Smith has no problem with short ban for ball-tamperer Pooran

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 2,540 total views Steve Smith will on Thursday play in his first home Test since his ball-tampering ban. ©AFP” /> Brisbane (Australia or four Twenty20 internationals for “changing the condition of the ball” in a one-day match against Afghanistan in India. Smith and David Warner were exiled by Cricket Australia for a year, while Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months, for their part in a plot to use sandpaper to alter the ball during a Test against South Africa last year. Smith said he had no issues with the wide…

Cricket umpiring ‘extremely challenging’ in high-tech era, says Taufel

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 1,631 total views “Former cricket umpire Simon Taufel says technology is making the job increasingly difficult . ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – Umpiring cricket matches has become increasingly difficult because of the technology now monitoring play, according to former top match official Simon Taufel. With dozens of cameras and other technology ready to expose mistakes, the pressure is on the officials who make the crucial calls, said the 48-year-old Australian. “It can be extremely challenging obviously, if it would be easy everyone would be doing it.It’s all about learning through…

10th edition of US Open T20 breaks numerous records

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 1,711 total views The 10th edition of US Open T20 cricket 2018 organized by CCUSA was a remarkable one as over 1000 cricket players entered the 2018 US Open Cricket tournament’s draft and 20 teams registered for the event. Moreover, the draft was watched by over 1.7 million people worldwide via online platforms whereas the event attracted about 9.5 million viewers globally on MAQTV. These numbers proved the tremendous growth and popularity of US Open Cricket in 2018 which support the impeccable efforts of Mahammad Ahmed Qureshi and CCUSA organizing committee…

US Open T20 draft set for November 26

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 710 total views BOCA RATON/FL: The 2019 US Open T20 draft will take place on November 26 at Boca Raton Fort Lauderdale, USA. This is the news coming from chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi. According to Qureshi: “We have gotten over 800 players from all over the world signed on for the draft and we have decided that we will stage the draft ‘live’ from Boca Raton on November 26.” A number of cricketers from T&T have signed up for the draft and are expecting to get into…