Saturday, 24 August 2019

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Morris welcomes Pakistan back to Cardiff for T20I in 2020

LONDON: Glamorgan’s chief executive Hugh Morris has expressed his delight at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) allotting Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens one of the three T20Is between England and Pakistan in 2020, while hoping that the game attracts a full house. The ECB on Wednesday announced the home fixtures ...

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Eurozone Inflation Slows Further

Inflation in the eurozone slowed to 1.0 percent in July, official data showed, sliding further away from the European Central Bank’s target of just below 2.0 percent. Revised figures from the Eurostat agency showed prices across the 19-nation single currency area showed inflation falling from 1. 3 percent in June ...

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Azhar Mahmood believes fitness main problem for Pakistan cricket

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood believed that Pakistan team’s fielding, batting and bowling improved but there were issues with the fitness of players, there were a lot of unfit players. Azhar Mahmood said people have to be given time, you can’t produce overnight. “Throughout the period, the Pakistan Cricket ...

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TV umpires to call front-foot no-balls on trial basis

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will be identifying few upcoming limited-overs series over the next six months in which trials will be conducted wherein TV umpires would be calling the front-foot no-balls, ICC General Manager Cricket Operations Geoff Allardice confirmed. “Broadly, yes the same technology as 2016 will be ...

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Pakistan need practical trainers not laptop coaches: Javed Miandad

LONDON: Former captain Javed Miandad believes that Pakistan needs practical trainers and not laptop coaches to meet the challenges of international cricket. “You may hire coaches at the district level. These coaches may use laptops or other digital coaching methodologies for the strength and conditioning of our upcoming players. But ...

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Afridi smashes match-winning 81 in Global T20 Canada

TORONTO: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi rolled back the years as he smashed a blistering half-century for Brampton Wolves in their Global T20 Canada fixture against Edmonton Royals. The all-rounder made 81 runs off 40 deliveries with the help of 10 boundaries and five sixes, with his knock helping his ...

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Shoaib Akhtar expresses disappointment at Amir’s retirement

KARACHI: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has expressed disappointment at fast bowler Mohammad’s Amir’s announcement to retire from Test cricket. “I’m really thoroughly disappointed. At this age (27) I was at peak of my of career, while he is retiring,” Shoaib said in a video message. He feared that after Amir ...

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UN chief stands ready to mediate Kashmir dispute

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Tuesday renewed his good office offer aimed at resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, provided both sides agree. Replying to a question at a briefing about US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate the Kashmir dispute, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesman Farhan ...

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