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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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Road World Championships: Lauren Dolan finishes race despite crash

Team GB’s Lauren Dolan rode approximately 8km to the finish after the crash UCI Road World Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app – full broadcast schedule here Britain’s Lauren Dolan completed the junior women’s individual time trial at the Road World Championships despite sustaining a serious leg injury in a crash. Dolan was at the midway point of the 16.1km course…

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Road World Championships 2017: Tom Pidcock wins junior world time trial

GB’s Pidcock wins junior world time trial Britain’s Tom Pidcock won gold in the junior men’s individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway. The 18-year-old becomes a double world champion having taken the World Cyclo-cross title earlier this year. Pidcock rode the 21.1km course in 28 minutes 2.15 seconds in Bergen – 11 seconds faster than his nearest rival. Italy’s Antonio Puppio won the silver medal with Filip Maciejuk of Poland taking bronze, while fellow Briton Fred Wright finished in 19th. In the junior women’s race, Britain’s…

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Road World Championships 2017: Chris Froome – time trial medal would be a bonus

Any result at World Road Champs Time Trials will be a ‘bonus’ – Froome UCI World Road Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app. Men’s time trial, Weds 20 Sep: 12:00-17:30 – BBC Red Button and online; 14:30-16:45 – BBC Two – full broadcast schedule here Chris Froome goes into Wednesday’s time trial at the World Championships with limited expectations after conceding…

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Cyclist Mark Beaumont breaks around the world record

Image copyright Mark Beaumont Mark Beaumont has broken the world record for cycling around the world – by 44 days. The 34-year-old, from Perthshire, arrived in Paris one day ahead of schedule having cycled the 18,000-mile route in 79 days. He set a new world record of 194 days in 2008. Since then it has been broken by other riders, with the previous record set at 123 days. To achieve his goal, Mark needed to cycle an average 240 miles a day. He was on his bike for more than…

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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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