Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sports

Sri Lanka under pressure ahead of Zimbabwe Test

COLOMBO: When the Zimbabweans arrived in Colombo, the talk at Maitland Place was to try out some young talents in the one off Test ahead of an hectic season. But those grand plans have been set aside as Sri Lanka named a full strength squad for the only Test that ...

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Tamim Iqbal plays down abrupt Essex exit

LONDON: Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal and Essex have determinedly played down the reasons for his abruptly abandoning a stint with the county, after allegations emerged that his wife was the victim of a racially-motivated incident in Stratford in east London. A nervous Tamim reported an altercation to Essex Cricket on ...

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Chandimal to lead SL in Tests, Tharanga in shorter formats

COLOMBO: Dinesh Chandimal has been named Sri Lanka’s new Test captain, after Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role in all formats on Tuesday. Upul Tharanga will take over in ODIs and T20s. Chandimal had served as Mathews’ deputy and led the T20 team in the past, while Tharanga led ...

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Hard work of 17 years behind 10,000 runs: Younus

Karachi – Former Pakistan cricketer Younus Khan Wednesday said the people should give him the same respect as they respect his record-setting 10,000 runs. Speaking at the event hosted by The Citizen Foundation (TCF) in his honour, Younus said that there was a struggle of over 17 years behind his ...

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PCB omits Umar Akmal from central contract list

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday omitted controversial cricketer Umar Akmal from the central contract list for the period of 2017-18, which comprises 35 players classified into four categories. The central contracts have been awarded on the basis of performances, fitness, and discipline of the players. A number of ...

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Sania Mirza knocked out of Wimbledon doubles

PARIS: Sania Mirza and Kirsten Flipkens were on Monday knocked out of the women’s doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships by Swiss great Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan. Seeded 13th, Mirza and her Belgian partner lost their third round match 2-6 4-6 to third seed rivals in 71 minutes. Sania ...

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West Indies, rain keep Pakistan women winless

LONDON: West Indies defeated Pakistan women by 19 runs under D/L method in the rain-hit match of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 here on Tuesday. Chasing 245 in 38 overs, Pakistan lost two quick wickets after an 80-run stand for the second wicket between Nahida Khan and Javeria ...

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Thought Pakistan Was All About Cricket: Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs

LAHORE: A cricket-crazed nation went ballistic over football this weekend, thanks to Brazilian football superstar, Ronaldinho’s three-day visit to Pakistan. He and several other renowned international footballers including England’s David James, Holland’s Geroge Boateng, Manchester United former player, Ryan Giggs, former French midfielder, Robert Pires and Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte, ...

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Zimbabwe clinches historic 1st ODI series win over Sri Lanka

ZIMBABWE clinched its first one-day international series win against Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets in the decider to secure a 3-2 victory on Monday. Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer won the toss and sent Sri Lanka into bat, with his bowlers restricting the hosts to 203-8 in ...

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Root praises ‘fabulous’ team performance

LONDON: Joe Root has praised a “fabulous” team performance as he started his reign as England captain in almost perfect fashion at Lord’s. “Everyone has played their part this week,” Root said after England completed a crushing 211-run victory. “It might not have been a six-for or a fifty, but ...

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