Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Sports

South African cricketers refuse to deal with board

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s cricket crisis continued when the South African Cricketers’ Association repeated its call for Cricket South Africa’s board to resign – and said it would refuse to negotiate with any members of the board. SACA chief executive Tony Irish said his organisation, which represents the country’s professional ...

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Lord’s and Hove to stage inaugural Hundred finals

LONDON: Lord’s and Hove will stage next year’s inaugural finals of English cricket’s controversial new Hundred competition, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Hove, in Sussex, will be the venue for the women’s final on August 14, with Lord’s, widely regarded as the sport’s spiritual home, staging the men’s ...

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Shashank Manohar to step down as ICC chairman

NEW DELHI: India’s Shashank Manohar has said he won’t seek a third term as chairman of the International Cricket Council and will step down next year, according to a report. Manohar was elected unopposed for a second two-year term last year after a tenure marked by broad reforms. But the ...

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Nasir Jamshed pleads guilty to bribery offences

LONDON: Former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed will be sentenced in February after pleading guilty in a British court to conspiring to bribe other players to spot-fix a Twenty20 match, the BBC has reported. The 30-year-old was banned for 10 years in August 2018 by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part ...

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Pakistan set for first real ‘home’ Test in a decade

LONDON: There is a lot more at stake than World Test Championship points for Pakistan when they host Sri Lanka in a two-match series this month as the country hosts its first Tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore. That attack ...

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England women score comfortable win over Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: England openers Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt registered centuries to set-up their team’s 75-run win in the first of three ODIs, played in Kuala Lumpur. The pair put on 188 for the first wicket, in a 34-over-long stand, after skipper Heather Knight won the toss and opted to ...

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Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW: Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee acted after concluding that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files ...

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Simmons powers West Indies to series-levelling T20 win in India

HIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opener Lendl Simmons struck an attacking 67 to lead the West Indies to a series-levelling eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international. Simmons put on crucial partnerships including a 73-run opening stand with Evin Lewis, who made 40, as West Indies chased down 171 in 18.3 overs ...

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Comeback against Sri Lanka is like ‘debut’: Fawad Alam

KARACHI: Cricketer Fawad Alam has said that his comeback to Test cricket during the Sri Lanka Test series is like a second ‘debut’. Speaking at a press conference in Karachi on Sunday, Alam said he feels as though he is debuting in Test cricket once again since his first match ...

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I don’t want to be a format specialist, Virat Kohli

HYDERABAD: India skipper Virat Kohli might have struggled in the first half of his innings against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, but he put all that behind him to ensure that he was the pillar around whom the team completed another successful run-chase. This time, India in ...

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