Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Sports

Chandimal questions India’s green-track claim

Dinesh Chandimal

KOLKATA: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal mocked India ‘s claim of preparing green tracks for the ongoing series and said his side was focused only on winning the final Test against the hosts. The visitors trail the three-match series 1-0 after suffering a record innings and 239-run defeat in the ...

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Wagner’s ‘horrible’ seven wicket haul floors West Indies

Neil Wagner

WELLINGTON: Neil Wagner rated his career best seven-wicket haul a “horrible” performance as New Zealand seized the honours on day one of the first Test against the West Indies in Wellington. But as the West Indies licked their wounds after being rolled in the first innings for 134, they believed ...

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PCB files notice of dispute against BCCI, demands $70 million

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DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Baord’s (PCB) efforts to either play against India, or at least be compensated for series that have been cancelled has reached a potentially decisive phase after the board officially sent a notice of dispute to the International Cricket Council (ICC). In short, that triggers the start ...

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Wenger expects Manchester United to attack Arsenal

Wenger

LONDON: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not expecting Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to set his team up defensively when the sides clash on Saturday despite his reputation for “parking the bus” in big matches. United travel to the Emirates Stadium sitting second in the Premier League and on the ...

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Thisara Perera named new Sri Lanka limited overs skipper

Thisara perera

COLOMBO: All-rounder Thisara Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka’s limited overs skipper, making him the seventh player to lead the islanders across different formats in 2017. Perera, who had led the depleted T20I side against Pakistan in Lahore last month, will lead the ODI team for the very first ...

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Joe Root: Smith’s laughter could be used as motivation

SMITH

Joe Root says that Steve Smith’s light-hearted reaction during the post-match news conference after the first Test will spur England on in Adelaide. The Australian skipper struggled to keep his giggles under control in Brisbane as the press questioned Cameron Bancroft over his head butt incident with Jonny Bairstow. Smith ...

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Sarfraz hopes to continue winning streak in New Zealand

Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed hope for his team’s winning run to continue on Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand for five ODIs and three T20Is. Speaking to media here, Sarfraz said the tour will be a testing one for Pakistan team as it will be in a ...

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Kohli to demand pay hike for Indian players

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MUMBAI: Top players saw their annual basic deals doubled to $300,000 this year. But the Indian squad, who are due to hold talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in New Delhi on Friday, want more after the governing body struck a huge new television deal ...

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Sri Lanka rule Herath out of crucial 3rd Test

Rangana Herath

NAGPUR: Sri Lanka have lost key spinner Rangana Herath for the crucial third Test against India starting Saturday because of recurrent back problems. The tourists on Tuesday called up Jeffrey Vandersay to replace the 39-year-old for the New Delhi Test, which Sri Lanka must win to avoid another series defeat. ...

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Sohail Tanvir joins Sylhet Sixers in BPL

Sohail Tanveer

DHAKA: Sylhet Sixers might have started the Bangladesh Premier League 2017 with a bang, winning their opening three matches of the tournament. However, as the fifth edition has progressed they have lost steam.  After their three wins on the trot, the Sylhet Sixers have failed to win ever since, losing ...

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