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International Cricket | September 04, 2015

Costessey cricket ground to close as maintenance costs are too high

The pitch at Longwater Lane, Costessey, would require around £10,000 to be maintained for the 2016 season, a meeting of Costessey Town Council heard this week.

Cricketers pay £800 per team per season to hire the pitch for nine matches, but the pitch is only used by one team and the costs of maintaining the playing surface are far greater.

Source: Evening News 24

International Cricket | September 03, 2015

Pakistan batsman falls to rare dismissal

Pakistan Test batsman Adnan Akmal has fallen victim to one of the least common forms of dismissal during a domestic Twenty20 match at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Opening batsman Akmal was playing for Lahore Blues on Wednesday in the qualifying round of the Haier Twenty20 Cup, Pakistan’s premier 20-over tournament, when he was ruled out ‘obstructing the field’ by the TV Umpire in a match against Quetta Region. 

Source: Cricket Australia

International Cricket | September 02, 2015

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. 

The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old’s bowling action.

Source: ICC

International Cricket | September 02, 2015

Clarke takes indefinite break from cricket

The 34-year-old, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, retired from international cricket last month after the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.

Clarke was expected to honour a two-year contract signed in April with the Stars in Australia's domestic Twenty20 league, but he said he needed time away from cricket.

Source: Yahoo