Friday, 6 December 2019

Cricket

Stokes apologises for mocking Katie’s disabled son, loses contract

LONDON: England cricketer Ben Stokes has lost his sponsorship contract with sportswear giant New Balance following his arrest outside a nightclub which also left his Ashes series in doubt. Stokes, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, also issued an apology after video emerged of him mimicking ...

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Without Ben Stokes, We Will Win Ashes: Steve Waugh

SYDNEY: Test great Steve Waugh says England can’t win the Ashes without Ben Stokes and the bad boy allrounder would have been dumped immediately if he was Australian. England vice-captain Stokes was arrested last month in Britain on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and suspended from internationals until further ...

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Kumar Sangakkara hails captain Chandimal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has got praise from former captain Kumar Sangakkara after Sri Lanka became the first time to win a series against Pakistan in UAE ever. At their adopted home, Pakistan have never lost a Test series since 2007. Hailing Chandimal for his leadership, Sangakkara said ...

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Sohail Tanvir to lead Pakistan in Hong Kong Cricket Sixes

HONG KONG: Star all-rounder Sohail Tanvir and former test player Mohammed Sami are included in a seven-strong Pakistan squad who are aiming for a sixth triumph at the Hong Kong Sixes this month. The 32-year-old, 1.96m-tall Sohail – who holds the T20 record for five-wicket haul bowling economy – will ...

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Ireland edge closer to first-ever Test against Pakistan

DUBLIN: The International Cricket Council has confirmed Wednesday they’re close to finalising details of Ireland’s inaugural Test match. The first-ever match in Ireland’s history is “likely” to be staged in Dublin against Pakistan next year, the cricket.com.au quoted an ICC spokesperson as saying. It is understood that talks between Ireland ...

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Nehra may retire from international cricket

NEW DELHI: Veteran Senior Indian pacer Ashish Nehra said on Wednesday that he may hang up his boots after the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on November 1. The 38-year-old pacer, who made his international debut in December 1999 against Sri Lanka, ...

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Stone Thrown at Australian Cricket Team Bus in India

GUWAHATI: Australia’s team bus attacked with stones in Guwahati. In a shameful incident, a rock was thrown at Australian cricket team’s bus after their victory over India in the second Twenty20 International in Guwahati last night (October 10). Australia defeated the hosts by eight wickets to level the three-match rubber ...

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Australia beats India in 2nd T20, levels series

GUWAHATI: Australia swept to an eight-wicket victory over India in their second Twenty20 on Tuesday, after Moises Henriques and Travis Head piled on an unbeaten 109-run partnership for the second wicket to level the three-match series. Australia needed only 15.3 overs to reach 122-2 in reply, after Jason Behrendorff had ...

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Dean Jones named as interim Afghan coach

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KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team´s rising fortunes. Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan´s four-day Intercontinental ...

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Sri Lanka sweeps test series by 2-0 against Pakistan

DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera finished with five wickets to help Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday and take the series 2-0. Perera had figures of 5-98 as Pakistan, chasing a tough 317 to win, were bowled out for 248 in the second hour of ...

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