Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sports

PCB serves show-cause notice to Umar Akmal

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show-cause notice to middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for breaching the code of conduct, a day after controversy-prone Akmal alleged national team head coach Mickey Arthur abused him. The PCB has directed Umar Akmal to file reply against the show-cause within seven ...

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Ali ready for life in the pink

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BIRMINGHAM: Moeen Ali is confident it will take more than a pink ball to put him off his stride during England’s inaugural day/night Test. The off-spinning all-rounder was England’s man-of-the-series after starring with both bat and ball during the recent 3-1 Test triumph at home to South Africa. Now Birmingham-born ...

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Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

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LONDON: Stuart Broad is “very confident” longstanding new-ball partner James Anderson will play a “big part” in England’s upcoming Ashes defence in Australia. Anderson recently turned 35 and there are concerns a five-Test series ‘Down Under’, which starts in November, could be a tour too far for England’s all-time leading ...

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David Warner expected to be fit for Bangladesh tour

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DARWIN: Leading up to the tour of Bangladesh, Australia played an inter squad pre-tour practice match between Steve Smith XI and David Warner XI. Australian opener and wise captain David Warner suffered a blow to the neck when he got hit by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer in the three day ...

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Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board over whitewash

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COLOMBO: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga blamed Sri Lanka s cricket board Tuesday for the squad s crushing three-Test series whitewash on home soil against India. Ranatunga said Sri Lanka s XI could not be faulted for the humiliating 3-0 drubbing described by skipper Dinesh Chandimal as the worst series of his career, but ...

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PCB to honour Misbah, Younus, Afridi in Sept

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LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been mulling to honour three former skippers Misbah ul Haq, Younus Khan and Shahid Afridi by hosting a ceremony in September. Confirming the same, PCB chairman Najam Sethi said that the trio had served the country for a long period of time and, ...

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Door still open for Yuvraj, says chief selector

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MUMBAI: Speculations may be rife that Yuvraj Singh’s career is nearing the end but chief selector MSK Prasad clarified on Monday that national team’s door is still open for the senior cricketer. The national selectors on Sunday ignored 36-year-old Yuvraj for the ODI series in Sri Lanka, a tough but ...

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Don’t look at the scoreboard when I am batting: Pandya

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NEW DELHI: Overwhelmed to be compared with legendary Kapil Dev, all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday said if he could become even 10 per cent of what the former World Cup winning captain was, he would be happy. The chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has said that Hardik Pandya has the ...

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Sri Lanka likely to tour Pakistan for T20s in September

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket board has confirmed considering a tour to Pakistan with at least one T20 game in September this year, which has laid some fruit to Pakistan’s efforts to restore international cricket at home. President of the Sri Lankan Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala said on the sidelines ACC meeting ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo handed five-match ban for referee push

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, reacts after Referee Ricardo de Burgos shows a yellow card during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent off in Real Madrid´s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona. The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his ...

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