June 1st, 2006

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Muralitharan aspires winning England farewell

MuralitharanMuttiah Muralitharan has said he will be doubly determined for Sri Lanka to win the upcoming third Test as the match, which starts at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge ground on Friday, is set to be his final Test appearance in England.

The off-spinner took 10 for 115 in the second Test at Edgbaston concluded on Sunday — extending his world record of ten or more wicket hauls in Test matches to 15.

But, set just 78 for victory, England won by six wickets, despite Murali’s second innings haul of four for 29, to go 1-0 up in the three-match series after the first Test at Lord’s was drawn.

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Bari wants super fit players for England tour

Wasim_BariChief selector Wasim Bari will seek a detailed report from the national team’s fitness trainers before Pakistan announce their 16-man squad for this summer’s tour of England on June 9.

Bari told this correspondent here on Wednesday that he would go to Lahore a few days before the selection of the Pakistani squad to have meetings with the fitness trainers, team’s coach Bob Woolmer and skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq.

“I have to attend a (PCB) Ad-hoc Committee meeting in Lahore on June 5 and once it is over, I would fully concentrate on taking the input from the team management especially its fitness trainers,” said the former Test cricketer.

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Nicky Boje is innocent: Bacher

Nicky_BojeFormer chief executive of South African cricket board Dr Ali Bacher on Tuesday firmly stated that spinner Nicky Boje, alleged to have been involved in the match-fixing scandal, is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Bacher also said the scandal that blighted cricket’s good name six years ago, was the biggest crisis to have affected the game in its long history and he was happy the game had come out of it.

Bacher, who is in India as a consultant for electronics display firm Stellavista and is negotiating with Indian centres organising the matches in the ICC Champions Trophy to sell giant TV display screens and scoreboards, also came out in support of having a players’ representative in cricket administration.

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