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Kia Oval cricket carnival is a big hit Street cricket raises awareness of good causes

By Emdad Rahman : The historic Kia Oval provided the venue for a community street cricket tournament for young players in London. Adults and youngsters came together as six teams battled it out to be crowned champions at the home of Surrey Cricket Club. Khoyrul Shaheed from Human Relief Foundation added: “Sport beings people together and cricket is no exception. ...

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Mieko Nagaoka: 100-year-old Japanese swimmer sets 1,500m record

A Japanese woman has become the first 100-year-old to complete a 1,500m freestyle swim in a 25m pool. Mieko Nagaoka, who only took up swimming at the age of 82, already holds the record in her age category for the same distance in a 50m pool. She completed the latest feat in just over one hour and 15 minutes, using ...

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Nepal sign record sponsorship deal

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has signed a three-year sponsorship deal worth 15.5 million Nepalese rupees (approx. $155,000) per year with the state-owned telecom giant Nepal Telecom. The deal is the biggest in the history of Nepalese sport. Nepal’s men’s and women’s national teams will sport the Nepal Telecom logo on their kits, and every national cricketer will be ...

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Enough quality to stretch winning streak – Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez has said the new members in Pakistan’s limited-overs squad for the tour of Bangladesh are capable enough to dominate the home side. Responding to Shakib Al Hasan’s statement that the series was Bangladesh’s best chance to beat Pakistan, Hafeez expressed confidence in the team and said they were looking to extend the 16-year winning streak over Bangladesh. “(What ...

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BCB receives video footage of certain dismissals from ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) sent the video footage of the certain dismissals of the World Cup Cricket quarterfinal match between Bangladesh and India after reviewing it at the request of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) raised concern with some specific dismissals that created a huge uproar in the country. The BCB however will send the video footage to ...

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Ajmal back in Pakistan squad for all three formats

Saeed Ajmal has been picked by Pakistan for all three formats for the tour of Bangladesh, after his remodelled action was cleared by the ICC in February. Umar Akmal, who had a poor World Cup, was dropped from the three formats, while opener Ahmed Shehzad was left out of the ODI and Test squads, but found a place in the ...

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Arsenal pair Wenger and Giroud win Premier League monthly awards

Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in March but won all four for their Premier League matches against Everton, QPR, West Ham and Newcastle. Giroud bounced back from being substituted just an hour into Arsenal’s Champions League first-leg defeat against Monaco by scoring six goals in all competitions, averaging a goal every 78 minutes from 17 ...

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BCB ends contract with India’s Sahara 15 months early

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cancelled its contract with the Aamby Valley (Mauritius) Limited, an affiliate of India’s Sahara Group, 15 months before the term was to end. The team sponsorship rights was sold to Aamby Valley in June 2012 in a $14 million four-year deal, the biggest in the country’s cricket history. The Tigers will no more display a ...

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Neymar can succeed Messi, Ronaldo, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson thinks Brazilian forward Neymar has what it takes to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Ferguson, however, thinks the 23-year old still has a long way to go and that Messi and Ronaldo have no competitor at the moment. He spoke during an interview with SiriusXM FC radio station in New York. “You’ll always ...

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End of season success for Tigers teams

The football season has come to an end and we have a round of well done to send to our teams who have ended on a high note. London Tigers Under 12s finished the season coming runners up in the Camden & Regents Park League. The Under 16s completed their season as runners up in the Camden and Regents Park ...

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