Monday, 25 March 2019

Cricket

Bangladesh crush West Indies to seal series

SYLHET: An all-round effort helped Bangladesh crush West Indies in the 3rd and deciding one-day international played at Sylhet International Stadium. After winning the toss, the Bangladesh bowlers restricted West Indies to a modest total despite Shai Hope’s century, and then chased down the target with ease. After Bangladesh captain ...

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Pakistan’s tail-enders worst in the world, says Raja

LONDON: Pakistan former captain turned commentator, Ramiz Raja blasted on the Pakistan’s tail-enders terming it as the ‘worst in the world.’ “If you ask me, we have the worst tail-enders in the world, because I have not seen anyone who gives up so easily,” said Raja, while talking at Ramiz ...

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Bangladesh League franchises oppose Smith inclusion

DHAKA: The objection by the franchises was based on the BPL’s policy that states a replacement can only be taken from the players’ draft list Comilla Victorians’ inclusion of Australia cricketer Steven Smith for Bangladesh Premier League 2019 has faced opposition from the other franchises in the tournament. The objection ...

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Ravi Ashwin, Ishant Sharma out in blow for India

PERTH: India could be set to unleash four quicks for the second Test against Australia in Perth after losing offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin to injury. The tourists, whose victory in Adelaide handed them a 1-0 series lead, have announced a 13-man squad for the Test starting on Friday at Optus Stadium. ...

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PCB earns rights to host 2020 Asia Cup

DHAKA/ISLAMABAD: The next Asia Cup will be hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the first time in over a decade, but whether that means it will be played in Pakistan or the United Arab Emirates, is not yet clear. The tournament, which will switch back to being a ...

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Pakistan can tackle South Africa challenge: Sarfraz

CENTURION: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed vowed that the green caps can tackle South Africa challenge if every individual delivers and plays his key role in team’s victory. Sarfraz urged his fellow teammates to play ‘without fear’ during their tour of South Africa , – a country where they have ...

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Hafeez dismisses South Africa’s fear behind Test retirement

LAHORE: Pakistan’s senior cricket all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, has said that he is satisfied with the timing of his retirement from Test cricket, as he wants to concentrate on limited-overs cricket especially on the upcoming 50-overs World Cup. “I want to completely focus on the limited over cricket, especially for the ...

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ICC boss ‘confident’ of corruption-free World Cup

DUBAI: The head of cricket’s world body said Wednesday he is confident of a corruption-free 2019 World Cup as the sport works overtime to disrupt criminals who attempt to fix matches. David Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, also called on national governments to do more to tackle ...

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Kohli engineered Anil Kumble’s exit, leaked email suggests

MUMBAI: The acrimonious exit of India’s cricket coach last year was given a fresh twist Wednesday as a leaked email suggested captain Virat Kohli had “frequently” worked behind the scenes against him. Former coach Anil Kumble quit over a rift with Kohli in June 2017, saying his relationship with the ...

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ICC bans Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month’s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to ...

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