West Indies Cricket Appoints Nicholas Pooran as New Captain 2022

West Indies Cricket Appoints Nicholas Pooran as New Captain 2022

West Indies Cricket Board Appoints Nicholas Pooran as New Captain 2022

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has announced his retirement from international cricket. That’s why the West Indies Cricket Board was looking for a new captain. Nicolas Pooran has been named the new West Indies ODI and T20 captain ahead of T20 World Cup 2022.

In a statement on Tuesday (May 3), the West Indies finalized the appointment of Nicholas Pooran as the new captain. Batter Shai Hope has been appointed as his assistant.

Nicolas Porran was appointed Kieron Pollard’s assistant in 2021. After Pollard’s removal, the captaincy was handed over to him. However, leading the West Indies is nothing new to Pooran. Earlier, Nicholas Pooran led the team in eight T20s and two ODIs. He also captained Australia in the 4-1 series defeat at home.

“I am really proud to be the captain of the West Indies team,” said Pooran. Being nominated as a captain is really the biggest achievement of my career so far. I want to take the team forward by doing something great on the field for our fans. ”

Nicholas Pooran made his international debut in 2016. The wicketkeeper-batsman has played 94 matches for the Caribbean so far. A total of 3,300 runs came from his bat. Shy Hope, who was appointed as his assistant, entered international cricket in 2015. So far he has played 36 Tests, 69 ODIs and 19 T20s for the Caribbean. At this time 5 thousand 6 runs came from his bat.

 


 

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Williamson Returns to New Zealand Test Squad for England Tour 2022

Williamson Returns to New Zealand Test Squad for England Tour 2022

Kane Williamson Returns to New Zealand Test Squad for England Tour 2022

New Zealand regular captain Kane Williamson has been sidelined for a long time due to an elbow injury. Could not play Test series against India and Bangladesh. However Kane Williamson returned to the field after recovering from injury as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has included him in the squad for the Test series against England Tour 2022.

New Zealand will play a three-match Test series at home against England in June this year. The NZC has announced a preliminary squad of 20 members for the series. Michael Bracewell has been named in the squad for the first time. Also awaiting a Test debut are batsmen Cameron Fletcher and two pacers Blair Tickner and Jacob Duffy.

New Zealand will start the series with the first Test at Lord’s on June 2 this year. Before the match, the 20-member squad will be reduced to 15 members. Spinners Ejaz Patel and Hamish Rutherford are back in the squad. Ejaz Patel was dropped from the team after taking 10 wickets in an innings against India. Hamish Rutherford also returned to the team after almost six years.

The New Zealand team will play two warm-up matches against England. The Kiwis will play in the warm-up match without the cricketers in the squad who are busy in the IPL. The NZC also said that the IPL would delay the inclusion of Kane Williamson, Trent Bolt, Tim Southee, Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell in the squad.

 

New Zealand Test Squad 2022

Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blandell, Trent Bolt, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Colin D Grandhome, Jacob Duffy, Cameron Fletcher, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Darryl Mitchell, Henry Nichols, Henry Nichols, AJ Rutherford, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Will Young.

 


 

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Stephen Fry is The New MCC President 2022

Stephen Fry is The New MCC President 2022

English Actor Stephen Fry is The New MCC President 2022

English actor Stephen Fry will be the new president of Marylebone Cricket Club MCC 2022, the governing body of cricket. He will assume this responsibility on October 1 2022.

Claire Connor became the first woman president of the MCC in its 234-year history. He announced the name of Stephen Fry as president before the end of his term. Stephen Fryke was elected president at the club’s annual general meeting in Lord’s on Wednesday (May 4).

Fry is very excited to be the president of MCC. He said, “I am proud to be nominated as the next president of MCC. I feel very honored. ”

Stephen Fry is basically an actor and comedian. He is also known as a writer, playwright and journalist. He was the second person to give a crowded lecture at MCC in 2021 without being involved in cricket. This time the responsibility of the president is in his hands.

