Monday, 9 December 2019

Cricket

Ponting pinpoints mature Stokes as England’s key Ashes threat

SYDNEY: The new maturity of World Cup hero Ben Stokes poses the biggest threat to Australia’s Ashes bid, said Ricky Ponting, who compared him to Andrew Flintoff as the “real heartbeat” of the England team. Stokes played a crucial role in England’s World Cup triumph, re-establishing himself as a key ...

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England beat Ireland by 143 runs at Lord’s

LONDON: Joe Root, England’s captain, has described the Lord’s pitch as “substandard for a Test match” after seeing his side run through Ireland for 38 on the third morning, securing victory by 143 runs. England had been skittled for 85 themselves on the first day and Root suggested conditions were ...

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Amir retires from Test cricket

LONDON: Mohammad Amir today announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, but reaffirmed his commitment to playing white ball cricket for Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reported. In a statement, Amir said: “It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of ...

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Poking fun with flag lands Harbhajan Singh in hot water

MUMBAI: Former Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh is facing backlash from fans for poking fun at Pakistani flag alongside flags of other countries on social media. It all started when the former cricketer posted flags of several countries including Pakistan, Malaysia, Maldives and Algeria in a tweet stating, “Some countries ...

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Javeria to lead Women’s Global Development Squad

LONDON: Pakistan’s star batter Javeria Khan has been named to lead a multi-nation Women’s Global Development Squad that will play six Twenty20 matches on a tour of England, including two each against ECB Super League teams Southern Vipers and Surrey Stars. The ICC announced the third WGDS squad on Thursday, ...

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Imam-Ul-Haq Accused Of Multiple Affairs, ‘Chats’ Leaked On Twitter

LONDON: Pakistan cricketer Imam-ul-Haq has landed himself in a soup after a Twitter user accused him of having multiple affairs. The user leaked the Pakistan opener’s social media chats with several girls, also alleging that the cricketer cheated on them. “So apparently Mr. @ImamUlHaq12 was dating 7 to 8 (that we ...

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Ehsan Mani appointed as chairperson of ICC’s F&CA

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has been appointed as chairperson of the ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA). The appointment was made by ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar during last week’s ICC Annual Conference. The F&CA is one of the ICC’s most important committees, which assists the ...

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Ireland lead England by 122 after bowling hosts out for 85

MANCHESTER: Andrew Balbirnie top-scored for Ireland with 55 – the only 50 on either side so far in the match – with pacemen Sam Curran, Olly Stone and Stuart Broad taking three wickets apiece for England. There was time for just one more over in the day’s play when Ireland ...

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Jonty Rhodes Applies to Become India’s Fielding Coach

MUMBAI: Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes has applied for the position of Indian cricket men’s team’s fielding coach. The stalwart, who is known for his fielding abilities and is considered a renaissance who modernized that aspect of the game, stated that he wanted to scale greater heights as the ...

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Wasim Akram shares ‘humiliating’ experience at Manchester airport

MANCHESTER: Former Pakistan captain and bowling legend Wasim Akram shared about his ‘humiliating’ experience at the Manchester airport. “Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed,” shared Akram in a tweet post. “I felt very ...

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