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Friday, 14 October 2011

Salman Butt says he did not ask bowlers Asif and Amir to cheat in test match against England

LONDON - Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt insisted that he never asked bowlers Mohammad Asif or Mohammad Amir to cheat during a test match against England last year, a British court heard Friday during a trial for alleged spot-fixing.

Salman never pressurised me to bowl no-balls: Mohammed Asif

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif, who is being tried for the spot-fixing scandal, on Friday said his former captain Salman Butt had never pressurised him to bowl no-balls or to cheat in any other way, the court heard. The jury heard a transcript of an initial police interview with Asif in September last year, shortly after the now defunct The News of the World's undercover investigation of corruption by the Pakistan cricketers and Majeed became public, espncricinfo reported.

Geoffrey Boycott facing 1m pounds legal bill after losing mansion battle in court

Geoffrey Boycott has lost the legal battle he launched against lawyers over his 2.5 million pounds mansion, and has been criticised by a High Court judge for giving "three completely different answers to the same question".

Manoj Tiwary retained captain for Bengal's T20 squad

Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Thursday announced a 16-member Bengal squad for Syed Mushtaq T20 tournament to be held in Jamshedpur from October 20 retaining hard hitter batsman Manoj Tiwary as captain.

Pakistan and India to play blind cricket series

While India and Pakistan await a breakthrough in reviving main cricketing ties, they will field blind teams in a limited over series next month, a Pakistani official said on Friday.

India vs England 1st ODI: India win by 126 runs

India won the 1st One Day International match against England by 126 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.

News of the World lost £104,300 cash in cricket spot-fixing sting, court told

The News of the World lost £104,300 in cash that it paid to the agent at the centre of the Pakistan spot-fixing allegations, a court has heard.

Dhoni, Raina lift India to 300-7 against England in opening one-dayer at Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, India - Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and middle-order batsman Suresh Raina struck half-centuries to help India reach a challenging 300-7 in 50 overs against England in the opening one-dayer of a five-game series.

Cricket: Australia win tour opener by five wickets

Shane Watson made South Africa pay for a dropped catch as he set up a five-wicket win for Australia in the first Twenty20 international at Newlands on Thursday.

Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq backs use of UDRS

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has backed the enforcement of the Umpires Decision Review System (UDRS) in international cricket even as the ICC scrapped the mandatory rule for member boards.

Mitchell Marsh in Australia squad for South Africa one-dayers

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh will replace fast bowler Brett Lee in the Australia squad for the one-day internationals in South Africa, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.

Ijaz Butt out, Javed Miandad returns to PCB offices

Ijaz Butt's departure as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman has led to the return of former Test captain Javed Miandad to the PCB offices.
Besides, he also visited the national conditioning camp at the Gaddafi stadium to give tips to the players.

Cricket-Injured Southee to miss Zimbabwe test

New Zealand paceman Tim Southee will miss the one-off test against Zimbabwe after failing to recover from a knee injury suffered while preparing for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India.

India and England captains expect tactical changes due to revised rules in ODI cricket

HYDERABAD, India - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook said Thursday they expect new tactics to be seen in one-day internationals following the introduction of new rules.

We can manage without seniors, asserts Mahendra Singh Dhoni

HYDERABAD: After the disastrous England tour, India have more than revenge on their mind as they lock horns with England in the first of the five ODI matches, on Friday.

Team India needs Harbhajan: Rahul Dravid

NEW DELHI: Off the field too, Rahul Dravid retains the patience of a saint. Adroitly juggling umpteen media commitments, he exudes the same unruffled calm which has characterized his batting. Excerpts from an exclusive interview:

Ind vs Eng: Graeme Swann dismisses Ajinkya Rahane, India 2 down

NEW DELHI: India got off to a bad start as they lost openers Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv Patel against England in the first ODI of the five-match series at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.

Give Fletcher time and space to produce results: Rahul Dravid

NEW DELHI: Duncan Fletcher has not had the best of times since taking over as India cricket coach but veteran batsman Rahul Dravid says he should not be written off just yet as the Zimbabwean needs "more time and space" to produce results.

We're not match-fixers: Michael Clarke

SYDNEY: Australian Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke has defended his players against match-fixing allegations after a sports agent said the country's top cricketers were "the biggest" culprits.