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Afridi says no to coaching, commentating Former Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi has announced that he has no plans to become a coach or commentator in the future.According to media report, Pakistan’s all-rounder Shahid Afridi said that he has no plans to become a coach or commentator in the future. In an interview with a private news channel, Shahid Afridi said, “I will continue playing county and league cricket for one-and-a-half or two years, however, I will make the decision regarding national cricket soon.”Afridi said the main pressure in the international cricket is expectations from the cricket fans.Former T20 skipper Shahid Afridi who resigned from captaincy after a poor show in this year’s World T20 said on Wednesday that Pakistan is not producing fine cricketers as the team’s focus over the past few years has been on quantity rather than quality.Copyright Business Recorder, 2016 ...

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Sri Lanka, Pakistan will face England under a new format ISLAMABAD: England and Wales Cricket Board (EWCB) director Andrew Strauss has announced that a points system crossing all formats will be used for the matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan this summer.The 'Super Series' will get underway when the international summer begins with the first Test between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley on Thursday.As is traditional, individual series trophies will still be at stake for the Tests, one-day internationals and one-off Twenty20 internationals against ...

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Pakistan’s coach wants one captain for all Newly appointed Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has said that he wants one captain for all formats.According to local media report, Arthur rejected the notion of having separate captains for all three formats of the game. He said that there should be only one captain for the team.This will reduce the problems in the team and will have more advantages. He said that he wanted to create an environment where players can perform to the best ...

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Gayle, Sammy, Bravo miss WIndies tri-nation series ST. JOHN'S: Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo were all left out of the West Indies squad for the first four tri-nation one-day international series while T20 matchwinner Carlos Brathwaite has been included.Offspinner Sunil Narine and allrounder Kieron Pollard, who have not played international cricket since November 2015, were included in the 14-man squad for the series against Australia and South Africa starting from June 3.Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels, who played key roles in ...

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Shahid Afridi is phenomenal can’t be discarded, Mickey Arthur Pakistan cricket team’s new head coach Mickey Arthur has expressed that players like star all rounder Shahid Afridi cannot be discarded easily and he will be considered in future plans of Pakistan team.According to local media report, while in an interview, Arthur maintained that Afridi has been a phenomenal performer for Pakistan cricket and player of his class cannot be easily discounted.“Shahid Afridi’s been a fantastic player for Pakistan for many years so you don’t ...

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King Kohli crowned as IPL's highest ever scorer NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli smashed an unprecedented fourth century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season -- despite nursing a finger injury -- to become the tournament's highest ever run-scorer.Kohli, who batted with nine stitches after splitting the webbing in his left hand in the previous game, bludgeoned 113 runs off 50 balls to reach 4,002 runs in the Twenty20 competition.Kohli surpassed Indian batsman Suresh Raina's record of 3,985 runs as he led the Royal ...

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Finn wins out in race for final England spot LEEDS: Middlesex quick Steven Finn has beaten the uncapped Jake Ball for the final place in England's XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, captain Alastair Cook said Wednesday.With England having selected just a 12-man squad, Cook took the unusual step of effectively naming his side 24 hours before the start of a match, with the first of a three-Test series against Sri Lanka due to get underway at Headingley, Yorkshire's headquarters ...