Most of the cricket fans all over the world felt the shock when two of the greatest and well respected players were accused of cheating in a match. We are most definitely talking about Steven Smith and David Warner facing a 12 m-month ban from playing domestic as well as international cricket.
The news that vividly showed up is that the ban put up on them is likely to be lifted after NSW (New South Wales), which their home association stated that the “they were heavy but proportionate to the public’s disappointment” about the bans. NSW also said that they support the “strong stance” take n by the Australian cricket board, Cricket Australia.
The NSW chairman John Knox seemed confident and rigid after the submission of their annual report saying “Cricket NSW supports the strong stance taken by Cricket Australia”. He also added, “They have accepted their punishment and are working hard to restore public faith in themselves and the game. It is important that the NSW cricket family supports Steve and David through this difficult time. We look forward to welcoming them both back onto the cricket field when NSW Premier Cricket begins in late September.”
Watching these amazing players on the pitch will surely be a treat to the eyes but the reaction of people who are still outraged by the mishap on the pitch is still unpredictable. The only thing we can do is cross our fingers and hope that these ‘guilty’ cricketers have taken their punishment seriously and are ready to give all of us a great game and show the best sports spirit.
In other latest cricket news online we have the piping hot headline of Alastair Cook announcing retirement from international cricket.
Alastair Cook to retire from international cricket
England’s very own Alastair Cook announced on Monday that his retirement is confirmed from international cricket after the ongoing series against India which he is playing in his own country.
“Nothing left in the tank”, said the 33 year old Essex lefty.
Virat Kohli retains his top ranking
If you know cricket, then probably you know what kind of a player Virat Kohli is. A cocktail of aggressive batting and top-notch placement with a subtle class of being the captain of the national team is his bio data.
In the freshest news that surfaced the portals, he has managed to retain his top position as the best batsman and his forms looks great enough to make him stick to this position even in the next rankings.
While India’s poster boy Virat Kohli retains the top position Mohammed Shami jumps three spots up and cements a place among the top 20 best bowlers. These rankings must have brought a big smile in the dressing room on the faces of the players.
The ongoing England VS India series is the proof that our players are in the top form and have no intention to come back home empty handed. For now, we have to rely on the rankings and stick to our television sets to see our team growing and standing tall in the end.
The latest cricket news online is that the Asia Cup 2018 is on the way and teams look pretty warmed up.
Asia Cup 2018 is around the corner:
The epic showdown of mammoth teams of Asia is right on the block and the cricket fans are celebrating already. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are set to lock horns from 15th of September and the competition will be flames for sure.
While the Indian cricket team looks in top form, other teams are sweating on ground as well. The competition will run from 15th to 28th of September and the matches table will be declared soon.
We wish all the teams best of luck and hope to see great games ahead. This Asia Cup will be one of the most memorable as all teams are ready to put their kit on and fight the battle of one of the most prestigious cups in the world. Tune in to your television sets and witness the spirit of cricket come alive right in front of your eyes.
BCCI announces schedule for India – West Indies series
The much awaited and anticipated series gets an official schedule. Team India and the West Indies team are set to play 2 test matches, 5 ODI matches and 3 t20 matches in the schedule.
Both of the teams look prominent and fit enough to give a great show to the audience and execute the sports spirit they are usually known for. After playing this series, India is all set to play the Asia Cup 2018 with teams of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. But, the twist here is, India will go on and play the cup without their current captain Virat Kohli. To see how the new captain steps in and gives the right direction to the team will surely be a great sight to witness.