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Pakistan players pitch for inclusion of T20 cricket in Olympics

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | 1 Comment


Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday said that he will rooting for his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will be starting her Olympic campaign on Saturday with women’s doubles partner Rushmi Chakravarthi.

“I don’t know whether cricket will ever be part of the Olympic Games.

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PCB mulling grand awards ceremony

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to hold a grand awards ceremony on the lines of the ICC annual awards in the country in October this year to attract foreign attention.

“The idea is to showcase the positive side of Pakistan cricket and its talent on annual basis and utilise the awards ceremony to invite foreign guests as well,” a source said.

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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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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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Pietersen out of World Twenty20 squad

July 18, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Kevin Pietersen has been omitted from England’s provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this year, despite his insistence that he was available for the event.

The announcement suggests Pietersen is unlikely to end his premature retirement from limited-overs internationals in the near future.

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Kamran Akmal makes World T20 provisional squad

July 11, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

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Kamran Akmal, the Pakistan wicketkeeper who is awaiting clearance by the PCB’s integrity committee, has been named in the country’s provisional 30-man squad for September’s World Twenty20. It is as yet unclear, though, as to whether Kamran was cleared by the committee. He had been summoned to appear before it on July 4.

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More Innovations in Cricket – This Time it’s ‘Pro Batter’

April 26, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Mohammad Hafeez doing batting practice with "Pro Batter" at ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai. Pro Batter is a bowling-machine which gives you luxury to select animation/video of a certain bowler with his natural bowling speed, style and variations.
Mohammad Hafeez doing batting practice with “Pro Batter” at ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai.

Pro Batter is a bowling-machine which gives you luxury to select animation/video of a certain bowler with his natural bowling speed, style and variations.

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‘ICC would be silly to reject Woolf report’

February 18, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland said Friday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board would be silly to reject the recommendations of the Woolf report on cricket’s global governance due to objections from the Indian cricket board.

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Tendulkar, Zaheer only Indians in top 10

January 20, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Sachin Tendulkar remained static at ninth in the batting list, while Zaheer Khan fell a rung to occupy the same position in the bowling charts in the latest ICC Test rankings released on Friday.

The duo are the only Indians inside top 10 of the batting and bowling lists.

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Cricket’s return to Pakistan tops Zaka’s menu

January 12, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Zaka AshrafWhen Zaka Ashraf took over as Pakistan’s cricket chief last fall, the only thing that went in his favour was that he was replacing Ijaz Butt whose three-year tenure as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman was a controversial one, to say the least.

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