Saturday, 18 August 2018

Cricket

ICC may scrap tradition of coin toss from Test cricket

LONDON: Test cricket’s fundamental starting point may be scrapped, as the ICC’s cricket committee prepares to debate whether or not the coin toss should be removed as a way of reducing home ground advantage in the looming Test Championship, reported Cricinfo. Every single Test match since the very first, between ...

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Pakistan to struggle against England: Zaheer Abbas

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain and ICC president Zaheer Abbas has said that Pakistan team has to struggle against mighty hosts England in both the Test matches. Zaheer said: “We conceded too many runs in the second innings of the one off Test against Ireland. The green caps have to learn ...

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Banned Warner set to play Sydney grade cricket

MELBOURNE: Banned Australia batsman David Warner will attempt to get his career back on track by playing the start of the Sydney grade cricket season with Randwick Petersham. Former Australia vice-captain Warner was handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa ...

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IPL 2018: Pollard help MI beat KXIP in thriller

File Photo MUMBAI: Till the very end and throughout the course of the match, it was Punjab who had been ruling the roost with splendid performances. However, in the tinsel town on Wednesday, the KXIP vs MI game witnessed a very bollywoodish ending to a T20 game in which the ...

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England recall Jos Buttler for first Pakistan Test

LONDON: England recalled batsman Jos Buttler in a 12-man squad announced Tuesday for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on May 24. In the first England squad since former Test batsman Ed Smith took over as national selector, Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess was given a first call-up. But, after ...

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Another awesome development for women’s cricket

MUMBAI: The BCCI announced on Tuesday that a Women’s T20 challenge match will be played ahead of the first IPL qualifier at the Wankhede Stadium on 22 May.  India internationals Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the two sides which will include women stars Ellyse Perry (Australia), Suzie Bates (New Zealand) ...

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Pakistan beat Ireland by five wickets in historic Test

DUBLIN: Ireland eventually succumbed to defeat in their inaugural Test match against Pakistan on Tuesday. Ireland had lost centurion Kevin O’Brien to the first ball he faced on the final day of their historic Test. The unbeaten 118 O’Brien made on Monday raised hopes of the Irish drawing, or even ...

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Historic O’Brien hundred fuels Ireland comeback

DUBLIN: Ireland fought back during the second half of day four of their first ever Test match after a historic, career – defining century from Kevin O’Brien rescued the hosts from the brink. The red-haired veteran put on 114 runs with Stuart Thompson to not only make Pakistan bat again ...

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Mark Waugh steps down as Australian selector

SYDNEY: Australian cricket great Mark Waugh Tuesday quit as a national selector to take up a television commentary role as broadcasters jockey for top talent after a new rights deal was agreed. Waugh will not renew his contract when it expires on August 31 but will remain on the panel ...

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Hafeez raises doubts over ICC’s process for reporting suspect actions

LAHORE: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has called into question the International Cricket Council’s process for reporting suspect bowling actions. Hafeez, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket for the third time last year and was finally cleared to bowl two weeks ago, has raised doubts about the process calling ...

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