Shahid Afridi to quit all cricket next year

Shahid Afridi

Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi Thursday announced he would retire from Twenty20 cricket next year, ending a colourful international career which earned him unmatched popularity in his homeland. The 35-year-old retired from one-day cricket after last month’s World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand where Pakistan reached the final eight, but said he would continue to play the shortest form ...

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Pakistan drops to eight in ODI ranking


Pakistan has slipped one place to eighth in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings after Bangladesh won the three-match series 3-0 in Mirpur, Bangladesh on Wednesday. According to the latest rankings released by ICC, Pakistan had entered the series on 95 ratings points but has now dropped to join the West Indies on 92 ratings points. And when the ...

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Hafeez cleared bowling action


The International Cricket Council on Tuesday cleared the bowling action of Pakistani spinner Mohammad Hafeez following remedial work and retests, making him eligible to play in international matches. Hafeez’s action was reported as suspect in the first test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last November. The 34-year-old was suspended from bowling at international level after biomechanical tests on his ...

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Indian cricketer dies after on-field collision in Kolkata


Tragedy struck Indian cricket on Monday when a 20-year-old player died as a result of a freakish on-field collision with a team mate during a club match in Kolkata. Four months after Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died after being hit by a bouncer, Ankit Keshri, a former captain for his state’s under-19 team, battled for three days before passing away ...

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U.S. beats Canada 7-5 at women’s world hockey championships


MALMO, Sweden — The United States defended their women’s world hockey championship with a 7-5 win over Canada in Saturday’s final. Canada may have won the last four Olympic gold medals, but the Americans have now taken five of the last six world titles. The U.S. and Canada have met in all 16 world finals with this year’s championship the ...

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