May 26 Evening Brief: Today’s Top news and headlines from cricket world

May 26, 2023

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL and Twitter)

1. IPL 2023: BCCI’s mismanagement for sale of final tickets creates chaos at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

BCCI failed to manage the ticketing process for the IPL 2023 Final, which led to a stampede outside the venue for the summit clash- the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. (Read More)

2. ‘Malli is in safe hands’ – Matheesha Pathirana’s sister pens heartwarming note after MS Dhoni meets pacer’s family

Before leaving Chennai for the all-important summit clash in Ahmedabad, Dhoni met with Pathirana’s family after winning Qualifier 1 against the defending champions Gujarat Titans. The pacer’s sister Vishuka shared pictures on Instagram and captioned it beautifully, revealing what Dhoni said when he met the family. (Read More)

3. IPL 2023: Disney Star witnesses record viewership of 48.2 crore after 66 matches, breaks 2019 season record

IPL’s official broadcaster Disney Star has garnered the record highest viewership in the tournament’s history for the first 66 matches, according to data from Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. (Read More)

4. WTC Final 2023: Winners to receive $1.6 million as ICC announces prize money

While the winners will collect $1.6 million as the winners’ prize money, the losing finalists will pocket $800,000. All nine ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 participants will get a share in the $3.8 million purse. (Read More)

5. ‘I will never walk away from England’ – Jason Roy opens up after relinquishing national contract

England opener Jason Roy has revealed that even though he has relinquished his increment contract with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), his priority remains to play for the national team, especially with the upcoming ODI World Cup. (Read More)

6. IPL 2023: King and Nucleya to perform in closing ceremony

To make the summit clash grander, BCCI have invited star rapper and singer King and Nucleya to perform in the tournament’s closing ceremony. (Read More)

7. ‘Lack of respect shown for the spirit of cricket – Daryl Harper on MS Dhoni pausing the play during Qualifier 1 against GT

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has been criticized by former ICC umpire Daryl Harper for not respecting the spirit of the game during IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 against Gujarat Titans on Tuesday, May 23 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. (Read More)

8. ‘He left no stone unturned, this was his next best after 2016’ – Aakash Chopra on Virat Kohli’s IPL 2023 performance

Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli could not have done more to help his team reach the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. (Read More)

9. WTC Final 2023: Ricky Ponting picks Australia’s playing eleven for showpiece event against India

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting named his predicted eleven and backed Scott Boland to make it into the team if Josh Hazlewood misses out on the summit clash at the Oval next month. (Read More)

10. CSK doesn’t want to see a team like Mumbai in the final: Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle remarked that the five-time winners are currently on a winning spree, and this momentum could eventually go on to challenge CSK in the summit clash. (Read More)

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