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Friday, 21 October 2011

Mohammad Asif points to former Pakistan captain Salman Butt in spot-fixing trial

LONDON - Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif suggested from a court witness stand on Friday that his former captain and co-defendant Salman Butt had to have been involved with an alleged spot-fix to bowl no-balls during a test match against England last year — but stopped short of a definitive accusation.

Imran Khan supports Salman Butt’s claim in court

Pakistan great Imran Khan has confirmed that banned Test captain Salman Butt used to call him up from England to discuss strategies on the 2010 cricket tour.

Ricky Ponting ready to mentor young Aussies

Ricky Ponting says that not being Australian captain means he now has time to mentor the squad’s exciting young talent.

Australia needs to make most of Cummins' rare talent: Johnson

Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has said that the team needs to make the most of teenager Pat Cummins' rare talent and should play the 18-year-old as much as possible.

Martin set to become fourth Kiwi to take 200 Test wickets

New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin is poised to become the fourth bowler in the country's cricket history to take 200 Test wickets.

Johnson ready to answer critics during South Africa cricket tour

Widely panned for his poor form after an inconsistent 12 months which yielded just 21 Test wickets at 41.28 since the start of the last Ashes series, Australian fast bowler Johnson is gearing up for a return to the devastating form he showed against the Proteas in 2008-09.

Mithun replaces injured Yadav for remaining ODIs

Abhimanyu Mithun has been named as replacement for Umesh Yadav, who sustained an injury during the Mohali ODI against England, and has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against England.

Chaos in PCB has “gotten worse now”: Imran Khan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has always been in chaos, is in an even worse crisis now, former captain Imran Khan has said.

Sangakkara keeps Pakistan at bay in first Test

KUMAR Sangakkara put his wealth of experience on show with a pugnacious unbeaten hundred to keep Pakistan's victory bid on hold in the first Test.

Win over England not revenge says Dhoni

India’s One-Day International (ODI) series win over England should not be regarded as revenge for the side’s humiliating defeats to the same opposition a few months ago, said MS Dhoni.