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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 previous 10 World Cups, no batsmen had ever made a double century and only once had a team cracked the magical 400-run barrier.But in 2015, two batsmen, Chris Gayle (215) and Martin Guptill (237 not out) have made double hundreds. And the 400-run barrier has been broken three times.But for the bowlers, the World Cup has been hard toil. Only one bowler, New Zealand paceman Trent Boult, has taken over 20 wickets in the tournament. ...

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 ...
Misbah still fit, energetic to play ODIs: Ajmal ISLAMABAD: Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan's outgoing Captain, is still fit and energetic to play ODIs cricket as talented cricketer always enjoyed playing in pressure, Pakistan's spin wizard Saeed Ajmal said on Tuesday.Misbah was appointed Captain in very difficult situation when team was facing number of challenges but with hard working and dedication, he build moral of the team, Saeed said while talking to a private news channel.He lauded services of Misbah for Pakistan cricket, saying ...


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