The big news: BCCI survives

The Board of Control for Cricket in India can breathe a sigh of relief for a while after the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing to discuss the implementation of the Justice RM Lodha committee report. The hearing will now take place on December 9. The case was adjourned due to the unavailability of Justice TS Thakur, who is part of the Bench presiding over the case.

The apex court was was likely to announce its verdict on Monday, but will now convene on Friday. In its last status report, the Lodha panel had recommended the removal of all ineligible office-bearers from the Board and the appointment of former home secretary GK Pillai as an observer.

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  1. Michael Hussey is set to become the stand-in coach for Australia during the Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka in February 2017, reported Hindustan Times. Cricket Australia confirmed on Monday that they are looking for a caretaker coach for the series against Sri Lanka and Hussey seems to be the perfect candidate for the job.
  2. Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes that Glenn Maxwell needs to find a mentor he can trust in order to get this cricketing career on track, reported ESPNcricinfo. Left out of the Australia ODI team that defeated New Zealand in the first ODI in Sydney on Sunday, Maxwell’s public outburst seems to be one of the reasons of his downfall. 
  3. Scotland’s Preston Mommsen has said that the lack of cricket games was a key factor in his retiring at the age of 29. The former captain asked cricket administrators to create a more justifiable schedule so that other players don’t end up following him.
  4. Ben Duckett was dropped from the England one-day squad for the tour against India. The new squad saw the return of Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales and Joe Root. James Vince was also dropped along with Steven Finn. 
  5. New Zealand face Australia in the second one-day international at Canberra. They lost the first one-day in Sydney and will look to make amends by bagging the second and getting their act together after a successful Test series.