Taliban fire Afghanistan cricket board executive director Hamid Shinwari
The Taliban have sacked Hamid Shinwari, the executive director of Afghanistan’s cricket board. Shinwari took to Facebook and said he had been fired by Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s new Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani. Shinwari said he was not given any reason for his sacking, but was told he would be replaced by Naseebullah Haqqani.
New Zealand women’s cricket team receive bomb threat at their hotel in UK
A member of New Zealand women’s cricket team management was contacted and told a bomb would be placed at their hotel in UK. The reports added the team was also warned of an attempt to place a bomb on their plane when they return to New Zealand. This comes after New Zealand men’s team abandoned their Pakistan tour.
KKR dismiss RCB for IPL 2021’s lowest total of 92, chase down target in 10 overs
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 9 wickets to go fifth on IPL 2021 points table. KKR dismissed RCB for 92 runs in 19 overs, the lowest total in IPL 2021 so far. KKR chased down the target in 10 overs, with opener Shubman Gill scoring 48 runs off 34 deliveries.
England confirm withdrawal from their tour of Pak days after NZ abandoned their trip
The England and Wales Cricket Board said that they have “reluctantly” decided to withdraw both their men’s and women’s teams from their tour of Pakistan in October. “The mental and physical well-being of our players and support staff remains our highest priority,” the ECB said. This comes after New Zealand abandoned their tour of Pakistan due to security threat.
Kohli becomes first cricketer in IPL history to play 200 matches for a single team
Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer in IPL to play 200 matches for a single team. The ongoing match against KKR is Kohli’s 200th for RCB in IPL. Overall, Kohli is the fifth player to feature in 200 IPL matches after MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina. Kohli got out for five in the match.
Tottenham’s all-time record goal scorer Jimmy Greaves dies aged 81
Tottenham’s all-time record goal scorer and member of England’s World Cup-winning squad in 1966 Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81. Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 appearances for Spurs between 1961 and 1970 and still remains the highest scorer (37 goals) for the club in a single season. Greaves also scored 44 goals in 57 games for England.