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    Cricket All Stars 2017 to feature Kevin Pietersen, Shahid Afridi

    Here's some good news for cricket fans who love to indulge in nostalgia — your favourite retired cricketers are set to return in the second edition of the Cricket All-Stars.

    The T20 league started in 2015 saw three T20 matches between teams consisting of retired international cricket stars distributed in two teams: Sachin Tendulkar Blasters and Shane Warne Warriors, and were held across the United States of America.

    The series did not take place this year, but will be back in 2017, as Shane Warne announced on his official Facebook page. "The Cricket Superstars ​is excited to announce that it's back again in 2017 & it's a huge pleasure to announce these players who have signed up to play with more legends to announce soon," read his post.

    While the list of players mentioned has largely the same line-up as last year, it does throw up a few interesting additions as well. Some new names include Brendon McCullum, Michael Clarke and Mitchell Johnson, all of whom have retired in the last year, as well as Adam Gilchrist, Darren Gough, Stephen Fleming, and Kevin Pietersen.

    Yes, Pietersen has been announced as one of the legends set to take part in the league, which is meant exclusively for retired players.

    Does this mean the England player's official retirement is on the cards?

    Pietersen's decision to call it quits won't come as a surprise as the 36-year-old hasn't played for England since 2014 and is seen more behind the microphone than in front of the stumps in the last few years. KP's exit from England was both controversial and acrimonious. He was dropped after the 2013-14 Ashes loss, despite being the leading run-scorer for England. His relationship with the team management was said to have broken down beyond repair, and he was eventually not selected for England's next tour following a unanimous decision by the ECB.

    Meanwhile, another player whose inclusion in Warne's list has raised eyebrows is Pakistan's Shahid Afridi. While Afridi has flirted with retirement more often than any other player in cricket, he is still considered an active player, having played his last international match in the 2016 ICC World T20. While this may be that one final nail that confirms the end of his international career, with Afridi one can never be sure.

    Check out the full list of players here:

    • Brian Lara (WI)
    • Jacques Kallis (SA)
    • Kevin Pietersen (ENG)
    • Brendan McCullum (NZ)
    • Shahid Afridi (PAK)
    • Glenn McGrath (AUS)
    • Wasim Akram (PAK)
    • Ricky Ponting (AUS)
    • Shoaib Akhtar (PAK)
    • Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
    • Mahela Jayawardena (SL)
    • Michael Clarke (AUS)
    • Graeme Smith (SA)
    • Shaun Pollock (SA)
    • Michael Vaughan (ENG)
    • Mitchell Johnson (AUS)
    • Matthew Hayden (AUS)
    • Adam Gilchrist (AUS)
    • Graeme Swann (ENG)
    • Jonty Rhodes (SA)
    • Daniel Vettori (NZ)
    • Darren Gough (ENG)
    • Andrew Symonds (AUS)
    • Allan Donald (SA)
    • Stephen Fleming (NZ)

    http://www.firstpost.com/sports/reti...i-3111914.html


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    Wow - how exciting. Not.


    Politics trumps intelligence (pun intended).

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    There is a reason that they don't play cricket anymore. Because they suck.


    "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." --Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    There is a reason that they don't play cricket anymore. Because they suck.
    Well your a smart fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Well your a smart fella.
    If someone wants to watch them, go on YouTube.


    "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." --Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    If someone wants to watch them, go on YouTube.
    I still don't think you get it...

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    What if afridi wants to play 2019 wc later


    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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    Cricket Superstars 2017

    Hello,

    Does anyone have any updates to the Cricket Superstars Tournament? Meant to take place in September

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sport...confirmed.html
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 17th July 2017 at 21:26.

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    Mitchell Johnson will absolutely wreck havoc against these oldies if he plays


    Moeen & Root: The future of English Cricket.

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    What happend to this? Its Mid September already

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    Probably not happening...

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    LOL it was a flop cuz only indians came to watch oldies jiggle around the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Garrett View Post
    LOL it was a flop cuz only indians came to watch oldies jiggle around the field.
    Anyone who watched the match in NYC will tell you that Shoaib Akhtar was certainly going fast. And Akram, Sehwag, Ponting, and Sangakkara were wonderful as well.

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    Experimented in US and cricket won't take up in US for at least another 100 years. So, why not play in country where cricket is actually liked, watched and crowd exist to watch.

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    The previous edition was actually pretty good to watch.

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    The level of cricket was downright boring, As much as I loved each and every one of those individuals seeing them huff and puff was hilarious and quite despressing in equal mesaure

    In Short ~ Not a very bright Idea tbh.

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    I live in the USA and if they play in Chicago this time around I will definitely make the drive to watch these legends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zn426 View Post
    Anyone who watched the match in NYC will tell you that Shoaib Akhtar was certainly going fast. And Akram, Sehwag, Ponting, and Sangakkara were wonderful as well.
    I saw all 3 games and it was embarrassing. I have seen these guys at their peaks and now for money at the false pretense of spreading the game they were gasping for breath. If you watched the games you would know that 99.9% of the crowd was indians lol
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 19th September 2017 at 03:45.

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    I think it was in november in 2015 guys

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    Apart from Sangakara, I can't see anyone else performing like they used to back in the days.

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