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

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson quarantined after virus
Updated: 30 September 2016 16:05 IST - Published: 30 September 2016 09:43 IST
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Mohammed Amir's wife gets emotional while answering a question about him

Mohammed Amir's wife Narjis Khatun recently broke down in an exclusive talk show which was aired in Pakistan. The host asked her wife about how the duo had met, and while answering her question, Narjis got emotional as she spoke about how Aamir has always been really selfless and has never thought about himself. 

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Trade expert predicts that MS Dhoni biopic to earn 13 Crore on day 1 

The much-awaited biopic on MS Dhoni has finally hit theatres today. Amul Mohan, who is a trade expert has expected the movie to earn 13 crores on its opening day.

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story has opened phenomenally. For a non-holiday day, the occupancy and numbers are crazy! I can’t get a ticket too… The occupancy is well over 60 per cent across all the territories in India. So it is really big that way. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a relevant player for India right now. The craze about him, anything Dhoni does is BIG. Everything’s coming together very well for the movie and it will open BIG! Everyone has treated them like a big film because generally exhibitors and distributors try to play safe and try to get the movie going with a small release. But these guys have gone all out and that risk is going to pay off brilliantly," Mohan said in an exclusive interview with bollywoodlife.com

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New Zealand skipper Williamson quarantined after virus


New Zealand Cricket have confirmed that skipper Kane Williamson has been quarantined from his teammates after going down with a virus which ruled him out of the second Test against India. According to New Zealand´s Fairfax media, Williamson has a viral illness and is also suffering from fever and dehydration. New Zealand Cricket also confirmed that it was “standard practice” to separate somebody who was sick from his team-mates.

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Shahid Afridi urges India and Pakistan to maintain peace

As tensions continue to rise between the two countries after the recent surgical strike by the Indian army along the LOC, Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi urges the two countries to maintain peace and say no to war. 

Afridi expressed his views on twitter as he said "When two neighbours fight, both homes are affected.”

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Indian Cricketers to receive a hike in salaries? 

In a special meeting arranged for the BCCI, President Anurag Thakur informed the members that the board would discuss an increase in payments for Test cricketers, which is up for renewal. 
Currently, each of India's Test cricketers receives Rs 7 lakh per Test from the BCCI.

Besides players, there is also a discussion to increase the salaries of the pitch curators. 

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Himachal Pradesh Under-23 cricketer passes away


Vikrant Kumar, an Under-23 cricketer from Himachal Pradesh(HP) died on Wednesday after suffering an accident in his hometown of Una. The youngster passed away four days after celebrating his 23rd birthday.

Kumar was a regular in the HP setup since his Under-15 days. Mohit Sood, the press secretary of the HPCA expressed sadness over his demise.

"He was in his car, which was involve in a head-on collision with a truck in Una. It’s a big tragedy. He has an older brother, and his father has a business," Sood told Wisden India.

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Dale Steyn's name puts fear into the opposition, says Faf du Plessis


South African T20 skipper Faf du Plessis has said that Dale Steyn is someone who puts fear into the opposition camp and is a big asset to the side when in full flow.

“The fear that he puts into the opposition, his name itself, there are a few guys around the world that have that effect. He has done well over a period of time and he puts some doubt into your head as the opposition. His skill and experience is something that you can't get overnight. When Dale is 100 percent fresh and wants to bowl quick, he is a big asset to whatever team he plays in," du Plessis said.

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Sri Lanka to play two Tests in Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka will travel to the African nation of Zimbabwe next month to play two Tests. The opening Test will be played from the 29th of October and the second one will be played from the 6th of November.

A tri-series will be played following that, with West Indies coming in as t the third team. Both Tests will be played in Harare while the Tri-series matches will be played in Harare and Bulawayo.