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Indian curator caught pitch-fixing in sting operation

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PUNE: The curator at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Ground in Pune has been caught ‘allowing people to tamper with the pitch’ in a sting operation carried out by a team of Indian journalists ahead of the second ODI between India and New Zealand. India Today reporters disguised as ‘bookies’ ...

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Arthur praises Pakistan player over spot fixing case

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DUBAI: Mickey Arthur, Pakistan head coach, praised an unnamed player for reporting a spot fixing approach as “a real example to our team”. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday confirmed a player was approached with a fixing offer during the ongoing one-day series with Sri Lanka but he reported ...

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Young Babar Azam may break Amla’s record

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SHARJAH: Young Pakistani middle order batsman Babar Azam has broken several records in the beginning of his career. He is just 242 runs away from reaching the 2,000-run mark in record time. The Lahore-born maestro can break South African batsman Hashim Amla’s record by reaching to 2,000 runs within less ...

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Khan’s record haul destroys Sri Lanka

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DUBAI: Left-arm paceman Usman Khan Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five-wicket burst to help Pakistan achieve a convincing nine-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day international to secure a 5-0 series sweep. Khan’s 5-34 in seven overs reduced Sri Lanka to 103 all out in 26.2 overs in ...

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Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in fourth ODI

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SHARJAH:Pakistan ruled the roost in the fourth One-Day International as well as Sri Lanka folded for 173 in 43.4 overs after opting to bat in Sharjah on Friday (October 20). Only Lahiru Thirimanne (62) got going but with little support, as the visitors could only muster a paltry score. After ...

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Cricket ODI rankings: Hasan Ali jumps to number one bowler

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DUBAI: Pakistan right-arm pacer Hasan Ali on Friday jumped six places to become the number one bowler in International Cricket Council’s ODI rankings. The 23-year-old, the highest wicket-taker in the 2017 Champions Trophy, has 743 points as compared to South African spinner Imran Tahir, who has 726. He recently starred ...

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NZ spinner Astle out of India tour, replaced by Sodhi

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SYDNEY: New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle’s hopes of finally making his one-day international debut were dashed when he was ruled out of the side’s limited overs tour of India with a groin strain on Thursday. The 31-year-old Astle had been in India with New Zealand’s ‘A’ team and was elevated ...

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Ravi Shastri earns more salary than Kohli

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NEW DELHI: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri is the world’s highest-earning cricket coach in the world. According to a report by Cricinfo, Shastri’ draws a salary of 1.17 million dollars per year from the BCCI which is even more than skipper Virat Kohli. But most importantly it does not ...

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I was suspended for a lot less, says Warner

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LONDON: Australia’s vice-captain David Warner has compared the Ben Stokes affair to his 2013 suspension for punching Joe Root, saying his transgression was “a lot less than we’ve seen on the footage” of the England allrounder in a Bristol bar. Warner’s glancing blow at Root was called a “despicable thing” ...

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BCCI slammed over Kumble birthday post

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NEW DELHI – India’s powerful cricket board hastily deleted a birthday message for record Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble Tuesday after irate fans took offence at the spinning great being described simply as a “former bowler”. The row follows Kumble’s acrimonious departure as national coach in June, when he quit saying ...

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