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Germany helps build new cricket stadium in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Shahzada Masoud : Cricket is one of our favourite sports. You get 20,000-30,000 people watching our local league matches © AFP Germany has sanctioned financial assistance of € 700,000 for Afghanistan for the construction of a cricket stadium in the eastern Khost province. The money is a part of an agreement struck with ...
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Hurricanes face KKR spin barrage

Match facts Thursday, October 2, 2014Start time 1600 local (1030 GMT) Sunil Narine and co will be lying in wait for Hobart Hurricanes © BCCI Big picture There is only one way the first Champions League T20 semi-final will be decided. Hobart Hurricanes, the only non-IPL franchise in the semi-finals, will be facing probably the toughest T20 attack in ...
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Phillips announces retirement

Although his main role was as a left-arm spinner, Tim Phillips was handy with the bat as well © Getty Images Enlarge Related Links Players/Officials: Tim Phillips Tim Phillips, the Essex left-arm spinner, has announced his retirement at the age of 33. He made his debut in 1999 and went on to forge a reputation as a versatile one-day cricketer. In List ...
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WI coach expects Narine to bounce back

Stuart Williams: 'Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong character' © Getty Images Enlarge Related Links News : Sunil Narine likely for CLT20 semi-final Players/Officials: Sunil Narine | Stuart Williams Series/Tournaments: West Indies tour of India A day after Sunil Narine was reported for a suspect action in the Champions League T20, West Indies coach Stuart Williams has said he believed ...
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Lyth and Lees handed awards

Alex Lees may not be far off becoming another of the Cricket Writers' Club Young Players to reach England level © Getty Images Enlarge Related Links Players/Officials: Adam Lyth | Alex Lees Teams: England | Yorkshire Yorkshire's opening pair, Adam Lyth and Alex Lees, took the main awards at the annual Cricket Writers' Club event in London on Tuesday. Lees, 21, claimed the ...
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Playing spin is like eating chilli – Langer

Justin Langer: 'I know in Australian cricket there is a focus in becoming better off playing spin bowling, but it is something that is going to take a long time to develop.' © BCCI Enlarge Related Links Players/Officials: Justin Langer | Joel Paris | Mitchell Marsh Matches: Lahore Lions v Perth Scorchers at Bangalore Series/Tournaments: Champions League Twenty20 Justin Langer, the Perth ...
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A last-ditch effort to restore confidence in ODIs

His reliability, respect within the team and an ability to draw the line during media interactions make Mashrafe Mortaza a good candidate for Bangladesh's ODI captain His fitness remains a worry but Mashrafe Mortaza remains a respected figure and one of the last bastions of the team © AFP Mashrafe Mortaza's appointment as Bangladesh captain for the ...
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New captain Finch to be short-staffed

Aaron Finch will become the seventh man to lead Australia's T20 side © Getty Images Enlarge Related Links Players/Officials: Aaron Finch | Cameron Boyce | Pat Cummins | Phillip Hughes | Nathan Lyon | Glenn Maxwell Series/Tournaments: Australia tour of United Arab Emirates | Champions League Twenty20 Australia's new Twenty20 leader Aaron Finch could be forced to make his captaincy debut without ...
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Bracewell recalled to New Zealand Test squad

Doug Bracewell last played for New Zealand nearly a year ago © PA Photos Enlarge Related Links Players/Officials: Doug Bracewell | Peter Fulton Series/Tournaments: New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates Fast bowler Doug Bracewell has been recalled to New Zealand's Test squad for their series against Pakistan in the UAE next month. Bracewell has not played for his country since October ...
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Tait named in South Australia squad

Shaun Tait will be back in South Australia's colours © AFP Enlarge Related Links News : Tait one-day comeback on the cards Players/Officials: Shaun Tait | Jake Lehmann | Mark Cosgrove Series/Tournaments: Matador BBQs One-Day Cup | Australian Domestic Season Teams: Australia | South Australia Fast bowler Shaun Tait is set to play his first one-day match for three and a half years ...
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