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Smaller bats, sendings-off among new cricket laws

LONDON: Cricket's law-makers are to limit bat-sizes and introduce sendings-off among a new batch of rules which will take effect this year, they said. Bats will be measured with a "bat gauge" to make sure they don't exceed 108mm (4.25 inches) in width, 67mm in depth and 40mm at the edges, the Marylebone Cricket Club announced. Umpires will also be able to send players from the field -- temporarily or permanently -- for serious offences like acts of violence in the first new Code of Laws issued since 2000. A steady…

Pakistan aims to qualify and win the Women’s World Cup: Sana Mir

Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir has expressed hope ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Colombo saying that the team is aiming to win the event. Speaking to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about the team's prospects, the women’s captain said that the tournament provides big incentives to teams which will help their progress in the future. “We know the enormity of the task as well as its importance and that makes us more passionate and determined to do well in this event,” said…