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Lahore Qalandars skipper Hafeez ruled out of PSL

Dubai: Lahore Qalandars has suffered a major blow as skipper Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the entire Pakistan Super League due to his thumb injury. AB de Villiers will now lead the team from the Sharjah leg of the tournament. Sameen Rana, team manager and CEO of the team, said: “It’s a very disappointing news for us. AB...

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Bravo, Joseph recalled by West Indies for England series

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS: Darren Bravo could play his first Test for the West Indies in over two years after the experienced top-order batsman was recalled Tuesday for next week´s series opener against England in Barbados. Bravo hasn´t featured in a Test since a tour of the UAE in October 2016, but the 29-year-old returned to the international fold late last year...

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Spurs star Kane out until March with ankle injury

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be sidelined until March after suffering ankle ligament damage in Sunday's defeat against Manchester United. Kane sustained the injury to his left ankle in the closing moments of the 1-0 loss at Wembley and scans have now confirmed the extent of the problem. It is the third successive season the England captain has missed games...

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PSL4: Tickets go on sale for UAE matches

Lahore: Tickets for the Pakistan Super League 2019 Sharjah and Abu Dhabi legs are now available online,” said a spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed. "Details about online Dubai and Pakistan tickets will be announced soon, but Sharjah and Abu Dhabi tickets can be bought at www.q-tickets.com/psl," he said. Sharjah will host eight PSL games between February 21-24....

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Virat Kohli scores century as India chase 299 against Australia

ADELAIDE: Virat Kohli scored a masterful century as India chased a target of 299 in the second one-day international against Australia in Adelaide on Tuesday. The Indian skipper brought up his hundred with India needing a further 69 runs off 47 balls to win the match. Rohit Sharma scored 43 and Shikhar Dhawan 32. Rayudu contributed 24. Earlier Shaun Marsh smashed 131...

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Pakistan seek cure for batting struggles after South Africa sweep

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said on Monday he was determined to find a solution to his team's problems against fast, short-pitched bowling. Speaking after South Africa completed a 3-0 series clean sweep by winning the third Test by 107 runs at the Wanderers Stadium, Arthur said he wanted to build a team able to play in all conditions by...

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3rd Test: Proteas thrash Pakistan by 107 runs, complete 3-0 sweep

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa thrashed Pakistan by 107 runs in the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday to wrap up a 3-0 series sweep. Chasing an unlikely 381 for victory Pakistan were dismissed for 273 on the fourth day with Mohammad Abbas run out for the final wicket after a mix-up with Shadab Khan. Resuming at 153 for...

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AB DeVilliers Mr.360 is coming to Pakistan

LAHORE: With just one month to go for the start of the Pakistan Super League 2019, South African star and former captain AB de Villiers has confirmed he will tour Pakistan for the Lahore Qalandars’ matches scheduled in the cricket-loving nation. The flamboyant batsman, who will be making his PSL debut for Lahore Qalandars, announced he will feature in back-to-back...

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India call up Shankar, Gill to replace suspended pair

SYDNEY: India on Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women. Rahul and Pandya were axed ahead of India´s opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, which the tourists lost, pending an investigation...

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Steve Smith ruled out from PSL 4 due to elbow injury

Web Desk: Australia’s right-handed batsman Multan Sultans, Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following an elbow injury. “I am disappointed I won’t be able to play in HBL PSL but I wish Multan Sultans all the best for this year’s tournament,” said Steve Smith. “I was looking forward to playing...

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Third Test: Olivier strikes as Pakistan all out for 185 runs

Duanne Olivier took six wickets as Pakistan all out for 185 runs on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Pakistan were 111 for five at lunch, 151 runs behind South Africa’s first innings total of 262. South Africa missed four catches and two run-out chances in the first hour...

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Australia beat India by 34 runs in first ODI

SYDNEY: Australia beat India by 34 runs in the first one-day international in Sydney on Saturday. The Australians made 288 for five off their 50 overs after winning the toss and restricted India to 254 for nine. Rohit Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a brave effort to keep India in the contest, while Jhye Richardson took four for...

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Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco, reunites with Henry

Cesc Fabregas completed his move from Chelsea to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco on Friday to reunite with his old Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry. Fabregas put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stade Louis II after passing a medical earlier in the day on the Mediterranean coast. A source told AFP that Chelsea will only receive payments related...

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Johannesburg Test: Pak could not capitalize over remarkable turnaround as S. Africa bowled out for 262

JOHANNESBURG: On Friday, Pakistan's bowlers staged a remarkable turnaround as South Africa were bowled out for 262 on the first day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium. South Africa seemed in control when they reached 226 for three at tea on the best batting pitch of a series they have already clinched by winning the first...

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India suspend Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul over comments on women

New Delhi: India on Friday suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman Lokesh Rahul over comments made about women on a TV show and could force them to leave the team´s Australia tour, a cricket board source told AFP. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told the team management that the duo will not play in at...

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Australian Open 2019: Serena handed tough draw in quest for record slam

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the first round. The American, seeded 16, is gunning to match Margaret Court’s record of singles majors and claim an eighth Australian Open crown. But Williams is in a tough half...

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Football icons Ricardo Kaka and Luis Figo arrives Pakistan

KARACHI: Football icons Ricardo Kaka and Luis Figo arrived in Karachi on Thursday to formally launch World Soccer Stars event. The duo will make a special appearance at Karachi’s Pearl Continental, after which they will visit Lahore for another press conference. They reached Karachi via a special flight from Dubai earlier today. Brazilian star Kaka and Portuguese legend Figo, who...

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