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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Misbah ul Haq, Abdur Rehman named in cricket magazine's Test Team of the Year

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and left arm spinner Abdur Rehman have been named in a cricket magazine's Test Team of the Year, according to a news report.

Cameron White wants more matches for Oz T20 team before World Cup

Australian Twenty20 captain Cameron White has called for scheduling more matches for the shortest form of the sport, so that his team gains more experience before the T20 World Cup.

PCB seeks Kaneria's 'spot-fixing' questioning session transcript from Essex Police

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has contacted the Essex Police, seeking details of the investigation that involved Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria.

Misbah ul Haq anticipates tough opposition from Sri Lanka

“I have told the boys not to take the opposition lightly and demonstrate a better brand of quality cricket to achieve set goals on the tour,” said Pakistan Cricket captain, Misbah ul Haq.

Windies beat Bangladesh by 40 runs

Lendl Simmons smashed a maiden century as the West Indies posted an easy 40-run win over Bangladesh in the first one-day international on Thursday to gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Sri Lanka look for revival against Pakistan

Sri Lanka hope to end their Test drought when they face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates later this month, the team's captain Tillakaratne Dilshan said on Thursday.

Spot-fix reporter denies hacking phones to source story

A FORMER News of the World reporter has denied hacking phones for his story on spot-fixing in Pakistan cricket.

Nathan Bracken sues Cricket Australia after being ‘forced’ to retire

SYDNEY: Former test paceman Nathan Bracken has taken Cricket Australia to court seeking compensation for lost earnings and expenses after he was forced to retire this year due to a chronic knee injury.

Butt paid bonus for shunning ICL

The jury in the alleged spot-fixing trial involving Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif heard on Thursday in-depth information on legitimate payments made to the players and the breakdown of how their earnings were distributed, including a loyalty payment of £22,000 for declining the Indian Cricket League.

Kosala Kulasekara replaces injured Eranga

Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's Test series against Pakistan in the UAE with a shoulder injury to his right arm, and will be replaced in the squad by uncapped seamer Kosala Kulasekara. Eranga had looked dangerous on Test debut, picking up four first-innings wickets against Australia in Colombo and his absence is a blow to Sri Lanka.

Former Wallaby appointed Cricket Australia GM

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia has appointed former rugby union international Pat Howard to the newly created role of general manager of team performance.

Cricket Australia slams "outlandish" allegations

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says claims made in a London court over Australian match-fixing are "outlandish and made by a person of dubious repute."

Improving Pak cricket's image top priority: Zaka Ashraf

ISLAMABAD: Newly-appointed PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said improving Pakistan cricket's image, which has taken a beating due to allegations of match-fixing, is his top priority.