Friday, 20 October 2017

Sports

‘Almost perfect’ South Africa rout Sri Lanka

DURBAN: South Africa captain AB de Villiers hailed an “almost perfect performance” after his team crushed Sri Lanka by 121 runs in the second one-day international at Kingsmead on Wednesday. He singled out Faf du Plessis and David Miller, who both hit centuries as South Africa recovered from a poor ...

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Pakistan beat India in blind World Twenty20

NEW DELHI: The bowlers bowled underarm and the batsmen played only sweep shots but the highly charged atmosphere at the World T20 for the blind Wednesday was otherwise typical of any contest between India and Pakistan. The players wore their hearts on their sleeves – fervently shouting out to each ...

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Saqlain a ‘huge help’, says Surrey and England U19 spinner Virdi

LONDON: Surrey and England Young Lions off-spinner Amar Virdi insists Pakistan great Saqlain Mushtaq has helped elevate his game to another level. Virdi signed his first professional contract with Surrey last summer after playing regularly for the county’s second XI and representing England U19s in their Test series with Sri ...

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West Indies’ Andre Russell banned for one year

SYDNEY: Globetrotting West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell has been banned from all cricket for a year over a doping code violation, his Australian Twenty20 club said on Wednesday. The 28-year-old did not file his whereabouts on three occasions in 2015 as required, which constitutes a failed drugs test under World ...

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Shoaib Akhtar suggests to make Babar Azam captain

KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricketer and world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that Babar Azam should be made Test captain of Pakistan team. Shoaib Akhtar said in his statement that time has come to move on, we should invest in our future and make Babar Test captain. Let it be ...

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Finch to captain Aussie Twenty20 team against Sri Lanka

SYDNEY: Opening batsman Aaron Finch will lead the Australian Twenty20 team in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka with captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner resting ahead of the tour of India. Finch, who was stand-in captain in Monday’s one-day international against New Zealand, will take the helm for ...

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Eoin Morgan to complain against Indian umpire for wrong decision

NAGPUR: England captain Eoin Morgan expressed his frustration over the quality of umpiring and indicated that the team management will give their feedback to the Match Referee. Match report; Photos; Series schedule England lost the second T20 International by 5 runs and Joe Root got a real howler as Indian ...

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Shahid Afridi: Focusing on PSL only

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Khan Afridi said on Monday he was fit to play cricket and was focusing on the second edition of Pakistan Super League. Afridi, who has not played international cricket since World T20 last year, was asked again and again at a programme at the Karachi ...

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Fitness standard should be set: Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal

ISLAMABAD: Training camp underway by Islamabad United for the preparation of Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition. The former Pakistani bowler Saeed Ajmal asked the cricket board to introduce a fitness standard for players. Meanwhile, the preparations for PSL are in full swing. The star players chatted with program host ...

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Five top-flight clubs caught up in UK soccer abuse scandal – police

LONDON: Five English Premier League and three Championship (second tier) soccer clubs are being investigated in relation to allegations of widespread historical child sex abuse in the sport dating back to the 1970s, British police said on Monday. The Metropolitan Police Service, who confirmed last month that it had launched ...

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