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England have no chance in Ashes without Stokes, says Chappell

LONDON: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes England “haven’t got a hope in hell” of winning the Ashes if all-rounder Ben Stokes is sidelined following a street brawl outside a Bristol nightclub. Stokes, vice-captain of the test side, was named in England’s 16-man squad for the Ashes tour starting in November but was suspended on Thursday until further investigation into the incident. “They can’t win without him (Stokes) for a number of reasons,” Chappell told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph on Thursday.…

Sir Richards, Ian Chappell talk for return of international cricket to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Cricket legends Sir Vivian Richards and former Australian captain Ian Chappell have said international cricket should return to Pakistan, underlining crowd and players are starved to watch the game being played in their own country. Pakistan has been starved of the international cricket since the March 2009 terror attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore. Security concerns expressed by a number of foreign players and cricket boards after the attack have prevented international cricket teams returning to Pakistan who…

Pakistan should not be called for future tours, says ex-Aussie skipper

SYDNEY: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that Pakistan should not be invited for tours in the land down under, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The ex-captain urged Pakistan to stay home if they can't improve their performance. He said that the Asian side's fielding was unsatisfactory and captaincy was ineffective. Chappell said, "Cricket Australia have got to start saying ‘listen if things don’t improve we will stop with the invites’.” It should be noted that Pakistan suffered a 3-0 whitewash in the…