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Pakistan-Bangladesh third T20 match halted by rain

LAHORE: The final contest of the three-match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and Bangladesh, which was scheduled to take place at 2pm at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, was called off due to rain. With the cancellation of the match, Pakistan have won the T20 series 2-0, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Twitter. The development also means that Pakistan...

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PCB retains support for Arthur, Inzamam, counter media reports

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement issued on Wednesday strongly countered media reports that suggest the board has decided to part ways with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and coach Mickey Arthur. The news regarding the cricket board's alleged decision to not renew Inzamam and Arthur’s contracts emerged a day earlier after a source in the PCB spoke to the...

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‘PCB to part ways with Mickey Arthur after World Cup’

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided not to renew chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and head coach Mickey Arthur’s contracts, which ends with the conclusion of World Cup in mid-July, it has emerged. Former captain Aamir Sohail is already being considered as the chief selector in place of Inzamam whose three-year contract will end in July. “Aamir’s name is top...

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2020 Asia Cup to be held in Pakistan in Sep: ACC

LAHORE: 2020 Asia Cup will be held in Pakistan in September, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) decided in a session held in Singapore, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sources said on Tuesday. In the session, ACC made the decision in light of the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup which will be hosted by Australia in October. Sources said PCB will start preparations...

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World Cup team captains to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham palace

LONDON: The captains of teams that are taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will meet Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace. Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed who was with the team in Nottingham has arrived in London for the meeting with the Queen. Captains will then attend the opening party of the World Cup following the...

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World Cup 2019: Fakhar Zaman, a soldier midst players

Fakhar Zaman was still establishing himself in the Pakistan team when Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball in the Champions Trophy final triggered his unlikely rise from navy sailor to World Cup talisman. India appeared to have made the perfect start in the 2017 Champions Trophy showpiece when Zaman edged to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni off Bumrah. However, the Indian fast bowler had overstepped...

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Grieving Asif Ali rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration. Asif left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving...

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Politics and sports to mix again in India-Pakistan clash at World Cup

NEW DELHI: The old adage that sports and politics do not mix will ring hollow again when former champions India and Pakistan clash in a World Cup match on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Bilateral cricketing ties between the two have remained suspended since 2008 and relations further soured in February this year after an attack that killed...

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ICC warns off ‘corruptors’ from Cricket World Cup

The head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit said on Friday he had been in direct contact with around 12 “corruptors” to warn them off the World Cup. Match fixing or spot fixing, where gamblers try to influence specific incidents in a game, remains one of the biggest problems facing cricket, particularly in countries such as India, the...

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Armed security personnel to be deployed at Indo-Pak World Cup match

British authorities have decided to deploy armed security personnel for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup clash between Pakistan and India, in Manchester, UK, British media reported. Pakistan and India are set to face off at Old Trafford Ground in Manchester on June 16 in the forthcoming World Cup 2019, for which immense enthusiasm prevails among fans of both the...

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Pakistan’s Nida Dar creates history with 37-ball 75 against South Africa

Pakistan women team's graceful all-rounder Nida Dar created history on Wednesday with her 37-ball 75 in the fourth T20i against the South Africa women team in Benoni. Dar's half-century, achieved with 20 deliveries, is the second fastest ever in Twenty20 format by any female cricketer. Just two deliveries short of record holding New Zealander Sophie Devine, Dar still managed to...

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Official kit of Pakistan Cricket Team released for World Cup

The official kit of the Pakistan cricket team for the World Cup 2019 has been released. The Pakistan Cricket Board took to Twitter to release pictures of the World Cup kit, the Pakistan cricket team will be donning at this year’s tournament in England. Pakistan begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 30 ay Trent Bridge in...

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Junaid Khan protests over his in exclusion from World Cup squad

KARACHI: Fast bowler Junaid Khan on Monday protested over his exclusion from the World Cup squad with a picture showing his mouth covered with black tape. “I don't want to say anything. Truth is bitter,” captioned the player his picture, hours after the announcement of Mohammad Amir's inclusion in the World Cup squad by the chief selector Inzimamul Haq, replacing...

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Cricketer Asif Ali’s daughter passes away after battling cancer stage IV

All-rounder Asif Ali's daughter passed away on Sunday after a battle with stage IV cancer. In April, Ali shared on Twitter that his daughter was fighting cancer and his family members were taking her to the United States for treatment. Asif Ali ✔@AasifAli2018 My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to US for her...

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Pakistan final squad announced; Amir, Wahab in for the World Cup

LAHORE: The Chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket Team, Inzamam-ul-Haq on Monday announced the final squad led by Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for the upcoming World Cup to played in England. According to the announcement, Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf have been dropped and are replaced by pacer Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir. Pakistan finalises make-up of World Cup squadhttps://t.co/I4xFbvC5sF #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/tTdA8iC6Pj...

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Root, Morgan help England close 351

TRENT BRIDGE: Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan help England close 351 runs with nine dismissals as Pakistan seeks to avoid a whitewash in a slightly improved bowling and fielding performance in fifth and final one day international at Trent Bridge. Root, 84 and Morgan, 76 took stand against Green Shirts with fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi claiming four wickets....

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Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed regrets not appealing Curran run out in fourth ODI

NOTTINGHAM: Tom Curran played an important knock towards the end of the England innings which secured the team’s win against Pakistan in the fourth ODI. Curran batting at No 8 scored 31 from 30 balls which was part of a 61-run partnership with Ben Stokes at a time when it seemed the match had slipped away from England. Tom Curran,...

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