• Ansari well prepared for life beyond cricket
  • Pakistan call off Bangladesh tour
  • Uthappa propels Knight Riders to No. 1
  • Ziaur's unbeaten fifty thumps defending champions Abahani
  • Khalid Latif unhappy with PCB's tribunal

Ansari well prepared for life beyond cricket

Zafar Ansari’s start in Test cricket was tricky, but he could have come again © Getty Images Zafar Ansari has always been a bit different. During England’s tour of Bangladesh, he could be seen reading a copy of the New York Review of Books by the pool while his team-mates played on their X-boxes. He named Malcolm X as a hero and Rosa Luxemburg and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as ideal…

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Pakistan call off Bangladesh tour

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said the tour was cancelled by mutual consent © AFP Pakistan will not tour Bangladesh this year as per schedule; the PCB said the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent. Pakistan was to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I series in Bangladesh in July and August this year. “We had spoken about the possibility of hosting them [Bangladesh in Pakistan] this year,”…

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Uthappa propels Knight Riders to No. 1

Kolkata Knight Riders 184 for 3 (Uthappa 87, Gambhir 62) beat Rising Pune Supergiant 182 for 5 (Smith 51, Rahane 46, Kuldeep 2-31) by seven wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Robin Uthappa flayed 87 off 47 balls © BCCI A turbo-charged fifty from Robin Uthappa and a more sedate one from Gautam Gambhir helped Kolkata Knight Riders chase down 183 with 11 balls to spare and reclaim the top spot. Their…

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Ziaur's unbeaten fifty thumps defending champions Abahani

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd Ziaur Rahman smashed five sixes in his unbeaten half-century as Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club defeated defending champions Abahani Limited by six wickets at the KSOA Stadium in Fatullah. His 57-ball 73 paved the way for their 270-run chase, and closed out the game for Dhanmondi Club with 12 balls to spare. Ziaur came in to bat after Dhanmondi Club were struggling at 3 for 160 in the…

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Khalid Latif unhappy with PCB's tribunal

Khalid Latif, through his lawyer, has stated his objections to the composition of the PCB’s tribunal © BCB Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif, provisionally suspended for alleged involvement in the PSL spot-fixing scandal, has refused to appear before the PCB’s anti-corruption panel, citing concerns about the fairness of the investigation. Latif’s lawyer also objected to the three-man tribunal constituted to the hear the case, in which Latif stands charged of six…

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BCCI outvoted in crucial vote on ICC constitution

The ICC’s new constitution moved a step closer to reality on a dramatic late afternoon in Dubai, as cricket’s Full Members exercised their collective will to outvote the BCCI. The Indian board was the only member to object against a new financial model and was one of the only two countries to vote against the new governance changes. The finance model received a 9-1 vote in favour, while the governance…

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New ECB T20 tournament earns rubber-stamp

The Blast is set to continue but the new T20 tournament will take centre stage in the English summer from 2020 © Getty Images The ECB have been given the green light to launch a new domestic T20 competition after the board’s members voted overwhelmingly to support their plans. Approval to change the constitution of the organisation represented the last hurdle required by the executive to confirm the launch of…

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Pilots, tenors and administrators

Holly Colvin has taken up a position with ICC, after retiring aged just 26 © Getty Images Barney Gibson, retired aged 19 Played 1 first-class game for Yorkshire, aged 15 Gibson became the youngest English first-class cricketer in history, when he kept wicket for Yorkshire in a game against Durham University aged just 15 years and 27 days, a game he played after getting special permission from his school. Keeping…

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KKR bowl, Darren Bravo makes IPL debut

Toss Kolkata Knight Riders chose to bowl v Rising Pune SupergiantLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 03:36 Chopra: Send Tiwary in soon after 10 overs Kolkata Knight Riders handed an IPL debut to Darren Bravo and chose to bowl against Rising Pune Supergiant in a bid to reclaim the top spot. The West Indies batsman replaced Nathan Coulter-Nile who did not travel with the squad to Pune, with captain Gautam…

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T20 leagues threaten new international schedule

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd Burgeoning domestic T20 leagues are becoming obstacles as cricket administrators try and find a way to make Test and ODI leagues work in a new international calendar. And more than just a logistical issue, the problem seems to cut right to the heart of wider debates about the relevance of the international game. One of the proposals to resolve the conflict, suggested by ICC general manager cricket…

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