Monday, 19 February 2018


Malinga mulls retirement, says mentally done with cricket

Lasith Malinga

ST MORITZ: Sri Lankan star bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted at possible retirement, saying that he is mentally done with international cricket now that his eventful IPL career is over. Malinga was on Wednesday appointed as bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians. The Sri Lankan has been the core of Mumbai ...

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Winter Olympics begin

Winter Olympics 5

SEOUL: In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of North Korea’s leader, ...

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Mickey Arthur Dares Virat Kohli to Score a century in Pakistan

Mickey Arthur

MELBOURNE: Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has said his bowlers would prevent Virat Kohli from scoring a century in Pakistan, should the charismatic Indian batsman ever play in the country, reported the Indian Express. The 29-year-old has scored a century in all nine countries he has toured to with ...

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Dravid clarifies reports on visiting Pakistani dressing room

Rahul Dravid

India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid denied reports that he visited the Pakistan’s dressing room after his team’s thumping victory over arch-rivals in the semi-final of Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand. Responding to a question about his visit to the Pakistan dressing room after India’s semi-final win, Dravid corrected ...

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Ice Cricket: Afridi’s Royals beat Sehwag’s Diamonds


ZURICH: Shahid Afridi-led Team Royals beat Virender Sehwag’s Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds by six wickets in the inaugural Ice Cricket contest at St Moritz resort in Switzerland. Batting first, Diamonds set a target of 165 before the Royals cantered home courtesy of a blistering 74 by Owais Shah. Earlier, the Diamonds ...

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Kohli, wrist spinners trample South Africa again


CENTURIAN: Virat Kohli ensured India will have some share of the silverware as he took them to unassailable 3-0 lead in the ODI series. Kohli scored his second century in three matches, his third on India’s tour of South Africa and more than half India’s total of 303 before his ...

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Maxwell century scripts Australia’s victory over England


HOBART: After being contentiously omitted from Australia’s team for the one-day global series which England won 4-1, Maxwell re-emphasized his allround value in the shortest format with his second consecutive match-winning performance. That proved the trigger for England to slump badly, as Australia took 6-43 and threatened to skittle the ...

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Virat Kohli’s special message for Aleem Dar

virat-Aleem dar

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team captain, conveyed his wishes to Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar, who has opened a charitable restaurant at Lahore. Kohli, who is currently leading Indian team in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, spoke from a gym in the Rainbow Nation and lauded Dar’s ...

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Ashwin to try legspin in the IPL


NEW DELHI: With limited-overs cricket becoming an increasingly unfamiliar environment for finger spinners, R Ashwin has amped up his efforts to remain relevant. Over the past few years, he has been working towards becoming a wrist spinner and was confident enough to try those variations in a domestic one-day match against Gujarat on Monday. He ...

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ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch

Chittagong pitch

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) penalised the “below average” pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week´s Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five centuries and six half-centuries were smashed over five days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the teams accepted a ...

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