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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 […]

Smith’s fall from grace has been dramatic and fast

Posted by on 29/03/2018
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Smith’s fall from grace has been dramatic and fast

Smith’s fall from grace has been dramatic and fast

  Australia cricket coach quits, captain breaks down in tears JOHANNESBURG: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann said yesterday he would quit after the final match of the scandal-tainted Test series in South Africa after the team’s former captain Steve Smith broke down in tears and accepted complete responsibility for the ball-tampering incident. Smith was deeply […]

ICAI organizes first cricket tournament

Posted by on 28/03/2018
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ICAI organizes first cricket tournament

ICAI organizes first cricket tournament

KUWAIT: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Kuwait Chapter) organized its first cricket tournament exclusively for its members at Boulevard, Salmiya. Four teams Ledgerdary, Accountables’, Auditaholics and Red Inks registered for the tournament. The winners received the ICAI-Kuwait Chapter rolling trophy and medals. CA Mukhtar Sajjanlal presented the man of the match awards; CA […]

Kuwait cricket team ready for ICC World Cup T20 qualifiers

Posted by on 28/03/2018
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Kuwait cricket team ready for ICC World Cup T20 qualifiers

Kuwait cricket team ready for ICC World Cup T20 qualifiers

Last five weeks of training were really challenging KUWAIT: Kuwait’s cricket squad is ready for the qualifier due to take place in Kuwait next month, announced Kuwait’s coach, South African cricket legend Herschelle Gibbs. The tournament is three weeks away but the 20-strong team – all Kuwaitis – is ready for the match, said Gibbs, […]

Axe looms for Australia coach and captain in cricket crisis

Posted by on 27/03/2018
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Axe looms for Australia coach and captain in cricket crisis

Axe looms for Australia coach and captain in cricket crisis

JOHANNESBURG: Australia coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steve Smith faced the axe yesterday with cricket chiefs holding crisis talks in South Africa to deal with an escalating cheating scandal. Cricket Australia (CA) boss James Sutherland, under mounting pressure to come down hard on what Australian media has dubbed a “rotten” team culture, has arrived in […]

Wagner bounces NZ to victory

Posted by on 26/03/2018
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Wagner bounces NZ to victory

Wagner bounces NZ to victory

New Zealand complete rout with under 19 overs to spare AUCKLAND: Neil Wagner bounced New Zealand to a comprehensive victory against England in the first Test in Auckland yesterday, taking the key wicket of Ben Stokes as he fought for a draw. The hosts now head to the second and final Test starting in Christchurch […]