Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Sports

Sri Lankan ‘sold’ 2011 cricket World Cup final: sports minister

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said, reviving one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning ...

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Shaheen, Naseem keen to make England tour remarkable

LAHORE: Pakistan young pacer Naseem Shah has said that this is his first tour to England and he is keen to make it ‘remarkable’ by performing well. The young pacer said this during an online session with sports journalists. “This is my first tour to England, so I will try ...

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England women cricketers back in training

LONDON: Cricket chiefs announced on Thursday that England’s women players would return to training this month ahead of a possible tri-series in September. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) postponed a series against India, initially scheduled to start at the end of the end of June, because of the ...

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Rohit Sharma is my role model: Haider Ali

LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Haider Ali, who earned his maiden call-up for the England tour, on Thursday said India swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma is his role model because he finishes off the game and he is a real match-winner. Ali has played for the Pakistan U19 team and had an outstanding 2019-20 season, following which he earned an ...

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1999 India Tour Was Very Special for Wasim Akram

CHENNAI: With 916 international scalps to his name, Wasim Akram is counted as one of the greatest left-arm pacers to have ever graced the game. The 54-year-old, who played 104 Tests and 356 ODIs for Pakistan, rated Pakistan’s 1999 tour of India as one of the most memorable ones in ...

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Earl Eddings says T20 World Cup is unlikely in 2020

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings described the staging of the Twenty20 World Cup this year as “unlikely” on the same day as he confirmed the head of the organising committee for the 2020 tournament would be taking over as interim chief executive of the sport’s national governing body. Nick ...

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England name 8 uncapped players for West Indies Tests

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BIRMINGHAM: England included eight uncapped players in a 30-man training group announced Wednesday ahead of next month’s Test series against the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board last month named a 55-strong training group. But the selectors have now whittled the number down to those who are more likely ...

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Bairstow eyes England wicketkeeper role

LONDON: Jonny Bairstow believes he can regain his role as England s Test wicketkeeper as players prepare to go head-to-head for a place in the side to face the West Indies. England are gearing up for a three-Test series against the Caribbean side next month that will mark the return of ...

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Hardik Pandya goes social with Baby shower

  Hardik Pandya set relationship goals with cute baby shower pictures with his fiance Serbian dancer-actress Natasa Stankovic. Check out the picture of the happy parents-to-be. Natasa posted a picture of her baby shower on Instagram. In the image she looks ravishing in a moss green dress and poses with Pandya, ...

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PM Imran Khan clears cricket team’s England tour

MANCHESTER: Prime Minister Imran Khan has told Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani that the Pakistan team should go to England for the Test and T20 series as people want to see cricket and other sports activities to resume despite the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Imran Khan on today ...

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