Thursday, 21 June 2018

Cricket

Ranatunga urges ICC to probe Sri Lanka cricket boss

COLOMBO: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka’s string of humiliating defeats on the country’s cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In what could be the opening shots of a new bid to head Sri Lanka Cricket, Ranatunga, 53, told AFP there was ...

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Moeen Ali wants permanent role for Saqlain

LONDON: Moeen Ali has implored the ECB to employ Saqlain Mushtaq on a permanent basis after his record-breaking series against South Africa. Moeen credited Saqlain for his advice after claiming 25 wickets in the four-match series. But with the former Pakistan spinner employed only on a consultancy basis – meaning ...

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Sreesanth dreaming of World Cup return

CAPE TOWN: Seam bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth says he dreams of representing India in the 2019 World Cup after he had his life ban from the game lifted in court. The 34-year-old, who represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is, was banned for life by the BCCI for ...

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Najam Sethi re-elected as PCB chairman

LAHORE: The PCB’s new Board of Governors (BoG) has picked the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s direct nominee Najam Sethi as board chairman for the next three years. Sethi was unanimously elected from within the 10-member BoG as no other member of the BoG filed nomination papers for the post. Sethi’s ...

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CPL: Shadab stars as Knight Riders win second straight game

Shadab Khan’s composed 30 not out guided the Trinbago Knight Riders to a four-wicket win over the St Lucia Stars in a tense battle on Monday night at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain. The Knight Riders bowling unit restricted the St Lucia Stars to 118/9 with Kevon Cooper (3/21) and ...

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PCB not willing to play U-19 Asia Cup in India

BENGALURU: The PCB is set to raise an objection to India hosting the Under-19 Asia Cup amid the climate of political tension between the two countries. The tournament is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru in November this year with Pakistan reluctant to tour. India has already been allotted the ...

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Moeen Ali bowls England to series victory

MANCHESTER: Moeen Ali finished a brilliant campaign with a five-wicket haul as England beat South Africa by 177 runs in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Monday to seal a 3-1 series win. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, also saw Joe Root triumphant in his ...

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No comparison between Kohli and me: Babar Azam

KARACHI: Babar Azam has often been compared to India skipper Virat Kohli but Pakistan’s young batsman said that there was no comparison between him and the Indian run-machine. While the Pakistan cricketer called himself a ‘beginner’, he dubbed Kohli as a ‘great batsman’. When a fan compared Babar Azam with ...

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Javed Miandad wants Pakistan to boycott India in ICC events

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has said Pakistan Cricket Board should boycott playing against India in ICC events. Sports Minister Vijay Goel had earlier, stated that no Pakistan sportspersons will be allowed to play in India or vice versa except for when it is at a neutral venue and ...

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Amir stars with 5 wicket haul as Essex dominate

LONDON: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has continued his impressive form with the ball, as he took five for 18 in English County Championship. This was his first ´five-for´ for Essex in just his second Championship match was instrumental in Yorkshire being demolished out for 113 runs. Essex ended the first ...

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