India TV Sports Wrap on June 11: Today’s top 10 trending news stories

Image Source : AP/INDIA TV South Africa beat Bangladesh to all but qualify for Super 8 while Mohammad Amir among three Pakistan players have signed up with the new CPL franchise Antigua and Barbuda Falcons

South Africa beat Bangladesh by four runs in their third match of the T20 World Cup in New York to all but qualify for Super 8. The controversial dead ball law came to haunt Bangladesh as the on-field umpire gave a poor LBW call against them and the ball ran away for four leg-byes but it wasn’t given since the original decision was out, only for it to be overturned. Mohammad Amir among three Pakistan players have signed up with the new CPL franchise Antigua and Barbuda Falcons. All that and more in our Sports Wrap for today.

Top 10 Trending Sports Stories

T20 World Cup: South Africa prevail in a thriller against Bangladesh 

South Africa defended the lowest score in T20 World Cup history, a day after India did it, as Bangladesh failed to chase down 114 runs in New York in Match No 21 of T20 World Cup 2024.

Did dead ball rule deny Bangladesh an important win against South Africa?

As per MCC Law for a dead ball, 20.1.1.3 “The ball becomes dead when a batter is dismissed. The ball will be deemed to be dead from the instant of the incident causing the dismissal.” On the second ball of 16th over, Ottneil Baartman trapped Mahmudullah LBW in front and the umpire raised his finger. However, the ball rolled towards the boundary but since it was given out LBW, the runs were not given and Bangladesh lost by four runs.

Pakistan to take on Canada in a do-or-die encounter 

Pakistan will take on Canada in their third game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 and a must-win at that in New York on Tuesday, June 11. A loss on Tuesday and Pakistan will stand eliminated.

Australia to take on Namibia, Sri Lanka up against Nepal

Australia will all but seal their spot in the Super 8 in the T20 World Cup 2024 if they win against Namibia on Tuesday, June 11 in their first game in Antigua while Sri Lanka will take on Nepal as Lauderhill, Florida hosts its first game of the tournament amid torrential rains.

CPL announce signings for new teams Antigua and Barbuda Falcons

Brandon King and Fabian Allen were two star local transfers from the now-defunct Jamaica Tallawahs to the new CPL franchise Antigua and Barbuda Falcon. The franchise has signed Pakistan trio of Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman and Imad Wasim along with the likes of Azmatullah Omarzai and Chris Green.

Matthew Wade reprimanded by ICC for ‘showing dissent against umpire’s decision’

Australian wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade has been reprimanded by the ICC for a breach of breach of Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.” Wade argued with the umpire Nitin Menon after he tried to pull out late on a Adil Rashid delivery.

Kamran Akmal apologises after backlash on unpleasant comments

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper batter Kamran Akmal has apologised after being pulled up by Harbhajan Singh for his distasteful comments on Arshdeep Singh’s religion. Akmal was on live TV during the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match.

Amelia Kerr signs with Sydney Sixers

In a watershed moment for WBBL, with each of the eight teams allowed an overseas signing outside the draft, Sydney Sixers have landed a body blow on Brisbane Heat by signing the World No 2 all-rounder Amelia Kerr. Kerr was with the Brisbane Heat since 2019.

Will Australia rest their key players against Scotland? Andrew McDonald keeps cards close to his chest

Australia head coach Andrew McDonald hasn’t revealed his cards yet regarding the resting of the players for their final Group B game against Scotland saying that the teams is focussed on sealing the Super 8 spot against Namibia first. Scotland are ahead of England in the race for the Super 8 qualification and the final group stage game against Australia will be key.

‘Effortless is a myth’, Roger Federer’s speech goes viral

The outgoing college students at the Dartmouth College in Hanover were treated to legend Roger Federer’s speech where he spoke on various subjects from his retirement to effortlessness being a myth to team work and his career.