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Symonds' sister says she just doesn't know what he was doing on a lonely stretch: Report
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The former all-rounder died in a single-car crash west of Townsville in Queensland. He leaves behind his wife Laura and two children. The report said that his sister, Louise Symonds, "left a touching letter at the crash site" and said she wishes she could spend "just one more day" with her brother.
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Cricketing world reacts in shock after Andrew Symonds dies in car crash
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A host of former Australian team-mates and international cricketers took to social media to share their sympathies surrounding the loss of the 46-year-old Symonds. Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and fast bowler Jason Gillespie -- who both played alongside Symonds at the 2003 World Cup -- expressed their shock at the news.
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Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds killed in car crash
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The retired all-rounder died in Hervey Range, 50 km west of Townsville in far north Queensland, when his vehicle left the road and rolled, Daily Mail reported. "Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries," Queensland Police said on Sunday morning. The accident is under investigation.
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Brendon McCullum will bring a sense of security, identity to England: Abhishek Nayar
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It is widely expected that McCullum will leave his coaching roles in the T20 franchise world, including being Kolkata's head coach, once IPL 2022 is over to commit himself to England's Test coaching role. It will be the first time that McCullum, a former New Zealand captain, will take up an international coaching assignment, that too in red-ball cricket.
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CLOSE-IN: Is cricket truly a gentleman's game now?
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Cricket was in the initial days in England encouraged by royalty and the richer segments of society, and it grew to become a popular sport amongst them. The famous matches between the Gentlemen versus the Players was initiated in 1806 and it only ended in 1961. The Players were working-class cricketers who earned their living through the game.
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Rizwan praises Pujara's concentration and focus, takes batting tips from senior pro
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The duo of Pujara and Rizwan are currently playing together for Sussex in Division Two of the County Championship. The 34-year old Pujara has been in sensational scoring touch, aggregating 717 runs in four matches at an average of 143.40, with four centuries. The pair have also enjoyed a fruitful partnership of 154-runs together in a match against Durham in April.
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Adani Group acquires franchise in UAE T20 League
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Licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board, the UAE T20 League will be an annual event that will feature six teams competing in a 34-match event. Top players from all the cricket-playing nations are expected to be in the line-up of different teams. The league will also provide a platform to upcoming cricketers. This will be the first major move overseas by Adani Sportsline that will "connect and engage with global fans" from across the cricketing nations.
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Check out Livingstone's performance for PBKS and include him in England Test side: Pietersen to ECB
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As the England Test team makes the transition from Joe Root to Ben Stokes, who was appointed skipper after Rob Key took over as managing director of men's cricket, Pietersen has said that one more batter -- preferably Harry Brook -- should also be handed Test debut ahead of the busy English summer, which begins with the home Test against New Zealand on June 2.
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It is too early to talk about a Test return: Mohammed Amir
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Amir last played Test cricket for Pakistan against South Africa in January 2019 before retiring from international cricket at just 28. But with his fellow countrymate Naseem Shah out with a shoulder injury, Amir joined Gloucestershire and made his return to first-class cricket after two and a half years, going wicketless while conceding 80 runs in 28 overs against Surrey before picking 3/57 in 21 overs in an ongoing County match against Hampshire.
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Stokes keen to get Anderson, Broad in Test squad; says no to Root for vice-captain's job
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The two ageing warhorses were curiously overlooked for England's three-Test tour of the Caribbean earlier this year as selectors instead opted to provide greater opportunities to the next generation of seam bowlers. England, then led by Joe Root, ended up losing the series 0-1. Root stepped down in the aftermath of the series loss even as plenty of question marks remained unanswered about the team's future.
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