Thursday, 27 February 2020

Cricket

Allan Donald, Tendulkar, Cathryn join ICC Hall of Fame

LONDON: Former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald, former India captain Sachin Tendulkar and former Australia Women’s fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick have become the newest additions to the ICC Hall of Fame. The trio were inducted in a ceremony in London. Tendulkar, cricket’s most prolific run-getter, was inducted immediately after ...

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Razzaq openly admitted that he had five to six affairs

Former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq left fans taken aback after he revealed that he has had numerous extramarital affairs. Speaking at a television program, the 39-year-old former all-rounder confessed to having had relationships with multiple women despite being married. Razzaq openly admitted  that he had “five to six extramarital affairs.” ...

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Bayliss to coach IPL’s Sunrisers Hyderabad after Ashes

LONDON: Sunrisers Hyderabad have hired England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of the 2020 season, the Indian Premier League franchise (IPL) said on Thursday. Bayliss, 56, whose national team contract ends in September, had been linked with multiple IPL franchises by the Indian media since overseeing England’s successful 2019 ...

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Zimbabwe suspended following ICC Annual Conference

LONDON: The introduction of concussion replacements and a change to over-rate punishments were two of the major decisions made at the ICC Annual Conference in London, where the headline was the decision to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect. The ICC Board unanimously decided that the Full Member had failed ...

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Bangladesh are resting Shakib-Al-Hasan for Sri Lanka ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match One-day International series against Sri Lanka later this month, chief selector said. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and top-order batsman Anamul Haque were also recalled to replace Shakib and batsman Liton Das, who has ...

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Jason Roy given first England Test call to face Ireland

LONDON: England have given Jason Roy his first Test call-up to face Ireland after the Surrey opener played a key role in his country´s historic World Cup triumph, but pace bowler Mark Wood will be sidelined for between four and six weeks. Roy was a crucial part of England´s first ...

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Inzamam step down as a chief selector of Pakistan cricket team

LAHORE: Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has decided to step down as a chief selector of Pakistan cricket team, after his contract expires on July 31. Inzamam was appointed in August 2016 and has decided not to renew his contract. “After more than three years as Pakistan men’s selection committee chairman, ...

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Fakhar Zaman joins Glamorgan Cricket county

MANCHESTER: Pakistan’s hard hitting opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has joined the Glamorgan Cricket county for the upcoming Vitality Blast campaign. Zaman, who was part of Pakistan’s recently concluded World Cup 2019 campaign, would be available for Glamorgan’s opening eight matches in the competition. Zaman sign up comes as a replacement ...

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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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