Friday, 14 December 2018

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ICC charges Sanath Jayasuriya in match-fixing probe

COLOMBO: Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have given ...

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Younis Khan offered Japanese cricket coach position

TOKYO: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has been offered to take up the position of the coach for the Japanese cricket team. Pakistani, Japan-based businessman Abid Hussain while speaking to a local media outlet informed that Younis has responded positively to his offer to coach players in Japan. The businessman ...

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Zazai smashes six sixes in an over in APL clash

DUBAI: Afghan 20-year-old Hazratullah Zazai joined a select group of cricketers on Sunday by smashing six sixes in an over in a domestic tournament. Opening the batting for Kabul Zwanan against Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League Twenty20 tournament, Zazai tore into left-arm spinner Abdullah Mazari in the fourth ...

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Morgan guides England to victory in rain-hit Sri Lanka ODI

DAMBULLA: Captain Eoin Morgan hit 92 decisive runs to guide England to a damp squib win over Sri Lanka with rain halting play for the second straight match in their one-day series. England were awarded a 31-run victory on a faster run rate after a torrential downpour at the Dambulla ...

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Ready for decider against Pakistan: Australia’s Starc

MELBOURNE: A well-grassed wicket might have been the last thing Mitchell Starc expected to see after landing in Abu Dhabi but Australia´s pace spearhead was loath to get his hopes up ahead of the second test against Pakistan. The left-armer was made to toil on a typically lifeless pitch in ...

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Azhar Ali admits pressure will be on Pakistan

ABU DHABI: Senior batsman Azhar Ali admitted Pakistan will be under pressure of expectations in the second Test against Australia starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday. Pakistan dominated much of the first Test in Dubai but failed to get the last two wickets as Australia finished at 362-8. Set a ...

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Bangladesh call up Rabbi and Saifuddin for Zimbabwe series

DHAKA: Bangladesh have called up batsman Fazle Rabbi and recalled allrounder Mohammad Saifuddin to cover for the injured Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal in three one day internationals against Zimbabwe starting October 21. Rabbi, 30, has never played for the full international side but has been rewarded for strong ...

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ICC to tighten sanctions on leagues

DUBAI: World cricket’s governing body will discuss ways to tighten up how various Twenty20 and T10 leagues are sanctioned in the future when it meets next week, a top official said. Since the inception of a lucrative Indian Premier League, many ICC member countries have launched their own leagues in ...

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Disheartened Rehman retires from international cricket

LAHORE: Former Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who along with teammate Saeed Ajmal famously stunned England during a 3-0 defeat in 2012, announced his retirement from international cricket Wednesday. The 38-year-old took 19 wickets and Ajmal finished with 24 when Pakistan whitewashed the then-world number one Test team in United ...

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England ‘happy favourites’ against Sri Lanka, Buttler says

  DAMBULLA: England are “very happy” being favourites for the one-day series in Sri Lanka but are aware that past tours have been “tricky”, Jos Buttler said the eve of the first match in Dambulla. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal warned meanwhile that conditions were “very different” to England, with ...

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