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ICC Announces Men's T20 World Cup Groups; India, Pakistan Header Again

The groups of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup were announced on Friday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) dividing 12 teams into two groups.

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2011 WC: Final Was Fixed, Alleges Ex-SL Minister; Mahela, Sangakkara Demand Proof

Colombo: Former Sri Lanka batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have asked for evidence after country’s former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that team’s 2011 World Cup final against India played in Mumbai was fixed. “Is the elections around the corner. Looks like the circus has started. Names and evidence?” Jayawardene said in a tweet […]

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India's Australia Tour Lesser Logistical Challenge Than T20 World Cup: BCCI Treasurer

New Delhi: It is premature to talk about resumption of cricket but India’s tour of Australia later this year is likely to go ahead, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said on Friday, downplaying the logistical issues likely to arise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that the high-profile tour, starting in October, goes on as […]

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Bangladesh Beat India By 3 Wickets To Win Maiden ICC U-19 WC Title

Potchefstroom: Bangladesh clinched their maiden ICC U-19 World Cup title after beating favourites India by three wickets in the summit clash here on Sunday. Set a revised target of 170 after a brief rain interruption, Bangladesh won the match with 23 balls to spare. Sent in to bat, India’s batting wilted under pressure as a superb […]

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Sri Lankan Pacer Pathirana Records '175kph' Bowling Speed

Bloemfontein (South Africa): Sri Lanka might have lost against India by 90 runs in the ongoing U-19 World Cup here, but young pacer Matheesha Pathirana grabbed eyeballs as he bowled a wide delivery to Yashasvi Jaiswal, which was recorded at ‘175kph’ (108mph) initially. Later, it turned out that there was an error in the recording. […]

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It'll be foolish to remove Kohli as India captain: Akhtar

New Delhi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels Virat Kohli should remain India skipper across formats as a lot of investment has been made upon him and thus, it will be foolish to remove him. Following India’s World Cup exit in the semi-finals, voices have been raised about the concept of split captaincy where Kohli […]

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Will develop 'best' Pak cricket team before next WC: Imran

Washington: Imran Khan, former Pakistan skipper and current Prime Minister, has said that he is working on a plan to develop “best cricket team of the world” following the dismal performance of the Men in Green in the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales. Pakistan were knocked out in the group stage of […]

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Dharmasena admits to 'judgemental error' in World Cup final

Colombo: Kumar Dharmasena, who along with Marais Erasmus was the onfield umpire in the 2019 World Cup final, admitted on Sunday that he made a mistake by awarding an extra run to England after the ball ricocheted off Ben Stokes’ bat and ran to the boundary. “It’s easy for people to comment after seeing TV […]

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Former umpires say officials erred in giving 6 overthrows in WC final, ICC declines comment

London/Melbourne: Former international umpires Simon Taufel and K Hariharan Monday said officials standing in the World Cup final erred in awarding six runs, instead of five, to England for an overthrow, an observation that the ICC refused to comment on. Luck smiled on England midway through the final over of their innings when a throw […]

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Former players slam ICC for "ridiculous" boundary-count rule that decided WC winner

New Delhi: Former cricketers, including India’s Gautam Gambhir, came down heavily on the International Cricket Council (ICC) for its “ridiculous” rule on boundary count that decided the World Cup title in England’s favour and denied New Zealand after a pulsating final in London. In a thrilling encounter on Sunday night at the Lord’s, England were […]

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Op-Ed: England Took the Crown, New Zealand Won Hearts

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: England are the new champions of world cricket. But New Zealand are no less the champions for the way they played. They won hearts. It was a cracker of a match, a fitting finale to a grand tournament. Ultimately it was cricket that won. Such climaxes are rare. With the match […]

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BCCI to check on Kohli-Rohit rift, split captaincy an option

London: Ever since India’s ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, there have been a lot of talks about the areas where the team lacked and also how it was too reliant on the duo of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma when it came to scoring runs. While this has […]

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England win maiden World Cup after dramatic Super Over

