Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Cricket

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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Moeen Ali takes indefinite break from Test cricket

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali on Saturday announced that he is taking an indefinite break from Test cricket, ESPNcricinfo has reported. “It’s just to get away from it a little bit,” Moeen said while speaking with the cricketing website. “I feel like I want to enjoy my batting and this ...

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Somerset and Essex poised for English County title decider

LONDON: A cricketing summer that just keeps giving culminates in Taunton this week as Somerset host Essex in a winner-takes-all clash to decide the destiny of the English County Championship. Four-day county cricket in England has long struggled to capture the imagination, especially with the rise in popularity of the ...

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De Kock’s powers South Africa to 9-wicket win over India

NEW DELHI: Quinton de Kock and bowlers starred for South Africa as the visitors came back from 1-0 down to draw the three-match series 1-0 in Bengaluru on Sunday. After the bowlers managed to restrict the hosts for a modest 134/9 from their quota of 20 overs, De Kock took ...

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Pakistan announce squad for Sri Lanka ODIs

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket head coach and selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday announced the side’s squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. “The Pakistan side is not like a laboratory in which players are selected without proving themselves,” Misbah said after announcing the squad in a press briefing. “They ...

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