Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Cricket

Justin Langer calls ball-tampering an ‘international problem’

MELBOURNE: Australia coach Justin Langer has called ball-tampering an “international problem”, ESPN Cricinfo reported. “My honest view is, it’s an international problem,” he said during an interview on Fox Cricket. “I can’t for a single second understand how we took sandpaper out on to the field, that doesn’t make any ...

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South Africa pledge not to taunt Australia over tampering

PERTH: South Africa promised not to wind up Australia over ball-tampering Sunday when they meet for the first time since this year’s ill-fated Test series, when a cheating scandal plunged Australian cricket into disgrace. The three-game, one-day series is a chance for Australia to move on from a miserable eight ...

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Hassan Ali can be good pacer of new ball: Waqar Younis

ISLAMABAD: Former cricket great Waqar Younis said that he believes right-arm pacer Hassan Ali can become a very good fast bowler of the new ball. “Keeping in view the sort of pace and action which he currently has, it seems to me that soon Hassan Ali will start bowling outswinger,” ...

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ICC suspends Sri Lanka bowling coach for match-fixing

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa was suspended by the International Cricket Council Wednesday after the bowling coach was accused of match-fixing and other “corrupt conduct”. His suspension comes after Sri Lankan cricket was rocked by a documentary that allegedly showed cricketer Tharindu Mendis discussing a plan to doctor the pitch ...

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Son of Abdul Qadir wants to play for Australia

SYDNEY:  The son of Pakistani Test great Abdul Qadir has set his sights on playing for Australia, boosting his chances by taking three South African wickets for a Prime Minister´s XI. A leg-spinner like his father, Usman Qadir donned the Australian colours for the first time in the PM XI´s ...

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Azhar Ali to retire from ODI cricket

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Azhar Ali has announced retirement from limited format of the cricket. As per details garnered, Azhar Ali will hold presser today to announce retirement from 50-over format. Further, the source said, “The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the ...

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Pakistan down New Zealand in last-over T20 thriller

  ABU DHABI: Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 2 runs in the first Twenty20 international played in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan, after winning the toss, scored 148-6. Chasing the target, New Zealand could only score 146 at the loss of six wickets in its 20 overs. Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with a 36-ball ...

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Ben Stokes retires hurt in warm-up match against Sri Lanka XI

COLOMBO: Ben Stokes retired hurt on day two of England’s warm-up match in Colombo but later returned to bat. Having not bowled on day one against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, the 27-year-old all-rounder was struck on the left arm during England’s reply. Joe Root retired out after hitting ...

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Lack of confidence behind loss of form: Amir

ISLAMABAD: Mohammad Amir believes that a lack of confidence in his skills was behind his decline as a strike force in limited-overs cricket this year, which saw him dropped from all three formats over the past month. The 26-year-old said that failing in a sequence of ODI matches left him ...

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‘Over the moon’ – Mirza, Malik welcome baby boy

NEW DELHI/KARACHI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has given birth to a baby boy, her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik said, prompting a flood of congratulatory messages on social media. “Excited to announce: It’s a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you ...

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