Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: England

Amir gets visa for England-Ireland tour

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LONDON: Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir has been granted the visa to travel to United Kingdon for the England-Ireland tour. Amir will leave for England tomorrow (Wednesday) to join the rest of the squad in Canterbury. According to media reports, Mohammad Amir could not move with rest of the team, when they departed ...

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English cricket plans 100 balls format

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LONDON:  The England and Wales Cricket Board have proposed a 100-balls-a-side format for a new domestic competition that will start in 2020. England’s new eight-team domestic tournament, which is set to begin in 2020, will not be played in the traditional T20 format, the ECB announced in a surprise move ...

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Samit Patel says Ajmal had ‘positive effect’ on my bowling

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LONDON: England left-arm spinner Samit Patel has heaped praise on former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for helping him improve the ‘technical and mental aspects’ of his bowling during the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Patel, who was representing eventual winners Islamabad United in PSL3, believes said Ajmal ...

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Sarfraz has high hopes for young Pakistan in England

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LONDON: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Saturday he had high hopes for his young and inexperienced side on their tough twin tours of Ireland and England starting this month. The 16-member squad fly early Monday and after two side games against county teams in England will play a one-off ...

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Afridi, Malik and Perera to play for World XI at Lord’s

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LONDON: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera will be part of the World XI in the T20 International against West Indies to be played at Lord’s on May 31, the ICC announced today. The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues ...

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Ben Stokes aims to restore England’s Test luster

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LONDON: Ben Stokes is desperate to inspire England back to the pinnacle of Test cricket, saying the team has “slacked off” in the past two years, slipping to fifth in the world rankings. The 26-year-old all-rounder returned to international cricket in February against New Zealand but could not prevent a ...

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Incredible year for my daughter, says Anya Shrubsole’s dad

England’s woman cricketer Anya Shrubsole

LONDON: England’s woman cricketer Anya Shrubsole’s father Ian is over the moon. Her right-arm medium pacer daughter is not only one of the Wisden’s five cricketers of the year, but also on the cover page of the 2018 edition of cricket’s Bible. Speaking exclusively, he says, “it has been an ...

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Pakistan announce squad for Ireland, England Tests

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LONDON: Batsmen Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Usman Salahuddin and Saad Ali received maiden call-ups in a 16-man Test squad for Pakistan’s tour to Ireland and England named by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Sunday, with no place – as expected – for fast bowler Wahab Riaz. It is a squad that contains a notably large batting contingent, with ...

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Commonwealth Games 2018 England vs Pakistan ends 2-2 draw in hockey

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GOLD COAST: Pakistan drew 2-2 against England in a thrilling encounter in men’s hockey at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Both the teams played two goalless quarters in the match, but then Pakistan’s Muhammad Irfan Jr. opened the scoring with a 32nd-minute goal. England’s Mark Gleghorne equalised the ...

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