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Tendulkar receives India’s highest civilian award

NEW DELHI: Retired cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was awarded India’s highest civilian award yesterday, the Bharat Ratna, making him the first Indian sportsperson to receive the honor. Tendulkar, who at…

Sharaf, Al Bader triumph

KUWAIT: Al Bader struck again in the tournament with a 10 wicket victory over Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) in the first match played recently at Kuwait Cricket Sulaibiya floodlight Stadium.…

OSN Cricket Cup inaugurated in style

KUWAIT: Kuwait Cricket (KC), the sole official cricket controlling body of Kuwait managing the cricket affairs locally and internationally and operating under the auspices of Kuwait Olympic Committee, relaunched their…

Akmal bailed after scuffle

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket star Umar Akmal was released on bail yesterday, a day after his arrest for violating traffic rules and scuffling with a policeman. The 23-year-old was charged with…

England’s tour finally ends with a whimper

SYDNEY: England’s sorry tour of Australia finally ended with a whimper yesterday-a crushing 84-run defeat to give the hosts a clean sweep of the three-game Twenty20 series. The Australians, with…

Five-star Perera hands Sri Lanka massive win

DHAKA: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera picked up five wickets as Sri Lanka thumped fragile Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs in the first Test in Dhaka yesterday. Bangladesh, trailing by…

DKS and Wilhemson shine

KUWAIT: The third match of the tournament played between Dana Kuwait Shipping (DKS) and Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping (KTS) started at 06.30 pm at Kuwait Cricket Floodlight stadium in Sulaibiya. DKS…

Ahli United Bank, NBK and Ahli Bank of Kuwait triumph

KUWAIT: Devastating fast bowling by left arm seamer Sajid Kalam enabled Ahli United Bank to score a convincing 7 wickets victory over Gulf Bank in the ongoing Kuwait Banks Club…

Australia down England

HOBART: England lost the opening Twenty20 international in Hobart yesterday after narrowly failing to chase down Australia’s massive 214-run target. The Australians were always in the box seats, with the…

Taylor’s ton seals N Zealand ODI series victory over India

HAMILTON: New Zealand sealed their one-day international series against India with a game to spare yesterday when a Ross Taylor century set up a convincing seven-wicket victory in the fourth…

Sri Lanka seamers bundle Bangladesh out for 232

DHAKA: The Sri Lankan seamers shared eight wickets to vindicate captain Angelo Mathews’s decision to bowl after winning the toss as Bangladesh were shot out for 232 on the opening…

Australia edge England in low-scoring thriller

ADELAIDE: England wilted under pressure as Australia edged home by five runs in a low-scoring thriller in Adelaide yesterday to win the five-match series 4-1. Set a meagre 218 to…