Yasir triumphs in stunning Big Bash finale

Lashings set for Gulf return

Lashings will be returning to the Gulf in the Spring, following the success of October's clash at the West End Stadium. A crowd of over 10,000 Brian Lara's World XI beat Sanath Jayasuriya's Asia XI by five runs in a thriller last month. A tour to Qatar and Jeddah will take place around Easter 2015, full details to follow. ... read more
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YASIR Arafat clinched victory for the Perth Scorchers at the Big Bash on Wednesday night in one of the all-time classic T20 finals. The Pakistan all-rounder survived a hat-trick ball from the Sydney Sixers' Brett Lee, the Aussie great's last ever first class delivery, and scrambled a single to see Perth home in an astonishing finale in Canberra. Batting with his fellow Lashings All-Star Michael Carberry at the other end, Yasir rescued Perth after they were on the brink of collapse. Yasir helped limit the Sixers to 147-5, taking 1-37 in his four overs and Perth seemed to be coasting home, with just eight needed from Lee's last over. Carberry may well have assumed the job was done after hitting seven from the first three balls, but Lee then bowled Nathan Coulter-Nile befor castling Whiteman with his very next delivery, leaving Yasir to face the final ball with a single still needed. "The Iceman" managed to steer the ball to mid-wicket but looked certain to be run out, only for Henriques to fumble the throw. On behalf of everyone associated with Lashings we'd like to congratulate Yasir and Michael on winning a wonderful final.

Hunting for Treasure in Jamaica

THE Lashings backroom team are currently in Jamaica, inspecting the facilities at Treasure Beach ahead of a planned tour. Based at Jakes Hotel, the crew are on a fact-finding mission and will be catching up with Jakes owner Jason Henzell, one of Lashings' global partners for the 2015 season. Treasure Beach recently hosted a Twenty20 tournament during which the Jamaicans Courtney Walsh and Jimmy Adams, both Lashings stalwarts, expressed their wish to see international cricket played at the venue. More to follow.

Mediawatch: Lashings visit a prelude for Pakistan?


THE Lashings All-Stars visit to Doha attracted huge media coverage in the Gulf and the success of the event, with over 10,000 watching the World XI take on an Asia XI, means that Qatar could soon host international cricket on a more regular basis Al Jazeera TV reported (above) that the Pakistan national team could be poised to make Qatar its new home and revealed that talks have taken place between the hosts and the PCB. The Gulf Times gave the contest a glowing review: "the organisers could not have chosen a better time and players in their aim to promote the game in the region. They pitted cricket’s two finest left-handed batsmen -- Brian Lara and Sanath Jayasuriya -- against each other and the crowd was thrilled to see the two legendary run-getters right in front of their eyes." And The Peninsular was similarly excited by the game, saying that Lara and Jayasuriya had "dazzled" the crowd.

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