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Michael Clarke puts PSL rumours to rest

Updated: Oct 05, 2016 12:03 IST      
Michael Clarke puts PSL rumours to rest

Melbourne [Australia], Oct.5 (ANI): Former Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has confirmed he will not be playing next year's Pakistan Super League (PSL), thus putting an end to months-long speculation that he would make a return to cricket .

Earlier, there were reports that Clarke had been allocated into the upcoming PSL draft's highest salary-cap category, alongside a host of current and former international players.

The 35-year-old, however, clarified through his Twitter account that he would not be a part of Pakistan's Twenty20 League.

"No I won't be," confirmed Clarke, who retired from all forms of cricket following the disastrous Ashes series in England last August.

Clarke, who returned to Sydney grade cricket with Western Suburbs in February before featuring in the Hong Kong Twenty20 tournament in May, had earlier ruled out his possible return to this year's Big Bash League ( BBL) by opting to join Channel Nine's commentary team for the Test summer.

Earlier, the PSL had announced that England internationals Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy and Steve Finn would all be up for grabs for the 2017 tournament, cricket.com.au reported.

While the inaugural edition of the tournament was held entirely in the UAE, PSL chairman Najam Sethi had suggested in August that the finals of next year's event could be held in Pakistan if they secure agreements from foreign players to travel there.

The draft for the 2017 edition of the PSL is slated to be held on October 18 and October 19. (ANI)

Kevin Mitchell Jr to step down as Gabba curator

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 09:58 IST     

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Dimitrov, Muguruza lift maiden Cincinnati Masters title

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 09:40 IST     

Cincinnati [U.S.A], August 21 (ANI): Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov continued to perform at his menacing best as he trounced Australian player Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to lift his maiden 2017 Western and Southern Open trophy in Cincinnati here on Monday.

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Lucknow [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Jaipur Pink Panthers held their nerve in the closing minutes to edge past UP Yoddha 24-22 in an exhilarating match of the in the Pro Kabaddi League here at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium last evening.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Lakshay Sheoran and Manisha Keer won India a bronze medal in the mixed team trap competition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup Shotgun, presently underway in Porpetto, Italy.

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India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in first ODI

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 21:04 IST     

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Indian spinners restrict Lanka to 216 in Dambulla ODI

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 18:15 IST     

Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 20 (ANI): India bundled out Sri Lanka for mere 216 runs in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.

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World No. 1 Nadal to begin 2018 at Brisbane International

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 16:46 IST     

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India opt to field against Sri Lanka in ODI series opener

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 14:20 IST     

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Muguruza, Dimitrov eye maiden Cincinnati Masters` title

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 11:47 IST     

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India come back from behind to beat Mauritius 2-1

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 11:16 IST     

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England rout Windies in Edgbaston Test

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 10:31 IST     

Birmingham [UK], August 20 (ANI): England crushed West Indies by an innings and 209 runs inside three days in their inaugural day/night Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday.

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Dambulla: India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 08:28 IST     

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Never felt Anil Kumble was strict: Wriddhiman Saha

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 14:34 IST     

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