Saturday, 20 April 2019

Cricket

Warner joins Smith and Bancroft in accepting tampering ban

SYDNEY: David Warner said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday. Warner and Smith were ...

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Won’t play in IPL even if they invite me: Shahid Afridi

LONDON: Shahid Afridi allegedly boasted that he wouldn’t play in the Indian Premier League even if invited to play for any of its eight teams. Afridi saying that he has been enjoying his time at the PSL and the league would overtake IPL in the future. “Even if they call ...

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Windies confirmed to tour Pakistan next month

DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the schedule for West Indies tour of Pakistan. Najam Sethi confirmed that Windies will be touring Pakistan for the series of three T20 Internationals next month. “West Indies will be touring Pakistan in April. They will play three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) on 1st, ...

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Hashim Amla is ‘likely’ to open for Hampshire

HAMPSHIRE director of cricket Giles White says Hashim Amla is likely to open the batting in the Specsavers County Championship – and will help the development of homegrown batsmen Tom Alsop and Joe Weatherley. The 34 year-old, who made 0 and eight as South Africa lost the first of their four ...

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Arthur says Fielding during PSL has put Big Bash to shame

DUBAI: Whether it’s Shahid Afridi’s acrobatic catch at the boundary or Joe Denly bringing back memories of Jonty Rhodes, this edition of the PSL has seen some fantastic fielding from teams. Pakistan and Karachi Kings coach, Mickey Arthur has also taken notice and is all praise for the effort being ...

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PSL can become second biggest T20 league: says Tamim Iqbal

SHARJAH: Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal has showered praises on the ongoing third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is representing the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the tournament. They are currently third on the points table with three wins in five matches and ...

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Level of competition in the PSL is very high, says Sangakkara

SHARJAH: The former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara, the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), on Sunday said that the “level of competition in the league is very high”. The former Sri Lankan skipper was talking to DawnNews in Sharjah. “Some of the best international players are ...

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Aussies says SA face ‘major challenge’ to save Test

DURBAN: Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft said on Saturday that South Africa’s batsmen will face a major challenge in the fourth innings of the first Test at Kingsmead. Although South Africa fought back to reduce Australia to 213 for nine in their second innings at the end of the third ...

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Imran Tahir, Sangakkara helps Multan Sultan take over Quetta

SHARJAH: Multan Sultans thrashed Quetta Gladiators by nine wickets in the 13th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 Sharjah on Saturday. From 101/5 to 102 all out! @TeamQuetta lose their last five wickets for an addition of one run. @MultanSultans run through Quetta lower-order. #DilSeJaanLagaDe #MSvQG pic.twitter.com/LULlSD3JSD — ...

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Zalmi’s Sammy beats injury and Gladiators in PSL thriller

SHARJAH: A hobbling Darren Sammy struck two sixes and a boundary to clinch a sensational five-wicket victory in the last over for Peshawar Zalmi against Quetta Gladiators in the only match of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah on Thursday. The Zalmi skipper, who twice hurt his hamstring during bowling, ...

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