Saturday, 29 April 2017

Sports

Players reject Cricket Australia’s disrespectful pay offer

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MELBOURNE: Australia’s players’ union rejected a Cricket Australia pay and conditions proposal, saying it was unfair and disrespectful. The sport’s governing body put forward an improved offer, but the Australian Cricketers’ Association called it a “win” for administrators, but a “loss” for cricket. CA has offered total potential pay for ...

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Bouchard want Cheater Sharapova should not be allowed to play again

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OTTAWA: Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a “cheater” who should never be allowed to play again. Sharapova beat Italian Roberta Vinci in the first round ...

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Ben Stokes injury a big concern for England ahead of Champions Trophy

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LONDON: English all-rounder Ben Stokes might be a doubt for England’s Champions Trophy squad after he suffered an injury in an IPL game against Mumbai Indians. England are reportedly on alert with their medical staff monitoring the condition of the Englishman following the injury. While bowling in a league game ...

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McCullum thanks fans ahead of 100th IPL milestone

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KOLKATA: Brendon McCullum has paid tribute to his loyal fans and also his teammates ahead of his 100th IPL match on Friday (NZT). McCullum started his IPL career in 2008 with the Kolkata Knight Riders and has since played for the Kochi Tuskers, the Chennai Super Kings and now the Gujarat Lions. McCullum tweeted early ...

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Pakistan call off tour to Bangladesh

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DUBAI: Pakistan will not tour Bangladesh this year as per schedule; the PCB said the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent. Pakistan was to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I series in Bangladesh in July and August. “We had spoken about the possibility of hosting them ...

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Sharapova congratulates mum-to-be Serena

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STUTTGART: Maria Sharapova offered her congratulations to pregnant rival Serena Williams after the Russian made her return from a 15-month ban for doping on Wednesday. “I think it’s one of the greatest gifts that a woman can receive in life, it’s a blessing. It’s a beautiful chapter in her life,” ...

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Misbah thanks team for ‘special gift’

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KINGSTON: If you had glanced at the weather forecast for Kingston last Friday, you might have been forgiven for wondering if the city had any business hosting a Test match. There was rain expected across all five days, with dry spells in between. When Misbah-ul-Haq looked at it, he knew ...

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BCCI Loses Governance, Revenue Votes At ICC Meet

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DUBAI: BCCI, the so-called “godfather” of international Cricket, was left isolated as a majority of the full members of ICC outvoted BCCI’s position on the new proposed constitution of ICC to abolish the infamous “Big 3” model. The only support India got in the ICC meeting in Dubai during voting ...

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