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Holders India finally name Champions Trophy squad

-File Photo Holders India finally named their 15-member squad for next month’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales after initially delaying the announcement amid a revenue sharing disagreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Unhappy with the new revenue model, which considerably slashes their share from global events in the ...

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Narine’s 15-ball half-ton matches IPL record

-File Photo NEW DELHI – West Indies all-rounder Sunil Narine equalled an Indian Premier League record as he hit a whirlwind half-century off just 15 balls to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a big win over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore. Narine smashed a 17-ball 54 — including six fours and ...

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Injured McCullum to miss rest of IPL

-File Photo NEW DELHI: New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League season with a hamstring strain, heaping fresh misery on his Gujarat Lions team. The dashing opener injured his left hamstring during the seven-wicket defeat against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday — ...

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PCB submits opening brief against Shahzaib Hasan

—File Photo Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has submitted its opening brief to the Anti-Corruption Tribunal against suspended cricketer Shahzaib Hasan allegedly involved in the spot fixing case of the Pakistan Super League. A spokesman of the PCB anti corruption tribunal meeting in Lahore said that PCB has submitted its opening ...

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Elegant batsmen dispel IPL power ‘myth’.

-File Photo NEW DELHI – Big-hitters like Chris Gayle have long hogged the Twenty20 limelight but this season’s Indian Premier League has proved that elegant, old-school batting is just as important in cricket’s shortest format. South Africa’s Hashim Amla has been delighting cricketing purists by racking up large totals with ...

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Pakistan board claims $60 mn from India in lost revenues

—File Photo KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart for failing to honour an agreement to play a bilateral series, saying this had cost them $60 million. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ...

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Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real past Atletico

-File Photo MADRID – Cristiano Ronaldo struck a second successive Champions League hat-trick as holders Real Madrid thumped Atletico Madrid 3-0 in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Portugal star powered in a 10th-minute header before netting twice more in the second half to floor Real’s city ...

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Windies respond after Ali ton, Misbah out for 99

-File Photo BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Misbah-ul-Haq missed a Test century by one run for the second consecutive match but Azhar Ali completed three figures as Pakistan took a first innings lead of 81, totalling 393 in reply to the West Indies’ 312 on the third day of the second Test at ...

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Million-dollar Stokes hits maiden T20 century

-File Photo NEW DELHI – Rising Pune Supergiant’s record-breaking investment in Ben Stokes has paid dividends, with the England allrounder delivering a blistering maiden Twenty20 century to secure his Indian Premier League team a crucial victory. Stokes — whose $2.16 million contract broke the IPL signing record for a foreign ...

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