Thursday, 6 August 2020

Sports

Shan, Babar Azam solid as rain plays spoilsport on day one

MANCHESTER: Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century as Pakistan closed a rain-shorted first day of the first Test against England on 139 for two at a gloomy and wet Old Trafford on Wednesday. Babar (69 not out) showed all his skill and class to weather an early storm from ...

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Pakistan and England cricket teams pay tribute to Covid-19 victims

MANCHESTER: Pakistan and England men’s cricket teams observed a one-minute silence before the start of the first Test at Old Trafford as mark of respect for all those affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, nearly 6,000 people out of 280,000 infected have lost their ...

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Shoaib Akhtar: Turned down £175,000 county contract

KARACHI: “People hardly know about this story. I had a 175,000-pound contract with Nottingham. Then in 2002, I had another big contract. I left both when Kargil happened,” Says Akhtar. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has made a sensational claim that he turned down a 175,000-pound county contract with Nottinghamshire ...

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Bangladesh board denies not paying players ICC prize money

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) dismissed allegations from a players  body that its international cricketers have not been paid all their prize money. The Federation of International Cricketers  Associations (FICA) said in a report that the Bangladesh players have not been paid their share of the prize money from ...

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VIVO pulls out as IPL 2020 title sponsor

NEW DELHI: The BCCI had announced that all sponsors were being retained, but VIVO pulled out following criticism on social media in the backdrop of the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh in June VIVO has pulled out as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ...

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Draw the series, it would be equal to winning: Shahid Afridi

MANCHESTER: International cricket returned last month with the England-West Indies three-match Test series proving to be an absorbing affair between the two sides. From August 05 (Wednesday), the Azhar Ali-led Pakistan line-up will square off versus England in a three-match Test series, which will be followed by three T20Is. Ahead ...

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Australian women stars slam timing of India’s T20 Challenge

ICC @ Twitter SYDNEY: Some of Australia’s top women s cricketers on Monday blasted a decision by India to schedule its T20 Challenge during the Big Bash League as a “huge shame” and “sad for the game”. Indian cricket bosses on Sunday said the women s T20 Challenge will take place in ...

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Michael Vaughan warns England to ‘not underestimate Pakistan’

MANCHESTER: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has warned the host team to not underestimate Pakistan’s potential in the upcoming Test series, maintaining that the green squad is much better than the West Indies team they just defeated 2-1. The Caribbean side, not known to be a team cut for the ...

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England’s Broad says considered retirement after Southampton snub

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad said he considered retiring after being omitted for last month s series opener against West Indies at Southampton. England s decision to go with James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first match, which West Indies won by four wickets, snapped the 34-year-old Broad s run of ...

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