Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sports

West Indies mull playing T20s in Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan said Tuesday it hoped the West Indies would agree to play two Twenty20 internationals in the country in March despite security concerns. No major team has toured Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. They play their “home” series ...

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Williamson, Ferguson thump Bangladesh

NAPIER: Kane Williamson belted 73 off 55 balls as New Zealand cruised to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 match in Napier. New Zealand cut down their 142-run target with two overs to spare as captain Williamson held the innings together with support from Colin de Grandhomme ...

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Warner, Renshaw tons lead Australia to 365-3 at stumps

David Warner celebrated his 18th Test century off only 78 balls SYDNEY: David Warner joined the illustrious company of Don Bradman and Victor Trumper with a Test century before lunch as rookie partner Matthew Renshaw flourished for his maiden hundred against Pakistan on Tuesday. Warner smashed a whirlwind 18th Test ...

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We eye clean sweep against Pakistan: Smith

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith’s sole aim will be to keep Australia in the winning habit when they take on Pakistan in the third Test. The recall of Steve O’Keefe for a twin-spin attack and inclusion of debutant batting all-rounder Hilton Cartwright gives Australia the look of a team getting an early ...

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Ana Ivanovic announces her retirement from professional tennis

PARIS: Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from professional tennis in a video on her Facebook page on Wednesday. Ivanovic said her health is the main reason behind her decision, as she is no longer able to perform at 100% fitness due to various injuries. A former WTA No. 1 in 2008, Ivanovic struggled ...

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Cricket: BCCI chief Anurag Thakur removed by India’s Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur to quit. It had recommended sweeping changes in the BCCI following allegations of spot-fixing and ...

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Broad’s Aussie welcome … with an expiry date

LONDON: England and Hobart Hurricanes quick has some fun on social media with Australian cricket’s governing body. England quick Stuart Broad is having plenty of fun on social media during his six-week stint in Australia with Hobart Hurricanes. Fresh from some banter with cricket.com.au regarding the issue of walking after ...

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Australia double up on spin as Misbah ponders

SYDNEY: Australia have one eye on India and Pakistan could be contemplating life without their most successful captain Misbah-ul-Haq when the final ‘dead’ Test begins on Tuesday in Sydney. Steve Smith’s Australians wrapped up the three-match series with a Test to spare in a dramatic second innings demolition of Pakistan ...

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