Friday, 15 December 2017


Root wants focus on England’s cricket, not culture

Joe Root

LONDON: Root, on his first overseas trip as England’s Test captain, has been peppered with more questions about the team’s conduct and curfew than their cricket. The tone was set by Ben Stokes’s brawl outside a Bristol bar in September that left another man with a fractured eye socket. Recent ...

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T10 cricket is ideal for Olympics, says Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan

LONDON: Do you find those dull middle overs of T20 too much? Well, turn your attention to the UAE this week for the inaugural Ten10 league. Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, sees the tournament as potentially ‘ground-breaking’ and a possible route for a further push to take cricket into the ...

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BPL: Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders to fight for title

Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders

DHAKA: There will be a head-on collision between Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Riders today (Tuesday) in the final of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Dhaka. The chances of the BPL final being a one-sided affair are fairly high. If even one of Dhaka Dynamites’ departments – either the top-order batsmen ...

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Inzamam attaches high hopes with Pakistan for New Zealand tour


MULTAN: Chief Selector Pakistan Cricket Team Inzamam-ul-Haq attached high hopes with his team for New Zealand tour, saying that it would fly to the country a week before the series to adjust with local conditions. Talking to reporters here on Saturday, Inzamam accompanied by former king spin, Mushtaq Ahmad, informed ...

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Afghanistan to play first-ever Test Cricket in India

Afghanistan CRICKET

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan will play their first ever Test match in India, officials from both countries announced, amid speculation that the game could be played as early as next year. Afghanistan and Ireland were given Test status in June by the International Cricket Council. “The Afghans were scheduled to play ...

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Black caps close in on series sweep against Windies


New Zealand’s stranglehold on the Hamilton Test grew tighter on day three, as they piled on the runs to set West Indies 444 to chase, and claimed two wickets before stumps to begin the victory push. Ross Taylor’s 107 not out was instrumental to strengthening New Zealand’s position – the ...

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Nasir Jamshed banned for one year

Nasir Jamshed

LAHORE: Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for a year for failing to co-operate with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) regarding an investigation into corruption, the governing body said on Monday. Jamshed, who has played 48 one-day internationals for Pakistan, was suspended from all forms ...

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Shakib-Al-Hasan replaces Rahim as Bangladesh test captain


Bangladesh have named all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as test captain in place of Mushfiqur Rahim ahead of the two-match test series against Sri Lanka in January, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said. Shakib previously led the team for nine tests from 2009 to 2011 and took over the Twenty20 captaincy ...

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Sri Lanka roll over India in first ODI

Sri Lanka roll over India in first ODI

DHARAMSALA: Sri Lankan bowlers pierced through the Indian batting order, that is without Virat Kohli for this tour, to shoot them down for a 112 runs and later their top order held its own to chase a slim total with in the first 21 overs to go 1-0 up in a three ...

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PCB summons Sami over fixing allegations in BPL

Mohammad Sami

LAHORE: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Sami was summoned by PCB on Friday to seek his clarification pertaining to fixing allegations in BPL. According to details, Sami was summoned by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The fast bowler had returned to the country after playing in the Bangladesh ...

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