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Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief executive, has admitted he was “concerned” by the ECB’s failure to obtain a visa for Saqib Mahmood to travel to India. Mahmood, the 21-year-old Lancashire fast bowler, was due to go to India as part of the England Lions limited-overs squad earlier this year. But delays in obtaining his visa,
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IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar at the launch of his autobiography in Mumbai. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com He might have bid adieu to cricket but Sachin Tendulkar continues to make records with his autobiography Playing It My Way entering the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. – Buy the
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BCCI’s Ombudsman Justice Ajit Prakash Shah has given the BCCI time till February 20 to file its reply to the Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma’s complaint. Aditya Verma, the secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), has lodged a complaint with BCCI’s Ombudsman Justice Ajit Prakash Shah that the Board’s joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary
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‘Australia, if you give them an inch, they know how to take it’ IMAGE: Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum wins the leadership Award. Photograph: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images New Zealand’s cricket team have run a gamut of emotions this week after they slumped to a heavy first Test loss to Australia then won three awards at
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Mohammad Hafeez is set to undergo surgery for a hand injury, sustained while attempting a return catch in Lahore Qalandars’ match against Karachi Kings on Saturday. This puts his participation in the remaining PSL season in jeopardy, besides casting a doubt on his World Cup availability for Pakistan. A visibly hurt Hafeez had walked off
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding negotiations with legendary West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards to appoint him as mentor of the national team for the forthcoming Asia Cup and ICC World T20 in Bangladesh and India. A highly placed source in the Board confirmed to PTI that talks were being held with Richards
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‘We need to decide if we want to use technology properly or not use it at all.’ ‘I was pleased to discover that I still had the competitive edge in me.’ Image: Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson after playing his last Test match in November, 2015. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell
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What two international tours can do to a young man’s confidence, eh? In August 2018, Hanuma Vihari was still knocking on the doors of the national team, piling on the runs for India A against South Africa A in the outskirts of Bengaluru. Part of a line-up that included Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Mayank
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IMAGE: James Pattinson of Australia runs in to bowl during an Australia nets session. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images James Pattinson has been recalled to Australia’ starting side for the second Test against New Zealand on Saturday, replacing his injured Victorian team mate Peter Siddle. Pattinson missed the innings and 52 run first Test victory in
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Umar Daraz, a 22-year-old Virat Kohli lookalike, is facing imprisonment of up to 10 years for hoisting the Indian flag atop his house in Okara district in Punjab province. IMAGE: Virat Kohli’s Pakistani fan Umar Daraz in jail. Photograph: PTI Notwithstanding a clean chit from the police, a Pakistani court dismissed the bail plea of
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