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Australia’s Fraser-McGurk to head back home after getting scratched by monkey

Melbourne , Jan 29 (ANI): Australia's Jake Fraser-McGurk will be heading back home from the U-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa after getting scratched on the face by a monkey, Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday.The player was at a nature reserve while on a team outing after Australia's victory over England in Kimberley last Thursday.There was a consultation with the medical staff and family members of the player, and it was deemed necessary for the player to head back home for precautionary treatment within seven…

ACC to hold meeting in February regarding Asia Cup

New Delhi , Jan 29 (ANI): Asian Cricket Council (ACC) will be holding a meeting in February to discuss the hosting of Asia Cup in Pakistan, sources within the ACC said on Wednesday."ACC will have a meeting sometime in February to discuss issues related to the hosting of the Asia Cup this year. This year Pakistan is the host so it is Pakistan's call if they want to host the tournament or not," an ACC source told ANI.With Pakistan slated to host the Asia Cup in September this year, speculations are growing over India's…

Alastair Cook appointed to MCC’s World Cricket Committee

London , Jan 29 (ANI): Former England skipper Sir Alastair Cook has become the newest member of the Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) World Cricket Committee.Windies Cricket's president Ricky Skerritt has also been appointed to the club's World Cricket Committee.Both Cook and Skerritt have accepted the club's invitation to join the committee."I am thrilled that Sir Alastair and Ricky have both accepted our invitation to join the MCC World Cricket committee," Mike Gatting, Chairman of the MCC World Cricket Committee said in an…

India asked to bat first in 3rd T20I against New Zealand

Hamilton , Jan 29 (ANI): New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first in the third T20I against India at Seddon Park here on Wednesday.India are leading the five-match series 2-0 after winning the first two games. India skipper Virat Kohli trusted the winning combination and did not make any change in the playing eleven.On the other hand, Kane Williamson brought in Scott Kuggeleijn as Blair Tickner's replacement.India's T20I squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube,…

Sornnarin Tippoch to lead Thailand Women’s T20 World Cup squad

Bangkok , Jan 29 (ANI): Sornnarin Tippoch will lead the 15-member Thailand squad in their inaugural ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia next month.Thailand have retained most of the players who won the qualification event in Scotland last year.Thipatcha Puttawong and Suwanan Khiaoto have also been added to the squad. Both these players were part of their squad for the recent T20 quadrangular series in India. Arriya Yenyueak, who was in the qualifier squad, was dropped.Thailand are drawn alongside West Indies, South…

India defeat New Zealand in super-over in third T20I

Hamilton, Jan 29 (ANI): India defeated New Zealand in a thrilling super over in the third T20I of the series at Seddon Park here on Wednesday.In the super-over, New Zealand came to bat first and posted a target of 18 runs for India. Virat Kohli led side scored three runs on the first two balls. With 14 runs required from 3 balls, Rohit Sharma smashed two sixes on the last two balls propelling India to a victory.With this victory, Team India has taken an unaccessible lead of 3-0 in the five-match T20I series.Chasing 180,…

Zampa feels Smith ‘just keeps getting better’

Melbourne , Jan 29 (ANI): Ahead of the Big Bash League (BBL) clash against Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Stars' Adam Zampa praised opponent Steve Smith saying that the batsman 'just keeps getting better'. "In the past he was a really strong player of spin down the ground - he's obviously a great player all around the ground - but then you watch games like the other day when he started switch-hitting and reverse-sweeping, he's one of those guys that just keeps getting better, keeps stepping up his game," Cricket.com.au quoted…

Kevin Kasuza taken off the field after a blow to head

Harare , Jan 29 (ANI): Zimbabwe's opening batsman Kevin Kasuza was taken off the field after he got hit on the head in the second Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.Kusal Mendis smashed a back-foot pull that hit Kasuza on his helmet while fielding at the short leg.Earlier, the 26-year-old was ruled out of the first Test after suffering a delayed concussion. Kasuza had sustained a blow to the helmet at short leg on day three of the first Test.In the first innings, Zimbabwe scored 406 runs while Sri Lanka is currently…

That’s how we do it: Virat Kohli after sealing T20I series against New Zealand

New Delhi , Jan 29 (ANI): That is how we do it, said India skipper Virat Kohli after sealing the five-match T20I series against New Zealand on Wednesday.Kohli took to Twitter and wrote: "That's how we do it! #NZvIND."India won the third T20I against New Zealand in the Super Over at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Both the teams scored 179 runs in their allotted 20 overs which forced the match to go into the Super Over.Batting first in the Super Over, New Zealand scored 17 runs in the over, bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. However, Rohit…

Antivirus company tracked and sold users’ personal browsing histories

Washington D.C. , Jan 29 (ANI): A shocking report has revealed that the cybersecurity company Avast tracked and sold the web browsing data of its users.As reported by New York Post, the Avast antivirus -- which is being used by hundreds of millions of people around the world -- handed over sensitive personal data to companies such as Google, Pepsi, Home Depot and McKinsey & Co., through the channel of its subsidiary named Jumpshot.A joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag led to this revelation. The data that is…
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