Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Cricket

Nasir Jamshed pleads guilty to bribery offences

LONDON: Former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed will be sentenced in February after pleading guilty in a British court to conspiring to bribe other players to spot-fix a Twenty20 match, the BBC has reported. The 30-year-old was banned for 10 years in August 2018 by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part ...

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Pakistan set for first real ‘home’ Test in a decade

LONDON: There is a lot more at stake than World Test Championship points for Pakistan when they host Sri Lanka in a two-match series this month as the country hosts its first Tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore. That attack ...

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England women score comfortable win over Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: England openers Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt registered centuries to set-up their team’s 75-run win in the first of three ODIs, played in Kuala Lumpur. The pair put on 188 for the first wicket, in a 34-over-long stand, after skipper Heather Knight won the toss and opted to ...

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Simmons powers West Indies to series-levelling T20 win in India

HIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opener Lendl Simmons struck an attacking 67 to lead the West Indies to a series-levelling eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international. Simmons put on crucial partnerships including a 73-run opening stand with Evin Lewis, who made 40, as West Indies chased down 171 in 18.3 overs ...

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Comeback against Sri Lanka is like ‘debut’: Fawad Alam

KARACHI: Cricketer Fawad Alam has said that his comeback to Test cricket during the Sri Lanka Test series is like a second ‘debut’. Speaking at a press conference in Karachi on Sunday, Alam said he feels as though he is debuting in Test cricket once again since his first match ...

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I don’t want to be a format specialist, Virat Kohli

HYDERABAD: India skipper Virat Kohli might have struggled in the first half of his innings against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, but he put all that behind him to ensure that he was the pillar around whom the team completed another successful run-chase. This time, India in ...

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Bob Willis ‘only one to hit me’, Kapil Dev says

NEW DELHI: Bob Willis was a “terror to face,” Indian great Kapil Dev said, revealing that the England fast bowling legend, who has died aged 70, was the only one to ever hit him with the ball. In a Test in England, Willis pitched the ball short and Dev went ...

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Sri Lanka name Mickey Arthur as head coach

COLOMBO: South African Mickey Arthur has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s head coach on a two-year contract, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Thursday. The 51-year-old former first class cricketer has enjoyed a more illustrious career as a head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and ...

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England appoint Jeetan Patel as spin-bowling consultant

LONDON: Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed as England s spin bowling consultant for their upcoming tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. Patel had performed a similar role during the T20I leg of England s tour of New Zealand, which England won 3-2. The 39-year-old will ...

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Former England cricket captain Bob Willis dies

LONDON: Former England captain and fearsome pace bowler Bob Willis has died aged 70, his family announced on Wednesday. Willis, who captained his country between 1982 and 1984, played in 90 Test matches with his most memorable performance taking eight for 43 in the Australian second innings of the third ...

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