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Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim crowned CNS International Squash Championship 2018

KARACHI: Final match and prize distribution ceremony of 13th Chief of the Naval Staff International Squash Championship was held at Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex, Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Final match of the tournament was played between Youssef Ibrahim from Egypt and Farhan Mehboob of Pakistan....

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High-flying Pakistan accomplishes 11th straight T20 series triumph by thrashing New Zealand

DUBAI: Pakistan lived up to their billing as the world's best T20 team with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Dubai on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-0. Mohammad Hafeez (34, not-out) and Shoaib Malik (10) added 34 quickfire runs to help Pakistan overhaul the 154-run target in 19.4 overs at Dubai stadium, pocketing their 11th consecutive series...

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Amir dropped as PCB names 15-member ODI squad for NZ tour

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday has announced 15-member squad for series against New Zealand starting from November 7. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq, after consultations with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur, has announced the 15 member ODI squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. Muhammad Hafiz has made a...

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Pakistan to face NZ in second T20I today

DUBAI: The second Twenty20 match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played today (Friday) in Dubai Cricket Stadium. The match will start at 9:00 pm according to Pakistan Standard time (PST). In a first T-20 match, Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs. New Zealand needed six off the last delivery to tie the match but experienced batsman Ross...

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South Africa pledge not to taunt Australia over tampering

PERTH: South Africa promised not to wind up Australia over ball-tampering Sunday when they meet for the first time since this years ill-fated Test series, when a cheating scandal plunged Australian cricket into disgrace. The three-game, one-day series is a chance for Australia to move on from a miserable eight months, which began with the tampering row and continued with...

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Azhar Ali Retiring From ODI’s, says sources

LAHORE: Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has decided to retire from limited overs cricket, a source close to the cricketer said. Azhar is retiring to focus on Test cricket,” the source said. Further, the source said, “The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the team forward.” Debuting in 2011 against Ireland, Ali...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs in Twenty20 thriller

Left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi defended 17 runs in the last over as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by two runs in a thrilling finish to the first Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. New Zealand needed six off the last delivery to tie the match but experienced batsman Ross Taylor managed just a boundary as New Zealand --...

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Misbah-ul-Haq not to participate in next season of PSL

Web Desk: Former Pakistan and Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will not be part of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to details, the Islamabad United franchise is currently in talks with the veteran cricketer about his next official role in the setup. The Islamabad-based franchise reportedly wants the former Pakistan captain to take up the position...

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Sourav Ganguly fears for Indian cricket amid #MeToo row

Former captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his "deep sense of fear" about the running of Indian cricket as he slammed the sloppy handling of #MeToo allegations against board chief executive Rahul Johri, among other key issues. Johri was accused of sexual harassment on October 12 in an account shared by author Harnidh Kaur on Twitter, and the board s administrative committee...

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Glasgow becomes part of Global Zalmi league

Web Desk: Pakistan's biggest sports entity, Peshawar Zalmi's Global Zalmi League has reached 30 teams around the world as Glasgow (Scotland) just became part of Global Zalmi. Pakistan Super League's top franchise in terms of brand value, Peshawar Zalmi has achieved another wondrous feat. Peshawar Zalmi Chairman, Mr. Javed Afridi said that Global Zalmi has become a platform for overseas...

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Sarfraz Ahmed aims to cement T20 dominance against New Zealand

ABU DHABI: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed vowed that his all-conquering Twenty20 team will continue their hot streak in their three-match series against New Zealand, starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan maintained top spot in the 20-over world rankings with a 3-0 whitewash of Australia in Dubai on Sunday, cementing their place as the leading lights of the game's shortest...

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PCB names 15-member squad for T20I series against NZ

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday has announced  15-member squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand was announced on Monday. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq after consulting skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur retained the same squad that played against Australia. Pakistan will play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand. The first match will...

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Najam Sethi sends legal notice to PCB chief Ehsan Mani

LAHORE: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Monday sent a legal notice to current Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani for allegedly defaming him. The legal notice stated that Sethi was never paid the amount Rs14 million as 'PSL Allowance', as claimed in the PCB document. The notice rejected PCB's claim that no amount was paid to Ehsan Mani...

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Pakistan winning T20 squad retained for New Zealand series

LAHORE: Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand was announced on Monday. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq after consulting skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur retained the same squad that played against Australia. Pakistan will play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand. The first match will be played in Abu Dhabi on October...

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Aaron Finch replaces Tim Paine as Aussie ODI Captain

SYDNEY: Australia have dropped Test skipper Tim Paine from their one-day squad for next month´s series against South Africa and named opening batsman Aaron Finch as captain in his place. Finch, who led his country´s Twenty20 side to a 11-run defeat to Pakistan in Dubai on Friday to go 2-0 down in the series, will be supported by two vice...

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PCB forms four-member committee to review cricketing matters

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)on Friday has finalised its four-member special committee to oversee all cricketing matters in the country. According to a notification issued by the PCB today, former cricketer and selector Mohsin Khan will serve as the chairman of the committee. Former captains Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq, and former Pakistan Womens cricketer Urooj Mumtaz are the other three...

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FIFA set up task force over new tournament plans

KIGALI: FIFA have set up a task force to examine president Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club World Cup and Global Nations League, avoiding a damaging split with UEFA over the controversial proposals. Infantino told a news conference that the task force would present its findings at a council meeting in Miami on March 14. “On the topic that...

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