MCC gives umpires greater discretion over beamers

LONDON: Umpires will have greater discretion over what constitutes a dangerous delivery from 2019, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced Wednesday. The umpires will have more flexibility over whether a beamer - a delivery aimed at the batsman´s head - is deemed to be dangerous. It marks a major rethink by the MCC, the guardians of the laws of cricket. In...

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EU summit to endorse Brexit deal on November 25

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders will meet on November 25 to endorse the divorce deal with Britain and a political declaration on the future relationship, the chairman of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Thursday. “If nothing extraordinary happens, we will hold a European Council meeting in order to finalize and formalize the Brexit agreement. It will take place on Sunday,...

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Pakistan protests over Afghan delay in handing over martyred SP’s body

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said Pakistan has lodged a protest with Afghanistan over the delay in handing over the body of Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar, who went missing from Islamabad last month and was found dead in Nangarhar two days ago. “We summoned the Afghan diplomat to the Foreign Office twice,” Dr Faisal...

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SP Dawar Martyrdom: Elements trying to destabilize Pakistan, exploiting issues

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Khan Afridi on Thursday spoke about Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar’s martyrdom and said “some elements are trying to destabilise Pakistan”. Addressing the Senate, the minister of state for interior narrated the events from the time SP Dawar went missing from Islamabad on October 27 to when the Afghan government confirmed his...

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