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October 21, 2015

Indian cricketer Sehwag announces retirement

Indian cricketer Sehwag announces retirement

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Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag yesterday announced his retirement from international cricket matches and the next Indian Premier League season. Opener Sehwag played his last test match in Hydrabad against Australia in March 2013. He scored 8,586 runs, including 23 centuries, in 104 test matches, with a batting average of 49.34.

Sehwag, who turned 37 yesterday, said on Twitter “I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League. A statement will follow.” He stated he has not retired from first-class cricket matches, and he is also scheduled to appear in the Masters Champions League in February 2016.

Also known as the Nawab of Najafgarh, Sehwag is the only Indian cricketer to score a triple century in test matches, making 309 runs against Pakistan in 2004 and 319 against South Africa in 2008. He was the second player to score a double century in a One Day International game.

Sehwag stated, “I have always done what I felt was right and not what conformists thought to be right […] God has been kind and I have done what I wanted to do, on the field and in my life, and I had decided some time back that I will retire on my 37th birthday.”

Fellow Indian cricketers praised Sehwag when news of his retirement broke. Sachin Tendulkar referred to Sehwag’s “tremendous achievements” and “superlative performances”, V. V. S. Laxman called him “a pure entertainer”, and Ajinkya Rahane described him as “an inspiration to billions of cricket fans across the world.”




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Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag yesterday announced his retirement from international cricket matches and the next Indian Premier League season. Opener Sehwag played his last test match in March 2013 against Australia. He scored 8,586 runs, including 23 centuries, in 104 test matches, with a batting average of 49.34.

Sehwag, who turned 37 yesterday, said on Twitter “I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League. A statement will follow.” He stated he has not retired from first-class cricket matches, and he is also scheduled to appear in the Masters Champions League in February 2016.

Also known as the Nawab of Najafgarh, Sehwag is the only Indian cricketer to score a triple century in test matches, making 309 runs against Pakistan in 2004 and 319 against South Africa in 2008.

Sehwag stated, “I have always done what I felt was right and not what conformists thought to be right […] God has been kind and I have done what I wanted to do, on the field and in my life, and I had decided some time back that I will retire on my 37th birthday.”

Fellow Indian cricketers praised Sehwag when news of his retirement broke. Sachin Tendulkar referred to Sehwag’s “tremendous achievements” and “superlative performances”, V. V. S. Laxman called him “a pure entertainer”, and Ajinkya Rahane described him as “an inspiration to billions of cricket fans across the world.”




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October 20, 2015

Opener Sehwag surrenders international duties

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Virender Sehwag on the morning of the Australia India On 4th ODI February 10, 2008 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
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On Tuesday, Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag announced his retirement from the international cricket matches and Indian Premier League (IPL), the domestic matches as well, via twitter. Opener Sehwag played his last test series on Indian soil in Hydrabad against Australia in March 2013. He has scored 8,586 runs in 104 tests, with an average just under 50 having 23 centuries registered.

Sehwag, who turned 37 yesterday tweeted “I hereby retire from all forms of international cricket and from the Indian Premier League. A statement will follow.”

Also known as Nawab of Najafgarh, Sehwag is the only Indian cricketer to score triple century in the test cricket, and he achieved this feat twice, against Pakistan and South Africa in 2004 and 2008 respectively. He is the second player to score double century in One Day International format.

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September 8, 2015

Lightning strikes kill 22 in Andhra Padesh, India

Lightning strikes kill 22 in Andhra Padesh, India

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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22 people have been killed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and a women’s cricket match has been interrupted due to lightning strikes during thunderstorms on Sunday. Most of the casualties were farmers, who worked in their fields despite the thunderstorms.

Officials blamed a low pressure system over the Bay of Bengal for causing the heavy thunderstorms, which affected eight districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Lightning during the storm killed a woman and her daughter-in-law while they were working on their farm, according to newspaper The Hindu. At another farm, a man was killed while drilling a well during the storms.

Lightning interrupted a women’s cricket team match by striking a nearby tree. The match was stopped mid-game, and both players and spectators fled the scene. The escape was “miraculous”, according to a cricket official in the area where the match occurred.

Even though the storms occurred during the monsoon season, when lightning strikes occur more frequently due to an increased amount of precipitation, the number of lightning-related casualties from Sunday’s storms was considered by local authorities to be unexpectedly high.



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August 20, 2015

Protest calls for change to cricket governance

Protest calls for change to cricket governance

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

A protest has been held before the start of the fifth Ashes test to raise awareness of the declining standard of cricket administration.

The protesters, which included writer Gideon Haigh, Wisden editor Lawrence Booth and Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, gathered outside the Oval to observe three minutes of silence, a minute for each of the “Big Three” nations — India, England and Australia — which organisers claim are ruining cricket’s governance.

Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, a pair of journalists and film-makers, organised the protest.

“Now the Ashes have been decided, we feel the time is right to protest at the powerlessness of all other countries in the cricket world,” Collins told the Telegraph. “Nobody has any power except for Narayan Srinivasan, of India, Giles Clarke, of England, and Wally Edwards, of Australia.”

Collins and Kimber recently released the film Death of a Gentleman. The documentary was created by the pair to examine what the future holds for test match cricket whilst examining the claims of corruption that surround the game’s administrators.

The film-makers have launched a website, changecricket.com, calling on cricket fans to advocate for better governance of the sport.

“We ask fans of all nations to stand with us and show their dissatisfaction about the way their game is being run,” said Collins.



