Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Jason Gillespie to coach Sussex

Jason Gillespie

LONDON: English county side Sussex named former Australia pace bowler Jason Gillespie as their new head coach on Monday. The 42-year-old led Yorkshire to promotion from the second division in 2012 and back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. He ran Trevor Bayliss close when he was appointed as England coach ...

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New Perth stadium to host Australia-England ODI

New Perth stadium

PERTH: The new Perth Stadium will host Australia’s fifth One-day International (ODI) against England in January, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday. The Western Australia state government has confirmed the new stadium will be ready to host the ODI on January 28. “For cricket to host the first major sporting ...

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BPL: Hasan Ali rips Dhaka Dynamites batting line-up apart

Hasan Ali BPL

MIRPUR: Pakistan pacer and world number one one-day international (ODI) bowler Hasan Ali has announced his arrival in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with a bang by claiming a five-for. Hasan Ali, who was just playing his second BPL game, struck on the very first ball of the match for ...

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Bolt trains Australia cricket team before Ashes against England

Usain Bolt trains Australia cricket

SYDNEY: Australia’s cricketers have called on retired sprint king Usain Bolt to boost their running between the wickets during the Ashes Test series against England. The Jamaican track superstar, the world record holder in the 100m and 200m and eight-time Olympic champion, is working with the Australian batsmen to improve ...

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Bangladesh tackles illegal cricket betting with stadium raids

Bangladesh CRICKET

DHAKA: Bangladesh has launched a series of police raids to crack down on illegal betting in cricket stadiums that has gripped the country’s main Twenty20 competition, tournament officials said. Some 77 people have been thrown out of two cricket grounds in the cities of Dhaka and Sylhet in the past ...

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Boom Boom Afridi achieves another record in BPL


CHITTAGONG: Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, is shining at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), as his picked up 4 wickets for Dhaka Dynamites against the Rajshahi Kings on Saturday. Afridi four for 26 was his second 4-wicket haul in the ongoing tournament and 11th such feat in the T20 cricket. ...

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England humbled by novice pair in final Ashes warm-up draw


TOWNSVILLE: Novices Jason Sangha and Matt Short scored their maiden first-class centuries for a Cricket Australia XI to frustrate England on the last day of their final Ashes warm-up game on Saturday. Eighteen-year old Sangha and team skipper Short -with only seven first-class matches between them – shared in a ...

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Malan Century Buoys England Ahead of Ashes


TOWNVILLE: Dawid Malan became England’s second century-maker as the tourists built a big lead over Cricket Australia XI in the final Ashes warm-up game in Townsville on Friday. The Middlesex left-hander converted his overnight 57 into 109 as England amassed a first innings of 515 against the inexperienced local side. ...

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