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Cricket: Former Pakistan greats criticise Bangladesh flag ban

Former Pakistani players Wednesday hit out after Bangladesh banned their own fans from waving non-Bangladeshi flags at the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament. Hosts Bangladesh issued the order after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recent Asia Cup. Bangladesh was part of Pakistan before the 1971 war of independence, in which it says three million people were killed -- most at the hands of the army of the Islamic republic and its allied militias.

Cricket: Vaughan feels 'conned' by Trott exit

Former England captain Michael Vaughan felt deceived by Jonathan Trott's revelation last weekend that he left England's Ashes tour of Australia suffering from "burn out", he revealed on Monday. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson in the first Test in Brisbane, England officials said he was suffering from a "stress-related illness". However, South Africa-born batsman Trott told Sky he'd been "burnt out" but was not depressed.

Cricket: Vaughan feels 'conned' by Trott exit

Former England captain Michael Vaughan felt deceived by Jonathan Trott's revelation last weekend that he left England's Ashes tour of Australia suffering from "burn out", he revealed on Monday. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson in the first Test in Brisbane, England officials said he was suffering from a "stress-related illness". However, South Africa-born batsman Trott told Sky he'd been "burnt out" but was not depressed.

Cricket: Vaughan feels 'conned' by Trott exit

Former England captain Michael Vaughan felt deceived by Jonathan Trott's revelation last weekend that he left England's Ashes tour of Australia suffering from "burn out", he admitted on Monday. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, England officials said he was suffering from a "stress-related illness". Although an imprecise term, this was taken to mean South Africa-born batsman Trott was suffering from problems beyond the usual cares of international cricket.

Cricket: Clarke suffering fractured shoulder

Australia captain Michael Clarke's courageous century in the decisive Third Test against South Africa took on added significance Monday when it was revealed he played with a fractured shoulder. Clarke weathered a fearsome barrage of bouncers on the first day of the Cape Town Test this month, being hit on the forearm, elbow, shoulder and helmet in a fiery spell of short-pitched bowling by Morne Morkel. He went on to a make a pivotal 161 not out, hailed by many as the best knock of his career, to help his team deliver a 2-1 series victory.

Cricket: Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in S. Africa barrage

Australian captain Michael Clarke is suffering from a fractured shoulder stemming from the barrage of bouncers he faced during the third Test against South Africa, it was revealed Monday. Cricket Australia said the injury has forced him out of the domestic Sheffield Shield final this weekend. "Michael Clarke was injured as a result of being struck on the left shoulder during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town," said Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

Cricket: England hit by self-inflicted Stokes wound

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the forthcoming World Twenty20 tournament after breaking his hand while punching a locker during Thursday's five-run win over West Indies. Stokes suffered the embarrassing injury immediately after he was dismissed during the third Twenty20 international and his setback adds to England's injury woes ahead of the Twenty20 event. Stokes, 22, admitted the injury was a major disappointment on the eve of his country's departure from Barbados to Bangladesh.

Cricket: England hit by self-inflicted Stokes wound

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the forthcoming World Twenty20 tournament after breaking his hand while punching a locker during Thursday's five-run win over West Indies. Stokes suffered the embarrassing injury immediately after he was dismissed during the third Twenty20 international and his setback adds to England's injury woes ahead of the Twenty20 event. Stokes, 22, admitted the injury was a major disappointment on the eve of his country's departure from Barbados to Bangladesh.

Cricket: Trott 'guilty' over Ashes exit

England's Jonathan Trott has revealed he felt a sense of "guilt" after withdrawing early from the Ashes tour debacle in Australia with a stress-related illness. But the 32-year-old South Africa-born top-order batsman is confident he will be ready to make a return to cricket with county side Warwickshire in May. Trott, left England's Ashes tour of Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson in a crushing 381-run loss in the first Test at Brisbane. Before his exit, Trott said he feared being labelled a "nutcase".

Cricket: Samuels leads West Indies to 27-run victory

West Indies returned to winning ways in the shortest variety, defeating England by 27 runs in the first T20 International of a three-match series at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Sunday. Marlon Samuels, the star when the Caribbean side defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the last World T20 in Colombo 17 months ago, led the home team's effort with an unbeaten 69 as the West Indies totalled a competitive 170 for three. Samuels finished off a good afternoon's work in front of a celebratory full house with two wickets to seal the man of the match award.
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