Monday, 19 February 2018


Shane Warne appointed mentor of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018

Shane Warne

MUMBAI: Shane Warne is set to reunite with Rajasthan Royals when the Indian Premier League (IPL) action gets underway in April this year. The Australian spin ace, who captained the Rajasthan outfit in the first four editions of the IPL, has been named as the mentor of the team–which returns ...

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Injury cloud over Williamson as black-caps look to break duck

Kane Williamson

WELLINGTON: Two teams, no points. The Trans-Tasman T20 moves across the water with New Zealand and England looking to get on the board. Australia and the Australians were hard on both, as David Warner led a resurgent short-form side packed with BBL talent to three wins from three, guaranteeing them ...

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Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

Maria Sharapova

DOHA: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In a match lasting more ...

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Imran Tahir racially abused by an Indian fan


CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s star leg-spinner Imran Tahir was reportedly subjected to racial abuse during the fourth ODI against India at the Wanderers on Saturday, ESPNcricinfo has reported citing Cricket South Africa (CSA). Tahir, a Pakistan-born cricketer, was ‘verbally and racially abused by an unknown man’, the CSA said, which ...

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Steve Smith wins Allan Border Medal


MELBOURNE: Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country’s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 ...

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Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan to level series


WELLINGTON: Brendan Taylor scored a majestic 125 as Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by 154 runs in the second one-day international at Sharjah on Sunday to level the five-match series. Wicketkeeper Taylor led the Africans to 333-5 from their 50 overs with his ninth ODI hundred, before Graeme Cremer took 4-41 with ...

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Wants to play Jacques Kallis’ role for Pakistan: says Hussain


Islamabad United’s all-rounder Hussain Talat has said that he wants to perform a role which is very similar to what Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson did for their teams. In an interview to Pakpassion, Hussain Talat said, “I am convinced that I can perform an important role for my side ...

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Jason Derulo, Abida Parveen to perform at PSL3


LAHORE: Legendary Sufi singer Abida Parveen and American pop star Jason Derulo will headline the glitzy opening ceremony that will kick off the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai on February 22. Also enthralling fans at the ceremony will be local heart-throbs Ali Zafar and Shehzad ...

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Australia hammer England by 7 wickets

Australia England

MELBOURNE: Australia cruised to a seven-wicket victory over England with more than five overs to spare to remain unbeaten after three games in the triangular Twenty20 series in Melbourne on Saturday. The Australians restricted England to 137 for seven off their 20 overs with paceman Kane Richardson taking three wickets ...

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Ice Cricket: Afridi-led Royals clinch series 2-0

Ice Cricket Afridi-led Royals clinch series

SWISS ALPS: Shahid Afridi-led Royals beat Virender Sehwag-led Diamonds in the second match of the two-day St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland on Friday. The Diamonds, who won the toss and decided to bat first gave the Royals a target of 205. Afridi’s Royals chased the target in 16.4 overs at the loss of two ...

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