Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Cricket

ICC chief David Richardson to step down after World Cup

LONDON: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson will step down from his position once his contract expires after the 2019 World Cup, cricket’s world governing body said. Richardson, who became the first person to hold the position of ICC General Manager – Cricket in 2002, was promoted to ...

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Finch revels in record as Australia smash Zimbabwe

HARARE: Australia captain Aaron Finch revelled in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe, saying it was “up there” as one of the best innings he has ever played. Finch powered his way to 172, beating his own world record high score in Twenty20 Internationals. Finch and fellow opener D Arcy Short ...

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ICC announce sanctions for ball tampering, personal abuse

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced tougher sanctions related ball tampering and personal abuse by declaring it a Level three and Level two offence respectively. According to the ICC media release, the maximum sanction for a Level 3 offence has been increased from 8 suspension points to 12 suspension ...

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Billy Stanlake tears through Pakistan for easy win

HARARE: Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake rediscovered his aggressive streak to demolish Pakistan’s top order and set up a nine-wicket win for his side in the second match of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. “The boys have been talking to me in the last few days about being a little ...

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Shoaib Malik becomes first cricketer to play 100 T20I

LAHORE: The star allrounder of Pakistan cricket, Shoaib Malik reached another landmark by becoming the first player to appear in 100 T20 Internationals. Malik got the honour in the second game of the tri-series against Australia in Harare. His former team-mate Shahid Afridi had played 99 T20Is. England’s Colin Cowdrey ...

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Former Indian cricketer’s wife slaps man for ‘inappropriate touch’

MUMBAI: A 55-year-old resident from Mumbai filed a complaint against former cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife on charges of assaulting him. In the complaint, according to NDTV, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari mentioned that Kambli’s wife assaulted him and her bodyguards manhandled his son at Inorbit Mall. Tiwari said that while ...

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Pakistan defeat Zimbabwe by 74 runs in tri-series opener

HARARE: A career-best 61 from opening batsman Fakhar Zaman helped Pakistan secure a 74 runs win in their tri-series opener against hosts Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zaman’s efforts were boosted by a late flurry of boundaries from Asif Ali and veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, who put on an ...

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World T20 No.1 spot on line in Zimbabwe

HARARE: Pakistan travel to Zimbabwe as the world’s top rated team but if the Australians are able to put their torrid tour of England behind them they could claim that status for themselves. Australia are in dire need of a confidence booster after enduring a 6-0 drubbing across limited overs ...

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Dawid Malan added to England’s T20I squad

LONDON: Dawid Malan has been called up as cover for the first match of England’s T20I series against India, reported ICC.  England have drafted in the left-handed batsman for the first of the three-match T20I series against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Malan has been added to the original ...

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Bring on England, says Virat Kohli after Ireland rout

DUBLIN: Virat Kohli is happy that India are well prepared to take on in-form England when their much-awaited series starts on Tuesday with the first of three Twenty20 Internationals. India completed the formality of a 2-0 win in Ireland on Friday with their biggest ever T20 victory, by 143 runs. ...

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