Thursday, 28 January 2021

Sports

Pakistan’s Riaz ready for test return, if needed in England

MANCHESTER: Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz said he has agreed to return to test cricket if required for a series in England. The 34-year-old Riaz has taken 83 wickets in just 27 test matches since making his debut in 2010. He was among 29 players named for the three ...

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Gautam Gambhir wishes Shahid Afridi a speedy recovery

NEW DEHLI: Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi may not have enjoyed the best of relations on the cricket field, and may even share different political opinions, but the former India cricketer has wished Afridi a ‘speedy recovery’. Afridi, in a tweet on Saturday, had said that he had been tested ...

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Rohit Sharma wants to play both T20 World Cup and IPL

NEW DELHI: India’s limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants to compete in both the T20 World Cup and the IPL this year as chances are that only one of the two tournaments could be salvaged due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ICC is yet to decide on the fate of ...

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Irfan Pathan Opens up on India’s World Cup campaign

MUMBAI: Former Indian bowling all-rounder Irfan Pathan has opened up on India’s campaign in the 2019 World Cup that ended in a semifinal loss to New Zealand. Pathan, who blamed an unsettled middle order for the team’s exit from last year’s World Cup, said India have all the resources but ...

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‘Nobody’s wearing masks’: rugby, fans return in New Zealand

DUNEDIN: Just six days after New Zealand declared itself free of COVID-19 and lifted restrictions on mass gatherings, more than 20,000 fans witnessed the Otago Highlanders edge a 28-27 thriller against the Waikato Chiefs on Saturday. As New Zealand welcomed the return of live sport it was the highest profile ...

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Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

LONDON: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced through Twitter on Saturday. “I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m COVID-19 positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah,” the 40-year-old tweeted. I’ve been ...

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France announces return of tennis in July despite lockdown

PARIS: French tennis announced a cautious step out of the coronavirus lockdown on Saturday with the announcement of the return of professional tournaments in July including a mini-tour on the Riviera. The idea of a small tour in the south has been pushed for a while by former French professional ...

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Ashraful to auction his World Cup jersey

DHAKA: Former captain of Bangladesh Cricket team Mohammad Ashraful to auction his favourite Jersey, which he wore in the ICC World Cup 2007, on Friday (June 19) to raise funds for the country’s Coronavirus victims. The live auction, to be conducted by Bangladesh Art Week Virtual Charity Auction, will start ...

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Vettori asks BCB to donate part of salary to low-income staff

LONDON: Former New Zealand captain and Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked the BCB to give a part of his salary to the Board’s low-income staffers amid the financial hardship being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Vettori has officially communicated ...

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Sammy Speaks Up on Ishant Sharma and Sarfaraz Ahmed’s Racial Slur

Darren Sammy’s campaign against racism in cricket has taken a new turn as the former West Indian skipper has dived into the incident involving Sarfaraz Ahmed and South African all-rounder, Andile Phehlukwayo. The then Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz, had used a racial slur against the South African, following which he was ...

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