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Cricket-Bracewell returns to NZ test team for Pakistan series

WELLINGTON, Oct 1 - All-rounder Doug Bracewell has earned a recall to the New Zealand test squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after being dumped from the team for disciplinary issues earlier this year.

INTERVIEW-Games-Baseball switch a boon for South Korean cricket

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 30 - South Korea's Asian Games cricket experiment ended in defeat to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, but after their collection of baseball players and weekend enthusiasts took eight wickets off the Twenty20 world champions, coach Julian Fountain believes the sport could truly flourish here.

30 Sep 2014

Cricket-South Africa name Philander in ODI tour squad

CAPE TOWN, Sept 30 - Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month.

30 Sep 2014

Cricket-Australia paceman Johnson still remembers English taunts

MELBOURNE, Sept 30 - Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has test series against Pakistan and India ahead but is already looking beyond them to next year's Ashes tour and the prospect of renewing hostilities with England while silencing the Barmy Army.

30 Sep 2014

Cricket-Appeal panel cuts Ashraful ban to five years

DHAKA, Sept 29 - Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful will be eligible to return to competitive cricket in 2016 after an appeal panel on Monday reduced an eight year ban for match-fixing to five years with two suspended.

29 Sep 2014

Cricket-Australia coach Lehmann turns heat on spinner Lyon

MELBOURNE, Sept 28 - Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the test team to victory.

28 Sep 2014

Cricket-Miffed Younus offers to step aside from tests

KARACHI, Sept 26 - Former Pakistan captain and senior batsman Younus Khan has offered to step aside from the test squad after being axed for next month's one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

26 Sep 2014

Cricket-Former NZ all-rounder Cairns charged with perjury

LONDON, Sept 25 - Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns was charged in a north London police station on Thursday with perverting the course of justice.

25 Sep 2014

RPT-Games-Afghan beach volleyball grows with the Games, says coach

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 25 - Afghanistan's beach volleyball teams have missed out on the reward of a new car after finishing out of the medals at the Asian Games, but they are happy with the experience, media exposure and ill-fitting sunglasses they found in South Korea.

25 Sep 2014

Games-Afghan beach volleyball grows with the Games, says coach

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 25 - Afghanistan's beach volleyball teams have missed out on the reward of a new car after finishing out of the medals at the Asian Games, but they are happy with the experience, media exposure and ill-fitting sunglasses they found in South Korea.

25 Sep 2014

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