Younis Khan denies ODI retirement plans

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has dismissed reports that he is going to retire from one-day international cricket.

The 37-year-old has claimed that a tweet from a supposedly official Younis profile is a "fake" Twitter account, that was contemplating retirement.
The right handed batsman, who has scored 7,203 runs in 263 ODIs - has insisted that he has no plans on hanging up his boots and is considering to recover from his best form.

He told AFP as quoted by the Indian Express"I have no Twitter account and it's (the story about his retirement) fake." We've added the 'retirement' tweet below. 

Meanwhile Pakistan to play their next World Cup group game against Zimbabwe in Brisbane on March 1, a match they must win to hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
28 February, 2015

Worcestershire re-sign Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal

Worcestershire have announced the re-signing of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal for his third spell at New Road in 2015.

The 37-year-old, was cleared to return to bowling in an international cricket earlier this month, after serving a five-month ban for an illegal action. 
He will be available for the second part of the campaign in July when not on international duty.

The off-spinner becomes the second overseas player to commit himself to the Pears, following the New Zealand all-rounder Colin Munro, who will play in the T20 Blast.

Saeed took 63 wickets in nine Division Two outings last term.

Worcestershire to begin their new campaign against the county champions Yorkshire on April 12.

Australian Shaun Tait returns to Essex for T20 Blast

The Essex County Cricket Club have secured the services of the former Australian bowler Shaun Tait for the NatWest T20 Blast this summer.
The 31-year-old has previously played his first stint in Chelmsford in 2013, where his performance helped the Eagles to reach the semi-finals of the competition.

The head coach Paul Grayson told the club's official website: "Shaun had such a positive impact around the club during his first spell.

"Not only on the pitch during the Twenty20 campaign, but he also spent time working with the younger players throughout the summer.

He took 16 wickets at an average of 17.18 during his first stint with the Essex Eagles.

Tait tweet his thoughts after re-joining the club :

IPL 8: Pune and Chennai set to return as host venues

Good news for Pune and Chennai residents as the IPL Governing Council have announced that Pune and Chennai stadiums have been included to the list of host venues for the eighth season of Indian Premier League after having missed out in 2014 due to valid reasons.

The 2015 Indian Premier League games will get underway on April 8, and the final match to be played on May 24,

The IPL governing council have also announced the dates for the next two seasons. 

The 2016 edition will be played between Apr 8-May 29, while the 2017 edition will commence on Apr 5-May 21.

Indian Premier League: 10 Most Expensive Players in History

Recently it was announced that auction for the 8th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on 16th February, 2015. 
This year around more than 450 players have been registered for the IPL auction and franchisees would be looking to fill their teams with top class cricketers, who can be a great match winners. 

Indian Premier League gets underway on 8th April 2015.
Here are the list of top ten most expensive players in IPL history.

10. Andrew Flintoff (Chennai -2009)
$1.55 million

9. Kevin Pietersen (Delhi – 2014)
$1.55 million

8. Irfan Pathan (Delhi – 2011)

7. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai-2012)
$2 million

6. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai-2011)
$2 million

5. Dinesh Karthik (Delhi- 2014)
$2.08 million

4. Robin Uthappa (Pune-2011)
$2.1 million

3. Yusuf Pathan (Kolkata -2011)
$2.1 million

2. Yuvraj Singh (Bangalore-2014)
$2.33 million

1. Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata-2011)
$ 2.4 million

04 February, 2015
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