Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Cricket

Ben Stokes Ashes participation delayed

MANCHESTER: The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with the rest of the Ashes squad as it stands. Stokes was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He has still been awarded ...

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Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets engaged

NOIDA: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is set to focus on a new chapter in life after he became the latest Indian cricketer to make his engagement official. The 27-year-old got engaged to his fiancée Nupur Nagar in a private ceremony in Greater Noida on Wednesday, which was attended by relatives ...

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Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel voted Player of the Year

Samit Patel claimed another trophy as he was named Players’ Player of the Year MANCHESTER: Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has capped a trophy-laden summer by being voted the NatWest PCA Players’ Player of the Year. Patel had already won the PCA Most Valuable Player Award and added the Players’ Player ...

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Stokes and Hales to be offered new contracts by ECB

LONDON: The ECB are expected to offer Ben Stokes and Alex Hales new contracts on Friday, despite the ongoing investigation into the brawl outside a Bristol nightclub, Sky sources understand. Stokes is expected to be offered a new central contract, while Hales will also retain his incremental deal. Contracts for ...

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Malinga, Mathews not to play ODIs against Pakistan

DUBAI: Lasith Malinga has been omitted from Sri Lanka’s squad for the Pakistan One-day Internationals (ODIs), while Angelo Mathews is again unavailable through injury.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that Malinga was not considered due to his current form and in the context of Sri Lanka’s plans in view of the ...

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James Pattinson Ruled Out Of Ashes With Back Injury

MELBOURNE: Injury-prone James Pattinson has been ruled out of the Ashes series with England after aggravating a lower back stress fracture, dealing Australia’s fast bowling stocks a blow. It is the same problem that kept the 27-year-old out of Australia’s recent tour to Bangladesh, and he will now take an ...

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Danushka Gunathilaka bans for six matches

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket Thursday slapped a six-match ban on allrounder Danushka Gunathilaka for “misconduct” during the recent series against India which the islanders lost 9-0. The cricket board had ordered an investigation last month following a complaint from team manager Asanka Gurusinghe against the 26-year-old player. Sri Lanka Cricket ...

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Herath can adjust, counter plans against him, says Azhar Ali

DUBAI: The only series in recent memory when Pakistan negated the threat of Rangana Herath effectively was in 2015 when the Sri Lanka left-arm spinner managed only two wickets in two home Tests, a success which came about after a specific plan against the bowler. In the wake of Pakistan’s ...

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ECB exploring use of giant tents to end rain delays

LONDON: English cricket chiefs are exploring deploying “giant tents” to ensure rain no longer stops play, a report said on Wednesday. Research was being carried out into placing mesh netting over grounds after a US company approached the England and Wales Cricket Board. The ECB has spoken to the Marylebone ...

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Smith blames Australia’s poor decisions for India loss

SYDNEY: Australia skipper Steve Smith has blamed his team’s poor decision making under pressure after their demoralising 4-1 loss to India in the one-day internationals. The visitors suffered a seven-wicket thrashing in the final ODI in Nagpur on Sunday to slip to third in the world rankings. They started the ...

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