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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
Chandigarh Bags BCCI Affiliation After Four Decades:
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
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.