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Paul Radley
Journalist


The UAE's Esha Oza during the Women's T20 World Cup qualifier against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi in May. Photo: ICC
‘If you want it badly enough, anything is possible’: UAE captain Esha

National team look to bounce back from T20 World Cup qualification heartbreak when they face India, Pakistan and Nepal in the Women’s Asia Cup

July 18, 2024, 11:28 AM
UAE's Khushi Sharma takes the wicket of Vanuatu's Valenta Langiatu. The UAE take on Vanuatu. ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier. Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Chris Whiteoak / The National
UAE women land ICC award ahead of Asia Cup

National team won Associate performance of the year prize for impressive results that nearly brought them Women’s T20 World Cup qualification

July 17, 2024, 12:18 PM
Afghanistan's captain Rashid Khan throws the ball to a teammate during the men's T20 World Cup semifinal cricket match between Afghanistan and South Africa at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad and Tabago, Wednesday, June 26, 2024.  (AP Photo / Ricardo Mazalan)
T20 World Cup team of the tournament

Four Indians, three Afghans and one USA player help comprise the best XI

June 30, 2024, 4:53 AM
India's Suryakumar Yadav makes a catch to dismiss South Africa's David Miller during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2024 final cricket match between India and South Africa at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on June 29, 2024.  (Photo by Chandan KHANNA  /  AFP)  /  ALTERNATE CROP
India win T20 World Cup as SKY falls in on Rainbow Nation

Suryakumar Yadav's effort hailed as ‘one of greatest catches in cricket history’ as South Africa snatch defeat from jaws of victory

June 30, 2024, 3:26 AM
Aiden Markram and Kagiso Rabada have experience of World Cup finals having led South Africa to victory in the U19 tournament in 2014. Getty Images
South Africa in a final? Markram and Rabada have been here before

Perennial underachievers have a shot at glory when they face India in T20 World Cup final, and two of them know what it feels like to win

June 29, 2024, 4:00 AM
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - JUNE 27: Jasprit Bumrah of India celebrates the wicket of Phil Salt of England with teammates during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 Semi-Final match between India and England at Providence Stadium on June 27, 2024 in Georgetown, Guyana. (Photo by Gareth Copley / Getty Images)
Bumrah is so far ahead he is like T20 cricket’s Lionel Messi

South Africa’s chances in World Cup final in Barbados will live or die by how they handle India’s extraordinary pace spearhead

June 28, 2024, 9:28 AM
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan and teammates after losing to South Africa in the T20 World Cup semi-final in Trinidad. Reuters
'It is just the beginning' for Afghanistan as T20 World Cup run ends

Afghans are overpowered by ruthless South Africa in semi-final in Trinidad

June 27, 2024, 11:44 AM
ST VINCENT, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - JUNE 22: Rahmanullah Gurbaz of Afghanistan celebrates with teammate Noor Ahmad after dismissing Marcus Stoinis of Australia (not pictured) during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 Super Eight match between Afghanistan and Australia at Arnos Vale Ground on June 22, 2024 in St Vincent, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines. (Photo by Gareth Copley / Getty Images)
UAE throw support behind Afghanistan in bid for T20 World Cup glory

Unprecedented run to T20 World Cup semi-final has been keenly followed by family and friends back in the Emirates

June 26, 2024, 4:32 AM
Afghanistan's players celebrate winning their ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight cricket match against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Stadium in Arnos Vale, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on June 24, 2024.  (Photo by Randy Brooks  /  AFP)
Afghanistan in dreamland after reaching semi-finals ahead of Australia

Thrilling final day of Super Eight sees Afghans advance at the expense of Bangladesh and 2021 champions Australia

June 25, 2024, 7:38 AM
The UAE after the Asian Rugby Championship match between the UAE and Malaysia. Sevens Stadium, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
UAE rugby looks ahead after landmark Asian campaign

After soaring to its highest position in world rankings following a brilliant Asian Rugby Championship, national team eyeing a spot at World Cup qualifier next year

June 23, 2024, 8:22 AM
UAE's Sakiusa Naisau scores during the Asian Rugby Championship match between the UAE and Malaysia. Sevens Stadium, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
UAE rugby hits new heights after crushing win over Malaysia

National team set for highest ever finish in continental competition after demolition job at a sweltering Sevens Stadium

June 22, 2024, 8:43 AM
Matt Mills, the UAE captain, hopes for plenty of support when the national team take on Malaysia in the Asian Rugby Championship on Friday. Photo: Jon Ebbitt
UAE target more rugby success after historic South Korea win

National team hope to clinch best finish in Asian Rugby Championship when they face Malaysia on Friday in Dubai

June 20, 2024, 7:25 AM
South Africa's Keshav Maharaj, center, celebrates with captain Aiden Markram, left, after the dismissal of United States' captain Aaron Jones during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match between the United States and South Africa at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Wednesday, June 19, 2024.  (AP Photo / Ricardo Mazalan)
South Africa victory may be end of American dream

Kagiso Rabada stars for Proteas as USA lose by 18 runs in Super Eight clash in Antigua

June 20, 2024, 4:38 AM
DALLAS, TEXAS - JUNE 01: Aaron Jones of USA celebrates with teammates after winning the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between USA and Canada at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium on June 01, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.    Robert Cianflone / Getty Images / AFP (Photo by ROBERT CIANFLONE  /  GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA  /  Getty Images via AFP)
Rise of the Associates: Nepal fans, awesome Jones and farewell Wiese

The 20-team T20 World Cup has given a platform for a number of new stars to emerge

June 18, 2024, 6:38 AM
Pakistan's captain Babar Azam, left, and teammate Mohammad Rizwan run between the wickets during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match between Ireland and Pakistan at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Fla. , Sunday, June 16, 2024.  (AP Photo / Lynne Sladky)
'RizBar' strike rate obsession distracts Pakistan from the real issues

Early exit was the latest calamity for a side who have seemingly always been unhappy tourists in North America

June 17, 2024, 6:06 AM