Round-up: The Sixth Team resold, Jamshed charged, Smith denied BPL participation
Sixth PSL team, formerly Multan Sultans, resold for $44.5 million
The Multan Consortium, led by Ali Khan Tareen, son of businessman and politician Jahangir Khan Tareen, won the franchise rights for the ‘Sixth Team’ of Pakistan Super League for $6.35 million per annum.
The rights have been awarded for a period of seven years according to a statement released by the PCB.
Jozi Stars take inaugural MSL title
The Jozi Stars bagged Mzansi Super League title after a brilliant bowling performance paved the way for an easy eight-wicket win over the disappointing Cape Town Blitz at Newlands.
Mathews, Mendis and rain save Sri Lanka in New Zealand Test
Sri Lanka battled to a rain-affected draw in the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday after the Black Caps were unable to break an epic stand by Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews.
The tourists were 287 for three in their second innings -- still nine runs away from an innings defeat -- when the umpires called time with only 13 overs bowled on the final day.
Australia crush India by 146 runs to square series
Australia captain Tim Paine was a relieved man after his team beat India by 146 runs in Perth Tuesday to level the series with their first Test win since the ball-tampering 'sandpapergate' scandal that rocked international cricket.
Bangladesh level T20 series against West Indies
Shakib Al Hasan starred with both bat and ball as Bangladesh edged West Indies by 36 runs in the second T20I to level the three-match series in Dhaka on Thursday.
Sakib claimed 5-20, his maiden five-wicket haul in T20I, helping Bangladesh bowl out West Indies for 175 runs after his unbeaten 42 off 26 balls played a hand in Bangladesh’s record score of 211-4.
Smith denied BPL participation
Bangladesh's Cricket Board barred former Steve Smith from the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League following an objection raised by some franchises.
"The rule of the tournament is that if a franchise takes a replacement, his name should be in the list of initial players' draft. But Smith's name was not there," said BCB chief Nizamuddin Chowdhury.
Nasir Jamshed charged in UK with bribery offences
Banned former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed has been charged in Britain with bribery offences as part of an investigation into spot-fixing.
Jamshed and two British nationals – Yousaf Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz – were served with written summonses, charging them each with two counts of bribery, the National Crime Agency said.
WV Raman named head coach of India women's team
Former India batsman W.V. Raman has been appointed head coach of the women's cricket team, days after an acrimonious row over Mithali Raj's omission from the Twenty20 World Cup.
Former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten was the top choice but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said he was ineligible due to an ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
PCB to pay 60% of BCCI’s legal costs in compensation case
The International Cricket Council's Dispute Panel ordered the Pakistan Cricket Board to pay 60% of the legal costs incurred by the Board of Control for Cricket in India while presenting its case in relation to compensation damages claimed by their neighbours.
UAE suspends three players following Twitter rant
The Emirates Cricket Board fined and suspended three players for critical comments they made on social media during the Emerging Teams Asia Cup earlier this month.
Rohan Mustafa, the UAE captain, as well as Ahmed Raza and Rameez Shahzad, the two longest-serving players in the national team, have been barred from playing international cricket for eight weeks.