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Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.ICC match referee Chris Broad of England imposed the fines after the hosts were found to be one over short of the target during the Test which they won by seven wickets on Monday.Skipper Angelo Mathews was fined 20 percent of his undisclosed match fees and the rest of the team 10 percent according to regulations governing Test cricket, the ICC said in a statement."Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing," Broad was quoted as saying in the statement.Sri Lanka won the match at the P. Sara Oval by seven wickets to level the three-match series after Pakistan had won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets.The third and decisive ...

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Aus-NZ to play historic day-night Test SYDNEY: Australia and New Zealand will play cricket's first day-night Test match under lights in Adelaide this November using a pink ball, cricket chiefs announced Tuesday.Despite the misgivings of players, officials in Australia and New Zealand said the innovation would help drive up television audiences and spectator numbers for the five-day game."By shifting the playing times each day's play can go into the evening and allow people to come in after work or after school ...

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Rahane to lead second-string India in Zimbabwe NEW DELHI: Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was Monday named captain of a second-string Indian team for a short limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe as the selectors rested key players including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav were the other regulars not picked for the tour that comprises three one-day and two Twenty20 matches.Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who turns 35 on Friday, was included in the 15-man ...

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Saeed Ajmal determined to prove critics wrong ISLAMABAD: Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he is not finished and would prove his critics wrong who are writing him off as a bowler."The people who are saying I am finished and a spent force are wrong. These are the same people who said that my bowling action would never be cleared and that I would never play cricket again," he was quoted as saying by pakpassion.net.Ajmal, 37, who has claimed 178 Test and ...

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PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit."Yes, Aizad is being appointed as a position which was previously held by former Pakistan captains or known and respected test cricketers and Aizad is being considered out of blue in violation of merit and the laid down criteria", sources in ...

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Saeed Ajmal Raises Funds for Rohingya Muslims Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has raised funds for the Rohingya refugees on Saturday. Ajmal has put special efforts to raise funds for Rohingya refugees. As per reports, it’s estimated that about 25,000 people, mostly Rohingyas, have fled Myanmar and Bangladesh this year, taking their chances on surviving the open seas, hoping to find refuge in any country.According to local media reports Saj Sadiq, editor of cricket portal, who was present at the charity event, tweeted, ...

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Pak-WI-Zim to play tri-series in Aug. Sept KARACHI: West Indies will take part in a tri-series in Zimbabwe in August-September along with the hosts and Pakistan, the WICB has confirmed, leading cricket website reported on Monday."It means there could be a straight contest between the two visiting sides for the eighth and last Champions Trophy spot, although the PCB and Zimbabwe Cricket are yet to confirm the scheduling of the series," it said.West Indies and Pakistan are currently ranked eighth and ninth ...