Sunday, 9 August 2020

Sports

England seal West Indies series win

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad joined one of cricket s most exclusive clubs when he took his 500th Test wicket as England completed a series-clinching win over the West Indies at Old Trafford. The 34-year-old became just the seventh bowler and fourth pacemen to reach the landmark when he had opener Kraigg Brathwaite ...

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20 Man Pakistan Squad for England Tests

BIRMINGHAM: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 20-man shortlisted squad for the three-Test series against England starting August 5. The experienced pair of Wahab Riaz and wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed has returned to the Test set up, while middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed has been left out. Initially, the PCB had ...

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Cricket ‘one-day Super League’ launched to determine World Cup spots: ICC

BIRMINGHAM: A new one-day international Super League to determine qualification for the 50-over World Cup in 2023 will launch this week, the International Cricket Council announced. Thursday’s one-day international between world champions England and Ireland in Southampton will be the inaugural match of the 13-nation league, with World Cup hosts ...

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Sri Lanka cricket announces premier league in August

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will resume top-level cricket with a new premier league tournament starting next month with the participation of 70 international players, the cricket board said. Sri Lanka Cricket said the proposed 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL) involving five teams will start on August 28 and end on September ...

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England beat West Indies in final Test

MANCHESTER: England had the West Indies reeling at 10 for two wickets after setting them an imposing target of 399 runs to win the third and final test at Old Trafford with Stuart Broad again dominating as he moved one away from 500 test wickets. Broad, who had taken four wickets ...

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English county giants Surrey feel the strain due to coronavirus

LONDON: The coronavirus pandemic has had serious ramifications across English county cricket, with even giants Surrey facing “huge financial strains”, their CEO Richard Gould told on Sunday. Gould said that having made around 45 million pound ($58 million) last year they would take a 30 million pound hit this year ...

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Jos Buttler admits feeling the pressure over Test place

LONDON: England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler said on Saturday he had been stressing about his lack of Test runs and feeling the pressure of mounting speculation about his place in the team. Buttler has a reputation as a swashbuckling batsman in the limited over games but had averaged only 18 runs ...

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IPL 2020 to begin from September 19 in UAE

DUBAI: The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League is set to start from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with final to be played on November 8. As per the Cricbuzz, the tournament’s Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the development, pending on all government clearances. Earlier ...

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Tokyo 2020 must be simple and safe: John Coates

SYDNEY: Senior Olympic official John Coates has reiterated that Tokyo must stage a simplified Summer Games next year with the health and safety of athletes the most important consideration in the planning. Australian Coates heads up the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Games, which have ...

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Three COVID cases as S Africa women prepare for England tour

CAPE TOWN: Three members of the South African women’s cricket team tested positive for the COVID-19 virus ahead of assembling for a training camp to prepare of a proposed tour of England. Cricket South Africa on Friday said a total of 34 tests were conducted on the players and support ...

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