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28
Nov 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 105

Welcome to another digest episode of the podcast!

Games covered

- INDvsAUS: 1st ODI.
- NZvWI: 1st T20I.

- SAvENG: 1st T20I.

- PSL 2020: finals

AUSvIND news

- Siraj bereaved, but decides to stay on in AUS. 
- Ishant ruled out of AUS tour, decision on Rohit likely on 11th Dec.

Covid-19 news

- SCO women pull out of series with IRE in Spain due to covid concerns.
- Six in PAK squad in NZ test positive for Covid. PAK players given a final warning about breaches.
- NEP skipper Malla, Lamicchane and two other players and one staff member test positive.
- ENG tour to NL postponed to 2022 due to uncertainity over covid.

Other News

- ENG tour of PAK postponed to Oct 2021.
- Former IND seamer Sudeep Tyagi retires at 33.
- Nuwan Zoysa found guilty of 3 counts of violating ICC anti corruption code. 
- Gayle and Malinga pull out of LPL. Afridi misses his flight, may miss 2 games.
- WT20 WC 2022 postponed to Feb 2023.
- Greg Barclay elected as the next ICC Chairman, weighs in on a few issues including 'Big 3'.
- Fewer tests, more T20is in ENG tour of IND - Ganguly.

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17
Nov 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 104

Welcome to another digest episode of the podcast!

Games covered

- PAKvsZIM: Last two T20I.
- IPL 2020: 2nd Qualifier, men's finals.

- WT20C finals. 
- PSL 2020: Qualifier, eliminators.

AUSvIND news

- Kohli to take paternity leave after 1st Test, Rohit added to the test squad.
- Pukovski, Green picked in a 17 man AUS test squad.

Other News

- Babar appointed PAK test captain, making him the captain for all formats.
- Shafiq, Amir, Malik left out of PAK expanded squad to NZ. Four new faces included.
- WI players prevented from training in NZ after seen breaking Covid protocols. 
- French steps down from wicketkeeping coach duties with ENG after 11 years.
- Cricket SA sit-rep: State control of cricket looms after CSA council rejects the interim board. ENG tour could be in jeopardy.
- Younis Khan appointed PAK batting coach until WC 2022.
- WTC finalists to be decided on percentage of points earned? 
- BBL introduces new playing rules including power surge, X-factor.
- Two front runners emerge in the race for ICC chairperson.

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8
Nov 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 103

Welcome to another digest episode of the podcast!

Games covered

- PAKvsZIM: Last ODI and first T20I.
- IPL 2020: matches 55, 56, 1st Qualifier, eliminator.

IPL news

- Shane Watson calls time on IPL career.
- Rohit playing for MI after being ruled out for AUS tour? Attacts comments from Shastri, Ganguly.

Covid-19 news

- Mahmudullah tests positive for Covid-19, to miss PSL games.
- BCB proposes a 7 day quarantine for the incoming WI tourists in JAN 2021.

Other News

- ACB appoint a new CEO - Rahmatullah Quraishi.
- Lorgat, Ramela included among a diverse set of people picked for interim CSA board lead by a judge.
- Steven Smith opts out of BBL 2020.
- Marlon Samuels retires from professional cricket.
- ACB propose to offer 25 contracts to women cricketers, will chose national team from the pool.
- SL government gives a go ahead for LPL.
- BBL to start off in Tasmania and Canberra.
- Morne Morkel leaves Surrey, qualifies to play in BBL as a local player for Heat.
- Chigumbura to retire after PAK series.
- Holding appointed to MCC foundation as a Patron.

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1
Nov 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 102

Welcome to another digest episode of the podcast!

Games covered

- PAKvsZIM: ODI series - first 2 ODIs.
- IPL 2020: matches 44-54.

IPL news

- Hardik shows solidarity with BLM with a celebration during game with RR.
- Dubai to host the finals for IPL 2020.
- Qualification scenarios - 4 teams fight for 3 spots.
- Dhoni confirms in the last game toss that he will not be retiring.

