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ICC probes SL T20 league over alleged fixing

ICC probes SL T20 league over alleged fixing

COLOMBO: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating an alleged attempt to fix Sri Lankan Premier League matches due to start from Thursday in Hambantota, a media report said. The complaint alleges a former national cricketer approached a Lanka Premier League player, and is being looked at by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), the mass-circulating […]

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Argentina soccer legend Maradona dies of heart attack – lawyer

Argentina soccer legend Maradona dies of heart attack – lawyer

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his lawyer said. Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago. Reuters

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AUS vs IND: India will miss Virat Kohli but they have option, says VVS Laxman

AUS vs IND: India will miss Virat Kohli but they have option, says VVS Laxman

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has said that team India will miss Virat Kohli in Australia after the skipper takes his paternity leave following the first Border-Gavaskar Trophy. “There are options available in the squad. There are a lot of quality players. Since the Test matches are going to be held only in late December, […]

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I have never experienced racism in English cricket: Moeen

I have never experienced racism in English cricket: Moeen

CAPE TOWN: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has insisted ‘hand on heart’ he has not experienced any racism during his time in English cricket following a welter of allegations. Tuesday saw the England and Wales Cricket Board accused of ‘institutional racism’ by former international umpire John Holder and aspiring official Ismail Dawood, who both feel non-white […]

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England to host India in five Tests next year

England to host India in five Tests next year

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a provisional home schedule for 2021 on Wednesday with a five-match Test series against India set to headline the English summer. Meanwhile, white-ball series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan are scheduled throughout June and July, with fixtures also due to take place at Durham, Edgbaston, Bristol […]

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Williamson, Boult skip T20s as NZ focus on Test Championship

Williamson, Boult skip T20s as NZ focus on Test Championship

WELLINGTON: Kane Williamson and Trent Boult will skip New Zealand’s Twenty20 series against West Indies to ensure they are raring to go for next month’s Test series against the Caribbean islanders, Black Caps coach Gary Stead said in naming his squads on Tuesday. New Zealand are currently fourth in the World Test Championship and need […]

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Adelaide’s Covid-19 cases cast uncertainty over India Test series

Adelaide’s Covid-19 cases cast uncertainty over India Test series

ADELAIDE: Australia’s cricket series against India has been cast into uncertainty again after a coronavirus outbreak in Adelaide, where the first Test is scheduled to be played next month. Players from Western Australia and Tasmania states who recently returned home from domestic games in Adelaide were ordered into home isolation on Monday when their provincial […]

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All-round show by Wiese takes Lahore Qalandars into PSL final

All-round show by Wiese takes Lahore Qalandars into PSL final

KARACHI: Lahore Qalandars had to rely on a brilliant all-round contribution by David Wiese to qualify for their maiden final in the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) history after thumping Multan Sultans in the Eliminator 2 fixture at the National Stadium on Sunday night. Qalandars’ richly deserved 25-run triumph, thanks to Wiese’s 21-ball unbeaten knock of […]

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Lionel Messi denied as Argentina plays 1-1 draw with Paraguay in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

Lionel Messi denied as Argentina plays 1-1 draw with Paraguay in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

Argentina on Thursday rallied from one goal down to draw 1-1 with Paraguay in a FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers match at La Bombonera after Lionel Messi was denied the luck of scoring a winner in the second half. Paraguay’s Angel Romero had scored the opener from the 12-yard spot before Nicolaz Gonzalez equalised for […]

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Calls for Sharma to replace Kohli as India T20 skipper

Calls for Sharma to replace Kohli as India T20 skipper

NEW DELHI: India should embrace split-captaincy and put Rohit Sharma in charge of their T20 squad, several former cricketers said after the opener led Mumbai Indians to a fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title on Tuesday. Virat Kohli leads India across formats, while Rohit usually deputises for him in limited-overs cricket. Rohit top-scored with a […]

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