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World Cup 2015: Here’s why the Indo-Pak tie in Adelaide will keep fans ‘secular’

Indo-Pak tie in Adelaide will keep fans 'secular'

The World Cup’s biggest game will have an 85-point “code of conduct” for spectators – one that specifically bars religious messages – at the Adelaide Oval when defending champions India play Pakistan on February 15. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned posters or banners with political or religious messages ...

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World Cup kit: Designers wanted ‘quintessential’ Pakistan colours

The Pakistan Cricket Team unveiled the new kit

Craftsmen at a factory in Sialkot were proud to design a colour scheme of green chartreuse with a touch of dark green patterns as Pakistan’s official kit for the ICC World Cup 2015. Producing a kit quintessentially representing Pakistan colours took an immense effort and expertise. The colours resemble those ...

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Pace spearhead James Anderson fitness doubt for England tri-series opener

Pace spearhead James Anderson

(AFP) SYDNEY: Pace spearhead James Anderson is in doubt for England’s tri-series opener against Australia in Sydney as he recovers from a knee injury, skipper Eoin Morgan said on Thursday. Anderson looked fit in his return to the team in their 216-run hammering of a local side in Canberra on ...

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World Cup big guns fine tune in tri-series Australia, England and India Fixtures

Australia, England and India one-day international tri-series

(AFP) SYDNEY: World Cup big guns Australia, England and India get their final preparations for next month’s tournament under way when the one-day international tri-series begins in Sydney on Friday. Australia, England and India one-day international tri-series The Australians face England at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the first match ...

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Australian pace bowler Brett Lee to retire after 20-year career

In this photo, Australian cricketer Brett Lee appeals to the umpire. — AFP/File

(AFP) SYDNEY: Australian pace bowler Brett Lee on Thursday announced he is to retire from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career, saying he was both emotional and excited. The 38-year-old called time on his international commitments in July 2012, but continued to play Twenty20 in both the Australian ...

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni keeps silence on shock Test cricket retirement

India captain Dhoni retires from Test cricke BCCI

(AFP) MELBOURNE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni would not elaborate Thursday about his sudden retirement from Test cricket, ahead of leading India in the one-day international tri-series against Australia and England. The 33-year-old stunned the cricket world – and a completely unaware India team – when he announced his immediate Test retirement ...

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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by six wickets in 2nd ODI at Seddon Park in Hamilton

Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan (C) celebrates his century during the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Seddon Park in Hamilton on January 15, 2015. — AFP

 (Reuters) HAMILTON: Tillikaratane Dilshan eased to his 19th one-day international century to anchor his side to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second game of their seven-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday. Dilshan scored 116 from 127 balls in Sri Lanka’s 252-4 as the visitors ...

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