Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. (Credits: Getty)

Last Update on: August 5th, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Hello, we’re here with the daily news roundup for Saturday (July 27). 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:

England Announce 14-man Ashes Squad for Edgbaston Test:

Sam Curran
Sam Curran. Photo Credits: Getty Images.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Saturday had announced the 14-member Ashes squad for the impending Birmingham Test which will get underway at Edgbaston on August 1st.

The World Cup hero Jofra Archer had made it to the Ashes squad. Meanwhile, James Anderson has made it to the Three Lions squad. He is subjected to fitness. Anderson picked the calf injury during his Lancashire game.

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Here’s the 14-man squad for the opening Test:

Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes (VC) Burns Rory, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes and Olly Stone

England Reappoints Ben Stokes as Joe Root’s Deputy in Test Cricket:

Sanjay Manjrekar, Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes (Credits – Getty)

England had named star Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes as the vice-captain on Saturday. While revealing the strong 14-man squad for the Ashes opener, ECB had announced that Stokes will assist Root.

Earlier, wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was assigned the role of deputy across formats. Pertinently, the World Cup hero Stokes had left an impact both with the bat and ball.

Robin Singh Applies for the Head Coach Job:

Robin Singh
Photo Credit: Mumbai Indians

Former India all-rounder Robin Singh has filed his nomination for the post of chief coach of Team India. Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had invited applicants for the head coach position apart from the support staff.

Between 2007 and 2009, Robin had worked as a fielding coach for Team India. He had also served as an assistant coach for the Mumbai Indians (MI). In the recent past, Robin had nursed India Under-19 team apart from his stint with Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Barbados Tridents.

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Chandigarh Bags BCCI Affiliation After Four Decades:

BCCI, ICC, ICC World Cup
BCCI (Credits – AFP).

In what could be termed as a major breakthrough, Chandigarh had received affiliation from the richest Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Thus it hands an opportunity to the cricketers to represent their city in the BCCI held tournaments.

The players from Chandigarh were pushed to represent either Punjab or Haryana to make it big at the highest level. With affiliation confirmed on Saturday, the players can represent their city directly in a bid to play at the highest level.

Ravi Shastri to get an extension as India’s Chief Coach: Anshuman Gaekwad

Ravi Shastri, Team India, 2019 World Cup
Ravi Shastri. Credit: Getty Images

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Anshuman Gaekwad has hinted that Ravi Shastri may get an extension as the chief coach for Team India.

While speaking to the mid-day, Gaekwad asserted that Shastri had done exceedingly well.

1983 World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev presides the committee. Also, Shanta Rangaswamy is the part of the three-member CAC.

Tahir Ibn ManzoorEditor in Chief

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is the Editor-In-Chief at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He has been associated with the organisation since...