Monday, 10 May 2021

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Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera quits international cricket

AFP COLOMBO (AFP) – Former Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, ahead of a white-ball tournament against Bangladesh. The 32-year-old all-rounder — who captained his country in the limited-over formats — told Sri Lanka Cricket, the governing body of the sport in the ...

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COVID-19: IPL 2021 postponed with immediate effect

Image: Twitter The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season has on Tuesday been postponed with immediate effect following deteriorating situation in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has ...

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MCC confers lifetime membership to Shahid Afridi

Twitter MELBOURNE – Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday said that he was honoured after Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), conferred a lifetime membership to him. The former star all-rounder took to the twitter to thank the MCC after receiving their lifetime membership and termed it an honor for him. ...

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New Zealand replace England as top-ranked ODI team

Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP (Reuters) – New Zealand have overhauled world champions England as the number one side in the one-day international (ODI) rankings, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. England, who have dropped to fourth in the 50-overs format, have retained top spot in the Twenty20 rankings. New Zealand, ...

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Under close supervision, Tokyo welcomes foreign divers to test event

REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO – Diving and volleyball on Saturday became the first Olympic test events to include international athletes since such competitions resumed last month, as both began under close supervision in Tokyo.  The diving World Cup, also a qualifier for this summer’s Games, features more than 200 athletes from ...

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to win Test series

AP Photo PALLEKELE – Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second Test to clinch the two-match series 1-0 at Pallekele on Monday. Chasing a daunting 437 to win, Bangladesh were dismissed for 227 in the first session of the fifth and final day. The first Test ended ...

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IPL match postponed after 2 players positive for Covid

BCCI AHMEDABAD – The Indian Premier League postponed a match Monday after two Kolkata Knight Riders players tested positive for coronavirus, organisers said. Kolkata s match against Virat Kohli s Royal Challengers Bangalore was called off just hours before it was due to start in Ahmedabad, the first match to be postponed ...

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Pakistan dominate after Hasan, Shaheen skittle Zimbabwe

PCB – Twitter HARARE – Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Zimbabwe on the back of some destructive pace bowling by Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi in Harare on Thursday. Hasan finished with 4-53 while Afridi grabbed 4-43 as Zimbabwe — who won the toss ...

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Ex-Zimbabwe captain Streak accepts ICC ban

Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak, who was given an eight-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for corruption, on Thursday apologised and took “full responsibility” for his actions, but said he was never involved in any attempts to fix matches. The 47-year-old was banned earlier this month after admitting ...

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