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SK News Point-Live Cricket News-26th October 2016

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Updated: 26 October 2016 14:07 IST - Published: 26 October 2016 09:40 IST
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PCB bans players from performing push-ups as a part of their celebrations 

While addressing a National Assembly committee, PCB Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said that the board has barred players from performing push-ups as part of their celebration after winning matches.

Sethi's revelation came as lawmakers raised questions during a meeting of the Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee over the cricket team performing push-ups after victory in international matches.

"Who were Misbah-ul-Haq and other players giving a message to by doing push-ups?" asked PML-N MNA Rana Muhammad Afzal. He wondered why the players did push-ups when the team won and were silent when it lost.

Meanwhile, Chaudhry Nazeer Ahmad - also a member of the PML-N MNA - had an alternate recommendation. "It would have been better if the players offered nawafil (special prayers) instead of doing press-ups on the victory," he said.

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Ranbir Kapoor would love to act in Yuvraj Singh's biopic


Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has revealed that he would love to essay the role of Yuvraj Singh of ever a biopic was made in his life.

"Like I mentioned earlier, Yuvraj Singh. I think he has had an interesting story," Ranbir told Star Sports.

He further revealed that his fondest cricket memory was to see Sachin Tendulkar bat and added that he liked Dhoni the person.

"I like Dhoni, the person. Because I’ve had the good fortune of interacting with him on a couple of ad films. I’ve met him socially also. I think he’s a top guy. Extremely humble, extremely focused and a really good guy. He’s got good energy, positive. So I would only score the human being higher," he added.

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Misbah Ul-Haq disappointed at the downfall of West Indies cricket


Pakistan Test captain Misbah Ul-Haq has expressed disappointment over the decline in West Indies, stating that everybody wanted to see a strong Caribbean side and added that while they were a good side, they lacked the experience

“They are a young side with some players performing well in bits and pieces at the moment. They will become a good side but at the moment they are lacking experience.

“That’s bit disappointing and if you see their strength in international cricket they were always a force but now they are having a downfall,” he said.

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Saqlain Mushtaq hired as spin consultant for England's India tour

England have roped in former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as their spin consultant for their tour to India that starts early next month. He will join the rest of the England squad members on the 1st of November and work with the spinners for a fortnight.

"I have been entrusted the task of helping the English spinners prepare for the series in India where normally pitches help the spinners.I will also be giving tips to the English batsmen on how to counter the Indian spinners on their home pitches. It should be a challenging assignment," he said.

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Darren Lehmann says he always had a good working relationship with Steve Smith and Micheal Clarke

Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has said that he enjoyed a good working relationship with both Steve Smith and Michael Clarke and admitted that there was no intention of to wanting the "power to shake things up and run the team his way", as has been stated in the latter's autobiography.

"No, I don't think that is the case as such.I always worked really close with 'Pup' (Clarke) and Steven (Smith, current skipper). At the end of the day, they are the ones in the heat of the battle out there," Lehmann said.

"They have to have exactly what they want and need, that's all we do as support staff - make sure they get exactly what they want and need.As for power ... I don't think that is the case at all, but everyone is entitled to their opinion," he added.