Saturday, 19 August 2017

Sports

Petersen denies involvement in fixing

SOUTH AFRICA: Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa batsman, has denied accepting bribes to fix matches. The reaction comes after Petersen was charged with several breaches of Cricket South Africa’s Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel on Saturday (November 12). Petersen, however, admitted that “he played along with other persons involved in ...

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ICC takes notice of delay in Pakistan, India women cricket series

LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken notice of delay in Pakistan and India women cricket series. Sources told that the authorities have handed over the matter to technical committee of the event where governing body’s General Manager of Cricket Operations Geoff Allardice would investigate the matter. The final decision ...

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Herath helps Sri Lanka to series sweep

HARARE: Rangana Herath recorded the best figures by a bowler in a Test in Zimbabwe as Sri Lanka completed a 257-run victory in the second Test at the Harare Sports Club to sweep the series 2-0. Sri Lanka went into the final day needing just three wickets to wrap up ...

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Stokes, Ali star as England post commanding total against India

England’s batsman Ben Stokes bats during the second day of the first test cricket match between India and England in Rajkot RAJKOT – Centurion Moeen Ali said patience was the key as England posted the highest score by a visiting team in nearly five years on the second day of ...

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Misbah thinking about retirement

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that he will consider retirement after the conclusion of the series in New Zealand and Australia later this season. Misbah recently overtook Imran Khan as the most capped captain in Pakistan’s cricket history when he played his 49th Test as skipper against the ...

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FIFA Ethics Committee asks for life ban for Callejas

ZURICH: FIFA’s Ethics Committee on Wednesday called for Rafael Callejas to be banned from soccer for life, alleging the former president of the Honduran Football Association breached the scandal-hit soccer governing body’s code of conduct. The committee said Callejas contravened rules on bribery and corruption, and four other rules, following ...

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PSL set to become a separate entity

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan was earlier opposed to the de-linking of PSL but was part of the governing board that unanimously approved the proposal  KARACHI: The PCB’s governing board has approved the overhaul of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and its de-linking from the Pakistan board. The PSL is set ...

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Joe Root, Ali frustrate India in first Test

Moeen Ali and Joe Root in action on Day 1 of India vs England 1st Test in Rajkot. Joe Root on Wednesday hit sparkling century which helped the tourists reach 311 for four at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India. The 25-year-old put on 179 ...

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Essex sign up Amir for 2017

Muhammad Amir LONDON: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will continue his career rehabilitation with Essex in 2017 after the English county announced his signature for the second half of next season on Tuesday. The 24-year-old left-arm seamer, who completed a five-year ban for spot-fixing last year, will link up with ...

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India must compensate Pakistan if doesn’t want to play: Sethi

Najam Sethi LAHORE –  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi Tuesday revealed that Pakistan had demanded monetary compensation from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) for damages after India’s refusal to play the scheduled series.  “We have mentioned it clearly ...

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