Thursday, 21 November 2019

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Waqar Younis terms spot-fixing as cancer in sports

LONDON: Former Pakistani cricketer, Waqar Younis, recently expressed his disappointment at the recent influx of unscrupulous activities in the Pakistan cricket circle. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been a breakthrough innovation for the country but the T20 league saw itself being plagued by the menace of spot fixing last ...

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England must silence Aussie crowds to win Ashes: Swann

LONDON: England must silence the baying home crowds if they are to stand any chance of getting on top of Australia during the upcoming Ashes series, said former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann , who retired mid-way through England ‘s ill-fated tour in 2013/14, described the noise levels at the Gabba ...

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Hasan Ali wishes to bowl against Virat Kohli

LAHORE:  Top ranked One-Day International (ODI) bowler Hasan Ali has expressed on Wednesday that he wants to bowl to celebrated Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He gave these remarks during a kit unveiling ceremony of Punjabi Legends, a franchise of T-10 format game. During a media interaction, Hasan Ali said that ...

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BPL: Comilla Victorians beat Rajshahi Kings

DHAKA: In the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Sunday, Comilla Victorians crushed Rajshahi Kings by nine wickets after Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan starred with the ball, taking four wickets collectively as Rajshahi lurched to their third loss in four games. Sent to bat, Rajshahi’s innings hardly put up a ...

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Saeed Ajmal set to retire from all forms of cricket

LAHORE: Spinner Saeed Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, two years after losing his wicket-taking bite with a remodelled bowling action that was twice deemed illegal. During a successful but controversial career, Ajmal was once celebrated as the world’s number one bowler in one-day internationals ...

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Harbhajan ridicules Sri Lanka cricket team, deletes tweet later

MUMBAI: Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has reportedly deleted a tweet from his official account, the one in which he ridiculed Sri Lanka over their recent performances — from defeat to Zimbabwe at home to struggles against India in the previous series. Sri Lanka have arrived in India for a full ...

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BPL: Afridi’s all-round show crushes Sylhet Sixers

Shahid Afridi’s all-round performance powered Dhaka Dynamites to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sylhet Sixers on Saturday. Dhaka chased down an easy target of 102 runs, scoring 106 for 2 in 7.5 overs where Evin Lewis played an unbeaten quick-innings of 44* off 18 balls, including two boundaries and five ...

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From hunted to hunter: The meteoric rise of Hasan Ali

LAHORE: It was February 2016, and the Pakistan Super League was in its inaugural season. The Peshawar Zalmi had just lost a match, and an unknown cricketer by the name of Hasan Ali was sent to the post match press conference to answer questions. In a way, he was a ...

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Sharjeel appeal against spot-fixing ban rejected

LAHORE: An appeal by fast-rising Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan against a five-year ban over spot-fixing was rejected this week with his lawyer vowing to challenge the decision in a higher court. Sharjeel , 28, was banned for five years, two-and-a-half of them suspended, in August following an investigation by a ...

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