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This week's highlights (Oct 12-18, 2015)

International Cricket | October 15, 2015

Younus Khan, the record breaker in numbers

When Younus Khan charged out of his crease to hit England's Moeen Ali for a six over deep mid-wicket in Pakistan's first Tests against England in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (October 13), he crossed the 19 runs he needed at the start of the game to become Pakistan's leading run-scorer in Test cricket. 

Source: ICC

International Cricket | October 14, 2015

West Indies and Pakistan eye upward movement in ICC Women’s Championship

West Indies has a chance to join Australia at the top of the ICC Women’s Championship table if it can blank Pakistan when they go head to head in round four of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in St. Lucia on Friday.

Source: ICC

International Cricket | October 14, 2015

The schedules of BPL 3 have been revealed

The schedules of the third season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) have been confirmed. The grand opening ceremony will be held on 20 November.

Hence the tournament will be commenced from 22 November and will be ended on 15 December. The tournament will start at Dhaka. Dhaka’s Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium will host some matches initially. Then the matches will shift into Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

Source: BDCricTeam

International Cricket | October 14, 2015

Interview: Younis on Woolmer, Murali and a Kolkata escape

Younis Khan on Tuesday broke Javed Miandad's long-standing record as the highest run-getter for Pakistan in Tests.

The 37-year-old veteran also holds the record for the most centuries scored by a Pakistani batsman in the longest format of the game.

Source: DAWN

International Cricket | October 13, 2015

New Somerset Women and Girls Performance Coach announced

Somerset Cricket Board have this week announced the appointment of Paul Lawrence to the role of Women and Girls Performance Coach.

Paul has been working with the England Women’s U19 and U15 squads for the past two years since relinquishing his role as head coach of the Gibraltar cricket team. He is a familiar face to current Somerset players having coached on the girls’ Emerging Player Programme (EPP) for three years.  He also headed up the U17 coaching for five years.

Source: Somerset County Cricket Club

International Cricket | October 12, 2015

Cricket fan's embarrassing attempted catch

A cricket fan has made the highlights reel for the wrong reasons after crashing into a chair while attempting to catch a six at North Sydney Oval. 

The supporter was watching a Matador BBQs One-Day clash between South Australia and Queensland when Redbacks batsman Travis Head hit Bulls paceman Mark Steketee for a six in the first over of their innings.

Source: 9 News