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Amateur cricket leagues in England consider banning ‘Mankad’ dismissal to avoid ‘absolute carnage’
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Amateur cricket leagues in England consider banning ‘Mankad’ dismissal to avoid ‘absolute carnage’

Cricket clubs in England are reportedly discussing whether to ban the controversial “Mankad” dismissal, hoping to prevent ugly on-field confrontations this upcoming summer. After the Marylebone Cricket Club amended the Laws of Cricket last year, running out the non-striker during a bowler’s delivery stride has become an accepted practice among professional teams. Watch BBL12. Every...

‘Absolute rubbish’: Pat Cummins slams claims he lost $40 million sponsor
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‘Absolute rubbish’: Pat Cummins slams claims he lost $40 million sponsor

Pat Cummins says suggestions his concerns about climate change cost Cricket Australia a $40 million sponsorship deal with Alinta Energy are “absolute rubbish”. Cummins reportedly expressed his reservations to Cricket Australia about its sponsorship deal with Alinta Energy on the eve of the Test summer, sparking huge backlash towards the Australian Test captain. Watch BBL12....

‘There will be blood’: Grim warning as forgotten side of ‘Mankad’ drama emerges
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‘There will be blood’: Grim warning as forgotten side of ‘Mankad’ drama emerges

Former England star Mark Butcher has warned the “Mankad” revolution could result in “absolute carnage” at amateur level, predicting “there will be blood” this upcoming cricket summer. After the Marylebone Cricket Club amended the Laws of Cricket last year, running out the non-striker during a bowler’s delivery stride has become an accepted practice among professional...

‘I’ve got it down pat’: BBL on alert as Zampa sends bold Mankad warning
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‘I’ve got it down pat’: BBL on alert as Zampa sends bold Mankad warning

Spin star Adam Zampa hasn’t ruled out attempting another Mankad dismissal in Saturday night‘s BBL derby rematch adamant his failed attempt at the MCG started a movement towards destigmatising the legal mode of dismissal. The Melbourne Stars captain even declared he had the action “down pat” after a failed attempt to run out Tom Rogers...

‘That’s your warning, mate!’ Sixers veteran threatens Mankad as latest Big Bash furore erupts
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‘That’s your warning, mate!’ Sixers veteran threatens Mankad as latest Big Bash furore erupts

Sydney Sixers all-rounder Daniel Christian has become the latest Australian cricketer to join the “Mankad” craze, threatening to attempt the controversial dismissal during Sunday evening’s Big Bash League match at the SCG. In the penultimate over of the Perth Scorchers run chase, with 17 runs required from the final eight balls, Christian stopped during his...

Australia withdraws from ODI series against Afghanistan in response to Taliban’s treatment of women
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Australia withdraws from ODI series against Afghanistan in response to Taliban’s treatment of women

Cricket Australia has decided to withdraw from March’s ODI series against Afghanistan in response to the Taliban’s treatment of women, including growing restrictions on education and employment opportunities. The Australian men’s team was scheduled to face Afghanistan in three ODIs in the United Arab Emirates as part of the ICC Super League, but the white-ball...