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UAE ‘qualify’ as hosts Kuwait strengthen grip on playoff spot

Qatar down Saudi Arabia by four wickets KUWAIT CITY, April 25: UAE beat Maldives by 43 runs to qualify for the next round. At the SCG, UAE won the toss and elected to bat first. Maldives started brilliantly by picking up UAE opener Ashfaq Ahmed in the first over and …

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UAE extend ICC World T20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’ winning streak

Qatar and Bahrain register first wins KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The second day of ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’ saw UAE extend their winning streak whereas Qatar and Bahrain register first wins. At the Sulaibiya Cricket ground, Qatar won the toss and elected to bat first against the hosts …

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Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine

Chittagong, Bangladesh, April 22, 2018 (AFP) – One of Bangladesh’s top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday. Nazreen Khan Mukta, who plays first-grade cricket in the Dhaka Premier League, was returning from a match in the southeastern city of …

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ICC World Twenty20 Asia ‘Qualifier A’ rolls into action

KUWAIT CITY, April 21: Kuwait defeated Maldives by 102 runs in the opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’, which rolled into action here on Friday, April 20. The event is featuring six teams including Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Maldives. The Kuwait Cricket Board, …

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S. Africa crush Australia to clinch series – Philander shines

JOHANNESBURG, April 3, (RTRS): Vernon Philander grabbed six wickets in a devastating spell of seam bowling as South Africa crushed Australia by a record 492 runs to clinch the four-match series 3-1 on Tuesday, leaving the tourists with much soul-searching to do. The scandal-hit tourists had promised to fight for …

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Afghans get hero’s welcome after qualifying for WC – Zimbabwean official banned for 20 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 27, (Agencies): A Zimbabwean official has been banned for 20 years by the International Cricket Council after being found guilty of match-fixing charges. Rajan Nayer, who was an influential board member of Zimbabwe’s cricket governing body until 2015, was initially suspended and charged for approaching Zimbabwe captain …

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Faked death goes viral after failed cricket bet in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 27, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh police have detained a man who faked his murder on social media — using red fruit juice as imitation blood — to avoid paying out $1,800 on a cricket bet, a senior officer said Tuesday. A video of Adel Shikder’s purported murder was shared …

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Australia captain Smith, vice-captain Warner step down

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia cricket captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have stepped down from their roles for the remainder of the third test against South Africa following the team’s confession to ball tampering. Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says Smith and Warner have “agreed” …

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‘Fearless cricket’ – Bangladesh praised after India near-miss

Colombo, March 19, 2018 (AFP) -India captain Rohit Sharma praised Bangladesh for their “fearless cricket” after the Twenty20 minnows came within a ball of a shock victory in the tri-series final in Colombo. Tenth-ranked Bangladesh pushed their illustrious neighbours all the way in Sunday’s final before wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik smashed …

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Karthik’s last-ball six gifts India title – Bangladesh fall

COLOMBO, March 18, (AFP): Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik hit a last-ball six in his blazing cameo to help India edge out Bangladesh by four wickets and clinch the Twenty20 tri-series title in Colombo on Sunday. Karthik hit 29 off just eight balls to get India past their 167-run target in a …

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