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This week's highlights (June 22-28, 2015)

International Cricket | June 26, 2015

Dwayne Bravo’s first ever ESPY Award cricket nominee

Allrounder Dwayne Bravo created history when he became both the first T&T national and first cricketer to be nominated in any category in the prestigious ESPY Awards. In the ‘Best Play’ category that also features 2015 NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Ballon D’Or winner Lionel Messi, Bravo was nominated for his stunning one hand catch for the Chennai Super Kings against the Rajasthan Royals during the final of the recently completed India Premier League.

Source: Guardian

International Cricket | June 24, 2015

Two Associate cricketers from Americas get CPL contracts

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 24: American wicketkeeper Steven Taylor and Canadian off-spinner Nikhil Dutta will play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) following successful try outs with Barbados Tridents and St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.

Source: V Cricket

International Cricket | June 24, 2015

ACA president Greg Dyer concerned debut of day-night cricket Test being rushed

The president of the Australian Cricketers' Association Greg Dyer says it is not only New Zealand players who have had misgivings about featuring in the first day-night Test this summer, with Australian players also having doubts amid a belief it is being rushed in too hastily.

Source: WA Today

International Cricket | June 22, 2015

Cricket: David Warner won't rule out joining rebel league

Test opener David Warner says he would be foolish to completely rule out a big-money contract with a rebel cricket league.

A Fairfax Media report last month claimed both Warner and Australian skipper Michael Clarke are being targeted with $50 million contracts to take part in a global Twenty20 tournament similar to Kerry Packer's creation of World Series Cricket.

Source: The New Zealand Herald

International Cricket | June 22, 2015

Electric leggie revives dying art

Pakistan's Yasir Shah has reignited leg-spin bowling with a stunning start to his Test career

Test cricket has a new boom leg-spinner after Yasir Shah’s stunning final-day display in Galle won Pakistan the first Test and revived cricket’s dying art.

Source: Cricket Australia