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ICC withdraws suspension against Kusal Perera Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera has returned to international cricket after officials admitted the examination of a doping test which brought on his suspension experienced been botched.According to media reports, "I had not done anything wrong, but I went through tremendous mental stress," Perera said at a press conference staged by Sri Lanka's board.Perera is now free to return to domestic and international cricket without restriction and with immediate effect. "I want to start practising and get back to international cricket at the earliest." The 25-year-old said he was hopeful of being fit and ready to play in the home series against Australia at the end of July, linking up with his team-mates who are currently on tour in England. "I thank my fans and the board who stood by me during this trying period. I knew I would be cleared. I am relieved all this is over and I ...

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Warner warning on pink ball: report SYDNEY: Australia vice-captain David Warner has voiced concerns about the pink ball used for day-night Tests, a report said Saturday, amid a stand-off with South Africa over a proposed fixture.Cricket Australia want day-night Tests against South Africa and Pakistan in their 2016-17 home season but have admitted that player concerns about the experimental format mean the Proteas' match has not been locked in.Aggressive opening batsman Warner reportedly told The Australian newspaper that players want the ...

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Manohar’s visit to Pakistan will help revive International cricket Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has expressed that Shashank Manohar’s visit to Pakistan will help revive international cricket.According to media reports, “Look, I don’t know him personally, but he’s been making the right noises so far. However, there’s a long way to go. Presently, world cricket faces some very serious challenges. I am hopeful Manohar is able to provide the right kind of strong leadership which the ICC needs currently,” Mani said.Mani, who was the ...

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Sharjeel Khan receives threat calls  Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan has claimed that he had been receiving calls from unknown persons trying to blackmail him by threatening to post his ‘fake videos’ on social media.According to local media reports, “I have been receiving threats through phone calls from unknown numbers. Some people are trying to hack my Twitter and Facebook accounts too,” said Sharjeel.“They are threatening me that they will post videos that are apparently featuring me,” he added.However, Sharjeel also ...

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PCB to send players early for England tour Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering sending the national team to England two weeks prior to the official tour date, media reported on Thursday.According to local media reports, the board initially rejected the proposal to send the team early to England, to allow the team adjusts to England’s conditions. However, Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam ul Haq and Coach Mickey Arthur intervened into the matter and the PCB is now giving serious consideration to the ...

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Dravid, Jayawardene join ICC committee NEW DELHI: Batting greats Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardene joined the ICC's cricket committee Friday in the first major appointments at the game's governing body since India's Shashank Manohar was elected chairman.Former Indian skipper Dravid and retired Sri Lankan strokemaker Jayawardene, two of the biggest run-scorers of all-time, will join the likes of Australian coach Darren Lehman and the umpire Richard Kettleborough on a body which has a crucial say in playing matters.The International Cricket ...

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PCB turns down Ahmed Shahzad’s request Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refused to Ahmad Shahzad that he will not be a part of the national team’s training camp for the tour of England.Earlier, Shahzad wrote to the PCB that he would reform his behaviour and be more disciplined in future if he was given a chance to attend the camp. Shahzad told reporters in Peshawar that he was keen to play for Pakistan. “I am ready for all sacrifices and I ...