Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sports

Australia’s John Hastings suffers foot injury

John Hastings

LONDON: Australia fast bowler John Hastings has sustained a stress fracture in his foot while playing for English county side Worces­tershire and will return home for treatment and rehabilitation. The 31-year-old, who played for Australia during the Champions Trophy team in June, suffered the injury during Worcestershire’s four-day County Cham­pionship ...

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Karolina Pliskova reaches quarter-finals at Rogers Cup

Karolina Pliskova

TORONTO: Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-7 (4), 1-0 victory over Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka. Osaka retired from the match due to an abdominal injury after her serve was broken to open the deciding set. Caroline Garcia of France defeated American ...

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Pakistan win IBSF World Team Snooker gold, silver medals

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HURGHADA: Pakistan 2 comprising of M Asif and Babar Masih won the IBSF World Team Snooker Championship 2017 gold medal after defeating Pakistan 1 consisting of M Sajjad and Asjad Iqbal 5-4 in the best-of-9 frames final played in Hurghada, Egypt, International Billiards & Snooker Federation reported. It was truly ...

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London Police Commissioner turns out Pakistan cricket lover

Cressida Dick

LONDON: Pakistan cricket remains one of the most followed sides of the game, with cricketing fans emerging from unexpected places. After the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London revealed herself to be a fan of Pakistan legendry all rounder Imran Khan and Pakistan cricket. Cressida Dick, the first female ...

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Virat Kohli told to follow Imran Khan

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NEW DELHI: Ex-Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has asked Virat Kohli to follow the footsteps of former Pakistan captain Imran Khan. According to details, Manjrekar said when Imran Khan was leading a strong Pakistan team, he urged his board to schedule tougher challenges for his team. Virat must do ...

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Brad Haddin appointed new fielding coach for Australia

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MELBOURNE: Former wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has joined the Australian cricket team as high-performance coach. Haddin, who has signed on until the end of 2019, replaces fielding coach Greg Blewett in Darren Lehmann’s coaching staff. “I grew up in an era of players like Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting who gave ...

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Ranatunga urges ICC to probe Sri Lanka cricket boss

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COLOMBO: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka’s string of humiliating defeats on the country’s cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In what could be the opening shots of a new bid to head Sri Lanka Cricket, Ranatunga, 53, told AFP there was ...

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Moeen Ali wants permanent role for Saqlain

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LONDON: Moeen Ali has implored the ECB to employ Saqlain Mushtaq on a permanent basis after his record-breaking series against South Africa. Moeen credited Saqlain for his advice after claiming 25 wickets in the four-match series. But with the former Pakistan spinner employed only on a consultancy basis – meaning ...

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Sreesanth dreaming of World Cup return

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CAPE TOWN: Seam bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth says he dreams of representing India in the 2019 World Cup after he had his life ban from the game lifted in court. The 34-year-old, who represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is, was banned for life by the BCCI for ...

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Najam Sethi re-elected as PCB chairman

Najam Sethi

LAHORE: The PCB’s new Board of Governors (BoG) has picked the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s direct nominee Najam Sethi as board chairman for the next three years. Sethi was unanimously elected from within the 10-member BoG as no other member of the BoG filed nomination papers for the post. Sethi’s ...

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