newscricket3 days ago

One-eyed geologist scores 0 runs in 119 balls in a memorable rearguard innings

New Zealand cricketer Fraser Wilson emerged as a hero despite his team Otago Country losing their Hawke Cup fixture against Southland on Sunday. The part-time geologist battled for 119 balls without scoring a run as he nearly grabbed an unlikely draw for his team, that too with an infected eye.
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newscricket4 days ago

WICB set to rename itself to Cricket West Indies

WICB president Dave Cameron has announced on Saturday that the board will be renamed as the Cricket West Indies. Cameron has insisted that the change was needed in order to remain commercially viable and has revealed that an entity named ‘Windies’ has also been created for commercial deals.
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newscricket10 days ago

Root set to take over as England Test skipper from Cook

Reports suggest that Alastair Cook is set to resign as England’s Test skipper when he meets the Director of Cricket in England Andrew Strauss later this week. Joe Root, who was made England’s vice-captain during the 2015 Ashes Series, is set to take over from Cook as the new Test captain.
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newscricket11 days ago

Chappell bashes Pakistan : Australia should stop inviting them if they do not improve

Former Australian great Greg Chappell has bashed the visiting Pakistan side for their performances Down Under in their on-going tour, asking Cricket Australia to stop inviting them. Chappell has criticized Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq for failing to provide inspiration or leadership to the team.
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newscricket11 days ago

Cricket Australia pulls out O’Keefe from BBL for India tour

Cricket Australia has pulled out Stephen O’Keefe from the Sydney Sixers’ squad in order to prepare him for the upcoming tour of India in February. The 32-year-old left-arm spinner has been replaced by Jordan Silk in the Sixers’ squad for their BBL clash against Melbourne Renegades tonight.
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newscricket16 days ago

Watch : Eoin Morgan takes Sydney Thunder to stunning win with six off last ball

With five runs required off the last ball, English batsman Eoin Morgan hit a six off from Ben Hilfenhaus's final delivery to hand Sydney Thunder their first victory in the Big Bash League 2016. Morgan finished with 71 off 50 balls to end the game in a thrilling fashion against Melbourne Stars.
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newscricket20 days ago

UAE to host Desert T20 tournament in January

Eight of the Associate nations will participate in the Desert T20 tournament to be held between January 14 to 20 in UAE, the Emirates Cricket Board announced on Saturday. The board’s president Zayed Abbas has said that it will provide these nations an opportunity to play more competitive cricket.
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newscricket21 days ago

Twitter reacts as Pakistan pull off a defeat from the jaws of draw

Needing to bat out just two sessions on the 5th day of the 2nd Test against Australia, Pakistan collapsed to an innings and 18 runs loss to hand Australia the 3-match Test series. The Twitterati jumped on the opportunity to troll the Pakistani team for the loss, and here are the best of them.
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newscricket23 days ago

NYT: Nothing respectable about Australia's sledging in cricket

Odysseus Patrick writes that despite being the winners of four World Cups in cricket, Australia's reputation is low when it comes to on-field discipline which is marred by bad-mouthing their opponents. He also says that the Aussies have not learnt anything even after Phil Hughes' death.
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newscricketa month ago

Alviro Petersen banned for two years by Cricket South Africa

Alviro Petersen has been handed a two-year ban by Cricket South Africa after the former opening batsman accepted that he had breached the anti-corruption code on several occasions. Petersen is the second high-profile cricketer to be banned by CSA after Hansie Cronje.
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