Friday, 18 October 2019

Cricket

Shoaib Malik signs for South African T20 franchise Jozi Stars

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join Johannesburg-based Jozi Stars for the latter stages of the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament this season. The franchise announced on Thursday that Malik would take over from West Indian Chris Gayle, the franchise s marquee overseas signing. Gayle is only available for the first ...

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PCB sacks Sarfraz Ahmed as captain across all formats

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has removed Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain from all formats, with immediate effect. The wicketkeeper-batsman has also been dropped from the side ahead of Australia tour and has been asked by the PCB to regain form in domestic cricket before, inorder to be a part ...

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Anil Kumble appointed head coach of Kings XI Punjab

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper Anil Kumble has been appointed as the head coach of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). According to ESPNcricinfo, Kumble has been put in charge of “all cricket-related affairs” of the team and will be making a presentation ...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket at NCA

LAHORE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, visited the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and played cricket with Pakistan players and local kids participating in the British Council’s Dosti programme. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to National Cricket Academy #RoyalVisitPakistan pic.twitter.com/YjsDGv6Hjr — Pakistan Cricket ...

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UAE cricket captain charged with corruptio

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 qualifiers and admitted: “I have let everybody down”. Naveed was one of three UAE cricketers charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Batsman Shaiman Anwar and right-arm pace bowler Qadeer Ahmed have also ...

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Misbah ‘disappointed’ with Sarfaraz and co

LAHORE: Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq is not pleased with the players including skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, reportedly due to their unprofessional attitude towards training. According to sources privy to the matter, the players have purportedly not been training according to the plan prepared for them by Misbah. There ...

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Zimbabwe is once again member of the ICC

LONDON: Cricket chiefs readmitted Zimbabwe as an International Cricket Council (ICC) member following a three-month suspension over political interference. An ICC statement said the move followed a meeting in Dubai involving the Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani and sports minister, Kirsty Coventry. “I would like to thank the Zimbabwe sports ...

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Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar to play T20 tournament

MUMBAI: Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are among former cricketers who will return to the field for the Road Safety World Series in India next year. The World Series will be an annual Twenty20 tournament played between retired cricketers from five countries – Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, ...

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