Sunday, 15 December 2019

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Sri Lanka tightens sports betting rules to fight cricket graft

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka introduced tough penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports betting restrictions in a bid to stamp out graft scandals that have dogged the country´s cricket team. Allegations of corruption have plagued Sri Lankan cricket for years, including claims of match-fixing ahead of an international Test against England last ...

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David Warner’s daughter Ivy wants to be Virat Kohli

“I am like Virat Kohli,” said David Warner’s daughter Ivy Mae while playing cricket with his father at their home. In a video made by Candice Warner, the Australian opener’s wife, young Ivy Mae is seen taking on throwdowns from her father and as she prepared herself to face one ...

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‘Mentally unfit’ Nic Maddinson out of Pakistan tour

MELBOURNE: Nic Maddinson has withdrawn from Australia A’s match against Pakistan on mental health grounds, Cricket Australia said yesterday. Maddinson, who played three Tests for Australia in 2016, has previously struggled with mental health issues and took a break from the game in 2017 after being dropped from the Test ...

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England snatch T20 series in dramatic fashion

AUCKLAND: England snatched the Twenty20 series against New Zealand in dramatic fashion in Auckland on Sunday, with a super over required to break the deadlock in scenes reminiscent of the World Cup final four months ago. A Chris Jordan boundary on the last ball of the England innings brought the ...

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Misbah hopes for better performance in Australia Tests

PERTH: Pakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq, in a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) podcast, has expressed hope for a better performance from the Men in Green in the upcoming Test series against Australia after their lacklustre display in the recently concluded T20 series which ended in a two-nil series defeat. ...

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England recall Jonny Bairstow as injury cover for NZ Tests

WELLINGTON: England have recalled Jonny Bairstow for their two Tests against New Zealand later this month as cover for the injured Joe Denly, a team official said Friday. Bairstow, a 69-Test wicketkeeper-batsman who was initially omitted from the squad, is already in New Zealand with the England squad playing in ...

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Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to feature in 100 T20I

RAJKOT: Rohit Sharma became the first Indian man and second in world cricket to complete 100 T20 Internationals. He reached the milestone when he led the team in the second match against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here. Shoaib Malik (111 games) from Pakistan is the only player ...

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Chase, Hope hand Windies easy win over Afghanistan

LUCKNOW: Roston Chase and Shai Hope struck fine half-centuries as West Indies produced an all-round effort to register a comfortable seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first ODI of the three-match series. That came courtesy a superbly-paced third-wicket stand between the West Indies duo worth 163 runs, during which both ...

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Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon signs for Hampshire

SYDNEY: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon said he was relishing “a fabulous opportunity” after agreeing a deal to become Hampshire s overseas player in next season’s County Championship. The 31-year-old, a key member of Australia’s Test team during the recent Ashes series, played a handful of games for Worcestershire in 2017, ...

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Smith powers Australia to series lead against Pakistan

CANBERRA: Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 International series against Pakistan with a comfortable seven-wicket win in Canberra. Steve Smith’s unbeaten 80, his highest T20I score since August 2015, helped steer Australia’s chase of 151, a target they eventually achieved with nine balls to spare. At the ...

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