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This week's highlights (Oct 05-11, 2015)

International Cricket | October 09, 2015

We need Pakistan as much as it needs us

Barely has the dust settled on the county season and the England team are in the Middle East. Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow spent good time at the crease and Adil Rashid had some fun with the bat too, if a dry old time with the ball. The dust over there is a very different challenge. It is sad that England are not in Pakistan but we know why and wonder when. Pakistanis have cricket in their blood. Fostering the game is increasingly difficult without local exposure, but still exciting players emerge who will push England hard. Thankfully the passion remains.

Source: Cricinfo

International Cricket | October 07, 2015

Bismah Maroof: Pakistan's emerging star wants to emulate Kohli

The return of women’s international cricket to Pakistan was marked by Sana Mir's side comprehensively whitewashing Bangladesh in the T20 and ODI series held in Karachi.

Source: Dawn

International Cricket | October 05, 2015

New Indian cricket boss promises transparency

New Delhi: Newly-elected president Shashank Manohar vowed to clean the image of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after being chosen yesterday to head the world’s richest cricket board for a second time.

A respected cricket administrator who does not carry a mobile phone or wear a watch, Manohar’s unopposed election fills the void left by former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died last month.

Source: GDN Online

International Cricket | October 05, 2015

Malala Wants Pakistan to 'Always' Win Against India in Cricket

KARACHI: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has expressed her desire that peace should be there between India and Pakistan, but when it comes to cricket all she wants is Pakistan to win.

While speaking to an Indian news channel, the teenage human rights activist said that she always hoped for India and Pakistan to have good relations, but in cricket she wanted Pakistan to win, the Express Tribune reported.

Source: New Indian Express

International Cricket | October 04, 2015

Shahadat’s wife arrested by Bangladesh police

Bangladesh police on Sunday (October 4) arrested the wife of Shahadat Hossain, the international cricketer, over allegations of beating and torturing their 11-year-old maid, an officer said.

Source: WISDEN India