Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Cricket

Hasan Ali teases fellow teammates for wasting time on mobile

WELLINGTON: Seems like the Pakistani cricketers still manage to hang out and have fun with each other, despite the tough schedule and intense training sessions of Pakistan cricket team players who are currently in Dunedin to play the crucial third ODI match of the series. World number 1 pacer Hasan Ali ...

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Sri Lanka cricket cleared of match-fixing allegations, board says

COLOMBO: Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday the sport’s global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing against it following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council (ICC) had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled ...

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Ahmad Shahzad returns for T20 series against New Zealand

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced the 15-member squad for the Twenty20 series against New Zealand which starts on 22nd January. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq announced the 15-member T-20 squad for three-match T-20I series against New Zealand after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach ...

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How Pakistan can turn things around in New Zealand ODI’s

WELLINGTON: Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the third ODI at Dunedin on Saturday, 2-0 down with New Zealand just one more win away from clinching the five-match series. Pakistan had actually come into the series on a nine-match winning streak that started with last year’s Champions Trophy win ...

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India’s Yusuf Pathan suspended for failed dope test

NEW DELHI: BCCI suspended former international all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for five months for taking a banned stimulant. The ban on the 35-year-old, who last represented India in 2012, was backdated so that it ends on January 14. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said the explosive batsman was ...

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England coach Bayliss to step down in 2019

LONDON: England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down when his contract ends in 2019, he announced on Tuesday at the end of a troubled Ashes test tour of Australia. The 55-year-old Australian, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said by then it would be time ...

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Surprised by Indian team’s selections: Faf du Plessis

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis was also left surprised by the selection of India batsman Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test. Another surprise call, according to the opposition skipper, was picking debutant Jasprit Bumrah ahead of seniors like Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. “We ...

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Kevin Pietersen retires from cricket

LONDON: Star English cricketer Kevin Pietersen has announced his impending retirement, saying his playing career will be over by the end of this year. The 37-year-old, currently playing for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL, said after Saturday night’s derby loss to the Renegades that had made the decision “recently”. ...

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1st Test: South Africa beat India by 72 runs

CAPE TOWN: Knocked over like ten-pins in the morning session, and deprived of the services of their most experienced bowler, South Africa were staring at a first Newlands defeat since readmission against a side that wasn’t Australia. Mohammed Shami (3 for 28) and Jasprit Bumrah (3 for 39) scripted a ...

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