Injured Sharma out of India’s New Zealand tour

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1,549 total views, no views today “India’s dynamic batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the rest of the tour of New Zealand with a calf strain. ©AFP” /> Wellington (AFP) – Senior batsman Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the rest of India’s tour of New Zealand with a calf strain Tuesday, while the hosts said skipper Kane Williamson was also sidelined by injury. Sharma retired hurt Sunday after blasting 60 from 41 balls in India’s seven-run win over the Black Caps in Mount Maunganui as the tourists swept…

India hail ‘winning habit’ in T20 series sweep against New Zealand

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1,033 total views, no views today ” India’s Navdeep Saini (L) celebrates claiming the wicket of New Zealand’s Ross Taylor (R) during the fifth Twenty20. ©AFP” /> Mount Maunganui (New Zealand) (AFP) – India hailed their “winning habit” as they rallied to pull off a dramatic seven-run win over New Zealand in the fifth and final Twenty20 at Mount Maunganui on Sunday to sweep the series. New Zealand looked on course for a consolation win until India engineered a collapse that saw six wickets fall for 25 runs with Jasprit Bumrah…

US Open Sports launched

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2,578 total views, 1 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: The US Open Sports brand has been launched and will soon be available to everyone. This project is being undertaken by successful American businessman Mahammad Qureshi, who is also chairman of Cricket Council USA. Qureshi who has built an empire through successful business negotiations in oil and real estate has led CCUSA for close to three decades and the main product that has come out of it is the US Open T20 cricket tournament. CCUSA under Qureshi’s leadership has staged the US…

England’s Broad fined after ‘audible obscenity’ in South Africa Test

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1,766 total views, no views today “England’s Stuart Broad was reprimanded by the ICC for breaching its code of conduct. ©AFP” /> Johannesburg (AFP) – England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for “use of an audible obscenity” during the fourth Test against South Africa. Broad was cited by the match officials after Monday’s incident in Johannesburg, when he approached South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and used “inappropriate language”. He was found to have breached article 2.3 of the International Cricket Council’s code…

The challenges facing South African cricket

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1,203 total views, no views today “Political football: Mark Boucher’s first series as South Africa cricket coach started well but ended badly . ©AFP” /> Johannesburg (AFP) – When South Africa won the first Test against England last month it seemed a fresh dawn under former captain Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher. Three defeats later, it has become obvious that the problems in South African cricket, which led to the appointment of acting chief executive Jacques Faul, who in turn installed Smith as interim director of cricket, and Boucher as head…

Root says ‘sky is the limit’ as England seal series win

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1,498 total views, no views today “England captain Joe Root (R) receives the Basil D’Oliveira trophy after a 3-1 series win over South Africa. ©AFP” /> Johannesburg (AFP) – England several adversities.They were struck by illness at the beginning of the tour, lost the first Test and were hit by injuries. Jack Leach, selected as their number one spinner, went home without playing a game because of illness, opening batsman Rory Burns was injured after the first Test and fast bowlers Jofra Archer and James Anderson suffered injuries in the first…

Third Pakistan-Bangladesh Twenty20 international rained off

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928 total views, 1 views today “The pitch is covered before rain forced the third T20 international between Pakistan and Bangladesh to be abandoned. ©AFP” />Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – The third Twenty20 international between Pakistan and Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled Monday because of bad weather in Lahore, giving the home side a 2-0 series victory. Murky conditions and drizzle delayed the scheduled 13:00 pm (0830 GMT) toss at the Gadaffi stadium pitch, but play was called off three hours later. Pakistan won the first match by five wickets…

Kobe Bryant: US mourns basketball legend killed in helicopter crash

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842 total views, no views today News Courtesy by: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51263718 US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California, sparking an outpouring of grief from fans around the world. Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among the nine killed when the aircraft came down in Calabasas. There were no survivors from Sunday’s crash which happened in foggy weather. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game’s history. Tributes from…

ICC official gives US Open thumbs up

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639 total views, 2 views today MARGATE/FL- USA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) official who attended the 11th Edition of the US Open T20 tournament in Fort Lauderdale, USA has given the tournament the thumbs up when it comes to being ‘clean’ from corruption. Andrew Ephgrave said that all was well with players and officials in terms of sticking to the ICC’s rules and regulations when it comes to match-fixing and he saw nothing untoward during his stay at the tournament. He was at the matches from early morning until late at…

De Kock named South Africa one-day captain

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813 total views, no views today “Quinton de Kock has been named South Africa ODI captain. ©AFP” /> Johannesburg (AFP) – Quinton de Kock was on Tuesday named as South Africa’s one-day international captain as part of a long term transition plan. His first assignment will be to lead the team in a three-match series against World Cup champions England, starting in Cape Town on February 4. Test and Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis was not in a 15-man squad named by Cricket South Africa on Tuesday despite committing himself to…