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Cricket World Cup: “400,000 ticket applicants for India-Pakistan game”

[ad_1] Amid calls for boycott, the clamour for tickets for the marquee ODI World Cup clash between India and Pakistan in Manchester on June 16 has reached a crescendo, with more than 400,000 applicants for the 25,000 seater Old Trafford stadium.Legendary off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has called for boycott of the Pakistan group league encounter while veterans such as Chetan Chauhan wants India to put pressure on ICC by threatening to
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RECORD: West Indies hits maximum number of sixes in an ODI innings

[ad_1] West Indies hit a record 23 sixes against England on Wednesday as Chris Gayle fired the hosts to 360-8 in the opening ODI.Gayle launched 12 of the maximums in Barbados as they went past the previous best set by New Zealand against the Windies in January 2014.Darren Bravo struck four of his own before Ashley Nurse slapped Adil Rashid for two in four balls in the 48th over. It
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Fit-again Prithvi Shaw raring to go

[ad_1] Moments after tonking his teammates and the net bowlers for a good half an hour at the Emerald International school ground with captain Ajinkya Rahane for company, Prithvi Shaw retrieved in the shades on Wednesday afternoon and had an ice pack wrapped on his left ankle.It was understandable considering Shaw is set to return to competitive cricket on Thursday, during Mumbai’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Group C opener versus
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syed mushtaq ali tournament tamil nadu takes on rajasthan

[ad_1] In a season where things have gone horribly wrong, this is Tamil Nadu’s last opportunity at a redemption of sorts, even if it comes only in the Twenty20 format.A young side led by the experienced R. Ashwin will, over the next two weeks, compete in the Group B matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.It is a group that also has Vidarbha, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, finishing among
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syed mushtaq ali trophy ajinkya rahane mumbai punjab

[ad_1] The countdown for the Indian Premier League (IPL) may have already begun but the domestic season is yet to be over. After the rigours of red-ball cricket over the last three months, all the 37 teams in domestic circuit will return to coloured clothing for the next three weeks to vie for honours in the last inter-state tournament of the season.The timing of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, in
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CAB to provide technical support to Bhutan

[ad_1] The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has finalised an exchange programme with the Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) to help develop cricket in the neighbouring country.Technical support will be provided to Bhutan and age-group matches will be held for players under the aegis of the two cricket boards.On Wednesday, Ugyen Dorji (Cricket Operations Manager, BCCB) met Sourav Ganguly (president, CAB), Avishek Dalmiya (joint-secretary, CAB), and Subrata Sarkar (chairman, tournament
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Australians train in Hyderabad ahead of T20 series

[ad_1] The Aaron Finch-led Australian cricket team had a full-length training session at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Wednesday evening. Coach Justin Langer, batting coach Graeme Hick, and spin consultant and former India left-arm spinner S. Sriram monitored the sessions at the main stadium and also at the nets outside the venue.The Aussies are in the city for practice sessions for three days before flying to Visakhapatnam for the
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Don’t go overboard about left-arm pacers, says Zaheer Khan

[ad_1] Indian team management’s fascination for a left-arm pacer in its ranks is well-known but the country’s best ever practitioner of the trade Zaheer Khan feels that one shouldn’t go “crazy or overboard” if the bowler in question is not ready for the challenge.In the past few years, India has tried a number of left-arm fast bowlers, including Barinder Sran and Jaydev Unadkat, the latest being Mohammed Khaleel, who has
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U-19 Test: Shokeen takes four to give India colts control

[ad_1] Matthew Montgomery did everything right he could do as captain. He won the toss and bravely chose to bat and when his turn came he grafted to score a half-century. But India Under-19 took a stranglehold of the first Youth Test at the end of the opening day’s play at the KCA-St.Xavier’s College ground on Wednesday.South Africa Under-19 innings, which was sandwiched between two half-century partnerships and regular loss