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With just two days remaining in the beginning of the highly-anticipated ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in the United States of America and West Indies, teams are gearing up for their warm clashes ahead of the mega event. As the Indian Premier League 2024 also finished, players will join their respective teams for the mouth-watering tournament in June.

Here in this article, we’ll look at all the big news that took place on Wednesday, May 29, but before that, let's check the matches scheduled for the day.

Today's match preview

England vs Pakistan: 3rd T20I

In the ongoing four-match T20I series between England and Pakistan, the home side has taken a 1-0 lead after two of the three matches got abandoned due to rain. The two sided will face each other at Kennington Oval in London  in the final T20I on Thursday at 11:00 p.m. IST. While the home side will look to clinch the series with a win in the final match, the visitors will look to level the series 1-1.

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

  • Scotland vs Uganda: Scotland are scheduled to face Uganda in their first warm-up clash ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. The two sides will clash at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on Thursday at 08.00 p.m. While this will be Scotland's first warm-up game, Uganda have lost their previous clash against Namibia by five wickets.
  • USA vs Nepal: The T20 World Cup 2024 co-hosts the U.S.A are scheduled to host Nepal in their second warm-up clash after their previous clash against Bangladesh was washed out without a ball being bowled. The USA will face Nepal at the  Grand Prairie Stadium on Thursday at 09:00 p.m. IST.

Major cricket events that happened on May 29

Viral graphics raise concern over  IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2024 clash

Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, t he cricketing world has received a shocking message reportedly shared by a pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, mentioning  the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York with date June 9 also specifically mentioned there. This brings chilling waves with the world set to see the highly anticipated India versus Pakistan clash at the newly constructed stadium.

Mitchell Starc earns 24.75 Cr, you 55 Lakh: Rinku Singh drops humble reply on salary disparities

After the IPL 2024, Rinku Singh was asked about his IPL 2024 salary and how he feels to get that INR 55 Lakh in hand. However, his fiery response came when he was compared to the salary of Mitchell Starc, the Australian veteran who was roped in for an amount worth INR 24.75 Crore at the auction. Rinku said, " Even 50-55 Lakhs is a lot. When I started, I had not even thought that I would earn so much. "

Ambati Rayudu's wife and children face death threats from Virat Kohli fans

A friend of former India international Ambati Rayudu revealed that the Hyderabad star's wife faced many rape and death threats after his comments on Virat Kohli. Rayudu made a bold statement about how winning the Orange cap doesn't warrant your team winning the title during the IPL 2024 final in Chennai. Rayudu's friend Sam Paul shared a long post about the former batter's wife and children receiving countless horrific threats.

Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic have issues with each other, are living separately: Report

Hardik Pandya, who will be shouldering the responsibility of a deputy to Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies, is in news after his divorce rumours with Natasa Stankovic sparked the internet.  “Tension has been brewing in their marriage for past six months. The couple is likely to head for a separation. However, the stories around the alimony percentage are speculative and exaggerated. Also, news about this being a PR campaign is untrue,” a source told Bombay Times as quoted by News18.

Team India undergo first training in USA ahead of T20 World Cup 2024

The Rohit Sharma-led Team India are in New York ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, which is scheduled to be played in the United States of America (USA) and West Indies from June 1. Moreover, the entire team is back together after more than two months and will set their eyes on the coveted trophy, aiming to end their T20 champions trophy draught since 2007.  The side, who will play one warm-up match against Bangladesh before their campaign at the T20 World Cup 2024, took to the field for their first training session in the USA.