Monday, 11 December 2017

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Nasir Jamshed banned for one year

Nasir Jamshed

LAHORE: Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for a year for failing to co-operate with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) regarding an investigation into corruption, the governing body said on Monday. Jamshed, who has played 48 one-day internationals for Pakistan, was suspended from all forms ...

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Shakib-Al-Hasan replaces Rahim as Bangladesh test captain

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Bangladesh have named all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as test captain in place of Mushfiqur Rahim ahead of the two-match test series against Sri Lanka in January, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said. Shakib previously led the team for nine tests from 2009 to 2011 and took over the Twenty20 captaincy ...

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Sri Lanka roll over India in first ODI

Sri Lanka roll over India in first ODI

DHARAMSALA: Sri Lankan bowlers pierced through the Indian batting order, that is without Virat Kohli for this tour, to shoot them down for a 112 runs and later their top order held its own to chase a slim total with in the first 21 overs to go 1-0 up in a three ...

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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad gets 12-month doping ban

Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for twelve months after he inadvertently ingested prohibited substances. According to a press release, the wicketkeeper-batsman had consumed, Hydroxycut, a prohibited substance. The ICC had found the substance during a screening test after getting sample on January 17, ...

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Stokes and Hales in England ODI squad for Australia

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SYDNEY: Suspended all-rounder Ben Stokes was included Thursday in England´s squad for their one-day series against Australia, although whether he plays remains in doubt. Stokes is currently banned from international cricket while British authorities probe his alleged involvement in a late-night fight outside a Bristol nightclub. Batsman Alex Hales, who ...

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Teenage debutant Mujeeb helps Afghanistan rout Ireland

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SHARJAH: Off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran became the first international male cricketer born in the 21st century as his four wickets helped Afghanistan thrash Ireland by 138 runs in the first one-day international in Sharjah on Tuesday. Born on March 28, 2001, the 16-year-old´s 4-24 were the joint-best figures for an Afghanistan ...

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Azhar Ali optimistic about NZ series comeback after injury

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LAHORE: Former skipper Azhar Ali said on Tuesday that although his doctors would make the final call on his fitness and availability for the upcoming series against New Zealand, he was optimistic about his chances for a return to international cricket. Ali was incapacitated following a hamstring injury in an ...

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Kamran Akmal becomes first Asian to complete 800 catches

Kamran Akmal

KARACHI: Pakistan’s out-of-favour wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal, on Monday added yet another feather to his cap by completing 800 catches in first-class cricket. Akmal, 35, is unpopular with cricket fans due to the perception of his wicket-keeping skills but he continues to defy this opinion with his performances at the ...

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Australia beat England by 120 runs in second Ashes Test

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ADELAIDE: Pacemen Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood spearheaded Australia to a crushing 120-run win over England to open up a 2-0 lead in the five-Test Ashes series in Adelaide on Wednesday. Hazlewood snuffed out England’s outside hopes of a come-from-behind victory when he dismissed captain Joe Root in the third over ...

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England hit back as Australia build 268-run lead

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ADELAIDE: Australia wrestled with a seaming pink ball under floodlights to build a 268-run lead with six wickets in hand over England in an engrossing second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Monday. In testing batting conditions the Australians struggled against the moving ball in the final twilight session as England ...

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