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Smith backs fellow ball-tamperer Bancroft as Durham captain

SYDNEY: Shamed former Australia captain Steve Smith has backed fellow ball-tamperer Cameron Bancroft as an astute choice to skipper English county side Durham after his appointment raised eyebrows. Smith, Bancroft and David Warner were all banned over the scandal involving sandpaper to alter the ball in South Africa last year, ...

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Albie Morkel announces retirement

CAPE TOWN: Former South Africa international all-rounder Albie Morkel has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, ending a two-decade career that earned him a reputation as a clean striker of the ball and a bowler full of guile. The 37-year-old, the older brother of fast bowler Morne Morkel, ...

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T20 Blast: Ben Stokes set to play for Durham

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be available to play as a specialist batsman for Durham in their Twenty20 Blast quarter-final at home to Sussex, the county said. Stokes was initially ruled out of Friday’s match at Durham’s Chester-le-Street headquarters after suffering minor discomfort in his left knee during England’s ...

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Cameron Bancroft to play for Durham in 2019

LONDON: Disgraced Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft will play for Durham in 2019, the English county side announced on Friday, omitting to mention in their statement his role in a scandal that rocked the sport. The 25-year-old opening batsman received a nine-month ban for his part in a ball-tampering scandal in ...

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Lancashire sign Keaton Jennings from Durham on four-year deal

LANCASHIRE have pulled off a major coup in signing Keaton Jennings from Durham. The 25-year-old opening batsman, who scored a century on his England Test debut in India last winter, has signed a four-year deal at Emirates Old Trafford. Jennings, who was born in South Africa, announced on Tuesday morning ...

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