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Pietersen fined over Big Bash mic comment

SYDNEY: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has been charged with a code of conduct breach in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League and fined, Cricket Australia said on Friday. He was reported for breaching CA's code of conduct in making a comment detrimental to the interests of cricket while playing for Melbourne Stars against the Perth Scorchers in a BBL semi-final in Perth on January 24. The offence occurred during the Scorchers' innings, when batsman Sam Whiteman was given not out following an appeal for caught…

Big Bash League: Henriques helps Sydney Sixers toil Sydney Thunder in opener

SYDNEY: Sydney Sixers humbled Sydney Thunder by nine wickets in the opening game of the Big Bash League played at Sydney Showground Stadium on Tuesday, ARY News reported. Sixers' captain Moises Henriques and opener Daniel Hughes scored unbeaten half centuries to help their side clinch a convincing win in the league opener. Thunder, invited to take guard, amassed 159/8 in their given 20 overs as Ryan Gibson contributed 53 runs off 43 balls with six boundaries to his name while Pat Cummins hit three sixes as he scored 30…