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Cuttack faces ban calls after crowd trouble NEW DELHI: India great Sunil Gavaskar led calls on Tuesday for Cuttack to be banned as a cricket venue after crowd trouble twice brought a halt to play in a Twenty20 international against South Africa.Angry Indian fans hurled water bottles onto the field of play in Monday night's match at the Barabati stadium after the hosts were bowled out for 92, their second-lowest total in T20 matches.The Proteas sauntered to a six-wicket victory but not before match referee Chris Broad had ordered organisers to provide additional security forces in the packed stands of the 45,000-capacity venue."There has to be a deterrent, you cannot allow that to happen," Gavaskar told NDTV. "I would imagine that the next time they are due for an international game, that should not be given to them."Maybe it will be another two years before Cuttack gets a game, but that game should not be given to ...

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ICC for consistency in application of cricket laws DUBAI: Cricket's governing body on Monday stressed the need for consistent application of the laws across all formats of the game. After the International Cricket Council (ICC) held a conference for Elite panel umpires and match referees in Dubai, ICC General Manager Geoff Allardice said it had been useful in understanding the various new laws and their application."We spent a lot of time on new laws and playing conditions and making sure that we get ...

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Morkel stars as South Africa win India T20 series CUTTACK: Seamer Albie Morkel led the way with three for 12 as South Africa thumped India by six wickets in the violence-hit second Twenty20 match in Cuttack on Monday to clinch the series.Leg-spinner Imran Tahir and seamer Chris Morris chipped in with two wickets each as India were skittled for a paltry 92 after being sent in to bat on a pitch of inconsistent bounce at the Barabati stadium.Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had South Africa ...

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South Africa opt to field against India CUTTACK: South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and sent India in to bat in the second Twenty20 international in Cuttack on Monday.The Proteas lead the three-match series after chasing down a challenging target of 200 for the loss of just three wickets and with two balls to spare in Dharamsala on Friday.India brought in veteran Harbhajan Singh as the third spinner after dropping left-arm seamer Sreenath Aravind.The tourists also made one change, ...

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Asif stars as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in decisive ODI HARARE: Offspinner Bilal Asif outlined his potential value to Pakistan ahead of upcoming games against England as his five-wicket haul clinched the third and decisive one-day international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Monday.Playing in just his second ODI, Asif decimated the Zimbabwe line-up with figures of 5 for 25 as the hosts were bowled out for 161, then scored 38 as Pakistan chased their target in 34 overs to win by seven wickets.The ...

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Asif puts Pakistan in control HARARE: Offspinner Bilal Asif outlined his potential value to Pakistan ahead of upcoming games against England as his five-wicket haul decimated Zimbabwe in the third and decisive one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Monday.Asif was a late addition to the ODI squad at the behest of Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who felt the offspinner could come in handy against England's slew of left-handers, and proved his worth by taking 5 for 25 to bowl Zimbabwe ...

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PCB Should Focus On PSL than India, says Inzamam Former Pakistan captain Inzamam ul Haq has advised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to focus on organizing the Pakistan Super League, instead of chasing the BCCI for revival of bilateral series between the two nations.According to local media reports, he said, “Right now to be honest we have to bear even the injustice and unreasonable demands. I think the board would be better off having more events like the PSL and organizing matches even against smaller ...