Friday, 24 November 2017


New ICC rules in place for the Ashes


BRISBANE: The Magellan Ashes are underway and it will be the first series Australia has played under a host of new rules that could have a major impact on the five-Test bout against England. Restrictions on bat thickness, the power for umpires to send violent players off the field and ...

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Australia fight-back against England after top-order failure


   BRISBANE: If the first two days of the Test match are anything to go by, the Ashes series should be a keenly fought contest. This was another day of absorbing Test cricket at the Gabba in Brisbane with Australia finishing on 165 for 4 in reply to England’s first ...

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Kamran Akmal hits Pakistans highest T20 score ever

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LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper cum batsman Kamran Akmal, who is in sublime form, has yet again knocked the doors of the selectors after registering unbeaten 150 runs during a National T20 Cup match. Akmal just took 71 balls to register the highest ever T20 score by a Pakistan batsman. He smacked ...

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Kohli and company keen to stamp authority on Sri Lanka series

Virat Kohli

NAGPUR: India almost pulled off a sensational win in the 1st Test of the three-match series in Kolkata and as the scene shifts to Nagpur, skipper Virat Kohli and his boys would be keen to establish that the glitches they experienced on the first two days of the Eden Test ...

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Gayle teases birthday boy Shehzad with cheeky message


LONDON: West Indies hitting machine Chris Gayle took a jibe at Pakistan’s opening batsman and birthday boy Ahmed Shehzad on social media. The bad boy of cricket Chris Gayle sent his wishes to Shehzad as he approaches to become the quickest to 5,000 runs, the 26 years old is only ...

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Absent Ben Stokes sends England good luck video message


LONDON: The all-rounder was not called up for the first five-day clash because he was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm in September and police are currently investigating the issue. Stokes was held overnight during the ODI series with West Indies. And he could be set to miss the ...

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Hasan Ali, Shakib fined for misconduct during BPL match


DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has penalised Comilla Victorian’s Pakistani player Hasan Ali and Dhaka Dynamite’s skipper Shakib Al Hasan for violating code of conduct during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The board on Tuesday imposed a fine of 25 percent of the match fees on Ali for ...

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Ashes 2017: Maxwell called up as injury cover for David Warner


MELBOURNE: Explosive Australian batsman, Glenn Maxwell has been roped in as cover for opener David Warner before the first Ashes Test. This was after Warner reportedly suffered a sore neck during a training session on Tuesday. However, the southpaw has not been ruled off the Test yet and remains available ...

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Bangladesh to deport five Indians for betting on cricket

Bangladesh currency

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league. The men were detained Saturday at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium during the one-day Bangladesh Premier League match, police said. They were caught ...

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