Sri Lanka to delay home series against India after Covid-19 cases

Sri Lanka to delay home series against India after Covid-19 cases

India’s limited-overs series in Sri Lanka has been delayed by four days after two Covid-19 infections were detected in the home team contingent, according to media reports on Saturday. Batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst GT Niroshan tested positive for the new coronavirus soon after their return from England on Tuesday, Sri Lanka Cricket […]

Gregory grateful for PSL knowledge against Pakistan

Gregory grateful for PSL knowledge against Pakistan

CARDIFF: Lewis Gregory is relishing the chance to use his ‘inside knowledge’ of Pakistan cricket after being handed a shock call-up by England for the ongoing One-day International series. A Covid outbreak within the England camp meant the originally selected squad for the three-match contest were all forced to self-isolate, with head coach Chris Silverwood […]

Fans banned from Olympic venues as virus emergency imposed

Fans banned from Olympic venues as virus emergency imposed

TOKYO: Fans will be banned from Olympic venues in Tokyo and the capital will be under a virus state of emergency throughout the pandemic-postponed Games, Japan’s government announced on Thursday just two weeks before the opening ceremony. The decision means Tokyo 2020 will be the first Games ever held largely behind closed doors, the latest […]

Pentagon says exact time of exit from Bagram air base was not given for security reasons

Pentagon says exact time of exit from Bagram air base was not given for security reasons

The United States military confirmed on Tuesday that it did not give Afghan officials the precise time troops would abandon the strategic Bagram air base for security reasons, even as it left the facility open to looters. According to reports, Afghan military officials, including the general who will run the base in the future, complained that they […]

3 England cricketers, 4 staff members test positive for Covid ahead of Pakistan series

3 England cricketers, 4 staff members test positive for Covid ahead of Pakistan series

Three cricketers and four staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday. Following PCR tests carried out on Monday in Bristol, three players and four management team members of the men’s ODI party tested positive, the ECB said. “In collaboration with Public Health England, Public […]

England, Denmark set up semi-final clash at Euro 2020

England, Denmark set up semi-final clash at Euro 2020

LONDON: England crushed Ukraine 4-0 in Rome on Saturday to set up a Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark who continued their remarkable run by beating the Czech Republic in the last eight earlier. Harry Kane scored twice for England at the Stadio Olimpico while Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson also found the net as Gareth […]

Arrangement made with UK-based channel for coverage of England series

Arrangement made with UK-based channel for coverage of England series

ISLAMABAD: The government has made arrangements for live coverage of Pakistan’s coming one-day and Twenty20 matches in England through a UK-based TV channel, averting a crisis-like situation that had emerged after the federal cabinet refused to approve the telecast through an Indian network. “We have made arrangements for the coverage and an agreement has been […]

Hassan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan earn top tier central contracts

Hassan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan earn top tier central contracts

Hassan Ali and Mohammad Rizwan have been offered Category A contracts, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday while announcing the central contracts for 20 cricketers for the year 2021-2022. In a statement, the PCB also announced that match fees across all formats has been equalised, meaning that all players will receive the same […]