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SK News Point - Live Cricket News - 23rd October, 2016

Updated: 23 October 2016 18:39 IST - Published: 23 October 2016 10:00 IST
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Steve Waugh injured ahead of a charity ride

Former Australian captain was injured on Sunday following a cycling accident ahead of his preparations towards "The Captain's Ride" campaign. It's a major fundraising initiative of the Steve Waugh Foundation, raises funds for the 400,000 children throughout Australia affected by rare diseases.

The cricketer posted a picture of his injured thigh which seemed nothing more than just a bruise. Even the cricketer didn't seem to be too much worried about it as he made some light comments about the picture.

It is learnt that the former captain suffered the injury after failing to control his cycle on a steep descent in the New South Wales National Park. 

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James Anderson out of first 3 Tests against India


34-year-old James Anderson, England's pace bowling spearhead, will not be fit in time for the first three matches of the 5-Test series against India later this year. He had already been ruled out of the 1st Test with a stress fracture of the shoulder blade, but the new recovery routine chalked out for him ensures that he will miss at least two more matches.

England's record Test wicket-taker will resume bowling later this week, being eased back into action with two one-day matches for England Lions against a UAE XI on December 1 and 3.

This routine makes it a possibility that Anderson will return for the final two Tests of the series, which will be in December. The latest news will also be welcome news for India captain Virat Kohli, who has found Anderson one of the toughest bowlers to face in his otherwise flawless career.


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TNCA have enough money to conduct the India-England Test match, says N.Srinivasan

N.Srinivasan, the president of Tamil Nadu cricket association, said on Saturday that despite not receiving funds from the BCCI, the state association had enough money to conduct the fifth Test match between Indian and England which is schedule to start on 16th of December.

The series and the Test in Chennai had come under a cloud after Friday’s Supreme Court directive that stopped BCCI’s funding to those State associations that had not implemented the Lodha Panel recommendations fully.  

"I cannot speak for the other associations, but the TNCA is very keen to do it for the people of this city. There will be expenditure, but we will not back away," he was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

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Saeed Ajmal wants another shot at international cricket

Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has urged the selectors of Pakistan cricket board to consider him for the national team selection. "No matter what anyone says. No matter what anyone thinks. I have confidence in my own abilities and I know I deserve another shot at international cricket," the off-spinner was quoted as saying in The Dawn

Ajmal was banned from bowling by the ICC in 2014 over illegal bowling action. The national selectors have ignored Ajmal since he last appeared in a couple of limited over games in Bangladesh in April 2015, after modifying his bowling action.


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Usman Khawaja lashes out at Cricket Australia selectors

Australian batsman, Usman Khwaja, lashed out at the Australian selectors ahead of the 3-match Test series against South Africa. The left-hander said that the selectors unfairly treated him and his teammate, Joe Burns during the Test series against Sri Lanka.

"It was disappointing that Joe Burns and I were sort of the scapegoats for not performing," Khawaja was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz. "I just thought that I'd only played two Test matches in the subcontinent and I got dropped. I wasn't the only person who wasn't scoring runs. There was only one other person who scored a 50 in the first two Test matches at that time and that was Steve Smith."

The Australians went on to lose the Test series against the Sri Lankans 3-0.