Sunday, 20 September 2020

Cricket

ICC still planning for T20 Cricket World Cup

LONDON: Planning for this year’s men’s Twenty20 World Cup and next year’s women’s 50-over World Cup is going ahead even though cricket remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. The ICC hosted a Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meeting with the CEOs of ...

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Pakistan cricket teams tour to Netherlands postponed

BIRMINGHAM: The Pakistan Cricket Board night announced following advice from the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB), it has indefinitely postponed its July tour to the Netherlands after the Dutch government banned all events (sports and cultural) until 1 September 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Pakistan national men’s cricket ...

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Salim Malik asks for cricket ban to be dropped

LAHORE: Former Pakistani cricket captain Salim Malik pleaded with sporting authorities to drop his lifetime ban and allow him the chance to coach. Malik, 57, was found guilty of match fixing after a judicial inquiry in 2000 in a scandal that rocked the cricket-mad nation. Australians Shane Warne, Mark Waugh ...

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Here are some innovations of the ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on April 21, 2020 celebrated World Creativity and Innovation Day by listing out a few innovative ideas that helped transform and enhance the game. Here are a few of them that the world cricket body shared. 1992: Coloured kits at World Cup and Third Umpire in ...

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My basics will not allow me to get rusty, says Babar Azam

LONDON: Pakistan’s batting mainstay Babar Azam knows he might be a bit rusty after the extended break from competitive cricket during the coronavirus shutdown but he is confident his strong basics will help him quickly get back up to speed. The elegant right-hander has been cooling his heels at home ...

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Shami: I learnt a lot from Wasim Akram

Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has credited former Pakistan great Wasim Akram for playing a crucial role in his progression as a bowler. While speaking with Indian batsman Manoj Tiwari in an Instagram live session, the 29-year-old recalled the details of his first encounter with Akram, while the latter was the ...

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Wasim Jaffer picks best T20 XI

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer and a domestic cricket legend Wasim Jaffer on Monday picked his best T20 XI but in a unique manner. He formed his lineup with players from 11 different countries and hence picked only one Indian in his XI. Jaffer picked fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah ahead ...

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Adam Gilchrist, Mark Taylor predict big pay cuts

MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor and wicket-keeping great Adam Gilchrist believe pay cuts are inevitable for the country`s cricketers as the sport gears up to deal with the expected financial crisis posed by the novel coronavirus. Cricket Australia (CA), the governing body of the sport, on Thursday announced plans ...

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Murali Vijay want dinner date with Elysse Perry

DUBAI: Murali Vijay, the out-of-favour Indian Test opener and a senior member of the Chennai Super Kings team, found himself at the receiving end of often not-so-good humoured trolling for wanting to go out on a dinner date with Elysse Perry – the glamorous Australian women’s cricketer. Speaking at a ...

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