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  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job

    'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job

    15 Apr 2014 12:16

    Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif said Tuesday he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted by corruption.The 45-year-old, who famously blew the whistle on match-fixing in

  • Black Caps pick rookie duo for West Indies

    Black Caps pick rookie duo for West Indies

    15 Apr 2014 01:31

    New Zealand selectors included two new caps in a 15-man Test squad named Tuesday to tour the West Indies, with injury-hit spinner Dan Vettori's future under a cloud.Otago slow bowler Mark Craig was plucked from obscurity in anticipation

  • Sri Lanka board hits back at Jayawardene, Sangakkara

    Sri Lanka board hits back at Jayawardene, Sangakkara

    09 Apr 2014 12:31

    Sri Lanka's cricket board and two senior players were locked in a war of words Wednesday, a day after the World Cup-winning Twenty20 team returned home as national heroes.Former skippers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara sparked th

  • Pakistan's Afridi asked to explain criticism

    Pakistan's Afridi asked to explain criticism

    09 Apr 2014 08:16

    Pakistan cricket authorities on Wednesday demanded an explanation from star all-rounder Shahid Afridi after he criticised the team's "negative"

  • Party time in Sri Lanka after triumph over India

    Party time in Sri Lanka after triumph over India

    07 Apr 2014 08:46

    Sri Lanka prepared to throw its biggest party since the end of the country's ethnic conflict after beating India in the final of cricket's World

  • India beat South Africa to reach World Twenty20 final

    India beat South Africa to reach World Twenty20 final

    04 Apr 2014 16:46

    Virat Kohli hit an imperious half-century to help India upstage South Africa by six wickets in the second semi-final in Dhaka on Friday to cruis

  • Pakistan's Hafeez quits T20 captaincy

    Pakistan's Hafeez quits T20 captaincy

    03 Apr 2014 15:46

    Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez stepped down as Twenty20 captain on Thursday after the team's failure to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twe

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  • Pakistan was offered 'Big Four' role, says chairman

    Pakistan was offered 'Big Four' role, says chairman

    08 Apr 2014 08:31

    Pakistan's cricket chief Najam Sethi has said his predecessor spurned an offer by India to join the so-called "big three" during a major reorganisation of the game's administration.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was initially one of th

  • Root extends Yorkshire stay

    Root extends Yorkshire stay

    07 Apr 2014 10:46

    England batsman Joe Root has signed a new contract with his native county of Yorkshire that will keep him at Headingley for at least another two years, the club announced Monday.The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a broken thumb

  • Sri Lanka finally taste Cup success as India crumble

    Sri Lanka finally taste Cup success as India crumble

    07 Apr 2014 02:01

    Sri Lanka's stunning victory over India in the World Twenty20 final underlines how success in hit-and-run cricket depends not on form, but on how a team performs over those three hours in the field.Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Indians went int

  • Ponting awarded MCC life membership

    Ponting awarded MCC life membership

    04 Apr 2014 16:16

    Ricky Ponting was awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday in a tribute to the Australian legend's illustrious career.Former Australia captain Ponting was given the honour after establishing himself as one o

  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax

    Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax

    02 Apr 2014 09:31

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday.Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite

  • West Indies blew us in five overs, says coach Moin

    West Indies blew us in five overs, says coach Moin

    02 Apr 2014 07:01

    Pakistan team coach Moin Khan Wednesday said his team were blown away in the last five overs by the West Indies, costing them a place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals. The West Indies blasted 82 runs in the last five overs to recover fr

  • Sri Lanka's Dilshan fined for showing dissent

    Sri Lanka's Dilshan fined for showing dissent

    01 Apr 2014 10:01

    Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the players' code of conduct during the game against New Zealand in Chittagong, the International Cricket Council said on Monday.Dilshan was

  • Strauss takes up Middlesex role

    Strauss takes up Middlesex role

    31 Mar 2014 18:46

    Former Middlesex and England captain Andrew Strauss has joined the county's executive board with immediate effect, the Lord's-based club announced Monday.The 37-year-old, who retired from all cricket in 2012, was one of England's most su

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