Wednesday, 23 October 2019

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UAE suspends fourth cricketer for corruption

DUBAI: Ashfaq Ahmed on Monday became the fourth United Arab Emirates cricketer suspended as part of an anti-corruption investigation. Ahmed opened the batting in their first two matches at the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament. He scored four as UAE lost to Oman on Friday and three as they beat ...

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Ex-captain Sourav Ganguly appointed BCCI president

MUMBAI: Former captain Sourav Ganguly was unanimously elected on Wednesday as president of India’s troubled cricket board, the sport’s most powerful body. Cricket’s massive popularity in India has helped the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) become by far the wealthiest of all of the sport’s national boards, ...

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Bangladesh cricket players go on strike

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s cricketers will be on an indefinite strike until a list of demands are met by the country’s cricket board (BCB), skipper Shakib Al Hasan said, putting next month’s tour of India in doubt. Players released a list of demands and the boycott has affected the ongoing National Cricket ...

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India leave South Africa hurting with Test series sweep

RANCHI: Shahbaz Nadeem took the final two wickets in straight balls as India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third Test on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 series rout. The day’s play lasted just 12 balls in a triumph emphatically ramming home India’s feat in ...

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Misbah finally reveals reason for sacking Former Skipper Sarfraz

LAHORE: Pakistan head coach Misbah-Ul-Haq finally revealed the reason from his side for sacking Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of Pakistan’s Test and T20I side. There were a lot of criticisms going around the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed right from ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A lot of comments were made on ...

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Feel angry but have learnt to control emotions: MS Dhoni

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his calmness even in tense situations. The Ranchi stumper has now revealed that even he sometimes feels ‘angry’ and ‘frustrated’ on the field but has learnt to control his emotions. Speaking on the sidelines of an event, Dhoni said: “I also ...

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Bangladesh sacks coaches for not playing leg-spinners

DHAKA: Bangladesh has upped in the ante in its quest for a quality leg-spin bowler, with two domestic first-class coaches sacked for not fielding one in the National Cricket League. The unusual requirement was introduced as Bangladesh desperately look for a decent leggie for their national team as it struggles ...

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Shoaib Malik a better captaincy choice over Babar Azam, says Afridi

LONDON: Pakistan former captain Shahid Afridi believes that veteran batsman Shoaib Malik would have been a better T20I captaincy choice over Babar Azam, as ICC T20 World Cup 2020 approaches. “Babar Azam is no doubt the backbone of Pakistan batting line and a consistent performer for Pakistan, but I believe ...

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PCB sacks Sarfraz, names Azhar, Babar as Test, T20 captains

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sacked Sarfraz Ahmed as the national cricket team skipper across all formats while Azhar Ali and Babar Azam were named as new Test and T20 captains respectively. The cricket board has taken this decision to Sarfraz Ahmed’s drop in overall form, which has also ...

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Azhar Ali aims at improving team’s ranking

LONDON: Pakistan’s newly-appointed Test captain Azhar Ali has said that his main aim is to improve the team’s international ranking and turn make it a winning combination by displaying fearless cricket. Addressing his maiden press conference as Test captain here at Gaddafi Stadium, Azhar said: “There are a lot of ...

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