Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Cricket

England announce squad for Women’s Ashes Test

LONDON-ICC: England have announced a 13-member squad for the upcoming four-day Women’s Ashes Test, set to begin on 18 July, at Taunton. Led by Heather Knight, the squad includes 21-year-old spinner Kirstie Gordon. The left-arm spinner, who debuted for England in the 2018 World T20, took eight wickets in England Academy’s ...

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England chief Giles dismisses World Cup final ‘extra run’ row

LONDON: England director of cricket Ashley Giles has insisted he had no qualms about keeping the World Cup trophy after former leading umpire Simon Taufel said the hosts were mistakenly awarded an extra run during their nail-biting win over New Zealand in the final at Lord s. A freak fielding ...

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Theresa May hosts victorious England cricket team

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted the World Cup-winning England cricket team in the garden of her Downing Street residence on Monday, describing their win as “one of the great sporting spectacles of our time”. England ended their 44-year wait for a first 50-overs world title by beating New ...

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We had both Allah and Irish luck with us: Eoin Morgan

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan hopes his side’s “incredible journey” to World Cup glory will inspire a new generation of fans in the sport’s birthplace. There have long been concerns about declining player numbers in English cricket, with the sport hidden behind a television paywall in Britain since England’s iconic ...

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England wrongly got extra run, says Simon Taufel

LONDON: England should have been awarded five runs instead of six in the final over of Sunday’s World Cup title clash against New Zealand after a throw from the deep struck Ben Stokes’ bat and ran away for a boundary, former umpire Simon Taufel has said. England ended their 44-year ...

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´Nothing can faze me now´, says Jos Buttler

LONDON: Jos Buttler said nothing would faze him again after his key role in England´s unforgettable World Cup triumph at Lord´s. Buttler was in the thick of things on Sunday as England´s 44-year wait for the sport´s biggest trophy ended in the most dramatic way imaginable against New Zealand. He ...

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´Cricket´s coming home!´: EU congratulates England

LONDON:Britain may be in the middle of a painful divorce from the EU, but Brexit did not stop Brussels congratulating England on Monday on their dramatic cricket World Cup triumph. Before moving to the usual round of questions about migration, US trade relations and EU competition rules, European Commission chief ...

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Tough pill to swallow: Kane Williamson

LONDON: It was quite a long press conference but Kane Williamson kept a brave smile on his face. It was, however, apparent that the New Zealand captain was holding back the tears as he interacted with the media less than an hour after his team’s courageous effort to win its ...

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England crowned world champions

LONDON: England won their maiden Cricket World Cup title in dramatic circumstances on Sunday at historic Lord’s Cricket Ground. The match went into a Super Over, following a tie in the final after Eoin Morgan’s side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand’s 241-8. The Super Over ...

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Pakistan win Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London

LONDON: Pakistan may have failed to make it to the semifinals of the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup, but the country’s lawmakers fared better than their counterparts from six other countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday. The four-day tournament had begun on Tuesday with lawmakers ...

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