Saturday, 18 August 2018

Cricket

Shahzaib Hasan’s ban has been extended to four years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has extended Shahzaib Hasan’s ban to four years in the PSL spot fixing case. Hasan was banned for a year and fined Rs1 million after being declared guilty in a spot fixing scandal in the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League. He had filed ...

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Sri Lanka clinch rain-marred thriller to end losing streak

KANDY: Suranga Lakmal bowled a tight final over to help Sri Lanka win the rain-hit fourth one-dayer against South Africa by three runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method and snap their losing streak. Having lost the five-match series following three defeats, Sri Lanka batted with conspicuous freedom to post 306-7 after ...

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Stokes could have killed me, alleges defendant

LONDON: Ryan Hale, a former soldier allegedly knocked out by Ben Stokes, said the England cricketer “could have killed me”, their trial heard Thursday, as the ex-serviceman was formally cleared of affray. Stokes, Hale and a third man, Ryan Ali, were in Bristol Crown Court on Thursday for the fourth ...

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Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali steals PCB awards ceremony

LAHORE: Pakistan flamboyant batsman Fakhar Zaman bagged the Special Award for Outstanding Performance at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) awards held in Karachi on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old became the fasted batsman to score 1,000 runs in One-day International (ODI) history during the recently concluded series against Zimbabwe. Sarfraz Ahmed ...

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Stokes wishes England newcomer Pope well

LONDON: Absent all-rounder Ben Stokes sent best wishes to his England team-mates, in particular debutant batsman Ollie Pope, ahead of the second Test against India at Lord’s. Stokes was left out of England’s squad’s for the second Test because of his ongoing trial on a charge of affray in Bristol, ...

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Afridi to miss Caribbean Premier League due to injury

JAMAICA: Shahid Afridi announced that he will not be taking part in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) due to a knee-injury. Taking to Twitter earlier today, Afridi made the announcement saying that he will ‘miss out on this year’s biggest party in the sport’. Due to my knee rehab I’ll ...

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Yousuf rates Pakistan as favorites to win ICC World Cup 2019

LONDON: Former batsman Mohammad Yousuf believes that Pakistan is favorites to win the 2019 ICC World Cup. The former stalwart batsman said that Pakistan’s bowling can put them on top in the ODI carnival of next year. Furthermore, Pakistan had also triumphed in the 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy ...

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Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket: Ponting

LONDON: Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket. Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with ...

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Hafeez considering retirement after demotion in central contract

LAHORE: Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is reportedly considering retirement from international cricket after being demoted from Category A to B in Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) list of centrally contracted players. The 37-year-old had been in Category A of PCB central contract, however, in this year’s contract his place in ...

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Ben Stokes lost control in street brawl, court told

RISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self-control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday as his trial for affray began. Stokes, acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told ...

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