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India expects as Twenty20 carnival comes to town

New Delhi – Twenty20 cricket’s showpiece tournament begins in earnest Tuesday as India, once so sniffy about the glitzy World T20, get the group stages under way for the first time on home soil. The build-up has been marred by ...

Key players in Group 1 & 2 of World Cricket T20

New Delhi – As the group stages of cricket’s World T20 begin this week, AFP takes a look at some of the players who are expected to light up the tournament. The following is a list of potential match-winners from the five teams...

Pakistan to play in World Twenty20 after security assurances

Islamabad – Pakistan on Friday announced it would send its national cricket team to India for the World Twenty20 following security assurances from New Delhi, ending months of uncertainty. The interior minister “Chaudhry Nisar ...

Bangladesh bowlers reported for suspect action

New Delhi – Bangladesh bowlers Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed have been reported for suspect bowling actions during their side’s opening match in the World Twenty20, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday. Off-spi...

ICC to conduct random dope tests in World T20

New Delhi – Cricket’s World T20 tournament organisers said Wednesday they will carry out random dope tests, following a series of drug scandals that have blighted the sports world including Maria Sharapova’s shock revelation. D...

Sri Lanka change skipper ahead of T20 title defence

Colombo – Defending champions Sri Lanka said Lasith Malinga was stepping down as captain of their World Twenty20 side Tuesday after the team’s disastrous Asia Cup showing, with Angelo Mathews to skipper the team in India. The a...

Pakistan post consolation T20 win over Sri Lanka

Dhaka – Pakistan put their disappointment at not making the Asia Cup final behind them in Dhaka on Friday, with a consolation six-wicket win against Sri Lanka in their final match. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Asia ...

India crush UAE to warm up for Asia Cup final

Dhaka – India warmed up for the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh with a crushing nine-wicket win over minnows United Arab Emirates in Dhaka on Thursday, their last league match in the competition. Full Scorecard: India vs UAE ...

Bangladesh stun Pakistan to reach Asia Cup final

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s lower-order batsmen kept their cool under pressure to beat Pakistan by five wickets in Dhaka on Wednesday, securing them a place in the Asia Cup final. Full Scorecard: Pakistan vs Bangladesh Asia Cup March ...

In-form Kohli guides India to Asia Cup final

Dhaka – In-form batsman Virat Kohli made an unbeaten half-century as India eased to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka to qualify for the Asia Cup final in Dhaka on Tuesday. Full Scorecard: India vs Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 1 March ...

PCB chief reveals Bangladesh ready to tour Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that Bangladesh have agreed to play in his country, but he didn’t disclose the schedule of the matches. The 81-year-old said that the Bangladesh cricket team wer...

Malik, Akmal guide Pakistan home in Asia Cup

Dhaka – Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal each scored a half-century as Pakistan survived an early innings jitters to beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by seven wickets in the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Monday. Full Scorecard: Pakistan v...

Bangladesh call up Tamim for injured Mustafizur

Dhaka – Bangladesh on Monday called up opening batsman Tamim Iqbal for the remaining part of the Asia Cup as a replacement for pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who was ruled out with injury. Team physio Bayjedul Islam said Mustafizur c...

Sabbir hits 80 as Bangladesh stun Sri Lanka in Asia Cup

Dhaka – Sabbir Rahman scored a brilliant half-century to set up a 23-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Sabbir hit 80 off 54 balls as Bangladesh posted a respectable 147-7 and the...

India face Pakistan in crucial Asia Cup tie

Dhaka – Sub-continental giants India and Pakistan meet in a crunch match in the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Saturday, renewing their bitter rivalry in cricket after a year. Showdowns between...

Bowlers give Bangladesh big win over UAE

Dhaka – Bowlers made a combined effort as Bangladesh shrugged off a poor batting display to beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 51 runs in the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Friday. Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudullah Riy...

Bangladesh lifts ban on umpire Nadir Shah

Dhaka – Bangladesh on Monday lifted the 10-year ban on former international cricket umpire Nadir Shah, allowing him to officiate domestic matches. Shah was banned in March 2013 by the Bangladesh Cricket Board after a sting oper...

3rd ODI: Guptill, Williamson set up New Zealand two-ball win

Auckland – A record partnership by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson gave New Zealand victory with two balls to spare in a tense third one-dayer against Pakistan in Auckland on Sunday. The three-wicket win in the rain-abridged...

2nd T20: New Zealand draw T20 series with massive win

Wellington – New Zealand have weighed up the impact of their record win over Pakistan in Sunday’s Twenty20 and concluded the benefits far outweigh the downside. Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson’s unbroken 171-run stand to win...

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 16 runs in Twenty20

Wellington – Pakistan outsmarted New Zealand by stifling their feared batting barrage to win the opening Twenty20 by 16 runs at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. Match Scorecard: 1st T20 Pakistan vs New Zealand in Auckland One-t...