Thursday, 17 October 2019

Cricket

Australia’s John Hastings suffers foot injury

LONDON: Australia fast bowler John Hastings has sustained a stress fracture in his foot while playing for English county side Worces­tershire and will return home for treatment and rehabilitation. The 31-year-old, who played for Australia during the Champions Trophy team in June, suffered the injury during Worcestershire’s four-day County Cham­pionship ...

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London Police Commissioner turns out Pakistan cricket lover

LONDON: Pakistan cricket remains one of the most followed sides of the game, with cricketing fans emerging from unexpected places. After the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London revealed herself to be a fan of Pakistan legendry all rounder Imran Khan and Pakistan cricket. Cressida Dick, the first female ...

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Virat Kohli told to follow Imran Khan

NEW DELHI: Ex-Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has asked Virat Kohli to follow the footsteps of former Pakistan captain Imran Khan. According to details, Manjrekar said when Imran Khan was leading a strong Pakistan team, he urged his board to schedule tougher challenges for his team. Virat must do ...

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Brad Haddin appointed new fielding coach for Australia

MELBOURNE: Former wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has joined the Australian cricket team as high-performance coach. Haddin, who has signed on until the end of 2019, replaces fielding coach Greg Blewett in Darren Lehmann’s coaching staff. “I grew up in an era of players like Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting who gave ...

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Ranatunga urges ICC to probe Sri Lanka cricket boss

COLOMBO: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka’s string of humiliating defeats on the country’s cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In what could be the opening shots of a new bid to head Sri Lanka Cricket, Ranatunga, 53, told AFP there was ...

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Moeen Ali wants permanent role for Saqlain

LONDON: Moeen Ali has implored the ECB to employ Saqlain Mushtaq on a permanent basis after his record-breaking series against South Africa. Moeen credited Saqlain for his advice after claiming 25 wickets in the four-match series. But with the former Pakistan spinner employed only on a consultancy basis – meaning ...

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Sreesanth dreaming of World Cup return

CAPE TOWN: Seam bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth says he dreams of representing India in the 2019 World Cup after he had his life ban from the game lifted in court. The 34-year-old, who represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is, was banned for life by the BCCI for ...

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Najam Sethi re-elected as PCB chairman

LAHORE: The PCB’s new Board of Governors (BoG) has picked the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s direct nominee Najam Sethi as board chairman for the next three years. Sethi was unanimously elected from within the 10-member BoG as no other member of the BoG filed nomination papers for the post. Sethi’s ...

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CPL: Shadab stars as Knight Riders win second straight game

Shadab Khan’s composed 30 not out guided the Trinbago Knight Riders to a four-wicket win over the St Lucia Stars in a tense battle on Monday night at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain. The Knight Riders bowling unit restricted the St Lucia Stars to 118/9 with Kevon Cooper (3/21) and ...

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PCB not willing to play U-19 Asia Cup in India

BENGALURU: The PCB is set to raise an objection to India hosting the Under-19 Asia Cup amid the climate of political tension between the two countries. The tournament is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru in November this year with Pakistan reluctant to tour. India has already been allotted the ...

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