6 members of Pakistan squad in New Zealand test positive for Covid

6 members of Pakistan squad in New Zealand test positive for Covid

Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad, which is currently on a tour to New Zealand, have tested positive for the coronavirus, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Thursday. The team also received a “final warning” for flouting quarantine rules. New Zealand health authorities revoked the players’ ability to train while in isolation at their […]

Unorthodox Smith will require fifth off-stump line bowling: Tendulkar to Indian pacers

Unorthodox Smith will require fifth off-stump line bowling: Tendulkar to Indian pacers

Steve Smith’s unconventional technique will warrant a slightly wider line from Indian bowlers, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar said, urging the pacers to target the “fifth stump” to blunt the redoubtable batsman during the upcoming series in Australia. Smith, who missed the last India-Australia series in 2018-19 due to a ball-tampering ban, will be itching to […]

SA trio isolated after one player tests positive

SA trio isolated after one player tests positive

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s preparation for a limited-overs home series against England suffered a jolt with three players placed in isolation after one of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Nearly 50 tests were conducted before players and support staff entered their bio-secure base in Cape Town for the series featuring three Twenty20 Internationals […]

Bangladesh cricket star Shakib gets bodyguard after threats

Bangladesh cricket star Shakib gets bodyguard after threats

Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been given an armed bodyguard after he was threatened by a man for attending a Hindu ceremony in neighbouring India, the country’s cricket board said Wednesday. The cricketer is the latest target of Islamists in Bangladesh, who have also held large anti-France rallies in recent weeks following president Emmanuel Macron’s defence of […]

Pakistan a fantastic country for cricket: Tamim

Pakistan a fantastic country for cricket: Tamim

KARACHI: Bangladesh opener batsman Tamim Iqbal says Pakistan is a fantastic country similar to Bang­ladesh with a lot of cricket fans who are very passionate about the game. Left-handed Tamim, who represented Lahore Qalandars in the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), was enjoying his stay in Pakistan despite the circumstances being different […]

Karachi, Lahore to battle it out tonight for PSL crown

Karachi, Lahore to battle it out tonight for PSL crown

KARACHI: When the Pakistan Super League V came to a shuddering halt midway through last March, nobody would have predicted then that the conclusion of the franchise-based Tweny20 competition could throw up a dream final here on Tuesday between two teams — Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars — with very high reputations and expectations but […]

Zalmi’s one-dimensional bowling enabled Qalandars to make a winning comeback: Hafeez

Zalmi’s one-dimensional bowling enabled Qalandars to make a winning comeback: Hafeez

KARACHI: Senior pro Mohammad Hafeez has said that Peshawar Zalmi’s one-dimensional bowling was the key difference which enabled Lahore Qalandars jettison the 2017 Pakistan Super League champions’ dream of winning the fifth edition of the franchised-based Twenty20 tournament late on Saturday night. The Pakistan veteran played a pivotal role with an undefeated 74 from 46 […]

I am healthy and happy, heart is working good: Kapil Dev after successful angioplasty

I am healthy and happy, heart is working good: Kapil Dev after successful angioplasty

Weeks after spending in hospital undergoing angioplasty, former India cricket captain Kapil Dev on Friday confirmed that he is recovering well and that “his heart is working good.” Last month, the 1983 World Cup winning captain had suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequently underwent an angioplasty at a private hospital in New Delhi. “Happy Dipawali […]

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