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Suspended Jason Holder joins Northamptonshire

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder will play for Northamptonshire during the first part of the 2019 English season, the club announced Thursday. Holder, 27, has led the West Indies to an unassailable 2-0 lead in their ongoing three-Test series at home to England and is currently ranked as the ...

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Pakistan feels like home, says Darren Sammy

SAINT LUCIA: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi’s captain Darren Sammy has said that Pakistan feels like home, after he concluded his two-day visit of Peshawar. In a message on his way back to Saint Lucia, the 35-year-old said: “It has been a pleasure to visit Peshawar, in fact ...

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Pakistan, West Indies eye in ICC Women’s Championship

DUBAI: After a thrilling T20I series in Karachi, Pakistan and the Windies lock horns in the ICC Women’s Championship fourth round fixture comprising three One-Day Internationals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, 7 February. The two teams will be aiming to win the series and collect valuable ICC ...

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Pakistan seal consolation victory, Proteas win series

CENTURION: Shadab Khan impressed with bat and ball as Pakistan won by 27 runs at Centurion on Wednesday night, for the Proteas to win the series 2-1. It might not have been the performance they were hoping for, but the Proteas can leave this series with their heads held high, ...

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New Zealand beat India by 80 runs in first Twenty20

WELLINGTON: An aggressive 84 by Tim Seifert set up an 80-run win for New Zealand against India in their opening Twenty20 international against India in Wellington on Wednesday. After being sent into bat, New Zealand made 219 for six with Seifert’s career best innings including seven fours and six sixes. ...

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Comilla Victorians qualify for BPL 2019 final

DHAKA: Comilla Victorians confirmed their place in the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 after beating Rangpur Riders by eight wickets in the first qualifier in Dhaka. Rangpur won the toss and chose to bat. Riders’ innings did not have the spark as the side would have liked as they were 34-2 ...

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Sri Lanka drops captain Chandimal for South Africa Tests

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Sri Lanka Cricket asked him to play domestic games to regain his form. Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-test series starting on Feb. ...

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Kraigg Brathwaite to captain West Indies in third Test

ST LUCIA: West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite will captain the team in place of the suspended Jason Holder when they face England in the third and final Test starting in St Lucia on Saturday, Cricket West Indies said. Holder was banned by the International Cricket Council because of his team’s ...

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PCB to retain Sarfraz Ahmed as Pakistan captain

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani announced to retain Sarfraz Ahmed as captain for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mani, who made the announcement during a joint press conference with Sarfraz at the PCB headquarters, threw his unequivocal support behind the skipper saying he will captain Pakistan ...

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Haven’t yet seen best of Babar Azam: Arthur

JOHANNESBURG: Babar Azam, the Pakistan opener, stroked a beautiful 58-ball 90 in the second Twenty20 International against South Africa on Sunday, 3 February, but his coach, Mickey Arthur, said there was more to come. The 24-year-old’s knock went in vain – Pakistan lost by 7 runs and conceded a 2-0 ...

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