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Ireland announce expanded training squad ahead of ODI series against England

Cricket Ireland have named a 21-man expanded training squad that will travel to Southampton for training ahead of their three-match ODI series against England. The squad will depart from Dublin on a special charter flight to Southampton in order to comply with COVID-19 protocols. After that, they will be transported …

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Moeen Ali, Bairstow included in England’s ODI training group ahead of series against Ireland

Cricketers Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow have been picked in the 24-man ODI training group ahead of the three-match series against Ireland that begins from July 30. As expected, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer, who are a part of the Test squad against Windies, have not been selected. …

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Asia Cup 2020 canceled, confirms Sourav Ganguly

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the Asia Cup 2020 stands canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The former India skipper confirmed the news in a live Instagram chat with senior journalist Vikrant Gupta. The Asia Cup was expected to be held …

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England to take on Ireland in three ODIs from July 30

The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed that they will take on Ireland and Pakistan after their Test series against West Indies, which begins from July 8. While the Pakistan team have already landed in England, the schedule for the three Tests and three T20Is between the two sides …

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Sri Lanka minister offers evidence of 2011 World Cup being ‘fixed’

Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that he has provided the International Cricket Council (ICC) with more evidence on his claim that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed. Aluthgamage said that he had provided ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chairman Alex Marshall with more evidence when the latter …

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‘Never write of champion players’: Mike Hussey on MS Dhoni’s future

CSK MS Dhoni Mike Hussey

Michael Hussey believes M.S. Dhoni is a champion cricketer and the ongoing forced break would provide him with an opportunity to introspect and see whether he wants to play again for the Indian team. “I am obviously not an Indian selector but I don’t think you can discount MSD. You …

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Have no reason to doubt integrity of 2011 World Cup final says ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday said that it has not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made by former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed and thus, the world body has no …

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Sri Lanka drops probe into 2011 World Cup final fixing allegations

The probe into match-fixing allegations surrounding the 2011 ICC World Cup final launched by the Sri Lankan Sports Ministry’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has ended, said Chief of the SIU SSP Jagath Fonseka on Friday. Fonseka was quoted as saying by local media that the investigation, which included taking statements …

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Hid my wife inside cupboard of hotel room during 1999 WC: Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan spin great Saqlain Mushtaq said that he had to once hide his wife in the cupboard of his hotel room after a sudden change in the team policy meant that all family members of the players had to be sent home during the 1999 World Cup. Saqlain said that …

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Kumar Sangakkara summoned in 2011 WC final fixing probe: report

MCC President Kumar Sangakkaraa

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been reportedly summoned by a special committee in relation to the 2011 World Cup final match fixing claims made by former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. According to a report in Daily mirror.lk, Sangakkara — who was the captain of the side when Sri …

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