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This week's highlights (Dec 22 - 28, 2014)

International Cricket | December 26, 2014 

Cricket: McCullum smashes century, record, milestone

A blistering 195 by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum dominated the first day of test cricket in Christchurch in eight years today.

Having been sent in at Hagley Oval, New Zealand had a memorable day, reaching 429 for seven by stumps.

Source: The New Zealand Herald

International Cricket | December 26, 2014 

Phillip Hughes: Cricket Australia trademarks '63 not out'

Cricket Australia has trademarked the phrase “63 not out” in what it called a defensive move to prevent people cashing in on the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes.

Hughes died after being struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match in November. He was on 63 when he was hit.

Source: The Guardian

International Cricket | December 24, 2014 

After Kenya, setting the bar high for 2015: Subhan

LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief operating officer (COO) Subhan Ahmad says team Kenya’s tour is a consequence of the board’s sedulous and sustained endeavour to revive international cricket in Pakistan. 

"The tour has not only showcased to the world our resolve to host international cricket on our soil but also the capability to ensure a safe and friendly environment for the visiting teams," said the PCB COO. 

Source: The Nation

International Cricket | December 23, 2014 

Yearender 2014: Cricket on and off the field

While the year 2014 in cricket will be remembered for many reasons but one incident that made the biggest impact and left every cricket lover in grief was the shocking and unfortunate death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.

Source: IBN Live

International Cricket | December 23, 2014 

Gloucestershire on the lookout for two coaches to replace John Bracewell

GLOUCESTERSHIRE will appoint two new coaches to fill the gap vacated by departing director of cricket John Bracewell.

The county are advertising for a head coach and an assistant and are prepared to increase their cricket budget in an attempt to land the best candidates.

Source: Bristol Post UK