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Clarke backs ‘dumped’ White

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Melbourne: Australian Test and ODI captain Michael Clarke is confident that ‘dumped’ all-rounder Cameron White will break back into the ODI team soon. Clarke’s comments come after White was dropped from the 14-man squad for next month’s ODI series against Sri Lanka. “It is a tough call because he is a wonderful player and has been a big part of the one-day team for a while now,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Clarke, as saying. “I am very confident he will continue to work hard in the nets and keep putting the runs on the board whether it be for Victoria or in Twenty20,” he added. (ANI)

Somerset spinner sets new T20 record

London: Somerset’s British-Malaysian spinner Arul Suppiah took world-record Twenty20 figures of 6-5 in a five-wicket victory away to Glamorgan Dragons in Cardiff on Tuesday. ppiah’s record figures – which bettered Sohail Tanvir’s 6-14 for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League in May 2008 – came from 3.4 overs as all 10 Glamorgan wickets fell to Somerset spinners. Glamorgan were put into bat and had no answer to Suppiah and Somerset’s other two spinners, Murali Kartik and Max Waller.With the match reduced to 18 overs per side because of rain, Glamorgan were dismissed for just 98 in 17.4 overs. (ANI)

Seniors leak information: Pak manager

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has accused some senior players of leaking sensitive information to the media. Naming former captain Shahid Afridi, Intikhab said in a television interview that such players also interfered in management matters. “The biggest problem I have faced is that some players try to interfere in management issues; when that happens then problems occur,” said the former Test cricketer. “Everyone needs to know what his role is in the team,” he said. “Another big problem is that some players leak out information to the media about team meetings and happenings which are not meant for public consumption. That leads to misunderstandings and problems team,” stressed Intikhab. (IANS)

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