West Indies legend Lara admitted to Mumbai hospital

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1,190 total views, 9 views today Mumbai (AFP) – West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai Tuesday after complaining of chest pain, Indian media reports and sources said. The 50-year-old Trinidadian was rushed to hospital after he complained of discomfort during a promotional event, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said, quoting a source close to the player. “He is fine and will be discharged soon,” the source told PTI. Lara was in Mumbai to take part in events organised by Star Sports, the…

Finch relishes return of Australia pair Smith and Warner

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2,344 total views, 11 views today London (AFP) – Australia captain Aaron Finch says disgraced stars Steve Smith and David Warner will use the World Cup to restore their “world-class” credentials after their role in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Smith and Warner served 12-month bans following the “sandpaper-gate” incident in the Cape Town Test in March last year and Smith lost the Australia captaincy as a result. Both players are back in the Australia squad for the World Cup in England and Wales and are set to start their…

Rashid Khan: from refugee to Afghan World Cup star

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1,741 total views, 10 views today   Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) – Groomed on dusty pitches as a refugee, record-breaking Rashid Khan will face his toughest examination yet at the World Cup, with former coaches confident the Afghan can “dismantle” top batting line-ups. The world’s top-rated Twenty20 bowler from the war-torn nation last year made history as the fastest to reach 100 one-day international wickets. Aged just 20, and after a remarkable cricket upbringing shaped by years of conflict and displacement, Khan will on Saturday make his World Cup debut against defending champions…

Australia’s Langer calls on fans not to boo Smith and Warner

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947 total views, no views today London (AFP) – Australia head coach Justin Langer has called on fans to show Steve Smith and David Warner respect in the World Cup and not jeer them. The pair, who both recently completed bans for ball-tampering, were given a hostile reception by the crowd at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton during Australia’s World Cup warm-up victory over England. There were audible boos, jeers, and chants of “cheat”, but Langer has urged supporters not to repeat that behaviour during the tournament itself. “You (the media)…

Thomas, Gayle lead West Indies World Cup rout of Pakistan

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548 total views, no views today Nottingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – West Indies crushed Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-sided contest at Trent Bridge on Friday as the two-time champions laid down a marker in their first match of the World Cup. Pakistan had no answer to the West Indies’ fast bowlers and were bundled out for a paltry 105 in just 21.4 overs — their second-lowest World Cup total. Man-of-the-match Oshane Thomas took four wickets and captain Jason Holder chipped in with three as Pakistan folded without much of…

England register opening win

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429 total views, 1 views today MARGATE/FL – USA : Jofra Archer showed why England could not leave him out of their final ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup squad as he bowled them to opening win against South Africa. In just his fourth ODI, Archer struck the early blows and made a later incision in his team’s defense of 311, 23 runs fewer than what they made when they batted first in the inaugural World Cup match in 1975, where they totaled 334 /4 against India. Then, successful chases of over 300…

MaqTV covers ICC World Cup

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1,131 total views, 4 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: MaqTv will be providing coverage of the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales. In this historic move, the Fort Lauderdale base media organization will for the first time bring their fans up to date information on the game’s showpiece event. While MaqTv doesn’t have the rights to carry the games ‘live’ the staff at MaqTv will be updating the scores from major matches regularly and all off-field events can be viewed on the station. MaqTv viewers will get access to interviews…

Here comes USA League Championship

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5,027 total views, 1 views today MARGATE/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) has done it again, bringing on yet another tournament in the United States. This time chairman of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi in collaboration with president of the Midwest Cricket League Shiraz Najam have decided to bring on stream the USA League MaqT20 championship. This tournament which will pit the best players from around the country, representing their leagues and will be played at the Maq Stadium in Chicago from July 4 to 7.

Qureshi announced on CPL draft

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4,126 total views, no views today MARGATE/FL – USA: All rounder Zishawn Qureshi has been announced on the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 draft. Qureshi is one of 13 players from America who have registered in the draft and will be available for any of the six franchises when the draft takes place later this month in London. Qureshi recently led the US All Stars to the USA Nationals T10 title. Included in the draft is the popular Ali Khan who was a standout player for the champions Trinbago…

Lady Cricketers Headed To Atlanta, Georgia

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3,128 total views, no views today By John L. Aaron The 7th Annual Georgia Women Cricket Association (GWCA) Women’s MAQ T20 Cricket Tournament is all set for Atlanta, Georgia this Memorial Day Weekend. The two-day – May 25-26 – tournament will see six teams in contention for the 2019 championship title. Defending champions Atlanta Pearls will join the West Portland S.C. from Jamaica, Tampa Sunrisers C.C., Triangle Cricket League Women Top Guns C.C., Lady Strykers C.C., and the last tournament’s runner-up Atlantis Cricket Club – NY, in the premier USA women’s…