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Ajit Wadekar, who led India to historic series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971, has died at the age of 77. He had been suffering from a prolonged illness. Wadekar, an aggressive left-hand batsman and an excellent catcher in the slips, played 37 Tests, scoring 2113 runs at an average of 31.07.
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IMAGE: Mohammad Amir and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan after the defeat in the Asia Cup. Photograph: Solaris Images Pakistan crashed out of the final of the Asia Cup cricket tournament after losing by five wickets to hosts Bangladesh here and skipper Shahid Afridi conceded that his side committed “too many mistakes” which cost them dearly.  – Scorecard Afridi congratulated arch-rivals
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Cricket South Africa’s board will be asked to reconsider its equity deal with SuperSport for a new T20 league after meetings between officials and T20 Global League franchise owners last week. The owners collectively reserved their rights to teams and want the 49% share SuperSport currently holds to be handed over to them. The four
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IMAGE: Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe in February 2015. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe died after a long battle with cancer. He was 53. “Yes it is unfortunately true, he has died,” a New Zealand Cricket spokesman said on Thursday, confirming an earlier statement from Crowe’s family. Widely regarded
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The cricketing life of the legendary Martin Crowe, who passed away into the ages on Thursday, March 3. IMAGE: The amazing Martin Crowe! Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Born September 22, 1962 in Auckland Made first-class debut for Auckland in January 1980 and earned a scholarship to Lord’s as a member of the ground staff a
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Will we see the likes of him again? IMAGE: Martin Crowe cuts the ball during his unbeaten 105 during the 3rd ODI between New Zealand and England at the Eden Park, in Auckland, New Zealand, February 25, 1984. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty Images Described as New Zealand’s finest batsman, Martin Crowe’s cricketing life was defined by
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Stumps India 107 ( Anderson 5-20, Woakes 2-19) v England play8:23 In a match that had already lost a day to rain, at a ground where a middle-aged man attempted belly flops on the covers, on a day the media-box’s kitchen was reportedly flooded, India’s batting line-up found ways to be the clumsiest, most broken
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IMAGE: West Indies’ Andre Russell looks on during the Big Bash League. Photograph: Matt Blyth/Getty Images West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has committed an “anti-doping whereabouts” rule violation, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) told Reuters on Wednesday. The 27-year-old, named in the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20 in India that starts next week,
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‘Use the services of our (Pakistan’s) batting greats like Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Muhammad Yousuf’ IMAGE: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni runs out Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi during the Asia Cup match. Photograph: Solaris Images. Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq says the country’s cricket authorities must seek help of the game’s greats to find solutions for
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Sri Lanka 306 for 7 in 39 overs (Shanaka 65, Thisara 51*, Duminy 2-35) beat South Africa 187 for 9 in 21 overs (Amla 40, Duminy 38, Lakmal 3-46) by three runs (DLS method) Dasun Shanaka and Angelo Mathews celebrate a wicket AFP/Getty Suranga Lakmal defended seven runs off the final over to cap off Sri
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IMAGE: Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Bin Mortaza celebrates. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images Sporting achievements are often measured by numbers in hand and that is precisely why it will be difficult to analyse Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza’s influence and contribution in the country’s ever-growing cricketing ambition. Because numbers alone like 78 Test, 204 ODI and 35 T20 International
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12:55 AM IST Melinda FarrellCricinfo The ECB has confirmed to the MCC Cricket Committee that they are likely to ditch six-ball overs in The Hundred tournament with bowlers instead sending down 20 deliveries, probably in sets of five balls. The ECB’s chief commercial officer, Sanjay Patel, who is also the managing director of the new
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‘Fast bowling would disappear if future generations focus solely on their work with the willow’ Growing imbalance between the bat and ball is also evident in the prevalence of flat pitches IMAGE: Dale Steyn in action. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images In the wake of increasing dominance of batsmen in cricket, South Africa pace spearhead Dale
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