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Sri Lankan security team gives “positive feedback” mulling to play test cricket in Pakistan

The Sri Lankan cricket team may soon return to Pakistan to play at least one Test match, more than a decade since militants attacked their team bus in Lahore in 2009. Sri Lanka and Pakistan were originally scheduled to play at a neutral venue, but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sent a security delegation to visit Pakistan after the Pakistan Cricket...

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First ODI: Pakistan-England clash at Oval as both teams eyeing on preparations for World Cup

Pakistan and England will clash today (Wednesday) in the first one Day International Match to be played in Oval. Both the teams are putting their sights on the World Cup as this series could prove to be the true test preparation for World Cup. A victory in this series would be much needed: Pakistan have lost 12 of their 23...

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Sana Mir shines as Pakistani women defeat South Africa

POTCHEFSTROOM: Pakistan women team created history on Monday by defeating South Africa by eight wickets in first one day international at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. In their biggest win in terms of balls remaining, Pakistani bowlers restricted Proteas to 63 all out in only 22.5 overs with Sana Mir dismissing four batswomen and Nashra Sandhu taking two wickets. Mignon...

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Eoin Morgan plays captain’s knock as England beat Pakistan in a lone T20 match

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan led his side to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in a lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff on Sunday with an unbeaten innings of 57. Test skipper Joe Root made 47 and James Vince 36 as England overhauled Pakistan´s total of 173 for six with four balls to spare at Sophia Gardens. It was England´s second...

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Pakistan wins toss, chose to bat first against England at Cardiff

CARDIFF: Pakistan on Sunday won the toss and opted to bat first against England in the first Twenty20 International at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff today. Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said after winning the toss his team will try to give a big target to the English and have become familiar with the conditions after the practice matches. England Captain...

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Did not resign, removed from the position: PHF secretary Shahbaz Senior

LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmad Senior on Sunday said he did not resign from his position but was removed. Shahbaz said he is not hungry for the position and showed his unwillingness to work with the PHF president, adding, “three months ago I had handed in my resignation but it was not accepted.” "I was removed so...

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Pakistan, England to face-off in Cardiff T20 today

CARDIFF: Pakistan and England to face-off for a Twenty20 international at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff today. England partakes in the competition sore from a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Ireland in a one-day international on Friday in Malahide. England was restricted to 101 by 19-year-old Irish debutante Josh Little in a 199 run chase. Little took 4 wickets...

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Shahid Afridi slams Waqar as mediocre and terrible coach in autobiography

KARACHI: Shahid Afridi’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ is the new talk of the town, with the swashbuckling all-rounder revealing the never-shared-before details about his personal and cricketing life. In his memoir, co-written with journalist Wajahat S Khan, the former skipper has narrated his life’s journey from humble beginnings in the mountains of northwest Pakistan to his illustrious career as a cricketer...

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We can´t discount Mohammad Amir from World Cup: Wasim Akram

KARACHI: Legendary paceman Wasim Akram cautioned against discounting Mohammad Amir ahead of next month´s World Cup, saying Pakistan´s pace spearhead would return to form following a disappointing string of performances at the crease. The 27-year-old Amir was left off Pakistan´s preliminary World Cup squad but has a chance to force his way back into the final 15 if he does...

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Alex Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad

LONDON: England batsman Alex Hales will not feature at the World Cup after being withdrawn from all international squads following an off-field incident not related to cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday. Hales was included in the 15-man preliminary World Cup squad for the tournament in England and Wales but it emerged last week that he...

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Former English cricketer pinning hopes on”mercurial” Pakistan team to lift WC 2019 trophy

Former England captain Nasser Hussain is not ruling Pakistan out of a potential victory in the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Hussain, who played 96 Tests and 88 one-day internationals for England, described Pakistan as a “mercurial” outfit. "Many Pakistani fans will say they have followed their team for too long and had their hearts...

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Imad fetches Pakistan victory against Kent in tour opener

LONDON: Imad Wasim hit an unbeaten century as Pakistan began their tour of England with a 100-run win over Kent on Saturday. The all-rounder's 117 not out, his career-best List A score, featured 13 fours and four sixes. It was the cornerstone of Pakistan´s commanding 358 for seven from 50 overs at a windswept Beckenham and that proved far too...

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Pakistan Under-19 tour to Sri Lanka called off

Sri Lanka has postponed a tour of Pakistan's under-19 team following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 in the island country, a Sri Lankan cricket board (SLC) source told Reuters on Saturday. The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks on three churches and four hotels all but one of which were in...

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Imran Khan, Wasim Akram chosen for Cricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI

Ex-Skipper Pakistan and current Prime Minister Imran Khan with the 'King of Swing' Wasim Akram has been chosen for ESPNcricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI. Ten of the playing XI comprised in half or more of the sides, among which Akram was unanimously chosen, according to the cricket website. However, the selection of the final XI was not an easy task...

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Pakistan’s coach weighs team to lift World Cup trophy

LAHORE: Head coach Mickey Arthur on Monday said the Pakistan team is fully prepared for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and expressed faith in the players’ ability to win the trophy. Addressing a joint press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, on the eve of the team’s departure to England for a...

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Yasir Shah in, Shadab Khan out for Pak-England series

LAHORE: Yasir Shah has been selected to replace Shadab Khan for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, to be played from May 05-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a press release on Sunday. Spinner Khan, after contracting a virus-related illness, was ruled out of the series and will undergo treatment for at least four weeks. The...

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Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad meets PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan’s squad which will represent the country in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The meeting which took place in the PM Office was also attended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. Following the meeting, Naeem ul Haque special assistant to the prime...

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