Thursday, 9 July 2020

Cricket

Afridi blocked my return to Pakistan team, claims Salman Butt

LAHORE: Former captain Salman Butt has claimed that Shahid Afridi blocked his return to the Pakistan team for the 2016 World T20 despite him serving the five-year ban following the 2010 spot-fixing scandal. Butt said he was close to being selected for the World T20 in India after he had ...

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Upbeat New Zealand take on Sri Lanka with eye on World Cup

TAURANGA – High on confidence after a big win in the second Test, hosts New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka in the one-day international leg of the tour, with both teams seeing the games as a way to get their World Cup combinations right. The first ODI of 2019 ...

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Confident South Africa aim for series win

CAPE TOWN: After a crushing victory in the Boxing Day Test, hosts South Africa will look to begin their 2019 on a high with a series-clinching win against a demotivated Pakistan side. The Boxing Day Test brought joy for South Africa , who beat Pakistan in every aspect of the ...

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Lanka, Bangladesh fail to directly qualify for T20 World Cup

LONDON: Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to feature in the group stage of 16-team tournament to be held in Australia in 2020, said an ICC statement issued. The International Cricket Council confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, based on the ...

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ICC listed Sana Mir in Women’s ODI Team of the Year

LONDON: Former captain of Pakistan women cricket team Sana Mir has been named in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year. Mir was selected as part of the coveted ICC squad following her 19 wickets in seven matches and rise to the top of ICC ODI bowling rankings in October. This is ...

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Sania Mirza’s resolution to take care of two babies in 2019

LONDON: Tennis star Sania Mirza is so active on social media account. She is also known for her interesting lines. Sania Mirza married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Recently the couple blessed with adorable son Izhaan. She posted a picture of her taking care of her baby whereas her cricket ...

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Pakistan look to fix batting woes against SA

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan’s struggling batsmen must find a way to handle South Africa’s potent pace attack if they are to claw their way back into the three-match series in the second Test that starts on what is likely to be a lively Newlands wicket on Thursday. South Africa claimed the ...

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ICC rates Sri Lanka cricket ‘most corrupt’

DUBAI: Sri Lanka has been rated as the most corrupt cricket nation by the world governing body, the country’s sports minister said. The International Cricket Council (ICC) feels “Sri Lanka’s cricket administration is corrupt from top to bottom”, Harin Fernando said, adding that he had been shown a confidential report ...

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Mashrafe registers landslide win in elections

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has become a member of parliament in the recent elections, becoming the first ever cricketer in history to be a parliamentarian and cricketer simultaneously. As per news wire agency ANI, Bangladesh ODI Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has contested from Narail 2 constituency on an ...

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