Sunday, 12 July 2020

Cricket

Test cricket set to return to Pakistan after a decade

LAHORE: Pakistan are set to host a Test series for the first time in a decade, against Sri Lanka next month as the two-match Test series will be played in Rawalpindi and Karachi, on December 11 and 19 respectively. The Test series was originally scheduled to be played in October ...

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Pakistan Blind cricket team win 3rd T20I against England

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan blind cricket team defeated England by 76 runs in the third International Twenty20 under floodlights, leading the series 3-0 at Ajman Oval Cricket Ground, Ajman on late Thursday. According to information received here, England won the toss and captain Ed Hossell opted to bowl first to avoid the ...

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Katy Perry to perform at Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup final

SYDNEY: American popstar Katy Perry announced Wednesday she will be performing at the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne next March before an expected record crowd on International Women’s Day. “Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!” Perry said in an Instagram post using the Australian sporting chant. ...

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Nicholas Pooran banned for 4-T20 matches for ball tampering

NEW DELHI: West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned for four T20 internationals for tampering with the ball in a one-day match against Afghanistan, cricket s world body announced. Pooran admitted to “changing the condition of the ball” after video footage showed him scratching the surface of the white ...

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Tim Paine will lead the Kangaroos against Pakistan

SYDNEY: Australia have announced 14-man squad for the upcoming two-match series, starting in Brisbane next week followed by Adelaide, against Pakistan. Tim Paine will lead the Kangaroos against Pakistan while former captain Steve Smith and David Warner are also part of the team. It is pertinent here to mention that ...

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De Kock won’t shy away from Proteas captaincy

CAPE TOWN: Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has had a few opportunities to captain the national team, the latest coming in the white-ball leg of the recent tour to India. With regular skipper Faf du Plessis not included in the three-match T20 International series against India, de Kock led the ...

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Shane Watson elected president of Australia Cricketers’ Association

MELBOURNE: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been elected as the President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). The 38-year old is a part of the ten-member board that includes three new faces – current seamer Pat Cummins, Kristen Beams and former Aussie player Lisa Sthalekar. Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques, ...

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Babar Azam hits 24 boundaries during unbeaten 157

PERTH: Pakistan batting mainstay Babar Azam continued his run-making form during the ongoing tour of Australia by hitting a quickfire unbeaten century in the day-night warm-up match against Australia ‘A’ on Monday. Batting first at the Perth Stadium, Pakistan were in trouble at 60-3 with their top order – including ...

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Racists out of tune with changing world, says Jofra Archer

MANCHESTER: England´s fast-bowling sensation Jofra Archer says cricket fans who resort to racist abuse should realise times have moved on and the world is a much more multicultural place. The 24-year-old Barbados-born bowler has quickly become a favourite with the England fans since he became eligible to play for his ...

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Sri Lanka tightens sports betting rules to fight cricket graft

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka introduced tough penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports betting restrictions in a bid to stamp out graft scandals that have dogged the country´s cricket team. Allegations of corruption have plagued Sri Lankan cricket for years, including claims of match-fixing ahead of an international Test against England last ...

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