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  • Mosquito traps laced with human scent help fight malaria

    THE HAGUE: Dutch and Kenyan scientists have designed a unique mosquito trap which uses human odour to attract the malaria-carrying insects, helping cut the number of cases dramatically, researchers said on Wednesday...

    A three-year study in Kenya found the special traps baited with synthetic smell helped to catch 70 per cent of the local malaria mosquito population, and led to a 30pc drop in cases in households using the devices... ...

  • 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...

    With 35 matches spread over 27 days, starting with eight “minnows” battling it out for two spots in the Super 10 round, the tournament looks set to illustrate once again just how skewed the 20-overs game is against bowlers
  • 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...

    The Indian superstar showed local children at a deluxe hotel in Colombo how to use soap and water to wash their hands before meals and avoid the risk of disease
  • 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...

    England are due to fly to Bangladesh on Sept 30 for three One-day Internationals and two Tests
  • Lehmann bats away Warne criticism

    LONDON: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has dismissed criticism from Shane Warne that the selectors made a mistake in picking Peter Siddle for the fifth and final Ashes Test against England...

    Siddle, playing his first match of the series, was far and away Australia’s best bowler at The Oval, taking four for 35 in England’s second innings as Australia won by an innings and 46 runs on Sunday
  • Tendulkar bats for campaign against child labour on Twitter

    Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Bollywood stars took to Twitter this week to support a campaign against child labour, using their fame to draw greater attention to the issue...

    The campaign, launched by Indian insurer Reliance General Insurance and children's rights NGO Child Rights and You (CRY), used the hashtag #DONTEMPLOYLITTLE_ONES to urge people to promise not to use child labour
  • 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...

    “A lot of batsmen are scoring a lot of runs, there have been a lot of runs scored in the last 12 to 18 months; you can't specifically come out and say it is the big bats, because everyone around the country and around the world is scoring a lot of runs...

  • Giles Clarke bats for PSL final in Lahore despite recent wave of terror attacks

    Chairman International Cricket Council (ICC) Task Force on Pakistan Giles Clarke voiced his support Sunday for a Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore despite a recent wave of terror attacks in the country...

    Clarke, in an exclusive interview with DawnNews, said holding the PSL final in Lahore would send a strong message to terrorists that "we will not bow down to them"
  • 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...

  • Afridi bats for Pak-India friendship

    Star Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has once again called for the betterment of ties between Pakistan and India and vowed to spread the message of peace whenever possible...

    Talking to Dawn over the phone from Toronto, the hard-hitting batsman described his recent meeting with Bollywood actor Salman Khan ? in which, he said, Pak-India ties came under discussion ? as very cordial"We were in agreement that celebrities should play...
  • 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...

    His match-winning performance in Cape Town on Tuesday came at a time of intensifying debate over the future of the longest form of the game, which has been played since 1877
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