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Foot injury: Hafeez bowling test postponed

Foot injury: Hafeez bowling test postponed

LAHORE: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is facing race against time to get his bowling action cleared, is reported to have been injured. He was suspended in November last year for his illegal bowling action. Hafeez is part of Pakistan’s World ...

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Pakistan facing no Tendulkar this time

Pakistan facing no Tendulkar this time

NEW DELHI: India go into the World Cup without the reassuring presence of retired batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar for the first time since 1992, which surely must bring relief to arch-rivals Pakistan. Pakistan have lost all their five World Cup ...

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Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to lift World Cup

Sri Lanka offers $1 mn bonus to lift World Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government Thursday announced a million dollar bonus to the national cricket team if they win this month’s cricket World Cup being played in New Zealand and Australia. “We have decided to offer this money to be shared ...

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Surprise World Cup call-up for Pakistan’s Rahat

Surprise World Cup call-up for Pakistan’s Rahat

KARACHI: Pakistan on Thursday gave rookie left-arm fast bowler Rahat Ali a surprise cricket World Cup call-up, to replace the injured Junaid Khan. The 26-year-old Ali has played just one one-day international, in 2012, and was not considered for any ...

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Australia’s Hussey to help SAfrica at World Cup

Australia’s Hussey to help SAfrica at World Cup

SYDNEY: Former Australian Test batsman Mike Hussey has been drafted in by South Africa as a consultant during the World Cup, with the Proteas looking to win the tournament for the first time. As well as playing 79 Tests, Hussey, ...

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Sledging remains slippery issue

Sledging remains slippery issue

LONDON: The World Cup promises to feature plenty of big-hitting and dramatic bowling but will there be verbal fireworks too? Not if the International Cricket Council can help it. “Over the last six months, or even going back further to ...

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Cricket World Cup: Highs and Lows

Cricket World Cup: Highs and Lows

Highs and lows of the cricket World Cup ahead of the 2015 edition which takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29: 1975 Hosts: England, Champions: West Indies – Australia had to bank on Gary Gilmour’s all-round ...

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Misbah vs Afridi: A comparison

Misbah vs Afridi: A comparison

KARACHI: Pakistan one-day skipper Misbah-ul Haq and predecessor Shahid Afridi play for the same team, but come from different worlds. If the unpredictable Pakistanis are to secure a second World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, they need the two ...

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Coach backs Clarke as Australia captain

Coach backs Clarke as Australia captain

SYDNEY: Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Wednesday offered his full support for Michael Clarke to return as captain for the World Cup after weeks of speculation over the 33-year-old’s career. Asked if Clarke would be skipper again if fit in ...

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Emotions to run high for Indo-Pak tie

Emotions to run high for Indo-Pak tie

NEW DELHI: Cricket is just a game, but try telling that to the 22 players who will walk out for the India v Pakistan World Cup match in Adelaide on Feb 15. The Pool B contest was sold out in ...

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