Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Visitors announce ODI and T20I squads for the tour
- Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced the ODI and T20I squads for their upcoming Pakistan tour.
- The visitors are scheduled to play three One-Day Internationals and as many T20Is between September 27 and October 9.
Ashes 2019: Chris Rogers reacts to Steve Smith imitating him by wearing glasses post Manchester Test
- Australia retained the Ashes in Manchester a couple of days ago and the visitors celebrated the moment to the hilt later.
- Rather, Leach wiping his glasses to score a historic single which tied the game hogged more limelight than ever.
BCB rename BPL after founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
- On Wednesday, BCB president Nazmul Hassan made the announcement in Dhaka amid talks with the franchises.
- The BCB’s contract with the franchises has expired and it is set to conduct the tournament by itself.
South Africa looking at Quinton de Kock as captaincy option for T20 World Cup 2020
- The South African team has touched down India for their upcoming three-match T20I series which begins from the first match on September 15 in Dharamsala.
- The next two matches will be played on September 18 and 22 in Chandigarh and Bengaluru respectively.
SLC refuse to provide NOC to Thisara Perera and Dickwella after they deny touring Pakistan
- Two out of the 10 players who have refused to go to Pakistan sought the board’s permission to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which kicked off on September 4.
- However, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has refused to grant them the no-objection certificate (NOC) to play in the CPL after they refused to take the national responsibility.
Why Geoffrey Boycott receiving knighthood is being termed ‘controversial’?
- The former English cricket captain and now a commentator was knighted in Former Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation honors for his service to the sport.
- The condemnation surrounding Boycott’s knighthood is due to the former skipper’s conviction in a 1998 domestic violence where he was accused of beating up his former girlfriend.
Ashes 2019: Peter Siddle hits out at Steve Harmison for his ‘cheat’ comment on Steve Smith
- Former Australia captain Steve Smith has redeemed himself with some exceptional batting in the ongoing Ashes in England.
- He has so far amassed 671 runs in just five innings with 82 being the lowest and has comfortably reclaimed the number 1 position in the ICC Test rankings for the batsmen.
USA set to host its first-ever ODI in September 2019
- The first-ever international game of cricket was played between the United States and the British Province of Canada in 1844.
- One hundred and seventy-five years since that game played in New York, the US are now set to host their first-ever ODI at home and the opponents are Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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