Saturday, 23 June 2018

Cricket

ICC committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council’s Cricket Committee backed stricter punishments for ball-tampering but decided not to do away with the toss in test cricket during a two-day meeting which concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Cricket Committee was joined by ex-England captain Mike Gatting and David Boon, former Australia batsman ...

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Afridi replaces Morgan as ICC World XI captain against Windies

LONDON: Pakistan’s star all rounder Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI side against West Indies in the one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31 after England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan pulled out of the contest due to fractured finger. Morgan’s national teammate Sam Billings will replace him in the squad. ...

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Sethi asks May to send England team to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has revealed that he has asked Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May to consider sending the England team to tour Pakistan. Sethi, who is in England to watch Pakistan’s two-Test series against the Three Lions, expressed those views in a meeting with May. ...

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Sarfraz surprised but proud of Pakistan’s win

LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord’s. Victory, completed before lunch on the fourth day, put Pakistan 1-0 up in a two-match series ahead of the second Test ...

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‘Age just a number’ for Dhoni’s 30-something IPL champs

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said fitness was more important than youth as he celebrated winning the Indian Premier League at the age of 36 – and looked increasingly good for a fourth World Cup next year. Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings drew criticism for picking ageing warriors in the IPL auction, but ...

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England lead by 56 runs against Pakistan at Lord’s

LONDON: Jos Buttler and Dom Bess shared a spirited century stand to save England from a humiliating innings defeat by Pakistan in the first test at Lord´s on Saturday. The pair came together with the hosts reeling at 110 for six, 69 runs behind the touring side and heading for ...

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ICC probes pitch-fixing charges involving Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: The International Cricket Council said Saturday it was investigating allegations that a Sri Lankan groundsman had agreed to tamper with the pitch to alter the result of an upcoming Test match against England. The ICC said it took the allegations reported in an Al Jazeera documentary “very seriously” and ...

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Dhoni, Kohli feature in English 100-ball league

England’s innovative 100-ball league, which is set to be launched in 2020, could feature India cricket stars like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. Though the BCCI has followed a strict policy of not allowing Indian cricketers to play in domestic leagues except the IPL, there are reports of ...

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ICC orders Pakistani players to stop wearing smartwatches

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has told Pakistani players to stop wearing smartwatches during play to avoid any allegations of match-fixing, bowler Hasan Ali said after the opening day of the first test against England on Thursday. The ICC’s anti-corruption team met the tourists after play at Lord’s and ...

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Mosaddek back in Bangladesh T20 squad for Afghan Series

DHAKA: The Bangladesh selectors have recalled batsman Mosaddek Hossain to their T20 squad for the three-match series against Afghanistan next month, reports cricinfo. He last played T20 internationals last year in Sri Lanka, and this is his first senior call-up since being dropped after the first Test against Sri Lanka in February. There was no ...

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