Friday, 22 November 2019

Cricket

Shahid Afridi bats for girls’ education, announces campaign

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain and flamboyant cricketer Shahid Afridi – who was once criticized by women rights’ activists for his comments on women’s participation in sports – has announced to launch a campaign to promote girls’ education in country. The former captain was joined by his daughters Aqsa and Insha ...

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Langer unsure if Smith wants Australia captaincy back

SYDNEY:   Steve Smith’s ban on leading Australia ends in March but the star batsman may not want the Test captaincy back, coach Justin Langer says. Smith skippered the team until he was suspended for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his watch ...

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Phil Simmons reappointed West Indies coach

ST. JOHN’S: Phil Simmons has returned to take charge of the West Indies three years after being dismissed in controversial circumstances, Cricket West Indies announced on Monday. In a statement CWI said that Simmons would be head coach for the next four years. He led the Windies to the 2016 ...

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Sharjeel Khan apologizes for spot fixing

LAHORE: Pakistan opening batsman Sharjeel Khan apologized to the Pakistan Cricket Baord (PCB) his fans and cricket fraternity on Monday for his spot fixing scandal during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). “I offer my unconditional apology to the Pakistan Cricket Board, my teammates, fans and family for ...

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India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs

PUNE: Umesh Yadav led an inspired bowling display as India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test to clinch a record 11th-straight series triumph at home on Sunday. The tourists were dismissed for 189 after following-on in the final session of day four in ...

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Ex-captain finds Misbah-ul-Haq unfit for modern cricket

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain-turned-cricket commentator Ramiz Raja has dismissed Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) idea of introducing dual roles in Pakistan cricket and has also voiced against the likely appointment of Misbah-ul-Haq as chief selector and head coach. “The idea of dual roles can work in the western block where the ...

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Sri Lanka to rope in Brett Lee and Jonty Rhodes

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is believed to be making efforts to rope in the services of Brett Lee and Jonty Rhodes as the bowling and fielding coach respectively for the men’s senior national team. According to Ceylon Today, a local daily in the island nation, SLC have set out ...

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Ben Stokes’ wife rubbishes reports of being choked by all-rounder

MANCHESTER: The wife of English all-rounder Ben Stokes has dismissed reports of a physical altercation between the couple after pictures emerged which appeared to show her husband grabbing her face during last week’s Professional Cricketers’ Association awards. Clare Stokes defended her husband in a Twitter post which included a photo ...

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Chahal Trolls Self In Congratulatory Post For Kohli

NEW DELHI: India’s ODI leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal trolled himself while wishing captain Virat Kohli on the occasion of his 50th Test as India’s Test captain. Kohli became just second Indian captain to lead the team in 50 Test matches after MS Dhoni. Chahal, who isn’t part of the Test team, ...

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