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Judgment reserved on Umar Akmal’s three-year ban appeal

An independent adjudicator on Monday reserved the judgment on cricketer Umar Akmal's appeal against his three-year ban, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced. The PCB, in a press release, said that the adjudicator, former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, after listening to the arguments of both sides, reserved the judgement. The PCB did not mention when the...

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Pakistan women T20I lineup for Bangladesh series announced

KARACHI: The women selection committee on Wednesday announced the Pakistan team for the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh in Lahore from Saturday. Bangladesh will play three T20I matches and two ODIs in their tour of Lahore, the series kicks off with the opening T20I at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on October 26. According to chief selector Urooj Mumtaz, the team was...

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Misbah announces Pakistan squad for Australia series, replaces Sarfraz with Rizwan

LAHORE: Misbah-ul-Haq, Chief Selector and Head Coach of Pakistan cricket team, on Monday announced the squad for the upcoming tour of the team to Australia. T20 squad: Babar Azam (captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Muhhamad Amir, Muhammad Hasnain, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, and Wahab Riaz....

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Sarfaraz Ahmed looses captaincy of T20 and Test format

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday decided to remove Sarfaraz Ahmed as Test and T20 captain of the national team. Azhar Ali has been appointed national cricket team captain for Pakistan’s World Test Championship matches in the 2019-20 season, while Babar Azam has been named captain of the No 1 ranked T20I side until next year’s ICC T20...

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Decision to resume Pak-India bilateral cricket up to PM Khan, Modi: Ganguly

KOLKATA: Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly on Thursday sidestepped a question pertaining to the resumption of bilateral cricket between Pakistan and India, saying the decision was up to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Hindustan Times reported. Ganguly, who will assume the position of the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) chief later this month, told reporters in...

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Mitchell Marsh set to miss Pakistan Test after punching wall fracturing right hand

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is set to miss the opening Test against Pakistan after fracturing his right hand punching a wall, with Australian coach Justin Langer branding him "an idiot". The Western Australia captain took his frustrations out in the changing rooms after he was dismissed for 53 in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania on Sunday. Scans revealed a fracture,...

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Resilient Sri Lanka whitewashes Pakistan

LAHORE: Visiting Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, won the third Twenty20 International against Pakistan by 13 runs, thus sweeping the series 3-0 here at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Haris Sohail, with 52 runs, remained the only top scorer of the Green Shirts as Sri Lankan bowlers destroyed the Pakistani batting side. Wanidu Hasaranga took three important wickets while Lahiru Kumara took two...

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Sri Lanka opted to bat against Pakistan in third T20I

LAHORE: Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Pakistan in the third Twenty20 International here at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. On Monday, Visiting Sri Lanka clinched the Twenty20 International series, defeating the host Pakistan after winning the second T20I by 35 runs. After winning the toss, Sri Lankans opted to bat first and set...

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Australian squad for T20 series with Pakistan, Sri Lanka announced

SYDNEY: Steve Smith and David Warner completed their return from the wilderness Tuesday when Australia recalled them to a 14-man T20 squad to play Sri Lanka and Pakistan with a firm eye on next year's World Cup. The star batsmen were both banned for a year for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal but have returned to Australia's Test, one-day...

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All-round Sri Lanka claim the series with an easy 35 run win against Pakistan

LAHORE: Visiting Sri Lanka, on Monday clinched the Twenty20 International series with host Pakistan after winning the second match with 35 runs here at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. After winning the toss, Sri Lankans opted to bat first and set a strong target of 183 runs with six wickets down for Pakistan. Bhanuka Rajapaksa remained the top scorer with 77 runs....

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Sri Lanka opts to bat first against Pakistan in 2nd T20

LAHORE: Visiting team Sri Lanka, on Monday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against host Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International here at Gadddafi Stadium. Lahore. Pakistan made two significant changes in today's playing squad, Wahab Riaz and Fakhar Zaman were included in place of Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali. Sri Lankans are looking confident after an easy...

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Sri Lanka opts to bat first against Pakistan in 3rd ODI

KARACHI: Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Pakistan here at the National Stadium, Karachi. Sri Lanka, who arrived on the shores of Pakistan, without some of their regulars, will have to step up to make their presence felt. However, on a positive note, the duo of Shanaka and Jayasuriya stitched a fine century...

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Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal included in Pakistan’s T20 lineup against Sri Lanka

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced a 16-member squad for three T20Is against Sri Lanka in Lahore from October 5 to 9. Pakistan have made three changes to the lineup from the lineup for one-day internationals against Sri Lanka at Karachi’s National Stadium. Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Faheem Ashraf replace Abid Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Imam-ul-Haq. Shehzad last featured in...

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Pakistan defeats Sri Lanka by 67 runs in 2nd ODI

KARACHI: Pakistan, on Monday, defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second one day international here at National Stadium, Karachi. Usman Shinwari took victory defining 5 wickets and Shadab Khan took two wickets. Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim took one wicket each. Middle order batsmen Shehan Jayasuria, 93, and Dasun Shanaka, 68 gave Sri Lankan side a...

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Pakistan opts to bat first against Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

KARACHI: Pakistan, on Monday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Sri Lanka as the National Stadium, Karachi braces the return of international cricket in Pakistan after a decade. Pakistan will begin as solid favourites to win the ODI series which has been reduced to a two-match contest. Monday’s game is likely to be a divergence with a...

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Sarfraz urges foreign cricket boards to consider playing in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed on Thursday thanked the Sri Lankan team for visiting Pakistan and urged other foreign boards to also reconsider their approach towards Pakistan. Addressing a press conference a day ahead of first one-day international (ODI) between host Pakistan and visiting Sri Lanka at the National Stadium, Karachi tomorrow, the skipper said that international cricket is incomplete...

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Sri Lankan cricket team arrives Pakistan

KARACHI: Sri Lankan cricket team arrived in Karachi on Tuesday evening to play a series of three ODIs and three T20Is against Pakistan. Director International Cricket Operations, Zakir Khan, and other officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) welcomed the visitors. The visiting players were taken to a state lounge after disembarking the aircraft. Officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)...

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