What happened in the cricket world today - May 26

Here is the quick wrap-up of the news that matters in the world of cricket.

Sam Billings, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Amir, and Ryan Burl
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Sam Billings, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Amir, and Ryan Burl. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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

1. England call Sam Billings, Haseeb Hameed for New Zealand Tests, Ben Foakes ruled out

The England cricket team has recalled the likes of Sam Billings and Haseeb Hameed for the two-match Test series against New Zealand that will commence on 2nd June 2021. Ben Foakes will not be a part of the series because of an injury to his hamstring.

2. Australia players likely to miss remainder of IPL 2021 in September-October window

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold the remaining matches of IPL 2021 during September and October this year. However, the Australian players might not be a part of the IPL as the Australian side has international commitments to fulfill during that time.

3. Harsha Bhogle names India’s playing XI for ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka

Veteran cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has picked his Indian playing XI that will take on Sri Lanka in a limited-overs series in the month of July.

4. IPL 2022: Aakash Chopra chooses three players Mumbai Indians should retain or use RTM card for

Cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra has stated that the Mumbai Indians (MI) side should surely retain Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auctions. He also said that the Mumbai side should use the RTM on Hardik Pandya.

5. ‘He won’t be picked for India anymore’ – BCCI selector on Jaydev Unadkat

A BCCI selector has openly stated that Jaydev Unadkat will not even be considered for selection for the Indian side.

6. Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl could face punishment over his sponsor-seeking tweet

Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl had asked whether any company could come forward to sponsor his shoes on Twitter. This gesture has reportedly not been received well by Zimbabwe cricket. Burl could face disciplinary action and could even be dropped from the side for the same.

7. Mohammad Amir to make his CPL debut for Barbados Tridents

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has been signed by the Barbados Tridents side and might make his CPL debut this year.

8. Umar Akmal eligible for rehabilitation program after paying a fine of PKR 42,50,000

Umar Akmal has been directed to pay a sum of PKR 425,00,00 and only then will he be able to attend his rehabilitation program. Akmal had failed to report an approach made by a bookie and was banned from cricket for the same.

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