London: It took them 44 years, but England have finally done it. Neither a tied game, nor a spirited New Zealand could stop England from bringing the trophy home at the Lord’s on Sunday. It finally took a Super Over for England to be crowned winners of the 2019 World Cup. Eoin Morgan’s boys are […]

Vivek trolled over tweet on India's World Cup exit

Mumbai: Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who often gets into trouble for his posts on social media, has once again got slammed by netizens. Vivek on Friday took to Twitter and posted a GIF for India cricket team’s fans. In the GIF, an Indian fan is seen walking down the street thinking a lady walking towards […]

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England hammer Australia to reach first World Cup final since 1992

Birmingham: England entered their first World Cup final since 1992 decimating five-time champions Australia by eight wickets after a fearless knock from Jason Roy here on Thursday. Chasing 224 in a World Cup semifinal was not expected to be a walk in the park but England made it just that with an aggressive approach that […]

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Dhoni has not told us anything about retirement: Kohli

Manchester: India captain Virat Kohli Wednesday said MS Dhoni has not told him anything about his future plans amid speculation that the veteran may call it quits after team’s semi-final exit from the World Cup. Dhoni scored 50 off 72 balls in India’s 18 run defeat at the hands of Black Caps and the skipper […]

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India exit from World Cup after top order collapse

Manchester: India’s famed top-order imploded on a day when it mattered most as a gritty New Zealand survived a swift counter attack from Ravindra Jadeja to win an exciting World Cup semi-final by 18 runs, here Wednesday. Indian top-order had one failure due and much to their horror, the semi-final proved to be their dooms […]

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The 11-Year-Challenge: Fiery Virat meets Cool Kane in another semi-final

Manchester: They grew in stature and spread their wings in international cricket together but rival captains Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson could never have imagined leading their sides in another World Cup semi-final, this time the senior one. The photos of 18-year-olds Kohli and Williamson prior to the U-19 World Cup semi-final in 2008, was […]

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ICC tweet draws Pakistan fans' ire

London: A tweet by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with regard to Pakistan’s chances of making the semifinals of the World Cup on Friday has caused a bit of a stir on social media. Pakistan scored 315/9 in their allocated 50 overs against Bangladesh in their final World Cup group stage match on Friday. They […]

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Pakistan wins but predictably loses semifinal race

London: ‘Mission impossible’ remained unaccomplished for Pakistan, who expectedly missed the semifinal bus but wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a consolatory 94-run win over Bangladesh, here Friday. Aware that the situation demanded them to beat Bangladesh by 300-plus runs to make it to the knockout stage, Pakistan needed to put on board a […]

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Omitted From World Cup Squad, Ambati Rayudu Retires From Cricket

New Delhi: Ignored for the ongoing World Cup in England, Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, a BCCI official has revealed. The 33-year-old Andhra batsman was in the official standbys list for the big event in UK but was ignored despite injury to all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Opener […]

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India ride on Rohit ton to beat Bangladesh, qualify for semis

Birmingham: India’s batting in the last 10 overs at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Tuesday might have given hope to some fans of a Bangladesh fightback, but two things they forgot — the experience of the Indian bowling attack and the slowness of the wicket. After all, this was the same pitch where India played […]

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Wasim leads Pakistan to dramatic victory over Afghanistan

Leeds: Pakistan survived a mighty scare to continue its surge towards the World Cup semifinals with Imad Wasim (49 not out) showing nerves of steel to guide them to a tense three-wicket win over Afghanistan, here Saturday. In heart-stopping action, the gritty Afghanistan yet again came close to creating a big upset but were denied […]

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South Africa coast to 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Chester-le-Street (England): South Africa coasted to a nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their World Cup group stage match here on Friday. Chasing a target of 204, Hashim Amla and captain Faf du Plessis put up an unbeaten second wicket stand of 175 runs to secure the win. This was South Africa’s second win of […]

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We do well whenever pushed to the corner: Sarfaraz

Birmingham: Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed seemed to a happy man after his team registered a comfortable win over New Zealand and kept their hopes alive of making it to the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup. Pakistan had to face a lot of criticism, both from fans and former cricketers, post their 89-run defeat to […]