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Afghans get hero’s welcome after qualifying for WC – Zimbabwean official banned for 20 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 27, (Agencies): A Zimbabwean official has been banned for 20 years by the International Cricket Council after being found guilty of match-fixing charges. Rajan Nayer, who was an influential board member of Zimbabwe’s cricket governing body until 2015, was initially suspended and charged for approaching Zimbabwe captain …

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Faked death goes viral after failed cricket bet in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 27, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh police have detained a man who faked his murder on social media — using red fruit juice as imitation blood — to avoid paying out $1,800 on a cricket bet, a senior officer said Tuesday. A video of Adel Shikder’s purported murder was shared …

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Australia captain Smith, vice-captain Warner step down

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia cricket captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have stepped down from their roles for the remainder of the third test against South Africa following the team’s confession to ball tampering. Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says Smith and Warner have “agreed” …

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‘Fearless cricket’ – Bangladesh praised after India near-miss

Colombo, March 19, 2018 (AFP) -India captain Rohit Sharma praised Bangladesh for their “fearless cricket” after the Twenty20 minnows came within a ball of a shock victory in the tri-series final in Colombo. Tenth-ranked Bangladesh pushed their illustrious neighbours all the way in Sunday’s final before wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik smashed …

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Karthik’s last-ball six gifts India title – Bangladesh fall

COLOMBO, March 18, (AFP): Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik hit a last-ball six in his blazing cameo to help India edge out Bangladesh by four wickets and clinch the Twenty20 tri-series title in Colombo on Sunday. Karthik hit 29 off just eight balls to get India past their 167-run target in a …

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Cricket-India win tri-series after Karthik blitz in tense final

COLOMBO, March 18 (Reuters) – India survived late drama in a pulsating final to clinch the Twenty20 tri-series after Dinesh Karthik smashed the final ball for a six to secure their thrilling four-wicket victory against a gallant Bangladesh side on Sunday. With India needing 34 runs off the last two …

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Cricket-Bangladesh’s Shakib, Nurul fined following Friday fracas

COLOMBO, March 17 (Reuters) – Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and reserve player Nurul Hasan have been fined 25 percent of their match fees and handed one demerit point each for code of conduct breaches during Friday’s ill-tempered Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka. Ugly scenes unfolded during the closing stages …

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Sharma, Sundar take India into final – Rahim unbeaten half ton goes in vain

COLOMBO, March 14, (AFP): Skipper Rohit Sharma and off-spinner Washington Sundar helped India enter the Twenty20 tri-series final with a 17-run win over Bangladesh in Colombo on Wednesday. Sharma’s dominant 89 guided India to 176-3 and then Sundar claimed three wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 159-6 at the R. Premadasa …

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Mushfiqur leads B’desh to record chase – Sri Lanka beaten by 5 wickets

COLOMBO, March 10, (AFP): Mushfiqur Rahim hit a blazing half-century to help Bangladesh chase down a record 215 and beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in a thrilling Twenty20 international of the tri-series in Colombo on Saturday. Rahim smashed an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls as the visitors achieved their …

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NZ edge England, level series – Injured Taylor hammers career-best 181

DUNEDIN, New Zealand, March 7, (AFP): Injury-hit Ross Taylor played through the pain to score a remarkable unbeaten 181 and seal a series-levelling win for New Zealand in the fourth one-day international against England Wednesday. Taylor limped through much of his innings in Dunedin after aggravating a thigh injury, but …

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