Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Cricket

Afridi, Hafeez come out in support of Sidhu

KARACHI: Defending visit of Navjot Singh Sidhu, former skipper Shahid Khan Afridi has said that peace is the only way forward for both Pakistan and India. In a tweet Shahid Afridi said, “Peace is the only way forward for both countries. Both nations need to spread message of tolerance.” “It ...

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Najam Sethi resigns as PCB chairman

LAHORE: Najam Sethi on Monday announced his resignation from the post of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman in a tweet. Sethi, who is also head the lucrative Pakistan Super League (PSL), said in the tweet that he was waiting for the new Prime Minister, PTI chairman Imran Khan, to ...

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Gambhir ventures into politics

NEW DELHI: Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has become the latest cricketer to step into the world of politics. According to reports in the Indian media, Gambhir will be contesting the upcoming elections from Delhi on a ticket from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Delhi-based batsman was instrumental in helping ...

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Mitchell Johnson retires from all forms of cricket

PERTH: Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson on Sunday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Johnson last played for IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders in this edition. After calling it a day in international cricket in November 2015, Johnson trotted the globe playing in different T20 tournaments. “It’s over. ...

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Kohli misses ton as India fight back in 3rd England Test

NOTTINGHAM: India captain Virat Kohli fell three runs short of a hundred but had the satisfaction of leading an India batting revival on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. At stumps India were 307 for six after losing the toss. A day ...

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Cameron Bancroft to play for Durham in 2019

LONDON: Disgraced Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft will play for Durham in 2019, the English county side announced on Friday, omitting to mention in their statement his role in a scandal that rocked the sport. The 25-year-old opening batsman received a nine-month ban for his part in a ball-tampering scandal in ...

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Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years for spot-fixing

LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal handed a 10-year ban to Nasir Jamshed for his involvement in the spot-fixing row during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016-17 season. “Anti Corruption Case Update: Cricketer Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years by Anti Corruption Tribunal. Details to follow,” the PCB ...

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England recall Stokes for third Test against India

NOTTINGHAM: England have recalled Ben Stokes to their starting XI for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge just 72 hours after he was cleared in a trial for affray, captain Joe Root announced. All-rounder Stokes had been added to England’s 13-man squad on Tuesday after being acquitted at ...

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Darren Berry declines Pakistan fielding coach role

LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will have to start their hunt for a fielding coach afresh after Darren Berry withdrew his interest in the role due to personal and professional reasons. Berry, who played 153 first-class matches in Australia from 1989 to 2004, had been in talks with the ...

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