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Rohit’s, Pollard and Hardik’s power give MI win

DUBAI: Rohit Sharma’s elegance mingled with the belligerence of his two six-hitting lieutenants as Mumbai Indians humbled Kings XI Punjab by 48 runs in an IPL match here on Thursday. Invited to bat, the classy Rohit laid the foundation with a 45-ball 70, lacing his innings with eight fours and ...

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Quarantine rules delay Sri Lanka Premier League

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket Premier League tournament has been put off a second time due to strict quarantine rules for foreign players, the game s national governing body said Wednesday. The 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL), originally due to start in August, was rescheduled for November 14, but has now been ...

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‘Too exciting a game for a pregnant lady’: Anushka on IPL win

MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma was elated on the match-winning performance of Virat Kohli after the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper led his team to the stunning victory against Mumbai Indians in an important Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match on Monday. “Phew! too exciting game for a pregnant lady. What a team this ...

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Bangladesh call off Sri Lanka Test series

DHAKA: Bangladesh called off the forthcoming Test series in Sri Lanka because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the hosts they say make preparing impossible. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures – which included players being confined to their rooms ...

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Australia’s Afghanistan test, one-day series v New Zealand postponed

MELBOURNE: Australia’s one-off test against Afghanistan and one-day series against New Zealand have been postponed to the 2021-22 season due to scheduling “complexity” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Australia were to play their first home test against Afghanistan in Perth from Nov. 21 and three ...

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Byrom gives Somerset upper hand in Bob Willis Trophy final

LONDON: Eddie Byrom played the innings of his career by hitting 117 of Somerset s 301 to take the upper hand over Essex on day two of the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lords. Byrom came into this showpiece with a top-score of 30 in the competition and an average of ...

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Former Australia batsman Dean Jones Passes Away

MUMBAI: Former Australian cricketer, commentator and Karachi Kings coach Dean Jones has passed away at the age of 59 after having a cardiac arrest in India. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a ...

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WBC appoints Amir Khan as MEBC’s president

BIRMINGHAM: The World Boxing Council (WBC) has appointed Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan as president of WBC Middle East Boxing Council (MEBC). In an announcement this weekend, the former super-lightweight world champion was named the new WBC President for the region. Khan is a long-time advocate for the development of boxing in the region. ...

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Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan for ODI, T20 series

LAHORE: Zimbabwe Cricket have received government permission for a six-match limited overs tour of Pakistan in October-November, officials confirmed on Wednesday. The teams will play three One-Day Internationals between October 30 and November 3, and another three Twenty20 International fixtures that have been pencilled in for Nov 7-10. The ODI ...

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Manchester City off to winning start with victory at Wolves

WOLVERHAMPTON: Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to first-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden plus a late Gabriel Jesus strike. The result means there has not been a single drawn match in the opening two ...

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