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Sri Lanka recalls Malinga for Asia Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors Saturday recalled fast bowler Lasith Malinga after an year in limbo and included him in a 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. The injury-prone 35-year-old had been largely ignored since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India in Colombo when ...

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English batsman Ian Bell crosses 20,000 first class runs mark

LONDON: English batsman Ian Bell crossed the 20,000 first class runs mark after scoring a century in a county fixture. Bell, who is playing currently for the Warwickshire County Club, reached the milestone after scoring 204 runs against Glamorgan in a division-two game. According to the ICC, the batsman had ...

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Curran rescues England after top order slump

Reuters SOUTHAMPTON: Sam Curran’s 78 helped England recover from 86 for six to 246 all out against India on the first day of the fourth test on Thursday after the tourists’ pace attack proved too good for their top order at the Ageas Bowl. The total may still prove to ...

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Bangladesh axe Sabbir, Anamul from Asia Cup squad

DHAKA: Bangladesh have dropped batsmen Sabbir Rahman and Anamul Haque from their 15-man squad for the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates next month, a cricket official said. Middle-order Sabbir and opener Anamul paid the price for poor performances during Bangladesh’s win over the West Indies in a three-match ...

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Shahid Afridi reveals Ravi Shastri gave him the name Boom Boom

LAHORE: Shahid Afridi, one of the most destructive batsmen to play cricket ever Monday revealed an Indian cricketer had given him the name ‘Boom Boom.’ Talking to fans during a Q&A session on Twitter, one of his fans asked him about the person who gave him the famous ‘Boom Boom’ ...

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Sri Lanka arrests two Indians on suspicion of match fixing

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained two Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during a domestic Twenty20 league game, officials said Wednesday. The men were apprehended after officials spotted them behaving suspiciously and making repeated calls on their mobile phones during the match between Galle and Dambulla at Pallekele, ...

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Fresh allegations against Aussie players set to be aired

SYDNEY: Fresh allegations of spot-fixing against “current and former Australian players” are set to be aired by the television news network Al Jazeera in a follow-up to the investigative documentary aired earlier this year. Cricket Australia has confirmed the allegations relate to “historical matches from 2011”, a year in which ...

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T20 Blast: Ben Stokes set to play for Durham

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be available to play as a specialist batsman for Durham in their Twenty20 Blast quarter-final at home to Sussex, the county said. Stokes was initially ruled out of Friday’s match at Durham’s Chester-le-Street headquarters after suffering minor discomfort in his left knee during England’s ...

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Virat Kohli back on top in Test rankings

LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli has returned to the top of the International Cricket Council’s Test batting rankings following his man-of-the-match effort against England at Trent Bridge. The 29-year-old scored 97 and 103 and saw India beat England by 203 runs in the third Test at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge on ...

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