LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan cricketer Haider Ali was taken to hospital because of a viral illness during the Twenty20 against England on Friday.
Ali is the second Pakistan T20 World Cup player admitted to hospital during the series after fast bowler Naseem Shah, who also fell ill.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah will travel with the team to New Zealand next week after completing two-day isolation at home because of COVID-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Friday.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the remaining two Twenty20s against England, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday.
Shah was discharged from hospital on Thursday after being diagnosed with pneumonia and the PCB said the fast bowler was feeling “much better."
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is doubtful for the remainder of the Twenty20 series against England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said Wednesday that its medical panel is monitoring Shah and the pacer will stay in the hospital at Lahore.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Veteran opener Dave Warner and three other top players will return to the Australian Twenty20 squad for a two-match series against the West Indies as the hosts continue to prepare for their defense of the T20 World Cup title.
LONDON (AP) — India women inflicted on England women a first one-day international whitewash in 20 years on Saturday at Lord's with an uncommon run out at the non-striker's end.
Deepti Sharma was into her delivery stride when she caught England batter Charlie Dean backing up too far and whipped the bails off.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was never in doubt for the Geelong Cats on the way to their first Australian Football League championship since 2011.
The Cats won their 16th consecutive match and were never threatened in a 20.13 (133) to 8.4 (52) win over the Sydney Swans.
LONDON (AP) — Surrey won English cricket's County Championship for the 20th time outright Thursday with a match to spare.
The London-based team beat Yorkshire by 10 wickets inside three days at the Oval, with England opener Rory Burns helping Surrey chase the 55 runs needed to clinch victory and the title.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Twenty people were injured in a stampede when thousands of people thronged counters selling tickets for an India-Australia Twenty20 cricket match in southern India, police said on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — Domestic cricket in England could see a major shake-up if county sides vote through proposals that would create a six-team top division and reduce the amount of games played across formats.
A women's cricket test match will be played over five days for the first time since 1992 in the multi-format Ashes series next year.
Women’s test matches have traditionally been played over four days, as opposed to five in the men’s game.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Alex Hales felt like he was making his England debut again when he returned from a 3 1/2-year exile and anchored them to victory over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 of the series.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Oval in London will host the world test championship final next year.
Lord’s will host the final in 2025, the International Cricket Council added on Wednesday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ICC permanently banned the use of saliva to polish the ball in international cricket on Tuesday as it made a host of changes to playing conditions.
It’s been more than two years since the International Cricket Council banned the use of saliva as a COVID-19 related temporary measure but the game’s governing body now says, “it is considered appropriate for the ban to be made permanent.”
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Geelong Cats are back in the Australian Football League grand final and looking for their first Australian rules football title since 2011.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Former elite cricket umpire Asad Rauf of Pakistan has died after a heart attack. He was 66.
Tahir Rauf told The Associated Press on Thursday that his brother had a heart attack late Wednesday in the eastern city of Lahore and died before he could get treatment at a hospital.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Injured Fakhar Zaman missed out on Pakistan’s squad for the T20 World Cup and was replaced by uncapped Shan Masood on Thursday.
Fakhar damaged his knee while fielding during the Asia Cup final last Sunday against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates, and will also miss the seven-match T20 home series against England starting next week.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan picked uncapped fast bowler Mohammad Saleem and recalled allrounder Qais Ahmad and batter Darwish Rasooli for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Ahmad has played just two Twenty20s for Afghanistan and was not at the Asia Cup where the team reached the Super 4 stage.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — England captain Jos Buttler hopes they and Pakistan can play an exciting cricket series to raise the spirits of millions of people suffering from the devastating floods in the country.
LONDON (AP) — England's coaching group will have a distinctly Australian feel at the Twenty20 World Cup taking place Down Under next month.
Already led by an Australian in head coach Matthew Mott, England has also hired two more people from Down Under — its former fast-bowling coach, David Saker, and ex-international batter Michael Hussey — to be part of the backroom team for the tournament.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Pace bowler Mitchell Starc and allrounders Mitch Marsh and Marcus Stoinis withdrew Wednesday from Australia’s tour to India because of injuries and will instead prepare at home for the Twenty20 World Cup title defense.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa cricket coach Mark Boucher will quit after the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in a surprise announcement on Monday that came hours after his team lost a test series in England.
LONDON (AP) — On morning television, the moment was singularly somber — the departure of the hearse bearing the flag-draped coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. But at the very same hour, as fans in shorts and Ray-Bans streamed into London’s Oval stadium for a long-anticipated cricket match, you wouldn’t have guessed the country was preparing for the most royal of funerals.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel returned to the Indian team for next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia after missing the Asia Cup because of injuries.
