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July 07, Evening Brief: Today’s top news and headlines from the cricketing world

July 07, Evening Brief Today’s top news and headlines from the cricketing world

MS Dhoni and Sakshi Singh. (Photo Source: SakshiSingh/Instagram)

1. ZIM vs IND 2024: Abhishek Sharma joins rare list after getting off the mark with six

Playing his debut series, left-handed batter Abhishek Sharma scored his first hundred in T20Is after returning from a 4-ball duck in the previous encounter against Zimbabwe. Abhishek started his innings with a maximum, becoming the third Indian to score first runs in T20Is with a sixer. (Read More)

2. Sanath Jayasuriya named Sri Lanka’s interim head coach

After Chris Silverwood’s resignation as head coach of the Sri Lankan team following their dismal performances at the T20 World Cup 2024, the SLC has announced Sanath Jayasuriya as the interim head coach, where he will helm at the coaching affairs for the series against India. (Read More)

3. It would be apt if the Government of India honours Rahul Dravid with the Bharat Ratna: Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has revealed a big statement, urging the Indian government to honour former cricketer Rahul Dravid with Bharat Ratna — the highest civilian award in the country. (Read More)

4. ‘It was not easy for me at all’ – Ishan Kishan breaks silence on ‘depressing’ contract snub

Ishan Kishan recently spilled the beans on his ouster from the Indian team, despite impressive performances, stating that his break due to mental fatigue was not received by the BCCI in a way he wanted it to. (Read More)

5. PCB announces 12.8 Billion for upgrading top stadiums ahead of Champions Trophy 2025

The move to allot the money was done in the light of the upcoming ICC event in the Asian country. The fixtures of the tourney are expected to be hosted in the cities like Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Karachi, and as a result, the amount would be utilized in uplifting the infrastructure at these venues. (Read More)

6. Gautam Gambhir shoots farewell video at Eden Gardens, India coach announcement soon?

The current Kolkata Knight Riders’ mentor was roped in by the franchise ahead of the 2024 edition, and the move paid instant rewards, as they won their third title, and the first in a decade. (Read More)

7. Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association set to host first Ranji Trophy game in six years

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) granted the hosting rights to the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). (Read More)

8. I’m preparing for the role that Hardik Pandya is playing: Nitish Kumar Reddy

Young and upcoming all-rounder Nitish Kumar Reddy revealed that he wants to fulfill the gap of star all-rounder and potential skipper Hardik Pandya in the Indian team, when the senior pro is not around. (Read More)

9. ‘Franchise cricket for some countries is more lucrative’ – Pat Cummins asks for specific windows of franchise, Test cricket

Australian skipper and star cricketer opined that the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other boards should look to allot a separate window for Test cricket, to avoid franchise leagues taking over majority of the schedules in a calendar year. (Read More)

10. Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy we will win Champions Trophy and WTC Final: Jay Shah

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has announced that Rohit Sharma will lead the Men in Blue in next year’s ICC Champions Trophy and the World Test Championship (WTC) final (if India make it). (Read More)

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