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Bangladesh To Return To Scene Of New Zealand Mosque Attacks | Cricket News

Bangladesh cricketers are to return to the scene of the Christchurch mosque massacres two years after the tragedy, New Zealand cricket said Tuesday. They are among four international teams confirmed to play in New Zealand over the coming months. Bangladesh are scheduled to play a one-day international in Christchurch on March 17 and are likely to be in the city on March 15, two years to the day after a gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques and wounded another 40. The gunman began his murderous rampage at the Al Noor Mosque, opposite the Hagley Park cricket oval, just as the mainly Muslim Bangladesh team arrived for prayers before practi...
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Indian Premier League 2020: Sanju Samson Says No One Can Play Like MS Dhoni | Cricket News

IPL 2020: It's not at all easy to play like Dhoni, said Sanju Samson.© BCCI/IPL Rajasthan Royals star batsman Sanju Samson on Tuesday shunned all comparisons of him being the next MS Dhoni saying "no one can play and no one should try" to play like Dhoni. Samson had played a knock of 85 runs against Kings XI Punjab as Rajasthan Royals chased down a target of 224 with four wickets in hand and three balls to spare. After his match-winning innings, Congress le...
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Virat Kohli Condemns UP Gang-Rape, Says It “Goes Beyond Cruelty” | Cricket News

Virat Kohli condemned the gang rape and death of a 20-year-old woman, who died in Delhi today.© AFP Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to express his outrage after a 20-year-old woman died on Tuesday in a Delhi hospital, two weeks after being gang-raped and tortured by four men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. "What happened in #Hathras is inhumane and goes beyond cruelty," Kohli tweeted. "Hope the culprits of this heinous crime will be brou...
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Indian Premier League 2020: Rahul Tewatia Says He’s Ready To Bat In Super Over If Situation Demands | Cricket News

IPL 2020: Rahul Tewatia smashed a match-winning 53 against Kings XI Punjab last Sunday.© BCCI/IPL The 13th edition of Indian Premier League has witnessed two super overs in 10 matches so far and Rajasthan Royals batsman Rahul Tewatia is ready to show his skills if any such situation arises for his side in the upcoming fixtures. Tewatia was the star of the match between the Royals and Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. The left-handed batsman came out to bat at numb...
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Crisis In South African Cricket Deepens, Sports Minister Asked To Launch Legal Proceedings | Cricket News

The crisis in South African cricket deepened on Tuesday when it was revealed that the country's sports minister had been asked to get involved in the administrative problems affecting the sport. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has written to sports minister Nathi Mthethwa claiming that it had met with "serious resistance" from Cricket South Africa (CSA) over an attempt to investigate the issues in cricket. The letter asks the minister for assistance to launch legal proceedings against CSA or "to take whatever action in your powers you deem necessary to restore the dignity of the game".The latest move could put C...
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IPL 2020: UAE Pacer Discusses Sharing Bowling Technique With Jasprit Bumrah | Cricket News

He missed out on being picked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction going into season 13, but UAE pacer Zahoor Khan has been roped in by Mumbai Indians to bowl at the nets and help the players prepare better for conditions on offer in the country. Speaking to ANI, Zahoor -- who has finished his quarantine period and was part of the nets before MI's game against RCB on Monday -- said that discussing his slower ball technique with Jasprit Bumrah has been his biggest takeaway from the journey so far. "I am still pinching myself. Bumrah asked me how do I manage to bowl the slower ball with so much dew around. I discussed my technique with him. Imagi...
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IPL 2020, RR vs KKR: Sanju Samson Gears Up For Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Clash | Cricket News

IPL 2020, RR vs KKR: Sanju Samson will be aiming to continue his fine form in UAE© Instagram Ahead of Rajasthan Royals' (RR) upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 fixture vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the club has shared a video of Sanju Samson gearing up for the crunch clash. The 25-year-old has been on top for the Royals in United Arab Emirates (UAE), playing a crucial role in their winning run in the ongoing campaign. Steve Smith's side have played...
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Kevin Pietersen Praises “Winner” AB de Villiers For Leading The Way In The Super Over | Cricket News

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Tuesday hailed Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers for giving a match-winning performance against Mumbai Indians. His remark came as RCB defeated Mumbai Indians in the Super Over on Monday at the Dubai International Stadium. In the Super Over, Mumbai Indians were able to score just seven runs as Navdeep Saini bowled a brilliant over, and Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers chased it down with ease. In the normal match action, both Mumbai and Bangalore posted 201 runs on the board. Mumbai Indians did not send out Ishan Kishan to play the Super Over as he was drained out and as a result, ...
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Indian Premier League 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals: David Warner Gives A Peek Into SRH Preparations With “Captain’s Corner” | Cricket News

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) have had a disappointing start to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 campaign, losing both their games thus far. In both contests, it was their middle order that was found wanting after captain David Warner and his opening partner Jonny Bairstow were dismissed. No. 4, 5, 6, and 7 managed 12, 0, 7 and 6 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and couldn't accelerate towards the death in their second match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). However, Warner explained that the players have been working on their skills in the nets but the execution on the field has been found lacking. SRH posted a video on social media ca...
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Ellyse Perry To Miss Rest Of New Zealand Series With Hamstring Injury | Cricket News

Ellyse Perry will miss the three-match ODI series against New Zealand women.© Twitter Australia women's skipper Meg Lanning on Tuesday confirmed that all-rounder Ellyse Perry will be missing the remainder of the New Zealand series. Australia and New Zealand will be facing each other in the three-match ODI series after the conclusion of the three-match T20I series. The Meg Lanning-led side has already secured the T20I series after winning the first two match...