Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sports

Pakistan considering Salman Butt for national team

Salman-butt

PAKISTAN cricket team’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has confirmed ‘considering’ drafting in former captain Salman Butt into the national side, after being impressed with his form in the domestic circuit. Pakistani selectors have reportedly derived a plan to ‘reintegrate’ Butt into the national team, after the left-handed batsman made a strong ...

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Sri Lanka Cricket to cooperate with ICC corruption probe

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COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket board Sunday asked all national players and its employees to cooperate fully with an ICC investigation following allegations by former players of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said its executive committee had directed players and staff to cooperate with investigators from ...

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Sri Lanka series will be challenging: Sarfraz

Sarfraz-Ahmed-shadab

PAKISTAN Cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Saturday that the Sri Lankan side would give the greens ‘a tough time.’ Speaking at a press conference, the skipper said that the retirement of senior players Younis Khan and Misbahul Haq has left a void – and the team will miss ...

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Sir Vivian Richards becomes permanent member of Quetta Gladiators

Vivian Richards

JAMICA: Refuting the rumors of Sir Vivian Richards leaving Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators, the authorities have announced that the former West Indies captain has become lifetime member of the team. Earlier, the news of making Kevin Peterson as Quetta Gladiators’ new mentor was taking round on the ...

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We are having too many collapses, says Steve Smith

SMITH

KOLKATA: Australia captain Steve Smith is unable to figure out why his batting line-up is falling apart in crunch situations across formats, admitting that it is happening way too often to his liking. Chasing a modest target of 253, Australia lost their last eight wickets for 112 runs with seven ...

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Tom Moody to coach PSL new team Multan Sultans

Tom Moody

KARACHI: Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has been appointed as the head coach of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) new team Multan Sultans. The announcement was made by Multan Sultans Director of Cricket Wasim Akram during a ceremony to launch the team’s kit and logo in Karachi. “Tom Moody has great ...

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Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi on FIFA best player shortlist

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi

LONDON: Neymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday. Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster 222 million ...

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Mathews to miss the opening Test against Pakistan

Angelo Mathews

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket has been going through a rough patch as of recent and it seems like the problems are never-ending. Now according to reports, former Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the opening Test against Pakistan to be played in UAE owing to a ...

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Yadav hat-trick gives India big win over Australia

IND-AUS

KOLKATA: Kuldeep Yadav’s maiden hat-trick and a fluent 92 by Virat Kohli helped India cruise to a 50-run win over Australia in the second one-day international in Kolkata on Thursday. Yadav once again combined with fellow wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to dismiss the visitors for 202 in 43.1 overs while ...

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Rain wipes out England, Windies second ODI

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NOTTINGHAM:  Rain wiped out all but 10 minutes of England’s second Royal London Series match which ended in a no-result against West Indies at Trent Bridge. Eoin Morgan’s side were 21-0 when the players went off Jonny Bairstow, fresh from his maiden ODI century in England’s seven-wicket win at Old ...

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