Thursday, 26 April 2018

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ECB exploring use of giant tents to end rain delays

LONDON: English cricket chiefs are exploring deploying “giant tents” to ensure rain no longer stops play, a report said on Wednesday. Research was being carried out into placing mesh netting over grounds after a US company approached the England and Wales Cricket Board. The ECB has spoken to the Marylebone ...

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Cricket newest format T-10 launched in Dubai

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DUBAI: When Stuart Robertson introduced Twenty20 cricket to attract new audiences for county cricket in 2003, he may not have foreseen the impact the bang-bang format would have on the sport on the whole in the years to come. Or that there would be, a decade-and-a-half down the line, T10 ...

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We will bounce back in Dubai, says Mickey Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur and Sarfraz Ahmed during the press conference

ABU DHABI: Mickey Arthur promised that Pakistan will make a strong comeback in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai later this week after his team crumbled in a run-chase of just 136 in the first Test in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan’s coach was visibly frustrated after the ...

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England can win Ashes without Ben Stokes, says Moeen Ali


LONDON: Moeen Ali says England can still win the Ashes on enemy turf even if talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes is not in the party that travels to Australia. Stokes was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and suspended from internationals until further notice following an ...

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England thrash West Indies to win series 4-0

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OUTHAMPTON: Jonny Bairstow hit an unbeaten century to lead England to a thumping nine-wicket victory over the West Indies in Southampton on Friday, in a low-key fifth and final one-day international overshadowed by the Ben Stokes scandal. Bairstow struck 141 not out as the hosts sealed the win with 12 ...

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Bismah Maroof replaces Sana Mir as Pakistan’s ODI captain


LAHORE: After a miserable show in the World Cup staged in England where Pakistan failed to bag a single win, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday (September 30) came up with a few drastic changes, both in their team’s leadership and management in a bid to bring in better results ...

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Yasir Shah becomes fastest spinner to reach 150 Test wickets


ABU DHABI: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah added another feather to his cap on Thursday when he became the fastest spinner and the second-fastest bowler ever to reach the 150 wickets mark in Test cricket. 31-year-old Yasir Shah, who’s playing his career’s 27th Test in Abu Dhabi against Sri Lanka, completed his ...

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Ton-up Warner breaks India’s winning streak


BANGALORE: In a week where fierce rivals England saw their Ashes campaign thrown off course by the arrest of star allrounder Ben Stokes, Australia gave their own preparations for the Test summer the tiniest of boosts by snapping a worrying streak of eight consecutive ODIs and 13 away games overall ...

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Stokes suspended; Ashes spot in danger

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LONDON: Ben Stokes’s Ashes hopes were in the balance Thursday after England suspended him from international matches “until further notice” after a video emerged apparently showing him fighting outside a nightclub. Test vice-captain Stokes was included in England’s Ashes squad announced Wednesday, despite reportedly injuring his hand in the incident ...

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Sarfraz, Chandimal look for new beginning


ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Dinesh Chandimal hope the recent two-match Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will give them a new beginning. Pakistan want to turn the page after the retirement of their two greats Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq while Sri Lanka will look to lift ...

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