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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

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IRE vs IND: BCCI confirms Indian team’s departure date for the upcoming Ireland tour

  • The Indian team is scheduled to tour Ireland for a couple of T20Is to be played at The Village in Dublin on July 27 and July 29 respectively.
  • Recently, a press release from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that the Men in Blue will depart for the series on June 23, four days prior to the start of the two-match series.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Michael Hussey thinks Warner and Smith will be included in the Australian World Cup 2019 team

  • Australian team minus Steve Smith and David Warner and we have got to see the results on the ongoing tour of England.
  • The team has the least experience in the line-up, if we may say the least amount of decisiveness in the leadership to steer the team on the field and the batting seems to have no spine.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Comparing the yo-yo test scores of India with other top teams

  • The yo-yo fitness test has been made mandatory to make it to the national team by the Indian management. The move saw the likes of Ambati Rayudu and Sanju Samson being dropped from India and India A teams respectively from England tour.
  • They failed to cross the prescribed score of 16.1 which is necessary to clear the test. However, it has emerged that the yo-yo test score of Team India is the lowest when compared to the other teams.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Broadcast details for the Ireland vs India T20I series

  • Ahead of their all-important tour to England, Team India will play their first bilateral Twenty 20 International series against the Irish.
  • They will play two T20Is in Dublin on June 27 and 29 before flying to England for the T20I series.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Afghanistan to play more Test matches in the new FTP released by ICC

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the Future Tour Program (FTP) of all the teams for the next five years on Wednesday. The schedule also includes World Test Championship and the 13-team ODI League as the latter begins in 2022.
  • Afghanistan were introduced to the longest format of the game earlier this month as they were a humbled by India in Bengaluru.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Arhhan Singh’s family traumatized after garbage fiasco

  • A few days ago, a video went viral on the internet where Anushka Sharma was seen bashing a person, who was dumping garbage on the road. The Bollywood actress instructed the perpetrator to put the same in a dustbin.
  • Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian cricket team, posted the video of the incident following which there were mixed reactions for the couple from the nook and corner of the country.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Sandeep Patil terms yo-yo test as ‘absurd’

  • The yo-yo test conundrum has landed a number of players in an unwanted loop thus far. It’s a selection criterion for players where they need to breach the 16.1 mark out of 25 in order to stay put in their position.
  • However, the same hasn’t been something joyful for the cricketers as a few of them Mohammed Shami, Sanju Samson and Ambati Rayudu has had to face the wrath of eviction.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Graeme Swann picks the hot favourites to win the World Cup

  • The ICC Cricket World Cup is less than a year away now as all the teams are trying to build their squads keeping the mega event in mind.
  • England will host the tournament as 10 teams will fight for the glory unlike the earlier editions when the Associates were part of the perennial event.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Former Indian cricketer thinks it is ‘unfair to drop players based on yo-yo test’

  • The debate and controversies surrounding the yo-yo test are surely not ending anytime soon.
  • The fitness test has been made mandatory for any player to qualify for selection in the national team.
  • (Read more about the story here)

SLC to contest ICC charge on captain, coach and team manager

  • Dinesh Chandimal was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball in the controversial second Test match between Sri Lanka and Windies in St. Lucia.
  • The ICC also charged a level three offence of him along with the coach Chandika Hathurusingha and the team manager Asanka Gurusinha for the conduct contrary to the spirit of the game.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Saba Karim justifies the reasons behind taking delayed yo-yo test

  • The yo-yo test has been trending in the Indian cricketing fraternity for the past few days. The players are somewhat petrified by the exam as it has already seen the axe come down on a number of them.
  • Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, and Sanju Samson couldn’t cross the qualification criteria of 16.1 out of 25 owing to which they were left out of their respective squads.
  • (Read more about the story here)

ENG vs AUS: Eoin Morgan and England eyeing the magical figure of 500 after world record

  • The English team has been on a rampage ever since their league phase defeat versus Bangladesh in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Their face of cricket has changed drastically as they modified the brand of cricket played in the limited-overs format to stay in sync with the dynamics of the sport.
  • They are currently ranked number one in ODIs and right so, owing to the domination they have had over other teams in recent times.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Here’s the probable reason behind Ahmed Shehzad’s dope test failure

  • Pakistan cricket and controversy have developed an exotic relationship over the past few years. From spot-fixing, dope tests to other undesired scandals, a number of players in Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif and others has got themselves tangled in some issues or the other.
  • In a recent development, batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been tested positive for the consumption of a banned substance.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Former Irish cricketer Ed Joyce to break retirement and play for Sussex

  • Ed Joyce was one of Ireland’s most consistent batsman. Such was his class and finesse that he went on to play for England.
  • However, he returned to the country of his birth shortly after they qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007.
  • (Read more about the story here)

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