Monday, 27 January 2020

Cricket

David Boon appointed match referee for Pak-Lanka series

DUBAI: Australia star David Boon has been appointed by the ICC as match referee for the upcoming Pakistan versus Sri Lanka ODI and T20I series to be played in Karachi and Lahore from 27 to 9 October. Boon, 58, played 107 Tests and 181 ODIs for Australia from 1984 to ...

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Sri Lankan Cricket Team to Travel to Pakistan as Per Schedule, ICC Confirm

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket team’s tour of Pakistan will go ahead as planned, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. Earlier, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had sought the assistance of the country’s government for a reassessment of the security situation in Pakistan. With this series going ahead, Pakistan will ...

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‘Hopeful Australian cricket team will travel to Pakistan in 2022’

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has said he is hopeful the cricket team will tour Pakistan in 2022 but won’t rush a decision. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Robertson said his visit was aimed at strengthening relationships with the Pakistan Cricket Board rather than assessing whether Australia’s ...

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Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for one year

DUBAI: Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months due to an illegal bowling action. Dananjaya’s suspension is a result of the ICC’s automatic penalty for bowlers who have twice failed an assessment inside a two-year period. The offspinner can, however, bowl ...

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Shahid Afridi praises leading run-scorer Virat Kohli

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi congratulated Virat Kohli after he again became the only batsman to average 50 runs in all three formats of the game. Virat’s unbeaten 72 runs in the second T20I against South Africa boosted his average in the shortest format from 49.35 to 50.85. It means ...

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Bangladesh down Zimbabwe to reach final

CHATTOGRAM: With their backs up against the wall, Bangladesh cruised to a 39-run win over Zimbabwe in a sweltering Chattogram to book their place in next week’s tri-series final. Put in to bat by Zimbabwe, Bangladesh’s 175 for 7 was built around a 78-run fourth-wicket stand between Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur ...

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India win first T20I against South Africa

MOHALI: Virat Kohli played a sensational innings to take his side home by seven wickets after India’s bowlers restricted South Africa to 149-5 in the second Twenty20 International in Chandigarh. Despite an attacking half-century from skipper Quinton de Kock, South Africa could only put up a sub-par score thanks to ...

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Hampshire’s Kyle Abbott takes 17 wickets to send records tumbling

BIRMINGHAM: Former South Africa Test player Kyle Abbott took 17 wickets in Hampshire’s County Championship win over title-chasing Somerset – the best figures in first-class cricket for 63 years. The paceman’s match return of 17-86 is the best ever for Hamphire and the best overall since England spinner Jim Laker ...

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2019 Cricket World Cup is most watched ICC event in the history

MANCHESTER: The 2019 men’s Cricket World Cup was the most watched event in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) history. The sport’s global governing body reported a worldwide cumulative audience of 1.6 billion for live coverage, a 38 per cent increase over the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and a unique broadcast ...

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