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This week's highlights (Aug 10-16, 2015)

International Cricket | August 10, 2015

Lalit Modi reveals plans for breakaway cricket governing body

SYDNEY: Former cricket boss Lalit Modi admitted Monday his involvement in a plot to overthrow the sport's establishment, aiming to create a new world governing body affiliated with the Olympic movement.

Source: Times of India

International Cricket | August 10, 2015

Root now top Test batsman

London - England's Joe Root has moved to the top of the world Test batting rankings after scoring two centuries and two fifties in the first four Ashes Tests against Australia.

Source: IOL Sport

International Cricket | August 10, 2015

Ashes hero Joe Root returns the favour for his brother Billy as 12th man at the cricket

Having helped England regain the Ashes by wielding his bat with great effect, Joe Root has taken time out to be 12th man at a cricket match for his brother Billy.

Joe Root has knocked a series-leading 443 runs so far in the Ashes which has seen him rise up the rankings to become the top Test batsman in world cricket.

Source: Mail Online

International Cricket | August 10, 2015

NZ's oldest test cricketer dies

New Zealand's oldest former test representative Trevor Barber has died, after passing away at a retirement home in Christchurch on Friday.

Barber, 90, made his test debut at his home ground, the Basin Reserve, against the West Indies in March 1956.

Source: NZ Herald