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Dhoni avoids retirement talk SYDNEY: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to give an indication whether he will retire from one-day cricket after his team lost the World Cup semi-final to Australia in Sydney on Thursday.The 33-year-old, asked if he had decided to stay or quit, bounced the question back at the media and asked them to "do research" on whether he should stay or leave."I think you all should do research and whatever you write, the opposite will be the truth," Dhoni said, without elaborating. "I am not that old, so do your research first."Dhoni made a shock retirement from Test cricket in December after the third Test of the four-match series against Australia, with the decision being announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) through a media release.Dhoni was unsure if coach Duncan Fletcher, whose three-year contract is due to end after the World Cup, will remain or ...

ICC to consider new ODI rules to help bowlers SYDNEY: The highlight reels at the World Cup have been running hot with batsman smashing balls all over cricket stadiums in Australia and New Zealand.Teams and individuals have been racking up record totals and the crowd have loved it, whooping and cheering every time another ball is dispatched into the stands.With the benefits of bigger bats and smaller boundaries, the world's best batsmen have been piling on the runs, hitting more than 450 sixes.In the ...
PCB keep strengthening domestic cricket for resumption of International Cricket: Richardson SYDNEY: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should keep strengthening their domestic cricket structure so they do not face any problem when international cricket returns to that country, Chief Executive International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.He said this was a very difficult question to be answered that when the international cricket will be returning to Pakistan and its big challenge and mission to solve its security issues beyond cricket."I don’t think ICC can solve this problem. ...
Surrey confirm Pietersen return LONDON: English county Surrey on Wednesday confirmed the return of flamboyant batsman Kevin Pietersen, who is bidding to force his way back into the England team.Pietersen was axed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in February last year, but incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has suggested a return to county cricket would enhance his chances of an England recall.He agreed a release from the majority of his contract with Indian Premier League side ...
Neymar's father defends Barca deal SAO PAULO: The father of Brazilian star Neymar on Tuesday said the mega-transfer deal which took the striker from Santos to Barcelona was "absolutely legal."It comes with Spanish prosecutors requesting a prison sentence of two years and three months for Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and seven for his predecessor, Sandro Rosell, over the so-called Neymar affair.The two men and the club are charged with tax fraud and Rosell is also accused of accounting irregularities ...
SHC rejects life ban petition for Mohammad Aamer KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a legal petition seeking a life ban on fast bowler Mohammad Aamer, just weeks after he returned to domestic cricket following a spot-fixing suspension.The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave permission for the left-armer to return early to domestic cricket from his five-year ban over the infamous spot-fixing episode in a Test against England in 2010.Lawyer Rana Faizul Hassan filed a petition in the Sindh High Court in ...
Misbah slams critics LAHORE: Pakistan's normally mild-mannered cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday launched a blistering tirade against his critics as he confirmed his retirement from one-day internationals.After patiently enduring years of abuse for almost every failing by the perennially mercurial Pakistan team, the 40-year-old said he was ready for a rest.He said he had no intention of changing his mind about one-day cricket but would continue to play Tests, in which format he is Pakistan's most successful captain.Misbah ...


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