Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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England name 8 uncapped players for West Indies Tests

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BIRMINGHAM: England included eight uncapped players in a 30-man training group announced Wednesday ahead of next month’s Test series against the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board last month named a 55-strong training group. But the selectors have now whittled the number down to those who are more likely ...

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Bairstow eyes England wicketkeeper role

LONDON: Jonny Bairstow believes he can regain his role as England s Test wicketkeeper as players prepare to go head-to-head for a place in the side to face the West Indies. England are gearing up for a three-Test series against the Caribbean side next month that will mark the return of ...

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Mahira sends good wishes to Shahid Afridi

BIRMINGHAM: Mahira Khan has extended good wishes and offered prayers for the speedy recovery of former skipper Shahid Khan Afridi, who has contracted the novel coronavirus. Afridi took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal that he had been experiencing severe body aches for a few days, and that his Covid-19 ...

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PM Imran Khan clears cricket team’s England tour

MANCHESTER: Prime Minister Imran Khan has told Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani that the Pakistan team should go to England for the Test and T20 series as people want to see cricket and other sports activities to resume despite the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Imran Khan on today ...

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Pakistan’s Riaz ready for test return, if needed in England

MANCHESTER: Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz said he has agreed to return to test cricket if required for a series in England. The 34-year-old Riaz has taken 83 wickets in just 27 test matches since making his debut in 2010. He was among 29 players named for the three ...

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Gautam Gambhir wishes Shahid Afridi a speedy recovery

NEW DEHLI: Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi may not have enjoyed the best of relations on the cricket field, and may even share different political opinions, but the former India cricketer has wished Afridi a ‘speedy recovery’. Afridi, in a tweet on Saturday, had said that he had been tested ...

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Rohit Sharma wants to play both T20 World Cup and IPL

NEW DELHI: India’s limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants to compete in both the T20 World Cup and the IPL this year as chances are that only one of the two tournaments could be salvaged due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ICC is yet to decide on the fate of ...

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Irfan Pathan Opens up on India’s World Cup campaign

MUMBAI: Former Indian bowling all-rounder Irfan Pathan has opened up on India’s campaign in the 2019 World Cup that ended in a semifinal loss to New Zealand. Pathan, who blamed an unsettled middle order for the team’s exit from last year’s World Cup, said India have all the resources but ...

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Ashraful to auction his World Cup jersey

DHAKA: Former captain of Bangladesh Cricket team Mohammad Ashraful to auction his favourite Jersey, which he wore in the ICC World Cup 2007, on Friday (June 19) to raise funds for the country’s Coronavirus victims. The live auction, to be conducted by Bangladesh Art Week Virtual Charity Auction, will start ...

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Vettori asks BCB to donate part of salary to low-income staff

LONDON: Former New Zealand captain and Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked the BCB to give a part of his salary to the Board’s low-income staffers amid the financial hardship being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Vettori has officially communicated ...

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