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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’ […]

Asia Cup shifted to UAE over India-Pakistan cricket row

Posted by on 10/04/2018
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Asia Cup shifted to UAE over India-Pakistan cricket row

Asia Cup shifted to UAE over India-Pakistan cricket row

KUALA LUMPUR: Cricket’s Asia Cup has been moved from India to the United Arab Emirates over Pakistan’s refusal to cross the border, as relations simmer between the arch rivals, the Asian Cricket Council said yesterday. The biennial event was due to be held in India in September, sparking protests from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) […]

Cash-rich IPL gambles on return to ‘spirit of cricket’

Posted by on 05/04/2018
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Cash-rich IPL gambles on return to ‘spirit of cricket’

Cash-rich IPL gambles on return to ‘spirit of cricket’

The desire to avoid further controversy is clear NEW DELHI: The billionaire Indian Premier League starts tomorrow aiming to prove that it is about the “spirit of cricket” rather than success at all costs, after the banning of Steve Smith and David Warner over a Test cheating storm. The lucrative but scandal-tainted Twenty20 tournament has […]

Smith, Bancroft say they won’t be challenging bans

Posted by on 04/04/2018
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Smith, Bancroft say they won’t be challenging bans

Smith, Bancroft say they won’t be challenging bans

SYDNEY: Former captain Steve Smith said yesterday he desperately wants to play for Australia again but will not be challenging a 12-month ban for a ball-tampering scandal that rocked cricket. Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft echoed similar sentiments, saying he was determined to earn back the trust of the Australian public. Cricket Australia last week suspended […]

Sodhi, Wagner ‘heroes’ as draw gives NZ series win

Posted by on 03/04/2018
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Sodhi, Wagner ‘heroes’ as draw gives NZ series win

Sodhi, Wagner ‘heroes’ as draw gives NZ series win

CHRISTCHURCH: Ish Sodhi and Neil Wagner were hailed as heroes yesterday after their gritty 188-ball stand secured a second Test draw and series win for New Zealand against England. Battered and bruised after a torrid time from a desperate England attack, the pair hung on until bad light stopped play with Wagner’s dismissal in the […]

Philander bowls South Africa to record win over Australia

Posted by on 03/04/2018
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Philander bowls South Africa to record win over Australia

Philander bowls South Africa to record win over Australia

Australia’s second biggest defeat against any opponent JOHANNESBURG: Vernon Philander grabbed six wickets in a devastating spell of seam bowling as South Africa crushed Australia by a record 492 runs to clinch the four-match series 3-1 yesterday, leaving the tourists with much soul-searching to do. The scandal-hit tourists had promised to fight for a draw […]

Dominant SA build massive lead amid injury concerns

Posted by on 02/04/2018
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Dominant SA build massive lead amid injury concerns

Dominant SA build massive lead amid injury concerns

South Africa declare to set target of 612 JOHANNESBURG: Captain Faf du Plessis ended his run of low scores with a classy century, but fitness concerns over all three seamers made South Africa bat until tea before declaring on the fourth day of the final test against Australia yesterday. South Africa finally called a close […]

South Africa build up 401-run lead over battling Aussies

Posted by on 01/04/2018
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South Africa build up 401-run lead over battling Aussies

South Africa build up 401-run lead over battling Aussies

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa moved into a powerful position despite a fightback by Australia and an injury to fast bowler Morne Morkel on the third day of the fourth Test at the Wanderers Stadium yesterday. South Africa finished the day on 134 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 401. The Proteas, leading […]

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