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T20 needs eight runs for a big hit, says cricket legend Jones

T20 needs eight runs for a big hit, says cricket legend Jones By Afp Published: 22:01 EDT, 25 May 2018 | Updated: 22:01 EDT, 25 May 2018 Traditional five-day Tests face a fight for their survival as crowds move to T20s, says Australian legend Dean Jones Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.

Blind women cricket team launched

Blind women cricket team launched LAHORE: The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) on Friday launched its blind women cricket team with members of the national women cricket team players Nain Abidi, Javeira Wadood and Naheed Bibi made their presence mandatory to their encouragement.

Smith looks set for Global T20 Canada event

Smith looks set for Global T20 Canada event LOS ANGELES: Disgraced former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith appears poised to return to the game after being named Thursday among the marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada event.

De Silva quits WI tour after father’s murder

De Silva quits WI tour after father’s murder COLOMBO: The father of Sri Lankan cricket allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.

Smith looks set for Canada T20 event

Smith looks set for Canada T20 event LOS ANGELES: Disgraced former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith appears poised to return to the game after being named Thursday among the marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada event.

Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe

Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe LONDON: Pakistan will give up wearing ‘smart watches’ after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day’s play of the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday.

ICC chiefs struggle to regulate T20s rise

ICC chiefs struggle to regulate T20s rise NEW DELHI: Asian nations are clamping down on the number of Twenty20 leagues players can compete in as global cricket chiefs struggle to regulate the format’s phenomenal rise.

De Villiers invited by Quetta to be part of PSL-4

De Villiers invited by Quetta to be part of PSL-4 LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators have formally invited AB de Villiers to be in action for the next edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL-4), asking him to consider the option.

SL scales back squad after Silva pullout

SL scales back squad after Silva pullout COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board will not replace all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva who withdrew from a tour of the West Indies following the murder of his father, officials said Friday.

Smith returns to Windies Test squad

Smith returns to Windies Test squad KINGSTON: Devon Smith is back in West Indies’ Test squad after a gap of nearly three years.