Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Cricket

‘Too exciting a game for a pregnant lady’: Anushka on IPL win

MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma was elated on the match-winning performance of Virat Kohli after the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper led his team to the stunning victory against Mumbai Indians in an important Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match on Monday. “Phew! too exciting game for a pregnant lady. What a team this ...

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Bangladesh call off Sri Lanka Test series

DHAKA: Bangladesh called off the forthcoming Test series in Sri Lanka because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the hosts they say make preparing impossible. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures – which included players being confined to their rooms ...

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Australia’s Afghanistan test, one-day series v New Zealand postponed

MELBOURNE: Australia’s one-off test against Afghanistan and one-day series against New Zealand have been postponed to the 2021-22 season due to scheduling “complexity” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Australia were to play their first home test against Afghanistan in Perth from Nov. 21 and three ...

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Byrom gives Somerset upper hand in Bob Willis Trophy final

LONDON: Eddie Byrom played the innings of his career by hitting 117 of Somerset s 301 to take the upper hand over Essex on day two of the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lords. Byrom came into this showpiece with a top-score of 30 in the competition and an average of ...

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Former Australia batsman Dean Jones Passes Away

MUMBAI: Former Australian cricketer, commentator and Karachi Kings coach Dean Jones has passed away at the age of 59 after having a cardiac arrest in India. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a ...

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Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan for ODI, T20 series

LAHORE: Zimbabwe Cricket have received government permission for a six-match limited overs tour of Pakistan in October-November, officials confirmed on Wednesday. The teams will play three One-Day Internationals between October 30 and November 3, and another three Twenty20 International fixtures that have been pencilled in for Nov 7-10. The ODI ...

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Boxing, mental health coach for Australia’s ‘bubble’ cricketers

SYDNEY: Australia have appointed a mental health manager and introduced boxing sessions to help players cope with life in anti-coronavirus ‘bubbles’, with some facing the prospect of months in controlled environments as international cricket resumes. The Australians, minus those at the Indian Premier League, are now in 14 days’ isolation ...

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IPL umpire ‘man of the match’ after short-run howler

DUBAI: Kings XI Punjab lodged a formal complaint over an umpiring error which proved critical in their narrow Indian Premier League loss to the Delhi Capitals. The second match of the world s richest Twenty20 tournament ended in a tie on Sunday before Punjab lost out in a super over. But ...

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‘Racism is real’: Daren Sammy urges cricket bosses to do better

LONDON: Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has urged cricket’s governing bodies to treat racism more seriously and pay it the same attention they give to upholding the integrity of the game. Athletes across the world have spoken out about racism in sport as part of the Black Lives Matter ...

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Shaheen Afridi delivered a sensational spell in Vitality T20 blast

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi delivered a sensational spell of fast bowling on Sunday to help Hampshire defeat Middlesex by 20 runs in England’s Vitality Blast T20 competition. Afridi returned with stunning figures of 6/19 from his four overs and incredibly, all six of the wickets were clean-bowled: the last ...

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