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IPL fines 2 players over altercation

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has fined two players, including star batsman Virat Kohli, and a team mentor for an altercation caught on camera.
Kohli and Lucknow Super Giants’ mentor Gautam Gambhir were fined 100% of their fee for an IPL match played on Monday.

Afghan bowler Naveen-ul-Haq, who plays for the Giants, was also fined 50% of his fee.

Both Kohli and Gambhir are former Indian captains. Gambhir retired from all forms of cricket in 2018.

The altercation took place after a match in which Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the Giants.

The heated exchange was captured on cameras but no audio was available, making it hard to confirm what it was about.

But both Kohli and Gambhir can be seen making aggressive gestures against each other in different clips.

None of the players have officially commented on the incident.

A statement issued by the IPL said that both Kohli and Gambhir had admitted to a Level 2 offence under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct, which deals with acts including unruly public behaviour.

Naveen admitted to a Level 1 offence, the statement added.

Both players are known for being animated on the cricket field.

In April, Kohli was fined 10% of his match fee for breaching IPL rules after his team was defeated by Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While the cricket board did not specify the reason, reports said it could have been due to his celebrations after a CSK batsman got out.

Gambhir, who shared the Indian dressing room with Kohli for years, was also known to be quite expressive on the field as a player and had some famous on-field altercations, including one with Pakistani great Shahid Afridi.

(BBC Sport)

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Sri Lanka to Host ICC Annual General Meeting, July 19-22

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In a statement, SLC mentioned that the mega cricket conference will bring together over 220 delegates from 108 ICC member countries from across the world, covering regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, East Asia Pacific, and Europe.

The pinnacle gathering of cricket administrators and stakeholders from around the globe, the ICC Annual Conference provides the platform for discussions on the strategic direction of the sport, governance, and the development of cricket worldwide, it added.

This year’s conference, themed “Capitalizing on the Olympic Opportunity,’ will discuss topics such as ‘Diversity and Inclusion,’ ‘environmental sustainability and the sport,’ and ‘Cricket’s triumphant return at LA28.

“This is a significant occasion for Sri Lanka, and we wish to warmly welcome the delegates from around the world to our beautiful island. We intend to use this conference to contribute to the future of cricket and showcase the beauty and heritage of our country to the world,” said Mr. Shammi Silva, President, Sri Lanka Cricket.

The annual conference will consist of a series of key meetings, workshops, and networking sessions, and key decisions will be taken for the benefit of the future of the game.

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Revised schedule for India’s tour of Sri Lanka announced

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Saturday that the schedule for India’s upcoming white-ball tour of Sri Lanka has been revised, with the series now starting on July 27, a day later than originally planned.

The revised schedule is as follows:

T20Is

  – July 27, 2024 – 1st T20I at Pallekele

  – July 28, 2024 – 2nd T20I at Pallekele

  – July 30, 2024 – 3rd T20I at Pallekele

ODIs

  – July 31, 2024 – 1st ODI (D/N) at Colombo (RPS)

  – August 2, 2024 – 2nd ODI (D/N) at Colombo (RPS)

  – August 4, 2024 – 3rd ODI (D/N) at Colombo (RPS)

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Mahela and Namal Grace attend Ambani’s Wedding

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Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene and MP Namal Rajapaksa are among the invitees of Anant Ambani’s wedding

The wedding of Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani’s youngest son, Anant Ambani, to Radhika Merchant has taken social media by storm, featuring some of the biggest celebrities and sporting personalities from around the globe.

Lavish wedding celebrations for the son of Asia’s richest man resumed on Saturday with a star-studded guest list including Hollywood celebrities, global business leaders, and two former British prime ministers.

Billionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant and fiancée Radhika Merchant, both 29, are tying the knot this weekend in Mumbai, India, following months of pre-marriage parties.

Saturday will see a blessing ceremony during which the world’s rich and famous will greet and pay their respects to the couple at a 16,000-capacity convention center owned by the Ambani family’s conglomerate.

This will be followed by a grand party where unconfirmed reports say pop stars Drake, Lana Del Rey, and Adele are likely to perform.

(dailymirror.lk)
(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by dailymirror.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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