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Yearender 2019: Stokes and Smith shine in eventful year

LONDON: Ben Stokes starred as England won the World Cup for the first time before producing one of the most memorable innings in Ashes history as Australia’s Steve Smith enjoyed a successful return to the international stage after the ‘sandpaper’ ball-tampering scandal. But they were not the lone standout performers ...

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Six uncapped players in South Africa Test squad to face England

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa named six uncapped players in a 17-man squad for the first two Tests against England, starting at Centurion on December 26. Five players who played in a recent 3-0 series defeat in India were dropped, while fast bowler Lungi Ngidi was not considered because of a hamstring ...

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Shahid Afridi completed a century of ducks

DHAKA: Pakistan’s legendary former all-rounder Shahid Afridi completed a century of ducks in competitive cricket, while representing Dhaka Platoon against Rajshahi Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). England’s all-rounder Ravi Bopara removed Afridi on his first ball which led to the embarrassing record. The all-rounder has been dismissed for ...

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Marnus Labuschagne ton stalls Kiwis in day-night Test

PERTH: Emerging Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne posted his third successive Test century to frustrate a resilient New Zealand attack on the opening day of the first Test in Perth. After Australia won a potentially pivotal toss in scorching heat and elected to bat in the first ever day-night Test in ...

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Injured Shikhar Dhawan to miss West Indies ODIs

MUMBAI: India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan needs more time to recover from a knee injury and will miss the three-match one-day international series against West Indies, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said. The left-hander suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a domestic game and had already been ...

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Asghar Afghan returns as Afghanistan captain

KABUL: Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including ...

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Umpire Aleem Dar set to break record for most Tests

LONDON: ICC Elite Panel Umpire Aleem Dar is set to break Steve Bucknor’s record of most Tests during the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth today (Thursday).  The 51-year-old, who took up umpiring after playing first-class cricket in Pakistan, is standing in his 129th Test match as ...

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South African cricketers refuse to deal with board

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s cricket crisis continued when the South African Cricketers’ Association repeated its call for Cricket South Africa’s board to resign – and said it would refuse to negotiate with any members of the board. SACA chief executive Tony Irish said his organisation, which represents the country’s professional ...

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Lord’s and Hove to stage inaugural Hundred finals

LONDON: Lord’s and Hove will stage next year’s inaugural finals of English cricket’s controversial new Hundred competition, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Hove, in Sussex, will be the venue for the women’s final on August 14, with Lord’s, widely regarded as the sport’s spiritual home, staging the men’s ...

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Shashank Manohar to step down as ICC chairman

NEW DELHI: India’s Shashank Manohar has said he won’t seek a third term as chairman of the International Cricket Council and will step down next year, according to a report. Manohar was elected unopposed for a second two-year term last year after a tenure marked by broad reforms. But the ...

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