Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

champions trophy

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan to level series


WELLINGTON: Brendan Taylor scored a majestic 125 as Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by 154 runs in the second one-day international at Sharjah on Sunday to level the five-match series. Wicketkeeper Taylor led the Africans to 333-5 from their 50 overs with his ninth ODI hundred, before Graeme Cremer took 4-41 with ...

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Sri Lanka beats Zimbabwe tri-nations ODI

Thisara Perera

DHAKA: “Thisara is performing as a batsman and bowler. It is crucial; we missed the most senior player after the first game so Thisara stood as up as a performer,” said Chandimal. “As I said, once you get a start in the top four you need to bat long. That’s what ...

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Sri Lanka sweat over Mathews fitness ahead of Bangladesh ODI

Angelo Mathews

DHAKA: Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka’s second One Day International in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after the all-rounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday. Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka’s opening loss to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game ...

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ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup opens in New Zealand

ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

WELLINGTON: The ICC Under-19 Cricket World 2018 Cup officially got underway in style at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday with an impressive ceremony showcasing New Zealand’s culture. According to a media release of the ICC, the ceremony was attended by representatives of all the 16 participating ...

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Zimbabwe seek to end underdog tag

Heath Streak

PAARL: Zimbabwe cricket coach Heath Streak said he wanted his players to play “winning cricket” when they meet South Africa in a one-off day-night Test next week. “We’d rather lose trying to play a winning brand of cricket than just compete,” said Streak of a Test South Africa are expected ...

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Mugabe’s Exit

Robert Mugabe

The fall from power of Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe would be well worth celebrating – were it not for the manner of his exit and the danger it presents for his woefully mismanaged country. Over the course of nearly four decades, Mugabe has brought what should have been one ...

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Britain says Zimbabwe’s new rulers must show resolve for democracy


LONDON: Britain wants Zimbabwe’s new rulers to show clear resolve to place the country on a more democratic and prosperous path after the fall of Robert Mugabe. “Zimbabweans suffered for too long as a result of Mugabe’s ruinous rule,” Britain’s minister for Africa, Rory Stewart, said on arriving in Harare. ...

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Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

Mugabe resigns

HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe s president on Tuesday, finally swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to end Zimbabwe s worst political crisis since it won independence from Britain in 1980. The bombshell announcement ...

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Zimbabwe’s army takes power, Robert Mugabe ‘safe and sound’

Robert Mugabe with his wife

Zimbabwe’s military has confirmed that it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, but gave assurances that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. In a short broadcast on national television, which was seized overnight by soldiers, a spokesman for the ...

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