Indian squad set against England for tests in the five-match series

Indian squad set against England for tests in the five-match series

MUMBAI: Rishabh Pant has been included as the second wicket-keeper in an 18-man India squad for the first three tests of the five-match series against England after regular starter Wriddhiman Saha failed to recover from a left thumb injury. Saha picked up the problem playing in the domestic Indian Premier...

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Second ODI: Pakistan pummelled Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

Second ODI: Pakistan pummelled Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

BULAWAYO: Pakistan continued their dominance with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets. Zimbabwe’s national cricket team suffered another heavy defeat at the hands of their guests Pakistan in the second of their five-match one day international (ODI) series at...

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France Russian champion 2018: what about the World Cup trophy when the celebrations are over?

France Russian champion 2018: what about the World Cup trophy when the celebrations are over?

France was crowned champion of the Russian World Cup 2018. It is the image that will be framed for posterity, the irrefutable proof of the conquest of the most precious prize in football, the moment in which the goalkeeper and captain of France, Hugo Lloris, lifted the FIFA World Cup....

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Second ODI: Zimbabwe wins toss, team all set to bat

Second ODI: Zimbabwe wins toss, team all set to bat

KARACHI: Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has won the toss, and has decided to bat first in the second ODI at Bulawayo. In the series opener, Pakistan won in a substantial manner by 201 runs to take 1-0 lead in the five-match series. However, there were no changes in the playing...

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World Cup 2018: Pogba dedicates France semi-final victory to Thai cave survivors

World Cup 2018: Pogba dedicates France semi-final victory to Thai cave survivors

Paul Pogba has dedicated France’s World Cup semi-final victory to the 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave. The French football star hailed the youngsters as “heroes” after they spent more than two weeks trapped inside the flooded cave system. His comments came after France secured a place in the World...

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France beat Belgium 1-0 and qualify for the World Cup final

France beat Belgium 1-0 and qualify for the World Cup final

France qualified for the final of Russia 2018 by defeating Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg with goal from defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute. His opponent on Sunday will be the winner of the duel between Croatia and England. French coach Didier Deschamps said today that his team’s 1-0...

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World Cup in Russia 2018: Can immigration explain the success of France, Belgium and England?

World Cup in Russia 2018: Can immigration explain the success of France, Belgium and England?

The initial alignment of the French team against Uruguay in the 2018 Russian quarterfinals featured five players who are the children of at least one immigrant father: (back, from left to right): Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti; (ahead) Corentin Tolisso, N’Golo Kante and Kylian Mbappe. Three of the four semi-finalists at the...

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Afridi and Salman Khan share light moments together at an event in Canada

Afridi and Salman Khan share light moments together at an event in Canada

On Monday Pakistan’s star cricketer Shahid Afridi met Bollywood superstar Salman Khan at an event in Canada. The superstar duo was attending a charity event for a noble cause. They met at the backstage and were seen sharing light moments together. Shahid Afridi also tweeted a picture of himself standing...

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Zimbabwean team complains about the poor hotel conditions and its mismanagement, opted to sleep on the streets instead

Zimbabwean team complains about the poor hotel conditions and its mismanagement, opted to sleep on the streets instead

The Zimbabwean men’s rugby team arrived on July 2 in Béja, Tunisia, ahead of a Saturday match against the Tunisian national team as part of elimination rounds for the 2019 World Cup. But they ended up spending the night sleeping on the pavement. Since the morning of Tuesday, July 3,...

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Pakistan poses stiff challenge for Australia, Fearless Fakhar hits 73

Pakistan poses stiff challenge for Australia, Fearless Fakhar hits 73

HARARE: Pakistan made a strong comeback against Australia in the fifth match of a tri-series at Harare, scoring 95 runs off 11 overs with a loss of just two wickets. Opener Fakhar Zaman top-scored for Pakistan with 47 before captain Sarfraz Ahmed overcame a spirited Zimbabwean fightback and saw his...

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PSL’s Most Valuable Franchise Revealed!

PSL’s Most Valuable Franchise Revealed!

According to a report from Neilsen Sports, HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) sponsors have generated 38% more profits compared to the previous season, with one franchise dominating for the last 2 years! The platform has become an annual entertainment event in the UAE, with the final and semifinals being played...

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T20 tri-series: Green shirts win the toss, opt to bowl against Zimbabwe

T20 tri-series: Green shirts win the toss, opt to bowl against Zimbabwe

HARARE: The green shirts won the toss and opted to bowl against hosts Zimbabwe in the fourth match of the T20 tri-series being played in Zimbabwe. Pakistan will be looking to make a comeback after they lost their second T20 match of the tri-series against Australia. On Monday, however, Australia beat Pakistan by...

