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With the conclusion of the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the action has now shifted towards the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. The marquee tournament, which will host its ninth edition in the USA and the West Indies, will commence from June 1 with co-hosts USA scheduled to take on Canada in the tournament opener. However, ahead of that, the teams have commenced the warm-up fixtures scheduled by the ICC. 

Here in this article, we’ll look at all the big news that took place on Tuesday, May 28, but before that, let's check the matches scheduled for the day.

Today's match preview

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 Warm-Up Games:

Afghanistan vs Oman: Afghanistan, who had a disappointing outing in the 2022 T20 World Cup as they registered defeats in three out of the five matches, while two of their fixtures ended in No Result, will aim to comeback stronger as they take on Oman, a comparatively lower ranked team to them in their first warm-up match. The Rashid Khan-led side will take on Oman on Wednesday, May 29 at the Port of Spain at 10:30 pm IST. 

South Africa vs TBA: South Africa will also feature in their first warm-up fixture ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. However, the other team is yet to be decided but the match is scheduled to be played at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 pm IST.  

Major cricket events that happened on May 28

England vs Pakistan 3rd T20I:

The third T20I which was scheduled to take place at the Sophia Garden in Cardiff on Tuesday, May 28 between England and Pakistan was washed out. After the conclusion of three T20Is in the four-match series, it stands in favour of the hosts after they clinched the second T20I by 23 runs in Edgbaston on May 25. 

T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up matches: Oman and Namibia win their respective clashes; USA vs BAN abandoned

On Tuesday, May 28, three T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up matches took place. While Oman beat Papua New Guinea by three wickets at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Namibia defeated Uganda by five wickets with seven balls to spare at the same venue later in the day. Furthermore, the match scheduled between the co-hosts USA and Bangladesh was abandoned with a ball being bowled at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. 

India to play intra-squad warm-up match ahead of BGT 2024-25

Cricket Australia on Tuesday, May 28 announced two warm-up matches to be played in the build-up to the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2024-25. Moreover, the Indian men’s senior team will play an intra-squad match against India A in Perth from November 15 to 17, before the series commences on November 22 in Perth.

Gautam Gambhir most likely to become Team India's head coach

Kolkata Knight Riders’ mentor Gautam Gambhir is reportedly in talks of becoming head coach of Team India. A very high-profile owner of an IPL franchise informed Cricbuzz that Gambhir’s appointment is a done deal and the announcement will be made soon. Not only this, but a very high-profile commentator who is very close to the happenings said that BCCI is trying to rope in Gambhir. 

BCCI receives over 3000 fake applications for Head Coach role: Reports

With the deadline date of Team India’s Head Coach role closing, reports reveal that the BCCI has received over 3000 fake applications. As reported by the Indian Express, the BCCI has received over 3000 applications from fake names, including former cricketers and politicians. “Last year too, the BCCI received such a response where impostors applied and story is similar this time,” a BCCI source was quoted. 

Travis Head shares post for Palestinians under attack in Rafah

Travis Head took a stance in support of the Palestinians in Gaza. Head took to social media and shared a couple of posts on his X (formerly Twitter) handle with ‘#All Eyes On Rafah’. Head then shared a picture of his cricket shoes which had a message saying, " Freedom is a human right. All lives are equal!"

Nitish Rana shares special message from Gambhir after KKR’s IPL win

KKR batter Nitish Rana took to Instagram to share a special message he received from Gautam Gambhir. While Nitish Rana had extended a congratulatory message for Gambhir, in return the latter replied writing, “Thanks Nitish for this msg. This means a lot. Let’s create sumthing special. There is no better feeling in sport to stand on a podium and win a trophy. Let’s experience thtt.”

Bangladesh unveil brand new jerseys for T20 World Cup 2024

The Bangladesh cricket Board (BCB) recently unveiled their brand new jersey for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, set to be played in the USA and West Indies from June 1. The new jersey features the team’s traditional green base, adorned with red stripes running from neck to the wrists. Moreover, it also has a touch of gold which adds to the sleek details.

Kevin Pietersen urges IPL fans to stop "abusing" Ambati Rayudu

Ever since RCB exited the IPL 2024 after losing Eliminator against RR, CSK fans and former batter Ambati Rayudu criticised Bengaluru and Virat Kohli. After involving in the IPL 2024 final post-match banter with fellow commentators Kevin Pietersen and Mayanti Langer, fans hurled abuses at the 38-year-old, which forced the England international to urge fans to stop mistreating Rayudu.

WATCH: Babar Azam loses cool; scolds fans as they mob him in Cardiff

Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who is known to sport calm demeanor, in a rare moment lost his cool during his outing in Cardiff. In one of the videos circulating on social media of the Pakistan batter, he was seen exchanging heated words with a group of fans who mobbed him for selfies. “Upar nahi chado (Don’t come up),” he can be heard saying.