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Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal sliced through the lower order

Pakistan v England, 2011-12

England fail first trial by spin

Facing up to quality spinners in foreign conditions, the England batsmen were found severely wanting in both their technique and application

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County news

MCC announce side for pink-ball fixture

The MCC has selected a blend of youthful promise, Test experience and county stalwarts for the traditional season opener against the County Champions.

A prototype pink ball

Champion County v MCC, Abu Dhabi, 2010

MCC to stage floodlit season opener

The county champions, Durham, will play against MCC in the world's first floodlit four-day game in Abu Dhabi next March, after it was confirmed that the traditional opening fixture of the English season would be shifted from Lord's to the Zayed Internatio

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Pakistan v India 2008-09

Abu Dhabi offers to host India-Pakistan series

The Abu Dhabi Cricket Council has offered to step in as host for Pakistan's home series against India scheduled early next year, if concerns over security in Pakistan persisted

A new battle follows Sharjah's demise

Today Abu Dhabi ... tomorrow Dubai?

The rise of Abu Dhabi as a venue for one-day cricket is the final nail in the coffin of the Emirates' original cricket stadium, Sharjah. But even as it staged its first major international match last month, the future of the state-of-the-art Sheikh Zayed

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Event slammed as a 'money-making exercise'

Abu Dhabi tri-series could be shelved

A planned tri-nations tournament in Abu Dhabi in September involving India, Pakistan and Australia may be shelved ... and it has been labelled as no more than a 'money-making exercise' by the Australia Cricketers' Association

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Tri-series provisionally set for September-October

Abu Dhabi keen to expand

The Abu Dhabi Cricket Council has announced provisional plans to host a tri-nation one-day series in September or October following what it described as the success of the DLF Cup