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This week's highlights (Jan 25-31, 2016)

International Cricket | January 30, 2016

Nepal repeat lesson for U19 Kiwi cricketers

If New Zealand had read their history books, they will have known Nepal can bite at age group international cricket.

After all, the young men from the Himalayas toppled New Zealand in the plate final of the under 19 World Cup in Colombo in February 2006.

Source: NZ Herald

International Cricket | January 28, 2016

Anderson meets school kids to Better Cricket

James Anderson and a group of primary school students might have just come up with future innovations for the game of cricket.

If you ever wanted confetti to be sprayed everywhere instead of the bails flying or the prospect of a Gladiator-style ‘blocker’ preventing run-making then the young students who met Anderson, as part of a new advert with England and Wales Cricket Board partner Toyota, have it all covered.

Source: ECB

International Cricket | January 26, 2016

Spotlight turns on quality of helmets

Mitchell McClenaghan played apart in his own downfall because his helmet was not up to scratch, according to a top Australian cricketer.

Source: NZ Herald

International Cricket | January 25, 2016

ICC thanks Chanderpaul for his contribution to international cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Shivnarine Chanderpaul on a successful international career and has thanked him for his contribution to international cricket.

Source: ICC

International Cricket | January 25, 2016

Eye smash a reminder of Phil Hughes' death

Two words might flash through most cricket fans' minds when they see an incident like Mitchell McClenaghan getting floored by Anwar Ali's bouncer yesterday.

Source: NZ Herald