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Ajmal pulls out of Worcestershire contract

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been forced to withdraw from his contract as Worcestershire’s second overseas player for this season’s Friends Life t20 competition. Ajmal’s return to New Road was always shrouded in doubt because of Pakistan’s fluid international schedule. … Continue reading

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More work for Moeen before he unveils his ‘doosra’

Worcestershire off-spinner Moeen Ali is unlikely to unveil his newly-developed ‘doosra’ in a competitive match until just before this season’s Friends Life t20. The 24-year-old England Lions player has been working on perfecting the ‘doosra’ since last summer after he … Continue reading

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Johnson capture underlines Durham’s T20 ambition

Durham have further underlined their determination to make an impact in Twenty20 cricket this season by signing Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson. Following the capture of Herschelle Gibbs, Johnson will be the second overseas player for the Friends Life t20 competition, in … Continue reading

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Six counties gear up for Barbados competition

Six English county sides are about to step up their pre-season preparations with some warm weather cricket in Barbados. Derbyshire, Hampshire Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire will all be participating in the 3rd Annual Barbados Pre-Season Pro Cricket Camp with … Continue reading

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Nannes predicts hot Surrey challenge this summer

Surrey’s straight-talking Australian fast bowler Dirk Nannes is relishing a return to south London this season, but only once the weather warms up. The 35-year-old left-armer from Melbourne is one of the world’s most in-demand Twenty20 specialist ‘death bowlers’ and … Continue reading

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BPL joy for Azhar as he is named overseas MVP

Kent’s veteran all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was at the crease as his franchise club Dhaka Gladiators swept to an eight-wicket triumph in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition. The former Pakistan Test player was at the non-striker’s end as Anamul … Continue reading

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Essex looking to make Siddle first of two T20 signings

Essex’s signing of Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle for this summer’s 2012 Twenty20 Cup campaign, subject to clearance from Cricket Australia, is likely to be the first of two new overseas player acquisitions for the competition. The county engaged Scott … Continue reading

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Short-changed on cricket’s future: Sunni Upal

At 3am on Sunday February 12 I was ready to watch an hour or so of Sachin Tendulkar on television, but my plans were thwarted. First of all Australia won the toss and decided to bat. And then, more importantly, … Continue reading

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Play T20 Cup in a short block, says Newell: listen now

PODCAST: Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, insists to Dave Bracegirdle that domestic cricket’s Twenty20 Cup should always be played in a short block of games Listen to what Mick has to say For more county podcasts see here … Continue reading

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Saeed Ajmal agrees to return to Worcestershire

Saeed Ajmal, England’s chief tormentor in their series whitewash by Pakistan, will play county cricket again this summer as Worcestershire’s second overseas player in the Friends Life t20. The off-spinner took 24 wickets in three Tests against England in the … Continue reading

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