Stephen Fry, a staunch supporter of cricket, became a member of the MCC in 2011. A decade later, he is taking over the responsibility of the cricket law-making body.

Incumbent President Claire Kenner said in a statement that “I am proud to announce his successor. He is a staunch supporter of cricket. He has a deep love for cricket. Hopefully, he will become a worthy MCC representative. ”

 


 

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Kumar Kartikeya Return Home After 9 Years IPL 2022

Kumar Kartikeya Return Home After 9 Years IPL 2022

Kumar Kartikeya Return Home After 9 Years IPL 2022

Mumbai Indians have lost eight matches in a row in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). In the ninth match, the losing circle of the team was broken. Young spinner Kumar Kartikeya was instrumental in this victory. The spinner will return home after nine years in a great game.

Mumbai beat Rajasthan by 5 wickets on Saturday (April 30). In this match, Rohit Sharma’s team stopped Rajasthan by 156 runs. Debutant spinner Kumar Kartikeya played a big role in the ball.

A couple of days ago, Mumbai Indians decided to replace Kumar Karthikeya with Arshad Khan due to injury. And a day after the team got a chance, he played his IPL debut match in Mumbai jersey. He bowled four overs and took one wicket for only 19 runs.

And after this great debut, he has decided to return home. The Uttar Pradesh cricketer said he had bet on not returning home to earn a living. And in the end he decided to return home after getting a chance in IPL.

Kumar Kartikeya said, “I have not been home for nine years. I decided that what I really needed to do was learn how to do it right. My parents often called but I did not change my mind. Now I will return home after IPL 2022. ”

He also said that he was quite nervous before going on the field against Rajasthan. “I am a mystery bowler,” he said. Feeling pretty good now. When I found out I was going to play, I was very nervous. But at night I plan for all the batteries. I have received a lot of inspiration from the advice of Sachin (Tendulkar) Sir. ”

The 24-year-old spinner has played nine first-class matches, 19 List A matches and nine Twenty20 matches for Madhya Pradesh so far. He has taken a total of 63 wickets this time.

 


 

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NBA and NFL Stars Invest in Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022

NBA and NFL Stars Invest in Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022

NBA and NFL Stars Invest in Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022

The demand for Indian Premier League (IPL) is increasing day by day. Chris Paul, star of the NBA basketball league, and Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Bechum, star of the NFL, are investing in the Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2022. The matter has been confirmed by the Rajasthan Royals authorities.

IPL is one of the most popular franchise leagues in the world of cricket. Many big businessmen including Bollywood stars have invested in this tournament. Following this, three American sports stars will be seen in the IPL this time.

Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the inaugural edition of IPL. Three US sports stars are set to invest in the 2008 champions. The matter has been confirmed by the Rajasthan authorities.

“Chris, Larry and Calvin are joining us,” Rajasthan said in a statement. We all want to make Royals an international brand. ”

In the world of cricket, the path of Americans is slowly increasing. Since becoming co-host of the 2024 T20 World Cup, the investment of Americans seems to have been increasing exponentially. Cricket is slowly gaining popularity in the US.

The three stars have also confirmed that the team will invest in Rajasthan in the IPL. “I am the first American athlete to invest in the IPL,” said Chris Paul. I hope I have a great experience investing there. ”

“I am very aware of the globalization of cricket,” Kelvin Bucham said in a statement. I’m proud to be part of the Royals family. ”

Apart from IPL, Rajasthan Royals also owns the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The franchise also owns the CPL team Barbados Royals.

 


 

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Ben Stokes wants James Anderson and Stuart Broad Back in England Test Team

Ben Stokes wants James Anderson and Stuart Broad Back in England Test Team

Ben Stokes wants James Anderson and Stuart Broad Back in England Test Team

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made major changes to the squad following the Ashes defeat. Two experienced pacers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad, were dropped from the squad. There was no change in the fate of the team. The team also lost the series against West Indies. Joe Root has left the captaincy as well. New captain Ben Stokes wants James Anderson and Stuart Broad Back in England Test Team.

