Saturday, 21 July 2018

Sports

Darren Bravo dropped from Windies squad for ‘idiot’ tweet

Batsman Darren Bravo has been dropped from the West Indies squad in Zimbabwe for a triangular one-day international series because of “unacceptable behaviour”, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said. Bravo was replaced by Jason Mohammed in the 15-man squad one day after he described WICB chairman Dave Cameron as ...

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Pakistan teams ‘safe’ after NZ earthquake

CHRISTCHURCH: All members of the Pakistan cricket team are safe in Nelson after an earthquake of high intensity hit New Zealand, their manager Wasim Bari has confirmed. Pakistan were in Nelson to play a three-day tour game before the first Test, scheduled to begin in Christchurch on November 17. The ...

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Spain, Italy cruise as Wales held again

PARIS: Wales conceded an agonising late equaliser as Serbia battled to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier as former champions Italy and Spain both won 4-0. Earlier Saturday, the Republic of Ireland has stunned Austria 1-0 in Vienna and are top of Group D on 10 points, with ...

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Lorenzo signs off at Yamaha with win

VALENCIA:  Three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo signed off his nine-year Yamaha career with victory in the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday, the final event of the 2016 season. The Spaniard led from pole position to take victory from world champion Marc Marquez on a Honda with Andrea Iannone on a ...

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Starc gives Aussies hope after innings collapse

HOBART – Mitchell Starc offered Australia a lifeline with an inspired spell after a record low home total against South Africa on an opening day of carnage in the second Test in Hobart on Saturday. The left-arm pace spearhead put the brakes on the Proteas with three wickets in 10 ...

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Petersen denies involvement in fixing

SOUTH AFRICA: Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa batsman, has denied accepting bribes to fix matches. The reaction comes after Petersen was charged with several breaches of Cricket South Africa’s Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel on Saturday (November 12). Petersen, however, admitted that “he played along with other persons involved in ...

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ICC takes notice of delay in Pakistan, India women cricket series

LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken notice of delay in Pakistan and India women cricket series. Sources told that the authorities have handed over the matter to technical committee of the event where governing body’s General Manager of Cricket Operations Geoff Allardice would investigate the matter. The final decision ...

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Herath helps Sri Lanka to series sweep

HARARE: Rangana Herath recorded the best figures by a bowler in a Test in Zimbabwe as Sri Lanka completed a 257-run victory in the second Test at the Harare Sports Club to sweep the series 2-0. Sri Lanka went into the final day needing just three wickets to wrap up ...

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Stokes, Ali star as England post commanding total against India

England’s batsman Ben Stokes bats during the second day of the first test cricket match between India and England in Rajkot RAJKOT – Centurion Moeen Ali said patience was the key as England posted the highest score by a visiting team in nearly five years on the second day of ...

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Misbah thinking about retirement

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that he will consider retirement after the conclusion of the series in New Zealand and Australia later this season. Misbah recently overtook Imran Khan as the most capped captain in Pakistan’s cricket history when he played his 49th Test as skipper against the ...

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