Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Cricket

Day-night test ‘unlikely’ in 2019 Ashes: ECB

Day-night test

LONDON: England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match when Australia tour in 2019, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday. Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule, although Australia has already staged four day-night ...

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Aqib appointed head coach, Fakhar vice captain of Qalandars

WORLD CUP 92 AQIB JAVED

LAHORE: Former bowler Aqib Javed has been named new head coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars for the upcoming season, while opener Fakhar Zaman has been appointed vice captain of the team. Aqib replaces Paddy Upton, who was the head coach for the first two seasons of ...

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Lankan fan invited by Kholi to attend wedding reception in Mumbai

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MUMBAI: Virat Kholi and Anushka Sharma made a Sri Lankan fans dreams come true, when they  invited Gayan Senanayake to attend their wedding reception  in Mumbai this week. Gayan  has become a regular feature at most Sri Lanka matches and cheers his team irrespective of the situation. Kohli and Anushka Sharma ...

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Malik to fill in for Hafeez: Sarfraz

Sarfraz - malik

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Tuesday backed veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik to contribute more with the ball during the upcoming New Zealand tour and cover for Mohammad Hafeez, who is serving a one-year ban due to a flaw in his bowling action. While admitting that Hafeez’s loss before such ...

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Alastair Cook, Broad Defy Critics as England Hit Back in Ashes

Stuart Broad

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook hit a long-awaited century and Stuart Broad snapped up four wickets as England’s much-maligned old guard finally enjoyed a day to remember in the Ashes series on Wednesday. At 3-0 down after three Tests, the Ashes urn is already lost to Australia but Cook and Broad showed ...

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Boult leads New Zealand to Windies series sweep in rain

Boult leads New Zealand to Windies series sweep in rain

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand completed a clean sweep of the West Indies in their one-day series with a commanding 66-run victory in a rain-affected third and final match in Christchurch on Tuesday. With the match reduced to 23-overs-a-side, the West Indies were set a revised target of 166 in reply to ...

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Ashes: Tom Curran to make England Test debut on Boxing Day

Tom Curran

MELBOURNE: Surrey pace bowler Tom Curran will make his England Test debut against Australia on Boxing Day. The 22-year-old replaces the injured Craig Overton for the fourth Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. “He’s a feisty character and he gets the ball to move around a bit,” said England ...

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Australia coach Lehmann to step down in 2019

Darren Lehmann

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. “That will ...

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