Chanderpaul climbs to third place in ICC Test batting rankings

Shivnarine ChanderpaulDubai, Sept 17 : West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul has returned to the top three of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in St Lucia, which finished on Tuesday. The West Indies won the Test by 296 runs to win the series 2-0.

Manoj Kumar missed Arjuna Award because of mistaken identity: Sonowal

Sarbananda SonowalNew Delhi, Sep 17 : Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said boxer Manoj Kumar did not get the Arjuna award earlier because of mistaken identity.

Jonathan Trott ready to resume cricket career with England

Jonathan TrottLondon, Sep 17 : England batsman Jonathan Trott has said that he is ready to resume his international cricket career that he had to leave 10 months back due to stress related problems.

The Bears batsman said addressing his stress issues that he was forced to leave last winter's Ashes tour.

According to the BBC, the 33 year old also said that the England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB ) had signed him off.

Normad had 'premonition' about chainsaw accident

Greg NormanLondon, Sep 17 : Golfer Greg Norman said that he had a premonition about the chainsaw accident in which he nearly lost his left hand.

He said that as he was readying his chainsaw, he felt that something bad was going to happen but carried on with the task of chopping the tree branches, reported the BBC. The 59-year-old Australian said that he felt extremely lucky after escaping the injury.

Sad to approach court for my rights: Boxer Manoj Kumar

Boxer Manoj KumarNew Delhi, Sep 17 : With decks cleared for boxer Manoj Kumar to finally receive the Arjuna Award, the pugilist on Wednesday said that he was sad to go to court for the award, but not wrong in fighting for his rights.

"Although I am sad that I had to go to court for this, but then fighting for right is not wrong. I would have been happier if I had received the award on time," Kumar told ANI.

PCB assures full support to Ajmal for rehabilitation

PCB assures full support to Ajmal for rehabilitationKarachi, Sep 17 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has assured that he would get banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international team.

Khan said that Ajmal has served Pakistan with great distinction and that it was time for PCB to provide him with all kinds of support. He added that Ajmal is determined for his rehabilitation and the board may send him abroad, if necessary, reported the Dawn.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy visits Lahore

Misbah-ul-Haq-World-Cup-Trophy.jpgDubai - The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan on Wednesday at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore as part of its global tour.

Former Germany goalkeeper Wiese to join WWE

Former Germany goalkeeper Wiese to join WWELondon, Sep 17 : Tim Wiese, former goalkeeper of Germany, is preparing to enter the wrestling ring following a WWE offer.

According to the Daily Star, Wiese took up bodybuilding after he was released by Bundesliga club Hoffenheim in January.

Talking to Bild, Wiese said that he has an official enquiry from the WWE, adding that it's about working for them as a wrestler.

He said that wrestling was popular in the States.

Miandad asks Afridi to not take T20 captaincy 'for granted'

Javed MiandadKarachi, Sep 17 : Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has welcomed the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) decision to appoint Shahid Afridi as Pakistan's Twenty20 cricket team captain but cautioned the all-rounder against taking the position for granted.

Miandad asked Afridi to focus on his batting and improve it and added that his form with the bat would be important for the team. He also said that Pakistan can no longer afford his "slapdash approach," reported the Dawn.

CA builds artificial pitch to rid cricketers of 'sub continental' spin demons

Johannesburg, Sep 17 - Australia has reportedly built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane that simulates the conditions of the pitches in the South Asian subcontinent to allow Australian batsmen to deal with spin bowling on slow tracks, where they have struggled quite a lot in the past.

The surface mimics the conditions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and has a concrete base with artificial grass, clay and turf rolled into a compact layer on the top, reported Sport 24.

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