Monday, 18 January 2021

Sports

Ravichandran Ashwin bags brace of ICC annual awards

KARACHI: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was named the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year on Thursday for taking 48 wickets and scoring 336 runs in eight Tests during the voting period. The 30-year-old, the world’s top-ranked test bowler, became the third Indian to win the Sir Garfield Sobers ...

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Bruised Amir set for Boxing Day Test: Grant Flower

MELBOURNE: Mohammad Amir, the Pakistani paceman, is expected to be fit for the Boxing Day Test starting on Monday (December 26) despite “feeling a bit stiff” after a bruising encounter in Brisbane. On the opening day of the first Test, Amir was taken off the field on a motorised stretcher ...

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Cook’s time as England Test captain may be up

CHENNAI: England captain Alastair Cook heads home for Christmas with calls for his resignation ringing in his ears after what turned into an embarrassing sub continental tour. Cook flagged his possible departure before the five-Test tour of India and it was a question that became more pointed after England’s capitulation ...

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Misbah-ul-Haq has won the ICC spirit of cricket award

DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket team’s Test Captain Misbahul Haq has become the first Pakistani to get the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Spirit of Cricket Award for stirring his team from fourth to the first position in the five-day format. ICC also tweeted to announce the message.   Inspirational words from Misbah-ul-Haq, ...

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Shahid Afridi blasts ‘shameful’ arrest of his fan in India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has called for the release of a fan in India who was arrested for wearing a Pakistan team jersey with his name on it during a cricket match. According to reports in Indian media, Ripon Chowdhury was apprehended by local police following a ...

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Aamir Sohail warns Pakistan of upcoming Sydney Test

ISLAMABAD: The miraculous near-win Pakistan almost pulled off in the first Test against Australia means that the confidence in the camp is supposed to be high, but former captain Aamir Sohail has warned the players to not be overconfident and tread lightly. After being completely outplayed in the first three ...

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Aussies call up Zimbabwe-born all-rounder

BRISBANE: Australia called up uncapped, Zimbabwe-born all-rounder Hilton Cartwright on Tuesday as cover for their fast bowlers after the gruelling first Test win over Pakistan. Cartwright, 24, joins the squad for next week s second Test in Melbourne as Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Jackson Bird recover from their exertions in ...

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Cricket Australia bans Russell’s black bat

Andre Russell scored 9 off 7 balls with a black bat in the Big Bash League opener SYDNEY: Cricket Australia has banned Andre Russell’s black bat from the Big Bash League, having previously approved its use during the Sydney Thunder’s first match of the tournament. Russell used the black bat ...

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British football teams fined for poppy war tribute

ZURICH: FIFA fined England 45,000 Swiss francs ($43,850, 42,000 euros) for wearing a poppy tribute to British war dead during their November 11 World Cup qualifier against Scotland. Scotland were fined 20,000 Swiss francs, while Wales and Northern Ireland were given 20,000 and 15,000 Swiss franc fines respectively for making ...

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Petra Kvitova attacked by knife-wielding burglar

PRAGUE: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured after an attack by a knife-wielding burglar at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov, her spokesman said on Tuesday. “Petra Kvitova was attacked in her flat this morning, it was a random crime, nobody was going to attack or ...

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