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Lahore Qalandars to participate in Abu Dhabi’s T20 tournament as a part of ‘Sheikh Zayed Year’ revelries

Lahore Qalandars to participate in Abu Dhabi’s T20 tournament as a part of ‘Sheikh Zayed Year’ revelries

ABU DHABI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars will participate in a T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi from October 4 to 6, as part of ‘Sheikh Zayed Year’ revelries. Apart from Qalandars, top four other teams of different leagues would also be participating in the tournament, including Hobart Hurricane...

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Croatia knocks Denmark out in penalty shootout to face Russia on Saturday

Croatia knocks Denmark out in penalty shootout to face Russia on Saturday

NIZHNY NOVGOROD: Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the round of 16 match on Sunday. They could have wrapped up the result five minutes from the...

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ADC to plan T20 tournaments ahead of time at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, featuring 6 teams

ADC to plan T20 tournaments ahead of time at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, featuring 6 teams

Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) is set to put itself on the growing list of boards with T20 tournaments, launching one of its own, which will apparently boast six teams – one each from the domestic circuit of the following: Pakistan South Africa Australia Afghanistan England A team from the UAE....

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Pakistan to face red-hot Australia in T20 tri-series today

Pakistan to face red-hot Australia in T20 tri-series today

HARARE: Pakistan will be looking to continue their impressive form in T20 cricket when they face Australia in the second match of the tri-series today. It cruised to a 74-run win on Sunday over their hosts in the opening match of the Zimbabwe T20 Tri-Series. Australia will be facing an...

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Pakistan outplays Argentina and faces Belgium today in Hockey Champion Trophy

Pakistan outplays Argentina and faces Belgium today in Hockey Champion Trophy

NETHERLANDS: Pakistan face off against Belgium in Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 today, after securing their first win of the tournament over Argentina a day ago. Pakistan outclassed second-ranked Argentina by 4-1 on Thursday, bouncing back after consecutive defeats against India, Australia and Netherlands. Six teams are taking part in this...

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Germany loses and says goodbye to Russia 2018

Germany loses and says goodbye to Russia 2018

Germany, reigning world champion, was eliminated from the World Cup by losing 2-0 to South Korea. Mexico, meanwhile, despite losing 3-0 against Sweden, passes to the second round. Blushing Germany elimination The South Korean team broke the bank on Wednesday (27.06.2018) in Kazan and defeated Germany, the reigning world champion, 2-0...

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UAE to host Pakistan’s Cricket Series after fruitful talks

UAE to host Pakistan’s Cricket Series after fruitful talks

DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to continue scheduling major tournaments and events in the United Arab Emirates. The PCB released a statement on Tuesday stating that it held fruitful discussions with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on matters of mutual interest. Furthermore, the ECB also agreed to...

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Russia 2018: tears and relief on and off the court in a match in which Argentina suffered until the last minute

Russia 2018: tears and relief on and off the court in a match in which Argentina suffered until the last minute

Argentina got it. Suffering until the last minute, the albiceleste team reached its qualification to the second round in the World Cup in Russia. Argentina beat Nigeria 2 to 1 with a goal by Lionel Messi and another providential by Marcos Rojo in the 87th minute. The tension was experienced both inside...

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Making World Cup dream come true: From Karachi to Moscow

Making World Cup dream come true: From Karachi to Moscow

The time had finally come to make my way to Moscow to watch the FIFA World Cup. I had been watching the first eight days of the tournament on television at my home in Karachi. But now, it was time to make my dream come true: I was travelling to...

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Comeback: Djokovic ready and resolved to win Wimbledon despite Queen’s final defeat

Comeback: Djokovic ready and resolved to win Wimbledon despite Queen’s final defeat

LONDON: Novak Djokovic has come a long way since he reached a career low-point in Miami this year, but he still does not think he is a contender for a fourth Wimbledon title. There is something gnawing away at Novak a week before Wimbledon and, if it was just losing against...

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Super Boxing League 2018: Pakistan League Format, details revealed

Super Boxing League 2018: Pakistan League Format, details revealed

Super Boxing League Pakistan’s Teams “It’s going to be a month-long tournament; it will be really amazing and I’m looking forward to watching the talent of Pakistan. This is going to be big time. I really believe we have a huge amount of talent but no one has ever pointed...

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Russia 2018: the reasons why Lionel Messi does not shine in this World Cup

Russia 2018: the reasons why Lionel Messi does not shine in this World Cup

The performance of the Argentine star is far from the one that exhibited in Brazil 2014. The image of a disenchanted Lionel Messi entering the locker room directly after Argentina was defeated 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday night in Nizhny Novgorod is already one of the most emblematic of the...

