Tuesday, 13 April 2021

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Jason Roy to miss two games through injury

LONDON: England opening batsman Jason Roy, who left the field during the team’s eight-wicket win over West Indies, has been ruled out of their next two matches, against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, an England and Wales Cricket Board release announced. Roy had left the field during the West Indies innings ...

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ICC defend India-Pakistan finish as pundits slam ‘farce’

MANCHESTER: The International Cricket Council defended the farcical finish to India’s World Cup win over Pakistan after rain left Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side with a seemingly impossible task on Sunday. Pakistan were 166 for six, chasing an initial target of 337, when rain stopped play after 35 overs. Had the match ...

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G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal

TOKYO: The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan. Under the agreement, G20 member countries committed to reducing plastic waste but gave little detail on how that would be done. They added that ...

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UK warns of ‘great risk’ of escalation in Gulf

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Sunday there was a “great risk” of escalation in the Gulf, adding that Washington wanted the situation to end in negotiations. A Japanese-owned tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, and a Norwegian-operated one, the Front Altair, were attacked on Thursday and left ablaze as they ...

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Sharma keeps India unbeaten against Pakistan

MANCHESTER: India extended their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups to seven matches, with Rohit Sharma’s second century of the tournament setting up an 89-run (DLS) win at Old Trafford. With the threat of rain looming and on a pitch that had spent time under covers in the lead ...

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Wasim calls for calm in Pakistan, India Manchester clash

MANCHESTER: Pakis­tan legend Wasim Akram has urged fans on both the sides of the border to stay calm during his country’s potentially volatile World Cup clash against bitter rivals India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. Wasim, who is in England for the match as a commentator, labelled the ...

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Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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US auto workers at VW plant reject bid to unionize

DETROIT: The United Auto Workers union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly voting down a move to organize the factory for a second time. The UAW has never managed to fully organize a US plant owned by a foreign manufacturer and a ...

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Alibaba-linked firms mixed after Hong Kong IPO report

HONG KONG: Shares in firms linked to Chinese online retail titan Alibaba were mixed Friday a day after rallying on a report it had filed for a Hong Kong listing that could be the city’s biggest initial public offering for almost a decade. A share sale in the city by ...

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Holder says Windies must be smart to topple England

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder says his resurgent side are using their brains as well as brawn ahead of a World Cup clash with hosts England on Friday (Today). The West Indies have already shown what they are capable of, bowling Pakistan out for just 105 thanks to a ...

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