Month: April 2018

A high-scoring draw in Rajshahi, between Central Zone and East Zone, closed out this season’s Bangladesh Cricket League. Liton Das and Abdul Mazid struck double centuries while Shadman Islam, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin made hundreds. Batting first, Central Zone posted 546 with Mazid making 205 off 246 balls with 22 fours and eight sixes.
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Aashish Kapoor, the former India offspinner, has replaced Venkatesh Prasad as the chairman of India’s junior selection committee. Kapoor joins Gyanendra Pandey and Rakesh Parekh in the committee. Prasad quit the role in March and joined Kings XI Punjab for the ongoing IPL season. During his tenure, India reached the Under-19 World Cup final twice,
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3:59 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Ahead of Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa, ODI captain Rumana Ahmed lost both her new bats. An Australian sports outlet had given them to her when she went to the WBBL earlier this year. A couple of days before the team’s flight to Johannesburg, Rumana called Tamim Iqbal and asked
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Roshen Silva‘s extended his stretch of outstanding batting form, hitting 168 and a 112-ball 89 for Galle in the third and final round of Sri Lanka’s Super Fours Provincial first-class tournament. Those runs, against Kandy, brought his tournament tally to 535 from five innings. He finished 220 run clear of the next best batsman, Niroshan
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Jamie Overton, the Somerset fast bowler, is expected to miss up to a month of cricket having been diagnosed with a minor muscle tear. Overton felt pain while bowling for Somerset’s 2nd XI last week and, while he hoped the injury was nothing serious, was sent for a scan which revealed the injury in his
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Joe Root has welcomed the ECB’s plans for their new-team competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a “completely new audience”. The controversial plans, announced last week, will see teams contest 100-balls-a-side games featuring 15 six-ball overs and one ten-ball over. It also emerged the ECB was considering abandoning lbw dismissals for the format
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CSA and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) will have an urgent meeting on Wednesday to try and reach common ground on player contracts, which SACA hopes will in place by May 1. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CSA and SACA, which expires on April 30, is likely to be delayed, leaving the majority
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Hashim Amla has become the first cricketer in 10 years to receive South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga, a national award given out to recognise achievements of those in the fields of arts culture literature music journalism and sport. Amla was named as a silver award recipient by the Chancellor of National Orders, Dr Cassius Lubisi,
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