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Pietersen to ECB: Let me play full IPL or else…


August 8th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) England batsman Kevin Pietersen is keen on playing the Indian Premier League's entire next edition at the expense of the home series against New Zealand, and ... Read more...

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Bravo says West Indies must avoid clean sweep


June 20th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS/CMC) Vice-captain Dwayne Bravo says the West Indies' sole objective will be avoiding a clean sweep after the Caribbean side conceded the three-match One-Day International series with a ... Read more...

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South Africa name unchanged Test squad for England series


June 13th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 13 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) Wednesday showed faith in the Test squad that won their last series comprehensively against New Zealand when the selectors named an unchanged ... Read more...

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Boycott elected Yorkshire county president


March 26th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has been elected president of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club by an overwhelming majority.The club said after the election at the ... Read more...

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England paid the price for bullying India at home: Vaughan


October 27th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Former captain Michael Vaughan said the England deserve to top the rankings in Test cricket but was concerned about their deteriorating performance in the ODIs after ... Read more...

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England fast bowler Graham Dilley dead


October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) England fast bowler Graham Dilley, an Ashes-winning hero in 1981, has died after a brief battle against cancer. Dilley, 52, died this morning at a hospice in ... Read more...

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England play six Tests, 13 ODIs and four T-20s next summer


September 30th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a hectic international schedule for next summer for World No.1 Test team England who play with the ... Read more...

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Edgbaston pitch will help spinners


August 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Edgbaston, Aug 8 (IANS) The pitch at Edgbaston will help the spinners and will also offer reverse swing to the pacers in the third cricket Test between India and England ... Read more...

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Never expected it to be easy against England, says Sangakkara


March 27th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara never expected his team to cruise to an easy 10-wicket win over England in the quarterfinal of the World Cup ... Read more...

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Ashes 2010: Five things England must change for the MCG


December 20th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 20 (ANI): Former England fast bowler and now columnist with The Guardian, Michael Selvey has said that England would need to consider changing five things to make an impact against ... Read more...

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‘Best players thrive in difficult situations,’ says Pak batsman Asad Shafiq


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 2(ANI): Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq, who made his debut in the recent ODI series against England, has said that it was a tough ask to show glimpses of his talent ... Read more...

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ICC’s anti-corruption unit probing Oz-Pak match fixing suspect


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.22 (ANI): The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is investigating calls allegedly made by a Pakistani suspect, whose name is being withheld for now, to fix a Test match ... Read more...

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England not to be neutral venue for Pakistan


September 12th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan might have to pay a heavy price for the spot-fixing scandal as England will not serve as a neutral venue for Pakistan again next summer, a media ... Read more...

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Terrible trio Hayden, McGrath and Symonds were umpires’ worst nightmare: Koertzen


August 28th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 28(ANI): Retired South African umpire Rudi Koertzen has identified former Australia players Matthew Hayden, Glenn McGrath and Andrew Symonds as the most difficult players in world cricket.When asked who was ... Read more...

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Pakistani cricket fans are hurt, feeling impact of terror: Mushtaq


August 18th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): The Pakistani cricket fans are hurt and feeling the impact of terrorism, which has forced the home matches to be played on neutral venues, according to former cricketer ... Read more...

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Pakistan wicketkeeper ruled out from England series


August 17th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider will return home Wednesday with a fractured finger after being ruled out for the rest of the cricket Test series against England. The lanky wicketkeeper, ... Read more...

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Salman Butt has more faith in ‘young guns’ than recalled Yousuf’s miracle cure


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2(ANI): Pakistan skipper Salman Butt has criticised the inclusion of former captain Mohammad Yousuf for rest of the Test series against England, saying that the team needs stability rather than ... Read more...

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Butt happy with teammates offering advice ahead of England series


July 27th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jul 27 (ANI): Pakistan's new Test skipper Salman Butt is happy that his teammates keep offering him advice during their forthcoming series against England as it will help in building a ... Read more...

