Monday, 22 January 2018

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BPL: Gayle’s record 146 carries Rangpur to maiden title

Chris Gayle BPL final

DHAKA: Chris Gayle created a new world record of most sixes in a T20 innings as he hit 18 massive sixes, helping his side Rangpur Riders win the final of Bangladesh Premier League in Dhaka. Gayle smashed 18 sixes during his unbeaten innings of 146 off 69 deliveries to break ...

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Root wants focus on England’s cricket, not culture

Joe Root

LONDON: Root, on his first overseas trip as England’s Test captain, has been peppered with more questions about the team’s conduct and curfew than their cricket. The tone was set by Ben Stokes’s brawl outside a Bristol bar in September that left another man with a fractured eye socket. Recent ...

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T10 cricket is ideal for Olympics, says Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan

LONDON: Do you find those dull middle overs of T20 too much? Well, turn your attention to the UAE this week for the inaugural Ten10 league. Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, sees the tournament as potentially ‘ground-breaking’ and a possible route for a further push to take cricket into the ...

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Afghanistan to play first-ever Test Cricket in India

Afghanistan CRICKET

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan will play their first ever Test match in India, officials from both countries announced, amid speculation that the game could be played as early as next year. Afghanistan and Ireland were given Test status in June by the International Cricket Council. “The Afghans were scheduled to play ...

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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

SHAKIB

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

Stokes and Hales England

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

Mujeeb

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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