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Nottinghamshire aiming to build on YB40 triumph by looking for more championship title success

In the latest in our series of articles looking at English county cricket’s trophy winners in 2013, we look at Nottinghamshire and their attempts to build on their YB40 success.

Staying in Sachin Tendulkar’s heart is reward enough says artist Prafful Sawant

Prafful Sawant, a 35-year-old Nasik-based artist was scheduled to take part in a painting seminar to be held in Pennsylvania, USA early next month, but he has cancelled his trip after being asked by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to prepare a farewell painting as a gift for Sachin Tendulkar.

CSA get lucrative tour, BCCI get rid of CSA CEO and everyone smiles but Haroon Lorgat

Following meetings in London, Cricket South Africa and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced that agreement had been reached on India’s tour of South Africa in December. It will be a two Test match series with three One-Day Internationals.

MS Dhoni’s annoyed brother to boycott Ranchi ODI

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s brother is to boycott the India vs Australia fourth One-Day International (ODI) tomorrow. Narendra Dhoni has vowed never to return to his hometown JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi after being snubbed for complimentary tickets for an England ODI earlier this year.

Pradeep Sangwan believes his 18-month BCCI doping ban is too harsh

WORLD CRICKET BADGER EXCLUSIVE: Delhi and Indian Premier League (IPL) all-rounder Pradeep Sangwan believes that the 18-months ban (six months already served) imposed upon him for a doping offence by the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) is “too harsh”.

Haroon Lorgat on “long leave” as South Africa bows to Indian pressure?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continues to flex its muscles in the protracted rumblings with Cricket South Africa (CSA), so much so that CSA is considering forcing its CEO, Haroon Lorgat, on long leave to smooth future negotiations over December’s tour by India .

Sachin Tendulkar - come in number 10 your Mumbai time is up

The Mumbai Indians have retired the number 10 shirt worn by Sachin Tendulkar as a mark of respect to the Little Master who will bow out of cricket in just over one month’s time.

David Miller targets South Africa Test call-up

South Africa’s David Miller has revealed his determination to play Test cricket. A powerful and exciting batsman, the Dolphins left-hander has made a name for himself around the world with a string of impressive displays in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement hype up there with Don Bradman

Sachin Tendulkar’s impending retirement is the big cricket news of the moment. The various media are feverishly writing, editing video, recording TV and audio to mark the Little Master’s exit from the game. The greatest Test player since Sir Don Bradman is certainly beating his predecessor in the hype stakes.

David Hussey aiming to enjoy Twenty20 cricket in IPL, Big Bash and beyond

David Hussey has set his sights on joining the world-wide Twenty20 travelling circus having ended nearly 10 years of playing county cricket for Nottinghamshire.

Mathew Hayden will air “frank views” after Ian Chappell refuses to bow to BCCI censorship

Australia’s fomer openining batsman Matthew Hayden has accepted a commentary assignment for the India vs Australia One-Day International series after another former great, Ian Chappell, refused to accept the ‘dos and dont’s’ laid down by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Former Sri Lanka assistant coach Paul Farbrace in link with top job

Paul Farbrace, Yorkshire’s second XI coach, is one of a handful of names in the frame to become the new Sri Lanka coach when Graham Ford vacates his position in January due to family reasons.

QUEENSLAND Team of the Week: Stuart Law set to maintain Lehmann’s success

Here at World Cricket Badger, we are introducing a Team of the Week feature where we look in depth into a state, county or franchise. We will be working our way around the globe. This week we start off in Australia with the country’s most successful state during the last couple of years, Queensland Bulls. … Continue reading »

John Holder says DRS adds drama and excitement not justice

Former Test umpire John Holder believes that the Decision Review System (DRS) used in cricket is primarily there to create drama and excitement for television companies rather than help officials reach the right decisions.

Sachin Tendulkar: Bowing out with CLT20 and IPL triumphs were “special”

Sachin Tendulkar has described his double triumph of winning the Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 with Mumbai Indians as a “special thing” after bowing out of the shortest format of the game.

CLT20 FINAL: Mumbai Indians give Sachin perfect send-off as Rahul’s Rajasthan Royals fall short

Mumbai Indians won a high scoring and fitting finale to the Champions League t20 (CLt20) which ended with Sachin Tendulkar held aloft in Delhi and Rahul Dravid down but never to be forgotten. The Rajasthan Royals so nearly chased down the 203 they required to win, but lost their last six wickets for 14 runs to … Continue reading »

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