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Pollard confirmed for Somerset's 2012 T20 campaign

Pollard confirmed for Somerset's 2012 T20 campaignTaunton (England), Oct 16 - Twenty20 specialist Kieron Pollard has been retained by English County Somerset for their T20 campaign next season.

The big-hitting West Indies batsman, who has made his name primarily as an itinerant T20 player, has been a feature of Somerset's side in the last two seasons where they have reached the final but lost on each occasion.

Somerset's director of cricket Brian Rose confirmed Pollard's arrival at the club for 2012 Friends Provident campaign.

"Kieron Pollard will be coming back to play in the T20 for Somerset, subject to contract and barring any international commitments with the West Indies," Rose said.

In the just concluded season, Pollard scored 234 runs in 10 innings and took 12 wickets at an economy rate of 8.61, to help Somerset reach the final where they lost to Leicestershire.

The 24-year-old Pollard, perhaps the most sought after T20 batsman, also plies his trade for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and South Australia in the Australian Big Bash.

Pollard is currently on tour with the West Indies team in Bangladesh. (IANS/CMC)

Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Greame Smith praises team for regaining top spot in Test

Graeme SmithJohannesburg, July 31 - South Africa's former captain Graeme Smith has praised the team for regaining the top spot in the ICC Test ranking.  Read more »

It will be tough for us on day five: Shikhar Dhawan

shikhar dhawanSouthampton: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day Thursday.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »