Sunday, 9 August 2020

Sports

Babar Azam’s Team White bats against Azhar Ali’s Team Green

DERBY: Babar Azam’s Team White won the toss and elected to bat against Azhar Ali’s Team Green as Pakistan men’s squad is taking part in a four-day intra-squad match at the Derbyshire County Ground. Four-Day intra-squad match to start today Mach Updates 👉 @TheRealPCB_Live Details 👉 https://t.co/RCOr1su47Y pic.twitter.com/bm6cSgXd3E — Pakistan ...

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Jofra Archer apologises for breaching virus bubble

MANCHESTER: England paceman Jofra Archer apologised after he was ruled out of the second West Indies Test for breaking coronavirus rules, dealing a blow to his side s chances of levelling the series. Both teams have been living in “bio-secure bubble” sites at the Ageas Bowl, the venue for last week s ...

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England vs West Indies 2nd Test Preview

MANCHESTER: England have their batsmen to blame for their 4-wicket loss in the opening Test of the series. This is, in fact, the eighth time that they have lost the first Test in their last 11 series. However, the team will have hope of bouncing back as they did after ...

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Shan Masood keen to make England tour ‘remarkable’

LONDON: Pakistani opener Shan Masood has said that he is keen to make his England tour ‘remarkable’ by playing match-winning innings for his side. “It is every player’s dream to play remarkable innings to help his team win the matches. I do have such plans and I am eager to ...

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Pakistan vs England: Updated schedule of Test & T20I

MANCHESTER: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed an updated schedule of its men’s national cricket team’s tour of England, which will comprise three Tests and as many T20Is. The opening Test will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester, from 5-9 August, which will be followed by back to back Tests ...

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Stead rubbishes claims he wanted to remove Williamson

WELLINGTON: New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has rubbished claims that he wanted to remove talisman Kane Williamson as Test captain. Reports in May suggested that there were a lot of differences between Williamson and Stead and the latter wanted Tom Latham to take over the side in the longest format. ...

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Eden Gardens stadium to be used as Indian police quarantine centre

KOLKATA: Kolkata’s legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said. With the city’s hospitals under growing pressure, hundreds of beds are to be set up in the 80,000 capacity stadium that was used for the 1987 ...

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Younis Khan hails ‘world-class’ Rahul Dravid

LONDON: Pakistan batting legend Younis Khan recalled how his Indian counterpart Rahul Dravid helped him become a world-class batsman. “Dravid was a top-class professional and one of the greats of the modern era and I learned a lot from him,” Younis was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council ...

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West Indies beat England in first Test

ENGLAND: Chasing 200 to win, West Indies lost three early wickets but Blackwood shared a 73-run stand with Roston Chase (37) to revive their hopes before skipper Jason Holder and John Campbell steadied the ship to guide the visitors home Jermaine Blackwood’s fighting 95 in the second innings helped West ...

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Ganguly confirms Australia tour but seeks shortened quarantine

NEW DELHI: India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly said the national team will tour Australia in December but called for a shortened quarantine period for the players. Australia has checked the spread of the coronavirus except in Melbourne, its second-biggest city, which has witnessed a recent surge in cases. “Ya, ya, ...

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