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Rahane to lead second-string India in Zimbabwe NEW DELHI: Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was Monday named captain of a second-string Indian team for a short limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe as the selectors rested key players including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav were the other regulars not picked for the tour that comprises three one-day and two Twenty20 matches.Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who turns 35 on Friday, was included in the 15-man squad even though he has not played one-day cricket for India since 2011 and Twenty20 matches since 2012.Murali Vijay, Robin Uthappa and Manoj Tiwary also made comebacks in the shorter formats, while seamer Sandeep Sharma and batsman Manish Pandey were the two uncapped players in the squad.All matches will be played in Harare, with the one-dayers scheduled for July 10, 12 and 14, and the Twenty20 games on July 17 and 19.India squad for Zimbabwe ...

Singapore billionaire acquires Ronaldo image rights SINGAPORE: Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, the owner of Spanish club Valencia, has expanded into sports marketing by acquiring the image rights for football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, it was announced Monday.Mint Media, a Hong Kong-based firm owned by Lim, said in a statement the six-year contract with Ronaldo would help grow the Portuguese icon's brand in Asia.Under the deal, Mint Media "will own and administer all of Ronaldo's image rights" except for those relating to his ...

Berankis is first Wimbledon winner LONDON: Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis was the first winner at this year's Wimbledon when his Austrian opponent Andreas Haider-Maurer retired injured.Berankis was leading 6-2, 5-2 in their first round clash when his opponent called it quits. The 25-year-old goes on to face either US Open champion Marin Cilic, the ninth seed, or Japan's Hiroki Moriya for a place in the last 32.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Saeed Ajmal determined to prove critics wrong ISLAMABAD: Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he is not finished and would prove his critics wrong who are writing him off as a bowler."The people who are saying I am finished and a spent force are wrong. These are the same people who said that my bowling action would never be cleared and that I would never play cricket again," he was quoted as saying by, 37, who has claimed 178 Test and ...

PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit."Yes, Aizad is being appointed as a position which was previously held by former Pakistan captains or known and respected test cricketers and Aizad is being considered out of blue in violation of merit and the laid down criteria", sources in ...

Saeed Ajmal Raises Funds for Rohingya Muslims Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has raised funds for the Rohingya refugees on Saturday. Ajmal has put special efforts to raise funds for Rohingya refugees. As per reports, it’s estimated that about 25,000 people, mostly Rohingyas, have fled Myanmar and Bangladesh this year, taking their chances on surviving the open seas, hoping to find refuge in any country.According to local media reports Saj Sadiq, editor of cricket portal, who was present at the charity event, tweeted, ...

Pak-WI-Zim to play tri-series in Aug. Sept KARACHI: West Indies will take part in a tri-series in Zimbabwe in August-September along with the hosts and Pakistan, the WICB has confirmed, leading cricket website reported on Monday."It means there could be a straight contest between the two visiting sides for the eighth and last Champions Trophy spot, although the PCB and Zimbabwe Cricket are yet to confirm the scheduling of the series," it said.West Indies and Pakistan are currently ranked eighth and ninth ...


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