Sports Round Up
PCB announces the award of its players’ central contracts for the year 2017 to 35 players in 4 categories
The decision to this effect was taken after the approval of Chairman PCB and team head coach
Pakistan Cricket Board approves contracts of thirty five players. The decision to this effect was taken after the approval of Chairman PCB and team head coach. The cricket players have been placed in different categories in accordance with their performance, fitness and discipline. Captain Sarfraz Ahmad, Azhar Ali, Sohaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Muhammad Amir and Yasir Shah have been placed in “A” category and Baber Azam, Hammad Waseem, Asad Shafique and Hassan Ali in “B” category.
Mathews steps down as Sri Lanka captain in all three formats of the game
Sri Lanka lost the series to Zimbabwe 3-2.Terming it as “one of the lowest points” of his career, Angelo Mathews will discuss his future with Sri Lanka Cricket before the one-off Test match against the visitors.Zimbabwe pulled off a major upset by winning the fifth and final ODI by three wickets at Hambantota.Media reports suggest that Dinesh Chandimal is the front-runner to take over from Mathews.
BCCI appoints Shastri as India head coach
Former captain Ravi Shastri was named the new coach of Indian team for a two-year period, ending weeks of speculation over the high-profile job after Anil Kumble’s dramatic exit.The Board of Control for Cricket in India also appointed ex-pacer Zaheer Khan as the bowling consultant and Rahul Dravid as batting consultant for Tests in overseas tours.The term of the appointments will be till the World Cup 2017.
Nadal out, Murray, Federer through quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal's challenge for a third Wimbledon crown ended in heart-breaking fashion as relentless Luxembourger Gilles Muller won a nerve-jangling fourth-round classic 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13.Nadal fought back from two sets down and saved four match points in a 135-minute minute fifth set in which he successfully served to stay alive nine times.Meanwhile, Roger Federer, the third seed, beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4 6-2 6-4 in just over an hour and a half.
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