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Narine pulls out of West Indies World Cup squad ST. JOHN'S: Highly-rated off-spinner Sunil Narine on Tuesday pulled out of the West Indies World Cup squad, saying he needed more time to work on his bowling action.The 26-year-old has undergone "intense remedial work" after being suspended from last year's Champions League Twenty20 for an illegal action, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said in a statement.Narine was ruled to have exceeded the the 15-degree flexion allowance, the Board explained. But Narine said he still needed time before taking to the World Cup stage."Whilst I am very happy with the progress made to date with my action.....I am withdrawing from the World Cup," he said."Going into the World Cup is a little too much too soon and, after consulting the WICB, for both West Indies and my sake we have decided to delay my return to international cricket until I am 100% confident in all that I do," he added.The ...

Green-shirts show against local team bad signal: Sarfraz ISLAMABAD: Former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz Tuesday said Pakistan's consecutive defeats against New Zealand's Board President XI team was a bad signal for the green-shirts to win the World Cup. The team's mediocre performance even against locals showed that the players lacked the passion and aggression, he said while talking to APP.The team lost the first one day international (ODI) against Board President by six wickets and the second by one wicket. It may be ...
Smith wins Allan Border Medal MELBOURNE: Steve Smith on Tuesday capped a remarkable season by sweeping the main awards at the annual Allan Border Medal ceremony, including Australian player of the year.The prolific batsman, who was promoted to national captain in the absence of the injured Michael Clarke, also took out the one-day and Test player awards.He was a runaway winner for the Allan Border Medal -- judged on performances in Tests and one-dayers throughout the season -- by polling ...
World's largest cricket bat claim staked by UAE ISLAMABAD: It is another feather in Dubai's cap which celebrated the start of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with a Guinness World Record attempt.The 32-metre long and four-metre wide cricket bat was displayed on Monday at the ICC Academy in Dubai, Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday.It has been created by the leading pay TVnetwork OSN for in a bid to clinch the Guinness World Record for the largest cricket bat.As tall as an eight to ...
Haris Sohail feels supernatural presence in New Zealand hotel Pakistani cricketer Haris Sohail has encountered supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand during the World Cup tour. The team management has now shifted the room of Pakistani cricketer to avoid any mishap. According to media reports, a Pakistani cricketer is convinced that a ghost shook the bed in his Christchurch hotel room and was so shaken he insisted on switching rooms. Pakistan team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said, “Sohail woke up in ...
Australia's Watson in doubt for tri-series final SYDNEY: All-rounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was unsure if he would be fit for Australia's one-day international final against England or India but has no intention of missing the upcoming World Cup. Watson, 33, was sidelined for Friday's win over England and the washed out game against India in Sydney on Monday with a tight hamstring but said his recovery was "travelling really well"."(It's) nothing too serious, but more so a precaution just to ...
Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to triumph KARACHI: If there is one team among the top eight at the World Cup which could either crash out embarrassingly in the first round or romp to the title, it's Pakistan.The talented yet unpredictable side are haunted by injuries to their fast bowlers, the suspension of match-winning spinner Saeed Ajmal and a tussle for the captaincy between Misbah-ul Haq and Shahid Afridi.All seems to have settled down as Misbah's men embark on a mission to ...


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