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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player (so they are “out”). Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match’s statistical information.

Umar Akmal files appeal against three-year ban

Umar Akmal has filed an official appeal against the three-year ban imposed on him by the PCB, challenging the length of the sanction and hoping to get it reduced. Akmal was expelled from all representative cricket after he he failed to report details of corrupt approaches made to him ahead …

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SLC commits to building new stadium in Colombo

Sri Lanka Cricket is intent on constructing a new 40,000-capacity stadium in Colombo in addition to the existing R Premadasa Stadium in Khettarama.Primarily, the board appears to be interested the highest-capacity sports venue in the country in order to strengthen bids on major ICC events in the next rights cycle. …

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Warwickshire set to appoint Stuart Cain as new CEO

Stuart Cain is set to be named as Warwickshire’s new chief executive.ESPNcricinfo understands that Cain will be appointed later this week with a remit to further diversify the business of the club. He is currently chief executive at Wasps Holdings, which includes management of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and …

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Pick your all-time Rajasthan Royals XI

Can you pick an all-time Rajasthan Royals XI, based on player stats for the franchise? We’ve picked ours, now it’s your turn to participate in choosing the readers’ XI.The readers’ Rajasthan Royals X1 will consist of the 11 players with the most votes, with a minimum of five batsmen, including …

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