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Advice from PCB to BCCI

July 7, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Zaka Ashraf has advised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to review its stance on the enforcement of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS).

Ashraf told the media here that the DRS was a constructive step forward and good for the sport and as such India should also review its policy on the implementation of the DRS system.

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Riaz working on new-ball skills

March 6, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan fast bowler, has said he needs to work on mastering the ability to bowl with the new ball. He rued being only a fringe player in the England series but said he was working hard win to back his place.

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BCB ‘satisfied’ with Pakistan security arrangements

March 6, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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The Bangladesh delegation sent to inspect security arrangements in Pakistan is “satisfied” with the infrastructure and BCB president Mustafa Kamal has said he is keen to send the Bangladesh team on a tour of Pakistan. Now, both boards are seeking consent from the ICC to go ahead with the tour that is proposed for April this year.

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Pakistan awaits Whatmore’s miracle

March 5, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Pakistan hopes new cricket coach, Australia’s Dav Whatmore, can find a magic formula to transform the country’s talented players into a team that enjoys sustained, match-winning success.

The team’s peaks and troughs are infamous. Last month’s Test whitewash of England was followed by a flop in the limited overs series, losing 4-0 in the one-day games and 2-1 in the Twenty20s.

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West Indies mourns as batsman Runako Morton, 33, dies in Trinidad car crash

March 5, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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The 33 year-old played in 15 Tests and 56 ODIs for the Windies, with his last appearance for his country coming against Australia in a Twenty20 international in 2010.

He averaged 22.03 in Tests with a top score of 70, while he had more success on the limited overs stage. He averaged 33.75, with the highlight coming with his unbeaten 110 against New Zealand in 2006.

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Not a revenge match: Shahid Afridi puts upcoming clash with India into perspective

March 4, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Hard-hitting Pakistani batsman, Shahid Afridi, has insisted that revenge is not his team’s priority in the upcoming clash with India in the 5th match of the Asia Cup.

Every match between the historic rivals has caused frenzy in the media and among fans, with added pressure on both sides to outshine the other. However, Afridi feels a match with India is akin to a match with any other side.

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Cricket Australia promotes tobacco, faces action

March 4, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Cricket Australia is under fire for the boundary line advertising featuring “Kamla Pasand” during the matches between India and Australia as the product involves tobacco.

Following complaints that “Kamla Pasand” is a product by a company that also produces chewing tobacco, the Australian Federal Health Department launched an investigation into the boundary line advertisements in Hindi during the Test series, Twenty20 matches and the first ODI of the tri-series.

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Herath left out of Asia Cup squad

March 4, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Left-arm-spinner Rangana Herath has been omitted from Sri Lanka’s 14-man squad for the Asia Cup, which begins on March 11 in Dhaka. Fast bowlers Dhammika Prasad and Chanaka Welegedara, who were part of the Sri Lanka squad for the Commonwealth Bank tri-series in Australia, also miss out.

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ODI axing might extend Test career: Ponting

March 4, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Former Australia captain, Ricky Ponting, who was abruptly axed from the national ODI squad in the middle of the ongoing Commonwealth Bank series, is confident that his exclusion from the limited-overs side will enable him to prolong his Test career.

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Junaid Khan out of Asia Cup

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Junaid Khan, the Pakistan fast bowler, who sustained a knee injury during the recently-concluded England series, will not be available for the Asia Cup when the new selection committee chaired by Iqbal Qasim sits tomorrow to pick the squad. PCB sources have indicated that Junaid is likely to be out of action for three weeks.

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