Thursday, 12 December 2019

Cricket

Pakistan players excited to mark ODI returns in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s ODI series against Sri Lanka in Karachi, which commences Friday, marks returns of five players to the national squad. The list of players includes Abid Ali, the right-handed opener, Iftikhar Ahmed, an all-rounder who bats in the middle order and bowls off-spin, Mohammad Nawaz, a slow left-arm bowler, ...

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Sri Lanka to replace Zimbabwe for India T20 series

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka will replace Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 series in India in January after the African nation s suspension by the world governing body, officials said. Zimbabwe was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in July over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference. ...

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Shadab Khan To Donate All Pak-SL Match Fees To Earthquake Victims

KARACHI: Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan has pledged to donate all of his match fees from the Sri Lanka series to the victim of earthquake. Legspinner took to Twitter and expressed to donate all his match fees received from the series for the people affected by the earthquake, “I pledge to ...

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Finch hopes for one more shot at Test cricket

CANBERRA: Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch wants to have one more go at Test cricket, having struggled for the most part in Test whites so far. “For me personally, it’s about probably having one really good crack at trying to get back to the Test team again,” Finch told SEN ...

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India extends cricket match-fixing crackdown

NEW DELHI: India´s cricket board has extended a match-fixing crackdown to regional leagues after the arrest of a team owner for making illegal bets with a Dubai-based bookie, officials said Wednesday. Ashfaq Ali Thara, owner of a team in the Karnataka Premier League – a state-level Twenty20 competition – was ...

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Yadav replaces injured Jasprit Bumrah for South Africa Test

NEW DELHI: India’s premier paceman Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against South Africa with a stress fracture in his lower back, the Indian cricket board said on Tuesday. Seasoned pacer Umesh Yadav will replace Bumrah, who tops the bowling chart in one-day rankings and ...

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Sri Lankan team reach Pakistan for limited-overs series

KARACHI: Sri Lanka’s cricket team reached Karachi Tuesday for their limited-overs series, with the government promising to give it the same level of security as a head of state. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will host three one-day internationals on Sept. 27, 29 and Oct. 2. Those will be followed by ...

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Cameron Bancroft to return to Durham for 2020 season

LONDON: Australia opener Cameron Bancroft is to return to Durham for the 2020 season after impressing during his first spell with the English county side. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who played in the first two Ashes Tests in August, captained the county in both the County Championship and the One-Day Cup before ...

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Shane Warne banned from driving after multiple speeding offences

CANBERRA: Australia Test great Shane Warne was banned from driving for 12 months after his sixth speeding offence in a two-year period. The former leg-spinner admitted breaking a 40-miles-per-hour (64 kilometres-per-hour) limit in a hired Jaguar in London last year, a magistrates’ court heard. The 50-year-old, who was not in ...

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Bairstow dropped from England Test squad for New Zealand series

LONDON: Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow has been dropped from England’s Test squad for their two-match series against New Zealand in November and December. In a new-look T20I squad, Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson have all earned their maiden England call-ups, while the latter two have also won ...

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