Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Cricket

Sarfraz hopes to continue winning streak in New Zealand

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed hope for his team’s winning run to continue on Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand for five ODIs and three T20Is. Speaking to media here, Sarfraz said the tour will be a testing one for Pakistan team as it will be in a ...

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Kohli to demand pay hike for Indian players

MUMBAI: Top players saw their annual basic deals doubled to $300,000 this year. But the Indian squad, who are due to hold talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in New Delhi on Friday, want more after the governing body struck a huge new television deal ...

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Sri Lanka rule Herath out of crucial 3rd Test

NAGPUR: Sri Lanka have lost key spinner Rangana Herath for the crucial third Test against India starting Saturday because of recurrent back problems. The tourists on Tuesday called up Jeffrey Vandersay to replace the 39-year-old for the New Delhi Test, which Sri Lanka must win to avoid another series defeat. ...

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Sohail Tanvir joins Sylhet Sixers in BPL

DHAKA: Sylhet Sixers might have started the Bangladesh Premier League 2017 with a bang, winning their opening three matches of the tournament. However, as the fifth edition has progressed they have lost steam.  After their three wins on the trot, the Sylhet Sixers have failed to win ever since, losing ...

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England deny Stokes heading to Australia

SYDNEY: England cricket chiefs Tuesday said suspended allrounder Ben Stokes was visiting family in New Zealand and not heading to Australia after he was apparently spotted leaving London’s Heathrow airport. An image that claimed to show him at the airport began doing the rounds on social media late Monday, sparking ...

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Sri Lanka paceman Shanaka fined for ball tampering

NAGPUR: Sri Lanka fast bowler Dasun Shanaka was Saturday fined 75 percent of his match fee for ball tampering, cricket authorities said, in the ongoing second Test against India in Nagpur. According to the International Cricket Council, Shanaka was charged by match officials for “changing the condition of the ball”, ...

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Ashes: Australia beat England by 10 wickets in first Test

BRISBANE: Australia completed a 10-wicket victory over England in the first Ashes Test on the fifth morning in Brisbane. Chasing a target of 170, the hosts got the 56 runs they required in little more than an hour, with David Warner 87 not out and debutant Cameron Bancroft unbeaten on ...

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Pakistan-India series much more than just sports: Dhoni

SRINAGAR: Former Indian skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Mahinder Singh Dhoni, has stated that the cricket series between Pakistan and India ‘is much more than just sport.’ “An India-Pakistan cricket series is much more than just sport. It’s not a simple decision. It’s a diplomatic as well as political decision. It’s ...

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England batsmen must score big to beat Aussies – Ali

BRISBANE: England’s batsmen will have to score big individual hundreds if Joe Root’s tourists are to have any chance of holding on to the Ashes, all-rounder Moeen Ali said on Sunday. England are facing a big defeat to Australia on Monday’s final day after they were bundled out for just ...

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar set to tie knot with fiance Nupur

NEW DELHI:  Indian speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar is all set to marry fiance Nupur Nagar on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who has taken some time off from the ongoing Sri Lanka Test Series, announced his wedding date in a video posted by fellow player Shikhar Dhawan. His Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Dhawan teased ...

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