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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Mickey Arthur in line for Pakistan national team coach's job

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board has shortlisted former South African coach, Mickey Arthur, for the post of head coach of the national team.

Spot-fixing: Danish Kaneria rubbishes Salman Butt's claims

KARACHI: Pakistan's Danish Kaneria has taken exception to the statement given by banned skipper Salman Butt during the spot-fixing trial in London that he was introduced to agent Mazhar Majeed by the leg-spinner.

Top South African official ousted again

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Mtutuzeli Nyoka was ousted for the second time in eight months when the board of directors passed a vote of no confidence at a special general meeting on Saturday.

Ganguly hopeful of India's victory in ODI series

PATNA: Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is hopeful of India's victory in the ongoing ODI series against England and said the team was capable of beating any country in the world.

Salman Butt calls Majeed's accurate no-ball predictions "freak occurrence"

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has described alleged bookmaker Mazhar Majeed's accurate predictions of the three no-balls bowled during a Test match against England last year as "a freak occurrence".

New PCB chief Ashraf 'in court trouble' barely days after appointment

A petition against the newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Zaka Ashraf, has been accepted by the Supreme Court.

Dean Jones says he was 'so ready to break Sarfraz's nose' for match-fixing accusations

 Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has said that he was 'so ready to break the nose' of former Pakistan bowler Sarfraz Nawaz some five years ago in Islamabad, for his 'ridiculous' match-fixing allegations.

'Superstar' Cummins ready for Test cricket: Stuart Clark

Former Australia fast bowler Stuart Clark has said that teenage fast bowling sensation Patrick Cummins is ready for Test cricket.

'In-form' Johnson looking forward to seaming tracks in South Africa

Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson, fresh from his match-winning haul for Western Australia, has said that he is confident of taking his good form into the South African tour.

Mental toughness 'difference between winning, losing in tight match situations': Mohsin Khan

Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan has said that at the national team's training camp for the Test series against Sri Lanka, he tried to stress the need for the players to focus on the mental aspects of cricket.

Michael Clarke says Watson 'certainly won't be rested' during South African tour

Australia's Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke has made it clear that Shane Watson, if fully fit, would play every game in South Africa.