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This week's highlights (Sep 28 - Oct 04, 2015)

International Cricket | October 02, 2015

Shaharyar calls up Shashank

Calcutta: Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, has taken the first step towards opening a dialogue with Shashank Manohar, president-designate of the influential Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Octogenarian Shaharyar, a Bhopal royal, shared an excellent rapport with the late Jagmohan Dalmiya, for example, and counts Sharad Pawar as one of his close friends in India.

Source: Telegraph India

International Cricket | October 01, 2015

Smith, BCB disappointed by postponement
Australia's new captain Steve Smith is disappointed he won't be able to lead the side in Bangladesh, but is convinced the setback won't compromise their preparation for the upcoming home series against New Zealand.

Source: Cricket Australia

International Cricket | October 01, 2015

ICC Women’s Team Rankings launched
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today launched the official ICC Women’s Team Rankings, which incorporate results in all three formats of the game into one rankings system.

Source: ICC

International Cricket | September 30, 2015

Nepal to play Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lord's
London, Sep 30: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will play Nepal in a friendly match at Lord's in 2016, and have confirmed their tour to the Himalayan nation will go ahead in November this year.

Source: One India

International Cricket | September 30, 2015

Mahela Jayawardene signs with Central Districts Cricket in New Zealand and takes on brand ambassador role for sponsor Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.
Cricketing legend Mahela Jayawardene is to be contracted as an overseas player in the The Georgie Pie Super Smash Twenty20 competition for Central Districts Cricket team, Central Stags in New Zealand. This agreement was made possible by key sponsor Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) and facilitated by Pro X New Zealand Ltd.

Source: Daily Mirror

International Cricket | September 30, 2015

Gambia Cricket Association holds AGM
The Gambia Cricket Association last week held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the July 22nd Square hall in Banjul, where  20 registered members were present.

Source: Observer Gambia

International Cricket | September 28, 2015

Time to create history against Australia - Trent Boult

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult is keen to create history when the Black Caps take on Australia in the Trans-Tasman Trophy in November.

New Zealand have not won a Trans-Tasman Trophy in over 25 years and their last series victory on Australian soil came almost 30 years ago in 1985.

Source: Cricket World

International Cricket | September 28, 2015

England moment of the season, part one

When Ben Stokes reflects on his Ashes-winning summer perhaps the moment he will take most pride from came before the Australians had even arrived.

It was in the first Test against New Zealand, the country of his birth, that the 24-year-old began a summer-long journey to unquestionably establish himself as England’s premier all-rounder heading into a new era under Head Coach Trevor Bayliss.

Source: England Cricket Board