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2 hrs ago | The Peninsula
Pakistan's former captain Shahid Afridi is seen with India's skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after a news conference at the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final match in this March 2011 file photo taken in Mohali. BY FAWAD HUSSAIN DOHA: Four years ago Pakistan's cricket preparations for the 2011 World Cup were rocked by a match-fixing scandal that saw three of its key players banned for foul play.
7 hrs ago | Chronicle Live
I believe man-for-man Durham are a better team for Warwickshire, and they can challenge for the County Championship next summer A 141-run victory over Middlesex secured their place in next season's County Championship Division One, which was always going to be the main thing for them this season. At the start of the season I warned in this column they would struggle this year, but if they can finish strongly in the last couple of games they will be in a much stronger position than we expected even a few weeks ago after they lost at Lancashire.
11 hrs ago | The Cricketer International
Imran Tahir , the Pakistan-born South Africa legspinner, has rejoined Hampshire for the final two weeks of the season as the club look to close out promotion back to Divison One of the County Championship. Tahir, 35, last played for Hampshire in 2011 and was part of the side that won the county's first T20 title in 2010; he also helped them to Finals Day a year later.
15 hrs ago | BleacherReport
The England ODI team start their 2015 World Cup campaign against Australia on 14 February. Will the chosen XI be the victims of a Valentine's Day massacre at the hands of Mitchell Johnson and company? Or will it be the start of a surprise English Antipodean love affair? Despite home series defeats at the hands of Sri Lanka and India, the England selectors have shown little appetite for wholesale change.
In the past 20 years, cricket has grown in popularity in Afghanistan, spread by refugees residing in Pakistan. Photo / AP One of the first things Andy Moles wanted to be assured about before he took the job of Afghanistan's new head coach was what the Taliban thought about cricket.
Adil Rashid made his England debut five years ago - at the age of 21 - before being cast into the international wilderness. The intervening years have not been easy for the hugely talented young leg-spinning all-rounder, who was publicly lambasted by Yorkshire president Geoffrey Boycott in 2012 before threatening to leave the county if he wasn't managed better soon after.
Chris Cairns stared down his former New Zealand team-mates plenty of times in the nets but next year could face up to 12 of them in court as he defends perjury charges. A dozen former New Zealand representatives - Andre Adams, Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Stephen Fleming, Chris Harris, Hamish Marshall, Brendon McCullum, Craig McMillan, Kyle Mills, Daryl Tuffey, Daniel Vettori and Lou Vincent - could be called as witnesses.
FORMER Gloucestershire skipper Alex Gidman has made the shock decision to leave the club at the end of the season and join neighbours Worcestershire, writes Rob Iles. Gidman has put pen to paper with the LV= County Championship Division Two leaders until the end of the 2016 season.
The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan's cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his bowling action, reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka last month, to be illegal.
After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni , get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying rounds starting in Raipur on Friday. While the tournament proper starts on September 17 with perennial favourites Chennai Super Kings pitted against reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, the start of qualifying rounds will feature defending CLT20 champions Mumbai Indians taking on a very talented Lahore Lions team led by former national T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez.
CANTERBURY, England A recently formed cricket team from the Vatican may need some divine intervention as it gets ready to take on more experienced English players at a historic game Saturday . The Vatican team will play against the British Army chaplains as part of a "Light of Faith" tour at the Kent County Cricket Club, a stone's throw away from Canterbury Cathedral, where it will play again next week against the Church of England's team.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context. "I think one-day cricket is seriously struggling.
Ryan Sidebottom took six for 30 as Yorkshire beat Nottinghamshire to win their first county championship title in 13 years Yorkshire cheers at their 32nd County Championship rang round Trent Bridge - but one man was missing from their celebrations, at the orders of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Club captain Andrew Gale has known for almost two weeks he would be banned for this last lap to the 2014 title, after his spat with Ashwell Prince at Old Trafford.
WORCESTERSHIRE secured their fifth promotion in 12 seasons on the back of a stunning all-round performance by Jack Shantry in LV= County Championship Division Two at New Road. Shantry, the 26-year-old left-arm seamer and left-handed batsman, achieved the rare feat of 10 wickets and a century in a match as Worcestershire squirmed out of near-hopeless situations twice in 24 hours to snatch a 27-run win against Surrey.
Moeen Ali, who is himself a practicing Muslim said he understood Muslims being upset about some of things going on in Syria. But he told The Huffington Post UK that estimates that up to 500 British Muslims had gone to fight with IS and other groups in Syria and Iraq were "a little bit worrying", adding that he "would strongly advise them not to go".
New beginning: Teddington RFC youth chairman Simon Cartmell, Teddington Town Cricket Club chairman Warren May and Teddington RFC chairman Gareth Cross are the joint-chairmen of Teddington Town Sports Club Teddington chairman Gareth Cross is hoping a new clubhouse can help the club cash in when the rugby World Cup arrives in Twickenham next term. The Bushy Park outfit will be joined by Harlequins stars Marland Yarde and Tom Williams as they officially open their A 650,000 new home tomorrow on the opening day of the new London Division Three South West season.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:09 pm
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