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

England player Ben Stokes
England player Ben Stokes. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Shadab Khan underwent a random dope test by ICC

  • International Cricket Council has conducted a random dope test of Shadab Khan hours after his heroics in the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka on Friday.
  •  However, though the dope test is a random one, if found positive, he might be in huge trouble.
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Kevin Pietersen feels absence of Ben Stokes will hurt England in the Ashes

  • Former England captain, Kevin Pietersen has opined that the absence of Ben Stokes might cost England the 2017-18 Ashes.
  • With the regal tournament less than a month away, Pietersen feels that England is a frail side. The Ashes begins on November 23 at The Gabba, Brisbane.
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Massive bidding expected if Hardik Pandya enters IPL 2018 Auctions

  • Over the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has carved a reputation for itself as one of the most admired domestic T20 cricketing leagues around the globe.
  •  Right from the beginning of the auctions till the grand finale, there’s no dearth of excitement, surrounding the extravaganza. However, there have been several chopping and changing regarding the format of the tournament.
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NADA to continue conducting random tests during the matches in India

  • National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) has been directed by the Union Ministry of sports to proceed with the dope testing in cricket.
  • The orders have come after the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) had written to the ministry regarding the non-compliance by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
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Virat Kohli opts out of practice session at Kanpur along with other key players

  • With the series tied at 1-1, the action now shifts at the Green Park, Kanpur which hosts the series finale of the 3-match ODI series.
  • According to sources, Indian skipper Virat Kohli skipped the practice session at Kanpur on the eve of the third and the final ODI along with some of the key members of the Indian side.
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MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva invited to Ambalapuzha Temple as a special guest

  • She has her own account on Instagram, of course, handled by designated professionals. But what has enthralled everyone is more than 50,000 people have started following her in no time.
  •  However, in a surprising turn of events, she was invited to Ambalapuzha Temple as a special guest for the Krishna festival on January 14.
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Ashish Nehra optimistic of the coaching stint with the Indian Team in future

  •  Earlier this month, he had announced his decision to hang his boots from all formats of cricket at international and domestic level.
  • However, he has not ruled out the possibility of a coaching stint with the Men in Blue in the future.
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S Sreesanth’s ban has left a Scottish cricket club in dilemma

  • The ban imposed on S. Sreesanth by the BCCI was upheld by the Kerala High Court last month, and the verdict has left a cricket club in Scotland in dilemma.
  •  According to the, the officials at the Glenrothes Cricket Club in Fife — a county in Scotland will now have to wait for the results of the legal course after cricketer Sreesanth’s bid to make a comeback faced a massive hurdle lately.
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Tim Southee suggests Kiwis more excited than nervous ahead of the series finale

  • Kiwi’s spearhead Tim Southee revealed that the Black Caps were more excited than nervous ahead of the all-important series finale scheduled on Sunday, October 29 against India.
  •  With the series locked at 1-1, both teams have everything to play for at the Green Park, Kanpur.
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Virat Kohli’s work ethics are remarkable: Cheteshwar Pujara

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli has gone past Argentina’s footballer Lionel Messi in the Forbes list of top 10 most valuable athletes in 2017. He is at the seventh spot but all these feats haven’t been a cakewalk.
  •  Kohli is one of the most disciplined cricketers and arguably the fittest among the current crop of players. He has given up on a laid back, easy going life and worked hard on his game and therefore a major part of fitness.
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Hong Kong World Sixes 2017: The coaching staff might need to step onto the field for Bangladesh

  • Hong Kong World Sixes 2017 is currently in progress at Kowloon Cricket Club which is touted to be its traditional venue.
  • The two-day tournament might witness an unusual incident in case one of the players of the Bangladesh squad get injured.
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Ben Stokes was a real hero, reveals the gay couple he defended

  • England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been termed a ‘real hero’ for playing the rescuer’s role and protecting a gay couple in the eventful Bristol ‘fight night’ incident.
  •  Stokes, as well as the rest of the cricketing world, will wait and see if he gets charged with any criminal charges due to the incident which took place outside a nightclub in Bristol, in the month of September.
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India v New Zealand: Pollution cloud hangs over Delhi T20I

  • As the years passed, pollution has turned out to be a burning issue for the capital of India- New Delhi. From Arvind Kejriwal’s odd-even policy to banning firecrackers during Diwali, the government has tried out everything to curb the pollution level.
  •  Despite the initiatives, Delhi hasn’t quite been able to get itself out of the stranglehold of pollution. Hosting sporting events in the national capital has turned out to be a risky business, courtesy to the pollution level.
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Arjun Tendulkar named in the MCA Colts team

  • Arjun Tendulkar has been selected in Mumbai Cricket Association Colts team that will lock horns in the Police Invitation Sheild tournament from October 28 onwards.
  • Pranav Menon will lead the 15-member MCA Colts team. Tendulkar Jr played in the U-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy that was held at the MIG Cricket Club and MCA’s BKC ground.
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