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Captains Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Captains Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Captains Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Teams facing each other for the first time in UAE since 2006 ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai today, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across […]

Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit

Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan newspapers and fans lambasted the national cricket team yesterday after the former champions were dumped out of the Asia Cup by up-and-coming Afghanistan. “The flop of Asia,” ran the private Daily Mirror’s headline, while the state-run Daily News said one-day cricket had hit a “nadir”. The Island daily lamented the “sad night […]

Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

Posted by on 17/09/2018
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Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

SYDNEY: Hard-hitting Australian Aaron Finch has been a dominant opener in shorter forms of the game but admits he may have to curb his natural aggression if he makes his Test debut against Pakistan. The 31-year-old master-blaster has played 135 times for his country in the one-day and Twenty20 formats, earning a reputation as one […]

Paul Collingwood retires from cricket

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Paul Collingwood retires from cricket

Paul Collingwood retires from cricket

LONDON: Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood announced yesterday that he will end his professional career at the end of the season, 22 years after making his first-class debut. A three-time Ashes winner and the only man to captain England to a global trophy after leading them to glory in the 2010 World Twenty20, Collingwood played […]

India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

Massive clash with arch-rivals Pakistan next week NEW DELHI: India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side’s humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England-a second consecutive away defeat for the world’s top-ranked side. The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of […]

Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Posted by on 08/09/2018
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Buttler puts England in command of India finale

Buttler puts England in command of India finale

India are 174-6 at the close with a deficit of 158 runs LONDON: India were 174 for six in reply to England’s first-innings 332, a deficit of 158 runs, at stumps on the second day of the fifth Test at the Oval yesterday. Test debutant Hanuma Vihari was 25 not out, with Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten […]

Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

Gooch leads tributes to ‘England’s rock’ Cook

LONDON: Graham Gooch hailed Alastair Cook as the “rock of England’s batting” after his protege announced yesterday he would retire from international cricket following this week’s fifth Test against India at The Oval. Gooch has been a key figure in guiding his fellow Essex and England opening batsman since the earliest days of the 33-year-old […]

Ali bowls England to series-clinching 60-run win over India in fourth Test

Posted by on 02/09/2018
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Ali bowls England to series-clinching 60-run win over India in fourth Test

Ali bowls England to series-clinching 60-run win over India in fourth Test

India, set 245 to win, were dismissed for 184 SOUTHAMPTON: Moeen Ali bowled England to a series-clinching 60-run win in the fourth Test against India at Southampton yesterday. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, left England an unassailable 3-1 up in the five-match series against India, the world’s number one ranked Test […]

ICC wants footage from new Al Jazeera graft documentary

Posted by on 28/08/2018
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ICC wants footage from new Al Jazeera graft documentary

ICC wants footage from new Al Jazeera graft documentary

SYDNEY: The Al Jazeera TV news channel is planning a follow-up documentary about alleged corruption in cricket, Australian and global cricket chiefs revealed yesterday, appealing for access to unedited footage to properly investigate the claims. The Qatar-based broadcaster made a series of spot-fixing allegations in a first documentary entitled “Cricket’s Match-Fixers” earlier this year involving […]

India 124-2, lead England by 292 at second day

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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India 124-2, lead England by 292 at second day

India 124-2, lead England by 292 at second day

NOTTINGHAM: India were 124 for two in their second innings, a lead of 292 runs, at stumps on the second day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge yesterday. Cheteshwar Pujara was 33 not out and Virat Kohli, the India captain, eight not out. Earlier, England were dismissed for 161 in reply to […]

India mourns cricket ‘renaissance man’ Ajit Wadekar Sir

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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India mourns cricket ‘renaissance man’ Ajit Wadekar Sir

India mourns cricket ‘renaissance man’ Ajit Wadekar Sir

‘Sad moment for Indian cricket to lose one of its most successful captains’ MUMBAI: Indian cricket heroes yesterday paid tribute to Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, following his death at the age of 77. “He will always be remembered as the ‘renaissance man’ […]

Cleared Ben Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Cleared Ben Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

Cleared Ben Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

‘There are clauses in an England cricketer’s contract’ LONDON: England star Ben Stokes may have been cleared of affray but former cricket luminaries while agreeing his behaviour was well below that expected of a man seen by many as a role model are divided as to whether he should face further punishment. The 27-year-old New […]

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