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ICC must deliver world events or sport will suffer, says Barclay

ICC must deliver world events or sport will suffer, says Barclay

WELLINGTON: New International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Greg Barclay said on Wednesday his organisation must deliver their pinnacle events over the next three years or there will be serious financial consequences for the sport. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic forced the ICC to reschedule three of their world tournaments, and Barclay, confirmed as chairman of the […]

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India have very good chance to beat Australia in all formats: VVS Laxman

India have very good chance to beat Australia in all formats: VVS Laxman

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team has a “very good chance” of beating hosts Australia in all three formats – ODIs, T20Is, and Tests – in the encounters beginning on November 27 in Sydney with an ODI, says former India batsman VVS Laxman. The Hyderabadi, who revelled playing in Australia and piled up 1,236 runs at […]

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‘Terrorism to tourism’: Upcoming England cricket trip gives Pakistan a boost

‘Terrorism to tourism’: Upcoming England cricket trip gives Pakistan a boost

The return of England’s cricket team to Pakistan next year, their first visit since 2005, is a vote of confidence in the country’s improved security — but challenges remain, analysts say. Cricket-obsessed Pakistan spent a decade in international sporting isolation after gunmen targeted the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 in Lahore during a Test series, killing […]

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Hazlewood prefers Brisbane as venue for first India Test

Hazlewood prefers Brisbane as venue for first India Test

SYDNEY: Australia would prefer to play India in the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane if the recent Covid-19 outbreak in Adelaide forces a change in venue, fast bowler Josh Hazlewood said on Wednesday. The series opener is scheduled to start at the Adelaide Oval on Dec 17 but a new cluster of coronavirus […]

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Karachi Kings end long wait, overwhelm Lahore Qalandars to win maiden PSL title

Karachi Kings end long wait, overwhelm Lahore Qalandars to win maiden PSL title

Karachi Kings on Tuesday night were crowned the 2020 Pakistan Super League winners after beating Lahore Qalandars by five wickets, their first-ever title of Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 tournament. One of the world’s leading batsmen, Babar Azam knocked a commanding half-century to help his side win their first championship in five years at Karachi National Stadium. […]

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CSK should release Dhoni if there’s mega auction, says Aakash Chopra

CSK should release Dhoni if there’s mega auction, says Aakash Chopra

Chennai Super Kings should release Mahendra Singh Dhoni if a mega auction takes place ahead of 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) edition, believes cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra. According to Chopra, the three-time IPL champion would lose Rs 15 crore if they retain the former India captain. “I think CSK should release MS Dhoni going into the […]

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Babar has ability to become one of the greats: Faf du Plessis

Babar has ability to become one of the greats: Faf du Plessis

ISLAMABAD: South Africa’s former captain and senior pro Faf du Plessis believes that prolific batsman Babar Azam has the ability to become one of the greats of the game, saying the Pakistani Skipper has surprised with his Twenty20 credentials. He admitted that Babar has surprised a lot of people with his T20 credentials and are […]

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Aakash Chopra defends Virat Kohli, says Rohit Sharma wouldn’t have won IPL with RCB

Aakash Chopra defends Virat Kohli, says Rohit Sharma wouldn’t have won IPL with RCB

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has defended Virat Kohli amidst call for the latter’s removal as RCB and India’s limited-overs skipper for his poor show in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL). After Gautam Gambhir advocated for a change RCB’s captaincy and Rohit Sharma to be the new India T20I captain, Chopra asked if the […]

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Indian cricket team departs for high-profile Australia tour

Indian cricket team departs for high-profile Australia tour

The Indian cricket team on Wednesday departed for a two-month long tour of Australia where it will aim to build on the historic Test series win two years ago. The BCCI tweeted photographs of the Indian contingent before departure with the players sporting customised PPE kits for travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “#TeamIndia is BACK! […]

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West Indies cricketers sanctioned for breaching NZ isolation rules

West Indies cricketers sanctioned for breaching NZ isolation rules

CHRISTCHURCH: The West Indies cricket squad has been stripped of the right to train while in managed isolation after players were found to have breached rules around their 14-day quarantine. New Zealand’s Ministry of Health said CCTV footage from the team’s Christchurch hotel showed players mingling in hallways and sharing food in violation of managed […]

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