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Pakistan, Australia cricket matches moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore amid political turmoil

Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 match between Pakistan and the visiting Australians later this month have been moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore because of domestic politics, the interior minister said. The Australian side is currently on its first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century, having previously declined to […]

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Shane Warne: Australian cricketer died from natural causes, Thai police say

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne’s death in Thailand on Friday was from natural causes, police have confirmed. A senior Thai police official said the post mortem exam showed no signs of foul play in the 52-year-old’s death. Warne, who is considered to be one of the greatest cricketers of all time, was found unresponsive on […]

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Australia legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has died aged 52

Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, has died of a suspected heart attack aged 52. Warne took 708 Test wickets, the second most of all time, in 145 matches across a stellar 15-year international career. He had been found unresponsive in his villa on the Thai island of Koh […]

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Australia’s cricket team arrive in Pakistan for first tour in 24 years

Australia’s cricket team has flown into Pakistan on their first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century and into a security bubble that will envelop them throughout their six-week stay. Pakistan have struggled to attract visiting sides since a fatal terror attack on the visiting Sri Lanka team’s bus in 2009. […]

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Zimbabwe ex-cricket captain Brendan Taylor admits he took drugs, bribe

Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor revealed on Monday in a tweet that he took cocaine and a $15,000 bribe from an Indian businessman to fix matches. “The ICC (International Cricket Council) are taking the decision to impose a multi-year ban on my international cricketing career,” tweeted the national great, adding he did not fix […]

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Virat Kohli quits as captain of India men’s Test team

Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of India men’s Test team. The 33-year-old, who stopped leading India’s limited-overs sides last year, had led the Test side since 2015. He captained India in a record-breaking 68 Tests, winning 40 matches – the fourth best record of any Test captain in history. “It’s been seven years […]

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Michael Slater: Former cricketer arrested for second time in two months in Sydney

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been charged with breaching a protective order, two months after an alleged domestic violence incident. Mr Slater, 51, was arrested in Sydney in October and charged with stalking and harassment offences. He was arrested again on Wednesday after allegedly sending 66 text messages and making 18 calls in breach […]

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‘Mental Health Break’: Tim Paine is taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket

Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine is set to miss the upcoming Ashes series against England after announcing he is to take an immediate break from all forms of cricket. The wicketkeeper stepped down as skipper last week over a historical investigation into sexually explicit texts which he sent to a female colleague in 2017. […]

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‘I’m not a racist’: South African cricketer Quinton de Kock apologies for refusing to take the knee

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has apologized for refusing to take the knee and insists he is “not a racist.” The wicketkeeper announced he had made the “personal decision” not to take a knee before games at the ongoing T20 World Cup. His decision came after the Cricket South Africa (CSA) board said all […]

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T20 World Cup: Pakistan defeat India by 10 wickets, break jinx

Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to claim a famous win over their great rivals at the Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai. Chasing 152, Mohammad Rizwan made an unbeaten 78 and captain Babar Azam 68 not out as Pakistan registered their first win over India at a World Cup. Both players leapt into the […]

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Michael Slater: Former Australian cricketer arrested over domestic violence incident

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident. The 51-year-old turned cricket commentator was arrested at his Sydney home on Wednesday and taken to a police station, local media reported. New South Wales Police confirmed an alleged incident happened last week. They have not disclosed further details. No charges […]

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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni led-Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders to win 4th title

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings claimed their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a comfortable 27-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final in Dubai. Put into bat, Chennai amassed 192-3 with opener Faf du Plessis anchoring their innings with 86 off 59 balls, which also earned the South African the man-of-the-match […]