Pakistan cricket Board demands compensation from BCCI

July 26, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


The former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ijaz Butt has welcomed the planned revival of bilateral ties with India but insisted that Pakistan must ask the BCCI to compensate it financially for the cancelled series of 2009.

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Sanga banks on home advantage at ICC World T20

July 26, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara believes playing at home will benefit his side because of their knowledge of local conditions and will also act as an added inspiration for them to win the ICC World Twenty20 in September.

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Does Pragyan Ojha have a suspect action?

July 26, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Bishan Singh Bedi has created a flutter in the cricket corridors by saying that India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has a suspect action, The Telegraph reported last weekend.

Bedi was present at the Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) Annual Awards ceremony, where he made this observation about Ojha: “I’m not a great fan of Ojha…that’s because of his suspect action.

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Rohit’s time is running out

July 25, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


India’s nine-wicket defeat in the second ODI in Hambantota was an abject performance, leaving the five-match series at 1-1 heading into the next match in Colombo on Saturday. While India need to pick themselves up before that, there is one pressing issue that has to be addressed – the poor form of Rohit Sharma.

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South Africans rise up Test rankings after Oval victory

July 25, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


South Africa’s batsmen have surged up the ICC Test rankings to occupy four of the top six spots after their colossal performance in the first Test at The Oval. Jacques Kallis is at No. 2, Hashim Amla (3), AB de Villiers (5) and Graeme Smith (6). Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara remained No. 1, while Shivnarine Chanderpaul dropped two spots to No. 4. Kallis also unseated Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan as the No. 1 allrounder in Tests.

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Bangladesh push past Australia, Pakistan in T20 rankings

July 24, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Bangladesh have moved up to No. 4* on the ICC’s Twenty20 rankings, after beating Ireland 3-0 on their tour of Europe. For now, only England, South Africa and Sri Lanka lie above Bangladesh in the rankings.

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Steyn and Tahir complete innings victory

July 24, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


South Africa, dominant since the start of the second day, secured an innings and 12-run victory at The Oval as they broke the back of some stubborn England resistance either side of the new ball on the final afternoon.

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Gayle, Afridi sign with Sydney Thunder

July 24, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


The Sydney Thunder have secured two of the biggest names in Twenty20 cricket, with Chris Gayle set to return for the side this year, alongside the Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi.

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Dashing Mortaza stuns Ireland

July 22, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Just when Ireland thought they finally had the beating of Bangladesh, a savage batting assault by Mashrafe Mortaza ended their hopes and gave the visitors a 3-0 win in the series.

That margin was unfair to the Irish, who took two games to the very last ball.

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Sehwag, Kohli set up comfortable India win

July 22, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


India hardly looked a side playing their first match in four months. Their batsmen pounded Sri Lanka for a 300-plus total; their bowling, for once, did not fall apart and led by Irfan Pathan, ensured the total was a winning one.

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