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Chandimal named in Sri Lanka test squad despite suspension threat

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been named in the squad for the two-test series against South Africa, even though he may be unavailable due to suspension. Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct after the team delayed play during the second test against the West Indies last month. The minimum punishment for the offence is suspension from two tests for Chandimal, with the hearing due to be held on…

Former England keeper Rhodes named Bangladesh head coach

DHAKA: Former England wicketkeeper Steve Rhodes has been named head coach of the Bangladesh team, the country’s cricket board (BCB) said on Thursday. Rhodes, who replaced Sri Lanka’s Chandika Hathurusingha, has been appointed till the end of the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup. The former coach and cricket director of English county Worcestershire was recommended to Bangladesh by former South African batsman and coach Gary Kirsten. The 53-year-old Rhodes, who played 11 tests and nine ODI’s for England, said his focus was on…

Virat Kohli named Indian cricketer of the year

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli won India´s cricketer of the year award for the fourth time on Thursday for outstanding performances over the past two seasons. Kohli became India´s captain in 2015 and led his team back to number one place in the Test rankings the following year. The 29-year-old, who was also named International Cricket Council player of the year in January, amassed 1,332 runs in 13 Tests in 2016-2017. He also averaged 84.22 for his 1,516 runs in 27 one-day internationals. In six Tests in 2017-18, the star…

Zimbabwe ex-military chief named ruling party VP

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party, his office said. Retired general Constantino Chiwenga was appointed "with immediate effect" as one of Mnangagwa's deputies in the ZANU-PF party, the presidential press secretary said in a statement, along with long-serving state security minister Kembo Mohadi. 61-year-old Chiwenga, who stepped down from his military position this…

Spaniards Nadal, Muguruza named ITF world champions

LONDON: Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were named as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions on Friday - the first time in 19 years the awards have gone to players from the same country. Nadal, who claimed the honor for the third time, made a sensational comeback from an injury-plagued 2016, winning a 10th French Open title and the U.S. Open to take his grand slam haul to 16, three behind Roger Federer who also won two of the year’s majors after returning from injury. Read More: Nadal seals…

Imad Wasim named as Karachi Kings skipper for PSL 3

KARACHI: All-rounder Imad Wasim will captain the most popular team of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Karachi Kings, in the third edition of the Twenty20 League, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Karachi Kings President Shahid Khan Afridi made the announcement during a press conference in Karachi's Pearl Continental Hotel. Speaking to media alongside Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal, team director Rashid Latif, Afridi, who recently joined the team, maintained that he wants to enjoy his game so he thinks Imad should lead the…

Ravi Shastri named India coach, Zaheer bowling consultant

NEW DELHI: Former captain Ravi Shastri was on Tuesday named the new head coach of India for a two-year period, ending weeks of speculation over the high-profile job after Anil Kumble's dramatic exit. The Board of Control for Cricket in India also appointed ex-paceman Zaheer Khan as the bowling consultant and Rahul Dravid as batting consultant for overseas tours. UPDATE: @RaviShastriOfc appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team till ICC World Cup 2019 pic.twitter.com/DwjEjRdFMd — BCCI (@BCCI) July 11, 2017…

Imran Khan performs groundbreaking of hospital named after Qazi Hussain

NOSHEHRA: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday performed groundbreaking of a hospital in Noshehra named after former Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmad and said he had cordial relationship with Qazi and they both shared similar thoughts, ARY News reported. “Qazi Hussain Ahmed wanted to see Pakistan as a corruption-free country. Almost on all the issues we shared similar thoughts but one thing and I used to ask him that why he made alliance with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana…

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson named ‘sexiest man alive’ by People

Whatever Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is cooking these days is piping hot. Or so says People magazine, which on Tuesday named the wrestler-turned-actor this year's "sexiest man alive." Johnson, 44, whose famous catch phrase in the ring is, "Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?", said learning about his new title put him in a quandary. "What went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is," Johnson told People. "And then I thought, 'Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we…