Friday, 14 August 2020

Cricket

BCB boss smells conspiracy behind cricketers’ strike

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan said the national players’ unprecedented strike seems to be a “conspiracy” to destabilise the game in the country but remains hopeful that the upcoming tour of India will go on as per schedule. Hassan’s comments come after country’s top players including Test and ...

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Yuvraj Singh to play for Maratha Arabians in Abu Dhabi T10 league

DUBAI: Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been named Maratha Arabians’ Indian icon player for the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 tournament that will be played from November 15-24. Yuvraj is the latest signing by Maratha Arabians after they recently named former Zimbabwe captain and former England head coach Andy Flower ...

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Wasim Akram made anti-polio ambassador

LONDON: The legendary cricketer Wasim Akram has been appointed as Ambassador Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme to create awareness among masses about the crippling disease and muster their support in effective execution of the vaccination drive across the country. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination ...

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Wasim Akram jokes about Shaniera’s love for desi food

LONDON: When it comes to hilarious captions, we know we can always count on Wasim Akram. A picture of Shaniera at the Islamabad dinner (for Prince William and Kate Middleton) has been making rounds on social media and people have been posting hilarious comments about it. “I want someone to ...

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UAE suspends fourth cricketer for corruption

DUBAI: Ashfaq Ahmed on Monday became the fourth United Arab Emirates cricketer suspended as part of an anti-corruption investigation. Ahmed opened the batting in their first two matches at the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament. He scored four as UAE lost to Oman on Friday and three as they beat ...

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Ex-captain Sourav Ganguly appointed BCCI president

MUMBAI: Former captain Sourav Ganguly was unanimously elected on Wednesday as president of India’s troubled cricket board, the sport’s most powerful body. Cricket’s massive popularity in India has helped the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) become by far the wealthiest of all of the sport’s national boards, ...

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Bangladesh cricket players go on strike

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s cricketers will be on an indefinite strike until a list of demands are met by the country’s cricket board (BCB), skipper Shakib Al Hasan said, putting next month’s tour of India in doubt. Players released a list of demands and the boycott has affected the ongoing National Cricket ...

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Former Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s wife blasts at the critics

KARACHI: Former Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed’s wife Syeda Khusbaht blasts at the critics. Days after being removed as the Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s wife Khushbaht lashed out at the critics and questioned that if MS Dhoni can still play at the age of 38, why can’t her husband. She also stated ...

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India leave South Africa hurting with Test series sweep

RANCHI: Shahbaz Nadeem took the final two wickets in straight balls as India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third Test on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 series rout. The day’s play lasted just 12 balls in a triumph emphatically ramming home India’s feat in ...

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Misbah finally reveals reason for sacking Former Skipper Sarfraz

LAHORE: Pakistan head coach Misbah-Ul-Haq finally revealed the reason from his side for sacking Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of Pakistan’s Test and T20I side. There were a lot of criticisms going around the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed right from ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A lot of comments were made on ...

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