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Didn’t expose myself to female masseuse: Chris Gayle

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle blasted a couple of Australian newspapers and stated that they ‘wanted to destroy him’ in response to allegations that he had exposed himself to a female masseuse. The allegations surfaced in January last year when Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times accused the…

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Sri Lanka to play third T20I in Lahore: Chairman PCB

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi said that Sri Lankan team would play the third T20 International match in Lahore, while West Indies have also agreed to play the series in Pakistan. The Chairman PCB arrived in Lahore on Sunday night after attending the meeting of International Cricket Council (ICC) in New Zealand….

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Cricket: Mohammed to lead West Indies in England finale

Jason Mohammed will take over as captain of West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international against England in Southampton, it was announced Thursday. Cricket West Indies said middle-order batsman Mohammed would stand in for regular skipper Jason Holder, who is  missing the last match of the tour after returning home to Barbados for…

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Cricket: Stokes included in England’s Ashes squad despite broken hand

LONDON: Ben Stokes was included in England’s 16-man squad for the Ashes tour of Australia announced Wednesday despite breaking his hand in the incident that led to his recent arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. Durham all-rounder Stokes was dropped for Wednesday’s fourth one-day international against West Indies at The Oval — the…

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Cricket: Windies caught between Tests and T20 – Law  

LONDON: West Indies coach Stuart Law believes his side’s struggles in one-day internationals are down to being “caught between Test cricket and T20”. Law’s men, the reigning World Twenty20 champions, head into the fourth ODI against England at The Oval on Wednesday already 2-0 down in a five-match series, with one no-result. They’ve now lost…

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Cricket: Gayle ‘good to go’ says Holder    

BRISTOL: Chris Gayle is “good to go” for Sunday’s third one-day international against England, according to West Indies captain Jason Holder. The star batsman suffered a hamstring injury while warming-up shortly before the toss in Thursday’s second ODI in Nottingham — his 38th birthday. It turned out to be a good match to miss, with…

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Cricket: Bairstow to open for England in 1st Windies ODI

Cricket: Bairstow to open for England in 1st Windies ODICricket: Bairstow to open for England in 1st Windies ODI    MANCHESTER: United Kingdom- Jonny Bairstow will open for England in the first one-day international against West Indies, captain Eoin Morgan announced Monday. Tuesday’s match at Manchester’s Old Trafford is England’s first ODI since their Champions…

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West Indies’ Brathwaite wants to show he’s no T20 ‘one-hit wonder’

Carlos Brathwaite wants to prove his World Twenty20-winning heroics were no fluke when he leads West Indies against England in a repeat of the 2016 final at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.   England had one hand on the trophy until a last over where, in a superb display of clean hitting, Brathwaite struck four successive sixes…

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Cricket: England’s Morgan eager for Windies T20 clash

CHESTER-LE-STREET: England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan is keen to see how his side fares against an “experienced” West Indies team in Saturday’s lone Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street. The fixture is the only Twenty20 fixture before the two sides begin a five-match one-day international series, which gets underway in Manchester next week. England recently won…

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Windies’ task becomes more difficult after washout

The 1975 and 1979 champion side will have to either win all its matches of an upcoming five-match series against England or win 4-0 with either a tie or a no-result. The Windies’ challenge of qualifying direct for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has become more difficult after its match against Ireland in Belfast…

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West Indies look to recalled Gayle for ODI inspiration

The recall of Chris Gayle to the West Indies ODI squad, for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, has dominated the countdown to the upcoming five-match series against England. But Gayle — one of the biggest draws in the game — is likely to make his first appearance against Ireland on Wednesday. Gayle…

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Test-best Anderson bowls England to Windies series win

James Anderson took the best innings figures of his Test career as England completed a nine-wicket and series-clinching victory against West Indies at Lord’s on Saturday. Anderson followed up his Friday feat of becoming the first England bowler and only sixth in history to take 500 Test wickets by finishing with a return of seven…

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Watch: Sir Richie Richardson reaches Pakistan for World XI series

Former West Indies (WI) skipper Sir Richie Richardson arrived in Lahore on Saturday morning for the upcoming Independence Cup as the International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed him a match referee for the World XI series.

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James Anderson, England’s 500-wicket ‘king of swing’

“King of swing” James Anderson took time to establish himself as England’s leading Test bowler but reaching 500 wickets at a sun-drenched Lord’s seals his place in cricket history. It was at the “home of cricket” where the 35-year-old Lancashire paceman made his Test debut against Zimbabwe back in 2003 — a match in which…

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Stokes stars with the bat as England lead Windies

Ben Stokes followed his Test-best bowling figures with a rapid fifty as England gained a first-innings lead of 71 runs against West Indies in their series decider at Lord’s on Friday. England, at tea on a rain-marred second day, had been bowled out for 194 in reply to West Indies’ first innings 123 to leave…

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Online tickets for World XI tour sell out

LAHORE: Online tickets for next week’s World XI tour of Pakistan have sold out, just as demand spikes for the coveted seats at the Gaddafi Stadium, which will host the three Twenty20 matches on September 12, 13 and 15. The Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted earlier that the online ticket purchase website eTicketing is no longer…

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Cricket: Stokes strikes as West Indies all out for 123

LONDON: Ben Stokes took six wickets as West Indies were dismissed for just 123 after winning the toss on the first day of the third Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday. All-rounder Stokes’s figures of six for 22 were his best in his 39-Test career, surpassing his six for 36 against Australia at Trent…

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Cricket: Anderson on brink of 500 club after Windies double

LONDON: James Anderson was just one wicket away from becoming the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets after striking twice against the West Indies at Lord’s on Thursday. West Indies, who won the toss, were 35 for two at lunch on the first day of the third and deciding Test with a three-match…

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West Indies’ Shai Hope tipped as future ‘great’

West Indies batsman Shai Hope could become a modern “great”, coach Stuart Law said on Tuesday ahead of the Test series decider against England. The tourists’ 23-year-old batsman starred in their shock five-wicket victory in the second Test last week, becoming the first player in Headingley’s history to hit a century in both innings of…

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Hope leads West Indies to stunning win over England

LEEDS: Shai Hope led the West Indies to a remarkable five-wicket victory over England in the second Test on Tuesday as he became the first batsman to score two hundreds in a first-class match at Headingley.

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Cricket: Brathwaite falls but Windies still have Hope

LONDON: England finally saw the back of Kraigg Brathwaite for 95 but Shai Hope was still at the crease as the West Indies remained in the hunt for a stunning win, as a dramatic second Test at Headingley headed towards a thrilling conclusion. West Indies were 199 for three, needing a further 123 runs in…

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