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Pietersen receives county offers to boost England hopes LONDON: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has received "a few" offers from English county sides as he bids to return to the test team, the 34-year-old said.Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves refused last week to rule out a return to the England set-up for the controversial Pietersen but said the South African-born batsman would need to score runs at county level to help his cause.Pietersen said he was excited by the development but would need to weigh up his options.Leicestershire have tabled a bid for Pietersen to play Twenty20 matches for them this year and other counties have expressed their interest, according to the player."I believe an offer was made and so have a few others this week  let's wait and see what my decision is," Pietersen wrote on the website BreatheSport."Lots to think about but desperate to put (England test and ODI shirt numbers) #626 and #185 back ...

Wasim Akram in line for Greatest All Time ODI cricketer KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram is in line to become Greatest One-Day Cricketer, according to survey being conducted by leading cricket magazine, it was reported on Friday. Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist, Viv Richards and MS Dhoni are the leading contenders for the crown of the greatest one-day cricketer of all time, in an exercise conducted by the magazine. At the moment Wasim Akram (14918) is just behind Sachin Tendulkar (18,416) votes. The ...
Lancashire sign Siddle as overseas player LONDON: Australian Test seamer Peter Siddle will be Lancashire's overseas player for the 2015 season, the English Division Two county announced on Thursday.The 30-year-old, dropped by Australia during last December's Test series win over India, will return to England for a second consecutive summer after playing for Nottinghamshire last year."We are delighted to have brought in Peter Siddle to strengthen our bowling attack," said Lancashire cricket director Ashley Giles on the club's website."Peter is a ...
Irfan, Misbah improves in ICC ranking KARACHI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq climbed two place following his stubborn knock of 73 runs against Zimbabwe in their ICC Cricket World Cup match in Brisbane on SundayAccording to One-day ranking released by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday Misbah climbed to 13th spot from 15th.Other batsmen to head in the right direction are Aaron Finch eighth (up by four places), Suresh Raina 20th (up by four places), Mahela Jayawardene 21st (up by four places) and ...
Dalmiya seals comeback as India board chief NEW DELHI: Jagmohan Dalmiya, who turned India into cricket's financial powerhouse before being unceremoniously dumped by his peers, returned as board president Monday in place of the sport's scandal-hit global supremo.Dalmiya was elected unopposed as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as part of a deal which observers say will allow the embattled incumbent Narayanaswami Srinivasan to stay on as head of the International Cricket Council."Jagmohan Dalmiya has been elected ...
Pakistan cricketers must relax for few days: Wasim Akram ISLAMABAD: Pakistan former captain and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has said that cricketers should cut short their long training sessions and should relax ahead of their crucial ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match against Zimbabwe.Talking to a Private news channel, Wasim advised the national team management to not involve the players in long meetings/discussions in order to avoid fatigue syndrome."All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best ...
Moin called back from World Cup KARACHI: Chief selector Moin Khan has been called back from ongoing World Cup in Australia and Newland, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday. "As a follow-up of yesterday's decision to probe the matter of the visit of Chief Selector PCB to a casino in Christchurch, the PCB has instituted an inquiry into the incident", a statement said. Moin Khan was found in casino ahead of Pakistan match against West Indies on Saturday. "Today, consultations ...


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