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England’s nightmare isn’t over, it has just begun

i f you were the captain of the English Test team at this very moment, you would probably want to just get away from anything even remotely synonymous with the word spin and you would probably want to believe that … Continue reading

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Will reveal “Teesra” after ODI series: Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal, who tortured England’s batsmen in Pakistan’s clean sweep of their three-test series, believes no one has yet been able to pick his mystery “teesra” ball. The spinner was named man of the series after his 24 wickets having … Continue reading

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Ajmal remarks fuel action controversy

Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has added to the debate over his bowling action by claiming that the ICC allowed him to bend his arm beyond the permitted 15 degrees tolerance. In an interview with the BBC, Ajmal volunteered the belief … Continue reading

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Flower laments England lay-off

England coach Andy Flower blamed his team’s lengthy lay-off as being one of the factors contributing towards the 3-0 Test series rout by Pakistan, assuring he will adjust preparations accordingly in the future. England, who didn’t play a Test since … Continue reading

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Pakistan clarifies confusion over Ajmal’s bowling

Pakistan cricket authorities and the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday clarified the confusion over Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action, saying the spinner had been cleared within the specified limits. Ajmal himself created more confusion, by claiming he has special dispensation … Continue reading

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Malik included in Pak ODI & T20 squads

In a rather surprising decision, the Pakistan cricket Board on Tuesday announced the inclusion of former captain Shoaib Malik in the national squad for the one-day and Twenty20 series against England. Just hours after the national selection committee had ignored … Continue reading

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Australian coach hopes for an early Ashes

The next Ashes series cannot come quick enough for Australia coach Mickey Arthur after his side whitewashed India and England were beaten 3-0 by Pakistan. Australia lost the last Ashes series 3-1 on home soil in 2010-11, prompting a major … Continue reading

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