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SK News Point-Live Cricket News-5th October 2016

Updated: 05 October 2016 16:19 IST - Published: 05 October 2016 09:43 IST
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Waqar Younis wants Kieron Pollard dropped

Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis lashed out at the West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for his casual and lackadaisical approach towards the game. Waqar has urged the Caribbean side to drop Pollard for the third and final ODI, which is to be held in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. 

"His approach and the way he played in this game and in any of the T20 games, you're destroying the morale of the team," Waqar said.

Following his sluggish performance in the second ODI, Waqar further went on to say that, "The way he batted - he went in with 11 an over or about 12 an over required and he is known for this sort of situation. And he just went in and he hit one boundary and batted the entire time without going anywhere." 

While emphasising that Pollard should be dropped, Waqar said that West Indies should bring in an alternate player if they want to avoid a series whitewash.
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Younis Khan auctions bat for cause

Amidst all the controversies surrounding Pakistan and its cricket team, former captain Younis Khan came up with a sublime gesture when he decided to auction his bat in order to raise funds for the patient treatment and expansion of  Indus Hospital in Karachi.

The prized bat of Pakistan’s record-breaking batsman Younis, with which he had surpassed great Javed Miandad’s record aggregate of runs in Test matches for the country last year, was auctioned for a huge amount of Rs. 2 Million at the Indus Hospital’s Family Carnival at PAF Museum in Karachi.

Younis overtook Miandad as Pakistan's leading run scorer in Test format on 13th of October 2015. He went past Miandad's 8,832 run mark against England in Abu Dhabi.

Younis also holds the record of most Test centuries for Pakistan. He has 32 tons under his belt as of now pocketing 9,456 runs at an average of 53.73.

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DDCA secretaries want BCCI to expel pro-Lodha officials

DDCA joint secretaries Subhash Sharma and Dinesh Sharma have named Chetan Chauhan, Siddharth Verma, Salil Seth, Surya Prakash Sharma, Ajay Sharma, Ashok Sharma, Vikas Katyal as seven DDCA directors, who have moved "Delhi High Court seeking urgent implementation of Lodha Committee recommendations" and have recommended that they be shunted out from the board. They have made these claims in a letter written to BCCI President Anurag Thakur. 

The letter states:"Needless to say acts of Chetan Chauhan and his team of seven minority group is an act of gross indiscipline and we demand strict action against individuals who despite being incumbent directors of association have "indulged in anti-BCCI activities and are guilty of conduct which is likely to endanger the harmony and effect the stability or interest of DDCA, such members should liable for expulsion from the association." 

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Ehsan Mani asks PCB to snub India in ICC meet


Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President, Ehsan Mani, has heavily criticised BCCI chief Anurag Thakur for his "inflammatory" comments on Pakistan. The former ICC President asked the PCB to stand against India hosting ICC events.

"Anurag Thakur is a politician and member of parliament of the ruling party and the ICC must ask him to explain in what capacity does he give his statements on Pakistan or any other cricket issue. They must ask him to explain his position since the ICC constitution clearly forbade any of its own officials or those of member countries to make statements that bring the game into disrepute and that is what Thakur has done in his statements", the former ICC chief was quoted by the PTI.

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James Anderson insists he will be fit to be part of the India tour


England's leading wicket-taker in Tests is recuperating from a long-term shoulder injury, but feels confident of recovering in time to play a part in England's tour to India that starts with the first Test at Rajkot on November 9. Anderson last played a competitive match in August, against Pakistan at The Oval.



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Salman Butt leads his domestic side to victory on comeback


Pakistan opener Salman Butt made a comeback to domestic cricket, where he represented and led the  Water and Power Development Authority against the Lahore Blues in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
 
The left-hander 31 in the only innings that he batted in and his side cruised to a 10-wicket win over their opponents on their turf.

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Brad Haddin defends Australian quicks


Former Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has come out in defence of the debutants- John Meannie and Chris Tremain- who were smashed during the Johannesburg ODIs, stating that it was the batsmen, who needed to take more ownership of their mistakes during the game.

"At the end of game I heard Davey (David Warner) and Steve Smith talking about how our bowlers need to step up a little bit.. At the end of game I heard Davey (David Warner) and Steve Smith talking about how our bowlers need to step up a little bit," he said.

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Mohammad Amir flies back home;to miss 3rd ODI


Pakistan left-arm quick Mohammad Amir will miss the third ODI against West Indies on Wednesday and will fly back to Lahore to attend his ailing mother.

The Pakistan Cricket Board understood the situation and allowed the player to fly back home at once.

“The team management has allowed Amir to return home to attend to his mother who is seriously ill,” the PCB said in a statement.

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