Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Cricket

MCC gives umpires greater discretion over beamers

MELBOURNE: Umpires will have greater discretion over what constitutes a dangerous delivery from 2019, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced. The umpires will have more flexibility over whether a beamer – a delivery aimed at the batsman´s head – is deemed to be dangerous. It marks a major rethink by the ...

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Afridi in hot waters after controversial comments on Kashmir

LONDON/KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricketer ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Khan Afridi has done it again, this time with comments about Kashmir which sparked yet another controversy on both Pakistani and Indian media. “The world has turned Kashmir into an issue. Kashmir is not an issue,” the 38-year-old cricketer said, while addressing students ...

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Curran, Buttler save England against Sri Lanka spin

PALLEKELLE – Sri Lanka’s spinners claimed some big-name England wickets on the first day of the second Test on Wednesday before Jos Buttler and Sam Curran rescued the innings. Buttler’s 63 and a crucial 64 from Curran at the end lifted England to 285 all out after they had been ...

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PSL4: Wasim Akram becomes new king of Karachi Kings

KARACHI: Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has joined Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings as the president of the team for the upcoming fourth season. The former captain of Pakistan, who is hailed among the greatest exponents of swing bowling, was earlier affiliated to the last year debutant ...

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Cricket Australia says country comes before IPL

MELBOURNE: Players picked in Australia’s World Cup squad won’t be allowed to take part in the final few weeks of the Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket bosses said Thursday in a bid to ensure country comes first. The lucrative IPL Twenty20 tournament usually runs from late March till mid May ...

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Former Lanka player Dilhara charged with corruption

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code relating to a 10-over league in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The 38-year-old, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three ...

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Karachi Kings drops Shahid Afridi from upcoming PSL

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain and star all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, will not be a part of the Karachi Kings for the upcoming fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), after the franchise decided not to retain him for the next season. A list released by PSL revealed the names of players ...

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India biggest market for bookies: Ehsan Mani

DUBAI: Former ICC President, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said India was the biggest market for the bookies, who were vitiating the cricketing world . When he was the president of International Cricket Council, he had asked the cricket boards to take strict action against the bookies, he ...

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Shoaib Malik part ways with T10 League 2018

LAHORE: Pakistan senior batsman Shoaib Malik, has announced his departure from the T10 League, citing family commitments. “I announce with mixed feelings that I will be not be part of Punjabi Legends-T10League to spend time with my family,” said Malik in a tweet post. The veteran, who has scored over ...

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Australia captain Finch says whole team under microscope

MELBOURNE:  Australia captain Aaron Finch has said his whole team are under pressure after losing their fourth consecutive one-day international series, with the batting order under particular scrutiny after failing to trouble South Africa. Seven months out from their World Cup defence, Australia were thrashed by 40 runs in Hobart ...

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