Thursday, 13 August 2020

Cricket

Ranatunga claims 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country´s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka´s six-wicket defeat in the final at ...

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Ballance, Root counterattack for England

NOTTINGHAM: James Anderson made clinical use of a good bowling morning at Trent Bridge to collect a five-wicket haul as England took the last four South Africa wickets in only 6.2 overs for the addition of only 26 runs. Anderson demolished the tail in a spell of 4 for 4 ...

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Sarfraz joins Yorkshire county for NatWest T20 Blast

Pakistan skipper in all ODI formats Sarfraz Ahmed has opted to join Yorkshire county in England’s domestic cricket competition NatWest T20 Blast next month. Champions Trophy-triumphant captain Sarfraz, who was also handed the Test reins a week ago, has signed up to play five matches for Yorkshire Vikings in the ongoing ...

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Misbah awarded honourary MCC membership

SYDNEY: Pakistan’s most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been awarded Honourary Life Membership by the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his services to the game. Misbah was presented with the membership at Lord’s Cricket Ground during the rain-interrupted match between Afghanistan and the MCC XI earlier this week. Misbah ...

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ICC gives epic response to Indian FB troll over Pak women team taunt

DUBAI: In a rather epic way, International Cricket Council (ICC) responded to Indian troll on Facebook over his ‘taunt’ on Pakistan women’s cricket team. The Indian troll tried to target Pakistani women’s team by urging ICC to stop inviting ‘these teams in World cup because they still do not deserve ...

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Sri Lanka under pressure ahead of Zimbabwe Test

COLOMBO: When the Zimbabweans arrived in Colombo, the talk at Maitland Place was to try out some young talents in the one off Test ahead of an hectic season. But those grand plans have been set aside as Sri Lanka named a full strength squad for the only Test that ...

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Tamim Iqbal plays down abrupt Essex exit

LONDON: Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal and Essex have determinedly played down the reasons for his abruptly abandoning a stint with the county, after allegations emerged that his wife was the victim of a racially-motivated incident in Stratford in east London. A nervous Tamim reported an altercation to Essex Cricket on ...

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Chandimal to lead SL in Tests, Tharanga in shorter formats

COLOMBO: Dinesh Chandimal has been named Sri Lanka’s new Test captain, after Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role in all formats on Tuesday. Upul Tharanga will take over in ODIs and T20s. Chandimal had served as Mathews’ deputy and led the T20 team in the past, while Tharanga led ...

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Hard work of 17 years behind 10,000 runs: Younus

Karachi – Former Pakistan cricketer Younus Khan Wednesday said the people should give him the same respect as they respect his record-setting 10,000 runs. Speaking at the event hosted by The Citizen Foundation (TCF) in his honour, Younus said that there was a struggle of over 17 years behind his ...

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PCB omits Umar Akmal from central contract list

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday omitted controversial cricketer Umar Akmal from the central contract list for the period of 2017-18, which comprises 35 players classified into four categories. The central contracts have been awarded on the basis of performances, fitness, and discipline of the players. A number of ...

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