Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain find out Gulf Cup groups after re-draw

Saudi Arabia drawn in the same group as Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman in the Arabian Gulf Cup re-draw on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated 14 November 2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain find out Gulf Cup groups after re-draw

  • Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain reversed decisions to skip the tournament
  • Tournament precedes Club World Cup

DOHA: The UAE will face Qatar in the Arabian Gulf Cup following Thursday’s re-draw in Doha.
Organizers made the new eight-nation draw after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain reversed decisions to skip the tournament earlier this week.
Qatar were drawn in the same group as UAE, Yemen, and Iraq for the Nov. 26-Dec. 8 tournament.
Saudi Arabia's Green Falcons and Bahrain are in a group with Kuwait and defending champions Oman.
Three days later, the Dec. 11-21 Club World Cup kicks off in Doha testing two stadiums being used at the 2022 World Cup.


Pakistan cricketer back in squad after positive test

Updated 16 July 2020

Pakistan cricketer back in squad after positive test

  • The team underwent a precautionary period of self-isolation after arriving in Britain
  • Pakistan arrived in Britain last month

LONDON: A Pakistan cricketer has been cleared to return to the squad on its tour of England after testing positive for the coronavirus, England said on Thursday.
The player, who wasn’t identified, returned the positive test “for the remnants of a previous COVID-19 infection” and underwent a precautionary period of self-isolation after arriving in Britain, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.
“The player has since returned two negative tests with no risk of infection to other players and staff,” the ECB statement said.
Pakistan arrived in Britain last month and is scheduled to play three tests and three Twenty20s against England.