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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has reached the penultimate stage with four teams in India, Afghanistan, South Africa and England confirming the semifinals spot. On Tuesday, Afghanistan knocked out Australia after registering a win over Bangladesh and will now take on South Africa on Thursday, June 27. Whereas in the second semifinal, India will take on England at the Providence Stadium.

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Tuesday, June 25.

Major cricket events that happened on Tuesday, June 25

Gulbadin Naib responds to R Ashwin’s “red card” remarks

Gulbadin Naib responded to Ravichandran Ashwin's 'red card' remark on his hamstring injury act during the Super 8 clash against Bangladesh. Ashwin tweeted, "Red card for Gulbadin Naib" along with a few laughing emoticons. The Afghanistan player came up with a hilarious reply to Ashwin's tweet and took a Bollywood reference in his reply.

Yusuf Pathan takes oath in Lok Sabha as Baharampore MP

Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan took oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha on Tuesday, June 25. The two-time world champion joined the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) earlier in the year and contested Lok Sabha elections from Berhampore in West Bengal. Notably, he defeated veteran Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and BJP’s Nirmal Kumar Saha and emerged victorious by 85,022 votes.

Naveen-ul-Haq mocks Gulbadin Naib’s injury; latter reacts

In the match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Afghanistan batter Gulbadin Naib catered controversy after he fell on the ground, clutching his hamstring. But after all things went in their favour, pacer Naveen-ul-Haq took to social media to take a dig at Naib. Naveen shared a meme, editing an instance from 'Welcome', to which Naib replied, "Hey mate I am feeling not well…. Hamstring problem”.

David Warner retires from international cricket after Australia's T20 World Cup 2024 exit

Veteran Australian batter David Warner’s 15-year international career drew to a close following the Men in Yellow’s exit from the ongoing T20 World Cup. The Indian team defeated Australia, which saw the side depend on the result between Afghanistan and Bangladesh to determine whether they would qualify for the knockout stages. Warner retires having registered most 50-plus scores for Australia in T20 format. In 110 T20Is so far for Australia, Warner has scored 3277 runs. 

Najibullah Zadran trolls Pat Cummins after Afghanistan enter T20WC'24 semifinals

After Afghanistan's win, Najibullah Zadran took to X to troll Australian spearhead Pat Cummins. The Afghan batter prompted a dig at Cummins when asked of the teams to seal semifinals spot. Cummins, at the start of the tournament in an interview with CNBC-TV18 stated that one of the teams is “definitely Australia”, while the other three he left open for the journalists to decide.

ACC announces revised schedule for Women's Asia Cup 2024; India vs Pakistan rescheduled to July 19

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Tuesday, June 25 announced the updated schedule of the upcoming Women’s Asia Cup 2024. The 2024 edition of the tournament, which will be played in the T20 format, will be played from July 19 till 28 July 2024. The India versus Pakistan match, which was earlier scheduled to take place on July 21, will now be played on July 19.

Hanuma Vihari takes U-turn; rejoins Andhra after chat with new ruling party

After out-of-favour Hanuma Vihari vouched to never play for Andhra again in his lifetime, he recently held discussions with the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) to join the team. On Tuesday, Hanuma Vihari confirmed that he will represent Andhra in the coming season and for years to come as he once again feels the support of the association and the government. “I'm so happy to meet Minister Nara Lokesh gaaru [TDP general secretary] today, and he assured me that I will have full support coming back to Andhra Cricket Association. I am so happy meeting him, and I have got full assurance after meeting him. I understand his aspirations for the Andhra Cricket Association,” Vihari told reporters.

Frank Duckworth passes away at the age of 84

One of the three inventors of the DLS method, Frank Duckworth breathed his last on June 21 at the age of 84. Although, not much is known of his death, both Duckworth and Lewis were awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2010.