June 2023 – News Digest

June 16        

Conway, Santner and Miller in Texas Super Kings squad

The Texas Super Kings, an IPL franchise and has links with the CSK franchise. They revealed their seven-player lineup for the MLC’s first season. This group entails two CSK members, Mitchell Santner and Devon Conway. Additional regulars from CSK on the side are Ambati Rayudu, who just retired, and IPL bowling coach Dwayne Bravo. Gerald Coetzee, David Miller, and Daniel Sams apply the first list.

South Africa Women to tour Pakistan in September

According to the boards of the two teams, the women’s team from South Africa is going to Pakistan for the first time ever later this year. The two sides will face up in three T20Is . And as many ODIs between September 1 and September 14, when the Pakistan Women’s season starts. All of the games will be held in the National Stadium in Karachi.

The Proteas Women has with joy announced their own first-ever tour of Pakistan. As demonstrated by this tour, the ICC is committed to enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries . It is increasing the bar of women’s cricket’s international competitiveness through the Women’s Future Tours Programme. Pholetsi Moseki, the CEO of Cricket South Africa, expressed confidence that this tour will open up opportunities for future partnerships and prospects.

June 15

Priyank Panchal to lead West Zone

From the 15-player roster for the 2017 Duleep Trophy, the West Zone selectors chose Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and captain Priyank Panchal as the squad’s four openers.


Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Priyank Panchal (C), Harvik Desai (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Het Patel (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Arpit Vasavada, Atit Sheth, Shams Mulani, Yuvraj Dodiya, Dharmendra Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya, Chintan Gaja, Arzan Nagwaswall

Mandeep Singh to lead North Zone

The North Zone team’s captain for the forthcoming inter-zonal Duleep Trophy match in Bangalore has been selected as Mandeep Singh. Anirudh Chaudhry was the chairman of the North Zone selection committee. As he met on Thursday at Gurgaon Cricket Ground to select a squad of 15 players. From June 28 through July 16, the Duleep Trophy competition will be held.

North Zone squad:

Prabhsimran Singh(WK), Prashant Chopra, Dhruv Shorey, Ankit Kalsi, Mandeep Singh (C), Ankit Kumar, Pulkit Narang, Nishant Sindhu, Manan Vohra, Jayant Yadav, Baltej Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Sidharth Kaul, Abid Mushtaq | Stand-by players:Mayank Dagar, Mayank Markande, Ravi Chauhan, Anmol Malhotra, Nehal Wadehra, Diwesh Pathania, Divij Mehra, Kunal Mahajan

Support staff:

Coach: Ajay Ratra | Physiotherapist: Deepak Surya | Trainer: Rajneesh Mehta | Performance Analyst: Amit Sharma | Masseur: Naresh Kumar Motla | Manager: Col. Ishan A Khan.

MI New York announce MLC 2023 squad

For the inaugural MLC 2023, MI New York chose Kieron Pollard as their captain. The star-studded international roster of MINY includes pacers Trent Boult and Kagiso Rabada. It spin enquiry Rashid Khan, strong wicketkeeper-bat Nicholas Pooran, South African prodigy Dewald Brevis, and more.

Complete Squad

Kieron Pollard (C), Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Tim David, Dewald Brevis, David Wiese, Kagiso Rabada, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Behrendorff, Steven Taylor, Hammad Azam, Ehsan Adil, Nosthush Kenjige, Monank Patel, Sarbjeet Ladda, Shayan Jahangir, Kyle Phillip, Saideep Ganesh

Nahida Khan retires from international cricket

Pakistan’s Nahida Khan announced her retirement from international cricket 14 years to the day after her ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2009.

Nahida amassed 2014 runs and one wicket in 120 international cricket matches for Pakistan . And the only female Balochistani cricket player. With her four catches in Pakistan’s 94-run victory over Sri Lanka in Dambulla, she broke a record. Because of the most catches in an ODI innings in one season.

In addition to four T20 World Cups (2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018), Nahida represented Pakistan at three World Cups over 50-over cricket (2013, 2017 and 2022).

June 14

England name XI for first Ashes Test

Even though the Ashes don’t start until the day after tomorrow, the English already have their starting lineup for Edgbaston. Only Moeen Ali, who came out of retirement following Jack Leach’s injury, is qualified to fill in right away. James Anderson and Ollie Robinson are a seasoned partnership, and Stuart Broad chose over Mark Wood to join them. Robinson is also coming from an ankle ailment.

