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Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard react after IPL controversy Trouble broke out between West Indies cricketers Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were involved in a tussle during the Indian Premier League game between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians (MI).According to DNA INDIA, in the 14th over of the Mumbai innings, Pollard came into bat with the scorecard reading 120 for four and was greeted with a well directed bouncer by his Caribbean teammate. He defended it right under his nose and the ball rolled onto the pitch before Bravo picked it up in his follow through and progressed towards the tall right-hander. A fine was imposed on Bravo for getting close to Pollard and pushing him during Gujarat Lions’ match against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard expressed shock over his fellow citizen Dwayne Bravo being fined for 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct.Bravo who was fined ...

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India new boy Thakur relishing Windies chance MUMBAI: Uncapped Shardul Thakur has vowed to do his "homework" on the West Indies after the right-arm pace bowler earned his first India call-up for the Test tour of the Caribbean.The 24-year-old, who has starred for Mumbai in domestic cricket, is the only new face included in India's 17-member squad that will play four Tests in July and August."Obviously I will speak to the senior players to get an idea about what to expect in ...

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Veteran Younis showers praise to Army's boot camp Former Pakistan captain and the highest Test run-getter for the country Younis Khan have praised the ongoing boot camp under army trainers.The players were undergoing strict military training where they had to complete one kilometer run within six minutes. The trainers gave the players a run for their lives as they were made to sweat at the scenic location, local media reported.According to local media report, "When the camp was announced, I had a lot ...

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Bairstow ready to move on up LONDON: England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow is ready to move up the order if required for the second Test against Sri Lanka as his coach at Yorkshire, Jason Gillespie, compared him to Australia great Adam Gilchrist.With Ben Stokes ruled out of the match at his Durham home ground because of a left knee injury suffered during England's crushing innings and 88-run victory in the first Test at Headingley, the home side will have to make at ...

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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. ...

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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 ...