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‘An absolute cricketing legend’: Sporting world, others react to Dean Jones’ death


September 25, 2020

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday, aged 59. The following are reactions to his death with many writing tributes and sending his family their condolences on social media: Aaron Finch, Australia captain “Still in shock hearing the news of Deano’s passing. Thoughts are with Jane and the family at this incredibly tough time. A great man …

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Faisal Iqbal withdrawn from coaching role over forged document


September 25, 2020

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has withdrawn Balochistan First XI head coach Faisal Iqbal from the National T20 Cup after the former Test batsman confirmed his employers Pakistan International Airlines were looking into a matter, which he hoped would be resolved soon. The PCB said it would be unfair on Faisal as well on his side and the tournament …

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Paire plays in Hamburg after earlier positive virus test


September 25, 2020

HAMBURG: French tennis player Benoit Paire was allowed to compete at the Hamburg Open despite twice testing positive for the coronavirus, he said on Wednesday. Paire retired from his opening-round match while trailing Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-0 with what the ATP Tour said was ‘dizziness’. Paire withdrew from the US Open after testing positive and spending more than a week …

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Tokyo Games could take place without vaccine: Bach


September 25, 2020

TOKYO: Olympic boss Thomas Bach said on Thursday that the Tokyo Games could take place next year even without a coronavirus vaccine, pointing to the success of the Tour de France. Striking an optimistic note at a meeting with Tokyo 2020 organisers, he vowed to make the postponed event a triumph despite the uncertainties of the pandemic. “We can see …

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Tokyo Olympic athletes face tracking apps if virus persists


September 24, 2020

m TOKYO: Olympic athletes could face strict controls on movement and repeated coronavirus (Covid-19) tests under measures discussed on Wednesday by a task force charged with finding ways to safely hold the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games. With less than a year until the Olympics, organisers and Japanese officials met for the second time with a long list of possible requirements …

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Test cricket important for player development: Misbah


September 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s conjoined head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq believes it is very important from players’ development point of view to play the longer version game, adding that at the end of the day Test records were considered more important as compared to the One-day internationals (ODIs) and T20s. ”People remember how many centuries Mohammad Yousuf made, Younis Khan scored …

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Top seed Medvedev falls at first hurdle


September 24, 2020

HAMBURG: Top seed Daniil Medvedev suffered a stunning 6-4, 6-3 defeat by Frenchman Ugo Humbert in his first claycourt match of the 2020 season at the Hamburg European Open on Tuesday. Fresh off his run to the US Open semi-finals, world number five Medvedev struggled to find his feet on clay as he was broken three times by Humbert in …

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In-form Shaheen eyes more successes


September 24, 2020

LAHORE: Pakistan’s young fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi says he wants to achieve more success after his superb six-wicket show in a recent T20 Blast match that featured four wickets in as many balls. Representing Hampshire, left-armer Shaheen claimed a magnificent 6-19 — which was also his county’s best-ever T20 bowling figures — against Middlesex at the Rose Bowl, Southampton last Sunday. …

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South Africa wait to decide Test team captain


September 23, 2020

CAPE TOWN: South Africa are waiting for the appointment of a new convener of selectors before naming their Test captain but head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed it will not be limited-overs skipper Quinton de Kock. Boucher has revealed they will follow the model used by Australia and England, who have different captains for Test and limited-overs games, a change …

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