Top Stories: Your Daily News Roundup – 19th of July 2019
Hello, we’re here with the daily news roundup for Friday (July 19). 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:
Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin Chiefs at Euro T20 Slam:
England skipper Eoin Morgan, who recently saw the Three Lions winning the World Cup, had joined Euro T20 Slam franchise Dublin Chiefs.
Moreover, an inaugural edition of the T20 league will get underway in Amsterdam on August 30.
Three countries will host the six-team tournament. The 23-odd day tournament is comprised of 33 games which include three knockout fixtures.
The Malahide Cricket Club (MCC) in Dublin will host the final on September 22, 2019.
Solomon Mire Retires from Int’l Cricket:
Zimbabwean all-rounder Solomon Mire has announced his retirement from the international cricket, following the cancellation of Zimbabwe Cricket’s (ZC) membership with International Cricket Council (ICC).
The world cricket board has decided during the ICC’s Annual Conference in London on Thursday (July 18).
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Mire had written a heartfelt post on his Instagram account. He’s honoured to represent Zimbabwe at the highest level.
Jacques Kallis Calls for Change in Powerplay Rules:
South African great Jacques Kallis has suggested for a few tweaks in the ODI cricket—to balance the game between bat and ball.
Kallis, who has been a part of the ICC, as a brand ambassador during the recently-concluded ICC World Cup 2019, believes five players should be allowed to field outside the ring after ten overs.
He stressed that spinners need that favour when bowlers tend to crumble under pressure on a batting-friendly surface.
Ben Stokes Nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award:
England all-rounder and World Cup final hero Ben Stokes had been nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award on Friday (July 19), as per the reports.
The Christchurch-born Stokes had bagged a man of the final award for his show at Lord’s before England dramatically beat New Zealand.
To be precise, the hosts won their maiden title on a boundary count.
The prestigious award is being given to those who make their country proud following a significant contribution.
It becomes essential to point out that Stokes had moved to England with his father Gerard Stokes at the age of 12.
Gautam Gambhir on MS Dhoni’s Replacements:
The 2011 World Cup-winning hero Gautam Gambhir maintained one has to be on the practical grounds rather than being emotional regarding while taking a call on MS Dhoni’s future. He urged the BCCI to groom youngsters for the 2023 World Cup.
The southpaw also maintained the selectors should have a look at Rishabh Pant apart from Sanju Samson and Jharkhand-born wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan.
Gambhir reiterated that they should give an 18-month extension to a player. And, if he fails to impress, then they should look at other options as well.
Rashid Khan Maintains He Will ‘Miss Indian Players’ at the Euro T20 Slam:
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is set to play for Rotterdam Rhinos at the Euro T20 Slam, revealed he will miss Indian players.
In the past, the BCCI had made it clear that players can’t partake in any of the T20 leagues other than the IPL.
Rashid is the part of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) which is led by Kane Williamson.
Besides, the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 slam will begin on August 30.
Tahir Ibn Manzoor