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February 15, 2018 12:00 AM WI to face World XI in Lord’s charity Twenty20 match

LONDON: The West Indies will face a Rest of the World XI in a lone Twenty20 match at Lord’s to raise funds for Caribbean cricket grounds damaged by recent hurricanes. The reigning World Twenty20 champions will face the World XI on May 31 in a match that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.Both James Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla and Dominica’s Windsor

February 1, 2018 12:00 AM Ball recalled for T20 tri-series

LONDON: Pacer Jake Ball has been added to England’s squad for the upcoming T20I tri-series against Australia and New Zealand as cover for seamer Liam Plunkett, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday (January 31). Plunkett is still recovering from a hamstring injury that he picked up in the third one-dayer in Sydney and is a doubtful 5

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 tournament being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February but according 2

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM French credit growth worries ECB

Frankfurt: Members of the European Central Bank´s governing council are concerned that rising private-sector borrowing in France could threaten financial stability, minutes from a December meeting published Thursday showed. "It was remarked that loan growth in the euro area´s second largest economy had seen rather buoyant expansion," according to the minutes 10

December 28, 2017 12:00 AM Day-night Test ‘unlikely’ in 2019 Ashes

MELBOURNE: England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match when Australia tour in 2019, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday. Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule, although Australia has already staged four day-night Tests in recent years. The two countries 1

December 11, 2017 12:00 AM Moeen urges England players to improve off-field behaviour

PERTH: England´s cricketers must take responsibility for their actions and improve their off-field behaviour or risk turning a younger generation of players away from the game, all-rounder Moeen Ali said on Sunday. England´s Ashes tour was plunged into another crisis on Saturday after batsman Ben Duckett was suspended for pouring a drink on a senior 6

December 5, 2017 12:00 AM Hales escapes charges over nightclub incident

LONDON: Batsman Alex Hales will face no criminal charges over a fracas that resulted in an England suspension for him and all-rounder Ben Stokes, cricket chiefs said Monday. Hales, a 28-year-old opener, has not played any professional cricket since he and Stokes became embroiled in the late-night incident outside a Bristol nightclub on September 25.Following 3

November 29, 2017 12:00 AM Curfew as Strauss says England players not ‘thugs’

SYDNEY: England cricket chief Andrew Strauss says his players are not “thugs” and there is no drinking culture in the team, as he slapped a midnight curfew on the Ashes tour, reports said on Tuesday. The move followed Jonny Bairstow’s headbutt of Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar late last month, which only came to light over the weekend and has dominated

September 19, 2017 9:01 AM Euro zone current account surplus widens in July

FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The euro zone’s current account surplus widened in July but the annualised surplus remained on a downward trend as expected, European Central Bank data showed on Tuesday. The working-day and seasonally-adjusted current account surplus in the 19-country currency rose to 25.1 billion euros ($30.10 billion) in July from 22.8 billion 9

August 31, 2017 12:00 AM Gibson leaves England to become SA coach

LONDON: Ottis Gibson has agreed to step down from his role as England bowling coach and become South Africa’s new head coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. Gibson, who took up his current role in 2015, will leave after England’s third and final Test against West Indies next week.He succeeds Russell Domingo, whose contract 5