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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Bookie Majeed approached me: Shahid Afridi

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has revealed that alleged bookmaker Mazhar Majeed, who is at the centre of a spot-fixing scandal since last year, approached him and tried to befriend him several times in the past.

England desperate to win last two ODIs: Jonathan Trott

England's seasoned middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott said Saturday that the visitors are desperate to win the remaining two ODIs of the five-match series against India.

Second Taylor century in vain as New Zealand win

For the second successive match, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor hit an unbeaten century and finished on the losing side as New Zealand won the second one-day international by four wickets at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

Third day's play called off in Bangladesh

The first test between Bangladesh and West Indies at Chittagong was affected by the weather again on Sunday as early drizzle and a damp outfield forced the cancellation of the third day.

Misbah-ul Haq blames Pak's sloppy fielding for letting Sri Lanka off the hook in 1st Test

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has blamed sloppy fielding as the key reason for his team's failure to win the first Test against Sri Lanka in the UAE.

Bell should open in remaining ODIs against India: Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has questioned the team management's decision not to include middle order batsman Ian Bell in the first eleven for the ongoing series against India, and suggested that he should open the innings in the remaining two matches of the lost series.

Oz keeper Haddin poised to record 2000 Test runs, 1000 dismissals

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin turns 34 today and is poised to record 2000 Test runs and 1000 dismissals.

Brilliant Gayle century spearheads Jamaica win

Discarded West Indies opener Chris Gayle sent the sternest of messages to his detractors by plundering a brilliant century to propel Jamaica to a convincing 134-run victory over Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in their Regional Super50 Group B clash at Everest here.

Well-oiled batting puts Australia in the box seat against S.Africa

After a period of worrying uncertainty, Australia once again boasts a batting line-up to be feared.

Andy Flower defends Trott's role in one-day side

England coach Andy Flower has defended Jonathan Trott's role in the one-day side.

Ex-pacer Pascoe says include players in national squads after proven domestic performances

Former Australian fast bowler Len Pascoe has cautioned Cricket Australia to include players in national squads only after they have been tried and tested in the domestic circuit.

Pak pacer Sadaf Hussain says he 'wanted to give up cricket' following mother's death

Sadaf Hussain, who was part of the Pakistan team for the Caribbean tour, has said that he 'wanted to give up cricket for good' following his mother's demise.

Pakistan didn't push Sri Lanka hard enough in 1st Test: Muddaser Nazar

Pakistan did not push Sri Lanka hard enough in the first Test in the UAE, wrongly thinking that it was just a matter of time before they would get the desired result, former Test cricketer Mudassar Nazar has said.

Zaka Ashraf to take charge as PCB chief from Monday

The new Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Chaudhary Zaka Ashraf, will take charge from Monday after being released from his position as the head of the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL) this week.