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CSK intertwine the new with the old in rise back to the top

CSK intertwine the new with the old in rise back to the top

The Sharjah curtains of IPL 2021 raised to reveal the same well-worn set in yellow. The same old director orchestrating, the same faces in the cast, but by the end of the performance, while the audience could claim to have known the climax, there was no escaping the fact they weren’t familiar with every chapter […]

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Easy to say no to Pakistan, says Australia’s Usman Khawaja

Easy to say no to Pakistan, says Australia’s Usman Khawaja

MELBOURNE: Pakistan-born Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja says “money talks” and no team would say no to touring India but it is “easy for players and organisations” to turn down assignments in Pakistan or Bangladesh. England followed New Zealand in pulling out of Pakistan tour, citing security concerns, dealing a massive blow to the country’s efforts […]

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Afghanistan says wants to host Pakistan for ODI series

Afghanistan says wants to host Pakistan for ODI series

Newly appointed Afghanistan cricket chairman Azizullah Fazli said on Wednesday he would visit Pakistan later this week to invite the side for a one-day series. The war-torn nation has steadily risen in international cricket over the past few years, with stars such as the world’s top spinner Rashid Khan, but there have been calls for […]

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Pakistan cricket deserves, and must demand, respect

Pakistan cricket deserves, and must demand, respect

THE cricket boards of Australia, England, and India practice a particular kind of honour – and it is honour among thieves. Since the Big Three asserted their dominance, international cricket is a game for the elite nations and the rest are dispensable. Their rule is based on financial might, on shared economic interests, looting the […]

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Security around NZ women’s cricketers in Britain beefed up after ‘threatening email’

Security around NZ women’s cricketers in Britain beefed up after ‘threatening email’

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday boosted security around the women’s national team currently touring Britain as a precaution after a threatening email was received by English officials. NZC, which last week abruptly abandoned the Black Caps’ tour of Pakistan over security fears for the men’s team, said the latest threat was ultimately deemed “not credible”. But […]

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Broad hopes Ashes tour goes ahead amid travel curbs

Broad hopes Ashes tour goes ahead amid travel curbs

LONDON: England sea­mer Stuart Broad doubted whether Australia’s travel and quarantine restrictions would lead to a postponement of the end-of-year Ashes series but he said players would want to be promised the best possible environment for the tour. England players are seeking assurances their family members would be allowed to join them in Australia, which […]

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Former players back Sharma to replace Kohli as India’s T20 captain

Former players back Sharma to replace Kohli as India’s T20 captain

NEW DELHI: Opener Rohit Sharma has demonstrated his leadership qualities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is an obvious choice to succeed Virat Kohli as India’s Twenty20 captain, according to several former players. Kohli, who has led India across formats, has decided to relinquish Twenty20 captaincy after the 20-overs World Cup scheduled in the […]

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Kohli stepping down-A decision in the offing for months

Kohli stepping down-A decision in the offing for months

As much as it came as a shock to the cricketing world, Virat Kohli’s decision to step down from T20I captaincy seemingly did not come as a surprise for many within the BCCI, with the decision being in the works many months prior to the actual announcement. While media reports made these decisions public last […]

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Amir, Imad decline PCB central contracts

Amir, Imad decline PCB central contracts

LAHORE: While Test pacer Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Imad Wasim refused to accept the central contract as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday offered central contract to 191 cricketers for 2021-22 domestic season. Left-armer Amir is not happy with previous PCB management taking the stance that he will not play for Pakistan until Ehsan […]

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South Africa demolish SL to sweep T20 series

South Africa demolish SL to sweep T20 series

COLOMBO: Inspired bowling and unbeaten fifties from Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks helped South Africa sweep the Twenty20 series 3-0 against Sri Lanka with a crushing 10-wicket win on Tuesday. Chasing 121 for victory, South Africa romped home in 14.4 overs with De Kock on 59 and Hendricks making 56 in the third T20 […]

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