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Cricket World Cup final umpire admits error
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Cricket World Cup final umpire admits error

Colombo (AFP): The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said Sunday.

James Anderson hopes to face Ireland in Ashes warm-up

London (Reuters): England paceman James Anderson is recovering well from a calf muscle tear and could be fit for the one-off test match against Ireland starting on Wednesday, failing which the 36-year-old will target next month’s Ashes series against Australia. ...

No decision yet on future after England World Cup win: Eoin Morgan

London (AFP): Eoin Morgan says he has not yet decided whether to remain as England's white-ball skipper following their dramatic World Cup win against New Zealand. ...

PCB felicitates Mir on induction in ICC Women's Committee

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated Pakistan women’s cricket star Sana Mir for her inclusion in the ICC Women’s Committee as one of the three current player representatives. ...

ICC approves concussion substitutes in international cricket

Dubai (Reuters): Men’s and women’s teams across all formats of international and first class cricket will be allowed to replace concussed players during matches following a two-year trial in the domestic game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. ...

ICC suspends funding for Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect

The International Cricket Council has suspended funding for Zimbabwe Cricket. The decision was taken at the ICC Annual Conference in London. ...

Ben Stokes 'asked umpires not to award four overthrows which helped England to World Cup final glory'

Web Desk: Ben Stokes had asked the umpires not to award the four overthrows that swung the game back in England's favour in their eventual victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday [July 14]. ...

Former cricketer Abdul Razzaq confesses to having extramarital affairs

Former Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq confessed to having five to six extramarital affairs. ...

Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year despite claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino’s publicist has said. ...