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Grant Flower sad to see Waqar leave Batting coach Grant Flower expressed that he was saddened to see Waqar Younis leave the post of head coach because he feels that the former Pakistan fast bowler would have come in handy in the upcoming tour of England.According to media report, “It was unfortunate what happened. I feel sorry for the guy. I got to know him very well. I was quite surprised he didn’t carry on, because he had a great record as head coach in Tests and we are just going to play a four-match series against England.”, said the former Zimbabwe batsman in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.The former Zimbabwe player admitted that the recommendations made by Waqar were quite sensible and he is happy to see that most of those have been implemented.“What he said after [quitting] was very strong, but in his recommendations were great ideas. I see most of them are being implemented, which ...

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Foreign players keen to head Pakistan cricket team No Pakistani has yet applied for the post of head coach of the national cricket team while five foreign coaches have shown interest in the job of national team’s head coach.According to local media sports website, the foreign players who have applied for the said post are Australia’s Dean Jones, Tom Moody, Stuart Law and Jamie Siddons and South African Mickey Arthur.Earlier, former Pakistani pace man Aqib Javed has denied applying for Pakistan head coach, ...

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India drops $42mn claim over aborted Windies tour NEW DELHI: India's cricket board has dropped a $42 million damages claim against the West Indies over an abandoned tour in 2014 after the new World Twenty20 champions agreed to return next year, a report said Friday.The huge damages claim lodged by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had threatened to cripple its cash-strapped West Indies counterpart which has long been at loggerheads with its own players.But BCCI president Shashank Manohar told ...

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India plans to host day/night Test this year NEW DELHI: India is planning to host its first day/night Test match later this year as cricket's global powerhouse seeks to reverse a decline in attendances, according to senior officials.Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the Indian board, said that matches in the domestic Duleep Trophy would be played in the evening as a trial run and administrators would then decide which ground should host the day/night Test against New Zealand. "We have decided that we ...

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Gayle raises eyebrows with 'Blush' baby name NEW DELHI: West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has raised eyebrows by saying he named his baby daughter "Blush", a nod to an infamous sexism scandal which engulfed him in January.The self-proclaimed "Universe Boss" left many people wondering whether the name was genuine after his partner Natasha Berridge gave birth this week.Gayle was pilloried over his remark, "Don't blush, baby" when he asked an irate Australian TV presenter for a date live on air during the ...

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New Zealand's Guptill signs for Lancashire LONDON: Lancashire have signed big-hitting New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill for the beginning of their defence of the English domestic Twenty20 title, the county announced Friday.Guptill is due to arrive at Old Trafford following the conclusion of his commitments with the Mumbai Indians in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League and is set to play for Lancashire in the first six games of their Twenty20 campaign.The 29-year-old was the first New Zealand player to score a ...

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Amir’s past affecting his present Mohammad Amir, one part of the spot-fixing trio was caught in a spot-fixing scandal on Pakistan's tour of England in 2010 and was subsequently banned for five years. The tainted national player has been facing problem in getting visa for the upcoming England tour.Immigration lawyers have told The Daily Telegraph that his case will ­depend on whether his admission into the country would be contrary to the public good. The decision will be at the ...