Sunday, 15 December 2019

AFP

Shahid Afridi completed a century of ducks

DHAKA: Pakistan’s legendary former all-rounder Shahid Afridi completed a century of ducks in competitive cricket, while representing Dhaka Platoon against Rajshahi Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). England’s all-rounder Ravi Bopara removed Afridi on his first ball which led to the embarrassing record. The all-rounder has been dismissed for ...

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Rain delays third day of historic Pakistan, Sri Lanka Test

RAWALPINDI:  Bad light halted play in Rawalpindi on Friday as conditions continued to play havoc with Pakistan´s first home Test in a decade, against Sri Lanka. After day three´s first session was washed out by wet weather, only 27 minutes of play was possible before the players walked off with ...

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Suu Kyi criticised in court over ‘silence’ on Myanmar rape claims

LONDON: The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi’s “silence” over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s top court. Lawyers for the mostly Muslim African country said her arguments that Myanmar’s 2017 military crackdown was a “clearance operation” ...

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Marnus Labuschagne ton stalls Kiwis in day-night Test

PERTH: Emerging Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne posted his third successive Test century to frustrate a resilient New Zealand attack on the opening day of the first Test in Perth. After Australia won a potentially pivotal toss in scorching heat and elected to bat in the first ever day-night Test in ...

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Asghar Afghan returns as Afghanistan captain

KABUL: Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including ...

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Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

ALGIERS: Algerian police violently dispersed an anti-vote protest in Algiers, on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election. As a helicopter flew overhead, more than 200 anti-riot police charged protesters assembled outside the capital’s central post office, injuring at least eight people, an AFP journalist said. About 30 protesters ...

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US, Mexico, Canada to sign deal finalizing trade agreement

MEXICO CITY: The United States, Mexico and Canada are expected to sign a deal finalizing their new trade agreement, capping more than two years of negotiations and paving the way to ratification. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who will chair a meeting of officials from the three countries at ...

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Ed Sheeran named artist of the decade

LONDON: Pop megastar Ed Sheeran has been crowned the UK’s Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade. The 28-year-old Ed – who was still little known 10 years ago – has been honoured with the Official Chart Record Breaker Award accolade by the Official Charts Company to recognise his achievement ...

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South African cricketers refuse to deal with board

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s cricket crisis continued when the South African Cricketers’ Association repeated its call for Cricket South Africa’s board to resign – and said it would refuse to negotiate with any members of the board. SACA chief executive Tony Irish said his organisation, which represents the country’s professional ...

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Lord’s and Hove to stage inaugural Hundred finals

LONDON: Lord’s and Hove will stage next year’s inaugural finals of English cricket’s controversial new Hundred competition, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Hove, in Sussex, will be the venue for the women’s final on August 14, with Lord’s, widely regarded as the sport’s spiritual home, staging the men’s ...

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