NZ’s 1st tour of Pak in 18 years abandoned minutes before 1st ODI after security alert
New Zealand’s first cricket tour of Pakistan in 18 years has been abandoned after a New Zealand government security alert. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed the abandonment minutes before the first ODI was set to begin in Rawalpindi. “[T]his will be a blow for PCB, who’ve been wonderful hosts, but player safety is paramount,” NZC chief executive David White said.
CSK have a fantastic shot at winning IPL 2021 title: Pietersen
Ahead of second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE, beginning Sunday, ex-England skipper Kevin Pietersen said Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have a fantastic shot at winning the title for the fourth time. He added that he was surprised by CSK performance in the first leg of IPL. CSK are currently second with five wins in seven matches.
BCCI announces appointment of 5-member junior selection committee
The BCCI announced the appointment of the All-India Junior Selection Committee. Sharath Sridharan, the first cricketer to play 100 Ranji Trophy matches for Tamil Nadu, has been named Chairman of the committee. Other members include Pathik Patel (West Zone), Ranadeb Bose (East Zone), Kishan Mohan (North Zone) and Harvinder Singh Sodhi (Central Zone).
Kohli recommended selectors to remove Rohit as vice-captain due to his age: Reports
Virat Kohli, who will step down as Team India T20I captain after T20 World Cup 2021, went to the selection committee with a proposal that Rohit Sharma be removed from limited-overs vice-captaincy as he is 34. He wanted ODI vice-captaincy to be handed to KL Rahul with Rishabh Pant performing the role in T20 format, reports added.
Ravi Shastri hints at stepping down as India head coach after T20 WC, says ‘I’ve overachieved’
Ravi Shastri has hinted at not continuing as India head coach after T20 World Cup 2021. “I’ve achieved all I wanted…Five years as number one…in Tests, to win in Australia twice, to win in England,” he said. Shastri added, “I believe in never overstaying your welcome…I’d say…in terms of what I wanted to get out of the side…I’ve over-achieved.”
Myth that studies, sports can’t be pursued together broken: Suhas LY
Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate (DM) Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, who won a silver medal in badminton at Tokyo Paralympics, said the myth that studies and sports can’t be pursued together has been broken. “Many are surprised that a person can be good in both studies and sports. Parents…look at studies as the more stable option,” he added.