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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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Ben Stokes hopes England career ups and downs help him in Test captaincy
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Stokes succeeds right-handed batter Joe Root, who resigned from the role in April this year, in becoming the 81st captain of the England men's Test team.
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Another Pujara century helps Sussex take big lead against Durham
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The 34-year-old Pujara was unbeaten on 128 when bad light brought play to an end with 13 overs remaining on Friday, but by then Sussex were 362/5 and leading by 139 runs. The India batter took 198 balls and smashed 16 boundaries on way to his century. It's been a difficult start to the season for Sussex, whose inexperienced side was further weakened by injury and illness -- two of their opening three matches ended in defeat by 10 wickets and an innings.
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Five occasions when Kieron Pollard was at his devastating best
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The 34-year-old became the first player to represent West Indies in over 100 T20I matches, making his ODI debut in April 2007 against South Africa and his T20I debut the following year against Australia in Bridgetown. Overall, he played 123 ODIs and 101 T20Is for West Indies.
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Kieron Pollard retires from international cricket
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Pollard played 123 ODIs and 101 T20Is for West Indies. He made his ODI debut in April 2007 against South Africa and his T20I debut the following year against Australia in Bridgetown. The cricketer never played a Test for West Indies and was one of the many white-ball specialists for his country. "After careful deliberation I've today decided to retire from international cricket," Pollard said in a video on Instagram.
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Ex-Bangladesh star cricketer Mosharraf Hossain passes away after battling cancer
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Late last year, Hossain had undergone brain surgery in a hospital in Chennai. But his health deteriorated earlier this year, and he was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of United Hospital in Dhaka last month, before passing away on April 19, said a report in mirror.co.uk on Wednesday. The cricketer is survived by his wife and one child.
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New ECB chief Rob Key holds talks with Anderson, Broad on possible return: Report
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While Anderson and Broad -- the most successful England pacers ever -- have declared their intention to return to the side after being axed ahead of the three-Test series in the Caribbean, Stokes has emerged as the likely candidate for the post of England captain after Joe Root stepped down recently following a five-year stint of leading the side.
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