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Saturday, 6 April 2013

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returns for Zimbabwe Tests

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Friday returned to bolster Bangladesh for an upcoming two-Test series in Zimbabwe after recovering from a shin-bone injury.

Shakib, who underwent surgery in Australia in February, missed last month's tour of Sri Lanka. He has scored 1,835 runs and taken 102 wickets in 28 Tests.

Gillespie, Guptill recalled to Kiwi Test squad for England series

New Zealand pace bowler Mark Gillespie and batsman Martin Guptill have been recalled into the Test squad for the re-match with England.

PCB eyeing Moin Khan for 'suitable' team management role

Former Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper Moin Khan has been considered by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a suitable post in the team management, according to sources.

Alastair Cook eyeing long-term England dominance until next World Cup

 England captain Alastair Cook expressed confidence about his team's long-term success, saying that his team's dominance in the game may go through until the World Cup in two years.

Stating that he believes that England's recent lacklustre displays in the drawn Test series against New Zealand will soon be forgotten as they head into a busy programme, Cook said that there is a chance of winning the World Cup if they manage to have success in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy and the Ashes, News.com.au reports.

'Sultan of swing' Wasim Akram calls for politics to be 'separated' from sports following IPL stand-off

: Former Pakistan Test captain Wasim Akram has said that politics must be kept separate from sports following India stalling all bilateral ties after the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai, which were blamed on Pakistani-based militants.

Wasim Akram stresses need for Pak bowlers to master swing for international success

Former Pakistan Test captain Wasim Akram has said that it is necessary for Pakistani bowlers to master the art of swing bowling for winning in international games.

Pak unlikely to tour Caribbean in 2013 following PCB-West Indies plans clash

Pakistan's tour to West Indies this season appears to be in jeopardy after the cricket boards from both the countries failed to find a suitable window for the tour.
Pakistan, which was originally scheduled to play two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20s in the Caribbean in June and July, is unlikely to go ahead with its tour following a clash of plans between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the Daily Times reports.

Former keeper Rashid Latif urges Younis Khan to retire from ODI and start coaching

Former national captain Younis Khan has been suggested to quit one-day cricket and take up coaching of the national side by former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif.

ICC Champions Trophy: Bhajji sidelined, Praveen Kumar and Pervez Rasool included in probables list

Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool has achieved another first by getting the nod from the selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been left out.