Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sports

Mominul back in Bangladesh squad for Aussie Test

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DHAKA: Batsman Mominul Haque has been recalled to the 14-man squad for the opening Test match against the visiting Australians, starting 27 August in Mirpur. Mominul replaced all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain as Mosaddek has not recovered from an eye infection, said Bangladesh Cricket Board officials on Sunday. Despite having the highest ...

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Sarfraz Nawaz meets British Crime Agency officials

Sarfraz Nawaz

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has had a two-hour meeting with the investigators of National Crime Agency (NCA) in Britain to discuss alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which recently resulted in investigations against cricketers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed ...

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India power to 9-wicket ODI win over Sri Lanka

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Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Sunday. Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who smashed 132, and skipper Virat Kohli, who ...

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Anderson triggers Windies collapse

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LONDON: It’s hard to see where the next spark of inspiration is going to come from for Windies in Test cricket, especially after seeing them shoot themselves in the foot repeatedly on the third afternoon of the pink-ball Test against England. In a game in which they’ve been chasing shadows ...

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Sri Lanka seek redemption against India

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DAMBULLA: Sri Lanka are looking to new captain Upul Tharanga for redemption in the one-day international series starting Sunday against India after enduring a humiliating Test whitewash on home soil. Tharanga will lead the islanders into the opening match of the ODI series in Dambulla, having been appointed limited-overs captain ...

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PCB terms Umar Akmal’s allegations bogus, reckless

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came down hard on Umar Akmal on Friday for his latest outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur, going as far to name his actions as a ‘bogus attempt to deviate attention from his own failures. The statement also made a startling revelation that Umar ...

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England are ‘beatable’ says Windies great Richards

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BIRMINGHAM: Vivian Richards has insisted England are “beatable” as he urged the West Indies to restore a sense of pride during their Test series against Joe Root’s men. The first of a three-match contest starts at Birmingham’s Edgbaston ground on Thursday with the inaugural day/night Test in England. West Indies ...

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Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir to be included in World XI squad

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CAPE TOWN: Pakistan Cricket Board has made commendable positive progress in negotiations with foreign cricketers for the tour with just a few weeks to go until the ICC World XI team comes to Pakistan for a three-match T20 series. PCB sources report that South Africa’s star batsman Hashim Amla and ...

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Stuart MacGill declines Bangladesh spin coaching job

Stuart MacGill

DHAKA: Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has turned down a Bangladesh offer to join the side ahead of the two-Test series against his home country, a senior cricket official said. Bangladesh were hoping to get some inside knowledge from MacGill, who took 208 wickets in 44 Tests for Australia, before ...

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Becky James announces retirement

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LONDON: Former sprint and Keirin world champion Becky James has announced her retirement at the age of 25. James says that cycling will still be a part of her life, but her new focus will be about turning her passion for baking into a business. “Over the past year, I ...

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