The T20 cricket season is underway in several parts of the country and among some big and notable tournaments are the Lanka Premier League and the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada.
August 4 saw some notable headlines from the sport of cricket as England batter Alex Hales announced retirement from international stage. The English batter took to Instagram to announce his departure after regular discussions with the management over the last nine months in a shocking move. Apart from him, former Nepal captain Gyanendra Malla also called off his career.
In another big news which was doing rounds was that the Pakistan Cricket Board are expected to give massive hike to their cricketers. However, the PCB did not confirm on the same, a ESPNcricinfo report read that Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan could find themselves in the top contract list, named Category A, which is likely to pay them a sum of PKR 4.5 million a month as a retainer, equalling to $15,900 approximately .
Smriti Mandhana also entered record books as the first player in Women’s Hundred to reach 500 runs. It is to be noted that during her career at the Women’s Hundred, the India women’s opener has scored 503 runs in 17 innings thus far.
There were a few other news which hogged limelight, one of them being a report surfacing of Rishabh Pant now facing 140kmph in the nets at NCA. Looking at the ODI World Cup ahead, Kane Williamson also joined New Zealand team practice after rehabilitating from an injury which he sustained during IPL 2023 opener.
After India’s 4-run loss against the Caribbean, the two sides were also handed fine for maintaining slow over-rate in the first T20I of the five-match series. Talking about the West Indies vs India first T20I, Tilak Varma, who made a debut in the shortest format also received words of praise from his MI teammate Dewald Brevis in a special video message.
The day also saw some brilliant matches take place around the globe. Here’s the list of the results from August 4 of the cricket leagues taking place around the world.
Lanka Premier League 2023
Match 6: Dambulla Aura vs B-Love Kandy
Result: B-Love Kandy win by 7 wickets
Match 7: Galle Titans vs Jaffna Kings
Result: Jaffna Kings win by 8 wickets
Global T20 Canada 2023
Qualifier 1: Surrey Jaguars vs Vancouver Knights
Result: Surrey Jaguars win by 38 runs
Eliminator: Brampton Wolves vs Montreal Tigers
Result: Montreal Tigers win by 9 wickets
The Hundred (Men’s)
Match 5: Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire
Result: Southern Brave win by 2 runs
The Hundred (Women’s)
Match 5: Welsh Fire Women vs Southern Brave Women
Result: Welsh Fire Women win by 4 runs
Royal One-Day Cup 2023
Durham vs Sussex: Durham win by 132 runs
Glamorgan vs Worcestershire: Worcestershire win by 4 wickets
Gloucestershire vs Northamptonshire: Gloucestershire win by 23 runs
Somerset vs Warwickshire: Warwickshire win by 4 wickets
Women’s Continental Cup 2023
Match 1: Greece Women vs Isle of Man Women
Result: Isle of Man Women win by 10 wickets
Match 2: Malta Women vs Greece Women
Result: Greece Women win by 9 wickets
Match 3: Romania Women vs Isle of Man Woman
Result: Isle of Man Woman win by 10 wickets