Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Sports

Chris Woakes England’s most under-rated cricketer: Hussain

MANCHESTER: Former England captain Naseer Hussain feels Chris Woakes is the most under-valued England cricketer and he would have the all-rounder in the side for the second Test against Pakistan over veteran James Anderson. Woakes stormed back to form with the bat as he hit a match-winning 84 not out ...

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England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

BIRMINGHAM: Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who won the 1966 World Cup with England alongside his brother, Bobby, before coaching Ireland to its first major tournaments, has died. He was 85. Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image, Charlton was Footballer of the Year ...

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Shan Masood joins elite list with century in first England Test

MANCHESTER: On a largely gloomy day, Shan Masood and Pakistan fast bowlers lit up Old Trafford. The opener Masood’s 319-ball 156 drained England bowlers and laid the foundation of a competitive total before his pace colleagues dealt early blows to leave England tottering at 92 for 4 at stumps. If the indication ...

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Steve Smith has ‘unfinished business’ with England and India

SYDNEY: Winning the Ashes in England and clinching a Test series in India are the “two big mountains” still to climb before master Australia batsman Steve Smith considers retirement. The 31-year-old had an astonishing tour of England last year, blazing 774 runs from just four Tests, having missed the third ...

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Iranian Taremi grabs Rio Ave’s “Player of the Year” title

BIRMINGHAM: Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi has been named Portuguese club Rio Ave’s “Player of the Year” for the 2019-2020 Primeira Liga. Taremi, 28, joined Rio Ave at the beginning of the season on a two-year deal and had an outstanding season on the frontline in his first season playing at ...

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Shan, Babar Azam solid as rain plays spoilsport on day one

MANCHESTER: Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century as Pakistan closed a rain-shorted first day of the first Test against England on 139 for two at a gloomy and wet Old Trafford on Wednesday. Babar (69 not out) showed all his skill and class to weather an early storm from ...

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Pakistan and England cricket teams pay tribute to Covid-19 victims

MANCHESTER: Pakistan and England men’s cricket teams observed a one-minute silence before the start of the first Test at Old Trafford as mark of respect for all those affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, nearly 6,000 people out of 280,000 infected have lost their ...

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Shoaib Akhtar: Turned down £175,000 county contract

KARACHI: “People hardly know about this story. I had a 175,000-pound contract with Nottingham. Then in 2002, I had another big contract. I left both when Kargil happened,” Says Akhtar. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has made a sensational claim that he turned down a 175,000-pound county contract with Nottinghamshire ...

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Bangladesh board denies not paying players ICC prize money

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) dismissed allegations from a players  body that its international cricketers have not been paid all their prize money. The Federation of International Cricketers  Associations (FICA) said in a report that the Bangladesh players have not been paid their share of the prize money from ...

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VIVO pulls out as IPL 2020 title sponsor

NEW DELHI: The BCCI had announced that all sponsors were being retained, but VIVO pulled out following criticism on social media in the backdrop of the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh in June VIVO has pulled out as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ...

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