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West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle under fire again for BBL no-run

Sydney – West Indies star Chris Gayle was under fire again Tuesday for his actions in Australia’s Big Bash League, days after a storm over his sexist comments to a female television presenter. West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle made headlines after attempting to flirt with Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin during an live interview © AFP/File Michael Bradley Gayle, who made headlines after attempting to flirt with Network Ten reporter…

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India win toss, bat at opening ODI in Perth

Perth (Australia) – Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat in the first one-day international against Australia at the WACA in Perth on Tuesday. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni bats during a training session at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 24, 2015 © AFP/File Punit Paranjpe India handed a debut to left-arm seamer Barinder Sran, while for Australia, pacemen Scott Boland and Joel Paris…

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T20 skills in focus at Bangladesh's base camp

Shakib said much of Bangladesh’s focus going into the T20 series against Zimbabwe will be to identify an ideal combination heading into the T20 season © Associated Press The ball would suddenly trampoline from within the white shade, destination either the nearby stands, or towards journalists and policemen standing in front of the dressing room and on a few occasions, the dressing room window panes itself. The shots were surely…

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India bat on cloudy morning; Sran debuts

Toss India chose to bat v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 05:01 Agarkar: Dhoni still best at No. 6 for India India’s captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first against Australia in the opening ODI of their five-match series at the WACA Ground in Perth. Dhoni’s decision will pit India’s batsmen against a new-look Australian bowling line-up under cloudy skies and on a pitch showing…

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Cottrell heroics help Jamaica past Barbados

Play 02:10 Bishop: Jamaica bowled well as a unit Jamaica survived a desperate fightback from Barbados to eke out a two-wicket win at Queen’s Park Oval. Jamaica were cruising at 105 for 2 when Sulieman Benn sparked a dramatic collapse of six for 13 to give Barbados hope of defending 138. Andre McCarthy (49) and Devon Thomas (33) had put on 84 for the third wicket before Benn wreaked havoc…

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Hastings to cover for resting Mitchell Marsh

John Hastings returned to Australia’s ODI side in September for the first time in four years © Getty Images Mitchell Marsh‘s elevated place in Australia’s plans has been underlined by the national selectors’ decision to rest him from the second ODI against India in Brisbane in order to give him an extra day’s rest at home in Perth. While Marsh played only a limited role in Australia’s Test summer, his…

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Cheatle, Stalenberg in line for Australia debuts

Left-armer Lauren Cheatle has impressed during the WBBL © Cricket Australia/Getty Images Lauren Cheatle and Naomi Stalenberg, who have both impressed with the Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League, are in line to debut for Australia after being named in the squad to take on India in six matches over the next month. Australia’s selectors have named a squad of 15 for the matches, beginning with three T20s…

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Stanford says English cricket embarrassment 'breaks his heart'

Allen Stanford arrives at Lord’s in 2008, flanked by Giles Clarke, the then-ECB chairman, and Julian Hunte © Getty Images Allen Stanford has claimed that it “breaks his heart” to hear of the embarrassment that his notorious partnership with the ECB caused to English cricket. Speaking to the BBC in his first interview since 2009, when he was sentenced to 110 years for carrying out the second-largest investment fraud in…

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Bairstow: England ready for third Test

Jonny Bairstow says time off after back-to-back Tests in South Africa has left England refreshed and raring to go as they aim to wrap up the series at the Wanderers this week. The tourists, 1-0 ahead in the four-match rubber, were given three days off to rest and recuperate in Cape Town following a hectic schedule that saw them play 10 days of Test cricket out of 12. They travelled…

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Proteas without Steyn again

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the third Test against England in Johannesburg as his shoulder injury has not yet recovered. Coach Russell Domingo confirmed today that Steyn, who missed the drawn second Test in Cape Town, is not yet ready to return and will now have further scans on the injury. Kyle Abbott is fit to come back into Domingo’s squad for the match…

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