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SK News Point - Live Cricket News 24th November 2016

Updated: 24 November 2016 14:46 IST - Published: 24 November 2016 09:27 IST
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Tasmanian town may rename its cricket ground after Donald Trump 

In what may come as a surprise to many, a Tasmanian town, Westbury is considering changing the name of its cricket ground to the Donald J Trump park in a gesture of friendship toward the US president-elect.

"It is in our best interests to extend the hand of friendship to the new president of the United States, who is not a politician and will likely come at things from a different perspective," councillor John Temple was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

He suggested the name change during a council meeting earlier this week.

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 Pakistan cricket board happy with ICC's decision to penalise India 

The Pakistan cricket board has welcomed the ICC's decision to penalise Indian women's team for failing to play scheduled fixtures against Pakistan citing political tensions between the two nations. 

ICC  had confirmed yesterday that the Indian women's team would forfeit their three sixth-round games of the ICC Women's Championship 2014-16 against Pakistan women. The world governing awarded Pakistan two points for each of the three cancelled matches, which were to be hosted by Pakistan and should have taken place between August 1 and October 31.

"India despite signing a MOU with us in the ICC to resume playing bilateral series from 2015 has been avoiding doing this on one pretext or the other and it has caused us severe losses," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan was quoted as saying by India Today on Thursday.

He went on to say that PCB was happy with the decision as the ICC had finally recognised the injustice being faced by Pakistan due to the India's refusal to play a bilateral series. 

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Trent Boult to miss the second Test due to knee injury 

New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult has been ruled of the second Test match against Pakistan in Hamilton following a knee injury.

"Trent has had a minor discomfort in his knee dating back to the tour of India, which we've been managing in recent weeks," coach Mike Hesson was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

"Unfortunately, he irritated it further while fielding in the first Test. He bowled again and we were optimistic he would be ready for Hamilton, but during training on Wednesday felt further pain and has subsequently been ruled out of the test," he added.

All-rounder Doug Bracewell has joined the squad in Hamilton, with the second Test scheduled to start on the 25th of November.