India's AUS tour

- No Pant in the limited overs squads, Rahul elevated to V-C. Varun picked, Dhawan returns for T20is
- Rahul, Siraj included in IND test squad. Rohit left out, awaiting injury update.
- Cam Green breaks into AUS ODI and T20i squads.

Other News

- BBL teams to be allowed 3 overseas players in the XI.
- No Amir, Malik, Sarfraz in the PAK squad for ZIM series. Shadab named V-C across white ball teams.
- LPL news: 5 foriegn players including Russel, Malan, Faf pull out.
- Mpitsang named the SA convener of selectors.
- ENG cleared for a white ball tour of SA.
- IND tour of AUS gets government nod.
- Azhar Ali set to be replaced as the PAK test captain?
- Test championship: ICC mulls splitting points on all series lost due to Covid?
- Kapil Dev undergoes heart surgery, in stable condition.
- ENG players agree to a 15% pay cut.
- Entire CSA board resigns with immediate effect.
- Aleem Dar takes over from Rudi Koertzen to become the umpire to stand in most ODIs.
- Irfan Pathan gets a gig with Kandy Tuskers in LPL. 

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24
Oct 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - Episode 101

Welcome to another episode of the podcast!

We have a guest co-host Bibhu (@bibhu237) participating and we discuss the games 37-41 of IPL 2020 this week.

IPL news

- Praveen Dubey to replace Amit Mishra at DC.
- Bravo out of IPL 2020 due to a groin injury.

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19
Oct 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - Episode 100

Welcome to the the 100th episode of the podcast!

We have regular co-host Giri returning to discuss IPL and other cricketing news this week.

We would like to thank our guest co-hosts for being a part of this journey with us.
Above all, we thank our listeners who keep us motivated to keep going and getting better. Please keep listening and spread the word!

IPL news

- Transfer window open, will RCB trade Steyn?
- DK steps aside and Morgan to take over as skipper of KKR.
- Ali Khan ruled out of IPL, Tim Seifert to take his place at KKR.
- Bangalore police arrest another man in connection to IPL betting.

Covid-19 updates

- BAN to hold age group trials prelims over whatsapp?
- LPL scheduled to run between 21st Nov and 13th Dec. Player draft on Oct 19th.
- U-19 WWC scheduled to be held in BAN in Jan 2021 likely to be postponed.
- Ganguly indicates that Indian domestic season to commence (tentatively) on 1st Jan, 2021.
- 9 players, including 3 national players had broken Covid-19 protocals during PAK National T20 cup. 

Other news

- ICC deadline for filing nominations for chairperson's role is 18th Oct.
- Nasir Jamshed might be deported back to Pakistan from the UK after release from prison.
- Government intervention imminent for SA cricket?
- Misbah to step down as chief selector after PAK's NZ tour.
- NZ's first test winning captain John Reid dies at 92.
- PAK cricketer reports alleged corrupt approach during National T20 cup.
- ECB reveals plans for a short tour of PAK in Jan-Feb 2021.
- Umar Gul retires from all forms of cricket.

Trivia Q: Which country fielded 3 sets of brothers for the first time ever in an international? Who were they?

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13
Oct 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 99b

The audio quality of this episode is not the best, we apologize for the inconvenience.

IPL news

- An IPL player reports an alleged corrupt approach.
- Amit Mishra ruled out of IPL 2020 due to finger injury.
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar ruled out of IPL 2020 due to thigh injury.
- Sunil Narine's action reported again, placed on a warning list.
- Pant sidelined for a week due to a hamstring niggle.
- Ishant ruled out of IPL2020 due to a muscle tear in the rib cage.
- Gayle ruled out of KXIP 7th game due to food poisoning. Now available to play.
- WT20C to have 12 overseas players. Confirmed to be played between 4-9Nov.
- 4 arrested in Bangalore in relation to IPL betting.

Covid-19 updates

- BAN cricket still plan to host Asia XI vs World XI games postponed from March.
- PAK woman player tests positive ahead of national camp.
- ZIM announce squad and a potential itinerary for tour of PAK. Itinerary updated.
- No BPL in 2020, confirms BCB chief.