Playing XI: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonathan Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

Rosemary Mair, Izzy Gaze recalled for Sri Lanka tour

Izzy Gaze, a keeper-batswoman, and Rosemary Mair, a bowler, have been invited to return to New Zealand . She was set for the next tour of Sri Lanka. The two didn’t travel with New Zealand on the most recent trip, to South Africa for the T20 World Cup. Since they had previously travelled to the West Indies and the Commonwealth Games.

Both Otago all-rounder Hayley Jensen and Auckland batter Lauren Down are unable to take part in the tour . Both of them are unable due to personal matters. Also, Jensen is recovering from knee surgery she underwent in April.

As NZC head coach Ben Sawyer stated in a statement to the media, “This is a good opportunity for our players to develop their game in testing sub-continent conditions because this will be the first time almost all of the squad has experienced playing in Sri Lanka.” We must be ready to adjust swiftly, both on and off the pitch. Because of the unusual surroundings in the heart of Sri Lanka, in addition to the heat and humidity.

The team recently travelled to South Africa and Antigua. Where they defeated ODIs 2-1 and T20Is 4-1 in the West Indies. With our previous experience in the West Indies, we should be able to adapt to Sri Lanka’s heat and weather. A few of our players have been playing in conditions peculiar to the Indian subcontinent. Which will allow it easier for us to acclimatise.

On June 22, the group will leave for Sri Lanka. Galle will host the first of the three ODIs on June 27. Three Twenty20 International matches are due for the series through July 12.


Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson, Izzy Gaze, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Melie Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.

Duleep Trophy: Easwaran to lead East Zone; Vihari named South Zone captain

The East Zone team’s captain for the coming Duleep Trophy game in Bengaluru has been set up as Abhimanyu Easwaran. Easwaran would get assistance from Shahbaz Nadeem. Hanuma Vihari has been chosen as the South Zone’s captain. Washington Sundar, the brilliant Tilak Varma, Mayank Agarwal, and KS Bharat are all on board.

East Zone Squad:

Abhimanyu Easwaran (c), Santanu Mishra, Sudip Gharami, Riyan Parag, A. Majumdar, Bipin Saurabh, A Porel (wk), K Kushagra (wk), Shahbaz Nadeem (vc), Shahbaz Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Anukul Roy, M Mura Singh, Ishan Porel.

South Zone squad:

 Hanuma Vihari (c), Mayank Agarwal, Sai Sudarshan, Ricky Bhui, R Samarth, KS Bharat (wk), Washington Sundar, Sachin Baby, Pradosh Ranajn Paul, Sai Kishore, V Kaverappa, V Vyshak, KV Sasikanth, Darshan Misal, Tilak Varma.

June 13

Knight Riders continue their association with Narine and Russel at MLC

In the first season of Major League Cricket (MLC), the Los Angeles Knight Riders (LAKR) put up an unstable team. The international team comprises West Indian athletes Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, who remain with the Knight Riders franchise internationally. Jason Roy has also been added. Jason Roy terminated his ECB developmental contract last month in the middle of the English summer . He did it in order to be prepared for the coming MLC seasons. The media cover this story heavily. Adam Zampa, Lockie Ferguson, Rilee Rossouw, and Martin Guptill, a New Zealand reject, form the rest of the international team.

Only Speedy Ali Khan, former India cricketer Unmukt Chand, and Jaskaran Malhotra, who play in the IPL, PSL, CPL, and BPL, got honours. In the USA, LAKR had additional success securing a number of important domestic players. Former Canada captain Nitish Kumar, Bhaskar Yadram, Ali Sheikh, Saif Badar, Corne Dry, and Shadley Van Schalkwyk remained in the team in March.

June 9

Mathews left out, Chamika returns for WCQs

The seasoned Angelo Mathews was abruptly removed from Sri Lanka’s 15-man choice for the World Cup Qualifiers, which begin in Zimbabwe later this month. Mathews took part right on the way up to the most recent series against Afghanistan. The only notable change to the starting eleven from Sri Lanka’s most recent ODI is the all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne’s return from an injury layoff. This indicates Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha, and Sadeera Samarawickrama were the young people who received the long rope. A great deal of the Sri Lankan team’s players lack experience, and the bat order is weak.


