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Aussie media lavish tributes on Benaud SYDNEY: Australia's media reflected on the life of cricket great and esteemed broadcaster Richie Benaud in effusive tributes on Saturday.Benaud, who had been fighting skin cancer and suffered serious injury in a car accident in late 2013, passed away in his sleep early Friday at age 84.Overall Benaud played in or commentated on approximately 500 Test matches and has been lauded as the most influential Australian cricketer and broadcaster of his era.The Sydney Morning Herald carried a 12-page wrap-around tribute, while the front cover of Sydney's Daily Telegraph remembered "a marvellous innings" and followed with five pages on the cricket icon in the news section and more in sports."Benaud the cricketer was as Benaud the commentator, a little apart from and above the rest," Greg Baum wrote in Melbourne's The Age newspaper."Benaud's cricket commentary spoke for itself. Inimitably, it is tempting to add, but the fact is that it was ...

Waqar Younis wants right attitude in 'new era' LAHORE: Head coach Waqar Younis Friday warned only players with the right attitude will represent the national team as it embarks on a "new era" with their Bangladesh tour next week. Pakistan lost in the quarter-finals to the victorious Australians in the World Cup last month, which was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. After this failure, Waqar submitted a strongly worded report calling for opener Ahmed Shehzad and middle-order batsman Umar Akmal to ...
Australian cricket icon Richie Benaud dies at 84 Australian legendary cricketer/commentator Richie Benaud passed away at the age of 84. His family announced that he passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. The iconic cricketer will be remembered for his voice and unique style. But he had been a distinguished performer for Australia on the cricket field himself, playing for his country for 12 years until 1964.According to foreign media reports, born in the Sydney suburbs on 6 October 1930, Benaud was ...
Player reports fixing approach in IPL NEW DELHI: An unnamed player fended off an approach by a colleague to deliberately under perform in cricket's Indian Premier League in exchange for cash, authorities said Friday.The Rajastan Royals player informed the team's management about the approach which was made during another domestic tournament last month, the team principal and reports said."Maintaining high standards of integrity, the player informed the Rajasthan Royals management of this inappropriate approach," the team's CEO Raghu Iyer said in ...
Voice of cricket Richie Benaud dies at 84 SYDNEY: Former Australian captain Richie Benaud, whose peerless commentary made him the beloved "voice of cricket" to fans around the world following a scintillating on-field career, has died aged 84.Benaud, one of Australia's most influential cricketers and leading television commentators, died peacefully overnight in his sleep, Channel Nine announced Friday.He had been fighting skin cancer and suffered serious injury in a car accident in late 2013."A sad day for Australia," tweeted Prime Minister Tony Abbott, ...
Voice of cricket Richie Benaud dies at 84 SYDNEY: Former Australian captain Richie Benaud, known as the "voice of cricket" to fans around the world, has died aged 84, Channel Nine reported Friday.Benaud, one of Australia's most influential cricketers, had been fighting skin cancer.The 63 Test matches veteran anchored Channel Nine's cricket coverage for decades.He was the first player to score 2,000 Test runs and take 200 Test wickets.Australia never lost a series under the leg-spinning all-rounder's captaincy.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Vaughan, Stewart interested in England role LONDON: Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart have both expressed an interest in taking on the newly-created post of director of England cricket.The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the new position on Wednesday as Paul Downton lost his job as their managing director of cricket, with his current post also scrapped. Vaughan, England's 2005 Ashes-winning captain, was immediately linked with the new role, with the recently-installed ECB chief executive Tom Harrison eager to have Downton's ...


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