Misbah-ul-Haq gets one Test suspension for slow over rate

first_imgThe ICC says Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended for one Test match and fined 40 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first Test against New Zealand at Christchurch.Misbah would have missed the second Test in any case as he flew back home following the death of his father-in-law. The Pakistan Cricket Board has already named Azhar Ali to lead Pakistan in the second Test, which starts on Friday at Hamilton.Pakistan team players were also fined 20 per cent of their match fee after they were ruled to be two overs short of their target of 103 overs at Christchurch.Misbah had been found guilty of a minor over-rate offense during the Oval Test against England in August, his second offense within a 12-month period.Pakistan trail the two-Test series 1-0 after losing the first Test by eight wickets.last_img read more

Manchester City set to add third-tier Chinese club to global portfolio

first_imgShare on Twitter news Quick guide City Football Group’s global portfolio Show Was this helpful? Hide Manchester City’s plan for global domination Share on WhatsApp A statement on the club’s website on Monday revealed CFG’s chief executive, Ferran Soriano, would be present, with reports in China having stated negotiations for the takeover began last year. Jiuniu, based in Chengdu in the Sichuan province, were established in 2006 after the disbandment of the Chinese Super League side Sichuan Guancheng and play in League Two at the 42,000-seat Longquanyi Stadium.CFG set up an office in Shanghai in March 2016 and the new partnership is the latest step in its growing involvement in China. A Shenzhen office opened last year with the intention of overseeing the development of local players, and it has also helped fund the opening of a youth academy in Beijing. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Europe Share on LinkedIn Share on Messengercenter_img Manchester City’s owner is set to announce the purchase of the Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu, the latest acquisition to a growing portfolio of clubs around the world.The City Football Group (CFG) has been searching for a project in China having sold a 13% share of the company – owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi ruling family – in 2015 to the private equity groups China Media Capital and CITIC Capital. CFG has stakes in clubs in New York, Australia, Japan, Spain and Uruguay. The partnership with Jiuniu is expected to be confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday. Read more Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share via Email Manchester City FC (England)New York City FC (USA)Melbourne City FC (Australia) Yokohama F Marinos (Japan)Club Atlético Torque (Uruguay)Girona FC (Spain) Share on Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. Manchester City Topicslast_img read more