Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Would love to play under Arthur forever: Fakhar Zaman

LONDON: Pakistan’s swashbuckling opener Fakhar Zaman believes if he is given the opportunity, then he would like to play under head coach Mickey Arthur till the end of his career. Under Arthur, appointed the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team in May 2016, the Men in Green bagged their ...

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Afghan captain hopes to win first Test for nation

GREATER NOIDA: Afghanistan’s cricketers hope to lift a nation pounded by decades of conflict when they proudly take their place as only the 12th Test nation next month. The match from June 14 against India in Bangalore will cap one of the great sporting fairy tales after players from the war-torn ...

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Ponting to join Australia coaching staff in England

LONDON: Australia great Ricky Ponting will join the backroom staff of head coach Justin Langer during the team s tour of England. Former Australia captain Ponting, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, was already due to be in Britain to commentate on the five-match one-day international series against 2019 ...

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Pakistan collapse gives England early edge in second Test

LEEDS: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was left pondering his decision to bat first after a collapse handed England the advantage on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. England were 106 for two at stumps, just 68 runs behind Pakistan’s lowly first-innings 174 all out. England ...

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Sri Lanka cricket chief hits back at Ranatunga

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket chief on Thursday lambasted former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga for casting a corruption shadow over the country’s 2011 World Cup defeat and in turn questioned Ranatunga’s actions as a player. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said Ranatunga, who captained the country to its 1996 World Cup ...

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Cricket world bids farewell to Boom Boom Afridi

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s illustrious international career finally came to an end at the ‘Home of Cricket’ Lord’s on Thursday, as cricket world bid farewell to the star all-rounder. The star all-rounder was given guard of honour by World XI players as he stepped on the field for ...

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Amir eyes golden memory with series win in England

LONDON: Muhammad Amir claims bowling Pakistan to a Test series win in England would be “the best memory” of his life. Fired-up Amir was a key figure in Pakistan’s nine-wicket win over England in the first Test at Lord’s. The 26-year-old pace bowler took five wickets in a triumph that ...

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Bangladesh recall Abul Hasan for Afghan T20s

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled medium pacer Abul Hasan to replace the injured Mustafizur Rahman for next month’s Twenty20 series against Afghanistan in India. Mustafizur was ruled out after sustaining a toe injury during an Indian Premier League match for Mumbai Indians on May 20. Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for ...

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ICC committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council’s Cricket Committee backed stricter punishments for ball-tampering but decided not to do away with the toss in test cricket during a two-day meeting which concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Cricket Committee was joined by ex-England captain Mike Gatting and David Boon, former Australia batsman ...

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