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Six teams bidding for final ICC U-19 World Cup spot in Division 1 Europe Qualifier

Denmark, France, Ireland, Jersey, Netherlands and Scotland will compete in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier 2019, with the team sitting top of the table at the end of fixtures qualifying for the main event in 2020.

Jul 24, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Six teams battle it out for final ICC U19 Cricket World Cup spot in Division 1 Europe Qualifier

The team sitting on top of the table following the end of the round-robin will fill the 16th and final spot available for the tournament set to be held in South Africa.

Jul 23, 2019, 22:55 PM IST

VAR causes handball confusion in Africa Cup of Nations

VAR has only been used since the quarter-finals of the competition and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has brought in two European referees to support the system based on their experience with it.

Jul 15, 2019, 23:46 PM IST

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria need to turn form book upside down against Nigeria

Algeria twice beat Nigeria at the 1990 tournament -- 5-1 in the group stage and 1-0 in the final -- on the only occasion that they won the title.

Jul 13, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

Error-prone Nigeria make life difficult for themselves

Nigeria overcame a shock 2-0 defeat by Madagascar in the group stage to reach the quarter-finals with a dramatic 3-2 win over bitter rivals Cameroon and face South Africa in the last eight on Wednesday. 

Jul 09, 2019, 21:31 PM IST

Five Indian sailors kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria released: Shipping Minister

Five India sailors - Sudeep Chaudhary, Ankit Hooda, Chirag Yadav, Avinash Reddy, and Moogu Ravi – were kidnapped from a vessel - MT Apecus – and taken to Bonny Island, Nigeria on April 19 this year.

Jun 29, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

ZeeNews wrap of top stories this hour, 29th June 2019

ZeeNews wrap of top stories this hour, 29th June 2019

Jun 29, 2019, 16:02 PM IST

Players hear of match-fixing risks ahead of Women's World Cup

The session took place at their pre-tournament training camp in Oslo at the behest of the world governing body FIFA, who are insisting all 24 nations taking part in the World Cup inform their players of the risks involved.

May 29, 2019, 15:31 PM IST

Islamist insurgents kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, civilians: Reports

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 Nigerian soldiers and several civilians in an ambush on Saturday morning, two people with knowledge of the battle said.

May 25, 2019, 23:34 PM IST

Six teams assemble in Uganda for ICC T20 World Cup Africa final qualifier

Having gone through the rigours of regional qualifying, six teams have assembled in Uganda for the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup Africa final qualifying tournament.

May 18, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

Six teams looking to keep T20 World Cup dreams alive in Africa final

Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda came through sub-regional qualifiers last year to reach the Africa Final.

May 14, 2019, 13:44 PM IST

Women set to take centre stage in ICC Qualifier Africa 2019

Uganda are the defending champions for the women's tournament, having memorably held off Zimbabwe in Windhoek two years ago.

May 05, 2019, 15:33 PM IST

Winner of Asia Qualifier competing to claim 13th ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 spot

The winner of the Asia Qualifier will join Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Zimbabwe in the tournament next January and February.

Apr 09, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Nigeria beat Sierra Leone ​to qualify for ICC Under-19 World Cup

Chasing a target of 139 to win, Nigeria slipped to 87 for six at one point, before man of the match Peter Aho scored a priceless 21 not out to see them home.

Mar 24, 2019, 00:12 AM IST

ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier: Namibia thrash Tanzania by 250 runs

The second day of the tournament saw Namibia rack up 296/7 against Tanzania, with 16-year-old Wilmot clubbing 132 from just 122 balls. 

Mar 19, 2019, 17:06 PM IST

Islamic State says it killed 30 Nigerian soldiers - Amaq

Borno is the state worst hit by Islamist insurgents whose attacks on Nigerian military bases in the last few months.

Jan 28, 2019, 13:29 PM IST

20 killed in Nigeria as truck runs into crowd

One witness identified as Bisi Ayedun said the victims were mostly buyers and sellers on the outer part of the market.

Jan 13, 2019, 21:11 PM IST

Gunmen kill 17 in Nigeria

Zamfara, as well as the neighbouring Kaduna state in Nigeria, has witnessed a series of onslaughts by gunmen in the past six months.

Dec 24, 2018, 07:40 AM IST

Nigeria accuses UNICEF staff of spying for Islamist militants, suspends activities

It said UNICEF had been training people to sabotage troops` counter-insurgency efforts by uncovering the military`s alleged human rights abuses.

Dec 14, 2018, 22:43 PM IST

Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

Nigeria`s President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. 

Dec 03, 2018, 12:50 PM IST