Dasun Shanaka (capt), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana

June 6

Ganguly back in commentary box for WTC Final

The World Test Championship (WTC) final will be broadcast live on Star Sports, and former India captain Sourav Ganguly will announce the match for the International Cricket Council (ICC). Ganguly will be a member of the broadcaster’s Hindi commentary team at The Oval in London.

Because of failing to use the microphone while acting as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president from 2019 to 2022, Ganguly was unable to offer commentary. He joined the Delhi Capitals board of directors, but since his term was over, he was unable to give IPL commentary. He obviously subscribed to the Hindi stream because he lacks a job right now.

The commentary crew for the English-language international stream is Ravi Shastri, Ricky Ponting, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, Nasser Hussain, Kumar Sangakkara, Harsha Bhogle, Alison Mitchell, Dinesh Karthik, and Justin Langer.

June 2

Sehrawat to captain India A in Emerging Women’s Asia Cup 2023

For the ACC Emerging Women’s Asia Cup 2023, Shweta Sehrawat will lead the India A (Emerging) team. Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, and Soumya Tiwari are also a part of the 14-person team for the next performance as Sehrawat’s assistants.

As members of the India A team, Sehrawat, Tiwari, Titas Sadhu, Parshavi Chopra, G Trisha, and Mannat Kashyap all helped to the nation’s win in the inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup. The team’s head coach, Nooshin Al Khadeer, will stay in that capacity for India A.

Eight teams, split into two groups, will take part in the competition, which begins on June 12 in Hong Kong. India A, the team in group A, will play its first game against Hong Kong on June 13. They’ll play against Thailand A on June 15. The main encounter of India A and Pakistan A will take hold on June 17.

Bangladesh A, the UAE, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Group B form Group B. The championship match will be held on June 21.

India ‘A’ (Emerging) Squad: 

Shweta Sehrawat (Captain), Soumya Tiwari (vice-captain), Trisha Gongadi, Muskan Malik, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chetry (wicketkeeper), Mamatha Madiwala (wicketkeeper), Titas Sadhu, Yashasri S, Kashvee Gautam, Parshavi Chopra, Mannat Kashyap, B Anusha.

June 1

CWI on the lookout for new director of cricket

At the end of June, Jimmy Adams’ contract with West Indies will expire, thus the team is on the hunt for a replacement. In January 2017, Adams took charge of Richard Pybus as the West Indies’ director of cricket. Adams maintained that position for a total of six and a half years. CWI has started the hiring process, and the application deadline is June 14.

Johnny Grave, the CEO at CWI, said, “We are incredibly grateful for the leadership and contribution that Jimmy has made over the past six and a half years.” He has completely rebuilt our High-Performance structure in regards to Coach Education & Development, Sport Science & Medicine, and most recently with the creation of our Academy at the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) in Antigua. I have no doubt Jimmy will keep on making contributions to sport, especially West Indies Cricket.

Adams remarked on his tenure at the CWI & told, “It has been an honour to have contributed to the CWI’s continuous success.” I’ve had the privilege of working with a lot of amazing individuals at the company over the past six and a half years, and thanks for their assistance. I wish everyone a lot of luck as they move forward, particularly in light of the many regional and global issues that are at play currently.

Racist remarks hurled at West Indies A team in Bangladesh

The third and final unofficial Test match between Bangladesh A and the Caribbean West Team ended at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, and the captain Joshua de Silva expressed gloom that his team endured racist abuse too.

A spectator in the SICS stands first used a racial insult after Nurul Hasan took guard after entering the batting order and his team was down by 117-6 in the face of a staggering 445 runs. As visiting team captain Da Silva erupted at on-field umpire Masudur Rahman, the visiting team member could hear the sobs of the crowd.

Masudur promptly alerted match official Neeyamur Rashid to the problem, who then quickly acted with the help of BCB security staff. Before the game began, the official seized the fan and escorted him outside.

“I had a hard time interpreting what the umpire was saying. I surely have no concept how serious the racial slurs flung against us became. As Da Silva contacted the umpire about the incident on Cricfrenzy. The umpire said, “The umpire then came to me and informed me that they were using some foul language before resolving the matter.”

He implored everyone to remain mindful of their equality and abstain from saying anything that would start a dispute. In his conclusion, he said that the correct authorities took charge of it. “Ethnic tensions are things I hate to see, even if I’m glad that the issue was swiftly resolved.

“We are all paid equally. We were all here to play cricket and we all love it. And in the end, Da Silva claimed, “all we desire is to do what we love.

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