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Cricket

Match-fixer pockets £150k as he rigs England Test at Lord's - smashes multi-million pound cricket match-fixing scandal

THE News of the World has smashed a multi-million pound cricket match-fixing ring which RIGGED the current Lord's Test between England and Pakistan. In the most sensational sporting scandal ever, bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif delivered T...

Cricket: Afghanistan, Hong Kong to help Pakistan revival

Cricket teams from Afghanistan and Hong Kong are to appear in a club-level event in Pakistan, in a tentative step towards reviving the sport in the violence-hit country, an official said Wednesday.


Hong Kong Shortlist 20 for Asian Games

Asian Cricket Council 20.06.2010
The victorious Hong Kong team, 2008 ACC Trophy Elite

The Hong Kong Cricket Association (HKCA) has shortlisted a squad of twenty players for both the men’s and women’s teams for the upcoming 2010 Asian Games in November in Guangzhou. The final 15 will be selected at the end of August.

Thailand’s women have had plenty to celebrate this year

Thailand’s women have come a long way in a short period of time, the result of planning, dedication and skill. Six years ago, not a single Thai female – and by that one means a native Thai – knew anything about cricket. A lady from Chiang Mai - Je...


England made a terrible start when Strauss was dismissed second ball of the match

New Wanderers Stadium (New Zealand won toss): New Zealand (2pts) beat England by four wickets

England avoid embarrassing whitewash at the Riverside

John Westerby Times Online 20.09.2009
England avoid embarrassing whitewash at the Riverside

Riverside (England won toss): England beat Australia by four wickets


Australia humiliate sorry England

Pranav Soneji BBC Sport 17.09.2009
Ponting's fielding brilliance accounted for two England wickets in six balls

England's batsmen failed yet again as Australia strolled to a 111-run win in the sixth one-day match to stay on course for an historic 7-0 whitewash.

Mark Ramprakash says selectors have been ‘unfair’

Mark Ramprakash broke his silence yesterday and rounded on the England selectors for refusing to pick him.


Victorious England regain Ashes

Jamie Lillywhite BBC Sport 23.08.2009
Flintoff's moment of brilliance in the field saw the key dismissal of Ponting

England regained the Ashes with a momentous 197-run win in the deciding Test to seal a 2-1 series triumph.

Swann-song: Clark is flayed for yet another boundary as England delay the inevitable defeat with some big hitting

Headingley Carnegie (third day of five): Australia beat England by an innings and 80 runs


Aussies defy England to earn draw

Oliver Brett BBC Sport 03.08.2009
Clarke won the man-of-the-match award after scoring the only century

England were forced to settle for a draw at the rain-hit Edgbaston Test and will move on to Headingley on Friday with a 1-0 lead.

Forget Kevin Pietersen, Ashes headaches are all Australia's

As Andrew Flintoff knows all too well, careers are made during Ashes series. They can be destroyed, too. Mitchell Johnson and Phillip Hughes came with reputations that were inversely proportionate to the length and breadth of their achievements an...


The dispute involves Gayle wanting assurances over player contracts

The West Indies cricketers striking over a pay dispute have made themselves available for the one-day series against Bangladesh beginning on Sunday.

Graeme Swann remains in confident mood

Richard Hobson Times Online 19.07.2009
Graeme Swann remains in confident mood

Graeme Swann believes that Australia still have “a mountain to climb” to score the 209 remaining runs they need to complete a world-record chase and win the second npower Ashes Test.


Spinner Herath's post-lunch spell proved the turning point

Sri Lanka needed only three days to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Test and win the series.

Defiant England cling on for draw

Oliver Brett BBC Sport 12.07.2009
Panesar and Anderson were England's heroes on Sunday

Paul Collingwood hit a valiant 74 and England's last-wicket pair defied Australia for 40 minutes to clinch a draw in the first Ashes Test.


Player of the match Thanapan Saisud takes the award as her teammates cheer the victory.

Nepal’s unbeaten run in the ACC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket Championship ended with a 23-run loss against Thailand at the Kinrara Oval, Malaysia on Wednesday.

Kevin Pietersen joins in fighting talk before Ashes

Richard Hobson, Deputy Cricket Correspondent Times Online 06.07.2009
Kevin Pietersen joins in fighting talk before Ashes

Kevin Pietersen sounded as though he was about to enter a boxing ring rather than a cricket field yesterday, lacing his pre-Ashes talk with references to strength, aggression and punches before capping it all with the vow of a true heavyweight.


John Buchanan denies split Ashes loyalties

Patrick Kidd Times Online 02.07.2009
John Buchanan denies split Ashes loyalties

Former Australia coach may find work in the English set-up but he will be backing Ponting to make amends for 2005

Monty Panesar goes back to basics for England's Ashes trial

John Westerby, Richard Hobson Times Online 29.06.2009
Monty Panesar goes back to basics for England's Ashes trial

Monty Panesar has abandoned plans to broaden his repertoire for the Ashes series and is reverting to the bowling methods that brought him success early in his Test career.



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