Sunday, 9 August 2020

Sports

Shoaib Akhtar takes a dig at BCCI, CA and ICC

LONDON: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) as he fumed about economic inequality in cricket. Talking on a YouTube chat show, Shoaib Akhtar alleged that CA let incidents like the infamous Monkeygate controversy pass due ...

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Ben Stokes becomes top ranked Test all-rounder

LONDON: England vice-captain Ben Stokes’ match-winning performance in the second test against West Indies hoisted him above Windies skipper Jason Holder to become the top-ranked all-rounder in the game’s longest format, the International Cricket Council said. Stokes followed up his 176 in the first innings with an unbeaten 78 in the second ...

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Amir needs one more negative test for England departure

LONDON: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has tested negative for the coronavirus and now requires just one more negative test before he can depart for England. “It was the first test and the second one will be carried out on Wednesday,” a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman was quoted as saying ...

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The Undertaker joins TikTok after retiring from wrestling

MANCHESTER: The Undertaker has joined TikTok. The WWE legend – whose real name is Mark Calaway – is now on the video sharing platform, with around 51,000 followers despite not actually posting anything yet. He’s not the only one of his contemporaries to sign up, with the likes of Sonya ...

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Anderson hoping to partner Broad in search of series win

MANCHESTER: England s most successful bowler James Anderson feels he and Stuart Broad should be paired together to lead the bid for a series win in the decisive test against the West Indies. The hosts are spoilt for choice ahead of Friday s start of the third test at Old Trafford with ...

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West Indies avoid follow-on in Manchester Test

MANCHESTER: Half-centuries from Kraigg Brathwaite (75), Shamarh Brooks (68) and Roston Chase (51) helped West Indies avoid the follow on, which left England racing against time to push for a victory in the second Test against West Indies in Manchester. At stumps, England were 37 for 2, leading by 219 with Ben Stokes and Joe Root in ...

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ICC postpones T20 World Cup in Australia

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) postponed this year s Twenty20 World Cup, which was scheduled to begin in Australia on October 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement issued by the ICC, at today’s meeting … windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed ...

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Steve Bucknor admits two mistakes in 2008 Sydney Test

LONDON: Former International cricket umpire Steve Bucknor admitted to ‘two mistakes’ in the controversial Sydney Test in 2008 between Australia and India that might have cost the visitors the game. In a match which is remembered for its infamous for ‘monkey gate’ spat between Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh, Bucknor admitted ...

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Broad boosts England’s victory bid in second West Indies Test

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad revived England s hopes of a series-levelling victory in the second Test with a trio of new-ball wickets even as the West Indies avoided the follow-on at Old Trafford on Sunday. The veteran paceman took three wickets for one run in 14 balls as the West Indies were ...

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West Indies must try to win inside four days: Brian Lara

MANCHESTER: Batting great Brian Lara has said West Indies’ best chance of victory against England is to race out to an early lead and secure the win inside five days. All-rounder Jason Holder is part of the tourists’ impressive bowling attack but questions remain about their batting ahead of the ...

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