India, Pakistan ex-cricket stars in Twitter spat over Kashmir

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2,053 total views, 21 views today New Delhi (AFP) – Former stars of fierce cricket rivals India and Pakistan traded online barbs Tuesday over New Delhi’s explosive decision to strip restive Kashmir of its autonomous status. Indian ex-cricketer Gautam Gambhir took a swipe at Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi after he urged the United Nations to intervene in the move to bring the state under the national government’s direct rule. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party on Monday rushed through a presidential decree to scrap from the constitution the Indian-ruled part of the…

At halfway mark, ticket sales going strong for #GT2019

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1,973 total views, 1 views today At halfway mark, ticket sales going strong for #GT2019 Partial proceeds go to SickKids Foundation BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 2, 2019 – It is halfway through the tournament, with the second double-header weekend coming up this weekend, organizers of the Global T20 Canada Cricket Tournament is expecting another major climb in ticket sales and they are proud to have partnered with Sick Kids Foundation in Canada, committing $0.50 from each ticket sold in the entire tournament to the Foundation. Four matches will be played during this double-header…

South African quick Dale Steyn retires from Test cricket

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1,820 total views, 2 views today Johannesburg (AFP) – South African Dale Steyn, one of the great fast bowlers of the modern era, on Monday announced his retirement from Test cricket in a bid to extend his longevity in the shorter forms of the game. Steyn, who made his international debut against England in 2004 and last played a Test in February against Sri Lanka, is still contracted in the white-ball form of the game for the 2019/20 season and therefore remains available for South Africa in one-day internationals and T20s. Steyn…

James Anderson ruled out of second Ashes Test with injury

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807 total views, 3 views today London (AFP) – James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test, with England uncertain when he will be fit to return after injuring his right calf. England’s record wicket-taker broke down after just four overs in the series opener at Edgbaston and did not bowl again as Australia romped to a 251-run victory. Scans have confirmed he has no chance of taking part in next week’s game at Lord’s, the second of the five-match series, with assessment taking place “on an ongoing basis”.…