Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Suresh Raina returns to India; pulls out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons

  • IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings suffered a major setback as their premier batsman Suresh Raina pulled himself out of the cash-rich tournament for the 2020 season due to personal reasons.
  • However, the franchise is yet to reveal the actual details behind the star cricketer’s unavailability for the whole season.
  • On Saturday (August 29), the Chennai-based franchise came up with a statement in which the team CEO revealed that the CSK batter returned to India for his personal reasons.
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Here’s why Suresh Raina pulled out of IPL 2020 and returned home to India

  • Raina was one of the first players to kick off the preparations for IPL 2020 back at his home.
  • He had shared several training videos and he also was was a part of CSK’s five-day camp in Chennai before flying to UAE on August 21.
  • However, according to reports, the news of 13 members of CSK camp testing positive forced Raina to leave the tournament.
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IPL 2020: CSK pacer Deepak Chahar tested positive for COVID-19

  • The news of members of Chennai Super Kings support staff including a fast bowler testing positive for the novel coronavirus had shaken the entire cricket fraternity on August 28, 2020 (Friday).
  • Initially, the name of the player was not revealed which resulted in a lot of speculations regarding the name of the infected paceman.
  • It was a huge blow for the MS Dhoni-led side as they’ll now have no option but to wait before kicking off their IPL 2020 preparations.
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After Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad tests positive for the novel coronavirus

  • The three-time champions Chennai Super Kings are one of the favorites to lift the trophy of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • In the 10 seasons that they have played in, CSK have qualified for the playoffs/semis on every other occasion.
  • It ought to be a special season as it will mark the return of MS Dhoni, who retired from international cricket on August 15.
  • (Read more about the story)

BCCI delays announcing IPL 2020 schedule after members from CSK test COVID-19 positive

  • Ahead of IPL 2020, players were supposed to undergo a mandatory quarantine period after touching the land of UAE as per BCCI’s strict safety protocols.
  • Right after this period got over for the team, they were stepping ahead to jump in the fields. However, during the 2nd round of COVID-19 testing, CSK suffered a huge blow.
  • At least 10 members of their contingent tested positive for the virus, and there was a panic in the lot.
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1988 RT-PCR COVID tests have been carried out so far across all IPL contingents: BCCI

  • After several rounds of planning and keeping various parameters as the basis, the venue of the much-awaited Dream11 Indian Premier League was shifted to UAE.
  • Stringent rules and safety measures are already in place for so long that players are getting quite accustomed to it.
  • After testing negative twice, the players were allowed to leave India for the Gulf country. Upon coming here, they were being tested again and sent in the mandatory quarantine of 7 days.
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IPL 2020: Consequences of breaching ‘bio-secure bubble’ during the tournament explained

  • The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to take place under a highly planned bio-secure bubble from September 19 to November 10.
  • The IPL governing council has made it clear time and again that willingly breaching the safety bubble will result in dire consequences as that action can put the entire league at a risk.
  • Amid the huge spike in coronavirus cases in India, which has already crossed the 33-lakh mark, the tournament will take place in the UAE with strict rules in place.
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‘KKR ki lottery lag gayi’ – Fans hail Tom Banton’s heroics against Pakistan in the first T20I

  • The three-match Test series between England and Pakistan recently ended at Rose Bowl, Southampton, where hosts emerged victorious lifting the series 1-0.
  • The T20I series between the two nations just kicked off yesterday, but rain again played a spoilsport for the match. The match was midway at 16.1 overs when it was interrupted and got abandoned eventually.
  • The thing that became the centre of attraction in the game was Tom Banton’s stunning batting skills at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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Mohammad Amir uses saliva to shine the ball against England

  • Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, was spotted using saliva to shine the cricket ball during the opening T20I against England at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
  • Prior to the resumption of cricket in July, the International Cricket Council (ICC) laid down the guidelines, restricting the use of saliva.
  • However, sweat was allowed as a medium for the same.
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MS Dhoni is the best Indian captain I have seen: Greg Chappell

  • The most successful captain with the Indian side so far MS Dhoni bid adieu to the international format of the game on the 15th of this month and left fans in a miserable state.
  • Ever since he walked off the stage, people have been unstoppable in sharing their memories as well as experience with him.
  • In the same manner, Former India head coach Greg Chappell compared Ranchi stalwart to likes of Clive Lloyd, Mike Brearley, Ian Chappell, and Mark Taylor.
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‘We don’t wear mask with family’ – Deepak Chahar’s conversation with brother Rahul trends after the former tests COVID-19 positive

  • Just days before the commencement of IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings received a huge blow as multiple members of their squad tested COVID-19 positive. It was reported that at least 10 staffers along with a player have contracted the virus.
  • The player to have been infected has been identified as premier pacer Deepak Chahar and as a result, the entire CSK squad has been forced to go into quarantine.
  • CSK’s hopes of kicking off their training camp have also been shattered as they first have to serve the quarantine period.
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