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Barca seek Clasico tonic in Champs League

Holders Barcelona will seek to overcome their defeat in El Clasico when they host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in an all-Spanish Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Camp Nou. On a night when Barca paid tribute to the late Dutch great Johan Cruyff, the Catalan giants’ 39-game unbeaten run came to a halt after goals from Karim Benzema and ...

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Former umpire Ian Robinson dies

Former Zimbabwe umpire Ian Robinson has died of lung cancer at the age of 69, in Harare on Sunday. Robinson made his international debut as an umpire in the 1992 World Cup and his Test debut in Zimbabwe’s inaugural match, against India in Harare, in October 1992. He officiated in 28 Tests, 90 ODIs and three World Cups – 1992, ...

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ICC names teams of World T20

The ICC on Monday announced the teams of the tournament for the men’s and women’s ICC World Twenty20 2016, which finished at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. A story published on the cricket body’s website read, “The teams were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and highly respected commentators who were given the task of picking ...

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Mustafiz 1st BD bowler to grab 5 wickets in World T20

Cutter-master Mustafizur Rahman became the first Bangladeshi bowler to grab five wickets in the history of World Cup cricket after taking five wickets for 22 runs against New Zealand in their last Group-2 match of the ongoing 6th ICC World T20 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday. This is also the best bowling figure for any bowler in the ...

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Sarfraz appointed new Pakistan T20 captain

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday named Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain of national T20 team. Sarfraz’s appointment come after Shahid Afridi resigned earlier this week after Pakistan failed miserably in the just-concluded T20 World Cup in India. Sarfraz was appointed vice-captain of the ODI and T20 teams last year. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper batsman was one of the brightest spots ...

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Shakib happy with achievements

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Monday said the Tigers have a number of achievements in the ICC World T20 although they failed to win any of the matches in the Super 10s. Shakib signed a deal with telecom operator Banglalink on Monday as he became its brand ambassador. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Shakib said, “We can now compete ...

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Windies women lift maiden WT20 title

Powerful half-centuries from Hayley Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor fired the West Indies to their maiden World Twenty20 crown in a thrilling last-over win against Australia in Kolkata on Sunday. Chasing a competitive 149 for a win against the three-time champions, West Indies rode a blistering 120-run opening stand between Matthews (66) and Taylor (59) to triumph with three balls ...

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Windies champions : Beat England by 4 wickets in final in Kolkata

Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes in the last over as the West Indies stunned England to lift the World Twenty20 title in Kolkata yesterday, reports AFP. The Windies went into the last over needing 19 to win and with expert death bowler Ben Stokes handed the ball, it looked like England would see out the win. But Brathwaite held ...

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BCB serves petition against ICC decision

We have officially served a petition to the ICC regarding its decision against Taskin Ahmed. We have submitted the necessary papers, our observations and have mentioned our stance against ICC’s report. We have asked the ICC to review its decision Bangladesh Cricket Board has served a petition against the International Cricket Council’s decision of suspending fast bowler Taskin Ahmed. BCB ...

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England beat S Africa in record WC run chase

Joe Root scored 83 as England sensationally chased down a target of 230 to stun South Africa by two wickets in the World Twenty20 in Mumbai yesterday, reports AFP. The classy batsman hit six fours and four sixes in his 44-ball knock as England finished on 230-8 with two balls to spare after South Africa made 229-4. It was England’s ...

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