In the absence of Bumrah and Patel, India failed to qualify for the Asia Cup final after losing to eventual finalists Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sri Lanka’s inexperienced cricket team overcame a poor start with bat and ball to put on an impressive all-round show Sunday and win the Asia Cup for the sixth time with a 23-run victory over Pakistan.
Wearing black armbands, test cricketers from England and South Africa held a minute’s silence before a bell was chimed once by a high-ranking member of the military at the Oval.
Over to the west of London, golfers from around the world paused their rounds and other pros, officials and caddies gathered on the putting green in front of the first tee at Wentworth to hold a two-minute period of silence, also impeccably observed.
LONDON (AP) — England stumbled to a 36-run lead after a remarkable, emotionally charged third day of the deciding test against South Africa that saw 17 wickets fall and cricket pay its respects to Queen Elizabeth II in a moving pre-match tribute on Saturday.
CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Aaron Finch says he's retiring from one-day international cricket effective Sunday after the team plays New Zealand in the third and final ODI.
A recent run of poor form has seen the 35-year-old Finch average just 3.7 runs, including three ducks, since scoring 62 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI in June.
The English Premier League postponed its round of matches as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, adding to the cancellation of high-profile golf, cricket and horse racing across a mourning Britain on Friday.
LONDON (AP) — The deciding cricket test between England and South Africa has turned into a three-day match.
After Day 1 (Thursday) was washed out and Day 2 (Friday) was canceled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, play will finally get started at the Oval on Saturday — weather permitting.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former Australian opening batter Matthew Hayden was appointed as a mentor to Pakistan's team for next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Hayden served the Pakistan team in a similar role during last year’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where Pakistan won all its five group games before losing in the semifinals by Australia.
LONDON (AP) — Rain washed out the entire first day of the deciding cricket test between England and South Africa at the Oval on Thursday.
Play was abandoned for the day around 4:45 p.m. local time.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on Thursday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan batter Asif Ali and Afghanistan fast bowler Fareed Ahmad were fined 25% of their match fees for violating International Cricket Council’s code of conduct during an Asia Cup match.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is to protest to the International Cricket Council over the fan violence that tarnished the intense last-over victory against Afghanistan at the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — Adam Zampa took his first five-wicket haul in one-day international cricket as Australia clinched the series against New Zealand after a 113-run victory on Thursday.
Australia’s top order struggled and slumped to 54-5 after being sent in, but the home team rallied to post 195-9.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah smashed back-to-back sixes in the last over against Afghanistan on Wednesday for a one-wicket victory that sets up the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka.
LONDON (AP) — Alex Hales’ three-year exile from international cricket ended Wednesday when he was selected by England as the replacement for the injured Jonny Bairstow in its squad for the Twenty20 World Cup.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani was ruled out of Pakistan’s opening Super 4 game in the Asia Cup against India on Sunday because of a suspected side strain.
Dahani is the third Pakistan paceman sidelined with injury after ace fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi missed the Asia Cup because of a knee problem and Mohammad Wasim Junior because of a side strain.
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — Leg-spinner Ryan Burl took a career-best five wickets for 10 runs to help Zimbabwe beat Australia by three wickets on Saturday and a consolation win in the third one-day cricket international.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup because of a knee injury, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Friday.
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel will replace Jadeja, who played a crucial role in India’s five-wicket victory over archrival Pakistan with a knock of 35 off 29 balls.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Singapore-born allrounder Tim David has been named in Australia's Twenty20 World Cup squad for the host country's defense of its title beginning in late October.
After being bought by the Mumbai Indians for more than a million dollars in this year’s Indian Premier League auction, David decided to be part of Australia’s squad.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand allrounder Colin de Grandhomme retired from international cricket on Wednesday after being surprisingly recruited to play for the Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 league.
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — Mitchell Starc took three early wickets to help restrict Zimbabwe to 96 runs and Steve Smith posted an unbeaten 47 as Australia won the second one-day cricket international by eight wickets Wednesday to clinch the three-match series.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has traveled London to complete rehab on his injured knee before October’s T20 World Cup in Australia, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Monday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes hit centuries on Friday to help England establish a commanding first-innings lead over South Africa after two days of the second test at Old Trafford.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Twenty20 World Cup organizers have had to release standing-room-only tickets for the India-Pakistan group-stage encounter after all seats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground were sold out within five minutes.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Trent Boult has been named in the New Zealand team for the Chappell-Hadlee series of one-day internationals against Australia next month days after relinquishing his central contract with Cricket New Zealand.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England fast bowler Ollie Robinson will make his first test appearance since January after being selected Wednesday for the second match of the series against South Africa, having proved his fitness to England captain Ben Stokes following a string of niggling injuries.