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Khalid Latif: Pakistan batsman banned for five years after spot-fixing inquiry

Khalid Latif has played five one-day internationals and 13 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned from cricket for five years for his part in a spot-fixing ring. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal handed down the punishment after finding Latif guilty of all charges at a hearing on Wednesday, The PCB has been conducting a long-running investigation into corruption in the Twenty20 Pakistan Super League. Latif, 31, has played five one-day internationals and 13 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. He was fined one million Pakistan rupees…

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Surrey v Somerset: Rikkie Clarke takes career best 7-55 as visitors struggle

Clarke bettered his previous best of 6-63 Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day one): Somerset: 269: Davies 86, Trescothick 65; Clarke 7-55 Surrey: 42-0: Stoneman 21* Surrey 3 pts, Somerset 2 pts Scorecard Rikki Clarke took a career best 7-55 as Surrey had the better of day one against relegation rivals Somerset at The Oval. Clarke took five wickets in the afternoon session as the visitors were reduced to 138-6 before 86 from Steven Davies helped them recover. But Clarke returned with two more scalps late in the…

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Johann Myburgh agrees Somerset contract for limited-overs matches in 2018

Johann Myburgh averaged 40 in this season’s Royal London One-Day Cup and 36.25 in the NatWest T20 Blast Somerset’s Johann Myburgh has signed a new contract to play in limited-overs matches for the county next season. The South African batsman played three games in the 2017 One-Day Cup and nine in the T20 Blast, and will be available for both competitions in 2018. The 36-year-old has also played three County Championship matches so far this season but will not play in the four-day format next year. Myburgh’s new contract follows…

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Adam Hollioake on staying in Afghanistan after bomb attack

Hollioake captained Surrey to nine domestic trophies When Adam Hollioake was faced with the choice of staying in Afghanistan after being caught up in a suicide bombing or going back home, the former England cricketer opted to stay. He is in the country starting out as a coach and, during a two-week stint, was caught up in a terrorist attack which had some overseas counterparts deciding to head for the airport. At least three people were killed and five wounded in the blast at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium last…

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Alastair Cook: England opener not included in Essex squad for Hampshire game

Alastair Cook (second from right) was Edgbaston last week to watch Essex beat Warwickshire Former England captain Alastair Cook will not play for new county champions Essex in this week’s game against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. The England and Wales Cricket Board made Cook, 32, available for the final two matches of the season. Essex have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the away game against Hampshire, which begins on Tuesday. Head coach Chris Silverwood has set the team the new goal of going through the entire Championship campaign…

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England v West Indies: Three spectators injured as part of stand collapses

Durham said the stand is a “permanent fixture at the venue” Three spectators were injured after part of a stand collapsed during England’s Twenty20 defeat by West Indies at Chester-le-Street. Durham said the fans fell when “a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable” at about 21:30 BST, during England’s innings. Part of the stand, which Durham said passed safety inspections before the match, was evacuated. West Indies won by 21 runs as England were bowled out for 155. Pictures appeared to show a hole in the floor…

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England v West Indies: Hosts crumble to lose Twenty20 at Chester-le-Street

Brathwaite seals Windies win over England Twenty20 international, Chester-le-Street: West Indies 176 (20 overs): Lewis 51; Rashid 3-25 England 155 (19.3 overs): Hales 43; Brathwaite 3-20 West Indies won by 21 runs Scorecard England’s batting crumbled as they were bowled out for 155 to lose to West Indies by 21 runs in their Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street. Chasing 177, England looked well set at 64-1 and 118-4 but lost wickets at key times as captain Carlos Brathwaite claimed 3-20. Chris Gayle made 40 off 21 balls and Evin Lewis 51…

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England v West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite seals Twenty20 win over hosts

Captain Carlos Brathwaite dismisses Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett to seal West Indies’ 21-run victory over England in the Twenty20 at Chester-le-Street. READ MORE: Hosts crumble to lose Twenty20 WATCH MORE: Gayle run out ‘not even making an effort’ Available to UK users only. Source link

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