Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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Sangakkara: No ambitions to be next Imran Khan

AFP: Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara yesterday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year’s Presidential Elections. Sangakkara’s comments came amid a media frenzy comparing him to Imran Khan, the cricketing great who is set to be ...

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England’s Stokes acquitted of affray

BRISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray in a unanimous decision by a jury in less than three hours of deliberations following a trial at Bristol Crown Court. The 27-year-old – whose co-defendant Ryan Ali was also found unanimously not guilty – had been charged following ...

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Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only Twenty20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka ‘s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game’s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled ...

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2nd Test – England rout India by an innings and 159 runs

. LONDON: England thrashed India by an innings and 159 runs to win the second Test at Lord´s on Sunday with visiting skipper Virat Kohli admitting: “We deserved to lose.” Victory, achieved on the fourth day of a rain-marred match featuring a total first-day washout, put England 2-0 up in ...

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South Africa, Sri Lanka keen to finish ODIs on a high

COLOMBO: South Africa have won the series already, but will want to make a statement following the loss in the fourth ODI. Sri Lanka , meanwhile, will be looking to continue their fightback. After falling 3-0 behind in the five-match one-day international series, Sri Lanka made a thumping comeback in ...

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Imran Nazir returns to cricket after prolonged illness

LAHORE: Famous hard hitting Pakistan opener Imran Nazir has finally stepped onto the ground once again for what may be his last glory in his career. Nazir always mesmerised fans through his aggressive batting style despite facing ups and downs in his career. His popularity did not take a nosedive. ...

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Shahzaib Hasan’s ban has been extended to four years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has extended Shahzaib Hasan’s ban to four years in the PSL spot fixing case. Hasan was banned for a year and fined Rs1 million after being declared guilty in a spot fixing scandal in the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League. He had filed ...

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Stokes wishes England newcomer Pope well

LONDON: Absent all-rounder Ben Stokes sent best wishes to his England team-mates, in particular debutant batsman Ollie Pope, ahead of the second Test against India at Lord’s. Stokes was left out of England’s squad’s for the second Test because of his ongoing trial on a charge of affray in Bristol, ...

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Yousuf rates Pakistan as favorites to win ICC World Cup 2019

LONDON: Former batsman Mohammad Yousuf believes that Pakistan is favorites to win the 2019 ICC World Cup. The former stalwart batsman said that Pakistan’s bowling can put them on top in the ODI carnival of next year. Furthermore, Pakistan had also triumphed in the 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy ...

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