Thursday, 20 September 2018

Sports

Indian govt unlikely to allow Indo-Pak cricket series

NEW DELHI: The Indian government is unlikely to grant permission to the Indian cricket team to play against Pakistan in Dubai due to the prevailing situation in Indian held Kashmir. “The Indian home minister and the home ministry will take call on this but I don’t think the atmosphere is ...

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Sarfraz thinks India seem afraid to face off against Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team captain (T20I) Sarfraz Ahmed thinks India seem afraid to face off against Pakistan on the cricket pitch, which is why they don’t play against his team. “Perhaps India are afraid of facing Pakistan which is why they don’t play against us,” Indian media quoted the T20 ...

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Australians are no longer friends: Kohli

DARMASHALA: Indian skipper Virat Kohli said he no longer considered Australian cricketers as friends after winning a tense Test series marked by bad blood in Dharamsala. Kohli, who remarked before the series that he was “really good friends” with some Australian players, said things had changed during the bitter contest ...

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Offend it like Beckham: England star upsets Hong Kong

LONDON: David Beckham has scored an own goal on Facebook after upsetting Hong Kongers by lumping their city in with China – then annoyed mainlanders when he tried to fix his mess. The former England star planted his foot firmly in his mouth after a visit to the semi-autonomous city ...

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Woman jailed for playing Ed Sheeran song on repeat

LONDON: We know that there are some pretty big Ed Sheeran fans out there (including Demi Lovato’s alter ego, Emily Levinson), but imagine risking jail time just to listen to one of his songs at full blast? Well, that’s exactly what happened to one English woman after she decided to ...

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India beat Australia by 8 wickets

HIMACHAL PRADESH: Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday. Rahul made 51 not out and Rahane added a rapid unbeaten 38 ...

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Teenager Shadab stars as Pakistan beat sorry Windies

OVAL: Teenage spinner Shadab Khan starred in a dream Pakistan debut as West Indies slumped to a six-wicket defeat in the first game of the Twenty20 international series at the Kensington Oval. Shadab was given his chance after impressing for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and the 18-year-old claimed remarkable figures ...

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Nathan Lyon roars for Australia in fourth India Test

DHARAMSALA: Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took four key wickets to fashion a late comeback for Australia on an engrossing second day in the decisive fourth Test against India on Sunday. The 29-year-old made the most of a lively track at Dharamsala, which is hosting its first Test, to return a rich ...

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Saqlain commits to England as spin consultant

LONDON: Saqlain Mushtaq is set to join the ECB on a two-year contract. Saqlain, the former Pakistan spinner, has already had a couple of spells with the England team as a “spin consultant” for two years. In India it was noticeable that the performance of Adil Rashid, in particular, dipped ...

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