Wednesday, 26 January 2022

PTI

David Warner very sure of IPL if World Cup is postponed

SYDNEY: Australian opener David Warner is “very sure and positive” that he and other Australian players will be able to play the IPL if the T20 World Cup is postponed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Though Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings has said that it is a bit ‘unrealistic’ ...

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Rohit Sharma wants to play both T20 World Cup and IPL

NEW DELHI: India’s limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants to compete in both the T20 World Cup and the IPL this year as chances are that only one of the two tournaments could be salvaged due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ICC is yet to decide on the fate of ...

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Vettori asks BCB to donate part of salary to low-income staff

LONDON: Former New Zealand captain and Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked the BCB to give a part of his salary to the Board’s low-income staffers amid the financial hardship being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Vettori has officially communicated ...

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Madhuri Dixit made her singing debut

BOLLYWOOD superstar Madhuri Dixit Nene has added another feather to her cap when she recently made her singing debut with the track “Candle” and the Bollywood diva says she wants to make people feel better in the times of the coronavirus pandemic. The actor-producer said the song is about hope ...

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The Indian economy is in “dire” straits

The Indian economy is in “dire” straits as a lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus has led to a whopping majority of households experiencing slashed incomes, a report has indicated. The report by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School published Tuesday stressed on how experts are questioning the ...

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Teacher-turned-top Kashmiri fighter ‘Riyaz Naikoo’ killed by Indian troops

SRINAGAR: Indian troops killed four Kashmiri fighters in gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi in the disputed Himalayan region, a police official said. Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late on Tuesday after receiving intelligence that Hizbul ...

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Shoaib Akhtar open to Indian bowling coaching job

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he is open to taking up the Indian bowling coaching job if there is an offer as his “job is to spread knowledge”. Akhtar expressed his willingness in an interview on social networking app ‘Helo’. Asked if he would like to ...

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Umar Akmal has mental problem, requires treatment: Najmal Sethi

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najmal Sethi has made a starking claim, saying Umar Akmal – who was banned for three years earlier this week for a match-fixing matter – suffers from epilepsy and requires treatment. “We had medical reports that confirmed he suffered from epilepsy fits and we called ...

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Amitabh Bachchan misses crowds outside his house

BOLLLYWOOD Big B, who used to meet-and-greet his admirers every Sunday at his house Jalsa in Juhu, announced last month that he was calling off the weekly activity amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Bachchan recalled the anticipation and excitement he would feel to greet his fans. “The Sunday does not mean ...

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UK hospital deaths from coronavirus cross 20,000

LONDON: The number of deaths in the UK hospitals from the novel coronavirus crossed the grim milestone of 20,000 on Saturday, up by 813 over the previous day, among the highest daily death tolls recorded this week. These official figures released daily by the UK’s Department of Health and Social ...

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