Dinesh Karthik tenders unconditional apology
India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on Sunday tendered an unconditional apology for violating Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) central contract clause. Karthik was handed a showcase notice by the board for watching the match between Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on September 4 in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He was spotted in the TKR dressing room, wearing the team jersey. “I have not participated in TKR in any capacity. During the 1st TKR game on September 4, Brendon McCullum had invited me to watch the game from the dressing room, which I did & also wore TKR jersey. I wish to tender my unconditional apology for not seeking permission from BCCI prior to embarking on his visit,” Karthik said in a letter addressed to the board.
Final fixtures for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup announced:
The final fixtures for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup were finalised on Sunday as both Thailand and Bangladesh qualified for the tournament after an impressive showing at the global qualifying event. Bangladesh won the qualifying event in Scotland and as a result, they have been placed in Group A of the upcoming WC along with defending champions Australia, India, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. Thailand, who played their first women’s international match 12 years ago, scripted history by qualifying for the tournament. They have been placed in Group B along with England, South Africa, West Indies, and Pakistan.
Rabada not losing sleep over rise of Bumrah, Archer:
South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is not losing sleep over the meteorical rise of India’s Jasprit Bumrah and England’s Jofra Archer. “It’s never easy maintaining a career; I’ve learned that there are a lot of ups and downs. I want to be the best in the world, everybody does,” Rabada told iol.co.za as quoted by ESPNCricinfo. “You are naturally going to compete in that fashion, I’m not too worried, I’m feeling nice and easy. I’m disappointed, not angry (about the World Cup). What do I do with anger? When a setback comes you want to be determined, you don’t want to change a lot of things. It’s about seeing where you went wrong and then putting in extra work.”
Gill in focus as India ‘A’ face South Africa ‘A’:
Still not a part of the Indian team, highly-rated batsman Shubman Gill will look to continue his good form when India ‘A’ take on South Africa ‘A’ in the first unofficial Test in Thiruvananthapuram from Monday. Gill will lead the side in the first of the two four-day matches, with wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha taking over from the second. Saha will also look to lead by example after not being part of the Indian first XI in two tests in the West Indies with Rishabh Pant taking over from him.
Brathwaite reported for bowling action:
West Indies cricketer Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action for the second time in his career. The International Cricket Council stated Brathwaite was reported after the second test against India, which ended last week. Under ICC rules, Brathwaite will have to undergo testing on his action to see if it should be declared illegal. Brathwaite has until September 14 to have the tests.