Cricket Wrap: Lifting of life ban on S Sreesanth; Ottis Gibson set to coach South Africa; & more
12 August 2017
- The BCCI is all set to approach the Kerala High court against the latter’s directive to the former to lift the life ban on S Sreesanth. In its judgement on Monday, the court had observed that the BCCI’s refusal to lift the life ban on Sreesanth was a violation of natural justice. Sreesanth was arrested and later banned for life, along with two other Rajasthan Royals bowlers for their role in the 2013 IPL spot fixing scandal. However, he was acquitted of all charges in 2015 by a Delhi trial court due to insufficient evidence against him.
- Cricket South Africa are expected to name ex-West Indies allrounder and current England bowling coach Ottis Gibson as South Africa coach within days. While Gibson is still employed with England, the England and Wales Cricket Board sees his exit as inevitable and expects a deal to be finalized imminently. Gibson himself is said to have informed the ECB of his desire to step down as England bowling coach and take over as head coach of South Africa. Earlier this week, South Africa Test captain Faf du Plessis too admitted the Gibson was CSA’s preferred choice to succeed Russell Domingo as Proteas coach.
- Skipper Kieron Pollard slammed an unbeaten 83 off 35 balls as Barbados Tridents beat St. Lucia Stars by 21 runs via DLS method in Caribbean Premier League 2017. Kane Williamson scored 46 off 44 balls while Dwayne Smith contributed 36 off 27 balls as the Tridents, who elected to bat after winning the toss, posted 196-4 in 20 overs. In response, the Stars were reduced to 64-6 in 8.5 overs before captain Darren Sammy resurrected the innings with an unbeaten 60 off just 29 balls. However, there was to be no respite for St. Lucia as intermittent rain led to the match being called off with Stars at 129-6 in 15.2 overs.
By NewsX Bureau | First Published : 12 August 2017 , 1:54 PM