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SK news Point-Live Cricket News-September 28th 2016

Updated: 28 September 2016 20:38 IST - Published: 28 September 2016 10:57 IST

Max Walker passes away

Max Walker who was a former Australian fast bowler and a commentator passed away at the age of 68 due to Melanoma. The Tasmanian played 34 Tests and 17 ODIs from 1973-81 and claimed 138 test wickets at an average of 27. 


Lodha Panel wants BCCI's top brass to be sacked 

After the BCCI decided not to comply with the Supreme Court's regulations, the Lodha committee has called for cricket body's top-brass to be sacked, including its president, Anurag Thakur.

 "SC will not allow BCCI to defy court orders. We will pass appropriate orders to set you right." Saying that the board was bringing the entire system into disrepute, SC further added: "You (BCCI) are behaving like lords. Fall in line otherwise we will make you fall in line," said TS Thakur, who is the Chief Justice of India. 


Nathan Coulter-Nile sidelined for a long duration 

After suffering a lumbar bone stress fracture to his lower back during Australia's recent tour of Sri Lanka, Justin Langer revealed that pacer Coulter-Nile would miss the rest of the Australian summer. The 28-year-old, who has played 16 One-Day Internationals and 17 Twenty20 Internationals for Australia, is likely to miss the entire domestic season 


Azhar Mahmood retained as bowling coach for Pakistan

Former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has been retained as the bowling coach for the Pakistan cricket team. A Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed that an agreement with Azhar, who resides in the UK, was almost finalised. Azhar was the bowling coach for the national side in the Asia Cup and World T20 earlier this year, followed by the limited-over series in England.


Usman Khawaja expects Aaron Finch to replace him at the top of the order

The 29-year old, who scored a match-winning unbeaten 82 against Ireland, still considers himself behind Aaron Finch in order of preference for the opening slot of the national team. Finch missed the match due to a finger fracture.


Alastair Cook extends Essex contract until 2018

England Test captain Alastair Cook has extended his contract at Essex by one more year, staying with the club at least until the end of 2018. He has played for Essex for the entirety of his 13-year career.


Shakib Al Hasan highest paid local player in BPL 2016

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be the highest paid local player in the Bangladesh Premier League 2016. He will represent the Dhaka Dynamites, receiving at least 55 lakh Bangladeshi taka.


Imad Wasim jumps into top five in latest ICC T20I rankings

Pakistan left-arm spinner Imad Wasim has vaulted into the top five of the ICC player rankings for bowlers after playing an integral role for Pakistan in their 3-0 triumph over West Indies. Imran Tahir has usurped Samuel Badree has the number one bowler, while Virat Kohli continues to stay atop the batting rankings.


V Raju attacks BCCI for slamming Sandeep Patil

Ex-selector Venkatpathy Raju has defended Sandeep Patil's disclosures about Sachin Tendulkar, attacking the BCCI for maintaining double standards. The BCCI had earlier slammed Patil after the latter had made revelations about selection matters during his stint as the chief selector.


Supreme Court slams BCCI over Lodha report

The Lodha panel has sought action against the top BCCI action for their failure to comply with its directives. Chief Justice Thakur slammed the BCCI for violating the directives of the apex court.
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MP Govt waives off 20% tax on Ind-NZ Indore Test

The Madhya Pradesh government has waived off 20% entertainment tax on the third Test to be held between India and New Zealand at Indore. The match starts on October 8th.


Pakistan bans MS Dhoni biopic

Distributors in Pakistan have refused to release 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' after a fallout between the MNS and Pakistani actors working in India. Following the Uri attacks, the MNS has vehemently protested the participation of Pakistani artistes in Indian cinemas. The Dhoni biopic releases on September 30.


Jimmy Neesham ruled out of second Test

Kiwi pacer James Neesham, who was ruled out of the first Test at Kanpur, won't be fit in time for the second Test as well, owing to a rib injury that hasn't healed in time. Apart from Neesham, off-spinner has also been sidelined with a side strain and has been replaced by Jeetan Patel in the squad.


Gautam Gambhir thanks Bhagat Singh and SRK after getting recalled to Indian Team

The 34-year old Gambhir, who made a comeback into the national side after a gap of two years, took to Twitter to thank Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, as well as pay tribute to Bhagat Singh, whom he considers as his idol, on the occasion of his 109th birth anniversary.
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Former Australian pacer Max Walker dies

Former Australian pacer and cricket commentator, Max Walker passed away at the age of 68 after a two-year fight with cancer. Known for his unconventional bowling action, the Tasmanian played 34 Tests and 17 ODIs for the Australian national team.
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