Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sports

Late wickets hurt Bangladesh reply to Lanka’s 338

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COLOMBO: The two ends of the day were delicate and disastrous. Dinesh Chandimal took Sri Lanka out of a slippery slope, from an overnight 238 for 7 to a more comfortable footing of 338. Then, Bangladesh did what they have so regularly, giving away a good start and looking like ...

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Here’s why Shane Watson called Virat Kohli ‘DICTATOR’

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MUMBAI: While India skipper Virat Kohli has come under criticism from Australian media for India’s aggressive brand of cricket, former Aussie cricketer Shane Watson has praised Kohli for his leadership. “Virat Kohli’s captaincy is an iron-fisted dictatorship and Australia must brace themselves for the attack of the clones in Ranchi,” ...

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Shahid Afridi inspires football legend Ronaldhino

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PARIS: Legend Footballer Ronaldinho Gaucho called out Shahid Khan Afridi with his latest tweet. He considered the ‘BOOM BOOM’ Afridi as Pakistan’s hero and looked forward to Pakistan visit. Ronaldinho’s tweet was in Portuguese and it translated as, “Happy by Shahid Afridi BOOM BOOM hero of Pakistan cricket. I look ...

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Leicestershire replaces Sharjeel with Ronchi for T20 blast

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LONDON: New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi is to replace Sharjeel Khan as one of Leicestershire’s overseas players in English county cricket’s Twenty20 Blast following the Pakistan batsman’s domestic suspension for match-fixing, it emerged Wednesday. Both Sharjeel and Khalid Latif were suspended and then charged last month by the Pakistan Cricket Board ...

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India’s Shashank Manohar quits as ICC chairman

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NEW DELHI:  India’s Shashank Manohar resigned Wednesday as chairman of the International Cricket Council after a fallout with his own board over efforts to reform the game’s world governing body.  Manohar took over last year as the first independent ICC chairman for a two-year term and had been trying to ...

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Green grass of New Zealand delights South Africa

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WELLINGTON: After four days of rain the covers were peeled off the Basin Reserve wicket on Tuesday and to South Africa’s delight it was green ahead of the second Test against New Zealand. The greener the better in Wellington has been New Zealand’s mantra in the past. But their tone ...

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Dont compare me with Virat Kohli, says Babar Azam

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Pakistan latest batting prodigy, Babar Azam has said that he should not be compared with Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli. Azam who is currently at Pakistan training camp for the West Indies said that the two batsmen are pretty different. “I am different and Kohli is different. My focus is ...

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Kamran Akmal beats younger brother Umar in fitness test

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LAHORE: Pakistan cricket squad is busy breaking the sweat at training camp held at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore with the intention to improve the One Day Internationals (ODI) rankings in the upcoming tour to West Indies; the board is keeping a close watch on the players fitness levels. As per ...

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Bangladesh hope to break losing streak in 100th Test

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COLOMBO: Bangladesh will be looking to overcome their recent dismal form as the perennial minnows try to make their 100th Test appearance an occasion to celebrate against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Test cricket’s newest entrants have showed occasional promise since they were drafted into the elite cricket competition in 2000 ...

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Spot-fixing: PCB suspends Irfan for breaching code of conduct

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LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Irfan has been suspended by Pakistan Cricket Board amidst the ongoing spot fixing scandal in Pakistan Super League (PSL). PCB has issued charge sheet and asked the bowler to submit his reply within the next 14 days. Irfan violated PCB’s code of conduct and has been ...

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