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Wasim Akram bowling after 4 years

February 14, 2011 | Cricket | | No Comments

Video showing Wasim Akram bowling after 4 years. The match happened at DHA Stadium in Karachi.

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Sharad Pawar becomes new ICC president

July 2, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar has taken over as ICC president from England’s David Morgan following the body’s annual conference in Singapore. Pawar will lead the ICC for two years after having served as Morgan’s deputy for a similar period, and his appointment comes after the controversial rejection of former Australian prime minister John Howard’s bid for the vice-president’s job

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Bangladesh to host World Twenty20 2014

July 2, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The ICC have awarded the next two World Twenty20 tournaments in 2012 and 2014 to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively, while England will host the Champions Trophy in 2013. The 2015 World Cup will be held by Australia and New Zealand and the 2013 Women’s World Cup will be played in India. The decisions were announced after a meeting of the ICC board in Singapore.

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Steve O’Keefe takes Hauritz’s spot in Test squad

July 1, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Steve O’Keefe’s dramatic rise from New South Wales fringe player has continued with him replacing Nathan Hauritz in Australia’s Test squad for the two games against Pakistan. O’Keefe, a left-arm spinner, impressed with nine wickets in Australia A’s two matches with Sri Lanka A over the past two weeks to gain an unexpected promotion.

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Pakistan sports committee to probe selection

July 1, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Pakistan’s controversial team selection for the tour of England is set to be scrutinized by a sports committee of the parliament’s upper house that has summoned officials and selectors over the “injustice in selection”.

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Clarke and Harris star in consolation win

July 1, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

There will be no clean-sweep for England. It was too late to save the series but Australia’s batsmen, led by Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, finally delivered a total their bowlers could defend at The Oval. Ryan Harris did just that, with five wickets and a Man-of-the-Match award, that handed England a 78-run defeat and offset any disappointment for Clarke, who earlier had been stranded on 99 in setting up Australia’s 290 for 5.

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Clinical South Africa wrap up series 2-0

June 30, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

South Africa inflicted a dispiriting series loss on West Indies at a venue that was once the home team’s fortress and finished the bilateral tour unbeaten. Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s hopes of compiling a competitive lead on the fourth morning were quashed by a menacing spell from Morne Morkel, who cut through the West Indies tail to ensure a quick end to their resistance.

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2010 Champions League T20 to have new format

June 30, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The 2010 Champions League Twenty20 will see two groups of five teams each competing in a round-robin format, with the top two sides from each group going through to the semi finals.

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India can handle Mendis – Dravid

June 28, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Rahul Dravid is confident India can handle the threat posed by “mystery spinner” Ajantha Mendis on the tour of Sri Lanka next month. Mendis tormented India’s batsmen in 2008, taking 26 wickets in what was his debut series, as the home side emerged 2-1 winners over three Tests.

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Cricket Australia chases votes for John Howard

June 28, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Cricket Australia officials are still lobbying to gain enough support to install John Howard as the ICC’s vice-president in Singapore over the next two days. The appointment of Howard, the former Australia prime minister, is supposed to be a formality but it has become increasingly uncertain following complaints raised by Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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