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Minimum distractions! India bans WAGs, Pak says no to social media

Minimum distractions! India bans WAGs, Pak says no to social m...

Actress Anushka Sharma. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/ In an attempt to minimise distractions at the Cricket World Cup that starts next month, defending champions India have banned WAGs (wife and girlfriends), while Pakistan has called for no social media for their players. The two countries confirmed the bans as they fine-tune their preparations for the mega event that gets underway in New Zealand and Australia from February 14. The bans mean that Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma would ..., 1 week ago

'Disillusioned' Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo quits Test cricket

Just weeks after being dropped from the West Indies' World Cup squad, a 'disillusioned' Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket. The all-rounder, who has not played Tests since December 2010, was axed from the West Indies One-day side for the tour of South Africa and the World Cup but the 31-year-old player still wants to continue playing the limited-overs game. Dwayne, who had recently signed a year-long retainer contract with the WICB and was part of the West Indies' T20 ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago Spinner Narine withdraws from Windies World Cup squad  Rediff.com3 days ago

Clarke registers fifty in grade cricket match

Michael Clarke of Wests bats enroute a half-century in the Sydney Grade game between Western Suburbs and Gordon at Chatswood Oval on Saturday. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Australia's World Cup captain Michael Clarke struck a fine half-century in a Sydney Grade cricket match for Western Suburbs as the premier batsman races ahead of time to be fit for the 50-over showpiece event starting mid-February. Coming in early at No.3 position, Clarke (51), who is recovering from a hamstring ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago Aus captain Clarke denies rift with teammates  Rediff.com6 hours ago

Miller replaces Narine in Windies WC squad; ICC approves

Nikita Miller of West Indies reacts. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Image The International Cricket Council has approved Nikita Miller as a replacement for spinner Sunil Narine in the West Indies' squad for the cricket World Cup, starting on February 14. Spinner Narine withdraws from Windies World Cup squad Narine withdrew from the World Cup earlier this week, saying he required more time to be able to bowl confidently with his new action. The 32-year-old Miller has represented the West Indies ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

Under-fire Srinivasan may meet Jaitley over BCCI elections

Board of Control for Cricket in India’s president-in-exile Narayanswami Srinivasan is set to discuss his future course of action with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley once the embattled cricket administrator is back from the two-day ICC Board Meeting in Dubai, scheduled to conclude on Thursday. - How the Supreme Court bowled Srinivasan and the BCCI! A Supreme Court verdict has effectively barred Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI polls, slated within six weeks, but Board ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago Windies seek mediation with BCCI over India tour pull-out  Rediff.com2 days ago Srinivasan to chair ICC Board meet in Dubai today  Rediff.com3 days ago

Largest cricket bat bids for Guinness world record

The world's largest bat, at the ICC headquarters. Photograph: ICC on Twitter With the cricket World Cup round the corner, a bat as tall as a 10-storey building, unveiled in Dubai to promote and celebrate the quadrennial event, is bidding for the Guinness world record for the 'Largest Cricket Bat'. The 32-metre long and four-metre wide bat, created by a leading pay television network, was displayed on Monday at the ICC Academy in Dubai. As large as an eight to 10-storey building, the bat weighs ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago Hussey backs out-of-form Watson to shine in World Cup  Rediff.com6 days ago Super Over to decide World Cup winner if final ends in a tie  Rediff.com2 days ago

The Supreme Court judgement on the IPL fixing probe

The Supreme Court of India barred Narayanswami Srinivasan from contesting the Board of Control for Cricket of India's elections till he forsakes ownership of his Indian Premier League team, Chennai Super Kings, and appointed a committee of retired judges to decide the quantum of punishment to be imposed on his son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, and Raj Kundra for their involvement in betting in the sixth edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 extravaganza. - How the Supreme Court bowled Srinivasan and ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago BCCI welcomes Supreme Court order on IPL fixing probe  Rediff.com1 week ago Happy with the Supreme Court judgement; I stand vindicated: Modi  Rediff.com1 week ago

Cricket Australia mulls appointing Smith as ODI captain after WC

Michael Clarke may just meet the fitness deadline to lead the national team into the World Cup starting February 14, even as many Australia cricket officials are mulling appointing Steven Smith as full-time captain after the 50-over showpiece event.  Clarke's recurring fitness issues and his continuing absence during India's tour has forced Cricket Australia to juggle with a couple of leadership options in the Test and ODIs and it is learnt that the ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago Clarke to play first competitive match after surgery on Saturday  Rediff.com1 day ago

Banned Pak pacer Amir returns to domestic cricket

ICC paves way for Mohammad Amir's return. Photograph: Getty Images Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has received an early reprieve for a return to domestic cricket following his cooperation with anti-corruption officials, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir were all banned for spot-fixing during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010, particularly for incidents during the fourth test at Lord's. Amir's five-year ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

India should hope that wickets remain slow during WC: Dravid

VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/ Surprised with the nature of wickets in Australia, former India captain Rahul Dravid, said that team India should hope that the wickets remain slow during the World Cup. However, Dravid was of the view that playing in different surfaces will pose a challenge of its own. "It's going to be a challenge, it is not easy. You are playing in very different conditions," Dravid told reporters on sidelines of an event. It was a bit ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago
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