Saturday, 15 December 2018

Cricket

Bangladesh League franchises oppose Smith inclusion

DHAKA: The objection by the franchises was based on the BPL’s policy that states a replacement can only be taken from the players’ draft list Comilla Victorians’ inclusion of Australia cricketer Steven Smith for Bangladesh Premier League 2019 has faced opposition from the other franchises in the tournament. The objection ...

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Ravi Ashwin, Ishant Sharma out in blow for India

PERTH: India could be set to unleash four quicks for the second Test against Australia in Perth after losing offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin to injury. The tourists, whose victory in Adelaide handed them a 1-0 series lead, have announced a 13-man squad for the Test starting on Friday at Optus Stadium. ...

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PCB earns rights to host 2020 Asia Cup

DHAKA/ISLAMABAD: The next Asia Cup will be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the first time in over a decade, but whether that means it will be played in Pakistan or the United Arab Emirates, is not yet clear. The tournament, which will switch back to being a ...

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Pakistan can tackle South Africa challenge: Sarfraz

CENTURION: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed vowed that the green caps can tackle South Africa challenge if every individual delivers and plays his key role in team’s victory. Sarfraz urged his fellow teammates to play ‘without fear’ during their tour of South Africa , – a country where they have ...

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Hafeez dismisses South Africa’s fear behind Test retirement

LAHORE: Pakistan’s senior cricket all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, has said that he is satisfied with the timing of his retirement from Test cricket, as he wants to concentrate on limited-overs cricket especially on the upcoming 50-overs World Cup. “I want to completely focus on the limited over cricket, especially for the ...

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ICC boss ‘confident’ of corruption-free World Cup

DUBAI: The head of cricket’s world body said Wednesday he is confident of a corruption-free 2019 World Cup as the sport works overtime to disrupt criminals who attempt to fix matches. David Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, also called on national governments to do more to tackle ...

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Kohli engineered Anil Kumble’s exit, leaked email suggests

MUMBAI: The acrimonious exit of India’s cricket coach last year was given a fresh twist Wednesday as a leaked email suggested captain Virat Kohli had “frequently” worked behind the scenes against him. Former coach Anil Kumble quit over a rift with Kohli in June 2017, saying his relationship with the ...

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ICC bans Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month’s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to ...

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Azhar Ali breaks into top 10 in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: Veteran right-handed batsman Azhar Ali has moved up two places and is now positioned on the 10th place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for batsman. The 33-year-old scored a century in the first innings during the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan went ...

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