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Hello, we’re here with the daily news roundup for Sunday (July 14). Here’re some of the top news stories that subsequently grabbed eyeballs around the world.
Let’s have a look at what is taking place in the cricketing world:
Shikhar Dhawan Doubtful for Windies Tour:
Team India’s opener Shikhar Dhawan is likely to miss Windies tour. The southpaw is yet to recover from the thumb fracture that he had suffering against Australia on June 9 at the ICC World Cup.
Dhawan had received a blow on his left them when he was facing Pat Cummins in Birmingham before slamming unbeaten 117.
The prolific opener Dhawan had slammed a fine hundred against Kangaroos at the World Cup despite a fracture.
While giving an update about his recovery on his Twitter handle, Dhawan has had also expressed satisfaction.
Recovery process going great.. Cheers everyone 🙌 pic.twitter.com/65tWQr2ZYw
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 13, 2019
Jacques Kallis quits IPL franchise KKR after nine years:
Veteran South African all-rounder had part ways with two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). KKR lifted the title in 2012 and 2014 under the tutelage of Gautam Gambhir.
Initially, the veteran cricketer had joined KKR as a player before serving as a chief coach.
Besides, former Australian batsman, Simon Katich had also put an end to his association as KKR’s assistant coach.
IPL Governing Council Mulling to Introduce Two New Teams:
The Indian Premier League‘s (IPL) Governing Council is planning to add two more teams in the lucrative Twenty20 competition. The plan is for the 13th edition of the IPL scheduled in 2020.
In past twelve editions, eight teams partook in the world-famous league except 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In 2011, Kochi Tuskers Kerala had featured alongside Pune Warriors India. However, Tuskers had withdrawn after a solitary edition as Pune continued for two more editions.
The report suggested that the RPG of Sanjeev Goenka Group for Pune apart from Adani Group for Ahmedabad and the Tatas for Jamshedpur and Ranchi are among the mega-corporate houses that are highly likely to form the additional two teams.
ICC Annual Meeting on July 15; Zimbabwe to Face Heat:
The world cricket body International Cricket Council’s (ICCI) annual meeting will also have Twenty20 Leagues on its agenda when the members meet the chief executives.
Also, Zimbabwe is likely to face sanctions due to the government’s direct interference in the cricketing structure. It is also because of bad governance and for not adhering to the rules and regulations of the ICC constitution.
Notably, the issue of NoC for non-contracted players for the private T20 leagues has been a debatable point.
Meanwhile, ICC would be keen to see Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) setting up a house in order at the earliest.
Kane Williamson Breaks Mahela Jayawardene’s World Cup Record:
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has broken former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene’s 12-year-old World Cup record. Williamson had surpassed Jayawardene’s record of most runs as a captain in the single edition of the World Cup.
In 2007 World Cup Jayawardene had accumulated 548 runs, whereas, Williamson had settled with 578.