The top 10 most curious cricket news of the week



Find out about  the latest cricket news with our weekly round-up. This week we take a look at some of the top stories making headlines in the cricketing world.


1. Bangladesh to use pink balls in Test match against India


The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced that it will be using pink balls in its upcoming Test match against India. This is the first time that Bangladesh will be playing with pink balls in a Test match.


2. PCB to probe alleged fixing scandal in PSL


The Pakistan Cricket Board has launched an investigation into allegations of fixing in the Pakistan Super League. The allegations came to light after a leaked audio conversation between two players surfaced online.


3. Australian cricketers sign new pay deal


Australian cricketers have finally signed a new pay deal with their cricket board. The five-year agreement will see players receive a pay rise of up to 30%.


4. New Zealand cricketers support same-sex marriage


A number of New Zealand cricketers have come out in support of same-sex marriage. New Zealand is set to vote on the issue in a referendum later this year.


5. England stars donate match fees to charity


England cricketers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have donated their match fees from the third Test against Pakistan to charity. The pair decided to donate the money to 'Chance to Shine', a cricket charity that helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds get into the sport.


6. Sri Lanka Cricket to probe tax evasion allegations


Sri Lanka Cricket is to investigate allegations that some of its players have been involved in tax evasion. The allegations came to light after a leaked document revealed that some players had not declared their full income to the authorities.


7. South Africa's AB de Villiers retires from international cricket


One of the biggest stories in the cricketing world this week is the news that South African star AB de Villiers has retired from international cricket. De Villiers made the shock announcement via social media, saying that he was "tired" and needed "a break".


8. Steve Smith apologizes for 'ball-tampering' incident


Australia captain Steve Smith has apologized for his role in the 'ball-tampering' incident that took place during the third Test against South Africa. Smith admitted that he was aware of the plan to tamper with the ball and said that he takes full responsibility for what happened.


9. India's Virat Kohli becomes fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs


India captain Virat Kohli has become the fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs. Kohli achieved the feat in just 205 innings, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's previous record of 214 innings.


10. Afghanistan appoints new head coach


Afghanistan have appointed former New Zealand cricketer Lance Klusener as their new head coach. Klusener, who played in 49 Test matches and 141 ODIs for New Zealand, takes over from Phil Simmons who was sacked last month.


Final thoughts


That's all for this week's round-up of the top cricket news stories. Be sure to check back next week for more of the latest cricketing news and information.