Saturday, 27 November 2021

Cricket

Family the focus for banned Warner after tampering scandal

SYDNEY: Disgraced cricketer David Warner said he was humbled by the support received following the cheating scandal that rocked the sport, with the feisty opener refocused on his family. Warner was considered the mastermind behind the plan to use sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test in ...

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Saudi Cricket Board in Talks with Inzamam, Afridi

DUBAI: The cricket board of Saudi Arabia is negotiating with the star cricketers of Pakistan Shahid Afridi and Inzamam ul-Haq regarding the inaugural of the T10 cricket tournament scheduled to be held in the Kingdom later in 2018. Six teams took part in the first ever T10 event in Sharjah ...

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Shadab Khan strikes against Northamptonshire

LONDON: Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan took six wickets on the first day of the tourists’ warm-up match against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road on Friday. Shadab took six for 77 in 19 overs as Northamptonshire made 259 on the opening day of this four-day match – Pakistan’s last before they provide ...

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James Anderson causes stir with platinum blonde hair

(Twitter (@bbctms) OLD TRAFFORD: As one of the world’s most prolific seambowlers, James Anderson naturally draws attention, but it was his surprising new hairstyle that turned heads on Friday. England’s record wicket-taker experimented with a few boldhairdos during the early days of his career, but has sported a more conservativelook ...

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England ‘old boys’ in Ireland squad for Pakistan Test

Ireland skipper William Porterfield (File | AP)   DUBLIN: Former England internationals Boyd Rankin and Ed Joyce were included in a 14-man Ireland squad named by coach Graham Ford on Friday for next week s inaugural Test against Pakistan. Ireland will again be led by experienced captain William Porterfield for what ...

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Amir needs to take more responsibility: Azhar Mahmood

LONDON: The visiting Pakistanis had a rough time in their first four-day tour game against Kent ahead of the Tests against Ireland and England. First, there was a lot of rain, which washed out two of the four days totally. Then, when play was possible, the Kent players called the ...

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‘Earn respect’ – Langer vows new culture as Aussie coach

SYDNEY: Justin Langer vowed to fix the scandal-hit Australian cricket team’s behaviour and win back respect after being named head coach in all three formats of the game Thursday. The former Test opener, 47, starts his new role on May 22 for a four-year term which takes in two Ashes ...

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West Indies Brathwaite joins Kent for T20 stint

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(Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) LONDON: West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has signed to play for Kent in their opening four matches of the Vitality Blast Twenty20 competition, the county announced Wednesday. The West Indian will join the squad before the opening group match at Surrey on July 6. Brathwaite, ...

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Delhi Daredevils edge past Rajasthan Royals to stay alive

NEW DELHI: Captain Shreyas Iyer and stumper Rishabh Pant struck rollicking half centuries to keep Delhi Daredevils’ play-off hopes alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the hosts pipped Rajasthan Royals by four runs by D/L method in a rain-truncated clash at the Ferozshah Kotla yesterday. With sporadic rain ...

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ODI rankings: England overtake India to claim top spot

Reuters LONDON: England’s rise up the table is largely because of a forgettable 2014-15 season which saw them winning only seven out of 25 ODIs against other Full Members. The 2014-15 season has been dropped from the latest calculations while those from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons are weighted at ...

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