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Friday, August 07, 2020


India retains 2021 World Cup hosting rights, women’s WC pushed to 2022

August 7, 2020 8:56:12 pm

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, that was postponed due to COVID-19, will now be held in Australia in 2022 while hosts India will go ahead with the 2021 edition as planned.


England’s white-ball series in India postponed until early 2021

August 7, 2020 5:53:33 pm

BCCI and ECB are in consultation with a view to confirming the 2021 schedules for an all-formats England men’s tour to India to run from late January to late March and for India’s Test tour to England due in the summer of 2021.

Shoaib Akhtar slams management on seeing Sarfaraz Ahmed carry shoes, drinks

August 7, 2020 5:05:29 pm

Sarfaraz Ahmed has been left out of the playing XI for the opening Test against England, but the former Pakistan skipper made his presence felt on the pitch by performing the 12th-man duties.

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‘Look how he is playing’: Ramiz Raja on how he got flak from Imran Khan because of Gavaskar

August 7, 2020 2:40:18 pm

Ramiz Raja spoke of how Sunil Gavaskar was rated the best batsman by fierce rival Imran Khan.

England vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: 13 wickets fall in last two sessions

August 7, 2020 11:48:32 pm

England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 1st Test Highlights: Pakistan veered from being in a winning position to be rattled late on Day 3. At stumps, they were 137/8, with a lead of 244 runs.

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CPL travelling party comprising 162 people test negative for COVID-19

August 7, 2020 11:14:26 am

According to a CPL media release, there were three players and one coach who have not been able to travel as a result of the stringent protocols to ensure the safety of the CPL cohort and the population of Trinidad & Tobago.

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No-one is a robot: Jofra Archer on being outpaced by Pakistan’s Naseem Shah

August 7, 2020 10:08:02 am

It was noticeably not the usual firebrand Archer though, and he conceded to bowling within himself, suggesting the wicket does not give sufficient reward for the fast bowlers.


Shan Masood: Monk in whites

August 7, 2020 12:32:52 pm

Shan Masood (156 off 319) is epitome of grit as he blunts English attack before Pakistan bowlers strike.

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Ben Stokes steps too far out, Mohammad Abbas steps in from the shadows

August 7, 2020 12:33:15 pm

Ben Stokes was out for his first duck at home in 50 innings. The man who got him out was the 30-year-old Mohammad Abbas, who could turn out to be the deadliest bowler in this Test series.


Bihar cricket mess: Players yet to get TA/DA and match fees of last season

August 6, 2020 11:59:31 pm

IPL petitioner Aditya Verma, who hails from Bihar, has written a letter to BCCI secretary Jay Shah alleging financial bungling of the Indian cricket board's funds to the tune of Rs 11 crore.

England vs Pakistan: Shan Masood joins a league of legends, slams third consecutive century

August 7, 2020 12:33:32 pm

Shan Masood struck a stylish century as Pakistan capitalised on some poor England bowling.

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‘Two different Jemis’: How Jemimah Rodrigues transforms herself when stepping onto the field

August 7, 2020 12:33:05 pm

Jemimah Rodrigues is the jolliest person off the pitch but becomes extremely serious just before she goes out to bat, according to her Indian teammates.

Understand foreign stars’ frustration but BCCI did its best in current situation: Mithali Raj

August 7, 2020 12:33:57 pm

While the foreign players, led by Australian star player Alyssa Healy, questioned the timing of the exhibition games as it is clashing with the WBBL, the BCCI was also criticised for not going ahead with the women's tour of England in September.

I am still hopeful of making an India comeback: Amit Mishra

August 6, 2020 7:20:58 pm

Amit Mishra is hopeful of making a comeback into the Indian team.

On this day: Sri Lanka score 952/6 vs India as Jayasuriya- Mahanama stitch record-breaking partnership

August 6, 2020 6:47:34 pm

On this day in 1997, Sri Lanka broke the record for the highest single innings score in the history of Test cricket.

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India tour of Australia: Amid virus fears, CA contemplates moving Boxing Day Test to Adelaide

August 6, 2020 6:40:14 pm

Adelaide has emerged as a frontrunner to host the December 26-30 marquee fixture.

England vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: PAK get 4 wickets in last session

August 7, 2020 1:50:15 pm

England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: England are 92/4, trailing Pakistan by 234 runs at the end of Day 2. Ollie Pope (46*) and Jos Buttler (15*) will resume the innings on Day 3.

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England coach Chris Silverwood says he has ‘no problem’ in touring Pakistan

August 6, 2020 1:15:09 pm

England have avoided touring Pakistan since 2005-06 citing security concerns but of late the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has expressed hope of visiting the country in two years' time.

ENG vs PAK: Fortunate to play amid these sad times, says Shan Masood

August 6, 2020 3:11:44 pm

Shan Masood scored an unbeaten 46 on the rain-hit opening day of the first Test against England and featured in a steady partnership with Babar Azam (69 batting) before play was abandoned.

Babar Azam needs to fix technical flaws in his game to become a great: Ramiz Raja

August 6, 2020 11:04:38 am

Ramiz Raja noted that Babar Azam was facing the ball with open shoulders which would prevent him from playing his drives.

It is a moment of great satisfaction: Danish Kaneria hails Ram Janmbhoomi poojan

August 6, 2020 2:02:47 pm

Danish Kaneria stated that the day was historic for all the Hindus across the world as Lord Ram is our ideal.

Pakistan Super League

Citing losses, PSL teams demand new financial model for league

August 6, 2020 10:26:26 am

The franchises made the demand in a joint letter to the PCB. The relations between them strained after PCB excluded three franchises -- Karachi, Lahore and Multan -- from the negotiating table for defaulting on payments.

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ENGvPAK, Day 1: Babar Azam assumes control gliding to a half-century

August 6, 2020 3:10:13 pm

On Day 1, Pakistan reinforced that they have come adequately prepared and that they would not be cowed down by England’s battery of bowlers. And for once, England’s four-pronged pace attack failed to take charge of the game.


Babar Azam lights up a cloudy day to take Pakistan to 139-2 in 1st Test against England

August 6, 2020 7:51:00 am

Babar Azam's effortless 69 not out was easily the highlight of a first day comprising just 49 overs, with 11 boundaries in a stay of exactly 100 balls.


‘Now if this was Kohli’: Nasser Hussain says Babar Azam not being in Fab 5 a ‘real shame’

August 6, 2020 3:11:40 pm

Nasser Hussain said that Babar Azam should be as highly rated as the 'Fab Four' of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root, but that he is not because Pakistan are disadvantaged as a cricketing country.