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SK News Point- Live Cricket News-30th October 2016

Updated: 30 October 2016 13:50 IST - Published: 30 October 2016 10:31 IST
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Indian cricketers wish fans a Happy Diwali


The likes of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane etc wished the fans a very happy Diwali.

https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/792559551904043008

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Ian Chappell says ICC must apply DRS to every Test match

Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell came out in support of DRS and said that the ICC needed to apply the system for every Test match. The Hindustan Times quoted him as saying, "The BCCI have finally relented and will now trial the Decision Review System for the England series. However, at the same time it should’ve insisted on the ICC applying the same laws to all Test matches."

Chappell went on to say that the ICC must look into providing the same standard of technology to all the nations irrespective of how rich or poor the board was. He said, "The ICC should provide the same high-standard technology for all matches. Having the rich countries utilising the best technology and the poorer nations using minimal equipment means the game is played under different laws in different parts of the world."

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Harmanpreet Kaur named as T20 captain of Indian women's team for Asia cup

Harmanpreet Kaur was named as  the new captain of the Indian women's T20 team for the home series against the West Indies and the Asia Cup. Harmanpreet replaced Mithali Raj as the captain of the T20 side.

The BCCI announced the India squad for the home series against the West Indies from November 10 and Asia Cup to be played in Thailand from November 27. While Harmanpreet managed to grab the captaincy for the T20 side, Mithali hung on as the captain of the ODI team. 

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Ricky Ponting front-runner to replace Darren Lehmann as the Australian coach for the T20 series against Sri Lanka

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has emerged as the front-runner to replace Darren Lehmann as the head coach of the Australian cricket team for the T20 series against Sri Lanka in February.

Australia are scheduled to play their last match of the T20 series against the Sri Lankans on 22nd of February with the first Test against India starting on 23rd of February. It is reported that the Australians will be going in with a second string team for the final T20 match and hence need a temporary replacement for Lehmann, who will be travelling to India for the Test series.

"We are speaking to a number of people about the prospect of coaching the T20 international side during the Sri Lanka Series due to Darren Lehmann and David Saker being in India," Cricbuzz quoted a CA spokesperson as saying.