Bangladesh Cricket Board has dismissed payment-related issues after FICA pressed the International Cricket Council to address "the systematic contract breaches and non-payment of players". FICA named several T20 Leagues - Global T20 Canada, Bangladesh Premier League, Abu Dhabi T10, Qatar T10, Euro T20 Slam and Masters Champions League - and stressed there are unresolved financial discrepancies. The BCB, however, labelled it as "misleading and misinformed claims regarding the handling of franchisee event contracts" in a media release on Tuesday (August 4). … [Read more...] about BCB dismisses non-payment claims
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Shah, who would play just the first of those two Tests, would experience the worst either cricket or life had to offer, making his debut the day after the death of his mother 11,000 km away, and dismissing David Warner for his first Test wicket, only for it to be called a no-ball (he would not be deprived, however, making Warner his first Test wicket later). He would follow that up with a blitz of a home summer, becoming the youngest fast bowler to take a Test five-for, against Sri Lanka in Karachi, and the youngest to take a hat-trick, against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi a few months later. … [Read more...] about Will this be the summer of Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi?
Harrington would claim victory a year later at Royal Birkdale as well. Greg Norman, then 53, seemed to be heading for an unlikely victory in tough conditions as he started the final round two shots clear, but a final-day 77 saw him slip out of contention as Harrington eventually won with a score of three over, four shots clear of Ian Poulter. … [Read more...] about Successful defences: Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo and now Brooks Koepka … twice!
"Wazir played a straight foil, an innings of Karachiite smarts to counter Zulfiqar's carefree Lahori musings" Eventually Zulfiqar fell for 34, the sixth of Wardle's eventual seven victims but having helped put on 58 priceless runs. That was the cue for Wazir to uncoil, having gathered steadily. He now opted for strokes in front of the wicket, twice driving Loader through covers and driving Statham straight making 18 of the 24 runs of the last wicket stand with Hussain. When Hussain fell after 25 minutes--having done well to go beyond Alf Gover's conclusion that he 'only carried his bat to take guard' - the broad significance of those 24 runs was immediately clear; last-gasp momentum shifts in cricket hold great, almost superstitious, value and more so in a match with so much swing anyway. The exact significance of it would emerge later. … [Read more...] about Fazal swings it Pakistan’s way