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Gayle snubs Somerset contract, makes himself available for Windies


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle scrapped his deal with Somerset county and made himself available for the national team and virtually ending his year-long ... Read more...

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Gayle signs agreement with WICB, but with the IPL rider


March 26th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), March 26 (IANS) Explosive opening batsman Chris Gayle has signed an agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with a rider that he is honour-bound to play ... Read more...

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Pollard confirmed for Somerset’s 2012 T20 campaign


October 16th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Taunton (England), Oct 16 (IANS/CMC) Twenty20 specialist Kieron Pollard has been retained by English County Somerset for their T20 campaign next season. The big-hitting West Indies batsman, who has made his ... Read more...

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Afridi to play in inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League


May 11th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 11 (IANS) Top Pakistan cricketers are looking to showcase their Twenty20 skills at the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) later this summer.Leading the ... Read more...

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Hampshire sign Afridi for Twenty20 campaign


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.22 (ANI): Hampshire have signed Pakistan's limited overs captain Shahid Afridi for their Friends Provident t20 campaign.The 30-year-old all-rounder will become Hampshire's second overseas player for the tournament, alongside South ... Read more...

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Liz Hurley, a good catch for Warnie, says England pacer Tremlett


February 11th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.11 (ANI): Ashes hero and legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne's former Hampshire teammate Chris Tremlett has said that Warne has done "rather well" for himself by getting involved romantically with model-cum ... 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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Kaneria cleared by ECB to play for Essex


August 14th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14(ANI): Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to return to Essex in time for today's Friends Provident Twenty20 semi-final against Hampshire ... Read more...

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Razzaq believes he can be an asset to Pakistan


August 13th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 13 (IANS) All-rounder Abdul Razzaq believes he could have been an asset for Pakistan in the ongoing Test series against England, where the visitors are trailing 0-2 after big losses ... Read more...

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‘I am ok with Hampshire’s decision’: Pietersen tweets


August 11th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he has no problem with Hampshire's decision not to pick him for the Twenty20 finals."I fully understand Hampshire's position in ... Read more...

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ECB asks Pietersen to find a new county or risk losing his contract


August 11th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Cricketer Kevin Pietersen has been asked to find a new county by next season or risk losing his England central contract. England and The Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ... Read more...

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Kaneria allowed to play for Essex in FP t20 final


August 8th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given the green signal to out-of-form leg spinner Danish Kaneria to play for his county team Essex in the Friends Provident t20 ... Read more...

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County snub could finish Pietersen, says Rice


August 1st, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen faces an uncertain future due to his attitude towards county cricket, according to Clive Rice, who persuaded Pietersen to turn his back on South ... Read more...

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Arafat becomes second bowler to reach 100 T20-wicket milestone


July 28th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28(ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat became the second bowler to take 100 Twenty20 wickets when he picked up four wickets playing for Sussex against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.The other ... Read more...

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Hampshire shuts door on Afridi


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 23 (ANI): Hampshire has denied signing swashbuckling Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi for the remaining part of the Friends Provident Twenty20 championship.Afridi, who resigned from Test captaincy following last week's ... Read more...

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Flower compares ‘under pressure’ Kieswetter to Gilchrist


July 14th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14(ANI): England coach Andy Flower has optimistically rated wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter alongside Australian legend Adam Gilchrist, despite a recent run of low scores in ODIs."I don't really use the word ... Read more...

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Kieswetter under pressure to perform for England


July 10th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): South African-born Craig Kieswetter, who has just managed 69 runs in five innings against the Aussies, is reportedly under pressure to perform as Andrew Strauss' partner at the ... Read more...

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T20 WC success will help England during Australia ODI series: Bell


June 20th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20(ANI): England batsman Ian Bell, who is part of the 13-man ODI squad for five-match series against Australia, has said that the vibe in the team is great, as the ... Read more...

