Steve Smith celebrates his century on the opening day of the first Ashes Test match against England at Edgbaston. AFP
England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years. Battle commences at Edgbaston on Thursday and the last time Australia won there was the opening match
The star batsman fell face forward onto the ground and received several minutes of on-field treatment involving both Australian and England medical staffs amid concerns he could be concussed. He eventually got to his feet and then, after a prolonged conversation with Australia team doctor Richard Saw, decided to retire hurt with Smith receiving a generous round of applause as he walked back into the pavilion.
Aleem Dar of Pakistan and West Indian Joel Wilson have drawn criticism after a number of their calls were overturned by the review system during the opening days at Edgbaston.
La Liga Academy UAE, developed by La Liga, the world’s strongest league, announced on Tuesday the launch of its 2020-2021 Season, welcoming all players at its brand-new home at Dubai Sports City.
The outbreak of novel coronavirus has caused significant disruption across the globe and the ramifications have left the sports world in a flux as well.
The UAE’s leading male jiu-jitsu athletes have begun fine tuning their preparations for a busy end to 2020 during the second summer training camp, organised by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the governing body for the sport in the Emirates, in Abu Dhabi.
A Pakistani journalist Faizan Lakhani tweeted: “After this video went viral, the Athletics Federation of Pakistan traced and contacted this amazing talent - Asif from Thatta - and invited him for further training.”