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This week's highlights (April 06-12, 2015)

International Cricket | APRIL 9, 2015, 11:37 P.M. E.D.T.

Pakistan quick set to meet up with Kevin Pietersen in English county ranks.

Two of Australia's most polarising foes are set to join forces, with Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz confirming he has signed on with English county side Surrey.

Source: The New York Times


International Cricket | April 09, 2015

Pakistan quick set to meet up with Kevin Pietersen in English county ranks

Two of Australia's most polarising foes are set to join forces, with Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz confirming he has signed on with English county side Surrey.

Source: Cricket Australia


International Cricket | April 09, 2015

Colombo: Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Kapila Wijegoonawardene has replaced Sanath Jayasuriya as the chairman of Sri Lanka's new four-member selection committee.(Jayasuriya-Led Selection Panel Quits)

Two former wicket-keepers Amal Silva and Brendon Kuruppu, and middle-order batsman Hemantha Wickremaratne are the other members of the committee.

Source: NDTV Sports


International Cricket | April 09, 2015

Australian batter Meg Lanning has been named Wisden’s inaugural Leading Woman Cricketer in the World.

Lanning earned the accolade based on her standout performances during 2014, in which she was named the ICC WT20 Player of the Year.

Source: The Guardian


International Cricket | April 08, 2015

MOEEN Ali has hailed being named as one of Wisden's five Cricketers Of The Year as"one of my biggest awards" and is delighted to follow in the footsteps of legends such as Kumar Sangakkara - one of his major batting influences - and Sachin Tendulkar.

The Worcestershire and England all-rounder enjoyed a memorable 12 months after making his full international breakthrough last February during the tour of the West Indies.

Source: Bromsgrove Advertiser


International Cricket | April 08, 2015

Describing himself as a "late bloomer", Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khansaid he failed to follow his father Mansoor Ali Khan's footsteps to become a cricketer as he was not gifted to be a sportsperson.

"I am a late bloomer. I sort of came into my own in my 30s, which I think was far too late for a cricketing career. I played school cricket. But I don't think I have a god's gift kind of natural genius that my father had or all our players have," said Saif, who is here for the Indian Premier League gala opening ceremony.

Source: Masala


International Cricket | April 08, 2015

The photo, taken by Getty Images photographer Matthew Lewis, shows Bravo stretching to dismiss Australia’s James Faulkner during last year’s ICC World Tweny20 competition in Bangladesh.

Source: Lord's


International Cricket | April 06, 2015

ST JOHN’S, Antigua - A new rule mandating franchises to select at least two players outside of their territories will come into effect when the draft for the second edition of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) takes place later this year.

President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron says the decision on the new rule was reached during a recent meeting of the WICB.

Source: Jamaica Observer


International Cricket | April 06, 2015

A MATCH on top of Mount Kilimanjaro has broken the world record for the highest game of cricket ever played.

And Simon Rogers, from Whiteley, was part of the ‘Mt Kili Madness’ team – a group of 30 who broke the record.

Simon, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Optegra Solent Eye Hospital, was in the team which also included ex-England spinner Ashley Giles and former South Africa fast bowler Makhaya Ntini.

Source: Portsmouth News UK


International Cricket | April 06, 2015

National cricket team coach Steve Tikolo says cricket stakeholders must change their attitude if Kenya is to bounce back as the leading associate country.

Speaking after the team’s arrival from South Africa, where they qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers, Tikolo said everyone involved in cricket in the country should realise they have responsibility to get Kenya back to the top cricket circles.

Source: The Star (Kenya)

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