Monday, 15 October 2018

Sports

India call up Karthik for Champions Trophy after Pandey injury

NEW DEHLI: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been called up to India´s squad for next month´s Champions Trophy, replacing the injured Manish Pandey, the country´s cricket board (BCCI) said. Pandey sustained a left-side strain during a practice session with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Karthik ...

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Shahid Afridi back at Hampshire

LONDON: Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi is to return for a third spell with Hampshire after signing to take part in this season’s English Twenty20 Blast, the south coast club announced Thursday. Boom Boom for his aggressive big-hitting, the 37-year-old is also a highly effective leg-spinner in cricket’s shortest format, with ...

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Suspended Nasir Jamshed threatens legal action against PCB

LONDON: Suspended Test batsman Nasir Jamshed has threatened to take the Pakistan Cricket Board to court, alleging that the PCB has been trying to implicate him in a spot-fixing scandal by coercing fellow players to testify against him. Jamshed – a left-handed opener who played two Tests, 48 ODIs and ...

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India will have edge over Pakistan in Champions Trophy: Gayle

LONDON: Chris Gayle said that India will have the edge when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a much anticipated upcoming Champions Trophy group match. The 37-year-old made it clear that both India and Pakistan are his favourites for winning the eight-nation tournament which starts from June 1 in England ...

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KKR advance after rain delay, to face Mumbai in Qualifier

MUMBAI: A quickfire 32-run knock by captain Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a late finish in the Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday. With the win, the two-time champions made it to the second Qualifier against Mumbai Indians. Heavy showers coupled with ...

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Champions Trophy: All tickets for Pakistan vs India match sold out

LONDON: Cricket-crazy fans wasted no time in buying the tickets for some of the most favourite matches of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, and tickets to the contest between India and Pakistan, expected to be the “mother of all matches” have already been sold out. “We are about 18 days away ...

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Pakistan team leave for London ahead of ICC Champions Trophy

LONDON: Pakistani cricket players left for London to participate in upcoming ICC Champions Trophy tournament. Seven players including Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Umar Akmal, Fakhar Zaman Muhammad Hafeez and Faheem Ashraf flew from Lahore today. Other players along Captain Sarfraz Ahmad flew from West Indies to London while ...

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Misbah bedrock of Pakistan cricket team; Younis a class above rest

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan farewelled cricket as Pakistan sealed a dramatic 101-run Test win against West Indies on Sunday. ICC CEO David Richardson heaped praise on Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan for the pair’s contribution to cricket. The ICC sends its congratulations to Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq on their successful international ...

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Dale Steyn out of England Tests

Cricket - Australia v South Africa - First Test cricket match - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia - 4/11/16. South Africa's Dale Steyn reacts after injuring himself at the WACA Ground in Perth. REUTERS/David Gray

LONDON: South African pacer Dale Steyn will miss South Africa’s tour of England, which starts next week and ends in August, as he continues to recover from a shoulder surgery. Steyn, who has been out of action since the Perth Test against Australia last November with a broken bone, was ...

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