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Infantino reacts to Blatter criticism over Africa cleanup

WT24 Desk Cairo — FIFA president Gianni Infantino hit back at Sepp Blatter’s criticism of the world soccer body’s cleanup operation in Africa as a modern-day form of “colonialism”, AP reports. Infantino response on Thursday was: “I have to laugh about it.” Blatter, the former head of FIFA who is serving a six-year ban from soccer, described the decision to ...

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Stokes asked umpire to take off four overthrow runs

WT24 Desk Amid the furore over umpires call to give an extra run when a throw struck Ben Stokes’ bat in the World Cup final, it has now come to light that the all-rounder had asked the umpires to take away the four overthrows which ultimately proved to be decisive in England’s win over New Zealand, IANS reports. During the ...

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NZ coach wants World Cup rules review

WT24 Desk New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the Cricket World Cup’s rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece final “hollow” after England defeated the Black Caps on a technicality, AFP reports. The teams could not be separated at the end of both regular play and a Super Over shootout, so England were handed victory because they had ...

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England win maiden World Cup after Super Over drama

WT24 Desk England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord’s on Sunday, AFP reports. After Eoin Morgan’s side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand’s 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each ...

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Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Romanian storms to 6-2, 6-2 victory on Centre Court• Game-by-game report: how all of the action unfolded WT24 Desk Simona Halep played a near-flawless final on Saturday to become the first Romanian woman to win Wimbledon, simultaneously wrecking Serena Williams’s bid for a record-equalling 24th major, a dream that grows more unlikely by the day, The Guardian reports. The 37-year-old American ...

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New Zealand ready for ‘long night’ of final: Coach

WT24 Desk New Zealand coach Gary Stead believes sports fans across the rugby-mad country will be pulling an all-nighter in front of their television sets when his side face tournament hosts England in the Cricket World Cup final, AFP reports. Neither side have won the World Cup before, although Sunday’s showpiece match at Lord’s will be New Zealand’s second successive ...

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New Zealand stun India in Semi-final thriller

Kane Williamson’s side progress to Lord’s final after clinching an 18-run win WT24 Desk New Zealand are into the Cricket World Cup final after holding their nerve to beat India by 18 runs in a thrilling semi-final at Old Trafford, Agencies report. Chasing 240 to make it to Lord’s, Matt Henry (3-37) and Trent Boult (2-42) reduced India to 5-3 ...

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Rain disrupts India-New Zealand semifinal clash

WT24 Desk The first semifinal of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup was stopped due to rain when New Zealand was batting against two time champions India at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday, Agencies report. A record four matches of the ongoing World Cup were washed out due to rain.   New Zealand won the toss and opted to ...

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‘England different sort of animal’

Liam Plunkett says England are “a different sort of animal” to previous ODI teams ahead of their first World Cup semi since 1992. WT24 Desk Liam Plunkett has said the current England squad are “a different sort of animal” to their previous one-day international teams, according to Sky Sports. The hosts, and pre-tournament favourites, face Australia in their World Cup ...

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