Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sports

Bangladesh hope to break losing streak in 100th Test

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COLOMBO: Bangladesh will be looking to overcome their recent dismal form as the perennial minnows try to make their 100th Test appearance an occasion to celebrate against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Test cricket’s newest entrants have showed occasional promise since they were drafted into the elite cricket competition in 2000 ...

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Spot-fixing: PCB suspends Irfan for breaching code of conduct

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LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Irfan has been suspended by Pakistan Cricket Board amidst the ongoing spot fixing scandal in Pakistan Super League (PSL). PCB has issued charge sheet and asked the bowler to submit his reply within the next 14 days. Irfan violated PCB’s code of conduct and has been ...

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Irfan denies allegations in PSL fixing row

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LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Irfan has said that he didnt commit any fixing during the Pakistan Super Leagues (PSL) second edition. The tall fast bowler said during his hearing at the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) anti-corruption unit. Irfan admitted that he was contacted by a bookie during the PSL, ...

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Arthur wants more aggressive approach in T20

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LAHORE: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes new captain Sarfraz Ahmed will bring some much-needed aggression to the limited-overs team who have struggled in the ODI format for the last two years. Arthur said Saturday that Pakistan had been playing ‘a very conservative type’ of one-day international cricket. This didn’t work ...

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In a video message, Ronaldinho confirms his visit to Pakistan

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STAR Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho will visit Pakistan to play an exhibition match in Pakistan. The 36-year old ambassador of the Spanish football club Barcelona has confirmed his availability to visit Pakistan for the match, according to the report. It, however, didn’t mention date of the match and it was also ...

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Nathan Lyon says the pressure is on India in Ranchi

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BANGALORE: Nathan Lyon has declared India are the only side under pressure in the ongoing four-Test series – and that it showed in Bangalore. Opposing skippers Steve Smith and Virat Kohli are set to meet alongside incoming match referee Richie Richardson in Ranchi. Smith and Kohli both have a long ...

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Samuels urges ICC to help resume int’l cricket in Pakistan

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JAMAICA: After lifting the Pakistan Super League (PSL) title with Peshawar Zalmi, West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into possible solutions that would revive cricketing activities in Pakistan. In a three-minute video message uploaded on the social media, an emotional Samuels addressed ...

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Marlon Samuels wishes to join Pakistan Army

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LONDON: West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels has expressed his desire to join the Pakistan Army and saluted its Army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, for the security and top class arrangements provided for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final that was held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March ...

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Hales, Root hit tons as England rout hapless Windies

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BRIDGETOWN:  Centuries by Alex Hales and Joe Root powered England to a crushing 186-run victory over the hapless West Indies in the third and final one-day international. Replying to the tourists’ total of 328 all out off 50 overs, the home side were bundled out for just 142 off 39.2 ...

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India withdraw Smith protest as boards make peace

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BENGALURU: India have withdrawn an official protest about the actions of Australia captain Steve Smith in the second Test as the governing bodies of both countries moved to bring an end to the acrimony surrounding the ongoing four-match series. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier ...

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