Saturday, 14 December 2019

Cricket

Bangladesh tackles illegal cricket betting with stadium raids

DHAKA: Bangladesh has launched a series of police raids to crack down on illegal betting in cricket stadiums that has gripped the country’s main Twenty20 competition, tournament officials said. Some 77 people have been thrown out of two cricket grounds in the cities of Dhaka and Sylhet in the past ...

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Boom Boom Afridi achieves another record in BPL

CHITTAGONG: Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, is shining at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), as his picked up 4 wickets for Dhaka Dynamites against the Rajshahi Kings on Saturday. Afridi four for 26 was his second 4-wicket haul in the ongoing tournament and 11th such feat in the T20 cricket. ...

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England humbled by novice pair in final Ashes warm-up draw

TOWNSVILLE: Novices Jason Sangha and Matt Short scored their maiden first-class centuries for a Cricket Australia XI to frustrate England on the last day of their final Ashes warm-up game on Saturday. Eighteen-year old Sangha and team skipper Short -with only seven first-class matches between them – shared in a ...

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Malan Century Buoys England Ahead of Ashes

TOWNVILLE: Dawid Malan became England’s second century-maker as the tourists built a big lead over Cricket Australia XI in the final Ashes warm-up game in Townsville on Friday. The Middlesex left-hander converted his overnight 57 into 109 as England amassed a first innings of 515 against the inexperienced local side. ...

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Waqar Younis terms spot-fixing as cancer in sports

LONDON: Former Pakistani cricketer, Waqar Younis, recently expressed his disappointment at the recent influx of unscrupulous activities in the Pakistan cricket circle. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been a breakthrough innovation for the country but the T20 league saw itself being plagued by the menace of spot fixing last ...

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Hafeez suspended from bowling in int’l matches

DUBAI: Former Pakistan captain M Hafeez was Thursday suspended from bowling in international matches with immediate effect due to illegal action. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that an independent assessment has found Hafeez ‘ bowling action to be illegal. According to an ICC press release, majority of Hafeez ‘ ...

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England must silence Aussie crowds to win Ashes: Swann

LONDON: England must silence the baying home crowds if they are to stand any chance of getting on top of Australia during the upcoming Ashes series, said former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann , who retired mid-way through England ‘s ill-fated tour in 2013/14, described the noise levels at the Gabba ...

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Pakistan beats Bangladesh to reach Under-19 Asia Cup final

MALAYSIA: Pakistan Uner-19 team has reached the final of Under-19 Asia Cup after beating Bangladesh by 2 runs (DLS method). Pakistan’s Mohammad Taha top scored with a responsible 92 that saw Pakistan home in a tense chase at Royal Selangor Club Mont Kiara, Malaysia. After opting to bowl, keeping in mind ...

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