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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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Federal Cabinet gives approval for new constitution of PCB

ISLAMABAD: The federal Cabinet on Friday also gave approval for the new constitution of the Pakistan Cricket Board. In the new constitution, the regional system in the sport has been abolished. Due to the measure, now provincial teams will participate in domestic cricket.

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PCB announces central contracts for 2019-20 season

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced central contracts for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test Championship Tests, three ODIs and nine T20Is. The list has been reduced to 19 players from 33 but the contracts for the upcoming season are "significantly" higher in financial value. The players who have been...

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PCB opted to not renew contracts of Arthur, Mahmood, Flower

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced it has decided not to renew contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden. The PCB Cricket Committee, which met on Friday, was unanimous in its recommendations for a refurbish of the coaching setup. The recommendations were forwarded and discussed with PCB...

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Smith’s second ton enables Australia dominate England

BIRMINGHAM: Steve Smith hit his second century of his comeback Test on Sunday as Australia set England a daunting 398 to win the Ashes opener at Edgbaston. Ashes-holders Australia, bidding to win their first Test series away to England in 18 years, made 487-7 declared in their second innings as they capitalised on the absence from the home side´s attack...

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Captain Sarfaraz, Arthur and Inzamam appears before PCB commitee

LAHORE: The three main stakeholders of Pakistan cricket — head coach Mickey Arthur, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and captain Sarfraz Ahmed — appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board’s cricket committee here on Friday to express the views on their performance during the last four years. The meeting lasting four hours was chaired by PCB managing director Wasim Khan. It first heard...

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Security delegation from Sri Lanka cricket team to arrive Pakistan on August 6th

LAHORE: A security delegation from the Sri Lankan cricket board will arrive in Pakistan on August 6. The security delegation will visit venues in Karachi and Lahore. The PCB has offered Sri Lanka to play two Test matches in Pakistan. The security delegation will travel to August 8 where they will be briefed about the security situation in the country....

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Cricketer Imad Wasim to tie knot with London-based girl

Soon after rumours of pacer Hassan Ali's marriage with Dubai-based Indian girl Shamia Arzoo went viral, the news of spinner Imad Wasim's wedding surfaced on Thursday with London-based Sania Ashfaq. The wedding ceremony will be held on August 26 in Islamabad. The couple met in London as their families are busy in wedding preparations. Imad is currently playing for Nottinghamshire...

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Starting today: England seek a ‘double’ as Australia eye Ashes history

England return to 'Fortress Edgbaston' for the first Test against Australia on Thursday looking to round off an already memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double. If the World Cup remains the pinnacle of the 50-over game, for England and Australia there's nothing quite like a renewal of Test cricket's oldest rivalry. But now there's arguably more...

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Cricketer Hassan Ali to tie knot with Indian girl on August 20th

According to media reports, test cricketer Hassan Ali has decided to tie knot with Indian citizen girl-- living in the United Arab Emirates, Shamia Arzoo. According to family sources, the nikkah ceremony will be held on 20th August 2019. Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali is all set to tie the marriage knot with Indian girl Shamia Arzoo in Dubai. Shamia...

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Kohli disproves rumours of rift with Sharma

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli on Monday quashed reports of a rift with senior batsman Rohit Sharma, calling the rumours ‘baffling’ and ‘ridiculous’ before the team’s departure for a tour of the West Indies. Since India’s exit in the semi-finals of the 50-over World Cup this month, reports of a crack in relations between Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Sharma...

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“It was on the cards”, says coach Arthur on Mohammad Amir’s retirement from Test cricket

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has said he is not surprised by fast bowler Mohammad Amir's decision to retire from Test cricket as it was on the cards for a long while. "It was on the cards for a long while. Amir had been speaking to me about it with me for some time now. His Test career was taking...

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Fans chose 1999 Chennai clash with India as Pakistan’s ‘greatest Test match’

Fans have voted Pakistan’s 12-run win over India at Chennai in 1999 as the team's greatest game match to date in the country's 432-Test history, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday. The Test was played from January 28 to 31 with Pakistan coming back from behind to win back-to-back games on the Indian...

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‘Be match-winners,’ Lasith Malinga advises next generation

Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka's strike bowler for so many years, signed out of one-day international cricket with a reminder of just how good he is, taking 3/38 in his side's 91-run win against Bangladesh. Malinga finished with 338 wickets in 226 matches – going ahead of Anil Kumble to be ninth on the all-time list – wrapping things up nicely...

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M. Amir bids farewell to Test cricket, announces retirement from traditional format

LAHORE: Pakistan's fast bowler, Mohammad Amir on Friday announced retirement from the test cricket, saying that he would like to focus on One Day Internationals ODI(ODI) and T 20s. "It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can...

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PCB refuses to comment on Imamul Haq controversy, calling it a personal issue

LAHORE: The Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday refused to comment on a scandal surrounding cricketer Imam-ul-Haq calling it a personal issue. Pakistan opener has been accused of manipulating and cheating on multiple women. The issue arose on Wednesday when a twitter user posted several screenshots of alleged Whatsapp and Instagram conversations between Imam and several other girls. The user,...

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Ireland restricts England to 85 runs in Lord’s test

LONDON: England crashed back to earth after their World Cup triumph as they were skittled for 85 on a humiliating opening morning of their four-day test against Ireland at Lord's on Wednesday. Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat under blue skies but the morning belonged to Ireland, and in particular Tim Murtagh who ripped through the England...

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