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This week's highlights (Aug 17-23, 2015)

International Cricket | August 23, 2015

Misbahul Haq: the war time captain

Recently a respected Bri­tish newspaper declared Pakistan’s Misbahul Haq as the best contemporary Test captain in the cricket-playing world.

As captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been unique. He might also be the modern-day game’s first ‘war-time captain’.

Source: DAWN

International Cricket | August 18, 2015

A star on the cricket pitch and a friend to many - tributes paid to policeman turned publican Allan Edgar

TRIBUTES have been paid to a policeman turned publican who was a force to be reckoned with on the cricket pitch and the life and soul of every party.

Surprisingly agile given his large 6ft 2ins frame, Allan Edgar was nicknamed “the cat” by his colleague and teammate on Durham Police’s cricket team Alan Courtney.

Source: The Northern Echo

International Cricket | August 18, 2015

Cricket NSW aiming to raise awareness of cerebral palsy

The two-year agreement continues the growing commitment by Cricket NSW to make Australia’s favourite sport a sport for all Australians.

CNSW chairman John Warn said: “Cricket NSW is delighted to be able to partner with Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Source: Seven Sport

International Cricket | August 18, 2015

Bahrain Cricket: Green Tech down Bangla Tigers

GREEN Tech scored a convincing 18-run victory over Bangla Tigers in the Kannada Sangha Bahrain Open Eight-a-side Softball Cricket Tournament.

Batting first, Green Tech scored 72 runs for five wickets in their six overs with Junaid making an 11-ball 22 (2 sixes, 1 four) and Sameer an 11-ball 18 (1 six, 1 four). For Bangla Tigers, Milon claimed four wickets for one run.

Source: GDN Online