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Sana Mir is taking a break from international cricket

Fast bowler Sana Mir has announced she is taking a break from international cricket to "reset her future objections". Despite unclear reasons, Mir has extended her support and well wishes to her fraternity and shared that she wants to "reset my future objections". Mir said in a statement, "I have decided to take a break from international cricket and, as...

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Pakistan-India tensions jeopardises women’s cricket series

LAHORE: The recent tensions between Pakistan and India have also made their way into the world of women’s cricket with the upcoming series between Pakistan and Indian women cricket team in jeopardy. As part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Championship, Pakistan and India are scheduled to play a series from July to November, to be hosted by India. The...

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‘India threatened Sri Lankan players to opt out of Pakistan tour’: claims Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday claimed India threatened Sri Lanka players over not being able to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they travelled to Pakistan for their tour later this month. “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they’ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse...

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Abdul Qadir, former Test cricketer and spin legend, passes away at 63

LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricketer and spin legend Abdul Qadir Khan passed away in Lahore on Friday, cricketer Kamran Akmal confirmed. Akmal, whose brother is married to Qadir's daughter, said the legendary cricketer passed away due to cardiac arrest. The 63-year-old was born in Lahore in 1955. He was regarded as one of the best leg-spinners of his time, taking 236...

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Misbah-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan cricket Head Coach, Chief Selector by PCB

LAHORE: Former captain Misbah ul Haq has been appointed as the new head coach of the Pakistan cricket team in all three formats on a three-year contract, while Waqar Younis will be the team's bowling coach. According to a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Misbah has been appointed for a three-year term and will also serve as...

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England’s James Anderson ruled out for rest of Ashes series

DERBY: England star James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes series with a calf injury, in a blow to home hopes of beating Australia. Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker, has not bowled in the series since breaking down with the injury after delivering just four overs in Australia's 251-run win in the first Test at...

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Bowler Shaheen Afridi diagnosed with dengue fever

LAHORE: Young Pakistani left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been diagnosed with dengue fever and was taken to a local hospital in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday. In a press release, PCB said Shaheen Afridi has been ruled out of an ongoing pre-season training camp due to his diagnosis. The press release read, "Shaheen was...

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Younis Khan mother passes away after prolonged illness

KARACHI: Younis Khan-- cricket legend's mother passed away after prolonged illness on Tuesday. She was hospitalised at a private hospital, had been suffering from a kidney-related disease and in Karachi, where she breathed her last. The funeral prayer and last rituals of the deceased will be held in Mardan district today, according to family sources. Younis Khan retired from international...

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Misbah headlines Pakistan cricket coach post

KARACHI: Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq Tuesday emerged as the favourite to take over as Pakistan's cricket coach after Mickey Arthur was axed following a disappointing World Cup. Misbah, Pakistan's most successful Test captain, has stepped down from the Pakistan Cricket Board's executive committee to clear the way for his application. "I have resigned from the cricket committee and have applied for...

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Misbah steps down from cricket committee, applies for head coach post

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has stepped down from his post in the cricket committee and submitted his application for the post of head coach. According to details, the 45-year-old skipper met Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) International Cricket Director Zakir Khan on Monday afternoon and informed him of his decision, following which he formally applied for the head coach’s role....

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Cricketer Imad Wasim ties knot with Sannia Ashfaq

ISLAMABAD: Imad Wasim became the second Pakistani cricketer after Hassan Ali to tie the knot this week. The all-rounder’s nikkah to British-Pakistani Sannia Ashfaq was held on Saturday at the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. His wedding dinner will take place on August 26 in Islamabad and invites to notable people including Prime Minister Imran Khan have been sent out.

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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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PCB’s new constitution comes into effect post cabinet approval

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that its new constitution for 2019 has been approved and came into effect on August 19. The office of the chairman and the chief executive will be split after the constitution, making the board’s managing director redesignated as the chief executive. Under the new constitution, the existing board of governors of the...

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Cricketer Hassan Ali ties knot with Samia Arzoo

Pakistan's Hasan Ali began a new chapter of his life on Tuesday as he tied the knot with Samia Arzoo. The cricketer was garbed in a gorgeous black sherwani, while his wife donned a red and gold dress. The ceremony was held at a seven-star hotel, with Hasan's close friend and teammate, Shadab Khan, as well as close friends and...

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Legendary Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away

Olympian and former goalkeeper of the national hockey team Zakir Hussain passed away on Monday at the age of 85. Hussain's funeral prayers will be held in his home town Gulshen Anwar Masjid, Jinnah Colony, Wah Cantt. The veteran player won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics...

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Ashes Test: Australia astonish England as Cummings, Smith strike

Australia's Steve Smith returned to make 92 after a sickening blow to the neck before England captain Joe Root fell for the first golden duck of his Test career as Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls on a dramatic fourth day of the second Ashes clash at Lord's. England were 96-4 in their second innings — a lead...

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Sri Lankan security team gives “positive feedback” mulling to play test cricket in Pakistan

The Sri Lankan cricket team may soon return to Pakistan to play at least one Test match, more than a decade since militants attacked their team bus in Lahore in 2009. Sri Lanka and Pakistan were originally scheduled to play at a neutral venue, but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sent a security delegation to visit Pakistan after the Pakistan Cricket...

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