Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cricket

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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Alex Hales withdrawn from England’s World Cup squad

LONDON: Alex Hales has been dropped from England world cup squad ahead of the international season for using recreational drugs. Hales will not travel to Ireland for a one-off ODI on Friday in Malahide and has also been removed from England’s squad for the T20I, the one-day series against Pakistan, ...

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Bangladesh captain tells fans to ease World Cup ‘hype’

DHAKA: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza called on the country’s fans to douse their expectations for the World Cup and avoid putting unwanted pressure on the team. After Bangladesh’s appearance at the Champions Trophy semi-finals two years ago and the Asia Cup final last year, national hopes of a winning streak ...

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Pant surpasses to set new record

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant became the first-ever wicketkeeper in a T20 tournament to effect 20 dismissals when he picked up two catches in their table-topping win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. With 15 catches and five stumpings in 12 matches, Rishabh Pant also set the record for most dismissals ...

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Claire becomes the first female umpire to stand in a men’s ODI

WINDHOEK: Australia’s Claire Polosak said it was a “special day” as she made history in becoming the first female umpire to stand in a men’s one-day international. The 31-year-old officiated in the final of the World Cricket League Division 2 between hosts Namibia and Oman at the weekend and admitted ...

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Bangladesh call Farhad, Taskin for tri-series

DHAKA: Injury-hit Bangladesh added all-rounder Farhad Reza and pace bowler Taskin Ahmed to their squad for a three-nation tournament in Ireland in May to prepare for the World Cup. Taskin in particular will be cover for key bowler Rubel Hossain, who has been suffering from a side injury, and fast ...

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Bismah Maroof confident of success in South Africa

LAHORE: Pakistan women’s team captain Bismah Maroof has expressed complete confidence in her side that will play South Africa in three ICC Women’s Championship ODIs, which will be followed by five T20Is. The series will be played from May6-23. Speaking ahead of her side’s departure for South Africa, Bismah said ...

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