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Cricket: England legend Boycott apologises for ‘unacceptable’ remark

LONDON: Controversial England batting legend Geoff Boycott made a grovelling apology on Tuesday for remarking he needed to “black up his face” to get a knighthood at an event last week. The 76-year-old astonished his audience with his comment during a question and answer session in one of the intervals at last week’s first Test…

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Cricket: Ambrose slams ‘pathetic’ West Indies

Curtly Ambrose labelled the current West Indies side “embarrassing” and “pathetic” after their humiliating innings defeat by England in the first Test. England went 1-0 up in the ongoing three-match series courtesy of a mammoth innings and 209-run win as the first day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston on Saturday. Amid…

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West Indies to tour Pakistan in November

LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has announced that West Indies team will be touring Pakistan in November this year. He announced that the Carribean side will be playing three Twenty20 internationals in the tour. International Cricket Council (ICC) had decided that a World XI team will visit Pakistan to play three…

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England thrash woeful Windies in 1st Test

BIRMINGHAM: Stuart Broad starred as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs to ensure the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston on Saturday.

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Cricket: West Indies 168 all out, England enforce follow-on

West Indies were made to follow-on after being dismissed for just 168 in reply to England’s first innings 514 for eight declared, a deficit of 346 runs, on the third day at Edgbaston on Saturday. James Anderson, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, led the attack in the inaugural day/night Test in Britain with figures of…

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Cook and Anderson pile on agony for West Indies

BIRMINGHAM: Alastair Cook’s double century put England in a commanding position against the West Indies before James Anderson struck in the inaugural day/night Test in Britain at Edgbaston on Friday. West Indies were 44 for one in reply to England’s imposing 514 for eight declared, a deficit of 470 runs, when rain ended the second…

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England give West Indies hard day’s night

BIRMINGHAM: Alastair Cook and captain Joe Root both scored hundreds as England dominated the West Indies in the inaugural day/night Test on English soil at Edgbaston on Thursday. England were 348 for three at stumps on the first day of what is just the fifth day/night Test worldwide. Cook was 153 not out after more…

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Ton-up Cook and Root give Windies hard day’s night

BIRMINGHAM: Alastair Cook and captain Joe Root both scored hundreds as England dominated the West Indies in the inaugural day/night Test on English soil at Edgbaston on Thursday.

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England bat against West Indies in first Test

BIRMINGHAM: England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat against the West Indies in the first day/night Test ever staged on English soil at Edgbaston on Thursday. With blue skies overhead, Root had no qualms about batting first against the pink ball in use for day/night Tests. “It looks a good wicket…

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Lewis ton carries Windies to thumping win

Sabina park: Evin Lewis blazed his second hundred against India to lead the West Indies to a rampaging nine-wicket victory in the one-off T20 international at Sabina Park on Sunday. Replying to the tourists’ challenging total of 190 for six, Lewis stole the spotlight from returning local hero Chris Gayle with a blistering unbeaten 125…

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Kohli leads India to series win over West Indies

KINGSTON: Virat Kohli stroked a commanding, unbeaten 111 to lead India to a series-clinching eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international at Sabina Park on Thursday.

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Spinners on song as India down Windies

Antigua: Effective spin bowling and indiscreet shot selection combined to give India an ultimately comfortable 93-run victory over the West Indies in a low-scoring third fixture of a five-match One-Day International series on Friday. Set a target of 252 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua to prevent the visitors taking an unbeatable 2-0…

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Women’s World Cup: Australia, India clinch comfortable wins

NEWS DESK Australia and India clinched easy wins in their respective ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 fixtures on Thursday, Samaa reported. Australia beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in their match at Bristol. Sri Lanka, batting first, scored 257 runs as Chamari Atapattu scored 178 runs from 143 balls with the help of 22 fours…

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Women’s World Cup: Bolton unbeaten century helps Australia crush West Indies

TAUNTON: Nicole Bolton scored an unbeaten century as Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets in their ICC Women’s World Cup fixture at Taunton on Monday, Samaa reported. West Indies, electing to bat first, scored 204 runs being bowled out in 47.5 overs. Hayley Matthews made 46 runs from 63 balls with seven boundaries to…

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Cricket: Rain halts India in Windies opener

Rain stopped play with India at 189 for three off 38 overs batting first against the West Indies in the first fixture of the five-match one-day international series at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday. India had got off to a flying start with openers Shikhar Dhawan making 87 and Ajinkya Rahane hitting…

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Cricket: West Indies win toss, put India in to bat

TRINIDAD: West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and put India in to bat first in the opening One-Day International of a five-match series at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday. On a dry pitch expected to offer more assistance than usual to the slower bowlers, the home side have included leg-spinner…

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Pakistan trounce West Indies in Women’s World Cup warm-up match

LEICESTER: Unbeaten half centuries by Syeda Nain Abidi and Bismah Mahroof helped Pakistan defeated West Indies by five wickets in the warm-up game of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup at Leicester on Tuesday, Samaa reported. Being sent in to bat first, West Indies scored 246/7 in their given 50 overs. Felicia Walters scored 59…

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COAS thanks Sir Vivian Richards, Ian Chappell for Pakistan visit

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted dinner for West Indian cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards and former Australian captain Ian Chappell. According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the army chief thanked the two cricket greats to visit Pakistan. It is noted here that Sir Vivian Richards and…

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West Indies, Afghanistan rained off

GROS-ISLET: Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai hopes his team will get more opportunities to face top-flight cricket nations after their one-day international series against the West Indies ended in a 1-1 draw here Wednesday. Steady rain forced the abandonment of the third and final one-dayer with not a ball being bowled at St Lucia’s Darren Sammy…

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Pakistan opens up 14-point advantage over West Indies

England’s Stokes and Plunkett earn career-high rankings; Eighth-ranked Pakistan opens up 14-point advantage over ninth-ranked West Indies. India captain Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top batting spot, while Australia’s pace ace Josh Hazlewood has achieved the number-one position in the bowlers’ rankings for the first time in his career in the latest MRF Tyres ICC…

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Windies stumble to low target to level Afghan series

GROS-ISLET: West Indies overcame a mini collapse on their way to a series-levelling four-wicket victory in a low-scoring second one-day international against Afghanistan in St Lucia on Sunday. Afghanistan struggled against the extra pace and bounce of the home seam attack, making just 135 off 37.3 overs, the lowest ODI total at the Darren Sammy…

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