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Fawad Alam returns to test cricket as Misbah announces team for Sri Lanka series

Fawad Alam was the notable induction as Pakistan's head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday announced the national team's Test squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. Alam, who last played the last of his three Tests in 2009, has finally been rewarded for his rich vein of form in domestic circuit. He was selected in place of...

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ICC releases official song for the upcoming World Cup 2019

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Song “Stand By” is now available to the world as the countdown to the tournament enters the final two weeks. “Stand By” - a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental – will be played in ground and city events across the tournament as...

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Asif Ali, M Amir might join Pakistan World Cup squad

BRISTOL: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq are considering batsman Asif Ali and fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, sources said on Thursday. It has been decided that in order to make room for Ali and Amir, struggling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and the rising star, opener...

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Eoin Morgan suspended for one day match against Pakistan due to slow over rate

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday suspended England captain Eoin Morgan for upcoming one day international against Pakistan in Nottingham for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third ODI against Pakistan on Tuesday. The English captain has also been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while the rest of the team was fined 20pc of their match...

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Shadab Khan clears blood test, affirmed fit for World Cup

LAHORE: Leg-Spinner Shadab Khan, after testing negative for virus in his blood, was declared fit to play the World Cup 2019, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a press release on Tuesday. Khan will leave for London on Thursday, May 16, and the next day will consult Dr Patrick Kennedy and will join the Pakistan team in Bristol on...

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England wins toss, chose to field first in third ODI against Pakistan

BRISTOL: England on Tuesday won the toss and opted to field first in the third one day international against Pakistan at the The Brightside Ground, Bristol. The English, leading the series with 1-0, are looking confident to outclass Green Shirts in the third face-off while Pakistan acquired services of Junaid Khan replacing Yasir Shah. English will rely on run making...

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Man City lay claim to greatness by retaining Premier League title

BRIGHTON: Manchester City rewrote the record books in a near flawless campaign to win the Premier League last season but by holding off Liverpool to retain the title, they have secured their status as true greats of the English game. A year ago, it seemed City had set impossible standards to sustain in a 100-point season, winning the title with...

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Sana Mir becomes world’s most triumphant ODI spinner

LAHORE: Pakistan off-spinner Sana Mir achieved the landmark of becoming world's most successful women ODI’s spinner after taking the wicket of South Africa's Sune Luus in the third one day international of ICC Women’s Championship on Sunday. The dismissal marks Mir's 147th ODI wicket in her 118 matches representing Pakistan. Currently, the former Pakistan Captain holds the third position in...

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Former Sri Lanka cricket coaches facing anti-corruption charges

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) suspended a second Sri Lankan coach on Friday for breaching its anti-corruption code. Avishka Gunawardene was charged with breaching two counts relating to the T10 League in the United Arab Emirates in December 2017. The charges against Gunawardene, the coach of Sri Lanka in the league, include failing to disclose any corrupt conduct to the...

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Spurs in Champions League final as Lucas breaks Ajax hearts

AMSTERDAM: An emotional Mauricio Pochettino called his Tottenham Hotspur players "super-heroes" after they reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history as a Lucas Moura hat-trick saw them come back from the dead to beat Ajax on Wednesday and leave the Dutch side heartbroken. Ajax´s improbable European run seemed set to go on all the way...

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Pakistan v England: Rain halts Oval ODI

OVAL: Rain halts the first one day international at Oval between Pakistan and England as Green Shirts score 71 with two wickets down. Prior to rain, English chose to field after winning the toss as Imam Ul Haq scores 34 with Babar Azam leaving the field with 16 runs. Fakhar Zaman scored 3 runs while Haris Sohail scored 16. Both...

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England wins toss, chose to field first against Pakistan

OVAL: England, after winning the toss, opted to field first in the first one day international against Pakistan on Wednesday as rain restricts the game to 47 overs each side. 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...

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Chris Gayle named West Indies vice captain for World Cup

The West Indies cricket board has named opening batsman Chris Gayle as the deputy to skipper Jason Holder for the 50-over World Cup, which begins at the end of this month in England and Wales. Former captain Gayle, 39, will be playing in his fifth World Cup and has amassed over 10,000 runs in 289 one-day internationals for the Caribbean...

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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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