping them in reviving the International cricket.
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WADA claims an Indian cricketer tested positive for doping in 2016

  • According to a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report of 2016, one Indian cricketer has tested positive for banned substances among the 153 BCCI accredited cricketers.
  • . The cricketer’s name is yet to be revealed and he will be the second after former India U-19 player Pradeep Sangwan to have tested positive. Sangwan was part of the  Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in 2013 when he tested positive during that year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Shakib Al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan recreate 111-year-old record in South Africa

  • Not often do we get to see two spinners opening the bowling in from both ends in International cricket in South Africa but Bangladesh decided to go with the two trusted options Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan in the first of the 2-match T20I series at Bloemfontein.
  •  The Bangladeshis have made it a habit of starting with spinners irrespective of the country and conditions they’re playing in. Thus the Asian side recorded the first instance in 111 years where two spinners started off the proceedings in an International game on South African soil.
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