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Bangladesh to resume scandal-hit T20 event DHAKA: Bangladesh plan to revive a lucrative Twenty20 tournament in December, two years after it was suspended in the wake of match-fixing scandals, officials said on Wednesday.The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which started in 2012, was postponed indefinitely after the second edition the following year amid revelations that former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and four others were involved in fixing matches."A lot of things happened since the last edition of BPL. But we've now decided to move on," said the tournament's secretary Ismail Haider. "We've decided to reorganise everything and hold the tournament in a low-key manner."At the moment we don't have any domestic Twenty20 tournament in our country. The BPL is our best option."Ashraful and four players and officials, including New Zealand batsman Luke Vincent, were banned for various periods after a tribunal set up jointly by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) found ...

Lack of trust all round as England pull plug on Pietersen LONDON: "Just pick your best available players and let's stop over complicating sport.... It's a game of Cricket .. Nothing more Nothing less," tweeted Michael Vaughan as Kevin Pietersen's international career was effectively ended for good.Vaughan, the star batsman's first England Test captain a decade ago, posted his comment on a day in which the phrase "lack of trust" was deployed so often to justify Pietersen's ongoing exile it was as if therapists from the ...
Pietersen 'devasted' after Strauss rules out return over trust issue LONDON: Star batsman Kevin Pietersen said he was "devastated" after being informed Tuesday by newly-appointed England director of cricket Andrew Strauss that he would not feature for the national team over the summer because there was a "massive trust issue".Strauss, in his first press conference since being appointed to the director role after the ECB sacked Paul Downton, stopped short of saying there was no way back into the international set-up for fellow former England ...
Govts should play role in revival of Indo-Pak series: Sarfraz Nawaz ISLAMABAD: Former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz while hailing reports regarding the revival of Indo-Pak bilateral series this year said both the governments should also play their part in materialising the series.Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Shaharyar Khan while speaking in Kolkata, after meeting with BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya had said that Pakistan will play a full series with India comprising three Tests, five ODIs and two T20 internationals in the UAE in December. As per ...
Pietersen 'not part of England's plans for summer' LONDON: England director of cricket Andrew Strauss said Tuesday that Kevin Pietersen was "not part of our plans for the summer", saying there was a "massive trust issue" between the England and Wales Cricket Board and the controversial batsman.However, Strauss stopped short of saying there was no way back into the international set-up for fellow former England captain Pietersen, adding: "He is not banned from the side but I can give him no guarantees for ...
Pietersen set for England peace talks after career-best triple century LONDON: Kevin Pietersen is set for peace talks with new England chief Andrew Strauss after the exiled batsman blasted a career-best score of 326 not out on Monday to boost his hopes of an international recall.Pietersen surpassed his previous first-class best of 254 in a mammoth innings for Surrey on day two of their County Championship Division Two match against Leicestershire at The Oval.The 34-year-old's new record total came in just 373 balls as he ...
Afridi off to London for English cricket league Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi will leave for London today to play English cricket’s 2015 T20 Blast competition. He will represent the Northamptonshire side. According to local media reports, Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Afridi has signed a short-term contract with the county to play in six league matches. After playing a couple of games, Shahid Afridi will return home to lead the team in the two match T20 International series against Zimbabwe. Due to his contract ...


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