Cricket

Abdul Qadir, Pakistan legspinning great, dies at age 63

  • Sep 07, 2019

Abdul Qadir, the former Pakistan cricketer who was widely regarded as one of the greatest legspinners in history, died of a cardiac arrest on Friday. He was 63. Qadir’s son, Salman Qadir, told reporters in Lahore his father was rushed to hospital but did not survive.

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Pakistan appoints Misbah as head coach and chief selector

  • Sep 04, 2019

The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed former captain Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach and chief selector for a three-year period across the three formats. The PCB said on Wednesday that a five-member panel including ex-captain Intikhab Alam and former international crick

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New Zealand draws series 1-1 with innings win vs. Sri Lanka

  • Aug 27, 2019

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 65 runs in the second test to level the two-match series 1-1 on Monday. Needing 187 runs in the second innings to make New Zealand bat again, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 122 runs in the final session despite a fighting 51 off 162 deliveries from wicketkeeper Niro

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Afghanistan names squads for test and T20

  • Aug 21, 2019

 Afghanistan has named uncapped opening batsman Ibrahim Zadran and leg-spinner Qais Ahmed in its 15-member squad for a one-off test against Bangladesh next month. Experienced left-arm fast bowler Shapoor Zadran, who has never played test cricket, is also part of the team. The selection committee, hea

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Cricket Australia defends doctor in Smith’s concussion call

  • Aug 19, 2019

 Cricket Australia has defended the team doctor who allowed Steve Smith to resume his innings after assessing him for concussion on day four of the second Ashes test and then ruled the veteran batsman out the following day after further testing. Alex Kountouris, Cricket Australia’s manager of sports medicine

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Sri Lanka win 1st test by 6 wickets against New Zealand

  • Aug 18, 2019

A ninth test century from captain Dimuth Karunaratne propelled Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first cricket test on Sunday. Chasing 268 runs to win the first test of a two-match series, Sri Lanka started the final day at 133 without loss and reached its target during an extended first

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New Zealand puts World Cup behind it to focus on tests

  • Aug 14, 2019

A month after a painfully close defeat in the World Cup final, New Zealand will finally be able to move on when it starts a two-match test series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Cricket’s new test championship began with the Ashes series between England and Australia. Sri Lanka and New Zealand contest the se

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Ashes talking points: Poor umpiring and how to stop Smith

  • Aug 07, 2019

 Australia took an early lead in cricket’s oldest regular international series when it rallied from 122-8 in the first innings to win the first Ashes test by a huge 251 runs against England on Monday. The teams meet at Lord’s for the second of five tests starting Aug. 14. Here’s what we have learned

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New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum retires from cricket

  • Aug 06, 2019

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 37. McCullum retired from international cricket in 2016 but has continued to play in Twenty20 leagues around the world, most recently in Canada. He was due to play in the Euro T20 Slam but has advised organize

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