Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Cricket

BPL Qualifier-1: Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dynamites today

DHAKA: The first qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is between Comilla Victorians and Dhaka Dynamites today (Friday) at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The head-on clash between the Comilla Victorians and the Dhaka Dynamites will reveal the first finalist of the tournament. Friday’s clash will be an imperative one ...

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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad gets 12-month doping ban

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for twelve months after he inadvertently ingested prohibited substances. According to a press release, the wicketkeeper-batsman had consumed, Hydroxycut, a prohibited substance. The ICC had found the substance during a screening test after getting sample on January 17, ...

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Jonty Rhodes parts ways with Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI: Jonty Rhodes’ long innings as fielding coach of Mumbai Indians has come to an end after nine years because he has decided to focus on personal business. The three-time IPL champion has named James Pamment as the fielding coach of the side for IPL 2018. MI owner Akash Ambani ...

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Stokes and Hales in England ODI squad for Australia

SYDNEY: Suspended all-rounder Ben Stokes was included Thursday in England´s squad for their one-day series against Australia, although whether he plays remains in doubt. Stokes is currently banned from international cricket while British authorities probe his alleged involvement in a late-night fight outside a Bristol nightclub. Batsman Alex Hales, who ...

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South Africa’s De Villiers, Steyn set for Test return

JOHANNESBURG: AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn will both have a dress rehearsal for an expected return to Test cricket when they play for a South African Invitation XI against Zimbabwe later this month. The teams will meet in a day-night match in Paarl from December 20 to 22 in ...

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Teenage debutant Mujeeb helps Afghanistan rout Ireland

SHARJAH: Off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran became the first international male cricketer born in the 21st century as his four wickets helped Afghanistan thrash Ireland by 138 runs in the first one-day international in Sharjah on Tuesday. Born on March 28, 2001, the 16-year-old´s 4-24 were the joint-best figures for an Afghanistan ...

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Azhar Ali optimistic about NZ series comeback after injury

LAHORE: Former skipper Azhar Ali said on Tuesday that although his doctors would make the final call on his fitness and availability for the upcoming series against New Zealand, he was optimistic about his chances for a return to international cricket. Ali was incapacitated following a hamstring injury in an ...

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Shakib Al Hasan leads Dynamites to comfortable win

DHAKA: Star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan led from the front with both the bat and ball to lead Dhaka Dynamites to a comfortable win over Rangpur Riders at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday (December 6). The skipper initially came to his side’s rescue when they were ...

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Kamran Akmal becomes first Asian to complete 800 catches

KARACHI: Pakistan’s out-of-favour wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal, on Monday added yet another feather to his cap by completing 800 catches in first-class cricket. Akmal, 35, is unpopular with cricket fans due to the perception of his wicket-keeping skills but he continues to defy this opinion with his performances at the ...

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Australia beat England by 120 runs in second Ashes Test

ADELAIDE: Pacemen Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood spearheaded Australia to a crushing 120-run win over England to open up a 2-0 lead in the five-Test Ashes series in Adelaide on Wednesday. Hazlewood snuffed out England’s outside hopes of a come-from-behind victory when he dismissed captain Joe Root in the third over ...

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