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Ten animals that “predict” World Cup results

Ten animals that “predict” World Cup results

Octopuses, elephants, cows, porcupines … in several countries, the idea that some animals can tell us in advance who will win World Cup matches has taken hold. But … how much do they really hit?                    

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Russia 2018: the worst start in South America in more than 40 years in a World Cup

Russia 2018: the worst start in South America in more than 40 years in a World Cup

While Argentina and Brazil could not pass the draw, Colombia and Peru fell in their matches. It seemed that the South American teams came with strength to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, determined to be protagonists as it happened four years ago in Brazil. The previous results during the...

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Croatia sent home from World Cup after refusing to show up as a substitute in the opening session

Croatia sent home from World Cup after refusing to show up as a substitute in the opening session

ROSHCHINO, RUSSIA: Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup after refusing to show up as a sub role in the team’s opening game against Nigeria, said coach Zlatko Dalic on Monday. “During the Nigeria encounter, Kalinic was warming up and was supposed to come on...

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Pakistan proves strong: Malik and Fakhar lead Pakistan to beat Russia in the second T20 international

Pakistan proves strong: Malik and Fakhar lead Pakistan to beat Russia in the second T20 international

KARACHI: On Wednesday Shoaib Malik blasted a quick-fire 49 as Pakistan powered to an 84-run rout of Scotland in the second Twenty20 international. Malik’s unbeaten innings took just 22 balls and containing five sixes and one four, setting the stage for Pakistan to seal a 2-0 series win. Fakhar Zaman (33)...

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‘Achilles’ – The white psychic power cat predicts World Cup result

‘Achilles’ – The white psychic power cat predicts World Cup result

Playing the right guess work – Who’ll ace the first match of the World Cup? The cat’s out of the bag: To your surprise it’s Russia! At least that’s the prediction of Achilles, a cat in St Petersburg is widely known to have psychic powers. When offered a choice of...

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Robbie Williams, Garifullina and Ronaldo ignite FIFA World Cup opening ceremony to enthrall the audience

Robbie Williams, Garifullina and Ronaldo ignite FIFA World Cup opening ceremony to enthrall the audience

On 14 June, just a few moments before Russia and Saudi Arabia wheel out the 2018 FIFA World Cup, three international stars will enrapture the crowd in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Global music icon Robbie Williams will continue to enthrall and entertain the millions of fans around the globe, with celebrated...

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Rafael Nadal wins again Roland Garros and already has 11 titles in the clay tournament in Paris

Rafael Nadal wins again Roland Garros and already has 11 titles in the clay tournament in Paris

Nadal described as “incredible” the feeling of winning back Roland Garros. The arena of Paris is his kingdom and he is not willing to let anyone dethrone him. Spaniard Rafael Nadal triumphed again at Roland Garros, winning for the eleventh time in his career, beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in the...

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Kohli secures fifth award for being the ‘Cricketer of the year’ for his outstanding performance

Kohli secures fifth award for being the ‘Cricketer of the year’ for his outstanding performance

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli was awarded with cricketer of the year for the fifth time on Thursday for outstanding performances over the past two seasons. Kohli became India’s captain in 2015 and helped his team ace in the Test rankings the following year. Kohli, who was also named International Cricket...

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New Zealand coach Mike Hesson decides to abort cricket at the end of July

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson decides to abort cricket at the end of July

WELLINGTON:  On Thursday Mike Hesson stunned New Zealand cricket by announcing the likelihood that he will quit as a coach at the end of next month, less than a year out from the World Cup. The 43-year-old, who was appointed to the role in 2012, is to leave the job on...

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Suspend friendly match between Israel and Argentina after protests by Palestinians

Suspend friendly match between Israel and Argentina after protests by Palestinians

This fence appeared this week in Jerusalem, which says “they are entering occupied territory.” The decision was made by the same players: Argentina suspends the friendly match that it expected to play against Israel on June 8. “I think in the end it was possible to do the right thing,...

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Hafeez defends his statement regarding ICC protocols on bowling action amid public

Hafeez defends his statement regarding ICC protocols on bowling action amid public

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday cleared all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on the matter of his statement regarding International Cricket Council (ICC) protocols on bowling action. The decision was confirmed after he appeared before a three-member PCB disciplinary committee to justify his position in response to the show cause...

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Pakistan announces a 15-member squad for Scotland T20s

Pakistan announces a 15-member squad for Scotland T20s

IRELAND: Pakistan, the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 side, announced a 15-member squad Monday for their two matches against Scotland later this month. There was only one change in the squad from the T20 series against the West Indies in April, with Haris Sohail replacing Babar Azam, who fractured his wrist during...

