Saturday, 15 May 2021

Sports

Rafael Nadal ends losing streak against Alexander Zverev

AP Photo ROME – Rafael Nadal ended a run of three straight losses to Alexander Zverev with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over the German on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. Zverev had beaten Nadal in straight sets at the same stage in Madrid a week ago but ...

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Indian cricketers gets Covid jabs ahead of England tour

Getty Images NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli and several of his teammates have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines before departing for a tour of England next month. India face New Zealand in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship at Southampton in June before playing a ...

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ECB chief warns ‘we’re not out of the woods’ after £16.1m loss

© Getty LONDON – The England and Wales Cricket Board chief reported an annual loss of £16.1million ($22.8 million) on Tuesday, with chief executive Tom Harrison warning the onging effects of the coronavirus pandemic meant “we re not out of the woods yet”. English cricket’s governing body said the pandemic had ...

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Babar Azam voted ICC Men’s Player of the Month for April 2021

ICC LONDON – The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for April which recognise and celebrate the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year. Pakistan’s Babar Azam won the ICC Men’s Player of ...

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Bangladesh ‘working step by step’ to host Sri Lanka

File Photo DHAKA (Web Desk) – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have to navigate through a delicate period in the coming two weeks to hold the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series later this month. Although the board officially announced the dates of the three matches, the country s Covid-19 rules could influence a ...

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ICC clears Avishka Gunawardene of corruption charges

ICC Photo DUBAI: An independent anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC on Monday cleared former Sri Lanka player Avishka Gunawardene of corruption charges, allowing him to resume participation in cricket-related activities with immediate effect. Gunawardene was facing two charges under the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.The tribunal upheld one charge (2.4.6) ...

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Tim Seifert positive for coronavirus in India

AFP File Photo WELLINGTON – New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert was forced to stay in India after testing positive for the coronavirus as his fellow Kiwi cricketers fled the Covid-19 crisis in India for the Maldives, officials said. Seifert, who was playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian ...

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