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Cricket stars begin quitting IPL as India virus toll grows

Cricket stars begin quitting IPL as India virus toll grows

NEW DELHI: Two Australian cricketers became the latest stars to pull out of the Indian Premier League on Monday as top bowler Pat Cummins said the tournament was being kept open to distract attention from the growing coronavirus toll on the country. Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for ‘personal reasons’, their […]

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Wasn’t too stressed about low scores, stuck to what worked in 2020: Mayank Agarwal

Wasn’t too stressed about low scores, stuck to what worked in 2020: Mayank Agarwal

Back in form with a scintillating half-century, Punjab Kings’ Mayank Agarwal says he wasn’t too stressed about not firing in the first couple of IPL matches and tried to stick to the things that worked for him in the last edition. Mayank, who had amassed 424 runs in the last season in the UAE, had […]

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Williamson bags Hadlee medal for fourth time in six years

Williamson bags Hadlee medal for fourth time in six years

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was on Tuesday awarded the prestigious Sir Richard Hadlee medal for the fourth time in six years, while women’s all-rounder Amelia Kerr and rising star Devon Conway also claimed top honours at the New Zealand Cricket Awards for the 2020-21 season. Williamson was given the award on the back […]

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SA Vs PAK, 2nd T20: South Africa Cruise Past Pakistan Total To Draw Level In T20 Series

SA Vs PAK, 2nd T20: South Africa Cruise Past Pakistan Total To Draw Level In T20 Series

South Africa levelled the four-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan at 1-1 thanks to a convincing six-wicket win at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Highlights | News The Proteas – minus their Indian Premier League stars – had slipped to defeat in the opening game on Saturday but recovered impressively from that setback, with a disciplined bowling […]

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PSL 6 matches set to resume on June 1: PCB

PSL 6 matches set to resume on June 1: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule for the remaining matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 (PSL 6), with the tournament set to resume from June 1. PSL 6 had earlier been delayed in March after seven people participating in the tournament had tested positive for Covid-19. At the time, the […]

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Data should drive good contest in cricket, says Rahul Dravid

Data should drive good contest in cricket, says Rahul Dravid

Data, which is used in statistics-driven cricket to help in strategy and player selection, should drive a good contest, legendary Indian batsman Rahul Dravid said. “Cricket has always been statistically-driven like baseball, but over the past 15 years we have moved beyond comparing averages and now use data to help in strategy and player selection,” […]

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New Zealand down Bangladesh to wrap up T20 series

New Zealand down Bangladesh to wrap up T20 series

NAPIER: New Zealand downed Bangladesh by 28 runs in their rain-affected second Twenty20 International in Napier on Tuesday to secure the three-match series and complete a home sweep against all comers. New Zealand made 173 for five off 17.5 overs after losing the toss and batting, before the weather ended their innings prematurely at McLean […]

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Tokyo Olympics chiefs prepare to resume ‘safe’ test events

Tokyo Olympics chiefs prepare to resume ‘safe’ test events

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympics organisers on Monday unveiled virus countermeasures for test events that will resume later this week for the first time since the Games were postponed by the pandemic. Tokyo 2020 chiefs pledged to hold the remaining 18 test events — which function as dress rehearsals for each sport — in a “safe and […]

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Chaminda Vaas to resume as Sri Lanka bowling consultant

Chaminda Vaas to resume as Sri Lanka bowling consultant

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former pace spearhead Chaminda Vaas has withdrawn his resignation and will resume his duties as their fast-bowling consultant after a pay dispute that led to his decision was resolved, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Friday. Vaas had quit his role over remuneration on Feb 22, days after being appointed and hours […]

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Injured Morgan out of final two India ODIs

Injured Morgan out of final two India ODIs

PUNE: England captain Eoin Morgan will miss the last two one-day internationals against India, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Thursday. Morgan has been ruled out after sustaining a split webbing between his thumb and index finger of the right hand during a 66-run defeat by India in Tuesday’s series opener, an injury […]

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