Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Cricket

Shane Warne slams Cricket Australia

File Photo SYDNEY: Former Australia spinner Shane Warne criticised Cricket Australia, saying that “greed” is the main reason behind the board’s decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer. An extended Big Bash League (BBL) – with an increase in fixtures from 35 to 43 – is set to ...

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Samit Patel says Ajmal had ‘positive effect’ on my bowling

LONDON: England left-arm spinner Samit Patel has heaped praise on former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for helping him improve the ‘technical and mental aspects’ of his bowling during the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Patel, who was representing eventual winners Islamabad United in PSL3, believes said Ajmal ...

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Sarfraz has high hopes for young Pakistan in England

LONDON: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Saturday he had high hopes for his young and inexperienced side on their tough twin tours of Ireland and England starting this month. The 16-member squad fly early Monday and after two side games against county teams in England will play a one-off ...

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IPL players will soon earn $1m per match

LONDON: Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi believes there will come a time when players will earn $1 million dollars per game while warning that the traditional programme of matches between countries “will disappear”. A Twenty20 domestic franchise competition launched a decade ago, which has spawned a host of imitators ...

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Afridi, Malik and Perera to play for World XI at Lord’s

LONDON: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera will be part of the World XI in the T20 International against West Indies to be played at Lord’s on May 31, the ICC announced today. The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues ...

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Police crack down on IPL betting racket

MUMBAI: Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches, as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year. The suspects are accused of running an online betting syndicate from a residence in New Delhi. Nearly all ...

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Ben Stokes aims to restore England’s Test luster

LONDON: Ben Stokes is desperate to inspire England back to the pinnacle of Test cricket, saying the team has “slacked off” in the past two years, slipping to fifth in the world rankings. The 26-year-old all-rounder returned to international cricket in February against New Zealand but could not prevent a ...

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Nic Pothas quits as Sri Lanka fielding coach

COLOMBO: South African Nic Pothas has ended his coaching contract with Sri Lanka to spend time with his young family, the island nation’s cricket board said on Tuesday. The 44-year-old joined Sri Lanka in 2016 as fielding coach but was unexpectedly elevated to the top job after Graham Ford’s abrupt ...

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Andre Russell’s returns, Brathwaite to lead Windies at Lord’s

ICC: Proceeds from T20I against Rest of the World XI will go towards renovation of five grounds in the Caribbean that were affected by hurricanes last year. Star all-rounder Andre Russell’s recent performances in ongoing IPL helped him secure a spot in the national team after a gap of almost ...

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IPL: Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai by 4 runs

Chris Gayle – AFP Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings by 4 runs in yet another nail-biter match in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018). Chasing a mammoth total of 198, CSK kept losing wickets at regular intervals, but in the end captain Dhoni (79 runs off 44 balls) ...

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