Mike Hesson turns down Pakistan coaching job
Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has reportedly turned down an offer by the Pakistan Cricket Board to take over from Mickey Arthur as the head coach.
Hesson, who enjoyed a successful stint as Black Caps head coach from 2012 to 2018, declined the offer to coach the Pakistan men’s national cricket team.
Hesson was also approached by Bangladesh’s cricket board, but he turned down that offer as well. South African Russell Domingo was announced as Bangladesh’s new coach last week.
Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq meanwhile remains the favourite for Pakistan head coach job. According to a source, Hesson declined the offers because he wasn't keen to return to the year-round schedule of international coaching and give up his television commitments with Star Sports.
Cummins double stuns England after Smith makes brave 92 in second Ashes Test
Australia's Steve Smith returned to make 92 after a sickening blow to the neck before England captain Joe Root fell for the first golden duck of his Test career as Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls on a dramatic fourth day of the second Ashes clash at Lord's.
England were 96-4 in their second innings, a lead of 104 runs, when rain forced an early close on Saturday.
But with one day left, Australia know early wickets on Sunday could leave them in a position to press for a victory that would put them 2-0 up in a five-match series.
England will now look to Ben Stokes, dropped twice on his way to 16 not out, and Jos Buttler 10 not out to keep Australia at bay.
Smith's 92 was the centrepiece of Australia's 250 all out in reply to England's first innings 258.
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Umar Akmal reports fixing approach
Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal has reported a fixing approach made to him during his ongoing stint at the Global T20 Canada league by a former Pakistan Test cricketer, suggest reports.
The former international has reported the approach to the Pakistan Cricket Board and the matter is being looked into by the Canadian league’s anti-corruption team.
Several high-profile Pakistani cricketers, including former captains Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi, are featuring in the Canadian league.
The 29-year-old Umar Akmal is part of the Winnipeg Hawks and has reportedly named an official of his franchise.
Failure to report a fixing approach can lead to a maximum ban of five years.