Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Sports

Sangakkara: No ambitions to be next Imran Khan

AFP: Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara yesterday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year’s Presidential Elections. Sangakkara’s comments came amid a media frenzy comparing him to Imran Khan, the cricketing great who is set to be ...

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England’s Stokes acquitted of affray

BRISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray in a unanimous decision by a jury in less than three hours of deliberations following a trial at Bristol Crown Court. The 27-year-old – whose co-defendant Ryan Ali was also found unanimously not guilty – had been charged following ...

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Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only Twenty20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka ‘s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game’s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled ...

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Ashraful eyes Bangladesh comeback as ban ends

DHAKA (AFP): Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said that has set his sights on a comeback with the national side after his five-year ban for match-fixing ended. “I am feeling really nice as I was waiting for this day for the last five years. (I told myself) when August 13, ...

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Stokes called up to England’s third Test squad

LONDON: Ben Stokes is in line to play in the third Test against India after being recalled to the squad following his acquittal on a charge of affray. The 27-year-old New Zealand-born all-rounder, who took six wickets in the first Test victory over India but missed the second Test due ...

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Banned Steve Smith retakes top spot in ICC rankings

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Banned Australian batsman Steve Smith reclaimed top spot in the ICC Test batting rankings from India s Virat Kohli on Monday, despite not having played since March. The 29-year-old was suspended for a year and stripped of the captaincy by Cricket Australia following his part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal against ...

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Nadal downs Tsitsipas to win Toronto Masters

TORONTO: Rafael Nadal held off a late surge from birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim the 80th title of his career with victory at the Toronto Masters. Nadal overcame a second set fightback from Greek youngster Tsitsipas to claim a 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory in just under 1hr 45mins. The ...

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Shoaib, Sania ‘didn’t marry to unite the two nations’

LONDON: When Indian tennis star Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Mallik, both nations spoke about the wedding relentlessly. The star couple is looking forward to embracing parenthood in a couple of months’ time. In an interview, Sania busted the misconceptions doing the rounds about the pair. The first of ...

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Adil Rashid pockets $22,000 for doing absolutely nothing

LONDON: Adil Rashid on Sunday became just the 14th player and first Englishman in 13 years to complete a Test match without bowling, batting, taking a catch or effecting a run out. Rashid, who made £12,500 ($21,900) for his walk-on role, was not called upon to weave his leg-spin magic ...

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Pakistan will perform well against India: Sarfraz

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed has vowed that Green-Shirts will perform well against arch rivals India in the upcoming Asia Cup. Talking got media at an Independence Day event in Karachi, the captain said “We will perform our best against India in Asia Cup.” “We will go well-prepared ...

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