Friday, 18 October 2019

Cricket

Rain plays spoilsport as Gayle misses history bid against India

PROVIDENCE: Inclement weather forced the abandonment of the first one-day international between the West Indies and India at the Guyana National Stadium, after Chris Gayle was made to wait for the hosts’ ODI run-scoring record. Only 13 overs were bowled after the home side were put in to bat when ...

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Cricketing world celebrates the ‘unreal’ Hashim Amla

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s top order batsman Hashim Amla, who is considered one of the modern greats, has announced his retirement from international cricket. Amla, 36, enjoyed one of the most unrealistic cricketing careers becoming the first South African to score a triple hundred among a host of other records ...

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Azhar Mahmood believes fitness main problem for Pakistan cricket

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood believed that Pakistan team’s fielding, batting and bowling improved but there were issues with the fitness of players, there were a lot of unfit players. Azhar Mahmood said people have to be given time, you can’t produce overnight. “Throughout the period, the Pakistan Cricket ...

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PCB excludes Shoaib Malik, Hafeez from central contracts

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have not been offered central contracts but they will remain available for selection. PCB in a press release announced the list of central contracts for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test ...

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Afridi, Gambhir in Twitter spat over Kashmir

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Former stars of fierce cricket rivals India and Pakistan traded online barbs Tuesday over New Delhi’s explosive decision to strip Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) of its autonomous status. Indian ex-cricketer Gautam Gambhir took a swipe at Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi after he urged the United Nations to intervene in the move ...

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Injured James Anderson ruled out of second Ashes Test

LONDON: James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test, with England uncertain when he will be fit to return after injuring his right calf. England’s record wicket-taker broke down after just four overs in the series opener at Edgbaston and did not bowl again as Australia romped ...

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TV umpires to call front-foot no-balls on trial basis

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will be identifying few upcoming limited-overs series over the next six months in which trials will be conducted wherein TV umpires would be calling the front-foot no-balls, ICC General Manager Cricket Operations Geoff Allardice confirmed. “Broadly, yes the same technology as 2016 will be ...

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If given a chance, I’ll emerge as match winner: Salman Butt

LAHORE: Pakistan reliable opening batsman Salman Butt has said that if he is given chance in any format, he will emerge as match winner. Salman Butt said that he is fit and practising hard to deliver for the national team in any given format. “I have been playing cricket continuously ...

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Brendon McCullum announces retirement

TORONTO: Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will retire from all forms of cricket when the Global T20 Canada league finishes this weekend, bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career, the 37-year-old said on Monday. The explosive batsman, whose decision comes three years after his retirement from international ...

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