Broad fined for showing dissent

Broad took his anger out on the pitch after Bavuma was dropped on 77

Broad took his anger out on the pitch after Bavuma was dropped on 77

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England pace bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing dissent towards umpire Aleem Dar on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

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‘I just feel that I am going to a place where I can express myself’, says Yuvraj Singh

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“I have to prove to myself that I have it in me”

After being bought for a record $2.33 million by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh believes that “I just feel that I am going to a place where I can express myself”.

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Asad Rauf announces retirement from all forms of umpiring, says report

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Rauf was indicted in the IPL match-fixing scandal

Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has announced his retirement from all forms of umpiring after being indicted in a match-fixing scandal in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a report posted on the website of the Pakistan-based Express newspaper.

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I wanted to quit the ODI side last year since I feared sustaining a career-threatening injury, admits Kevin Pietersen

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Pietersen’s knee issues have heightened his fears about sustaining a career-threatening injury

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has for once not been the talk of the town as he continues to nurse his knee just days before the start of the historic Ashes series, which begins at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on July 10.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: ‘Substantially underpaid’ England players need to be given far more compensation, says Angus Porter

Porter believes the England players should be rewarded for their sacrifices

Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) chief executive Angus Porter believes England players are “substantially underpaid” and should receive higher wages, especially since they are restricted from taking part in lucrative domestic Twenty20 tournaments that have begun popping up all over the world.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: The ECB need to reconsider its stance on the IPL, says Matt Prior

Prior is concerned about the rising “frustrations” in the England camp

England wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has warned the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that they may seriously need to consider their stance on the Indian Premier League (IPL) since more and more English players are starting to express a lot of interest in it.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ajmal Shahzad expresses interest in the PSL

Shahzad is the most notable English player to express interest in the PSL

Former England bowler Ajmal Shahzad, who was considered to be a vital part of the national team’s pace attack only two years ago before being dropped due to his inconsistency, has become the most notable English county player to express interest in playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

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