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Hafeez to undergo reassessment of bowling action KARACHI: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo a reassessment test on his bowling action in India on April 9 to try to revive his struggling career, a statement said Wednesday.The 34-year-old off-spinner's action was deemed illegal after a biomechanical test at Loughborough University in England last December.He was reported during a Test against New Zealand last November, badly hitting Pakistan's preparations for the World Cup which ended with Australia's triumph on Sunday.Before Hafeez, Pakistan's ace spinner Saeed Ajmal was also suspended for an illegal bowling action.Hafeez was selected for the World Cup purely as a batsman but had to be withdrawn after injuring a calf muscle.The Pakistan Cricket Board said Hafeez would go to India for a re-test following approval by the International Cricket Council (ICC). "On PCB's request for retesting on Hafeez's bowling action, the ICC has set April 9 as the date, with Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India ...

Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC president DHAKA: Mustafa Kamal resigned on Wednesday as president of the International Cricket Council, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully".Kamal, a Bangladeshi national, said the ICC had robbed him of his right to hand out the prizes at the cricket World Cup that concluded in Melbourne on Sunday.Instead that honour went to India's Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who took over as ICC chairman last year. "I resign right at this moment. I am no ...
Australia's final World Cup sledge ends with apology SYDNEY: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has offered an unusual half-apology after his final World Cup sledging of New Zealand, suggesting that liquid celebrations may have fuelled his frank comments during a radio interview.The arch sledger had been at the forefront of big "send-offs" for Kiwi batsmen Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott as well as spinner Daniel Vettori after their key dismissals in Sunday's final in Melbourne, where Australia thrashed their traditional rivals. The next day ...
New Zealand's Mills follows Vettori into retirement WELLINGTON: New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills announced his retirement from all cricket Wednesday, following Daniel Vettori in calling it quits after the World Cup final.Mills was consistently ranked among the world's top 10 one-day bowlers throughout his illustrious 14-year career, and for a long time was ranked number one."It's been an honour and privilege to play cricket for my country over the past 14 years and I will miss it greatly," the 36-year-old said."However ...
Vettori calls time on international career WELLINGTON: Long-serving New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori called time on his international career on Tuesday, saying the World Cup final against Australia was his last appearance for the Black Caps."It was my last game for New Zealand so it was a lovely way to finish," the former captain told reporters as the team returned from Sunday's final to a heroes' welcome despite being beaten by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground."Obviously it would've been ...
Ahmed, Voges get Windies, Ashes call up SYDNEY: Legspinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia Tuesday for their upcoming tour of the West Indies and the Ashes campaign in England.But there was no room in the 17-man squad for allrounders James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell, who were a potent part of Australia's one-day World Cup winning side. Joe Burns was also overlooked, despite scoring two half-centuries in Australia's last Test, against India in ...
PCB name Ali as new one-day captain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's cricket chiefs Monday named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side's new one-day international captain, despite the fact he has not made the 50-over team in more than two years.The 30-year-old replaces Misbah-ul-Haq, who retired from ODIs following Pakistan's World Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of eventual champions Australia.Ali has played just 14 ODIs, the most recent in January 2013, when he contributed two with the bat as Pakistan beat arch-rivals India ...


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