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Younis shines in Surrey’s win over Somerset in Friends Provident T20 Tournament


June 14th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Taunton, Jun. 14 (ANI): A breezy half century from former Pakistan skipper Younis Khan helped Surrey thrash Somerset by 21 runs in the Friends Provident T20 Tournament at the Surrey County Ground ... Read more...

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Vastly improved Bell to make one-day comeback against Australia


June 11th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11(ANI): England batsman Ian Bell's vastly improved performances in the Test series against Bangladesh and the domestic season have earned him a place in the 13-man one-day squad for the ... Read more...

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Cricket an easy target for match-fixers: Gilchrist


June 6th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has claimed cricket to be an easy target for match-fixers. Even though Gilchrist denied coming across such an incident in his career, he ... Read more...

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Razzaq to miss Asia Cup training camp due to Hampshire assignment


May 28th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 28 (ANI): Veteran Pakistan all rounder, Abdul Razzaq, is likely to miss the training camp ahead of the Asia Cup, as he would be away playing for Hampshire in the ... Read more...

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Afridi says no to Hampshire stint after being handed over Test captaincy


May 27th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 27 (ANI): Star Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi has ruled out playing for the English county squad Hampshire during the upcoming Friends Provident Twenty20 championship after being handed over Pakistan ... Read more...

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English counties not to play in Champions League


May 20th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) English counties will not take part in the Champions League Twenty20 as the revised dates clash with the end of the English domestic season. The England and Wales Cricket ... Read more...

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Surrey in talks with Vettori, Lara for Twenty20 call-up


April 18th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Aucland/London, Apr 18(ANI): The Surrey County Club is in negotiations with New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and former West Indies captain Brian Lara to play in the Friends Provident Twenty20 tournament, which ... Read more...

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Surrey in negotiations with Lara for Twenty20 return


April 16th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16(ANI): The Surrey County Club is in negotiations with former West Indies captain Brian Lara to play in the Friends Provident Twenty20 tournament, which starts in June.Lara, who has not ... Read more...

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England cricket board looking to set up IPL-style Twenty20 tournament


April 13th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13(ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is reportedly setting up a working party to examine the structure of county cricket in England, and explore the prospect of an ... Read more...

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Middlesex drops Yuvraj from Twenty20 squad


March 22nd, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Middlesex County Club Monday decided not to sign up middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh for their Twenty20 Cup campaign despite having a signed approval from the Indian on his ... Read more...

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‘Excited’ Razzaq to use Hampshire stint as warm-up for England, Australia series


March 9th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.9 (ANI): The Hampshire Hawks, England's current T20 champions, have inked a deal with veteran Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq as they prepare to defend their title in the Friends Provident Trophy ... Read more...

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Razzaq to join Afridi, Mendis for Hampshire Hawks


March 8th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8(ANI): England's reigning Twenty20 champions Hampshire Hawks have signed Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, who will be joining his national team-mate Shahid Afridi at the Rose Bowl.Razzaq is an integral part ... Read more...

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Afridi excited to play Twenty20 for Hampshire


January 9th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 9(ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that he is looking forward to playing with English County team Hampshire in the Friends Provident Twenty20 Competition later this year.Afridi has signed ... Read more...

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Playing for Pakistan in all forms of cricket my top priority: Afridi


January 6th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 6 (ANI): Despite his various commitments abroad, Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that playing for Pakistan in all three versions of the game would always be his top priority."I ... Read more...

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Afridi wanted by three English County teams for T20 clashes


December 25th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 25 (ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is wanted by at least three English County teams for next season's Friends Provident Twenty/20 competition.A deal is expected to be finalised in the ... Read more...

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Discarded Joyce wants another crack at the Aussies


July 26th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Discarded by the England set up more than two years ago, Irish-born Ed Joyce, who now plays for Sussex, is one of a select group of England batsmen ... Read more...

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Sid the Shark barred from Lord’s


July 21st, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Lords' officials are facing the wrath of angry cricket supporters after their shark mascot was banned from the home of cricket.The Sussex County Cricket Club have now set ... Read more...

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