Month: November 2017

Lahore Blues 131 for 3 (Imam-ul-Haq 59, Hafeez 33) beat Lahore Whites 127 for 5 (Butt 62, Jabbar 2-24) by seven wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Imam-ul-Haq had little trouble against spin Getty Images In a tournament replete with close finishes, the final of the National T20 Cup was a damp squib. Lahore Blues sealed a comfortable
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India captain Virat Kohli, senior player MS Dhoni and coach Ravi Shastri met the committee of administrators (CoA) and other BCCI officials in Delhi to work out their schedules and compensation packages in the coming years. The players’ contracts have been up for renewal since September, and it has been widely reported that they are
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Lancashire will be captained by Liam Livingstone when the 2018 season gets underway, after Steven Croft’s two-year tenure was brought to an end by the club. Livingstone, 24, is one of the most highly rated young batsmen in the country, and enjoyed a prolific season for Lancashire in 2017, averaging more than 50 in the
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6:58 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for a suspect bowling action in the Bangladesh Premier League. Al-Amin’s wicket of Ariful Haque in the 15th over of the match between Khulna Titans and Comilla Victorians on November 28 had raised suspicion. He will now have 14 days to respond to
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Frustration at the result in Brisbane and irritation at the contrivance behind the Jonny Bairstow headbutt incident should give England “extra fire” in Adelaide, according to James Anderson. Anderson, England’s vice-captain, admitted his side were “not good enough” at capitalising on good opportunities in the first Test. But he felt the frustration at failing to
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The PCB’s efforts to either play against India, or at least be compensated for series that have been cancelled has reached a potentially decisive phase after the board officially sent a notice of dispute to the ICC. In short, that triggers the start of a process whereby an independent ICC committee will sit on Pakistan’s
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The BCCI has been slapped with a fine of INR 52.24 crore by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country’s fair trade regulator, for “anticompetitive conduct”. The fine is specifically linked to the board’s broadcast deal for the Indian Premier League (IPL), centred around the BCCI’s assurance to broadcasters that, essentially, they will not
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A ruthless Australia will keep pressing for every possible advantage over England by maintaining a level of on-field hostility that Pete Handscomb has no qualms in describing as “brutal”. The targeting of Jonny Bairstow with reminders of his ill-advised headbutt of Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar on the first night of England’s tour has
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Comilla Victorians 167 for 6 (Samuels 39, Cooper 3-42) beat Dhaka Dynamites 155 for 8 (Denly 49, Bravo 3-31, Saifuddin 2-18) by 12 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Dwayne Bravo celebrates his return to competitive cricket after eight months CPL Excellent end-overs bowling from Dwayne Bravo and Mohammad Saifuddin ensured Comilla Victorians jumped back to the top
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Lahore Whites beat Faisalabad by 10 runs to qualify for the National T20 Cup final. In an emotion-filled afternoon that turned out to be the last of Saeed Ajmal‘s cricketing career, Lahore posted 142 in their allotted 20 overs. At the time, it seemed to be slightly under par, especially given the platform Salman Butt
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Proceedings at the Supreme Court’s hearings into the BCCI’s new constitution took a bizarre sidestep on Wednesday, after the board treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry was asked by the court to respond to a complaint that he threatened a board official on two occasions. The complaint was made in writing – according to the amicus curiae Gopal
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The Canterbury cricket board has held an emergency meeting in Christchurch as protests broke out about the prospect of Ben Stokes returning to action this weekend. Stokes did not attend the meeting, but kept a low profile with his family in Christchurch after his arrival on a Singapore Airlines flight to New Zealand attracted considerable
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If Usman Khawaja does have a problem against spin bowling – empirical evidence suggests that he does – the Australia No. 3 is doing his best to ensure he does not think about it as he returns to the scene of arguably his finest Test innings. A stern century against Vernon Philander, Kyle Abbott and
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Toss Rajshahi Kings chose to bat first against Chittagong Vikings Usama Mir gets a pep talk from Kumar Sangakkara PSL Rajshahi Kings captain Darren Sammy decided to bat first against Chittagong Vikings at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Both sides made two changes. Rajshahi picked uncapped Pakistan legspinner Usama Mir, their first draft pick, and Quazi
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Cricket South Africa and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) are close to agreeing on a compensation amount for the players who had been contracted to participate in the inaugural T20 Global League. The tournament was postponed after CSA failed to secure a broadcaster and calculated that conducting the GLT20 without one would lead to
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Nathan Lyon has challenged England’s batsmen to try to hit him out of the Australian attack at Adelaide Oval, after the tourists’ attempts to outlast the offspinner in Brisbane proved fruitless. Having talked a big game leading into the series, specifically commenting on his desire to “end a few careers” in the England team, Lyon
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