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Pakistan wins historic Test Match at Lords, defeat England by 9 wickets

Web Desk: Pakistan has successful defeated England in the home of cricket, Lords in a historic effort, following are the previous coveted victories including the first ever match played between the rivals in 1954 which ended in a draw.   England Pakistan Pakistan 10 wickets Lord's Aug 12-16, 1982 England Pakistan Pakistan 75 runs Lord's Jul 14-17, 2016 England Pakistan...

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Australia chief sees way back for disgraced Warner

Disgraced David Warner still has a future in Australian cricket, the sport's chief executive James Sutherland says, handing the explosive opener a lifeline after a cheating scandal. Warner was identified as the mastermind behind the plan to use sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test in South Africa this year that shocked the sport. While former skipper...

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Azhar Mahmood adamant Pakistan ‘want more’ from Amir

Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood "wants more" from Mohammad Amir, a challenge he believes the paceman will rise to in upcoming Test matches against Ireland and England. Amir was the hottest property in world cricket after bursting on the scene as a teenager in 2009. He was soon earning comparisons with fellow Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram, with Wasim...

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ICC allows Muhammad Hafeez to resume bowling in international cricket

Web Desk: International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared Mohammad Hafeez to resume bowling in international cricket following remedial work to his action. Hafeez underwent a reassessment at Loughborough University in April and has subsequently has his suspension lifted by the ICC. ICC termed his action illegal, as the bowler action passes more than 15 degree angle which is not  permitted...

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Australian cricket cheating plot sparks ethics review

Cricket Australia on Tuesday appointed an ethics guru to review the sport s culture in the wake of the cheating scandal that has rocked "the gentleman s game". The governing body said it wanted to ensure there was never a repeat of the conduct during the third Test against South Africa in March that tarnished Australian cricket s reputation. "We...

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Gautam Gambhir a ‘verbal terrorist’, says Australian journalist

Web Desk: Australian journalist Dennis Freedman has termed former Indian opening batsman "Gautam Gambhir" as verbal terrorist over his reckless remarks against Pakistan. Dennis Fredmen took to social networking website 'twitter' and labeled Gambhir as Verbal terrorist. Gautam Gambhir is a verbal terrorist. The crap he said again today re relationship between India / Pakistan is dangerous”, tweeted Freedman. Gautam...

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India resist Australia overtures for Adelaide day-night Test

SYDNEY: Australian cricket chiefs are still trying to convince reluctant India to play a day-night Test in Adelaide this year after releasing their international playing schedule on Monday. Cricket Australia have scheduled the opening Test of the four-Test India series in Adelaide from December 6-10, with hopes it will be a pink ball match following concept successes against New Zealand,...

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NBA begins to address mental health and athletes

The NBA is joining forces with the players' union to launch a mental wellness program with the hope that athletes will see it as a way to open up about their struggles with mental health. Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Love are helping to jump start the program, which begins in part this week with a website...

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Barcelona clinch La Liga title

CORUNA: Barcelona were crowned La Liga champions for the 25th time after beating Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 on Sunday with the help of a hat-trick from talisman Lionel Messi. Barca only needed a draw to clinch the title and complete an eighth domestic double after winning the King’s Cup last week and they marched into a 2-0 lead with goals...

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‘Choose either we or Afghan T20 league’, PCB tells UAE

Web Desk: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought a written reply from Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) that the latter will not hold any Twenty20 league between October-March in order to protect commercial interests of Pakistan especially the Pakistan Super League (PSL). “We have sought written assurance from Emirates board to not host any leagues in UAE from Oct-March that create...

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Muhammad Hafeez advices PCB to improve crowd attendance at Pakistan Cup

Web Desk: All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez becomes angry over low crowd attendance during Pakistan Cup matches being played at Iqbal Cricket Stadium Faisalabad. Empty stands in stadium have left Muhammad Hafeez to advice Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to allow free entry to Fans for Pakistan Cup matches. “Surprised not to seen much crowd in Pakistan cup matches in Faisalabad so far,...

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Juventus gain crucial title edge after late fightback downs Inter

Juventus battled past 10-man Inter Milan with two late goals giving the champions a 3-2 win in the San Siro on Saturday to reopen a four-point lead at the top of the Serie A table. Inter looked as if they would pull off an unlikely victory as the hosts led until three minutes from the whistle despite playing more than...

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Neymar recovery on track, will be back for World Cup: doctor

Neymar is working hard to recover from the foot injury that sidelined him in February and will be back in action by this summer's World Cup, the Brazil team doctor who operated on him promised Friday. "Neymar is recovering the best way possible," Rodrigo Lasmar told GloboEsporte. "He is working hard and the expectation is that he will arrive well-prepared...

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Iniesta to leave Barcelona at the end of the season

BARCELONA: Andres Iniesta has confirmed he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 22 years associated with the club. In a press conference attended by members of the first team and the club's board on Friday, Iniesta said he wanted to finish at Barca "feeling useful, feeling important and still winning titles". Iniesta is expected to continue...

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ICC Champions trophy victory against India last year, just became sweeter

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan & Waqas Arain |   The 180 run mammoth victory by Pakistan over a much stronger India left 1.3 billion people stunned and shattered and on the other side of the border a nation of 200 million danced in ecstasy and were overjoyed on the occasion, Pakistan had defeated their arch nemesis India in a humiliating fashion...

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Pakistan to take on arch rival India on June 16 as ICC announce 2019 Cricket World Cup schedule

Web Desk: Pakistan will face arch rival India on June, 16 as International Cricket Council (ICC) announced cricket world cup 2019 schedule on Thursday, Espncricinfo reported. According to details, ten teams will participate in Cricket World Cup which will be held between 30 May and 14 July next summer at England and wales. The fixture details of all 48 matches...

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ICC bids farewell to Champions Trophy

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday approved a new Future Tours Programme for the 2019-23 cycle, which replaces the 2021 Champions Trophy with a World Twenty20, less than a year after Australia hosts the 2020 edition of the event. The ICC in a bid to make cricket a global affair gave green light to all 104 cricket playing members;...

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