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England cricket chief expects delay to West Indies series

© Getty Images LONDON: England cricket team chief Ashley Giles has forecast a significant delay to the home series against the West Indies in June should the coronavirus relent sufficiently to allow the three Tests to go ahead. The county championship, comprising four-day matches, was due to start on Sunday ...

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Shoaib Akhtar proposes series to raise relief funds

LONDON: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, on Wednesday, proposed a three-match ODI series against arch-rival India to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in both the countries. The two nations have not played a full-series since 2007 due to the terrorist attacks on India by Pakistan-based outfits ...

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Stokes crowned Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world

LONDON: Ben Stokes has ended Virat Kohli’s three-year reign as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in England s World Cup win last year. The 2020 Wisden Cricketers  Almanack, published on Thursday, crowns the swashbuckling all-rounder as the sport s pre-eminent player. He is the first England ...

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British Open called off first time since World War II

LONDON: The worsening COVID-19 pandemic has led to the British Open – scheduled to take place at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent in July – being cancelled for the first time since World War II. But with the pandemic ripping the 2020 sporting schedule to shreds, the event ...

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Quarantine got us like

LONDON: Shaniera Akram decided to share some hilarious glimpses into her life with husband, former cricketer Wasim Akram, and the rest of her family. Wasim joking around wearing questionable wigs. The photos have since received thousand of likes with many fans cheering on the light-hearted take on quarantine.   View this post ...

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Amir Khan still wants fight with Pacquiao before retirement

LONDON: When he’s not out spreading his dunderheaded conspiracy theories about coronavirus, Amir Khan still occasionally thinks about boxing, saying he still wants to face Manny Pacquiao before he retires. Khan (34-5, 21 KO) is 33 years old now and doesn’t have a good win in quite a long time – in years, in fact. Several ...

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Sania Mirza lashes out at people posting food videos

MUMBAI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza criticized the celebrities and social media users who have been posting cooking videos and food pictures  from their self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik  asked those people to spare a thought for hundreds of thousands of people in ...

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Sri Lanka curfew forces cricket team to improve fitness

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket team have been ordered onto customised home training regimes during the coronavirus lockdown by coach Mickey Arthur following frequent accusations of poor fitness. Arthur said the players have been given tailor-made programmes while they wait to see if key tournaments such as the Indian Premier League ...

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Yearender 2019: Stokes and Smith shine in eventful year

LONDON: Ben Stokes starred as England won the World Cup for the first time before producing one of the most memorable innings in Ashes history as Australia’s Steve Smith enjoyed a successful return to the international stage after the ‘sandpaper’ ball-tampering scandal. But they were not the lone standout performers ...

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Six uncapped players in South Africa Test squad to face England

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa named six uncapped players in a 17-man squad for the first two Tests against England, starting at Centurion on December 26. Five players who played in a recent 3-0 series defeat in India were dropped, while fast bowler Lungi Ngidi was not considered because of a hamstring ...

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