Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Cricket

After Dhaka now Mirpur pitch rated below average by ICC

MIRPUR: For the second time in as many Tests, pitch preparation in Bangladesh has come under the microscope after another ‘below average’ rating from the International Cricket Council. Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium has received a ‘below average’ rating from the ICC for the pitch used in the second Test between ...

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Ben Stokes due in court for first time after nightclub incident

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to appear in court for the first time on Tuesday after being charged with affray following an incident outside a nightclub that cost him his place on the Ashes tour. The 26-year-old all-rounder, who missed the trip to Australia after being suspended from ...

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Lord’s to host Windies vs ICC World XI fundraising T20I

LONDON: Cricket West Indies (CWI), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have joined hands to hold a Twenty20 International at Lord’s on Thursday, 31 May 2018, to help raise funds for two stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. The ...

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Lack of preparation cost Pakistan on New Zealand tour: Afridi

BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and team management for their lack of preparation for the New Zealand tour. The Men in Green had a tough time Down Under, where they lost six consecutive matches before finishing the tour on a ...

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Zalmi introduce new kit for PSL 3

LAHORE: Defending champions of PSL Peshawar Zalmi launched their new kit in a spectacular ceremony held in Lahore on Tuesday night. Young cancer patients of Shaukat Khanum Hospital were specially invited at the launching event, where the official anthem of the franchise ‘Hum Zalmi’ was also released. The latest eye-catching ...

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Rohit Sharma powers India to historic ODI series win

PORT ELIZABETH: India created history, beating South Africa by 73 runs in the fifth One-day International here at the St George’s Park to win their first-ever series in the country. They lead 4-1 with one game to go at Centurion. Opener Rohit Sharma (115 off 126 balls, 11×4, 4×6) finally ...

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Shane Warne appointed mentor of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018

MUMBAI: Shane Warne is set to reunite with Rajasthan Royals when the Indian Premier League (IPL) action gets underway in April this year. The Australian spin ace, who captained the Rajasthan outfit in the first four editions of the IPL, has been named as the mentor of the team–which returns ...

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Injury cloud over Williamson as black-caps look to break duck

WELLINGTON: Two teams, no points. The Trans-Tasman T20 moves across the water with New Zealand and England looking to get on the board. Australia and the Australians were hard on both, as David Warner led a resurgent short-form side packed with BBL talent to three wins from three, guaranteeing them ...

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Imran Tahir racially abused by an Indian fan

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s star leg-spinner Imran Tahir was reportedly subjected to racial abuse during the fourth ODI against India at the Wanderers on Saturday, ESPNcricinfo has reported citing Cricket South Africa (CSA). Tahir, a Pakistan-born cricketer, was ‘verbally and racially abused by an unknown man’, the CSA said, which ...

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Steve Smith wins Allan Border Medal

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country’s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 ...

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