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Imam-ul-Haq sees Pakistan to victory over debutants Ireland

Posted by on 15/05/2018
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Imam-ul-Haq sees Pakistan to victory over debutants Ireland

Imam-ul-Haq sees Pakistan to victory over debutants Ireland

Babar Azam, made 59 after being dropped on nine DUBLIN: Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq saw his side to victory as Ireland’s first match in men’s Test cricket ended in a gallant last-day defeat by five wickets at Malahide yesterday. Pakistan, set a seemingly modest 160 to win, after earlier making Ireland follow-on, collapsed to 14 for […]

O’Brien the hero as Ireland avoid innings defeat in debut Test

Posted by on 14/05/2018
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O’Brien the hero as Ireland avoid innings defeat in debut Test

O’Brien the hero as Ireland avoid innings defeat in debut Test

DUBLIN: Kevin O’Brien became the first Ireland batsman to score a fifty in men’s Test cricket as the debutants avoided an innings defeat by Pakistan yesterday. Ireland, made to follow-on, were 212 for six at tea on the fourth day at Malahide – a lead of 32 runs. O’Brien was 67 not out, having top-scored […]

UAE coach suspended over spot fixing offer

Posted by on 10/05/2018
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UAE coach suspended over spot fixing offer

UAE coach suspended over spot fixing offer

KARACHI: United Arab Emirates based coach Irfan Ansari was suspended following allegations from Pakistan’s captain Sarfraz Ahmed that he was approached to participate in a spot fixing scheme, Crickcet’s administrative body said yesterday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Ansari was charged with three counts of breaching the body’s anti-corruption code. “Ansari has been provisionally […]

‘Earn respect’ – Langer vows new culture as Aussie coach

Posted by on 03/05/2018
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‘Earn respect’ – Langer vows new culture as Aussie coach

‘Earn respect’ – Langer vows new culture as Aussie coach

SYDNEY: Justin Langer vowed to fix the scandal-hit Australian cricket team’s behavior and win back respect after being named head coach in all three formats of the game yesterday. The former Test opener, 47, starts his new role on May 22 for a four-year term which takes in two Ashes series, a World Cup and […]

Azhar adamant Pakistan ‘want more’ from Amir

Posted by on 02/05/2018
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Azhar adamant Pakistan ‘want more’ from Amir

Azhar adamant Pakistan ‘want more’ from Amir

CANTERBURY: Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood “wants more” from Mohammad Amir, a challenge he believes the paceman will rise to in upcoming Test matches against Ireland and England. Amir was the hottest property in world cricket after bursting on the scene as a teenager in 2009. He was soon earning comparisons with fellow Pakistan left-arm […]

Mumbai’s ‘Batman’ to the rescue for IPL’s big hitting cricket stars

Posted by on 30/04/2018
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Mumbai’s ‘Batman’ to the rescue for IPL’s big hitting cricket stars

Mumbai’s ‘Batman’ to the rescue for IPL’s big hitting cricket stars

Modern bats tend to be weaker because they don’t undergo machine pressing MUMBAI: When the Indian Premier League’s big hitters need their favourite bat urgently repaired there’s one person they call upon-Aslam Chaudhry, a.k.a. “Batman”. The 65-year-old bat-maker and fixer frequently comes to the rescue of cricket’s most recognisable stars out of his small, decades-old […]

England begin 2019 World Cup quest against S Africa

Posted by on 26/04/2018
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England begin 2019 World Cup quest against S Africa

England begin 2019 World Cup quest against S Africa

India take on Pakistan at Old Trafford   LONDON: Hosts England will begin their quest for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title against perennial under-achievers South Africa on May 30 next year with Lord’s staging the final on July 14, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced yesterday. One-day cricket’s most coveted trophy has eluded three-times […]

Bangladesh cricket drop six, freeze pay rise

Posted by on 19/04/2018
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Bangladesh cricket drop six, freeze pay rise

Bangladesh cricket drop six, freeze pay rise

DHAKA: Bangladesh axed six players from national contracts after a year of poor performances with players who escaped the chop being denied a pay rise, an official said yesterday. Opening batsmen Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes were among the six to miss out on a contract as Bangladesh cricket warned players to shape up, selector […]

Lalit Modi forecasts IPL players Will earn ‘$1 million a game’

Posted by on 19/04/2018
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Lalit Modi forecasts IPL players Will earn ‘$1 million a game’

Lalit Modi forecasts IPL players Will earn ‘$1 million a game’

Could earn as much as English Premier League footballers LONDON: Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi believes there will come a time when players will earn $1 million dollars per game while warning that the traditional program of matches between countries “will disappear”. A Twenty20 domestic franchise competition launched a decade ago, which has spawned […]

West African cricket teams start small but aim big

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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West African cricket teams start small but aim big

West African cricket teams start small but aim big

We need to start from the grassroots LAGOS: The Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos, Nigeria, is a world away from the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other leading venues in the sport. But in theory at least, one could lead to the other, as top teams from West Africa gathered this week to begin qualifying […]

Chennai to lose IPL matches amid water protests

Posted by on 11/04/2018
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Chennai to lose IPL matches amid water protests

Chennai to lose IPL matches amid water protests

NEW DELHI: India’s cricket board is considering shifting Indian Premier League games from Chennai, which is in the grip of a water crisis, after protesters threatened to release snakes during the next match. The Board of Control for Cricket in India was mulling alternate venues for Chennai’s remaining six IPL matches after protesters scuffled with […]

Protesters descend on stadium ahead of a IPL match

Posted by on 10/04/2018
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Protesters descend on stadium ahead of a IPL match

Protesters descend on stadium ahead of a IPL match

NEW DELHI: Protesters burned merchandise and jostled with police outside a cricket stadium in Chennai yesterday, demanding Indian Premier League matches be cancelled as the southern city reels from a water crisis. Hundreds of demonstrators, some wearing black t-shirts and waving black balloons, gathered near the venue shouting slogans ahead of the Chennai Super Kings’ […]

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