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Banned Warner handed Winnipeg captaincy

[ad_1] Banned Australia vice-captain David Warner has been named as skipper of Winnipeg Hawks.Warner will take over from Dwayne Bravo for the remainder of inaugural Global T20 league after the West Indies all-rounder pulled out of the rest of the tournament.The opening batsman has made only six runs in three innings for the Hawks in his comeback.Warner was banned from international and domestic cricket for a year in March for
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Cricket Australia: ‘No softening of bans for tainted trio’

[ad_1] Refuting all claims of softening of bans on former skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner for their involvement in ball tampering in the Cape Town Test, Cricket Australia on Wednesday dismissed the reports as “purely speculative”.“At no stage have we, or are we considering lessening the current sanctions in place for respective players in relation to the incident in South Africa,” a CA spokesperson told cricket.com.au.“The CA
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Of flight, bounce and Kuldeep in 42 degrees

[ad_1] A sunny day in Manchester, a star-studded England batting line-up and a curtain raiser to the high-profile series against India — the stage looked perfect for the host to continue the assault it inflicted on Australia a week ago. But Kuldeep Yadav turned out to be the nemesis for the Englishmen, helping India to an eight-wicket win in the first Twenty20 International on Tuesday. The chinaman bowler finished with
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Miandad: India, Pakistan must resume bilateral ties

[ad_1] The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must resolve their differences to resume bilateral cricket between the two countries, former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has said.“We (India and Pakistan) can rule the world if we work and play together,” Miandad was quoted as saying by Pakistan’s Daily Messenger.Further, he questioned the suspension of bilateral cricket ties despite the existence of India-Pakistan
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Kuldeep: ‘I’m not scared of getting hit’

[ad_1] Indian wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav says he never really gets perturbed when his deliveries are hit for sixes as a childhood drill has conditioned him well to deal with the pressure of bad spells.Kuldeep shone the brightest in India’s eight-wicket triumph over England in the first T20 International (T20I) on Tuesday, grabbing five for 24 in a match-winning spell. India rode on Kuldeep’s guile and K. L. Rahul’s 101 off
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Kuldeep completely deceived us – Morgan

[ad_1]  England’s batsmen were “completely deceived” by Kuldeep Yadav in the opening Twenty20 International against India, conceded skipper Eoin Morgan, saying his side will have to revisit its plans on tackling the wrist spinner.Kuldeep finished with exceptional figures of 5 for 24 at Old Trafford last night, a performance that played a crucial role in restricting England to 159 for 8, which India chased with eight wickets in hand for
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Harmanpreet evades queries on controversy surrounding her degree

[ad_1] Indian women’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Tuesday evaded queries on allegations that her educational qualification testimonials have been found to be ‘fake’ by Punjab Police where she was appointed as DSP for her sporting credentials.She was in Mohali to take part in an event, where she cheered on as a group of 572 girls performed minute-long jump squats to create a new record. The event was organised by
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Powar applies for Mumbai’s coaching role

[ad_1] Former India spinner, Ramesh Powar, has applied for the role of coach of Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy team. The position was vacant after another Mumbai stalwart, Sameer Dighe, quit the role after being at the helm for just a year.“What you have heard is right. I have indeed applied for the coaching role,” Powar confirmed to Sportstar.The 40-year-old Powar has featured in two Tests and 31 ODIs for India. He
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No outstation players or support staff for state T20 leagues

[ad_1] State associations hosting franchise-based T20 tournaments may now find themselves in a tricky spot. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a long list of guidelines which the state associations have to follow to host the tournament.Last year, just before the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) had gone closer to signing outstation players like Yusuf Pathan and Suresh Raina
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ICC CEO Richardson to step down after World Cup

[ad_1] The International Cricket Council on Tuesday confirmed that David Richardson will step down as ICC Chief Executive when his contract expires post ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.In 2002, Richardson became the first person to hold the position of ICC General Manager (Cricket), and was promoted as the Chief Executive in 2012.ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said,"On behalf of the ICC Board, I would like to thank David for his service