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newscricket4 hours ago

Playing under Shane Warne was dream come true, reveals Swapnil Asnodkar

Former Rajasthan Royals star Swapnil Asnodkar has admitted that playing under the legendary Shane Warne was a dream come true, something he will cherish for the rest of his life. One of the iconic images of 2008 IPL was Asnodkar opening alongside Graeme Smith, propelling RR to the title.
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newscricket5 hours ago

Cricket South Africa not planning to ask players to take pay-cut for upcoming season

CSA is not planning to implement pay cuts for Protea players during the coronavirus pandemic, though future salaries could be affected. The Proteas' tour of India in March was cut short due to the proliferation of COVID-19 and all forms of cricket in RSA was cancelled for 60 days, from March 16.
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newscricket5 hours ago

ICC should extend duration of Test Championship to make things fair, opines Misbah-Ul-Haq

Pakistan head coach Misbah-Ul-Haq desires for the ICC to extend the duration of the ICC World Test Championship to make the competition fair, as cricket comes to a standstill owing to the novel coronavirus. The final of the World Test Championship is set to be played at Lord's in 2021.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Michael Vaughan the greatest England captain I've played against, states Shane Warne

Shane Warne has chosen Michael Vaughan as the captain of his greatest England XI, labeling the right-hander the best English skipper he has played against. Warne, who also went on to name his greatest Ashes XI, surprisingly omitted Steve Waugh from his team, opting for Allan Border over the former.
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newscricket6 hours ago

ECB bans smartwatches to preserve integrity

England Cricket Board has tightened up its anti-corruption guidelines by banning players from wearing smartwatches on the field of play in all fixtures. In 2018, Pakistan's Asad Shafiq and Hasan Ali were told by anti-corruption officials to stop wearing them during a Test match at Lord’s.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Reports | IPL cancellation could lead to domestic players taking pay-cuts

Losses for the stakeholders aside, it is now believed that a full cancellation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would considerably affect BCCI’s revenue, meaning it could ask the domestic players to take pay-cuts. As things stand, the chances of the 13th edition of the happening look very bleak.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Went outside to find out open car door and missing wallet, reveals Tim Paine

Australia Test Team captain Tim Paine says that his car’s door was open when he headed out and his wallet was also stolen from the car. Paine had his car parked outside on the road as he just converted his parking space from him to practice a few shots after the lockdown in the country.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Reports | IPL could be held in October if World T20 gets cancelled

The 2020 edition of the IPL could reportedly be held in October if ICC cancels the T20 World Cup in Australia, with Australia set to issue a complete lock-down in the country. The cash-rich tournament has already been rescheduled once to April 15 but given the situation, it looks unlikely to start.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Reports | ICC planning to postpone T20 World Cup in Australia

The members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) are planning to push the T20 World Cup, scheduled in Australia in October to be held later. ICC is still working upon the decision to be made and nothing is confirmed yet, the decision will be made by votes mutually by the board members.
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newscricket10 hours ago

Australian players are prepared to take pay cut for cricket's survival, reveals Tim Paine

Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine says the Australian players certainly got to do a bit to make sure the game survives and remains really healthy for years to come. A pay cut for the top cricketers can be anticipated with Cricket Australia delaying annual contracts for both the national teams.
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