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SK News Point-Live Cricket News-8th October 2016

Updated: 08 October 2016 16:31 IST - Published: 08 October 2016 11:04 IST
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Anurag Thakur in favour of taking Test matches to smaller cities


BCCI president Anurag Thakur called the India-New Zealand Test match at Indore a good experiment. He also added that the process to take the five-day game to smaller cities will continue. "We have taken an initiative to take Test matches to small cities. The decision to hold the same in Indore proved right. In future also, we will take it to such cities," Thakur said.

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Chris Gayle signed up by Karachi Kings ahead of PSL 2017

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been signed up by Karachi Kings ahead of the second season of the PSL, exchanging him for Sohail Tanvir with the Lahore Qalandars. The second season will be played at UAE in February next year. The draft process begins in October.
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Former Australian pacer John Gleeson passes away

Former Australian "mystery spinner" John Gleeson passed away at the age of 78 in New South Wales. He played 29 Tests between 1967 and 1972, taking 93 wickets at an average of 36. Apart from Tests, he also captured 430 first-class victims.

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Supreme Court dismisses petition to lift ban on CSK


The Supreme Court of India dismissed a petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking lifting of the two-year ban on Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings and giving permission to ex-BCCI president N Srinivasan to rebuild the team.

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Salman Butt and Mohd. Asif included in PSL draft


Tainted Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have been given a lifeline by PCB after they were allowed to include their names in the players draft for the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Both the players were ignored for the first PSL draft as they had just completed their five-year bans for spot-fixing. Butt has been included in the Gold category while Asif has been named in the lower Silver category for the players draft. The players draft will take place in Dubai around the 18th and 19th of this month.