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Pakistan appoints new bowling coach


August 25th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the appointment of former fast bowler Muhammad Akram as the new bowling coach of the national team for one ... Read more...

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Ponting chooses rest over county cricket


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 23 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has opted to rest after a demanding home season and will not be playing county cricket in England.Ponting will enjoy a ... Read more...

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World Cup semifinal: Ganguly refutes fixing allegations


March 12th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Rubbishing reports of match-fixing in 2011 World Cup semifinal against Pakistan, former captain Sourav Ganguly said Monday that India won the tournament on merit and ... Read more...

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Saqlain backs Ajmal’s doosra


January 24th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, backing his compatriot Saeed Ajmal's bowling action, has said it is for the International Cricket Council (ICC) and not former ... Read more...

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County stint helped me overcome pressure: Ojha


November 16th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) India's young left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who captured his 50th Test wicket Wednesday, is enjoying his partnership with offie Ravichandran Ashwin and says they complement ... Read more...

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County stint has taught me to overcome pressure: Ojha


November 16th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) India's young left arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who captured his 50th Test wicket Wednesday, is enjoying his partnership with offie Ravichandran Ashwin and says they complement ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia appoints Marsh, Bichel as selectors


November 10th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 10 (IANS) Former players Rodney Marsh and Andy Bichel will be the two new faces in Cricket Australia's (CA) re-structured national selection panel.The duo will work under chairman ... Read more...

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Newcomer Ben Stokes brushes aside comparisons with Flintoff


August 30th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) England newcomer Ben Stokes has brushed aside comparisons with former captain Andrew Flintoff, saying he does not want to base himself on anyone else.The 20-year-old made his ... Read more...

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Renewing passport top priority for Leicestershire captain


August 28th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Edbgaston, Aug 28 (IANS) Leicestershire captain Paul Nixon will have to do some running around to renew his passport as he gears up to head for India for the Champions ... Read more...

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South African bowling coach Donald plans to topple England


August 17th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) South African bowling great Allan Donald, now his country's bowling coach, is confident of toppling England from the No.1 Test spot.Donald was England's fast bowling coach ... Read more...

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Ojha to play for English county surrey


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha will be playing for English county Surrey in the first-class and One-day format to gain experience in the lean domestic season.Ojha ... Read more...

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Zaheer’s injury, a sign of excess cricket, say ex-skippers (Lead)


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan's hamstring injury in the first Test against England has led experts to reignite the debate on whether too much cricket is taking ... Read more...

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Zaheer’s injury, a sign of excess cricket, say ex-skippers


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Fast bowler Zaheer Khan's injury in the first Test against England has led experts to re-ignite the debate on whether too much cricket is taking a ... Read more...

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Broad not an enforcer, should create pressure: Flower


July 19th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) England coach Andy Flower hates to call fast bowler Stuart Broad an enforcer. Flower wants Broad to create pressure and take wickets in the four-match Test ... Read more...

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Strauss hoping his pacers will bowl with accuracy


July 15th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss is banking on the accuracy of his pacers to take advantage of the weaknesses, if any, of the strong Indian batting ... Read more...

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Walsh appointed West Indies U-19 team manager


July 5th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
St John's (Antigua), July 5 (IANS) Legendary pacer Courtney Walsh has been appointed manager for the West Indies Under-19 team's tour of the US starting July 8. Walsh will manage ... Read more...

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PCB may stop Afridi from playing in SLPL


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it can ban Shahid Afridi from participating in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) if the former Pakistan ... Read more...

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Aamer’s ban may be extended by ICC, says report


June 10th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer's five-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for spot-fixing could be extended after he was caught playing league cricket in ... Read more...

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Afridi urges Zardari to save Pakistani cricket


June 1st, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 1 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has urged President Asif Ali Zardari to save cricket from the "clutches" of the Ijaz Butt-led Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).Afridi told ... Read more...

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PCB takes stern action against Afridi


May 31st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Tuesday revoked the No Objection Certificate (NOC) granted to Shahid Afridi that will prevent the retired cricketer to play in county ... Read more...

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Surrey signs fast bowler Dirk Nannes


May 27th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Dirk Nannes has joined Surrey for this season's English domestic Twenty20 tournament, the county announced Thursday.Nannes, 35, with 134 wickets is the leading-wicket ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka recalls Maharoof as cover


May 24th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday recalled all-rounder Farveez Maharoof to join the squad as a cover for players with "nagging injuries" ahead of their first Test against England ... Read more...

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Man held for cheating young cricketer of Rs.3 lakh


May 24th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A man has been arrested for allegedly cheating a young cricketer of Rs.3 lakh on the pretext of getting him an opportunity to play county ... Read more...

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Muralidaran granted UK work visa to play for Gloucestershire


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7(ANI): Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran, who was worried about the United Kingdom's new visa regulations, has secured a work permit to play county cricket.Muralidaran's manager, Kushil Gunasekera, said that ... Read more...

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Prior wants another chance to open batting in World Cup quarterfinal


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has pleaded for another chance to open the batting in the World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka after scoring just 15 and 21 runs ... Read more...

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Former England spinner Titmus dies at 78


March 24th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 24 (ANI): Former England off-spinner Fred Titmus, who played county cricket across an incredible five decades, has died after a long illness. He was 78.Titmus, one of England's finest ... Read more...

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Police way of amusing themselves at Kotla (World Cup Diary)


February 28th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With not much policing to do, Delhi Police officials manning the Ferzoeshah Kotla took turns to enjoy the West Indies-Netherlands World Cup match in a rather innovative ... Read more...

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Khawaja set to play for English county Derbyshire


January 21st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Usman Khawaja, the first Muslim cricketer to represent Australia, will play for English county Derbyshire in the upcoming season. The 24-year-old, who made a promising debut in ... Read more...

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Surrey sign Tait for Twenty20 competition


January 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14(ANI): Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait will be English county team Surrey's overseas player for this season's Friends Provident Twenty20 competition.Tait will join Surrey shortly before their first Twenty20 match ... Read more...

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Smith excited about Tahir’s presence in ODI squad


January 11th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Jan 11 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith said it was his dream to have an attacking spinner like Imran Tahir in the side and is excited to have the Pakistan-born ... Read more...

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Ashes ‘hammering’ suggests that Oz cricket system is not working: Roebuck


January 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 8(ANI): Noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck has urged Cricket Australia to instigate an independent review of all cricketing bodies in the country following the 3-1 Ashes series defeat to England. ... Read more...

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Swann better than Warne at this stage of his career


December 9th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): England spinner Graeme Swann has a better start to his Test career than Aussie legend Shane Warne with 122 wickets from his first 26 Tests compared to the ... Read more...

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Trott won’t stop his ‘annoying’ crease ritual even if it drives bowlers mad


November 20th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Jonathan Trott, who has been dubbed as England's most controversial and annoying player, has said that he cannot understand what the fuss is about.Trott is known for ... Read more...

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‘Joker’ Swann will prove to be a ‘world-beater’ in Ashes series, says brother


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19(ANI): Graeme Swann's brother Alec reckons that the England off-spinner will be a force to reckon with when the first Ashes Test against Australia begins on November 25."Graeme's record in ... Read more...

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McGrath calls for ‘chin music’ against Strauss to derail England’s Ashes campaign


November 17th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 17(ANI): Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath has told Australia's fast bowlers to target England skipper Andrew Strauss to derail the tourists' Ashes campaign.Strauss is seeking to become the first England ... Read more...

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