Adams hopes for end to selection stand-off

Play 02:23 ‘Some of the issues are systemic’ – Adams Jimmy Adams has admitted West Indies’ selection policy is “not sustainable” and is “not helping our cricket”. Currently, only those players who have made themselves available for Caribbean regional tournaments are considered for West Indies’ international sides. However, overseas domestic leagues such as the BBL, the PSL and the IPL – all of which overlap in some way with the…

February 28, 2017
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Bowlers beleaguered as Tom Curran steps into breach

February 28, 2017

Tom Curran has impressed with England Lions © Chris Whiteoak Modern international bowlers endure an odd life. Those good enough to make it to the top level, especially in limited-overs cricket, invariably find themselves asked to bowl on the flattest of surfaces, with a ball that offers them little and against opponents armed with bats so effective that edges carry to and over the shortened boundaries. On the rare occasions…

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Nerveless Nawaz puts Quetta in PSL final

February 28, 2017

Quetta Gladiators 200 for 7 (Shehzad 71, Wahab 3-40) beat Peshawar Zalmi 199 for 9 (Hafeez 77, Malan 56, Nawaz 3-51) by one runScorecard and ball-by-ball details File photo: Mohammad Nawaz may have finished with 51 runs in four overs, but he defended six in the final over to win it for Quetta Gladiators © Getty Images In a nutshell This was nothing like Quetta Gladiators’ one-run win over Peshawar…

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Asanka Gurusinha appointed SL manager

February 28, 2017

Asanka Gurusinha has been living in Australia since his retirement © Getty Images Former international batsman Asanka Gurusinha has been appointed Sri Lanka’s manager, SLC has announced. Presently residing in Melbourne, Gurusinha will arrive in Sri Lanka over the next few days to begin work with the team ahead of the series against Bangladesh. “Gurusinha, a marketer by profession, was awarded the title of Deshabandu in 1996, for his role…

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DRS to be used in PSL play-off matches

February 28, 2017

Sarfraz Ahmed will lead Quetta Gladiators in the first play-off against Peshawar Zalmi and as wicketkeeper he will have to take on the responsibility of making DRS decisions as well © PCB/PSL The PSL has confirmed that the Decision Review System will be used for the tournament’s three play-off matches starting from Tuesday. The tournament’s chairman Najam Sethi made the decision public by tweeting, “another first from #HBLPSL. DRS to…

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Mudhasir hat-trick in vain as J&K lose thriller

February 28, 2017

File photo: Ishank Jaggi struck his seventh List A ton to help Jharkhand gun down a target of 277 against Services © ESPNcricinfo Ltd Mohammed Mudhasir took the first hat-trick for Jammu & Kashmir in List A cricket, but the medium pacer’s spectacular work was in vain as Chhattisgarh held on to a narrow four-run victory in Kolkata. J&K had won the toss, chose to bowl and Mudhasir’s 6 for…

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Nagarkoti's hat-trick fires Rajasthan to narrow win

February 28, 2017

File photo – Manoj Tiwary’s fourth List A century powered Bengal’s successful chase of 214 © BCCI At Chepauk, 17-year old medium pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti took the first-ever List A hat-trick for Rajasthan that helped them defend 183 for a 14-run win against Gujarat. Gujarat were 152 for 5 – just 32 short of the target – when Nagarkoti made his first strike. They were eventually bowled out for 169,…

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Mohanty's five-for sinks Assam; Baroda, Vidarbha win big

February 28, 2017

File photo – Krunal Pandya hit 78 runs whlle Hardik Pandya took three wickets to take Baroda to their second win © BCCI An unbeaten 206-run partnership between opener Anurag Sarangi (104*) and Govinda Poddar (100*) took Odisha to a nine-wicket win against Assam at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla. The win – Odisha’s first of the tournament – was orchestrated by fast bowler Basant Mohanty, whose five wickets in the…

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Gunaratne, Dickwella named in Test squad

February 28, 2017

File photo – Having begun his Test career as a wicketkeeper-batsman, Niroshan Dickwella is set to play as a specialist opener against Bangladesh © Getty Images Batsmen Asela Gunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella have been named in Sri Lanka’s squad for the two-Test series against Bangladesh, following their success in limited-overs internationals over the past month. Gunaratne hit two match-winning fifties in the recent T20 series in Australia, and had also…

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Jadhav's 64-ball 113 roughs up Delhi

February 28, 2017

File photo – Kedar Jadhav’s 64-ball 113 contained 11 fours and eight sixes © Cricket Australia/Getty Images A blazing hundred from Kedar Jadhav led Maharashtra to a 195-run win against Delhi at the DRIEMS ground in Cuttack. Sent in to bat, Maharashtra were 79 for 2 in the 18th over, following a 52-run second-wicket stand between Vijay Zol (35) and Naushad Shaikh, when Jadhav walked in. From there, he stitched…

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