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Naseem Shah set to join bio-secure bubble for Pakistan Super

The Pakistan Cricket Board has apparently compromised on its COVID-19 protocols and allowed fast bowler Naseem Shah to re-enter the bio-secure bubble before returning to play in the country’s premier Twenty20 league. The 18-year-old Shah was expelled last Monday from the remainder of Pakistan Super League after arriving at a team hotel in Lahore with…

Ashes: Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen slam possibility of families not

LONDON: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes the iconic Ashes series should be cancelled if families are not allowed to travel with the players for the four-month tour of Australia due to strict Covid-19 protocols. According to a report in the UK media, there is still uncertainty whether families of the visiting England players will…

“I am not a fool, can’t tolerate misbehaviour: Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has said he does not want to coach the Pakistan national cricket team because of its demanding nature and misbehavior that has crept among fans and followers of the game in his native country. However, Akram did state that he will always be available to help the players and youngsters whenever they need…

India Women vs England Women: Sophia Dunkley in line for

BRISTOL: Batting all-rounder Sophia Dunkley has been named in the England women’s ODI squad for the series against India following an impressive performance on her Test debut. The three-match series begins here on Sunday. India, playing their first red-ball match in almost seven years, pulled off a dramatic draw in the one-off Test last week.…

CPL 2021 full squads announced: Smit Patel to play for

The complete squads for the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been confirmed following the player draft on Friday. Former Indian U-19 national team wicketkeeper Smit Patel was named in the Barbados Tridents squad. SQUAD GOALS!!! #CPL21 #CPLDraft #CricketPlayedLouder pic.twitter.com/pQ4IBNfvFs — CPL T20 (@CPL) May 28, 2021 Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo are teaming…

Shafali Verma: Plays like Sehwag, idolises Sachin and is inspired

NEW DELHI: ‘Watch the ball, hit the ball’ – this used to be former India opener Virender Sehwag’s mantra whenever he stepped onto the field in his illustrious career. It might not be part of classical cricket manuals, but many cricketers have tried to model their playing style on Sehwag’s. One current cricketer who seems…

KKR’s Rahul Tripathi fined for not wearing mask during lockdown

Police on Friday penalised cricketer Rahul Tripathi for allegedly violating Covid-19 lockdown norms by moving around in a car without a mask in Pune’s Kondhwa area. Tripathi plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also plays for Maharashtra. A team of Pune Police was inspecting the Kondhwa area…

ICC Test Rankings: Ravindra Jadeja becomes top-ranked all-rounder

DUBAI (UAE): South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock on Wednesday returned to the top 10 of the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after top-scoring against the West Indies and helping complete a 158-run victory in St Lucia for a 2-0 win in their ICC World Test Championship series. Meanwhile, former West Indies captain Jason Holder…

Ravindra Jadeja reveals team India’s retro jersey for WTC final

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday shared a glimpse of Indian cricket team’s ‘Rewind to 90s’ look for their upcoming final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand, set to take place in Southamptom from June 18-22, 2021. Sharing a picture of himself in the team jersey on the social media platforms, Jadeja wrote, “Rewind…

On this day in 2013: MS Dhoni-led India won the

NEW DELHI: It was on this day, eight years ago, when MS Dhoni-led India defeated England in the final to win the Champions Trophy. The match was slated to be a 50-over contest, but rain curtailed the affair to 20-overs per side. England won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Dhoni-led side was…