England lost the series 4-0 in the Ashes. After a disappointing defeat to Australia, he took up the task of rebuilding the team. Many regular faces, including Broad-Anderson, were left out.

England failed to turn around against the West Indies with a new team. Joe Root then decided to step down. All-rounder Ben Stokes has taken over as the new captain. And with the responsibility, he first proposed to bring back two important pacers of Broad-Anderson.

Rob Key, the new managing director of the ECB, agreed to Stokes’ proposal. He has already informed Anderson-Broad that he will be considered for the series in the summer.

“I’ve already told them (Anderson and Broad) over the phone that they would be considered for the team in the summer,” Robbie said. They wanted to know if the captain’s thoughts were the same. I have informed the matter. ”

He added: “Stokes is the first to say that Jimmy (Anderson) and (Stuart) Broad are returning to the team. I agreed. There was no disagreement with anyone. Maybe there would have been a debate. ”

Meanwhile, after being dropped from the squad, James Anderson and Stuart Broad raised questions about the team selection process. They also said they did not understand why they were dropped.

 


 

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Cricket Australia Announced Squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka 2022

Cricket Australia Announced Squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka 2022

Cricket Australia Announced Squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka 2022

After a long 5 years, the Australia is going to tour Sri Lanka in June-July 2022 to play a series of 3 T20s, 5 ODIs and 2 Tests. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) released the schedule of the 10-match series in all formats at the end of last month.

Outside of this schedule, there is also a series of ‘A’ teams at the same time. Australia A will play two 50-over matches and two four-day matches against the Lankans ‘A’ team. Cricket Australia (CA) has announced four teams for the entire month and a half tour. Where there are ODIs, T20s, Tests and Australia ‘A’ team.

Among them, all the cricketers who did not play in limited overs cricket for various reasons are going to return to Pakistan. There are Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Stark, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazelwood, Matthew Wade, Ken Richardson and Xie Richardson.

Why Matthew Wade, Ken Richardson and Xie Richardson will play only in T20. However, Pat Cummins has been rested from the T20 format. He will play in ODIs and Tests only.

The series will start on June 6 with the first T20. The match will be held in Colombo. After the 3-match T20 series, the 5-match ODI series will be held. The last of the two-match Test series will be held.

 

Australia T20 Team Squad

Aaron Finch (captain), Shaun Abbott, Aston Agar, Josh Hazelwood, Josh English, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Xie Richardson, Ken Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Stavis, Mitchell Storvey, Matthew Wade.

 

Australia ODI Team Squad

Aaron Finch (captain), Aston Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh English, Marnus Labushan, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell, Schweich And David Warner.

 

Australia Test Team Squad

Pat Cummins (captain), Aston Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazelwood, Travis Head, Josh English, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labushan, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell, Mitchell And David Warner.

 

Australia A-Team Squad:

Shaun Abbott, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Aaron Hardy, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Henry Hunt, Josh English, Matthew Cuneman, Nick Madison, Top Murphy, Josh Philippe, Matt Renshaw, Xie Richardson, Xie Richardson .

 


 

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Ben Stokes Named as the 71st England Test Team Captain

Ben Stokes Named as the 71st England Test Team Captain

Ben Stokes Named as the 71st England Test Team Captain 

The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the information in a press release on Thursday (April 26). Ben Stokes has been named the 71st captain of the England men’s Test team after Joe Root stepped down as England captain in the middle of this month.

From then on, it was heard that Ben Stokes was going to take charge of the English red ball. This time it is true. The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) handed over the leadership of the Test team to Ben Stokes.

England’s new managing director of men’s cricket, Robb, has approved the appointment of an interim chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the ECB. “I had no hesitation in appointing Ben (Stokes) as Test captain,” Robb said.

