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Gayle to take legal action against Fairfax

Chris Gayle was fined $ 10,000 for his controversial remarks in an interview with Ten Sports presenter Mel McLaughlin © Cricket Australia Chris Gayle‘s management have retained the services of a “leading Australian media lawyer” with the intention of “immediately” launching defamation action against Fairfax Media over allegations that he indecently exposed himself to a woman in Sydney during the World Cup last year. The allegation arose following Gayle’s widely…

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Amir granted New Zealand visa

Mohammad Amir had served three months in jail for his role in the 2010 spot-fixing case © AFP Fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been granted a visa by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) on Thursday and will travel with the Pakistan side for the limited-overs tour of New Zealand, which starts from January 15. The PCB had earlier sought legal advice on whether Amir could get a visa as the bowler…

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Play finally resumes, West Indies dismissed for 330

Lunch West Indies 330 (K Brathwaite 85, C Brathwaite 69, Ramdin 62, O’Keefe 3-63, Lyon 3-120) v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Denesh Ramdin completed his half-century when play finally resumed on the fifth day © Getty Images Play finally resumed on the fifth morning at the SCG after almost three full days were lost to rain, but any chance of a result being manufactured disappeared after West Indies batted…

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SL bowl in first T20I, Anderson back as batsman

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 01:03 Sri Lanka seek revenge in T20s Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and chose to bowl first on a dry Mount Maunganui track, simply citing a preference to chase. He expected the pitch to take turn, but did not think it would change in character over the 40 overs. Kane Williamson said he…

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Former Warwickshire player Tom Allin dies at 28

Tom Allin played one first-class game for Warwickshire in 2013 © Getty Images Tom Allin, the former Warwickshire fast bowler, has died at the age of 28. Allin played one first-class game for Warwickshire in 2013 and a one-day game in 2011, and also played for Devon and Cardiff MCCU. “Everyone at Edgbaston is immensely saddened by the news that former Warwickshire fast bowler Tom Allin has died,” Warwickshire said…

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England survive final-day scare

England will head to Johannesburg later this week with their 1-0 series lead intact after surviving a scare on the final day in Cape Town. South Africa had threatened to pull of an unlikely win, when England slipped to 116 for six shortly after lunch, but Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali calmed a growing sense of crisis. The middle-order pair dug in for over an hour leading up to tea…

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Cook lauds Bairstow and Stokes heroics

Skipper Alastair Cook was keen to focus on the achievements of Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow after England endured a nervy final day in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Man-of-the-match Stokes smashed the fastest Test double-century by an England batsman, off 163 deliveries, during a world-record sixth-wicket stand of 399 with Bairstow, who completed an emotional maiden international ton. Although the tourists struggled to capitalise on…

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Cook lauds Bairstow and Stokes

Skipper Alastair Cook was keen to focus on the achievements of Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow after England endured a nervy final day in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Man-of-the-match Stokes smashed the fastest Test double-century by an England batsman, off 163 deliveries, during a world-record sixth-wicket stand of 399 with Bairstow, who completed an emotional maiden international ton. Although the tourists struggled to capitalise on…

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From crushed to content, Amla unburdens himself

Play 02:15 Amla resigns South Africa captaincy The Hashim Amla who called his men in from the middle with half-an-hour’s play left on the fourth day was neither the same Amla who addressed the media four days before, nor the same Amla who spoke to them 24 hours later at the conclusion of the match. The first Amla was crushed after his team sank to a fourth defeat in six…

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Cook rues misses which led to nervous final day

Alastair Cook’s lean start to the series continued when he was caught down the leg side © Getty Images Alastair Cook admitted that missed chances cost England dear in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. England missed, depending on what you think constitutes a chance, between five and 10 opportunities during South Africa’s first innings total of 627 for 7 declared. On a flat wicket and against…

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