Tuesday, 16 October 2018

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Sri Lanka sacks skipper Mathews ahead of England tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Sunday sacked skipper Angelo Mathews after the country’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup, replacing him with Dinesh Chandimal for the upcoming England tour. The board said it asked Mathews to step down as captain of the ODI and T20 teams to clear the ...

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Indian bookies allegedly offer money to Afghan opener

DUBAI: Indian bookies approached Afghan opener and wicket keeper Mohammad Shahzad and allegedly offered him money to perform poorly in ongoing Asia Cup 2018. Sources told that the cricketer has reported the issue to International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit after which an alert has been issued to all the ...

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Stokes and Alex Hale charged with bringing cricket into disrepute

LONDON: Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board following a late-night street brawl last year. The independent Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) was tasked with leading an internal investigation into the incident outside a nightclub in Bristol, ...

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Australia’s Peter Handscomb hurting after Test axing

SYDNEY: Test discard Peter Handscomb says he is hurting after being axed from Australia’s squad to play Pakistan next month, but has heeded the message that he must score more runs. The middle-order batsmen was sacrificed after form deserted him, with selectors opting instead for uncapped pair Travis Head and ...

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Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across the border and elsewhere in the ...

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Tamim out of Asia Cup after injury heroics

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the rest of the Asia Cup with a broken hand after batting despite his injury in the opening match, an official said. “He got two fractures in his hand. He would not be able to continue here and also for ...

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Sri Lanka detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday’s third and final women’s ODI between the hosts and India, an official said. The five were initially asked to leave the ground at Katunayake, just north of the capital Colombo, and later detained by police ...

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Shastri Should Be Removed As Head Coach”: Former India Cricketer

MUMBAI: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has been in the eye of the storm since Virat Kohli-led India suffered a 1-4 drubbing at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match Test series. From fans to former cricketers, everyone has been blaming Ravi Shastri for India’s dismal show in ...

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Cricket Australia to probe Moeen Ali’s ‘Osama’ accusations

SYEDNEY: Cricket Australia has decided to launch a probe on England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s allegations against an Australian player for calling him “Osama” during the 2015 Ashes. Moeen, 31, made the accusation in his soon-to-be-released autobiography, where he also labelled the 2015 Australian touring party as “rude” and “disrespectful”. “It ...

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