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  • Jos Buttler 'one of cricket's finest finishers' - Viv Richards

    March 6, 2014 2:05 PM 13

    England batsman Jos Buttler is "one of the finest finishers in cricket" says West Indian legend Viv Richards. "He's one of my favourites. He's one of the finest finishers in world cricket. He looks a class act," Richards said. Richards added that sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen was a scapegoat for England's poor Test form. Jos Buttler is not ready for the Test side as a keeper

  • David Warner, Ryan Harris jump to career highs in ICC Test rankings

    March 6, 2014 2:04 PM 57

    David Warner and Ryan Harris, heroes of Australia's series-winning third Test defeat of South Africa in Cape Town, moved up to career-high positions in the ICC player rankings released on Thursday. Man of the series Warner, with centuries (135 and 145) in both innings of the deciding Test, jumped five places to fifth while captain Michael Clarke, after

  • Sri Lanka cricketers refuse to sign new contracts

    March 6, 2014 1:43 PM 8

    Colombo: Sri Lankan players have refused to sign the new payment contracts as their demands of a share from the income derived through ICC events haven't been met by the cricket board (SLC). "The national players have refused to sign the contracts forwarded to them in Bangladesh," reported Daily Mirror quoting SLC sources. "They had ignored the governing

  • Ball-tampering gripes take shine off a gripping Test series

    March 6, 2014 12:02 PM 13

    If any gloss was taken off this absorbing series, it was the way the two teams regularly rubbed each other up the wrong way. Australia took a particular shine to Faf duPlessis. After all these years, the Australians seemed not to have grasped how much their nasally catcalling grates on compatriots as well as opponents. Worse than this, according to the laws of cricket

  • Our 'SAS' partnership is perfect for bamboozling defences, says Suarez as he reveals Sturridge speaks Portuguese

    March 6, 2014 11:31 AM 21

    Luis Suarez believes strike partner Daniel Sturridge is the perfect foil for him because defences facing the lethal 'SAS' partnership are unsure which one of them to watch. The deadly partnership has scored 45 goals in all competitions this season, with Suarez grabbing 24 and Sturridge 21. The goals have powered Liverpool's surprise tilt at the Barclays

  • Bangladesh make 204-9 against Sri Lanka  

    March 6, 2014 11:18 AM 15

    DHAKA: Bangladesh made 204 runs for nine wickets against Sri Lanka in the last league match of the 12th Asia Cup here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Bangladesh, who have been winless so far in the tournament, batted well in the beginning as their openers Anamul Haque and Shamsur Rehman provided a solid start of 74 in 18.2 overs

  • Traffic warden assault: Umar Akmal's father apologises on son's behalf

    March 6, 2014 7:25 AM 23

    Akmal was arrest­ed on Feb 1 for allege­dly violat­ing traffi­c rules and 'scuffl­ing' with traffi­c offici­al. LAHORE: Cricketer Umar Akmal’s father expressed an unconditional apology to the traffic warden who was allegedly assaulted by his son, Express News reported on Thursday. Akmal was arrested on February 1 for allegedly violating traffic rules

  • Wasim Akram

    March 6, 2014 5:59 AM 55

    KARACHI - Former skipper Wasim Akram said Pakistan team has peaked at the right time to defend their title in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka on March 8. However, he warned Misbah-ul-Haq’s men to beware of the Sri Lankans because they are a very good side. He said Sri Lankans are very clinical team so Pakistan team got to alert all the times. “Pakistan

  • Afridi: Back with a Boom Boom!

    March 5, 2014 7:01 PM 21

    We have all seen, admired and enjoyed the likes of Gilchrist, Jayasuriya, Gayle and Sehwag destroying bowlers with their powerful shots which could ruin the careers of bowlers and change the scenario of any match. And we all revere the player who literally makes our hearts skip a beat, for whom any ground in the world is not big enough, who still has the maximum

  • Afghanistan impress, but batting needs work

    March 5, 2014 6:04 PM 56

    Afghanistan's first foray into top-flight ODI cricket ended meekly but they will take a lot out of their performance in the Asia Cup. For starters, they will enter the World Twenty20 in two weeks time a more prepared and aware outfit. After impressing with the ball against Pakistan, Afghanistan comprehensively beat Bangladesh, a historic first win in only their