Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Cricket

Gayle unavailable, Pollard and Bravo back for West Indies

JAMAICA: West Indies welcomed back batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder Kieron Pollard to their limited-overs squad but opener Chris Gayle has decided to skip their series in India and Bangladesh, Cricket West Indies has said. Bravo, whose stance and bat swing is modelled on his illustrious cousin Brian Lara, returns ...

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Australia face tough task after Sohail’s ton

DUBAI: Australia’s openers survived a torrid 13 over spell to finish on 30 without loss after Haris Sohail’s maiden century guided Pakistan to 482 on the second day of the first Test in Dubai on Monday. Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 17 and debutant Aaron Finch was 13 not out ...

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Ex-Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden fractures spine

Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden is recovering in hospital after a surfing accident left him with serious neck and spine injuries. The former test match opening batsman was surfing with his son off Stradbroke Island in Queensland on Friday when the accident caused him to fracture a spinal vertebra and ...

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Three Hong Kong cricketers face ICC corruption charges

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Monday it had charged three Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban, with 19 counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016. Irfan Ahmed, who was banned from all cricket for two-and-a-half ...

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Virat Kohli wants wives to be allowed on full overseas tours

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli has apparently made a request to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider its rule on wives of the players. Kohli wants the Indian cricket board to allow wives of the players to accompany them on full overseas tours, according to ...

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England look for World Cup boost against struggling Sri Lanka

COLOMBO-AFP: In-form England will look to maintain their one-day momentum ahead of next year’s World Cup when they take on a Sri Lanka side in disarray in the first of a five-match series at Dambulla on Wednesday. But Sri Lanka are expected to prove much tougher opposition when a three-Test ...

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India clinch U-19 Asia Cup 2018

DHAKA: India defeated Sri Lanka by 144 runs to become the undefeated U-19 Asia Cup champion in Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. This is the sixth U-19 Asia Cup title for India. Chasing a challenging target of 305, Sri Lanka were bundled out for just 160 in 38.4 ...

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Hafeez helps Pakistan dominate Australia

DUBAI: Opener Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with an impressive century as Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai. Pakistan were 255-3 at the close of play, with Haris Sohail unbeaten on 15 and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas one not out as Australia’s bowlers toiled ...

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ICC to announce ‘landmark’ judgment soon

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) panel hearing a dispute between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) is likely to deliver a “landmark” judgment soon with reverberations for all intersections between sports and politics. A three-person dispute panel, set up to arbitrate the ...

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Jadeja hits debut ton as India declare on record 649-9

RAJKOT: Ravindra Jadeja smashed his maiden international century as India posted their highest total against the West Indies after declaring on 649-9 in the first Test in Rajkot on Friday. The left-handed Jadeja remained unbeaten on 100 as the hosts rammed home the advantage after resuming the day on 364-4. ...

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