Rashid Khan to lead Afghanistan spin attack in historic Test

Afghanistan have included four spinners in their squad for their historic inaugural Test against India that starts on 14 June. Slow-bowlers Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who have both just come off a successful IPL season with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively, will be joined in the 16-man squad by Amir Hamza…

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Dhananjaya to miss Windies tour after father’s murder

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Dhananjaya de Silva will miss Sri Lanka’s tour to the West Indies after his father was shot dead by gunmen in Colombo on Thursday night. The assailants that shot the player’s father, who was a councillor in the Dehiwala-Mt. Lavinia City Council, have not as yet been identified. Dhananjaya has now withdrawn from squad that…

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Smith recalled to Windies Test squad after three years

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Batsman Devon Smith had been recalled to the West Indies Test squad for the series at home against Sri Lanka, three years after making his last appearance in the longest format. The 36-year-old Smith, who has 38 caps but last played a Test in April 2015, was selected in a 13-man squad that will do…

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CSA launch 2018 National Academy

The unveiling of the Powerade National Academy intake for 2018 at the state-of-the-art Powerade Centre of Excellence in Pretoria represents the broadest cast list of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) talent net since the inception of the national academy. The players announced by CSA have been hard at work at the Powerade Centre of Excellence since…

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Sri Lanka players to receive pay increase

Sri Lanka’s cricket board (SLC) have announced that national players will receive a pay increase following record profits in 2017. The SLC currently have 33 players under contract, split into five categories, with the national side and all will receive a pay hike while match fees will also be bumped up. The board announced a…

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Kent sign West Indian Brathwaite for T20 Blast

West Indies allrounder Carlos Brathwaite has signed to play for the Kent Spitfires in the opening four matches of the T20 Blast this season. Brathwaite, who made his name hitting four successive sixes off Ben Stokes in the last over of the 2016 World T20 final against England, will join the Kent squad before their…

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Denmark beat Malaysia in top-of-the-table clash

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Denmark beat Malaysia in the top of the table clash at the ICC World Cricket League Division 4 in Kuala Lumpar as they beat the hosts by 33 runs. In the day’s other matches Uganda beat Vanuatu by 81 runs at the Royal Selangor Club and Bermuda secured their first victory of the tournament after…

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