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Lyon objects to ICC’s decision to broadcast stump mic audio

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has spoken out against the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to broadcast sound from the stump microphone at all times and the introduction of audible obscenities as a new offence. The ICC announced four new violations into its revised code of conduct on Monday - attempting to gain an unfair advantage (cheating, other than ball-tampering), personal abuse, audible obscenity and disobeying an umpire’s instructions. The governing body also introduced harsher sanctions for…

Australia bowl out India for 189 in 2nd Test

BANGALORE: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed eight wickets to help bowl out India for 189 on the opening day of the second Test in Bangalore on Saturday. Opener Lokesh Rahul top-scored with 90 before falling to Lyon, who recorded career-best figures of 8-50 as the hosts were dismissed in the final session after electing to bat first. The hosts were 168 for five at tea with opener Lokesh Rahul fighting on with an unbeaten half-century at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Rahul on 79 and Ravichandran Ashwin…