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 VoV Web Desk

Maria Sharapova gets wild card, set to return for Australian open

Maria Sharapova gets wild card, set to return for Australian open

SYDNEY: Former world number one Maria Sharapova will return to tournament action at the Brisbane International next month after being awarded a wildcard to play in the Australian Open warm-up. The five-times Grand Slam champion, who last played a competitive match in the first round of the US Open in August, has dropped to 133rd in […]

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ICC to consider making four-day Tests mandatory

ICC to consider making four-day Tests mandatory

Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) could make four-day Tests mandatory from 2023 as part of the World Test Championship, primarily to free up the crowded calendar. The ICC’s cricket committee will formally consider trimming Tests to four days from five for the 2023-2031 cycle.   ICC wanting to stage more global events, the BCCI’s demands […]

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Virat Kohli goes on trek with his mountain ke dosts

Virat Kohli goes on trek with his mountain ke dosts

Mumbai: Team India captain Virat Kohli is spending his best time with his actress wife Anushka Sharma in Switzerland. They were scheduled to spend the last day of the year 2019 with Anushka’s best actor-friend Varun Dhawan and his girl friend Natasha Dalal. Anushka shared a picture of the holiday as well saying, “Hello frands”. Kohli, […]

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BCB rejects proposal to play Test in Pakistan, says wants to play T20I only in Pak

BCB rejects proposal to play Test in Pakistan, says wants to play T20I only in Pak

Dhaka: Refusing to budge from its stand, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has said it was ready to play only T20 Internationals in Pakistan, preferring a neutral venue for the planned Test series. The message was conveyed by BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Tuesday.   His comments come a day after Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan […]

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ICC proposes, fans bat for Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain of decade

ICC proposes, fans bat for Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain of decade

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday asked fans to name their favourite captain of the decade and netizens patently picked Mahendra Singh Dhoni as their choice. “Tell us who your favourite captain of the decade is,” the cricket governing body tweeted. The fans took Twitter by storm to back India’s world cup-winning captain […]

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Mohammad Amir’s Test retirement was on the cards: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur

Mohammad Amir’s Test retirement was on the cards: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur

Lahore: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is not surprised by pacer Mohammad Amir’s decision to retire from Test cricket, saying it was on the cards for a long while. “It was on the cards for a long while,” Arthur told ESPNcricinfo. “Amir had been speaking to me about it for some time now. His Test […]

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PSL Season 5 to be played in Pakistan: Sources

PSL Season 5 to be played in Pakistan: Sources

Agencies The fifth edition of Pakistan Super League T20 tournament will be played entirely at home, according to Cricket Board (PCB) sources. A per PCB sources, the PSL Season 5 will be tentatively held from February 20 to March 22 next year with the final scheduled to be held in Lahore. Since the launch of […]

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Pakistan ace Mohammad Amir retires from Test cricket

Pakistan ace Mohammad Amir retires from Test cricket

Agencies Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his decision to retire from Test cricket on Friday, 26 July. Amir, 27, released a statement through the Pakistan Cricket Board, stating his desire to concentrate on white-ball cricket. He will continue to be available for selection in one-day internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. “It has been an honour […]

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Ponting pinpoints mature Stokes as England’s key Ashes threat

Ponting pinpoints mature Stokes as England’s key Ashes threat

LONDON: The new maturity of World Cup hero Ben Stokes poses the biggest threat to Australia’s Ashes bid, said Ricky Ponting, who compared him to Andrew Flintoff as the “real heartbeat” of the England team. Stokes played a crucial role in England’s World Cup triumph, re-establishing himself as a key player after an off-field incident that […]

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Japan Open: Sindhu, Praneeth proceed to quarter-finals

Japan Open: Sindhu, Praneeth proceed to quarter-finals

Tokyo: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and Sai Praneeth proceeded to the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Thursday. Sindhu defeated Japanese Aya Ohori 11-21, 21-10, 21-13 in a 61 minutes long women’s singles match. The 24-year-old Sindhu, after losing first game against Ohori comeback stronger and won the two consecutive games 21-10, 21-13. Sindhu was […]

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