Saturday, 4 July 2020

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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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England women score comfortable win over Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: England openers Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt registered centuries to set-up their team’s 75-run win in the first of three ODIs, played in Kuala Lumpur. The pair put on 188 for the first wicket, in a 34-over-long stand, after skipper Heather Knight won the toss and opted to ...

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Simmons powers West Indies to series-levelling T20 win in India

HIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opener Lendl Simmons struck an attacking 67 to lead the West Indies to a series-levelling eight-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 international. Simmons put on crucial partnerships including a 73-run opening stand with Evin Lewis, who made 40, as West Indies chased down 171 in 18.3 overs ...

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Comeback against Sri Lanka is like ‘debut’: Fawad Alam

KARACHI: Cricketer Fawad Alam has said that his comeback to Test cricket during the Sri Lanka Test series is like a second ‘debut’. Speaking at a press conference in Karachi on Sunday, Alam said he feels as though he is debuting in Test cricket once again since his first match ...

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I don’t want to be a format specialist, Virat Kohli

HYDERABAD: India skipper Virat Kohli might have struggled in the first half of his innings against West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, but he put all that behind him to ensure that he was the pillar around whom the team completed another successful run-chase. This time, India in ...

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Sri Lanka name Mickey Arthur as head coach

COLOMBO: South African Mickey Arthur has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s head coach on a two-year contract, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Thursday. The 51-year-old former first class cricketer has enjoyed a more illustrious career as a head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and ...

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