What happened in the cricket world today - August 24

What happened in the cricket world today – August 24

Here is the rapid wrap-up of the events that grabbed the spotlight in the world of cricket today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Here are the titbits of news that matter in the world of cricket today.

1. Afghanistan vs Pakistan ODI series postponed indefinitely due to logistical reasons

Afghanistan’s three-match ODI series against Pakistan which was set to begin on September 3 has been postponed indefinitely after both boards came to a mutual agreement. (Read More)

2. ‘We need to make sure racism doesn’t happen again’ – Joe Root after Azeem Rafiq’s allegations

Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq urged the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to look into the year-old matter of racism against him in the club. (Read More)

3. ‘Don’t forget 1971 heroes’ – Ajit Wadekar’s wife Rekha to BCCI

Ajit Wadekar’s wife Rekha feels the efforts taken by players to win a series in England in 1971 were special. (Read More)

4. ‘I felt he wasn’t trying to get me out’ – James Anderson on short ball barrage from Jasprit Bumrah at Lord’s

I haven’t felt like this ever in my career. I felt he wasn’t trying to get me out,” James Anderson said while speaking to Tailenders Podcast. (Read More)

5. ‘I will be amazed if Ravi Ashwin doesn’t play’ – Michael Vaughan expects Team India to pick two spinners for third Test

It looks like it’s a very good week, it’s going to be very dry, nice, and sunny so I’d be amazed if Ashwin doesn’t play this week, Vaughan said. (Read More)

6. New Zealand batsman Finn Allen tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Bangladesh series

New Zealand cricketer Finn Allen has tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Bangladesh for the upcoming T20I series. He traveled from UK after featuring in the inaugural edition of The Hundred. (Read More)

7. To beat England at Headingley meant a lot to me: Sachin Tendulkar

The only Test match that I played (at Headingley) was in 2002. I got a hundred. To beat England on that ground meant a lot to me, Tendulkar said. (Read More)

8. ‘That’s for cameras and stump mic’ – Tight-lipped Virat Kohli refuses to share details of Lord’s spat with James Anderson

Indian skipper Virat Kohli chose against revealing any of the details of his verbal altercation with James Anderson during the second Test of the current series. (Read More)

9. BCCI announces squads for India Women’s tour of Australia

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the squads for India Women’s upcoming tour in Australia, which will comprise three ODIs, as many T20Is and a one-off Test. (Read More)

10. Can never say you are set in England, have to put your ego in your pocket as a batsman: Virat Kohli

Kohli also stated that Indian team can beat any team anywhere in the world. (Read More)

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