Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Cricket

Babar Azam joins Somerset for T20 Blast stint

LONDON: Somerset have agreed a deal to bring in Pakistan batsman Babar Azam for the Vitality Blast later this summer, subject to receiving a No-Objection Certificate. Babar, currently ranked the No. 1 T20 batsman by the ICC, will join in July and be available for the entire group stage as well as ...

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ICC rankings: India slip to 5th spot in T20I, Pakistan on top

LONDON: India have dropped three places to fifth in the expanded men’s Twenty20 International team rankings while Pakistan have consolidated their top position, according to the latest list issued by the ICC. The ICC Friday unveiled an expanded T20I team rankings table with 80 teams who will now be able ...

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Bangladesh forced to change World Cup kit design

Bangladesh has altered its World Cup cricket strip to add a touch of red following uproar over the initial design, which some had likened to rival Pakistan’s kit, the cricket board said on Wednesday. The national flag of Bangladesh is red and green, but the Tigers’ jersey unveiled Monday for ...

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Hafeez to miss only T20 and 2 ODIs against England

LONDON: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez’s availability is still in doubt for England series as he likely will miss only T20 and first two ODIs against England. Last month, Mohammad Hafeez was selected in the preliminary 15-member squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistani all-rounder sustained a thumb injury during ...

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Ton-up Babar helps Pakistan beat Leicestershire

LEICESTERSHIRE: Pakistan opener Babar Azam smashed a century as Pakistan thrashed Leicestershire by 58 runs in their final practice game of the England tour. Pakistan were off to a flying start as they played superbly and posted 200 runs on the board for the loss of 6 wickets in allotted ...

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Nasser Hussain: You cannot write off Pakistan for this World Cup

LONDON-ICC: Ex-England captain Nasser Hussain has analysed Pakistan s chances for success in this summer s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and he s not ruling them out of a potential triumph. Hussain, who played 96 Tests and 88 ODIs for England, described Pakistan as a mercurial outfit, ...

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Sangakkara Named As First Non-British MCC President

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club. The wicketkeeper-batsman, whose nomination was announced by current president Anthony Wreford on Wednesday, will begin his one-year tenure in October. The 41-year-old, who is already an honorary life member of MCC ...

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PCB MD to hold talks for English team’s tour to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board Managing Director (MD) Waseem Khan will leave for UK in the wee hours of Sunday morning to hold important discussions with England and Wales Cricket Board and discuss highly important issues related to Pakistan cricket future. Waseem said: “I will stay there till May 15th. I ...

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“Imran Khan must do more about Kashmir”: Shahid Afridi

New Delhi: Swashbuckling Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi believes Imran Khan must do more about Kashmir and, India and Pakistan should resolve the issue through a Kashmiri-owned, Kashmiri-led peace process. He also asserts that “Kashmir belongs to the Kashmiris. Not to Indians. Not to Pakistanis. That debate comes later. But first ...

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Warner ends IPL with 81 and big win for Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Australia’s David Warner hit a scintillating 81 to seal his comeback from scandal in his last Indian Premier League game before heading to the World Cup. Warner’s knock off 56 balls powered Hyderabad to a 45-run win over Kings XI Punjab after posting a mammoth 212 for six and ...

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