Sunday, 22 July 2018

Sports

Hassan Ali aims to top Champions Trophy bowling chart

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s young gun Hassan Ali aims to be the most successful bowler of the Champions Trophy. In an interview after Pakistan’s warm-up match against Australia, which was called off due to rain in Birmingham, Hassan said that he wants to be the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He said ...

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Indian cricket players reportedly INTIMIDATED by coach Kumble

MUMBAI: India’s campaign for Champions Trophy has begun under a cloud of discontent within the dressing room with the captain, and possibly a few other senior players, expressing a lack of confidence in their head coach. Speculation had been rife ever since the BCCI chose not to automatically extend the ...

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Yousuf comes to Sharjeel’s defence in PSL spot-fixing scandal

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Monday told a tribunal hearing spot-fixing charges against Sharjeel Khan that the batsman did not deliberately play two dot balls during a Pakistan Super League match. The allegation relates to a match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai in February, in ...

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Aussies ready to let loose ‘big four’ pacers

SYDNEY: Australia are relishing the prospect of uniting their “big four” pace attack for the first time at the Champions Trophy – and sending a message to England ahead of the Ashes. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson are all fit and poised to bowl together given ...

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Tiger Woods apologizes for DUI arrest, blames medication

FLORIDA: Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods said an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications was to blame for his early-morning DUI arrest near his Jupiter Island home in Florida on Monday. Woods, who underwent surgery last week to relieve lingering back pain, was booked at 7:18 a.m. (1118 GMT) ...

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Junaid Khan confident of dismissing Virat Kohli

KARACHI: Pakistan fast-bowler Junaid Khan has his eyes set on Indian skipper Virat Kohli when the two arch-rivals clash in their Champions Trophy opener on June 4. While Kohli is one of the finest batsmen in the world, Junaid is understandably confident of dismissing the right-hander considering his track record ...

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Younus honoured, praised by cricket greats

ISLAMABAD: Record-holder top Pakistan batsman Younus Khan was honoured in a grand reception arranged here at a local hotel. A great number of cricket stars were present on the occasion, who paid rich tributes to the batting great. Speaking on the occasion, Younus said: “I am deeply honoured by the ...

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Champions Trophy – Pakistan looking to maintain record vs India

BIRMINGHAM: His side comes into the tournament eighth in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is confident of making the most of having nothing to lose in this summer’s ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan has yet to lift this particular trophy, but comes to England with a ...

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Manchester Run WILL go ahead after terror attack

MANCHESTER: Organisers of the GreatCity Games and Great Manchester Run have announced that both events will take place as planned despite Monday’s (May 22) terrorist attack. The GreatCity Games is due to take over the streets of the city on Friday (May 26) at a purpose built athletics arena in ...

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