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Liverpool undone by Udinese

Antonio Di Natale delivered a vituoso display as Udinese came from behind to stun Liverpool in the Europa League this evening at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers’ side dominated the first half, snatching the lead thanks to a thumping header by Jonjo Shelvey. But the Italians came roaring back after the interval. Di Natale scored 32 seconds […]

Finals spot for Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – Hosts Sri Lanka reached the final of the World Twenty20 after defending a total of 139-4 for a 16-run win against Pakistan on a difficult turning wicket in Colombo today. Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit 42 off 40 balls but was one of three victims for left-arm spinner Rangana Herath (3-25) as Pakistan’s run […]

Cotterrell continues to impress

More impressive bowling from Sheldon Cotterrell and Veerasammy Permaul

T&T off to South Africa

Trinidad & Tobago cricketers have departed for South Africa to compete in the Champions League Twenty20 after initially threatening to pull out of the tournament over a monetary dispute with the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB). “The players from T&T have decided to travel to South Africa,” Suruj Ragoonath, the TTCB chief executive, said […]

Chris-tal clear

Aussies set sights on Gayle for T20 semis clash tomorrow

WI men and women ready for semis

West Indies could set further history on Friday in Colombo. For the first time both men and women’s teams have qualified simultaneously for the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 Championship and will also be looking for that additional victory to take both titles. Three years ago in England the West Indies men reached the […]

Pietersen signs England contract

COLOMBO – Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen is set to play international cricket again after reaching an agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board, the ECB said today. “The ECB and Kevin Pietersen confirm that agreement has been reached concerning a process for his re-integration into the England team during the remainder of 2012,” […]

Jamaican duo test positive for drugs

KINGSTON – Jamaican quarter- miler Dominique Blake and 800m national champion Ricardo Cunningham may know their fate on October 17 after both tested positive for banned substances at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/ Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships earlier this year. Blake, who did not actually participate despite travelling to the London Olympic Games […]

Caught

Police hold three British women in Windies players’ hotel rooms

WI 'getting better'

Phil Simmons says there’s been improvement in the standard of cricket by the current team

ICC to review captain change

COLOMBO – The International Cricket Council (ICC) is likely to look into Sri Lanka’s captaincy switch in yesterday’s World Twenty20 Super Eight match against England. Regular captain Mahela Jayawardene handed over to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara to avoid the threat of a ban because of slow over rates. The hosts were fined for a slow […]

New path

WIPA, WICB hint at desire to pursue a more desirable relationship

Global sports round-up

Rehman may face ban for drugs
KARACHI – Abdur Rehman, the Pakistan left-arm spinner, is facing a ban after failing a drugs test during his stint with Somerset in the English domestic season. It is believed the drugs were recreational and not perfo

RC racers not holding back for final season

The Radio Operated Auto Racers got their fourth and final racing season for the year off to a great start

Bangladesh crush HPC

DHAKA – The Sagicor High Performance Centre team failed in their bid for a clean sweep, when Bangladesh-A crushed them by nine wickets in a low-scoring, final match of their One-day series today. The Sagicor HPC team were bowled out for an abysmal 54 in 18 overs, after they decided to bat in the third […]

Scorpions' sting

Renegades could not withstand the sharp sting of Scorpions

South Africa, India knocked out

COLOMBO – India were knocked out of the World Twenty20 despite a one-run victory over South Africa in the final Super Eight fixture today. Pakistan’s win over Australia earlier in the day left India facing a tough task to claim the second semi-final place from Group Two. They needed to win and improve their net […]