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Brendon McCullum to miss rest of IPL

NEW DELHI: New Zealand's Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League season with a hamstring strain, heaping fresh misery on his Gujarat Lions team. The dashing opener injured his left hamstring during the seven-wicket defeat against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday -- a result that saw the Lions being knocked out of contention for the playoffs. McCullum, 35, is currently the second-highest run-getter for Lions this season with 320 runs from 11 outings. "Injuries are not ideal but…

McCullum won’t forgive Cairns over fixing saga

DUBAI: Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Thursday he will never forgive Chris Cairns after his ex-teammate set out to destroy his credibility over match-fixing allegations. McCullum was the prosecution star witness in Cairns' perjury trial, which ended with the allrounder acquitted of all charges in a London court late last year. McCullum said he felt a moral obligation to testify about claims Cairns approached him with a "business proposition" about match-fixing in 2008. But the former batsman, who retired…

New Zealand’s McCullum selects his All Time XI

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has picked his All-Time Cricketing XI and has chosen some of the best cricketers of all time in his team. McCullum, who is celebrating his birthday today, however gave priority to his continent while choosing a team which otherwise comprises legends and master batsman and all-rounders. McCullum's openers are the hard hitting West Indian Chris Gayle and Indian little master Sachin Tendulkar. He chooses the former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting for the third slot, while the West…