Other news

- Duckett guides Notts to T20 blast trophy.
- AFG opener Najeebullah passes away in a road accident.
- Moroe and others implicated heavily in the CSA forensic report. CSA commits to submitting it to the courts.
- Dean Jones given a farewell by his family with a lap of honour of MCG.
- AUS women clean sweep NZ women 3-0 and equal AUS men's 21 match unbeaten ODI record.
- FICA ready to go to courts against ICC regarding no compensation for players over money made by ICC through 3rd party deals with commercial partners.

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3
Oct 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 99a

IPL news

- Cricket world in shock over the sudden demise of Dean Jones at 59.
- Stokes set to join RR camp.
- BCCI brings Sportradar on board to monitor corruption during IPL.
- Ashwin dislocates a shoulder in the game vs DC, tournament future hangs in balance. 
- Jason Holder to replace Mitch Marsh at SRH, who is ruled out due to ankle injury.

Covid-19 updates

- BAN's tour of SL postponed due to disagreements on quarantine regulations.
- Willey among 4 players removed from Yorkshire T20 squad due to Covid concerns.
- BAN's Abu Jayed tests positive for Covid.
- MSL 2020 postponed due to Covid.

Other news

- Momentum will no longer be SA's major cricket sponsor.
- Channel 7 does not pay a full installment to CA, still not happy with cricket on offer.
- SASCOC demands free access to the forensic report into finances of CSA.
- ZIM government approves PAK tour.
- AUS postpone AFG test and NZ ODIs to the next summer.
- Essex lift back to back county championship titles.
- Courtney Walsh named WI women's team head coach.

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14
Sep 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 99

Matches  covered this episode

- ENGvAUS - 2nd and 3rd T20is, 1st and 2nd ODIs.

Covid-19 updates

- Bob Willis trophy game abandoned after Northants player tests positive.
- BAN opener Saif Hasan and conditioning coach Nick Lee test positive.
- Delhi Capitals assistant physio tests positive for Covid-19.
- BCCI postpone AGM citing Covid-19 conditions.

IPL and T20 leagues updates

- IPL2020 league stage fixtures announced, MI vs CSK to kick it off.
- Ali Khan becomes the first USA player to play in IPL, replaces Harry Gurney in KKR squad.
- St Lucia Zouks qualify for CPL finals with a rout of Guyana Amazon Warriors.
- Another one sided game sees TKR juggernaut roll into the CPL finals.
- TKR take the CPL 2020 trophy with a great chase.

Other news

- SA olympics association (defacto the govt) dismisses CSA, takes control of cricket in SA.
- Ian Bell retires from all cricket.
- Yuvraj Singh decides to come out of retirement following PCA request.
- AFG's junior coach Noor Mohammad banned for 5 years after admitting to attempting to fix a SPL game in 2019.
- Yorkshire appoint a sub-committee to look into racism allegations.
- Bob Willis trophy finals: Its going to be Somerset vs Essex.
- Channel 7 hints at termination of its broadcast deal with CA.
- Jonty Rhodes to be the new Sweden head coach.
- UAE players Ashfaq Ahmed and Amir Hayat suspended for a suspected breach of ICC's anti-corruption rules.

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6
Sep 2020

Armchair Cricket Podcast - news digest - Episode 98

Matches  covered this episode

- ENGvPAK - 2nd and 3rd T20i.
- ENGvAUS - 1st T20i.

IPL and T20 leagues updates

- Raina's exit from IPL2020 could mean his exit from CSK, meanwhile he hints at coming back?
- Zampa replaces Richardson at RCB as latter pulls out due to impending birth of first child.
- Malinga pulls out of IPL2020 for personal reasons, Pattinson rumoured to be his replacement.
- Harbhajan opts out of IPL2020, cites personal reasons.
- LPL postponed to Nov14-Dec06 and await better lockdown rules.
- PSL 2020 to be completed in Nov, all games to be held in Lahore.
- Following a 3rd dismal batting display, defending champions Tridents knocked out.
- WBBL 2020 to begin on Oct 25th, to be held entirely in Sydney.

Other news

- Hayden appointed trade envoy to IND by AUS govt.

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