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Boxing, mental health coach for Australia’s ‘bubble’ cricketers

SYDNEY: Australia have appointed a mental health manager and introduced boxing sessions to help players cope with life in anti-coronavirus ‘bubbles’, with some facing the prospect of months in controlled environments as international cricket resumes. The Australians, minus those at the Indian Premier League, are now in 14 days’ isolation ...

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IPL umpire ‘man of the match’ after short-run howler

DUBAI: Kings XI Punjab lodged a formal complaint over an umpiring error which proved critical in their narrow Indian Premier League loss to the Delhi Capitals. The second match of the world s richest Twenty20 tournament ended in a tie on Sunday before Punjab lost out in a super over. But ...

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‘Racism is real’: Daren Sammy urges cricket bosses to do better

LONDON: Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has urged cricket’s governing bodies to treat racism more seriously and pay it the same attention they give to upholding the integrity of the game. Athletes across the world have spoken out about racism in sport as part of the Black Lives Matter ...

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Shaheen Afridi delivered a sensational spell in Vitality T20 blast

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi delivered a sensational spell of fast bowling on Sunday to help Hampshire defeat Middlesex by 20 runs in England’s Vitality Blast T20 competition. Afridi returned with stunning figures of 6/19 from his four overs and incredibly, all six of the wickets were clean-bowled: the last ...

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Zidan Zinedine: ‘I never had a problem with Bale’

MADRID: Gareth Bale completed his return to Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, Spurs announced. However, the Wales attacker will not be fit to make his second debut for the club until late October due to an injury. Zinedine Zidane earlier confirmed that Bale is in London ...

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Craig McMillan quits as Bangladesh batting consultant

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced that the former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan has stepped down as the team’s batting consultant for their tour of Sri Lanka after the death of his father. “Craig has communicated to us that his father has passed away recently and therefore ...

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Chennai beat Mumbai in the opening IPL 2020 match

DUBAI: Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL here on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blitering innings, while Faf ...

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Babar Azam scores sublime century in Vitality T20 Blast

MANCHESTER: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam struck a sublime century for Somerset in the Vitality T20 Blast fixture against Glamorgan in Cardiff. 🏏 114* runs ⚪ 62 balls 💥 Nine fours and five sixes Babar Azam hit his first century for Somerset in this season’s T20 Blast and also became the ...

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‘I see myself in players like Hafeez’: Younis Khan

BIRMINGHAM: Former Skipper Younis Khan sees himself in players like Muhammad Hafeez, saying the Sargodha-born cricketer has played and performed for the country. Hafeez’s retention in the side was been criticised as he’s set to turn 40 next month, although he silenced his critics with a brilliant 69 and 86 ...

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Australia clinch ODI series against England

MANCHESTER: Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey both hit brilliant hundreds as Australia sealed a dramatic series win over world champions England in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Australia, chasing a target of 303, were all but out of the game at 73-5 when Maxwell came to ...

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