Thursday, 6 August 2020

COVID-19

Shan, Babar Azam solid as rain plays spoilsport on day one

MANCHESTER: Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century as Pakistan closed a rain-shorted first day of the first Test against England on 139 for two at a gloomy and wet Old Trafford on Wednesday. Babar (69 not out) showed all his skill and class to weather an early storm from ...

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Pakistan and England cricket teams pay tribute to Covid-19 victims

MANCHESTER: Pakistan and England men’s cricket teams observed a one-minute silence before the start of the first Test at Old Trafford as mark of respect for all those affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, nearly 6,000 people out of 280,000 infected have lost their ...

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Anushka Sharma – In a rare ‘ask me anything’ session

BOLLYWOOD: On Tuesday, fuelled by a carbohydrate-high after gorging on a veg puff and a cream bun from a city bakery, Anushka Sharma was in the mood to spill some beans on social media. In a rare ‘ask me anything’ session, she tackled fan questions, talking about everything, from dealing ...

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What is the #FreeBritney movement about?

The #FreeBritney movement has resurfaced on social media after a decade of creating small waves regarding a legal arrangement called ‘conservatorship’ that controls most aspects of Britney Spears’ life. Even though the 38-year old singer seems to lead a healthy, happy life now, leaving behind her notorious reputation as a ...

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Bangladesh board denies not paying players ICC prize money

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) dismissed allegations from a players  body that its international cricketers have not been paid all their prize money. The Federation of International Cricketers  Associations (FICA) said in a report that the Bangladesh players have not been paid their share of the prize money from ...

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VIVO pulls out as IPL 2020 title sponsor

NEW DELHI: The BCCI had announced that all sponsors were being retained, but VIVO pulled out following criticism on social media in the backdrop of the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh in June VIVO has pulled out as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ...

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Draw the series, it would be equal to winning: Shahid Afridi

MANCHESTER: International cricket returned last month with the England-West Indies three-match Test series proving to be an absorbing affair between the two sides. From August 05 (Wednesday), the Azhar Ali-led Pakistan line-up will square off versus England in a three-match Test series, which will be followed by three T20Is. Ahead ...

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100th Salzburg festival kicks off under virus restrictions

LONDON: While many theatres, opera houses and concert halls across the globe remain closed, one of the world’s most prestigious summer music festivals has opened in Austria this weekend – with strict anti-coronavirus measures in place. Organisers of the annual Salzburg Festival had originally planned a glittering array of 200 ...

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Australian women stars slam timing of India’s T20 Challenge

ICC @ Twitter SYDNEY: Some of Australia’s top women s cricketers on Monday blasted a decision by India to schedule its T20 Challenge during the Big Bash League as a “huge shame” and “sad for the game”. Indian cricket bosses on Sunday said the women s T20 Challenge will take place in ...

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