Sunday, 1 August 2021

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Black Caps crowned Test champions

(Photo by Nathan Stirk/ICC via Getty Images) WELLINGTON – New Zealand cricket fans hailed a “David and Goliath” win over India in the inaugural World Test Championship, praising Kane Williamson’s men for erasing the heartache of recent big-match failures. The Black Caps were also lauded for the manner in which ...

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Younis Khan quits Pakistan’s batting coach role

Getty Images LAHORE – Former captain Younis Khan has stepped down from the batting coach role of the Pakistan cricket team. Younis was appointed last year in November. Khan, who has had an unstable relationship with the PCB since his days as a professional cricket, stepped down from his role ...

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Ronaldo had nothing to do with Coca Cola’s $4bn drop in share price

Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images NEW YORK – During a pre-match conference, prior to Portugal’s Euro 2020 football championship opener, the team’s forward Christiano Ronaldo set aside two Coca-Cola bottles that lay on his table, while cheekily gesturing to the reporters to drink water.  Aware of the athletic megastar’s ...

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Michael Vaughan slams those asking Robinson to never play again

Michael Vaughan and Ollie Robinson. (Photo Source: Getty Images) LONDON – Former England captain Michael Vaughan has shared his views on the England Cricket Board (ECB)’s decision to suspend fast bowler Ollie Robinson. Robinson was suspended from international cricket by ECB on Monday over his ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ tweets from ...

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ICC Player of the Month May nominations announced

(Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20 via Getty Images) LONDON – The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the nominees for May’s ICC Player of the Month Awards to recognise the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket. Fans can now ...

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Conway hits debut 200 in New Zealand’s 378 against England

Devon Conway (Getty Images) LONDON – New Zealand were bowled out for 378 in the first innings after lunch on day two as England’s fast bowlers cleaned up the middle order and tail on Thursday but not before opening batsman Devon Conway smashed a double century and nearly carried his bat. The visitors started the ...

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India ready for their ‘biggest ever’ Test

Ravi Shastri speaks to assembled media during the nets session at The Kia Oval, London. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images) NEW DELHI – India s upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand will be their biggest ever game, coach Ravi Shastri said as the team set off ...

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China allows couples to have three children as birthrate falls

File Photo / China allows couples to have three children as birthrate falls /  Photo: Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket via Getty Images BEIJING (AFP) – China will allow couples to have three children after a census showed its population is rapidly ageing, state media said Monday, further unwinding four decades of strict ...

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Plane carrying baffled Belarusian opponent, France reacts

MINSK – Belarus on Sunday sent a fighter to intercept an airliner aboard an opposition activist who, according to the latter, was arrested on his arrival in Minsk by the security services of the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Opposition media Nexta claimed that its former editor-in-chief Roman Protassevich was arrested ...

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