World of cricket: Bumrah ruled out of Asia Cup

Jasprit Bumrah has a back injury and has been ruled out of Asia Cup; former umpire Rudi Koertzen passes away aged 73.

Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t played a single international match since the second ODI against England on July 14.

Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t played a single international match since the second ODI against England on July 14. | Photo Credit: AP

Jasprit Bumrah has a back injury and has been ruled out of Asia Cup; former umpire Rudi Koertzen passes away aged 73.

Bumrah ruled out of Asia Cup

Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of Asia Cup with a back injury. The fast bowler has been struggling with back spasms of late and with the T20 World Cup around the corner, the selection committee decided to take the prudent step to rest him for the tournament.

Bumrah has not played an international match since the second One-Day International (ODI) against England at Lord’s on July 14.

The Asia Cup begins on August 27.

Rudi Koertzen passes away aged 73

South African umpire Rudi Koertzen died in an accident on August 9. He was 73.

Koertzen had travelled to Cape Town to play golf with his friends and was returning home when he met with the accident. A former ICC elite panel umpire, Koertzen retired from umpiring in international matches in 2010. He is one of three umpires — Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar are the others — to have stood in more than 100 Test matches.

BCCI releases 2022-23 domestic schedule

Over 1,500 matches will be played in India’s 2022-23 domestic season that starts in September and ends in March. The Duleep Trophy and the Irani Cup will be held in the months of September and October, respectively, while the Ranji Trophy will span three months — December, 2022, to February, 2023.

Duleep Trophy: September 8-25; Irani Cup: October 1-5; Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: October 11-November 5; Vijay Hazare Trophy: November 12-December 2; Ranji Trophy: December 13, 2022-February 20, 2023.

Ross Taylor makes racism claims

Ross Taylor has claimed he experienced racism in the New Zealand dressing room during his playing days. “For much of my career, I’ve been an anomaly, a brown face in a vanilla line-up. That has its challenges, many of which aren’t readily apparent to your team-mates or the cricketing public,” Taylor says in his autobiography titled Black and White.

“You wonder if you should pull them up but worry that you’ll create a bigger problem or be accused of playing the race card by inflating harmless banter into racism. It’s easier to develop a thick skin and let it slide, but is that the right thing to do?” he says.

Taylor is a legend of New Zealand cricket, playing more than 400 international matches in a career that spanned 16 years.

Meg Lanning takes indefinite break from cricket

Australia captain Meg Lanning has taken an indefinite break from cricket citing personal reasons. She will miss the second season of The Hundred. Lanning captained Australia to the World Cup title earlier this year and the Commonwealth Games gold medal in the T20 format.

“After a busy couple of years, I’ve made the decision to take a step back to enable me to spend time focusing on myself,” she said in a statement.

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