What happened in the cricket world today – June 9
Here is a quick recap of the events that matter in the cricketing world today.
Updated - Jun 9, 2021 9:32 pm
1. Cricket West Indies announces a 13-member squad for the opening Test against South Africa
West Indies and South Africa are all set to resume international cricket with a Test series followed by a T20I series. Ahead of that, Cricket West Indies announced a 13-member Test squad.
2. James Anderson deletes his ‘lesbian’ tweet from 2010, says ‘he is a changed person now’
“If we educate well enough, that language and those tweets do not go out in the first place. The historical stuff, for me, it was 10, 11 years ago. I have certainly changed as a person since then,” said Anderson, regretting his 11-year-old tweet.
3. Farokh Engineer opens up on how he tackled racism in England
Former India wicketkeeper-batter Farokh Engineer shared his experience of racism in England while he was playing County cricket for Lancashire in the early ’60s and how he dealt with it.
4. ‘Lionel Messi is yet to win major silverware with Argentina’ – Ramiz Raja opens up on Virat Kohli’s ICC title drought
Ramiz Raja feels temperament is the main factor in doing well in the finals of big events for elite players.
5. No telecast of ENG-PAK series in Pakistan as government refuses to join hands with Indian company for broadcasting: Fawad Chaudhary
“The cabinet has rejected the request of PTV to sign an agreement with Star and Sony to air the England-Pakistan cricket series,” said Fawad Chaudhary.
6. Babar Azam picks Kane Williamson and Ian Bell’s cover drives as favourite
“I really like Ian Bell’s cover drive, it was very smooth and it looked like someone was playing it in slow motion. Kane Williamson plays the cover drive really well because he plays it really late and plays it very close to his body,” said Azam.
7. ‘I am not too fussed about it’ – Pat Cummins on prospects of becoming Australia’s captain
I don’t have too much experience, so it is nice that I have been mentioned [for the role of captaincy]. If it happens, it will be great and I will try my best. If it does not, [that’s] also great, said Cummins.
8. Elbow niggle rules Kane Williamson out of second Test; Tom Latham to lead
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is out of the second Test against England after suffering an elbow injury. In his absence, Tom Latham will lead the team.