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Sri Lankan security team to visit Pakistan next month: PCB

Web -Desk (Syed Tazmeen Javed): According to Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday, the Sri Lankan team security delegation will visit Pakistan next month to monitor the overall security situation. Pakistan has extended the offer to the Sri Lankan board to play two test matches in Karachi and Lahore in October. The security delegation will visit venues in Karachi and Lahore.

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan sets a strong 309 runs target for South Africa

LONDON: Pakistan on Sunday set a strong target of 309 runs for South Africa here at Lord's, London. Haris Sohail, with 89 runs off 59 balls remained Pakistan's top scorer of the day along with Babar Azam who scored 69 off 80 balls. Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq both scored 44 runs. South Africa's Lungi Ngidi took three important...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan opted to bat first against South Africa

LONDON: Pakistan on Sunday won the toss and opted to bat first against South Africa here at Lord's, London. Struggling Pakistan and South Africa will face-off in a high stake clash in the World Cup seeking to secure a place in the semi-final at Lord's today. Both Shaheens and Proteas have won just one match in the World Cup and...

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Pakistan, South Africa face-off in a high stakes clash

LONDON: Struggling Pakistan and South Africa will face-off in a high stake clash in the World Cup seeking to secure a place in the semi-final at Lord's today. Both Shaheens and Proteas have won just one match in the World Cup and stand on ninth and eighth position respectively on the points table. The green shirts lone win in the...

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Sarfaraz says it hurts

LONDON: On Friday, a social media video showing a young fan hurling abuses at Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in a shopping mall went viral. It wasn’t an isolated incident. There were several other unsavoury incidents involving abusive fans and Pakistan cricketers that were aptly dispersed worldwide via social media. Young Pakistan cricketers Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam were at the centre...

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India post modest 224 runs against Afghanistan in World Cup match

India wrapped up their innings with modest score of 224 for the loss of eight wickets in their World Cup match against Afghanistan at Hampshire's Rose Bowl on Saturday. The 28th match of the Cricket World Cup started with India looking to keep its unbeaten record at the tournament, and pile up a big total against Afghanistan. India captain Virat...

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International Olympic Committee lifts India ban after Pakistan visa assurances

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban on India hosting international sporting events after receiving assurances over visas for Pakistani competitors. In February, India triggered a standoff with the IOC when it refused to allow Pakistani shooters from attending a Tokyo 2020 Games qualifying competition. But on Thursday, IOC president Thomas Bach said India were now back in...

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World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka opted to bat first against England

LEEDS:  Sri Lanka, after winning the toss, opted to bat first against host England on Friday here at Leeds. England whose sole defeat came at the hands of Pakistan, currently placed on the third spot on the points table following their wins against Bangladesh, West Indies, and the Afghanistan, where the Lions cumulated a World Cup record total of scoring...

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World Cup 2019: Australia sets a gigantic target of 382 for Bangladesh

NOTTINGHAM: Australia, in the 26th match of the World Cup 2019, set a gigantic target of 382 for Bangladesh with five wickets down here at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday. Warner, once again, made a furious century, scoring 166 before being caught by Hossain on the ball of Sarkar. Besides Warner, Usman Khwaja scored 89 and skipper Aaron Finch made...

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Mohsin Khan relieved of his position as PCB cricket committee head

LAHORE: Former Test cricketer Mohsin Khan has stepped down as Chair of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Cricket Committee, which was tasked to conduct a thorough review of the national team's performance following the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019. In a press statement released on Thursday, the PCB said Mohsin expressed his willingness to be released from his current...

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Rain-soaked cricket World Cup may cost insurers millions

LONDON: Lost revenues from a record number of rain-hit cricket World Cup games in England and Wales may result in insurance claims of a few million pounds for each abandoned fixture, insurance sources say. Broadcasters, organisers, venues, advertising sponsors and catering establishments are among firms to have missed out after four matches were called off in an exceptionally rainy June....

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World Cup 2019: Australia opted to bat first against Bangladesh

NOTTINGHAM: Australia, in the 26th match of the World Cup 2019, opted to bat first against Bangladesh here at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Bangladesh comes into the match after accumulating the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant century culminated in a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday, reviving their bid to...

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World Cup 2019: New Zealand restricts South Africa to 241

BIRMINGHAM: New Zealand, in the 25th World Cup 2019 match, restricted South Africa to 241 runs here in Birmingham on Wednesday. Ferguson took three important wickets as van der Dussen, with 67 and Hashim Amla with 55 runs remained Proteas' only top scores. Besides Ferguson; Boult, Grandhomme, and Santner took one wicket each. The 25th game of this World Cup...

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PCB supports Pakistan team despite ‘below expectation’ World Cup performance

LAHORE: The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put their "faith, support and confidence" in the Pakistan cricket team despite their "below expectation" performance ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The discussion on the team's performance took place during the 54th meeting of the PCB' Board of Governors in Lahore on Wednesday chaired by Chairman Ehsan Mani....

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World Cup 2019: New Zealand opted to field against South Africa

BIRMINGHAM: New Zealand, in the 25th World Cup 2019 match, opted to field first after winning the toss against South Africa here in Birmingham on Wednesday. The start of the Cricket World Cup group game between New Zealand and South Africa at was delayed by a wet outfield. After a pitch inspection at 10:15am local time, umpires Nigel Llong and...

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Wet outfield delays start of South Africa-New Zealand match

BIRMINGHAM: The start of the Cricket World Cup group game between New Zealand and South Africa at Edgbaston has been delayed by a wet outfield. After a pitch inspection at 10:15am local time, umpires Nigel Llong and Ian Gould will inspect the pitch again at 11am. Conditions have been overcast, and there's the possibility of light rain later this morning,...

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PCB dismisses reports of grouping within Pakistan team

MANCHESTER: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after so many media reports and speculations Tuesday rejected the media reports of friction within the team after back-to-back losses in the ongoing World Cup tournament, and said that the entire team is standing behind skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed. The board spokesperson said that the team will soon prove its critics wrong by giving a...

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