Sunday, 9 August 2020

Sports

Babar Azam can break into the ‘fab four’: Alan Wilkins

MANCHESTER: Former English cricketer, commentator, Alan Wilkins believes Pakistani limited-overs captain Babar Azam can break into the  fab four  of batsmen and make it the  famous five . The  fab four  features India’s Virat Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England’s Joe Root. “Babar Azam has got ...

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David Warner very sure of IPL if World Cup is postponed

SYDNEY: Australian opener David Warner is “very sure and positive” that he and other Australian players will be able to play the IPL if the T20 World Cup is postponed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Though Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings has said that it is a bit ‘unrealistic’ ...

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Mashrafe Mortaza test positive for coronavirus

DHAKA: Bangladeshi cricketers Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal have tested positive for coronavirus. Mortaza, 36, is currently in the capital Dhaka after undergoing the test earlier this week. Mortaza, a member of parliament, had been quite active with humanitarian efforts during the pandemic, especially in his hometown and ...

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Shoaib Malik allowed to join team late in England

BIRMINGHAM: Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has been allowed to join the Pakistan squad in England late after spending time with his family whom he has not met for five months due to the coronavirus crisis, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. Malik has been stuck in Sialkot while his wife, ...

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Marnus Labuschagne signs new Glamorgan deal

MELBOURNE: Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has extended his contract with Glamorgan until the end of the 2022 season, the Welsh county announced. Labuschagne had initially signed a two-year deal that encompassed both the 2020 and 2021 seasons but with the current campaign delayed by the coronavirus, it has been agreed ...

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Haris Rauf mentally prepared to play Tests in England

BIRMINGHAM: Young Pakistani fast bowler Haris Rauf has said that he is eager and mentally prepared to play Tests in England. Haris said this while talking to sports journalists during an online videoconference here on Thursday. “I have made up my mind that I want to play Tests in England. ...

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Sri Lankan ‘sold’ 2011 cricket World Cup final: sports minister

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said, reviving one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning ...

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Shaheen, Naseem keen to make England tour remarkable

LAHORE: Pakistan young pacer Naseem Shah has said that this is his first tour to England and he is keen to make it ‘remarkable’ by performing well. The young pacer said this during an online session with sports journalists. “This is my first tour to England, so I will try ...

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