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Bangladesh's Shakib banned for abusing umpire DHAKA: Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was handed a one-match ban Friday over a double foul-mouthed outburst during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 competition.Shakib, who has a history of disciplinary problems, was found guilty of uttering abusive language after dismissing Sylhet Super Stars batsman Dilshan Munaweera while playing for his Rangpur Riders team on Thursday.He was also convicted of directing offensive and abusive language towards umpire Tanvir Ahmed in the 13th over of Sylhet's innings when an appeal against rival batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was turned down.Shakib, who was also fined around $250 on Friday, was suspended by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for six months last year for a "severe attitude problem" although the punishment was later reduced after he apologised.He also received a three-match ban in 2014 after making a lewd gesture towards a cameraman during a one-day international against Sri Lanka.The 28-year-old, who is the number one ...

Tendulkar junior impresses selectors MUMBAI: The 16-year-old son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is on the road to forging his own career as a top-flight cricketer after being selected as an all-rounder for Mumbai's youth team.After scoring a century and taking four wickets in a trial tournament, Arjun Tendulkar was on Thursday named in the 15-strong squad to represent Mumbai in India's main under-16 competition, the Vijay Merchant Trophy."He did well in the selection trials... The selectors have ...
Aussies capture key Williamson wicket in day-night Test ADELAIDE: New Zealand lost the key wicket of in-form batsman Kane Williamson in a major blow to their hopes of winning the first-ever day-night Test at Adelaide Oval on Friday.The Black Caps, needing a win to draw the three-Test series after losing the Brisbane opener, opted to bat after winning the toss in the much-anticipated Test match featuring a pink ball for the first time.The Kiwis had largely negotiated the opening hurdle with only the ...
MCC think-tank proposes DRS rule change ADELAIDE: The influential World Cricket Committee has proposed a change to the Decision Review System (DRS), the law-making Marylebone Cricket Club said Friday.The group, featuring some of the biggest names in world cricket including former Australia captains Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting and Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara, is an independent body funded by the MCC, who are the acknowledged guardians of the laws and spirit of the game.International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson ...
India v South Africa third Test scoreboard NAGPUR: Scoreboard at lunch on the third day of the third Test between India and South Africa at the VCA stadium in Nagpur on Friday:India 1st innings: 215 (M. Vijay 40, W. Saha 32, R. Jadeja 34, M. Morkel 3-35, S. Harmer 4-78).South Africa 1st innings: 79 (JP Duminy 35, R Ashwin 5-32, R. Jadeja 4-33)India 2nd innings: 173 (S. Dhawan 39, C. Pujara 31, M. Morkel 3-19, Imran Tahir 5-38)South Africa 2nd innings (overnight ...
Amla, Du Plessis fight for South Africa NAGPUR: South African captain Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis defied India's spinners to delay the hosts' march towards a series-winning victory in the third Test in Nagpur on Friday.The Proteas, who resumed at 32-2 chasing a target of 310, went to lunch on the third day at 105-4 in their second innings on a dusty, deteriorating pitch at the VCA stadium.Amla and Du Plessis batted for more than an hour to put on an ...
Billings fires England to opening win DUBAI: Sam Billings played an inspired innings to help England to a comfortable 14-run victory in the first Twenty20 international against Pakistan on Thursday. Billings smashed 53 off 25 balls to lift England to a competitive total of 160 for five on a slow pitch and Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals in their reply. England, who won the toss, slumped to 19 for three beforeJames Vince, who made 41 on his debut, shared a ...


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