New Delhi: The India women’s team will play their maiden pink-ball Test later this year, against Australia in Perth, cricket boards of both the countries announced today. Mithali Raj’s team will take on Meg Lanning’s squad at the WACA ground from September 30 in what will be only the second Day-Night Test in women’s cricket, following Australia’s drawn 2017 match against England in Sydney.
Maradona doctors could face murder charge
Buenos Aires: Seven people being investigated over the death of Argentine footballing great Diego Maradona could face charges of premeditated murder, a news report has said. The accused, including Maradona’s neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and psychologist Carlos Diaz, could face eight to 25 years in prison if found guilty. The indictment is based on findings by a board of experts into Maradona’s death from a heart attack last year. The report of these experts concluded that Maradona received inadequate medical care and was left to his fate for a “prolonged, agonising period” before his death, which occurred just weeks after the 60-year-old underwent a brain surgery for a blood clot.
PCB to stage remaining PSL matches in Abu Dhabi
Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is set to stage the remaining matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League in Abu Dhabi after receiving all outstanding approvals and exemptions from the UAE government.
Liverpool back in Premier League’s top-4
London: Liverpool beat Burnley 3-0 on Wednesday to climb to fourth in the Premier League. Liverpool will head into Sunday’s final round looking to clinch qualification for the Champions League. With two qualifying spots up for grabs to join Manchester City and Manchester United, Chelsea are in third place on 67 points, one more than both Liverpool and fifth-place Leicester. Liverpool have a superior goal difference to Leicester.
Juventus beat Atalanta 2-1 to win Italian Cup final
Reggio Emilia (Italy): Gianluigi Buffon lifted the last trophy of his glittering Juventus career after his team beat Atalanta 2-1 in the Italian Cup to put some shine on a disappointing season. It was a record-extending 14th Italian Cup title for Juventus, and a first for star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbappe helps PSG retain French Cup title
Paris: Kylian Mbappe scored one goal and set up the other as Paris Saint-Germain stayed on course for a domestic double by beating Monaco 2-0 to retain the French Cup. It was a record-extending 14th cup win for PSG, who trail leaders Lille by one point in Ligue 1. Agencies