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Inazamam-ul-Haq steps down as chief selector

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team selector, Inzamam-ul Haq on Wednesday announced that he is stepping down from his post in a press conference here at Gaddafi stadium.   The legendary batsmen said that he does not seek an extension from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and thanked the other staff members for supporting him. Inzamam was lashed by critics as his...

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Peshawar and Quetta to clash today for the PSL 4 trophy

KARACHI: The battle for the HBL PSL season 4 trophy between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators to begin on Sunday at the National Stadium Karachi. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Ehsan Mani expected to attend the match. Final will began at 8pm sharp when both...

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Peshawar blizzards into finale with a roaring 48 run victory

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi blizzards into the HBL PSL season 4 finale with a roaring 48 run victory against defending champions Islamabad United in the second eliminator at the National Stadium Karachi on Friday. Sammy 11 smashed Sami 11 in every aspect of the match. Keeper Kamran Akmal, opener Imam Ul Haq and KA Pollard brought Peshawar Zalmi a massive 214...

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Black armbands sported by PSL players to denounce NZ Christchurch killings

KARACHI: HBL PSL players and match officials sported black armbands during the eliminator 2 match at the National Stadium Karachi on Friday to denounce New Zealand Christchurch killings that traumatized the world. A minute of silence was also observed before the start of the match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi to articulate cohesion with the victims of one of...

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Kamran, Pollard and Haq brought Zalmi a massive 214 against Islamabad

KARACHI: Keeper Kamran Akmal and KA Pollard brought Peshawar Zalmi a massive 214 run total against the Islamabad United on Friday in the second eliminator at the National Stadium Karachi. Akmal smashed United bowlers with a confident spell of 73 runs off 43 balls with 10 fours and three sixes, he was partnered with a powerful Imam Ul Haq scoring...

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Islamabad win toss elects to field first against Peshawar Zalmi

KARACHI: Islamabad United face Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday as the teams battle it out at Karachi’s National Stadium for a place in Sunday’s final. In a repeat of last year’s final, table topper’s Zalmi take on United who defeated Karachi Kings on Thursday night by four wickets. In a truly...

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New Zealand, Bangladesh Test match called off after Christchurch mosque shootings

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand and Bangladesh on Friday cancelled the Third Test after multiple people were killed in gun attacks on mosques in Christchurch, including one that was attended by the Bangladeshi team. Multiple fatalities were inflicted at two mosques in Christchurch, when at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers, with the Bangladeshi cricket team narrowly escaping danger. The New...

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Quetta storms into the finale with a sensational 10 run triumph

KARACHI: A fierce Shane Watson brought his team a stormy acceleration towards the HBL PSL season 4 finale for the third time in PSL history for the Gladiators on Wednesday. After contributing a confident spell of 71 runs off 43 balls, Watson sealed off the last over with one victory defining wicket of Kieron A Pollard, 44 and then the...

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Peshawar to chase Quetta’s hefty total of 186 as Watson shines

KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators scored a hefty total of 186 against Peshawar Zalmi as the opener Shane Watson contributes a confident spell of 71 runs in the final qualifier on Wednesday. Tymal Mills dismissed opener Ahmad Shahzad while a fierce Wahab Riaz bolted Watson ending his 111 run partnership with Ahsan Ali. Taking two wickets, Riaz put Quetta’s run making spell on...

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Quetta and Peshawar Zalmi to clash today for the slot at PSL final

KARACHI: It’s Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi today, and one of them is going straight into the final of the tournament on Sunday, March 17. But it won’t be all over for the losing side – there will be another chance to make it to the final when the loser of today’s Qualifier plays against the winner of tomorrow’s Eliminator...

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Veteran Barca footballer Puyol to visit Karachi in March

KARACHI: Spanish footballer and Barcelona veteran Carles Puyol will visit Karachi on March 16 to promote 2019 World Soccer Stars event and to set ticket sales in motion. Teams led by football legends such as Luis Figo and Ricardo Kaka will play two games in Karachi and Lahore starting from April 26 till April 29. Figo and Kaka earlier have...

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MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in South Florida for stealing phone

Mixed martial artist (MMA) and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. An attorney for McGregor called the altercation “minor” and...

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Peshawar Zalmi smashes Karachi Kings with a 61 run victory

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi defeats Karachi Kings as keeper Kamran Akmal’s glorious 86 runs from 48 balls along with Imam Ul Haq’s 59 off 40 balls crunched an impressive and solid total of 203 which Karachi Kings were unable to chase. Hassan Ali took three victory defining wickets as Kings got reduced to 104 in 16.2 overs. While both Sameen Gul...

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India wore controversial camouflage caps with permission: ICC

The Indian cricket team was granted permission to wear camouflage caps during a recent ODI against Australia in Ranchi, the ICC said on Monday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni distributed the caps among his team members before Friday's toss for the third ODI as his way to pay tribute to 40 Indian soldiers killed in a terror attack in Pulwama. “The BCCI...

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Multan Sultans defeats Lahore Qalandar by 7 wickets

KARACHI: On Monday, Lahore Qalandars were defeated by seven wickets as the Multan Sultans after winning the toss, chose to field first and successfully chased Qalandar’s set target of 140-8 at the National Stadium Karachi. The row of Qalandar’s continuous defeat continued in Pakistan Super League (PSL)  season 4 as they found themselves placed at the last spot on points...

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Thrilling Match: Karachi Kings pulls breathtaking victory from Gladiators as Lahore out of PSL

KARACHI: In a impressive turnaround, Karachi Kings star bowler Usman Shinwari took three wickets for only three runs in the final over to defend just five overs against Quetta Gladiators in a must-win game at the National Stadium. A cracking half-century by Babar Azam and an unbeaten 46 run-knock by Iftikhar Ahmed lifted Karachi Kings to 190. Moreover, Ahmed Shehzad...

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A storm of sixers and wickets coming to the city of Quaid

KARACHI: Its time for the cricket fans to get ready and rejoice as a storm of sixers and wickets is coming to Karachi as Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United are about to face-off in a playoff qualifying battle. Cricket comes back home to Karachi this year as eight sensational matches are scheduled to begin from today. Two teams, Peshawar Zalmi...

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