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Stokes to skip T20I series vs India; returns for ODIs

England Test captain Ben Stokes will skip the Twenty20 series against India but will return for the one-day internationals, England’s cricket board (ECB) said on Friday. Jos Buttler takes over as white-ball captain after Eoin Morgan announced his retirement this week. England host India in three T20Is from July 7 followed by three ODIs. The […]

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‘India put IPL before Test cricket’

‘It was laughable when the cancellation was blamed on Covid concerns.’ Paul Newman, a former English cricketer, has slammed the Indian cricketers and BCCI. Former seamer Newman, who has played 135 first-class matches and 177 List A games, accused the Indian cricket team of putting IPL over Test cricket, and claimed the players were not […]

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FIFA sells 1.8 million tickets for Qatar’s World Cup

Organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, world soccer governing body FIFA said Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales that opens on July 5. There is a special category of tickets available only to residents of host nation Qatar and fans in the Gulf Arab state […]

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Wimbledon PIX: Djokovic cruises; Humbert upsets Ruud

Images from Day 3 of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, on Wednesday. Pristine Djokovic storms into third round Top seed Novak Djokovic once again looked every bit the dominant player who has won the last three Wimbledon titles as he swept aside Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis […]

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IPL to get extended 10-week window, says Jay Shah

The Indian Premier League will have an extended 10-week window in the next international calendar to allow all the world’s top cricketers to participate in the popular Twenty20 competition. Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah also said that there are no immediate plans to add more franchises to the 10-team competition […]

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Why Hardik Gave Umran The Last Over In 2nd T20I

‘With his pace it’s always going to be tough to get 18 runs.’ Umran Malik defended 17 runs to give India a four run victory to seal the two match T20I series in Malahide, Ireland, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. India-Ireland: Scorecard Umran had taken a wicket earlier in the match, but wandered off line […]

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Players did not talk about COVID at French Open: Cornet

‘At Roland Garros, yes, I think there have been a few cases and it’s a tacit agreement between us. We are not going to self-test to get into trouble. Afterwards, I saw girls wearing masks, maybe because they knew and didn’t want to pass on.’ Players at this year’s French Open contracted the COVID-19 virus […]

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Australia brace for trial by spin against Sri Lanka

Australia can expect a trial by spin when Pat Cummins and his men lock horns with Sri Lanka in a two-Test series in Galle beginning on Wednesday. The picturesque stadium, fringed on two sides by the Indian Ocean and adjacent to a 16th century Dutch-built fort, is where Sri Lankan spin stalwarts Muttiah Muralitharan and […]

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PIX: Quick-fire Bairstow helps England sweep Tests vs NZ

IMAGES from Day 5 of the third and final Test between England and New Zealand in Headingley in Leeds on Monday. Scorecard Jonny Bairstow hit the second fastest fifty for England in Test cricket as they made light work of a 113-run target on Monday to beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third […]