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Protesters in England call for change to cricket governance

Protesters in England call for change to cricket governance

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

A protest was held ahead of the start of the fifth Ashes cricket test today, seeking a higher standard of cricket administration.

Around 100 protesters, which included writer Gideon Haigh, Wisden editor Lawrence Booth, and Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, gathered outside the Oval cricket ground to observe three minutes of silence, a minute for each of the “Big Three” nations — India, England, and Australia. Organisers claim these nations of controlling cricket’s governance to benefit themselves.

Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, a pair of journalists and film-makers, organised the protest.

“Now the Ashes have been decided, we feel the time is right to protest at the powerlessness of all other countries in the cricket world,” Collins told The Telegraph. “Nobody has any power except for Narayan Srinivasan, of India, Giles Clarke, of England, and Wally Edwards, of Australia.”

Collins and Kimber recently released the film Death of a Gentleman. The documentary was created by the pair to examine what the future holds for test match cricket whilst examining claims of corrupt administrators. The film-makers have launched changecricket.com, calling on cricket fans to advocate for better governance of the sport. “We ask fans of all nations to stand with us and show their dissatisfaction about the way their game is being run,” said Collins.



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March 10, 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand defeats Afghanistan by six wickets in Napier

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand defeats Afghanistan by six wickets in Napier

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New Zealand maintained their dominant position in this year’s cricket world cup as they defeated Afghanistan by six wickets at home in Napier on Sunday. It is New Zealand’s fifth consecutive victory and the fourth consecutive defeat for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan batted first and were bowled out in 47.4 overs, setting the target of 186 runs for New Zealand to chase. In response, New Zealand scored 188 for four with 83 balls remaining in their innings. Najibullah Zadran scored the most runs of his team with 56, followed by Samiullah Shenwari with 54. For New Zealand DL Vettori was the leading wicket taker with four, followed by TA Boult with three, CJ Anderson with two, and AF Milne with one wicket.

MJ Guptill, with 57, was the leading run scorer for New Zealand followed by BB McCullum with 42, KS Williamson with 33, LRPL Taylor with 24, GD Elliott with 19 and CJ Anderson with seven. Elliot and Anderson remained unbeaten leading New Zealand to victory. Shapoor Zadran and Mohammad Nabi for Afghanistan got one wicket each.

After this game New Zealand have advanced for the knock-out stage while Afghanistan has been eliminated. It is Afghanistan’s first world cup, claiming their first win over Scotland earlier in the tournament.



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November 27, 2014

Australian cricketer dies after being struck in neck

Australian cricketer dies after being struck in neck

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Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney today (Thursday, local time). Hughes was playing a Sheffield Shield match for South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he was struck in the neck by a bouncer.

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“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughs passed away,” said Australian national team doctor Peter Brukner in a statement.

As the news broke, condolences came from around Australia’s sporting community.

“A sad, sad day. Absolutely devastating. Thoughts go out to Phillip Hughes’ family and friends. #RIPPhillipHughes,” Australian women’s captain Meg Lanning tweeted.

“Our thoughts are with Philip’s family and everyone affected by this tragic accident,” said Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop.

“The West Australian Football Commission [WAFC] on behalf of football in WA extends sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Phillip Hughes,” tweeted the WAFC.

Today was meant to be the third day of the Sheffield Shield match Hughes was involved in. The entire round of matches was abandoned after the incident.



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July 8, 2013

Cricket: Northamptonshire defeat Warwickshire by 27 runs in Twenty20 match

Cricket: Northamptonshire defeat Warwickshire by 27 runs in Twenty20 match

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On Friday, Northamptonshire played Warwickshire in a Twenty20 cricket match, consisting of twenty overs per team, at the County Cricket Ground in Northampton, United Kingdom. Northamptonshire defeated Warwickshire by 27 runs.

Northamptonshire won the toss, and chose to bat first.

The Northamptonshire batsman Kyle Coetzer hit 71 runs. He made a first-wicket partnership of 63 with Richard Levi and batted through the innings helping Northamptonshire to post a score of 161 for 2 from 20 overs.

Mohammad Azharullah of Northamptonshire took 4 wickets for 25 runs as Warwickshire fell short of its target with Ateeq Javid providing some resistance for Warwickshire hitting 41 off 34 balls. Azharullah was named Player of the Match.

Northamptonshire now has two consecutive Friends Life t20 cricket league wins.

A selection of clips from the match.
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Sunny weather resulted in a large turnout.
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Jeetan Patel bowls to Kyle Coetzer.
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Jeetan Patel bowls to Cameron White.
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Kyle Coetzer facing the bowling of Chris Woakes.
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The Northamptonshire team celebrate after Azharullah bowled out Darren Maddy.
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The floodlights were on for the day/night Twenty20 match.
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The Northamptonshire team have a group talk.
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Northamptonshire players celebrate the wicket of Darren Maddy.
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The bails have been dislodged from the wickets.
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Cameron White bowls out Laurie Evans.
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Chris Woakes bowls to Kyle Coetzer.
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Chris Woakes warming up before his first over of bowling.
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Jeetan Patel bowls to Richard Levi.
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September 18, 2012

T20 World Cup Live

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The much awaited battle of the cricketers in the most popular cricket format of this century is scheduled to kick start on the 18th of September 2012 in Sri Lanka. The 2012 ICC World Twenty-Twenty an international event will be completely organized by Sri Lanka.

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