World Cup final: Taufel says umpires made ‘error of judgement’ in giving 6 overthrows, ICC declines comment

World Cup final: Taufel says umpires made ‘error of judgement’ in giving 6 overthrows, ICC declines comment

LONDON/MELBOURNE: Former international umpire Simon Taufel Monday said officials standing in the World Cup final made an “error of judgement” in awarding six runs, instead of five, to England for an overthrow, an observation that the ICC refused to react on. Luck smiled on England midway through the final over of their innings when a […]

Epic fi nal tied, Super Over tied, England win on boundaries

Epic fi nal tied, Super Over tied, England win on boundaries

LONDON: England won the World Cup for the first time in extraordinary circumstances, beating New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the match was tied after regulation play and then the first Super Over in the tournament’s history. Earlier superb bowling by England’s Liam Plunkett had restricted the Black Caps to 241-8. The […]

World Cup 2019 Semifinal Lineup: The Battle of Equals and Unequals

World Cup 2019 Semifinal Lineup: The Battle of Equals and Unequals

By Mushtaq Hurra With the semifinal lineup decided already, World Cup 2019 is all set to reach its culmination on the 14th of this month at Lord’s Cricket stadium in London, England after some great exhibition of leather and willow. The peculiar English weather didn’t lag behind. It played its role, and broke many hearts […]

India bookmakers’ favourites to win ICC World Cup 2019

India bookmakers’ favourites to win ICC World Cup 2019

LONDON: India have emerged as the bookmakers’ favourites to win the ICC World Cup 2019 after an incredible run of form propelled them into the semi-finals with seven victories from nine outings. In the round-robin stage, two-time champions India’s match against New Zealand was a washout, while their sole defeat came at the hands of […]

Kashmir banners over cricket stadium ‘unacceptable’, BCCI tells ICC

Kashmir banners over cricket stadium ‘unacceptable’, BCCI tells ICC

Leeds: Aircraft flying over the Headingly cricket stadium with anti-India banners was “unacceptable”, a miffed BCCI said on Sunday while raising concerns over the safety of its players with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Planes displaying banners that read “Justice for Kashmir” and “India Stop Genocide, Free Kashmir” flew over the Headingley ground during the […]

Planes fly over India-Sri Lanka match carrying banners for Kashmir

Planes fly over India-Sri Lanka match carrying banners for Kashmir

LONDON: Planes flew over the cricket ground at Headingley soon after the India-Sri Lanka cricket match began on Saturday, with banners that read “Justice for Kashmir” and “India stop genocide and free Kashmir”. This was the second time in a week that planes flew over the Headingley ground with political messages. A plane carrying ‘Justice […]

Qureshi questions display of anti-Pakistan banners at World Cup matches

Qureshi questions display of anti-Pakistan banners at World Cup matches

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has raised the issue of displaying anti-Pakistan banners and disrespecting the Pakistani cricket team during a World Cup match with Afghanistan in England last week. Qureshi discussed the matter with British High Commissioner Thomas Drew here on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported. During the meeting, bilateral relations, security situation in […]

Hard-fought win over Afghanistan was important for us: Kohli

Southampton: India skipper Virat Kohli said the hard-fought win over Afghanistan in the Word Cup was much-needed as it helped the two-time champions to show their character and clinch a victory from the jaws of defeat. Mohammed Shami’s last-over hattrick Saturday saved India from a mighty scare after they managed to pip Afghanistan by 11 […]

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