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  • Howzat? Lawmakers ready to play hardball — on the cricket pitch

    If 'playing with a straight bat' and 'stumping your opponent' are handy skills for politicians, then where better to practise them than where they originated: on the cricket pitch?Legislators from some of the main cricket-playing nations will descend on London next week for the inaugural Inter-Parliamentarians Cricket World Cup, to trade fast balls and attacking strokes instead of policy papers and put-downs...

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  • Saudi police detain young woman for removing abaya: media

    Saudi police detained a young woman for violating modesty rules after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh, local media reported on Monday...

    "Police officers have detained a girl who had removed her abaya on al-Tahliya street, implementing a challenge she announced on social media several days ago," the newspaper quoted Colonel Fawaz al-Maiman,...

  • Saudi police detain young woman for removing abaya

    Saudi police detained a young woman for violating 'modesty rules' after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh, local media reported on Monday...

    "Police officers have detained a girl who had removed her abaya on al-Tahliya street, implementing a challenge she announced on social media several days ago," the newspaper quoted Colonel Fawaz...

  • Abaya not mandatory attire for Saudi women, says cleric

    DUBAI: Saudi women need not wear the abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robe — a senior member of the top clerical body said, another indication of the kingdom’s efforts towards modernisation...

    On his radio programme, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, said Muslim women should dress modestly, but this did not necessitate wearing the abaya...

  • Stokes bats for Test cricket as debate rages over format

    LONDON: Ben Stokes made an emphatic case for the unique drama of five-day Test cricket this week — inspiring England to a series-levelling win against South Africa in the final overs of a dramatic contest...

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) will in the coming months discuss reducing Tests to four days as part of structuring the global calendar beyond 2023...

  • Big bats, huge sixes set to headline World T20 acts

    NEW DELHI: Batsmen will be encouraged to satisfy contemporary cricket's seemingly insatiable lust for boundaries and bowlers reduced to mere cannon fodder when the sixth World T20 gets underway in India on Tuesday...

    While cricket purists may look on it with disdain, there is a growing acceptance that the format is the only way the game can expand beyond its current stagnation in former British colonies...

  • Tendulkar bats for sanitation to save children

    COLOMBO: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched an initiative in Sri Lanka on Monday to improve hygiene among children in South Asia, where hundreds of millions have no access to toilets...

    Local cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan has also been enlisted to support the “wash in school” drive in Sri Lanka...

  • Misbah bats for Bangladesh

    LONDON: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has warned of the damage that could be done to Bangladesh cricket should England call off their upcoming tour of the country...

    Misbah, while accepting the legitimacy of security concerns, knows full well how debilitating it has been for fans in cricket-loving Pakistan not to have seen their own heroes in international action and fears what a similar situation might do to the game in fellow Asian...

  • Lehmann bats away Warne criticism

    And what is true of the Ashes is true of Test cricket as a whole, with just three of the last 14 completed Test series won by the away team — Pakistan in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Australia in the West Indies...

  • Ponting urges limits on bats

    SYDNEY: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has backed a call for size limits on bats ahead of an upcoming meeting of world cricket figures, as concerns about a glut in run-scoring grows...

    Manufacturers have been producing thicker bats with larger “sweet spots” that do not feel as heavy as those wielded by power-hitters from past decades, but there are fears they give batsmen an advantage...

  • Flat pitches rather than big bats the reason for batsmen dominance: Warner

    SYDNEY: Australian opener David Warner says flat pitches rather than bats with thicker edges are the reason batsmen have the upper hand in test cricket...

    Ponting said he would raise the issue at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) world cricket committee meeting at Lord's next week and found support from Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who wants the advantage for batsmen to be negated...

  • Richards bats for expansion of game

    DUBAI: Legendary former West Indies captain Vivian Richards has thrown his support behind the expansion of cricket to non-traditional nations...

    The 64-year-old, the symbol of West Indies cricket supremacy during the late 1970s and 80s, said many Asians and the West Indians were now residing in countries like the United States which did not have a rich cricket legacy and it was therefore important that the game was pushed into such...

  • Fossil shows bats have hung around for 33m years

    The Belgian discovery shows that the previous estimate of when such bats appeared for the first time was off by some seven million years...

    Smith of the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences said the long life of the bat species could be explained by the fact that bats are the only mammal capable of flying and as such did not need to compete with others for resources...

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