Monday, 18 January 2021

Sports

Sri Lanka beat South Africa to win T20 series 2-1

Sri Lanka’s players storm the field after sealing a 2-1 series win, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Cape Town CAPE TOWN: Niroshan Dickwella’s 68 off 51 balls inspired Sri Lanka to register a 2-1 T20 series victory against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town tonight. The visitors ...

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Bangladesh player SUNNY denied bail in girlfriend snaps case

DHAKA: A court refused to grant bail to Bangladeshi cricketer Arafat Sunny on Tuesday after he was charged with posting “intimate” photos of his girlfriend on social media. Metropolitan magistrate Zakir Hossain said another court which deals with internet-related crime would instead hear the bail application, meaning the 31-year-old spinner ...

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Usain Bolt loses one Olympic gold over teammate’s failed dope test

LAUSANNE: Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from the Beijing Games, means ...

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Pietersen names a Pakistani as best bowler he has faced

LONDON: A surprising pick for Pietersen as he reveals Pakistan quick Mohammad Asif to be the best bowler he’s ever faced. Kevin Pietersen has taken on – and prospered against – some of the best bowlers on the planet, but the former England star has a surprising pick as the ...

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Jason Roy, Marlon Samuels picked by PSL franchises

Jason Roy was picked up by Lahore Qalandars as a replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo DUBAI: The five franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) indulged in a replacement draft for the second edition of the tournament at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. The replacement draft was held ...

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Azhar Ali’s captaincy to be reviewed post Australia tour: PCB

SYDNEY: The chairman of the PCB has said that the captaincy of the national one-day team skipper Azhar Ali will be reviewed after the Australian tour. “Once the Australian tour is over we will review the captaincy issue and take a decision on it,” Shaharyar Khan said. “I don’t want ...

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Smith wants defence, Warner eyes attack in India Test

SYDNEY: The country’s on-field leaders hold opposing views over the strategy required for success with the bat in India, days before Australia’s Test squad start a pre-series training camp in Dubai. While captain Steve Smith believes defence will be the key for Australia to end their woes on the subcontinent, ...

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Misbah may decide future after PSL

LAHORE: Misbah ul Haq, Pakistan’s Test captain will use the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a platform by which to make a decision about his international future, and said that he is likely to take a call within the next month. Misbah is keen to assess his batting and hunger ...

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David Warner wins Allan Border medal

SYDNEY: Australia’s prolific opening batsman David Warner fought off a strong challenge from his captain Steve Smith to become just the fourth player to win back-to-back Allan Border Medals. Only Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and Michael Clarke have previously won consecutive medals in Australian cricket’s prestigious annual awards. Thirty-year-old Warner ...

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Boxer Amir Khan misses his brother’s wedding party

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan missed his brother’s wedding party to go training instead as his family feud deepens. The former world champion’s brother Haroon celebrated his marriage to wife Arifa in front of 1,000 guests in a lavish bash at Bolton FC’s Macron Stadium. But while the Khans were all ...

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