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Sri Lanka to only play short format matches in Pakistan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will return to Pakistan after a nearly two-year absence for three short-form cricket games later this year, the sports minister said Thursday. "We are not in a position to send the team to Pakistan to play the two Tests, but we will be in Pakistan for about eight days to play the ODIs or the T20 matches,"...

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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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Smith and Warner left out of Australia’s one-day squad for Pakistan

Steve Smith and David Warner were Friday left out of Australia´s one-day squad for the series against Pakistan despite being eligible for the final two games after their ball-tampering bans expire. Selector Trevor Hohns said it had been decided they would be better served playing their way back into contention at the Indian Premier League. "Cricket Australia will continue to...

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Traffic plan for PSL matches in Karachi

Karachi Police have issued a traffic plan for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket matches to be played at National Stadium from March 9. Traffic plan The road from Karsaz via Hasan Square to Agha Khan Hospital gate number-3 will remain closed for commuters. Roads on back of the National Stadium will be closed for the commuters, however; residents can...

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Dynamic and flamboyant Watto, Shane Watson agrees to play in Pakistan

KARACHI: Former Australian captain Shane Watson has expressed willingness to represent Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan in the upcoming phase of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Quetta Gladiators' Manager  Azam Khan said the all-rounder is ready to come to Pakistan after being convinced by the franchise owner  Nadeem Omar. Khan said Watson would play for Quetta Gladiators in their match against...

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Mohammad Amir’s mother passes away

KARACHI: The mother of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir passed away on Monday night after a prolonged illness, the bowler said. Amir broke the news on Twitter. “My AMI (mother) IS NO MORE". My AMI IS NO MORE😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 — Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) March 4, 2019 Earlier in the day, the fast bowler had requested people to remember his mother in...

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Du Plessis hails ‘biggest weapon’ Tahir as South Africa beat Sri Lanka

JOHANNESBURG: South African captain Faf du Plessis hailed Imran Tahir as his team´s "biggest weapon" after the leg-spinner took three wickets against Sri Lanka on Sunday, just two days after losing his Cricket South Africa contract. Du Plessis hit an unbeaten 112 as South Africa cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international in Johannesburg....

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Update on PSL ticket sales and refunds

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has reassured all ticket-holders of the Lahore-leg matches in the Pakistan Super League 2019 that they will get refunds on the face value of the tickets, a press release stated. The following is the update as on Monday, March 4, with more information to follow in due course. Refund of tickets -- As is the...

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Gayle rethinking retirement after record-breaking series

GRENADA: Chris Gayle says he is reconsidering his decision to retire after this year's World Cup after the West Indies' opener's record-breaking feats in the ongoing one-day series against England. The 39-year-old smashed a 97-ball 162 in a losing cause in Wednesday's fourth game, and has now struck 305 ODI sixes and a record 506 in all internationals. Gayle, who...

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South Africa’s Olivier quits international cricket for Yorkshire Kolpak deal

CAPE TOWN: Fast bowler Duanne Olivier has turned down a two-year national team contract with South Africa to sign a deal with Yorkshire that will most likely put an end to his international career just as it was starting to blossom. The 26-year-old will play for Yorkshire for the next three seasons on a Kolpak deal, which allows South Africans...

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Maxwell helps Australia edge out India in 1st T20

VISAKHAPATNAM: Glenn Maxwell hit a crucial half-century as Australia edged out India by three wickets in a thrilling last-ball finish at the first Twenty20 international on Sunday. Pat Cummins hit a four and took two runs to complete a nervous 127-run chase after his fellow paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile restricted India to 126-7 in Visakhapatnam. Maxwell, who made 56, put together...

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Afghanistan hit world record T20 score as Zazai demolishes Ireland bowlers

Hazratullah Zazai smashed the ball to every corner of the ground, and even out of the stadium, as Afghanistan racked up a world record T20 score of 278-3 in a crushing demolition of Ireland on Saturday. The 20-year-old Zazai´s unbeaten 162 included 16 sixes and 11 fours, delighting Afghan fans in the Indian city of Dehradun. His haul of sixes...

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