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UK: Tennis great Becker jailed 2 years for bankruptcy offences

By Associated Press LONDON: Tennis great Boris Becker was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Friday for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt. The three-time Wimbledon champion was convicted earlier this month on four charges under the Insolvency Act and had faced a maximum sentence

Wimbledon bans players from Russia, Belarus over Ukraine war

By Associated Press LONDON: Tennis players from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to play at Wimbledon this year because of the war in Ukraine, the All England Club announced Wednesday. Among the prominent players affected by the ban are reigning U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who recently reached No. 1 in the ATP rankings and

Boris Becker Doesn’t Know Where His Wimbledon Trophies Are

By AFP FORMER Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has told a London court he does not know the whereabouts of his All England Club trophies. Becker was declared bankrupt in 2017 and is on trial accused of failing to hand over assets including nine trophies and medals from his glittering career. He told the jury at

Boris Becker accused of hiding tennis trophies during trial

By Associated Press LONDON: Former tennis champion Boris Becker went on trial Monday in London for allegedly concealing property — including nine trophies — from bankruptcy trustees and dodging his obligation to disclose financial information to settle his debts. Prosecutors said Becker, 54, “acted dishonestly” when he hid or failed to hand over assets before

Loryn Phiri

Zimbabwe’s Loryn Phiri named in ICC Women’s T20I Team Of 2021

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national women’s cricket team player Loryn Phiri has been named in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20I Team of the Year in recognition of her superb performances for the team in the shortest version of the game last season. The 23-year-old off-spinner and middle-order batsman was one of the standout

Lalchand Rajput

Chevrons Coach Rajput Tests Covid Positive Ahead Of Sri Lanka Tour

By Sports Reporter THE Chevrons’ preparations for their tour of Sri Lanka have been dealt a huge blow after the cricket head coach Lalchand Rajput tested positive for Covid-19 soon after the team’s arrival in the South Asian nation. Rajput’s positive test means he will miss the first two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) of the three-match

The Plunket twins pose with coach Ernie Steenkamp of Hilton College, their high school in South Africa, at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo.

From Harare, Pretoria To Harvard: The Story Of Plunket Twins Making Waves

The Harvard Crimson FOR twin brothers Rory and Pat Plunket, the short walk between Mather House and Winthrop House might be the farthest apart they have ever been. “We’ve never spent more than a week or two weeks away from each other, which is really weird to think about over 20 years,” Pat said. As

Zim, SA, Namibia To Co-Host 2027 Cricket World Cup

By Sports Reporter CRICKET in Zimbabwe is set for a major lift following the confirmation of Zimbabwe as the co-hosts of the 50-Over Cricket World Cup in 2027. Other host countries are neighbouring South Africa and Namibia. This will be the second time Zimbabwe will host the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup after

Zimbabwe’s Cara Black On Course For Tennis Hall of Fame Induction

By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe’s former world number one doubles tennis player Cara Black has won the fan vote poll to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. The 42-year-old tennis legend has, according to results released on Tuesday received overwhelming support from tennis fans all over the world and will

Cara Black

Tennis Legend Cara Black Nominated For The Global Tennis Hall Of Fame

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE tennis great Cara Black has been recognised for her successful playing career after being named amongst the six nominees on the International Tennis Hall of Fame ballot for the class of 2022. Black is part of the star-studded list of nominees named on Friday for induction into the tennis global body’s

Dave Houghton

Dave Houghton Appointed Zim Cricket Coaching Manager

By Sports Reporter  ZIMBABWE cricket team legend Dave Houghton has been appointed coaching manager of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) as the cricket body seeks to tap into his vast experience in the game both at home and abroad. The 61-year-old Bulawayo-born revered coach will be responsible for “the development and implementation of coaching programmes across all

Langton Rusere

Cricket Umpire Langton Rusere For T20 World Cup

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S Langton Rusere continues to establish himself as one of the leading cricket umpires in world cricket after being named on the elite list of match officials for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The global tournament will be played in Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai (UAE) from October 17 to

Lady Chevrons

Lady Chevrons To Face Namibia In T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier Final

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE will face neighbours Namibia in the all-important 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier final in Gaborone, Botswana Sunday after the two Southern African teams won their semi-final matches on Friday. The Lady Chevrons booked their place in the final after beating Uganda women by 14 runs in a hard-fought

Mary-Anne Musonda

Musonda Shines As Lady Chevrons Make Winning Start

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE women’s cricket team captain Mary-Anne Musonda was the star of the show after her brilliant half-century inspired the Lady Chevrons to a six-wicket win over Tanzania in their first match at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier Africa regional tournament in Botswana Friday. After Tanzania won the toss and elected

Sean Williams

Williams Drops Bombshell, To Retire After Ireland Series

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket all-rounder Sean Williams has rocked the boat ahead of the start of the important limited-overs series against Ireland after announcing his shock decision to retire from international cricket after the tour of Ireland and Scotland. Williams, who is one of the most experienced players in the national men’s cricket team