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Ronaldo returns to Turin after coronavirus lockdown

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo flew back to Italy on Monday after almost two months in coronavirus lockdown in his native Portugal. Ronaldo and his family landed in Turin Airport just after 10.20pm local time, according to media reports in Italy. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner arrived by private jet from the Portuguese island of Madeira and will spend two weeks ...

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Soumya’s bat sold at’ 4.5 lakh, Taskin’s ball at 4 lakh in auction

Soumya Sarkar’s memorable fastest test century bat and Taskin Ahmed’s favourite hat-trick  ball have been sold out at Tk 4.5 lakh and at Tk 4 lakh respectively in an online auction  on Sunday night. A bank has bought these two from auction. However, name of  the bank is yet to be disclosed. The entire amount will be spent for the ...

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England’s Roy desperate to return to cricket, even behind closed doors

England opener Jason Roy is desperate to get back to playing cricket, even if matches have to take place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roy, who was part of England’s World-Cup winning team last year, had a taste of playing in an empty stadium in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year and said it was ...

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Tamim likely to bid to buy Mushfiqur’s bat from auction

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal said he might bid to buy the bat what Mushfiqur Rahim announced to put on the auction to raise money to help the poor people who are left stranded due to coronavirus pandemic. Tamim and Musfiqur went on an Instagram Live session on Saturday night. They were in a light-hearted mood in the session, and ...

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England’s Roy says Hundred postponement a ‘huge shame’

England batsmanJason Roy believes the coronavirus-enforced postponement of the Hundred is a missed opportunity for cricket to capitalise on the buzz from last year’s World Cup triumph. With a new tournament, a new format and new city-based franchises, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was aiming to attract a fresh audience to the game. England, with Roy in the side, defeated ...

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Australia become world’s top Test and T20 side

Australia have deposed India in the world Test rankings and Pakistan in the Twenty20 standings, the International Cricket Council said Friday. Just two points separate Australia (116), New Zealand (115) and India (114), who slipped to third position in the Test standings, with cricket across all formats suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. India had held the number one spot ...

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Taylor wins Kiwi cricket’s top gong, eyes World Cup exit in India

Veteran batsman Ross Taylor won New Zealand Cricket’s top award for the third time Friday and vowed to bat on until the 2023 World Cup in India. The 36-year-old was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal in a virtual ceremony held online because of COVID-19 restrictions. Taylor was a key part of the Black Caps’ run to a second consecutive ...

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PCB legal advisor Rizvi files defamation case against Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has yet again landed himself into trouble after PCB legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi filed a criminal as well as defamation suit against the former fast bowler for his allegedly inappropriate comments against him in a YouTube show. Rizvi, the long serving legal advisor of the board, made it clear he had initiated defamation and criminal proceedings against Akhtar ...

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England’s Moeen Ali calls for Hundred delay

England all-rounder Moeen Ali called for a year’s delay to the start of the new Hundred as officials met Wednesday to consider the fate of the controversial competition. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have long insisted the new 100-balls-per-side format, to be played by eight franchises rather than English cricket’s established 18 first-class counties, is vital in attracting ...

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Turkish athlete has London 2012 sample test positive for doping

Turkish athlete Gulcan Mingir, a 3,000 metre steeplechase specialist, was “disqualified” from the London 2012 Olympics on Tuesday after a positive doping test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said. Mingir, 30, finished 27th in the women’s steeplechase eight years ago, but has had that result scrapped. “Re-analysis of Mingir’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the ...

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