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  1. Sport - China - CRICKET

    Claire Taylor leads MCC efforts to boost cricket in China

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... cricket in a shortened format would be a great addition to the Games," says Taylor, who will arrive in Hong Kong this week after playing matches in Shenyang, Beijing and Shanghai. She has been left wide-eyed with what she has seen in the mainland. "The Chinese women's team has made great strides since they came to Lords. They have the potential to become one ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    No way back for Kevin Pietersen now, says former England captain Nasser Hussain

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:23am

    ... of reply! However today is not the day and Twitter is not the place for it! “Now back to my Achilles rehab and learning to walk again! have a great day everyone.” The England and Wales Cricket Board ...

  3. Comment - Sport - CRICKET

    Breaking down the barriers

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 12:44am by Reuters

    ... John Mehaffey It's been 50 years since C.L.R. James' seminal book first hit theshelves during a tumultuous time when blacks were struggling for equality the barriers Breaking ... friend Learie Constantine. Constantine, a great all-rounder whose test figures do not do justice to his prowess, was unable to get a job in Trinidad. Consequently, James wrote, he "revolted ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Emotional Jayawardene bows out

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... cricket's great batsmen. "I don't know what to say, but I promise I won't cry," Jayawardene said at the presentation ceremony as firecrackers went off in the stands. "I love ... It's been great to play for Sri Lanka for so many years. I have always worn this cap with pride and passion." The elegant right-hander is one of only five batsmen to score more than 11,000 ...

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    Mahela Jayawardene seeks fitting test farewell

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... and approaching rain to chase down a target of 99 with 4.2 overs to spare against Pakistan. Jayawardene admitted it was not an easy decision to retire. "It has been a great privilege and honour ... team will feel the loss of a great player like Mahela," Sangakkara said. "It will take a long time to fill that void. "He's always been the ultimate team man. Everyone ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Captain Alastair Cook hails England's fourth-test victory over India

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... a lot of overs in the nets, worked really well with Belly [Ian Bell], who is a great player of spin, and worked out methods where he could contain when it's flat and hold an end up, so you ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to call time on test career

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:16pm by Reuters

    ... South Africa and Pakistan, the country's cricket board said on Monday. It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past 18 years, but I believe this is the right time Mahela Jayawardene "It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Jason Yuan heads teen trio in debut at Incheon

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong SAR passports. "It is great to have Mark and Nizakat involved. They will add a lot of experience in our top order and both will have the opportunity to bowl. Neither played in the 2010 [Guangzhou Games], so this will be a great reward for two very committed players," Burke said. The men's squad received a fillip in May when the Olympic Council of Asia approved ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Finch shines among the stars

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Australian batsman hits an unbeaten 181 as greats of the game celebrate Lord's bicentenary Finch shines among the stars Australia's Aaron Finch seized his chance to shine among some of cricket's greatest players with a commanding innings of 181 not out as the MCC beat the Rest of the World in the Lord's bicentenary match. Set ...

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    I'm no quitter, insists Cook after latest loss

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:11pm by AFP

    ... about the persistent criticism of his captaincy by Australia great Shane Warne. But this match only served to increase the scrutiny of Cook's tactics, with England failing to attack Angelo ...




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