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Sri Lanka restores Jayasuriya as selection boss COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Wednesday brought back former skipper Sanath Jayasuriya to be the chief of a new panel of cricket selectors, following the country's abortive defence of the Twenty20 World Cup.The four-member panel was brought in to replace a previous ad-hoc committee headed by former Test player Aravinda de Silva, which was set up just hours before the team was due to leave for India.The World T20 tournament last month saw reigning champions Sri Lanka crash out at the group stages.Two selectors, Romesh Kaluwitharana and Ranjith Madurasinghe, have been retained in the new panel while the fourth man is Eric Upashantha, also a former player and selector.Jayasuriya previously headed the selection panel from January 2013 to March 2015."The new (selection) committee will take office on May 1, 2016," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.Sri Lanka tours England in May and June and will play three Tests, five One-Day ...

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Taylor replaces Malinga in Mumbai Indians IPL team NEW DELHI: West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor on Wednesday signed for the Mumbai Indians, replacing Lasith Malinga who was ruled out of this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) with a knee injury.The 31-year-old Taylor will join the Ricky Ponting-coached side for the rest of the Twenty20 tournament after the required paperwork was completed, India's cricket board said in a statement. The Jamaican played just one match for the West Indies, in the group stages, ...

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PCB still in search of team’s new coach Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started its search for the new head coach of the national team. The deadline to apply for the post finished on Monday and the matter now rests with the PCB and the two-member committees of Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja have said that they are looking to shortlist people for the assistant coach position as well.As per reports, England’s Peter Moores, South African Micky Arthur and Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup ...

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KPK denies offering honorary citizenship to Zalmi's Darren Sammy The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Government has denied the reports that it had granted honorary citizenship to West Indies skipper Darren Sammy.According to local media reports, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said that it was a fake Twitter account."This power resides with the federal government and the chief minister cannot offer an honourary citizenship," said Ghani. Ghani emphasized that the chief minister cannot make such an offer and that it had been made by a ...

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Australia's Hastings out of Windies tour SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler John Hastings was Wednesday ruled out of the upcoming one-day tri-series tour of the West Indies with an ankle injury and will be replaced by Scott Boland.Hastings, 30, hurt his ankle during the Indian Premier League and returned home for scans which revealed he needed surgery to remove bone spurs."John had this surgery over the weekend and now requires a period of rest to resolve the bone stress and recover from ...

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Race ruling leaves Kallis 'embarrassed' to be South African NEW DELHI: Cricketing great Jacques Kallis has said he is "embarrassed" to be South African after the government banned four sports federations from bidding for international tournaments for failing to pick enough black players.South Africa's sports minister announced Monday he would veto any bid by the cricket, rugby, netball and athletics bodies to host multinational events as they had missed racial "transformation targets" designed to redress apartheid era inequalities.While more than 90 percent of South ...

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Younis issued show cause despite apologizing to PCB The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Tuesday, has stopped Younis Khan from playing in the domestic tournament ‘Pakistan Cup 2016’ and issued him a show cause notice, seeking his explanation within seven days, after he quit from a domestic cricket tournament.However, Younis Khan on Tuesday has called Chairman PCB Shahryar Khan and apologized for his behavior and requested the Chairman for permission to join the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team again for the remaining matches.According to ESPN ...