Sunday, 12 July 2020

Cricket

Clarke slammed for suggesting Aussies sucked up to India for IPL

NEW DELHI: Michael Clarke’s claims that Australian players “sucked up” to India and Virat Kohli to secure lucrative deals in the country’s premier league are ridiculous, say former top Indian cricketers. Clarke said last week that Australians were “too scared to sledge” skipper Kohli or other Indian players because of ...

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Cricket chiefs ‘exploring all options’ over T20 World Cup

LONDON: The International Cricket Council has played down speculation this year s T20 World Cup in Australia could be pushed back to 2021 but admitted it was “exploring all options”. Australia is due to stage the global tournament from October 18 until November 15 but the coronavirus pandemic has already created ...

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Abdul Qadir has great influence upon my career: Saqlain Mushtaq

BIRMINGHAM: Former off-spin great Saqlain Mushtaq has revealed that legendary late Abdul Qadir had great influence upon his career stating that right from his childhood he was inspired from the leg-spin wizard. “That legend is no more with us, but his legacy, his performances, his legacy and his magic will ...

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SNOW IN LAHORE: Akhtar ripostes over Gavaskar’s remarks

LONDON: Legend Pacer Shoaib Akhtar has hit back at India’s batting great Sunil Gavaskar with a tongue-in-cheek remark after the latter downplayed the former’s idea of a three-match ODI series between Pakistan and India. Gavaskar, while speaking to TV pundit Ramiz Raja in a YouTube video, said that the chances ...

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Shahid Afridi is ‘blessed’ to be surrounded by his daughters

LONDON: Big cricket star Shahid Afridi has said that his daughters brighten up his mornings. Sharing a cute photo with his daughters, Arwa and Asmara, on Twitter, Afridi wrote, “Blessed to be surrounded by my angels Arwa & Asmara.” “Asmara was waiting for Arwa to wake-up and give her that ...

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Allan Border can’t imagine T20 World Cup without fans

  MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Allan Border said he cannot even imagine the prospect of hosting this year’s Twenty20 World Cup at empty stadiums due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis, which has prompted travel restrictions and quarantine periods in countries around the world, has clouded the outlook for ...

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Fight against coronavirus is mother of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri

NEW DELHI: India’s head cricket coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday described the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the “mother of all world cups”. The coronavirus outbreak has so far claimed over 350 lives and infected more than 11,000 people in India, forcing the government to extend a 21-day ...

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Kevin Pietersen admitted that Asif was the best bowler he faced

LONDON: Mohammad Asif was one of a kind bowler, there was never even a shred of doubt on his bowling potentials. If not for his ill-deeds Mohammad Asif would have most probably inscribed his name in the history books, a name which would have embarked a cricket fanatic’s journey to ...

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Hampshire cancel Lyon deal amid virus chaos

LONDON: Australia spinner Nathan Lyon will not play for English county Hampshire this year after a mutual decision was made to cancel his contract because of the coronavirus chaos. Lyon is third on Australia s all-time Test wicket-taker list with 390 scalps and his signing was a big coup for ...

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