Friday, 6 December 2019

Cricket

Australia name Head, Cummins vice-captains for Sri Lanka tests

BRISBANE: Batsman Travis Head and pace bowler Pat Cummins have been named joint vice-captains for Australia’s two-test series against Sri Lanka starting in Brisbane, the country’s cricket board said. Cricket Australia (CA) said that the duo have been elevated to leadership roles to assist skipper Tim Paine in place of ...

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South Africa forgives Sarfraz Ahmed after apology

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis has said South Africa has forgiven Sarfraz Ahmed for his on-field racist taunt during the second ODI in Durban. “We forgive him because he said sorry,” du Plessis said after South Africa’s training session, according to cricinfo. “He has apologised and taken responsibility for it. ...

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Russell, Vince, Smith added to PSL 2019 star power

LONDON: The star-studded player roster of HBL PSL 2019 received a further boost with the addition of the Windies T20  star trio of Andre Russell, Dwayne Smith and Andre Fletcher, in-form England top-order batsman James Vince, and South Africa’s duo of Hardus Viljeon and David Wise at the Replacement Player ...

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Pitbull aka ‘Mr Worldwide’ to perform at PSL-4

LAHORE: International singing icon Pitbull is all set to perform at the opening ceremony of fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). PSL announced on its Twitter that international rapper Pitbull will be giving a performance at the opening of the fourth edition at Dubai International Stadium. Along with Pitbull, ...

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Windies women to tour Pakistan after nearly 15 years

LONDON: West Indies, the last non-Asian women’s team to tour Pakistan, are set to play in the country again after nearly 15 years. The series, comprising three T20Is, will take place in Karachi from January 31 to February 3, and will mark the resumption of women’s international cricket in Pakistan ...

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Hardik Pandya , Rahul suspension over sexist comments lifted

MUMBAI: Indian cricket board lifted on Thursday suspensions on Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, imposed after comments about women during a talk show saw the players ordered home from a tour of Australia. Pandya boasted on the TV celebrity show earlier this month about his success with multiple women as Rahul ...

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Kohli will break all records created by Tendulkar: Zaheer Abbas

KARACHI: Pakistan’s legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas joined the bandwagon of former greats terming Indian captain Virat Kohli as the best batsman in world cricket who will break all the records of Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli currently has 39 ODI hundreds and is only 10 short of Tendulkar’s 49 centuries. Appearing on ...

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Dale Steyn, de Kock return for remaining ODIs

DURBAN: Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn are back in South Africa’s squad for the remainder of the ODI series against Pakistan, while the left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks, who is uncapped in ODIs, has also been called up. De Kock and Steyn were rested for the first two matches after ...

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Big Bash League: Melbourne Renegades defeat Sydney Thunder

SYDNEY Thunder have capped a forgettable week with a 12-run Big Bash League loss to Melbourne Renegades at Spotless Stadium. After being set 153 runs for victory, the Thunder were never able to find any momentum in their innings and managed just 5-140 from their 20 overs as the Renegades ...

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Sarfraz Ahmed lands in trouble for racist comments

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed might have got himself into trouble for allegedly using racist remarks against South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo. He could face disciplinary action after his remarks were caught on broadcast stump microphones during the second one-day international against South Africa in Durban. It now appears that wicketkeeper ...

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