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ICC bans cricket coach for breaching anti-corruption code

[ad_1] Irfan Ansari, a domestic cricket coach based out of UAE, has been banned from all cricket for 10 years for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, the International Cricket Council announced on Wednesday.This was after Ansari was deemed guilty of breaching three offences under the code by the ICC Anti-Corruption tribunal. It related to his corrupt ‘approach’ to Sarfraz Ahmed, the captain of the Pakistan national team, during Sri Lanka’s
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2020 ICC Women’s T20 WC tickets to go on sale from Thursday

[ad_1] Tickets for next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia will go on sale to the public from Thursday, coinciding with the one-year countdown of the tournament.Fans can get their tickets to all 23 women’s matches, including the final, at the official tournament website, t20worldcup.com, the ICC said in a statement.The seventh edition of the global showpiece event for women’s T20 cricket will take place across Australia from
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ICC World Cup 2019: World Cup ‘firsts’ still vivid for West Indies hero Clive Lloyd

[ad_1] The children playing cricket in the unlikely setting of London's Trafalgar Square could have been forgiven for not knowing the identity of the grey-haired gentleman loping between the wickets.Yet even wearing a heavy coat to guard against the chill of an English winter morning, the tall, bespectacled and slightly stooping figure of Clive Lloyd was still instantly recognisable to generations of cricket fans.Lloyd was in London on Tuesday at
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Vernon Philander ruled out of second Test against Sri Lanka

[ad_1] Opening bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka starting at St George’s Park on Thursday.South African coach Ottis Gibson said on Tuesday that Philander, who did not bowl in the second innings of Sri Lanka’s one-wicket win in Durban last weekend, had a grade one hamstring tear, which would keep him out of action for 10 to 12 days.Gibson
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Cook confident England can end World Cup drought

[ad_1] Former England skipper Alastair Cook believes England can end decades of World Cup disappointment with a triumph on home soil this year.England has never won the men's World Cup, but with 100 days to go until the start of the latest edition, a team captained by Eoin Morgan is top of the 50-over world rankings.Cook, who retired from international cricket last year as the country's highest Test run-scorer and
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99 days to Cricket World Cup: The Ravi Shastri assesment of team India

[ad_1] Ravi Shastri talks straight, doesn’t hold back his punches. The Indian cricket team coach shared his views with Sportstar on a variety of issues ahead of the limited-overs series against Australia starting February 24.Excerpts...How different is this Indian team from the previous sides?I wouldn’t like to compare sides. This team plays as a unit. It plays with pride. Individual brilliance will be there but the emphasis is on collective
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India vs Pakistan: World Cup 2019 fixtures to stay unchanged

[ad_1] Amid speculation surrounding India-Pakistan World Cup clash owing to the Pulwama terror attack, the International Cricket Council on Tuesday said it does not foresee any change in the schedule of the mega event starting May 30.In the wake of the terror attack, former India player Harbhajan Singh wanted the Indian team to call off its June 16 match against Pakistan in Manchester.However when asked about the matter, Richardson made
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Afghanistan vs Ireland: Three T20Is, five ODIs and a Test on the platter

[ad_1] Afghanistan will host Ireland for a full series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here from February 21 to March 19. The series consists of three T20 Internationals, five ODIs and a lone Test.Both Afghanistan and Ireland were announced as the newest Test nations by the ICC after being awarded full membership last year. It will be Ireland’s first overseas Test match, and the second for the two
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Ranji trainers likely to follow national team fitness module

[ad_1]  India captain Virat Kohli has always made fitness a non-negotiable subject while representing the country, and very soon there could be a system where state team trainers may have to follow the training routine of the senior national team.The aim is to bridge the gulf in fitness standards between the national team and the state outfits so that young players can make a smooth transition from domestic to international
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ipl 2019 schedule dinesh karthik kkr squad

[ad_1] Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday said that he has got a stronger team for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on March 23.Karthik, who led KKR to the IPL playoffs last season, said the team was bolstered after assessing its performance.READ: IPL 2019 schedule: CSK plays RCB in first match"We have a slightly different team than that of last year. We are