Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Sports

Pakistan, India cricket series ‘on the cards’

LAHORE – A Pakistan-India cricket series is “on the cards” and a final decision regarding it is expected to be taken during an upcoming International Cricket Council meeting, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday. According to a report published in Arab News, the two Asian cricketing giants have ...

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West Indies to host England in five T20Is, three tests in 2022

LONDON – West Indies will host England in five Twenty20 internationals and three test matches in 2022 in an expanded schedule of their International Cricket Council (ICC) Future Tours Programme, the cricket boards of both teams said on Wednesday. England were originally scheduled to play three T20s, and two tests ...

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Bangladesh blunders gift New Zealand ODI series win

CHRISTCHURCH – New Zealand secured a series-clinching five-wicket win in the second one-day international against Bangladesh Tuesday after a string of fielding errors dashed the tourists’ hopes of victory. Black Caps skipper Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 110 after being dropped twice with New Zealand chasing 272 at Christchurch’s Hagley ...

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Heroic Holder takes five as West Indies dominate day one

NORTH SOUND – A five-wicket haul from Jason Holder put the West Indies on top at stumps on day one of the opening Test against Sri Lanka. Sent out to bat after losing the toss, Sri Lanka were knocked over for 169, losing five wickets in the final session of the ...

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Sharjeel Khan happy with Pakistan welcome after return from ban

LAHORE – Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan said Tuesday he was delighted with the welcome he had been given since being recalled to the national squad after completing a lengthy ban for spot-fixing. The 31-year-old was banned in 2017 for five years – with half the sentence suspended – for his ...

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“You’ve Always Been A Fighter” – Daren Sammy To Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi’s player Daren Sammy took to his Twitter to wish Prime Minister Imran Khan sound health with a motivational message after his COVID-19 diagnosis. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health, Faisal Sultan, made the announcement on Twitter regarding PM Imran ...

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Archer puts ‘England first’ by leaving India series: Silverwood

PUNE – Fast bowler Jofra Archer has “put England first” by leaving the tour of India early for treatment and missing at least the start of the lucrative Indian Premier League, England coach Chris Silverwood said on Sunday. The England management will put “all resources” into helping the 25-year-old pace ...

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Sri Lanka revives virus-hit Bangladesh Test tour

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket board announced that it will host Bangladesh next month and revive a Test series that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The series was originally scheduled to be played during October – November 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19,” the board ...

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Shadab Khan wants to deliver as ‘bowling all-rounder’

LAHORE – Pakistan ODI team vice captain Shadab Khan has said that he is fully fit and he is focused on contributing for the national team as a ‘bowling all-rounder’. Talking to the reporters virtually here on Sunday, the all-rounder said that his main focus is producing good results with ball during ...

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