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Afridi feels honoured to be leading ICC World XI

London: A galaxy of former and current stars will be in action at the iconic Lord’s on Thursday to play an exhibition match between the ICC World XI and the West Indies and help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

UAE to stay Pakistan’s home venue this year

Dubai: UAE will make their international cricket venues available for Pakistan this year despite intense demand from a number of other parties to play here from September.

Australia record scrappy win over Zimbabwe

Australia's batsman Glenn Maxwell (R) plays a shot during the sixth T20 cricket match between Australia and host nation Zimbabwe part of a T20 tri-series including Pakistan, at The Harare Sports Club in Harare on July 6, 2018.

Lankan board postpones new T20 cricket league

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Sunday announced the indefinite postponement of the country’s Twenty20 league scheduled for next month and said revised dates will be decided by a new board.

Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

Mumbai: Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale.

Pakistan board, ICC summons Umar Akmal over fixing claims

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has summoned Umar Akmal on Wednesday after the batsman claimed in a TV interview that he was approached to fix matches, especially the contest against arch-rivals India in the 2015 ICC World Cup.

Suri wins Al Dhaid T20 Bash for Bukhatir XI

Sharjah: UAE’s young opener Chirag Suri, who has also begun a new innings as a coach and set up his own cricket academy at the Repton School, provided ample evidence of his abilities on the pitch with a match-winning century in the final of the first Al Dhaid T20 Bash 2018 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Sri Lanka’s De Silva quits tour after dad shot dead

Dhananjaya de Silva's politician father, Ranjan, gunned down in Colombo suburbs Image Credit: AP Dhananjaya De Silva Colombo: The father of Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.

T20 Global league owners hit out at Cricket South Africa

Ajay Sethi (left), owner of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars, with marquee player Imran Tahir after the bids last year.

Morgan to lead against Australia, Scotland

London: England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has been included in the One Day International (ODI) squad to face Australia and Scotland despite suffering a finger injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.


Volunteer run CFA could take 12 months to recover after burglary

A VOLUNTEER-run fire station which had more than $5000 of equipment stolen on Friday night says it could take up to 12 months to recover, putting in doubt much needed support for the upcoming fire season.