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I’m delighted for my teammates: Afridi


July 26th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 26 (IANS) Shahid Afridi, who resigned as Pakistan captain after the first Test against Australia at Lord's, has expressed his delight and satisfaction at seeing his teammates level the Test ... Read more...

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Aussies in fourth place in ICC rankings after loss to Pak


July 25th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Leeds (UK), July 25 (ANI): Australia has slipped to fourth place in the ICC rankings after drawing a Test series against Pakistan here.The Leeds defeat was Australian captain Ricky Ponting's first Test ... Read more...

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Doubts arise over Johnson’s ability to cope on ‘away’ wickets


July 25th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 25 (ANI): A poor performance on his first tour of England was passed off as inexperience of those conditions, but failing for a second time, has put significant doubt on ... Read more...

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Pakistan lurch to narrow three wicket win over Australia to level series 1-1


July 24th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24(ANI): Pakistan on Saturday registered their first Test win against Australia in 15 years, when they scrammed home to a three-wicket win at Headingley, to level the two-match series 1-1.Needing ... Read more...

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Pak fast bowlers using English conditions better than Aussies: Gul


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23(ANI): Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul has said that the Australian fast bowlers' inability to utilize the favourable conditions in England has been the difference between the two sides.After ... Read more...

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Yorkshire chief eager to host India-Pak Test at ‘revamped’ Headingley ground


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): English county Yorkshire's chief executive, Stewart Regan, has said he would love to see the s Headingley ground acting as a neutral venue for a Test match between ... Read more...

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Ponting backs senior Hauritz ahead of ‘work in progress’ Steve Smith


July 21st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Leeds (UK), July 21 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has made it clear that no matter what leg-spinning all-rounder Steve Smith does in the second Test against Pakistan in Leeds, he ... Read more...

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Ponting asks Oz pacers to perform better


July 21st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jul 21 (ANI): Skipper Ricky Ponting has asked Australian fast bowlers to overcome their lacklustre form at Lord's and perform in the second Test against Pakistan at HeadingleyAustralia bowled Pakistan out ... Read more...

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Australia calls McKay as cover up for injured Hilfenhaus


July 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jul 19 (ANI): Australia has called pacer Clint McKay as a spare bowler due to Ben Hilfenhaus' shoulder injury ahead of the second Test against Pakistan.Hilfenhaus injured his left shoulder diving ... Read more...

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Comeback man Afridi to retire from Test cricket


July 16th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who made a comeback to Tests after four years for the series against Australia, made an unexpected announcement Friday to retire from Test cricket ... Read more...

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Broke PCB could’nt afford ‘umpire decision review system’ for ongoing Oz Test series


July 15th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s inability to splurge extra money on the 'home' series against Australia in England has resulted in the absence of the umpire decision review system.The ... Read more...

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Lord’s dismal outing raises doubts over North being ‘weak link’ of Oz Test team


July 15th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15(ANI): Australian left-handed batsman Marcus North's third-ball duck in the first innings of the Lord's Test against Pakistan has again raised questions if he is the weak link of the ... Read more...

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Paine to replace injured Haddin in Australia’s Test team


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 23 (ANI): Wicketkeeper Tim Paine, who was recalled to the one-day team, has also been named to replace injured Brad Haddin in Australia's 14-man squad for next month's two-Test series ... Read more...

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ICC pays tribute to Koertzen as he prepares for July retirement


June 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, June 4 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Emirates Elite Panel umpire Rudi Koertzen had announced his retirement from officiating, effective at the end of his upcoming Test ... Read more...

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Oz batsman North not looking to far ahead


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan. 2 (ANI): Australian middle-order batsman Marcus North will go into the Sydney Test against Pakistan looking for the big score that will cement his place in the Australian top order, ... Read more...

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ECB eager to host India-Pak Test series in England


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is eager to host India - Pakistan Test series in 2011 in England.Speaking at a press conference here, ECB President Giles Clarke ... Read more...

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England confident of big crowds for Pakistan-Australia Tests


November 18th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 18 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke is confident that Test series between Pakistan and Australia next summer will attract big crowds in England. Pakistan was ... Read more...

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