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UBL’s move to disband its cricket team sends negative vibes across the nation particularly to the future potential cricketers

UBL’s move to disband its cricket team sends negative vibes across the nation particularly to the future potential cricketers

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan believes that the United Bank Limited’s recent move to disband its cricket team will send discouraging signals to young and upcoming cricketers who have been aspirant to make career in the game with the support of leading outfits in domestic cricket. “At the UBL...

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Messi will play “over the tombs”: the tough letter signed by Palestinian children for Argentina’s top scorer

Messi will play “over the tombs”: the tough letter signed by Palestinian children for Argentina’s top scorer

Lionel Messi is the captain of the Argentine team that will debut in Russia 2018 on June 16.   In Argentina they have considered it as a lucky game. An ancient cabal of Argentine football says that the last friendly match before l World Cup has played against Israel , as did the albiceleste that won...

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Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was remembered on his second death anniversary on Sunday

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was remembered on his second death anniversary on Sunday

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was remembered on his second death anniversary on Sunday. Muhammad Ali — widely known as “the greatest boxer” — was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, at the age of 12...

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Match staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in the Caribbean, West Indies beat ICC World XI

Match staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in the Caribbean, West Indies beat ICC World XI

LONDON: Courtesy a sure-footed knock by Evin Lewis of 58(26) runs complimented with Kesrick Williams’ three-for, West Indies beat ICC World XI by 72 runs to win Hurricane Relief charity match at the Lord’s on Thursday. ICC World XI required 200 runs to win, but fine bowling from the Carlos Brathwaite’s side restricted the side...

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Mohamed Salah injury update: Egyptian FA expect Liverpool star to be fit for World Cup 2018

Mohamed Salah injury update: Egyptian FA expect Liverpool star to be fit for World Cup 2018

Mohamed Salah is expected to be fully fit within three weeks’ time, according to the Egyptian FA who expect him to be available for the World Cup 2018. The Liverpool forward dislocated his shoulder in the Champions League final on Saturday after a tussle with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and was forced to leave...

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Pakistan fined by the ICC during Lord’s test

Pakistan fined by the ICC during Lord’s test

Pakistan has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Lord’s Test against England, which the visitors won by nine wickets on Sunday to go one-up in the two-Test series. Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Sarfraz Ahmed’s side was...

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Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM: Russian Jewish billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich arrived Israel on Monday after receiving citizenship of the Jewish state, local media reported. “He landed today in his private aircraft at (Tel Aviv’s) Ben Gurion airport and was presented with an Israeli identity card,” the commercially-owned station said...

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Sarfaraz surprises nation as Pakistan crushes England

Sarfaraz surprises nation as Pakistan crushes England

LONDON: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord´s. Victory, completed before lunch on the fourth day, put Pakistan 1-0 up in a two-match series ahead of the second Test...

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26-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from tour as father gets shot dead

26-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from tour as father gets shot dead

COLOMBO: The father of a 26-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies, police said. The player’s father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo,...

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PCB to produce witnesses on 25th May in a spot-fixing case

PCB to produce witnesses on 25th May in a spot-fixing case

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will produce its witnesses before its Anti-corruption Tribunal on May 25 in a spot-fixing case against cricketer Nasir Jamshed reported on the first day of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League in the United Arab Emirates. On Tuesday, PCB lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi...

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Women’s Kabaddi gearing up in Pakistan

Women’s Kabaddi gearing up in Pakistan

KARACHI: While kabaddi is a traditionally male dominated game, Pakistan is embracing the steady growth of the sport for women also. It is also the first time that the country is witnessing their first-ever Kabaddi league, despite the sport being one of the region’s original, it is for the men. And...

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Shahid Afridi likely to miss World XI match against Windies due to knee injury

Shahid Afridi likely to miss World XI match against Windies due to knee injury

Shahid Afridi is likely to miss the charity match between ICC World XI and the West Indies, that will be played at Lord’s on May 31. The 38-year-old took to Twitter saying he will be needing almost three to four weeks to recover completely from his painful knee injury. Shahid...

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The 31-year-old David Warner to return to cricket after the ball-tampering scandal

The 31-year-old David Warner to return to cricket after the ball-tampering scandal

SYDNEY: Banned Australia batsman David Warner will attempt to forge ahead with his career back on track by playing the start of the Sydney grade cricket season with Randwick Petersham. The 31-year-old Former Australia vice-captain Warner was subjected to a one-year ban by Cricket Australia for his role in the...

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ECB proposes a new 100-ball competition to lure youth into sports

ECB proposes a new 100-ball competition to lure youth into sports

LONDON: The English and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) proposal for a new 100-ball competition was created to lureyounger people to the sport, according to Colin Graves; the organization’s chairman. Last month, however, the ECB unanimously backed a proposal to add an eight-team tournament to their domestic schedule from 2020. The...

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