Thursday, 16 July 2020

Cricket

PCB serves show-cause notice to Umar Akmal

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show-cause notice to middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for breaching the code of conduct, a day after controversy-prone Akmal alleged national team head coach Mickey Arthur abused him. The PCB has directed Umar Akmal to file reply against the show-cause within seven ...

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Ali ready for life in the pink

BIRMINGHAM: Moeen Ali is confident it will take more than a pink ball to put him off his stride during England’s inaugural day/night Test. The off-spinning all-rounder was England’s man-of-the-series after starring with both bat and ball during the recent 3-1 Test triumph at home to South Africa. Now Birmingham-born ...

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Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

LONDON: Stuart Broad is “very confident” longstanding new-ball partner James Anderson will play a “big part” in England’s upcoming Ashes defence in Australia. Anderson recently turned 35 and there are concerns a five-Test series ‘Down Under’, which starts in November, could be a tour too far for England’s all-time leading ...

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David Warner expected to be fit for Bangladesh tour

DARWIN: Leading up to the tour of Bangladesh, Australia played an inter squad pre-tour practice match between Steve Smith XI and David Warner XI. Australian opener and wise captain David Warner suffered a blow to the neck when he got hit by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer in the three day ...

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Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board over whitewash

COLOMBO: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga blamed Sri Lanka s cricket board Tuesday for the squad s crushing three-Test series whitewash on home soil against India. Ranatunga said Sri Lanka s XI could not be faulted for the humiliating 3-0 drubbing described by skipper Dinesh Chandimal as the worst series of his career, but ...

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Door still open for Yuvraj, says chief selector

MUMBAI: Speculations may be rife that Yuvraj Singh’s career is nearing the end but chief selector MSK Prasad clarified on Monday that national team’s door is still open for the senior cricketer. The national selectors on Sunday ignored 36-year-old Yuvraj for the ODI series in Sri Lanka, a tough but ...

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Don’t look at the scoreboard when I am batting: Pandya

NEW DELHI: Overwhelmed to be compared with legendary Kapil Dev, all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday said if he could become even 10 per cent of what the former World Cup winning captain was, he would be happy. The chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has said that Hardik Pandya has the ...

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Sri Lanka likely to tour Pakistan for T20s in September

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket board has confirmed considering a tour to Pakistan with at least one T20 game in September this year, which has laid some fruit to Pakistan’s efforts to restore international cricket at home. President of the Sri Lankan Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala said on the sidelines ACC meeting ...

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Dazzling Pandya and Kuldeep, India floor Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE:  A blazing century from all-rounder Hardik Pandya and four wickets from spinner Kuldeep Yadav left India in total command of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Kuldeep led an inspired bowling display with his left-arm wrist spin to help dismiss Sri Lanka for 135 in ...

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Chris Gayle could return to face England in ODIs

LONDON: Chris Gayle could make an eye-catching return to West Indies’ one-day side against England later this summer following the thawing of relations between senior Caribbean cricketers and the board. Even at 37, the big-hitting Gayle remains one of the world game’s biggest drawcards, but he has restricted his international ...

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