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Kent coach Willis to join Sri Lanka staff LONDON: Kent high performance director Simon Willis is to leave the English county side for a similar role with Sri Lanka later this month, it was announced Monday."Very excited about this new opportunity and looking forward to working with everyone @OfficialSLC#1Team1Nation," tweeted Willis, a former Kent wicket-keeper who has been with the Canterbury-based club for 23 years.The 42-year-old added: "23 amazing years @kentcricket which has played a big part in my life. Thanks to everyone. #specialmemories#greatfuture."Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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SA cricketer Wayne Parnell performs marriage rituals at Cape Town Mosque South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell now Muhammad Waleed tied the knot at a mosque in Cape Town on Saturday.The 26-year-old fast bowler, who converted to Islam in 2011, married fashion blogger Aisha Baker at the Zeenatul Islam Mosque in District Six, Cape Town. According to local media report, “I converted to Islam in January 2011, after a period of personal study and reflection and it is a faith that I have always been interested ...

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England's Stokes out of second Test LEEDS: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka with a knee injury, team management confirmed Monday.Stokes has been replaced in England's 12-man squad by Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes.Durham star Stokes injured himself during England's crushing innings and 88-run win in the first Test at Headingley.He will now miss the second of the three-match series, which starts at his Chester-le-Street home ground on Friday.Woakes is now in the ...

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Gayle under fire again for another sexist comment Chris Gayle, West Indies the big-hitting batsman has faced fresh allegations of sexism scandal after flirting with a female broadcaster on live television.According to media reports, British journalist Charlotte Edwards, who was interviewing the West Indies cricketer for Time Magazine, has claimed that Gayle kept issuing foul statements and was flirting with her throughout the interview. She also said that the cricketer resorted to objectionable and obscene remarks.Gayle, one of the biggest stars in world ...

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Fit-again Starc to strike fear into Windies, SAfrica: Smith BRISBANE: Mitchell Starc's return will strike fear into the West Indies and South African batsmen in next month's one-day tri-series in the Caribbean, skipper Steve Smith said on Monday.Left-arm paceman Starc, 26, has been out of action since fracturing his foot in last November's historic day-night Test in Adelaide against New Zealand and undergoing ankle surgery.Starc's fitness boosts the Australian pace attack which also features Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Scott Boland for the ODI ...

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Australia's Lyon looks to Murali for spin advice SYDNEY: Australia's premier off-spinner Nathan Lyon said Monday he plans to call on all-time leading wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan for more bowling advice during his team's tour to Sri Lanka in July.Lyon is just five wickets away from becoming the first Australian off-spinner to claim 200 Test victims and is keen to gather further insights from the Sri Lankan great, who worked briefly with him as a consultant bowling coach in 2014.He said a renewal of ...

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Anurag Thakur becomes youngest BCCI president India's cricket board has announced on Sunday 41-year-old current secretary Anurag Thakur as to be elected president of Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) its youngest ever president.The 41-year-old Thakur replaced Shashank Manohar who quit the position to take up the ICC chairman’s job.According to media reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement that Thakur, 41, was the "only" nomination and would be announced as its new ...