Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cricket

Alastair Cook confident England can end World Cup drought

LONDON: Alastair Cook believes England can end decades of World Cup disappointment with a triumph on home soil this year. England have never won the men’s World Cup, but with 100 days to go until the start of the latest edition, a team captained by Eoin Morgan are top of ...

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PSL: Salman Butt replaces Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars squad

LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars have roped in Salman Butt to replace the injured Mohammad Hafeez for the remainder of the PSL 2019 season. This is the most high-profile event Butt will be part of after his return in 2016 from his five-year suspension for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal of ...

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PCB appoints new live production partner for PSL 4

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday announced the consortium of Blitz and Trans Group as the new live production partner for the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019 (PSL). Blitz are the PCB’s broadcast partners in Pakistan, while Trans Group are the event management partners. Blitz and Trans Group will ...

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Boult, Mahmudullah fined for misconduct during second ODI

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand quick Trent Boult and Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad were fined for breaching ICC’s code of conduct during the second one-day international in Christchurch on Saturday. Boult was fined 15 percent of his match fee for an “audible obscenity” while Mahmudullah was fined 10 percent for “abuse” of equipment ...

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Harbhajan Singh calls for Pakistan World Cup boycott

NEW DELHI: Harbhajan Singh has called for India to boycott their World Cup game against Pakistan in June in protest at Pulwama attack which left more than 40 paramilitaries dead. India has accused its arch-rival neighbour of supporting the attack, and amid nationwide calls for reprisals, Singh said: “There is ...

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England expects as ICC World Cup looms into view

LONDON: With 100 days until the 2019 World Cup gets underway, might it be the year that England lift the global game s premier limited-overs trophy at long last? England – the pioneers of one-day cricket as a professional sport – have taken part in every World Cup since staging ...

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Three uncapped players named in Sri Lanka ODI squad

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka brought in three uncapped players to a 17-member squad for the five-match one-day international series against South Africa. Debutant right-hand batsman Oshada Fernando was among those named for the series, which starts on March 3. The other two newcomers include bowler Kamindu Mendis, 20, and all-rounder Priyamal ...

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Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup 2019

LONDON: Chris Gayle, a big-hitting West Indies opener, announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket after  World Cup 2019.  WIndies begin their bid for a third World Cup title on May 31 against Pakistan. Gayle said  that he can bow out in style after a 20-year career built ...

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