Cricket

Inzamam rules out immediate retirement plans

Lahore, Oct 4 : Former Pakistan captain Inzamam ul-Haq has announced that he has ‘no immediate plans to retire from Test cricket’.

Inzamam confirmed that he had informed the Pakistani selectors about his availability for the second Test.

"I am fully fit and have no plans to retire. I don’t want to leave the game. I want to play as long as I am fit and can perform," the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Australia wins with a huge Margin, Team India all out at 222

Kochi, Oct 2: Australia beat India by 84 runs in the second ODI of the seven-match series played here today.

Chasing a target of 307 runs set by Australia, India was all out for 222 runs with more than two overs to go.

India lost its first four wickets in quick succession and before the end of first fifteen overs, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Robin Uthappa were back to pavilion scoring 7,16, 10 and 41 runs respectively.

Inzamam planning to hang up his boots?

Did threat from ICL keep Yousuf away from first Test?

Karachi, Oct 2 : Mohammad Yousuf’s last-minute withdrawal from the playing line-up ignited speculations that the player was forced to stay away from the match after receiving threats from the Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Yousuf, however, denied that his decision to sit out of the Karachi Test match had anything to do with the ICL issue.

When pressed by the reporters, Yousuf said that they should ask the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about the issue.

PCB awards 130 million rupees to T20 team for reaching the final

Karachi, Oct 1 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has awarded the team with a cash prize of approximately 130 million rupees for reaching the final of the recently concluded Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa.

Each member of the Twenty20 squad was awarded with a cash prize of six million rupees, while a similar sum was announced as bonus for 20 centrally contracted “A” category players by the PCB chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf at a glittering ceremony here on Sunday.

Rain may again play spoilsports at Kochi ODI

Kochi, Sept 30 : The first one-day international (ODI) between India and Australia having already been washed out, rain is again likely to play the spoilsport in the second game of the seven match series to be played in Kochi on October 2.

The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in the city is being spruced up to host the match on Tuesday, even as cloudy skies dampened preparations.

The groundsmen at the stadium are working overtime to protect the wicket and the outfield, which is water logged due to heavy rains in past few days.

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