Boundary countback scrapped as Super Over rules changed

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871 total views, 156 views today “England’s Jos Buttler runs out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to win 2019 Cricket World Cup final following a Super Over. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Cricket chiefs have announced changes to the Super Over regulations, ending the use of boundary countback to decide knockout games following England’s victory over New Zealand in the men’s World Cup final.   England won the World Cup for the first time in July after an unprecedented finish to the final at Lord’s.The hosts triumphed by virtue of hitting more boundaries…

UAE captain Naveed charged with corruption on eve of world T20 qualifiers

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949 total views, 156 views today “UAE’s Mohammed Naveed in action at the 2015 World Cup. ©AFP” /> Dubai (AFP) – United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was on Wednesday charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 qualifiers and admitted: “I have let everybody down”. Naveed was one of three UAE cricketers charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Batsman Shaiman Anwar and right-arm pace bowler Qadeer Ahmed have also been charged by the ICC, the three players facing a total of 12 counts of breaching the governing body’s anti-corruption…

Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for ‘illicit’ social media posts

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1,935 total views, 156 views today “Shane Watson said both his Twitter and Instagram pages had been hacked. ©AFP” /> Sydney (AFP) – Australian cricketer Shane Watson has apologised to fans after his social media accounts were flooded with “illicit” photographs of half-naked women and racist comments, seemingly the work of hackers. The all-rounder, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, said in social media posts late Tuesday that both his Twitter and Instagram pages had been hacked in recent days. Screenshots published by British tabloid The Sun…

Silverwood won’t rush Morgan, Anderson into retirement

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2,826 total views, 16 views today “England captain Eoin Morgan carries the World Cup trophy. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – England’s new head coach Chris Silverwood says Eoin Morgan and James Anderson have earned the right to decide when to retire from the international stage. Anderson missed the majority of the recent Ashes series against Australia because of a calf injury. The 37-year-old bowler will still be sidelined for England’s tour of New Zealand next month in Silverwood’s first assignment since being promoted from bowling coach to succeed Trevor Bayliss. But in…

Massive response to US Open T20.

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3,242 total views, 40 views today QUEEN’S/ NEW YORK: USA – There has been an overwhelming response by teams that want to take part in the 11th US Open T20 tournament which takes place in Fort Lauderdale from December 18 to 23. The most popular T20 tournament in North America has seen some of the world’s best T20 players participate and teams have been lining up to come in for the latest edition, since registration opened recently. At the moment the count is 56 the number of teams that have registered online…

Aqeel Khan Owner Simpson Bay Pelicans

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4,308 total views, 3 views today PHILIPSBURG/ ST. MAARTEN: Another team has been bought for the Maq Cricket59 tournament that is taking place in the St. Maarten in early November. Businessman Aqeel Ahmed Khan has decided to invest in the Simpson Bay Pelican team as he wants to help build cricket on the Island. Khan is an investor coming all the way from South Africa. He brings a wealth of experience in the business and management field as he has investments not only in South Africa but China as well. Hailing from…

Teams going fast for Maq Cricket59

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3,011 total views, no views today Yet another team has been sold for the Maq Cricket59 tournament that will be played from November 8 to 10 at the Carib Ball Lumber Park in St. Maarten. CEO of Mission Smart Ride company Nanda Sandilya has decided to invest by purchasing the Marigot Tigers team, which now brings the number to three, the number of teams sold so far. Sandilya, the man behind Mission Smart Ride which is a  programme to curb drunken driving in Telangana is being taken up by more bars,…

Rajapaksa, Pradeep set up Sri Lanka series win over Pakistan

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2,809 total views, no views today “Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was one of three wickets for Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. ©AFP” /> Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – Newcomer Bhanuka japaksa hit a whirlwind half-century while Nuwan Pradeep and Wanindu Hasaranga recorded career-best bowling figures as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 35 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Lahore on Monday. Rajapaksa’s 77 off 48 balls lifted Sri Lanka to a challenging total of 182-6 — the left-hander blasting six sixes and four fours in a maiden fifty that came in…

G1G buys the Rhinos franchise.

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1,992 total views, 3 views today PHILIPSBURG/ ST. MAARTEN: Popular Travel Insurance company G1G has bought the Philipsburg Rhinos Franchise for the upcoming Maq Cricket59 to be staged in St. Maarten. Speaking on the acquisition CEO of G1G Zain Jeewanjee said he wanted to get involved in cricket because he wanted to assist in the development of cricket in the Caribbean. “Back in the 70s it was the West Indies that made cricket what it is. We all loved watching the great West Indies team and now that the sport is struggling…

CCUSA brings 2 billion dollars investment.

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3,720 total views, 41 views today Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) has done it again with an injection of US$2B into the development of cricket. This was announced by chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi during his address to the gathering at the US Hall of Fame function on Saturday night at Queens in New York. The successful businessman has partnered with Burkhiya Sports Group to develop cricket in America, Canada, Pakistan and the West Indies. This injection will come in the form of the newest format of the game called…