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Cricket: Bravo demands better batting strategy in fourth ODI

GROS ISLET, July 20 (AFP) - Regret more than relief characterises the mood of both the West Indies and Pakistan squads heading into the fourth One-Day International at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday following the pulsating tie in the third fixture.

Aussie physicists give cricket a lesson in spin

Twenty years ago, Australia's Shane Warne flighted the "Ball of the Century" that famously bamboozled England's Mike Gatting and reminded everyone of the marvels of leg-spin bowling. Behind such deliveries lie some powerful principles of physics, a pair of Australian scientists said on Thursday, in a study published just ahead of a new Ashes series. Not only their team, but also England will be able to benefit from the formulae uncovered -- if they can get past the layers of mathematical equations and graphs, that is.

Quebec scandals: Big engineering firm Dessau Inc. faces blacklisting

MONTREAL - A major Quebec engineering firm is poised to be blacklisted from receiving public contracts in the province for five years because of its implication in corruption scandals. Dessau Inc. could become the highest-profile company to suffer the consequences of the new Parti Quebecois government's Bill 1 — which requires companies to get a certificate to be eligible for public contracts.

Cricket: Akram inspires New Zealand's Boult

New Zealand's Trent Boult hopes to succeed where cricket hero Wasim Akram failed by getting his name on the Lord's honours board during this week's first Test against England. Left-arm seamer Boult proved a thorn in England's side with six wickets in the drawn third Test at Auckland in March where the tourists hung on to claim a draw with just one wicket standing as a thee-match series ended all square at 0-0. Pakistan great Akram was the pre-eminent left-arm fast bowler of his generation, and arguably the best of all-time.

Ufone-PCB announce 'King of Speed' trials

Ufone and Pakistan Cricket Board PCB on Wednesday announced the schedule for trials of 'King of Speed', a talent hunt which will reveal the best fast bowling talent.King of Speed camps will be set up in 10 cities across Pakistan from April 1321.

Ufone-PCB announce 'King of Speed' trials

Ufone and Pakistan Cricket Board PCB on Wednesday announced the schedule for trials of 'King of Speed', a talent hunt which will reveal the best fast bowling talent.King of Speed camps will be set up in 10 cities across Pakistan from April 1321.

PCB starts search for ‘king of speed’

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in cooperation with Ufone Wednesday announced the schedule of trials for ‘King of Speed’, a talent hunt which will identify the best fast bowling talent. “The ‘King of Speed’ camps will be set up in 10 cities across Pakistan from April 13 to 21,” said a spokesman of PCB. The trials will be held in two phases, potential bowlers will be registered at their respective stations and the top two bowlers with most potential from each camp will move into the second phase which will be held in Lahore and Karachi.

Wasim advises bowlers to improve swing

Pakistan former captain and renowned paceman Wasim Akram Friday advised Pakistani bowlers to improve their swing bowling if they really want to win internationally. Known as ‘Sultan of swing’ for his mastery, the left-arm fast bowler will train around 15 current and upcoming bowlers at a camp in Karachi from April 20 to 29.Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) invited him to train the national team’s fast bowlers as well for the upcoming eight-nation Champions Trophy in England in June, after Pakistan pace factory failed to impress on tour in South Africa earlier this year.

Cricket: Wasim says Pakistanis need to improve swing

Famed paceman Wasim Akram Friday told Pakistani bowlers that they must master swing bowling to win internationally, as he readies to nurture the country's talent at a key training camp. "I was disappointed the way our fast bowlers performed in South Africa, so I will try to teach the fast bowlers how to swing the ball which is important for performing well at international level," Wasim said at the launch of the camp.

Akram to work with Pakistan fast bowlers

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has turned to former captain and fast bowler Wasim Akram and will prepare special pitches for the national team ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June.The PCB said on Wednesday that former left-arm quick Akram would be supervising a 10-day specialised camp for fast bowlers in Karachi.
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