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Suspended Australia captain Smith set to play in Canada

SYDNEY, Australia — Steve Smith’s comeback to cricket looks set to begin in Canada with the suspended former Australia captain being named as a marquee player in a Canadian Twenty20 league.

Pakistan reaches 67-2 as Ireland starts life in test cricket

DUBLIN — Pakistan reached lunch on 67-2 Saturday after Ireland had a first ball in test cricket to remember.

Justin Langer confirmed as new Australia head cricket coach

MELBOURNE, Australia — Former test opener Justin Langer was confirmed as the new head coach of the Australian cricket team on Thursday, taking over from Darren Lehmann who resigned after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

Ex-Aussie captain Clarke wishes ball tampering just a dream

Australians awoke on Sunday to news the national cricket team deliberately cheated, and former captain Michael Clarke hoped he was just dreaming.

Marsh brothers score centuries, emulate Waugh twins at SCG

SYDNEY, Australia — So often the subject of criticism regarding selection in the Australian test cricket team, Shaun and Mitch Marsh shared milestone centuries together on a remarkable Sunday in the fifth Ashes test against England.

Australia captain says Warner should be OK for Ashes opener

BRISBANE, Australia — Australia cricket captain Steve Smith says opener David Warner is “very confident” that will be able to play in Thursday’s opener of the Ashes series despite sustaining a neck injury in training.

Australia win toss and bat in 3rd ODI

INDORE, India — Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first in the third one day international against India at Indore on Sunday.

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Stringent security in place for PSL final in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) Thousands of spectators endured long queues and navigated stringent security checkpoints hours ahead of a high profile cricket match on Sunday in Pakistan’s biggest city, the first time in nine years that it has hosted a game of such stature.

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