“He (Ben Stokes) will lead the team into the next era of red ball cricket by reflecting on his mentality and approach,” he said. I’m glad he took over. He deserved it. ”

Regarding Harry Stokes, ECB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Harrison said: “I am delighted that Ben Stokes has agreed to be the Test captain of the England men’s team. This is another great achievement for England in their extraordinary career. ”

He added: “Ben Stokes thinks deeply and passionately about what it means to represent England. I proudly hope he will take the team into a new era. This is an important time for our Test team and I am sure we will enjoy the challenges ahead of him and his team. ”

Ben Stokes, who led the Test team, said: “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the England Test team. This is a really big opportunity. I would like to thank Joe (Joe Root) for everything he has done for English cricket and for being a great ambassador to the world. He was a leader in the dressing room and will continue to be my main collaborator. ”

Ben Stokes made his Test debut in December 2013 against Australia. He has played 69 matches for the country in this long version of cricket. Ben Stokes became the co-captain of the England Test team in February 2016 and led the team in 2020 as Root could not play for the birth of their second child.

 


 

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Pakistan Set to Host Seniors Over 40 World Cup

Pakistan Set to Host Seniors Over 40 World Cup

Pakistan Set to Host Seniors Over 40 World Cup 

Age-based tournaments have been held at various times since the inception of cricket. The list includes the Youth World Cup, the T20 World Cup, the ODI World Cup and the Asia Cup, but has never hosted a World Cup with older cricketers. This time Pakistan Set to Host the World Cup for seniors age over 40. No cricketer under the age of forty can play in this tournament.

The inaugural session will be held in September 2023. The game will run from September 23 to October 6. All the matches will be in Karachi. This was stated by Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) Chairman Fawad Ijaz Khan. Fawad Ijaz Khan hopes that top Pakistani players like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez and Younis Khan will also play for Pakistan. According to him, Pakistan will be the favorite to win the title.

Regarding the World Cup for the seniors, Fawad said, “The steering committee of the 40/50 overs World Cup has decided to give Pakistan the responsibility of hosting the inaugural edition of the Forties Cricket World Cup.” Recalling that it was an honor for the country to host the event for the first time, he said, “Other countries were competing to host the tournament. It is a great honor for Pakistan to have the right to host.

It is learned that apart from Pakistan, several other countries are likely to participate in the event. These include Australia, England, India, New Zealand, the West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Canada, the United States, Zimbabwe, Wales, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates.

According to the PVCA statement, 45 overs will be played in each innings. Some matches will be day and night. The matches of Pakistan including the semi-finals and finals of the event will be telecast live on TV. Fawad hopes the seniors’ World Cup will be a success.

 


 

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Government to Stop Interference in the PCB Says Shahid Afridi

Government to Stop Interference in the PCB Says Shahid Afridi

Government to Stop Interference in the PCB Says Shahid Afridi

With the change of government, the reshuffle of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is a matter of course. Usually the people close to the Prime Minister get this post of President. This time, the legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has suggested to stop this interference of the government in the PCB.

According to the constitution of the PCB, the Prime Minister of Pakistan acts as the Chief of Patron. Usually his close ones get the main responsibility of the president. Shahid Afridi has suggested changing the constitution of the PCB.

He said, “I think the PCB should be an independent body apart from the government. The government should stop interfering in the appointment of president and chief executive officer. ”

He further said, “PCB should be an independent body. We should have an election system where there is no government interference. ”

Ramiz Raja will be removed from the post of Gunjan PCB president in Pakistan cricket after the fall of Imran Khan government. It is also learned that someone close to the new Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif may come to that post. After that Shahid Afridi made such a comment.

Afridi also said that this was a bad thing for Pakistan cricket. He also said that it was one of the major obstacles in the development of Pakistan’s domestic cricket.

“It is because of this that Pakistan is facing various problems in cricket,” he said. It is also creating problems in the development of domestic cricket. This is the right time to change the rules of the PCB. “