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Surrey signs Right-handed bastman?

What’s going on in cricket? Well, right-handed bastman Mark Footitt will be spearheading Surrey’s return to Division One of the LV County Championship next season.Footitt was the County Championship’s top wicket-taker during 2014, and the second top this summer.“We are delighted to have signed a bowler of the quality of Mark,” Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said.Footitt had a year left on his contract, in Derbyshire, but the bosses have decided to let it go after he has accepted a compensation fee from Surrey.Mark took 76 wickets for an average of 23.63 this summer in the County Championship’s Division

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Then and now: influential people in the world of cricket

As you all know, cricket is one of the widely recognized sports in the world. There are millions of cricket fans and thousands of cricketers out there. These people get too enthusiastic and driven because they look up to the most influential people in the world of cricket. For sure, you’d like to know these people who have never failed to inspire and influence the players and followers.So, who really controls every match? Who really influence others?The list of the most influential people in the cricket world yesterday and today. Kumar Sangakkara Kumara “Kumar” Chokshanada Sangakkara, a former professional Sri

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Cricket Betting Tips

Along with other world sports, cricket is one of the most popular games. In fact, it’s England’s summer sport and widely played in other parts of the world including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UAE, Southern Africa and other countries. Actually, more than 100 countries are members of the International Cricket Council. Like in any other sporting events, there are also multitudes of people who make wagers on cricket matches. Cricket betting is not only a fantastic way to add excitement to any tournament but also a good source of income. Undeniably, it is a good choice for individuals that

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Can you really give a concert at a Cricket Ground? The Foo Fighters find out.

There was a lot of debate about it in the weeks running up to the Foo Fighters’ concert at the Old Trafford cricket ground – would it be a great place for a concert or not? There were plenty of people who said it would be too noisy or that it would lack atmosphere. Me, well, I was one of the people saying it would be perfect. So, with the concert now finished, who was right? Well, things didn’t bode well for those who said it would be a great success when the weather turned cloudy and it started to look

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He did it again! New Zealand cricketer accidentally hits ESPN reporter during practice

ESPN reporter Melinda Farrell was blindsided while delivering a report with her back to action. Who hit her unintentionally? Well, no other than the notorious big-hitting New Zealand cricketer Tim Southee. He was the one who accidentally whacked her back. That hurt, for sure, but she told everyone she’s fine. 26-year-old Southee was practicing his batting at the Lord’s Cricket Ground when he unintentionally thumped Farrell in her back with a stray cricket ball. Just as the ESPN reporter began to deliver with her back to the cricket field, there came the ball from the player’s side. This really shocked everyone

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MCC to revamp Lord’s Cricket Ground

It was reported that the owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground plans to replace the Tavern and Allen Stands with a single new structure to add 5,500 seats making the overall seating capacity to nearly 30,000. Marylebone Cricket Club, owners of the celebrated ground in north-west London, intends to spend about 80 million pounds for the redevelopment of the ground which is also known as the ‘Home of Cricket’. MCC’s proposal includes the rebuilding of Tavern pub, expansion of the dressing rooms in the Pavilion and the construction of a ‘more pedestrian-friendly entrance to the ground via the Grace Gates. The

What’s next for Michael Clarke?

After not playing Twenty20 Cricket for three years, Australia test skipper Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars and lead them in Big Bash League for the next two seasons.The announcement was recently made at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where Clarke led Australia to victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final on March 29.It was Clarke’s last one-day international match. It was also the day that he announced that he was retiring from the 50-over format in order to prolong his test-playing career.The past year saw Clarke frequently suffering from back and hamstring injuries.He’ll be available to the

Revamp of England’s “Home of Cricket” underway

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owners of the Lord’s Cricket Ground, has unveiled the latest phase of the redevelopment of north-west London’s celebrated ground.They are planning to replace the “tired” Allen and Tavern stands in the south-west corner, intending to build a single new structure in their place with more than 5,500 seats – taking the overall capacity to nearly 30,000.The budget for the expansion? Approximately 80 million pounds ($120 million).In addition to the seating expansion, dressing rooms in the Pavilion will also be made larger and the Tavern pub  as well as a “more pedestrian-friendly entrance to the ground” via

Fans pay tribute to former cricket captain and commentator

Cricket fans flocked to the Benaud statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground to pay their respects to, Richie Benaud, the former Test captain and commentator who died last April 10, age 84.Among the fans were the three founding members of the ‘Richies’, a group of diehard Richie Benaud fans known for turning up at cricket games in tan suits and silver wigs and carrying foam microphones.The Richies, which now boasts of 300 members from a mere nine-member team, has a saying when they attend the cricket: “What would Richie do?”“He’s cricket. He’s summer. He’s incredible,” Michael Hennessy, one of the

World Cup 2015: Reporters Caught Who In A Less Than Cheery Mood?

Looks like reporters caught Australia captain Michael Clarke in a not-so-happy mood.In his pre-match press conference before Australia’s World Cup clash against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Clarke showed a non-cooperative side to the reporters.This after having kept them waiting for an hour while he batted in the nets. He answered mostly non-committal responses to the reporters’ questions, that asked if he got a team, or how Mitch Marsh was doing, and whether Shane Watson was set for a recall.His non-cooperation was rather uncharacteristic of Clarke as it was only four months ago when he illustrated an incredibly

Fans pay tribute to former cricket captain and commentator

Cricket fans flocked to the Benaud statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground to pay their respects to, Richie Benaud, the former Test captain and commentator who died last April 10, age 84.

Among the fans were the three founding members of the ‘Richies’, a group of diehard Richie Benaud fans known for turning up at cricket games in tan suits and silver wigs and carrying foam microphones.

The Richies, which now boasts of 300 members from a mere nine-member team, has a saying when they attend the cricket: “What would Richie do?”

“He’s cricket. He’s summer. He’s incredible,” Michael Hennessy, one of the founding members, said and added that Benaud was a magnificent man.

It was last November 2014 that Benaud announced that he was diagnosed with skin cancer.

Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott offered a state funeral to Benaud’s family, but they refused, as Benaud preferred a private funeral.

Australian journalist Gideon Haigh had once described Benaud as “perhaps the most influential cricketer and cricket personality since the Second World War.” On the other hand, Sri Lankan cricket writer Harold de Andrado wrote in his review of Benaud’s autobiography Anything But that Benaud was probably one of the greatest personalities in cricket.

As well he should be. During his stint in cricket, Benaud helped restore Australia to the top of world cricket in the late 1950s and early 1960s after a slump in the early 1950s. After getting the Australia’s Test captain position in 1958, he went on to become the first player to reach 200 wickets and 2,000 runs in Test Cricket.

Unlike other cricketers though, he didn’t disappear from the limelight after retiring from international cricket. He went on to become a highly regarded commentator on the game.

Richie, you will be missed.

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