Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sports

Sri Lanka players told to get fit or get out

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government warned the national cricket team to get fit in three months or get booted out. The ultimatum came after the squad was found to be unfit for the series against Zimbabwe. “No one has a satisfactory level of fitness, but I have made an exception ...

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England cruise past Pakistan in rain-hit Women’s World Cup clash

LEICESTER: Natalie Sciver converted her maiden ODI century into a blistering innings of 137 from 92 balls, and Heather Knight, the captain, also passed three figures for the first time in limited-overs cricket, as England dusted themselves down after their opening-match defeat against India to rack up a formidable total ...

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Fakhar Zaman opens up on Dhoni, Kohli’s reaction

LONDON: Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman had a successful ICC Champions Trophy, after he played a crucial part in the country’s title triumph in England earlier this month. The left-handed batsman scored 252 runs from four matches, which includes two half centuries and a 114 in the final against India. ...

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Imad Wasim tops ICC T20 bowling rankings

DUBAI: Imad Wasim, Pakistan’s spinning all-rounder, tops the new International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 internationals rankings for bowlers, knocking South African spinner Imran Tahir off the top spot. According to the rankings released by the ICC on June 25, Wasim is the only Pakistani to feature among the top 20 ...

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Qatar says Garcia report ‘vindicates’ 2022 World Cup bid

DOHA: Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament. In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also questioned the timing of the publication, which comes as Qatar faces ...

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ICC decides to conduct three T20 matches in Pakistan

LONDON: International Council of Cricket (ICC) has decided to conduct three T20 matches in Pakistan. After recent important meeting of ICC, it was decided that T20s between Pakistan Eleven and World Eleven will be played in Lahore. Most important aspect is that these matches will hold international ICC status. The details ...

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Bairstow leads England to rout of South Africa

LONDON: South Africa chose to bat and laboured to 142 for three before Bairstow and Alex Hales shared a superb unbroken second-wicket partnership of 98 to guide the hosts to their target with 5.3 overs to spare. “I’m trying to progress all the time and I played a few shots ...

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I will never reveal dressing-room details: Kohli

NEW DELHI: Opening up for the first time, Virat Kohli today said that he will never reveal dressing-room details, in an apparent reference to the now retired coach Anil Kumble’s statement that their partnership had become “untenable”. Kumble stepped down a couple of days back due to differences with the ...

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