Month: September 2019

3:00 AM ET Toss Pakistan chose to bat v Sri Lanka Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first, with batsman Iftikhar Ahmed coming into the ODI XI for the first time since 2015. Iftikhar’s inclusion means there is no room for Asif Ali, who had played two matches during the World Cup. Pakistan’s
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7:52 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Pakistan allrounder Faheem Ashraf will return to Northamptonshire in 2020 after signing a deal for the first half of the season. He will be available to play in all formats ahead of Pakistan’s tour of England later in the summer. Faheem, 25, played for Northants during this year’s Vitality Blast,
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6:57 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Former BCCI president N Srinivasan has challenged Committee of Administrators’ chairman Vinod Rai’s assertion that the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) stands to be disqualified from attending the BCCI elections, scheduled for October 23, if its constitution is not amended in line with that of the board. Srinivasan, also a
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10:04 PM ET Greg Chappell will retire from his role as a selector and national talent manager at Cricket Australia on Monday, ending an association with the sport that stretches back more than 50 years. From a player to captain to coach and selector, Chappell has covered most of the roles in the game. Kevin
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1:16 PM ET Danyal Rasool in Karachi One-Day Internationals returning to Karachi after 10 years. A washout denied fans a chance three days ago. The city prides itself as the most cricket-mad city in the country. There should still be a lot of excitement, right? Tickets should have been snapped up, right? Wrong. ESPNcricinfo understands
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8:24 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, has been re-elected president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). He will therefore continue in the post until July 2020, when he completes six years as an office-bearer, whereby he will enter a cooling-off period as mandated by the BCCI’s new constitution. Ganguly
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3:00 AM ET Karachi’s first ODI in over 10 years didn’t even get as far as the toss. Heavy rain in the days leading up to this match was already proving a challenge, with doubts arising over whether the outfield would dry in time. Then, on Friday, more rain was delivered by towering dark clouds,
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5:33 AM ET Liam Brickhill Newlands might lose hosting rights for the 2020 New Year’s Test between South Africa and England. Cricket South Africa has raised concerns about the Western Province Cricket Association’s administrative and financial affairs, and the potential disruption caused by a massive construction project currently underway at the ground, with CSA chief
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