July 12th, 2006

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Lara tempted by one last tour of England

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Brian Lara is considering putting his retirement plans on hold in a bid to make one last tour of England next year, writes Khalid Hussain.

The West Indian maestro, who is widely expected to retire after the 2007 World Cup at home, told reporters after a charity match here at The Oval on Monday night he is tempted by “one last tour of England” and might carry on with his international career even after the World Cup because of that.

“We have a tour of England after the World Cup and that is very tempting for me,” said Lara regarded as the world’s finest batsman.

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Sri Lanka cricket politics throws tri-series in confusion

A bitter battle to control Sri Lanka’s cricket establishment has wrecked the schedule for next month’s limited-overs tri-series against India and South Africa.

The dispute, generated by upcoming elections at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), revolves around holding the first four matches of the August 14-29 tri-series in the central town of Dambulla.

The government-appointed interim committee running SLC last week changed the original schedule and decided to hold all seven matches of the series at two venues in capital Colombo.

Officials running in Saturday’s SLC elections, however, said it will shift the first four matches back to Dambulla if it wins the polls and blamed the interim committee for causing confusion.

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Kaneria prepares to assume mantle of striker in England

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Pakistan’s leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will fulfil a childhood dream when he plays the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday.

At 25, Kaneria remains crucial to Pakistan’s hopes of maintaining their proud record in England, where they have not lost a series since 1982.

With 53 wickets in his last 10 overseas Tests and 84 victims in his last 18 matches, Kaneria is certain to do the bulk of the bowling in the absence of Shoaib Akhtar, who is recovering from an ankle injury, and with the fitness problems faced by paceman Rana Naved-ul-Hasan.

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Pakistan may have separate Test, one-day cricket squads

Pakistan are considering having separate squad for Tests and one-dayers following a spate of injuries to some of their key players ahead of the opening Test against England at Lord’s from Thursday (tomorrow).

Injuries to players like speedster Shoaib Akhtar, medium pacers Rana Naved-ul-Hasan and Mohammad Asif have perturbed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan who blames them on “too much cricket”.

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Pakistan to rely on unity, spirit against England

Pakistan cricket can be a cruel game for players and administrators alike. If a good performance can bring instant accolades and rewards, a poor result can lead to heads rolling and management changes.

No one knows this better than captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as Pakistan prepare for Thursday’s first Test against England at Lord’s.

The 36-year-old veteran of 109 Tests and 362 One-day Internationals (ODIs) faces another pressure situation before a challenging series against England. Not for the first time he has to contend with fitness problems among his main players and deal with critics sceptical about his team’s chances of securing their fourth series win in England since 1987.

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Harmison believes England capable of beating Pakistan

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Steve Harmison may be the last man standing from an awesome England pace quartet that terrorised the Australians last summer but the lanky fast bowler believes his team has the capability to beat Pakistan in the four-match Test series starting with the opening game at Lord’s from Thursday (tomorrow).

England have been hit hard by injuries and would be without Simon Jones, Andrew Flintoff and possibly Matthew Hoggard in the first Test.

Beaten comprehensively by Sri Lanka 5-0 in the ODI series earlier this summer, England are seen by many as a team unlikely to win against Pakistan.

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Tendulkar returns with fifty,but Shahid Afridi steals the show

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There was the great Sachin Tendulkar facing world class bowlers for the first time in almost four months. There was Brian Lara at his brilliant best. Then there was Waqar Younis making his ‘Pakistan return’. But the man who stole the show in a charity match between Pakistan and an International XI here at The Oval on Monday night was Shahid Afridi, the hardest hitting batsman in world cricket today.

Chasing 124 in 10 overs, Pakistan achieved the target on the last ball thanks to an electric 41 off just 12 balls from Afridi, a knock that brought 20,092 fans at the ground into a frenzy.

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Asif set to miss opener as Pakistan face selection crisis

asifPakistani officials are suffering selection headaches ahead of the first Test against England at Lord’s after it became clear on Tuesday that pacer Mohammad Asif would not be in the playing eleven tomorrow (Thursday).

Team coach Bob Woolmer told ‘The News’ that Asif would not be fit for the opening Test as the player has not recovered from an elbow injury he received during a four-day game against England A last week.

With injured pacers — Shoaib Akhtar and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan — already out, Asif’s absence would come as a huge setback for Pakistan who, in recent times, had been enjoying a threatening pace attack.

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PCB chief rules out return of Shoaib during Test series

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar M Khan on Tuesday ruled out Shoaib Akhtar’s comeback before the fourth Test at The Oval next month saying that the injured paceman still needs time to get match fit.

Shaharyar told ‘The News’ here that Shoaib is making rapid recovery from an ankle stress fracture but is still “far from being fit enough to play international cricket”.

The PCB chairman also revealed that the team and Board officials were trying to get Shoaib some club games in England early next month so that he can get some match practice ahead of any international comeback.

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