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Bracewell keeps Test spot

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Jesse Ryder was predictably missing but Doug Bracewell retained his place in the New Zealand squad for the first Test against South Africa in Dunedin.

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Iqbal Qasim named Pakistan chief selector

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Mohammad Ilyas has stepped down as Pakistan’s interim chief selector, while Iqbal Qasim has been appointed to the post of chief selector.

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A bouncer for Gayle

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Chris Gayle the batsman does not deal in half-measures. When he goes for his shots, the ball usually goes a long way, very quickly. Chris Gayle the man also does not specialise in subtlety. He calls it as he sees it. However, he now finds himself in a battle where frontal attack has left him on a sticky wicket.

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Amir not to challenge ICC ban in CAS

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Disgraced Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not challenge the five-year ban imposed on him by the ICC for his role in spot-fixing.

Amir has informed the ICC through his lawyer Sajida Malik in writing about his intent not to pursue the appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

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Whatmore to take over as Pakistan coach

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore, who guided Sri Lanka to World Cup glory, arrived here to sign a contract to become Pakistan’s new coach, an official said on Friday.

The 57-year-old Whatmore, who played seven Tests and one limited-overs international for Australia, coached Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996 and also helped Bangladesh reach the second round in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean.

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Hard to understand India’s psyche: Gavaskar

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday came down heavily on the Indian cricket team after the conclusion of its disastrous tour Down Under, saying it was hard to understand the “psyche” of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men.

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India out of CB series as Sri Lanka beat Australia

March 3, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Lasith Malinga sparked a top-order collapse as Sri Lanka claimed a thrilling nine-run win over Australia to book their place in the limited-overs tri-series finals.

David Hussey hit 74 runs off 74 balls in a last-gasp attempt to salvage a win for Australia, but was dismissed in the first ball of the final over.

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Boss, shut up! Snaps Srikkanth to reporters

February 29, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Irritated by repeated questions pertaining to the omission of Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan from India’s squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, the chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth snapped back at reporters during a press conference outside the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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Mazaa aaya?, Virat Kohli asked his coach over phone

February 29, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Not just during bad times, Virat Kohli stays in touch with childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma even when everything is rosy. The Delhi dasher immediately called up his coach back home to get the first reaction after his whirlwind 133 not out to help India chase down Sri Lanka’s mammoth total of 320. “How was it Sir? Mazaa aaya? (enjoyed it?),” Kohli’s coach told MiD DAY on Tuesday. “Of course,” was his reply.

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‘Sehwag, Zaheer not dropped but rested’

February 29, 2012 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Wednesday made it clear that opener Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan were not dropped and have been “rested purely on fitness ground”.

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