England’s Rory Burns celebrates after scoring a half-century against South Africa during the third day of their first Test at Centurion on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Reigning champions Australia made one change after a surprise 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford, with the recently called-up Peter Handscomb replacing injured batsman Usman Khawaja.
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
Uncapped fast bowler Jofra Archer has been included in England’s 14-man squad announced on Saturday for next week’s Ashes opener against Australia, with all-rounder Ben Stokes re-appointed as vice-captain. The pair both enjoyed starring roles in England’s stunning World Cup final win over New Zealand
Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club — the UAE’s only Royal Club equipped with world-class polo and equestrian facilities and recognised as one of the most prestigious clubs of its kind in the world — will open its doors for an exciting new season on Nov. 6.
The DXB Snow Run, the first of its kind in the world, has received an overwhelming response from members of UAE’s enthusiastic sports-loving community, forcing organisers to close registration early because all spots have been taken.
A new-look UAE national football team left for their first overseas training camp to be held in Serbia under new coach Jorge Luis Pinto on Wednesday.