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Pakistan’s Nida Dar creates history with 37-ball 75 against South Africa

Pakistan women team's graceful all-rounder Nida Dar created history on Wednesday with her 37-ball 75 in the fourth T20i against the South Africa women team in Benoni. Dar's half-century, achieved with 20 deliveries, is the second fastest ever in Twenty20 format by any female cricketer. Just two deliveries short of record holding New Zealander Sophie Devine, Dar still managed to...

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Pakistan, India World Cup match happening: ICC chief

LONDON: Outgoing International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Dave Richardson on Tuesday said the cricket’s governing body has no reasons to make any changes to the proposed World Cup schedule and that all matches will be played as scheduled. "No indications have been sent from either board about the World Cup clash not taking place," Richardson told ESPNcricinfo in London, where he was...

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‘I am Proud to be the first product of PSL’, says Hasan Ali

Web Desk: Three years, on a confident and energetic Hasan was all smile and no fear, after he took a HBL PSL best of four for 15 against Lahore Qalandars on Sunday, one of his wickets included former South Africa great AB de Villiers. Hasan acknowledged his journey from a scary-looking greenhorn to an ever-green mature paceman, who has made...

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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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Indian broadcaster IMG Reliance pulls out of PSL

DUBAI: Indian broadcaster IMG Reliance has withdrawn from its contract to produce coverage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following the deadly Kashmir attack last week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Sunday. The company was televising the Pakistan Super League, which is being played in the United Arab Emirates because of security concerns, and it was also due...

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‘Universe Boss’ Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

ST. JOHN´S, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle announced on Sunday that he will retire from one-day international cricket after this year´s World Cup in England and Wales. The big-hitting 39-year-old opener, who has scored 9,727 runs in 284 ODIs, is set to play his first international since last July against England on Wednesday. The self-styled ´Universe...

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Old guns Malik and Afridi roll over defending champs IU

DUBAI: Islamabad United Vice Captain Shadab Khan turned the low-scoring match interesting after taking two wickets against Multan Sultans in the 125 run-chase in the first fixture of the day at the Dubai International Stadium. Fast bowler Waqas Maqsood drew the first blood with the wicket of Johnson Charles. Shadab's run out of opener Shan Masood from backward point tilted the...

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Quetta Gladiators down Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets in the third match of Pakistan Super League in Dubai on Friday. Batting first Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq both scored 49 each for Zalmi and set a target of 156 runs for Gladiators to chase. Mohammad Nawaz dismissed two Zalmi batsmen, while Ghulam Mudassir and Irfan Junior took one wicket each....

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Amir stars as Karachi Kings beat Multan Sultans by 7 runs

DUBAI: Karachi Kings registered their first victory in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 4) defeating Multan Sultans by 7 runs here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Batting first Karachi Kings had set 184-run target for Multan Sultans. In response, Sultans were restricted to 176-9 in their allotted 20 overs. For Kings, pacer Mohammad Amir...

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Islamabad United clinches PSL opener against Lahore

DUBAI: Defending champions Islamabad United defeat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets to win the opening fixture of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The defending champions won the toss and chose to bowl. Faheem Ashraf hit a six on the second ball of the 20th over bowled by Lahore Qalanders captain Muhammad Hafeez to...

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PSL 2019: Multan Sultans releases official anthem

Web Desk: Multan Sultans on Wednesday released their official anthem for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Sung by legendary singer Attahullah Essa Khelvi, the anthem was just shared on Sultan’s official Twitter page titled “‘Waqt-E-Janoob’ featuring Attahullah Essa Khelvi!” Led by Shoaib Malik, Multan Sultans will kick off their PSL campaign on Saturday against Karachi Kings....

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PSL 2019: Peshawar Zalmi releases official anthem

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi on Wednesday released their official Pashto anthem for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) fourth edition. Sung by Gul Panra and Zeek Afridi, the song in Pashto language is written by Laiq Zada. The anthem is based on the historical heritage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the potential of the Youth, a press release issued by the PSL...

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PSL 4: Key players to watch out

ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) sees Andre Russell, Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone, Sandeep Lamichhane, AB de Villiers and Sunil Narine as top players to watch for in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) beginning in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Thursday. The tournament which begins with defending champions Islamabad United taking on Lahore Qalanders in Dubai...

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PSL 2019: Imam-ul-Haq inducted in Peshawar Zalmi squad

ISLAMABAD: Talented opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq has been inducted in the Peshawar Zalmi squad for the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League beginning in the United Arab Emirates from Thursday. Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi welcomed Imam and said the squad has further strengthened with his inclusion, a press statement Wednesday said. The 23-year-old, has played 29 Twenty20s with an...

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Windies’ Gabriel charged for language used in England Test

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been charged for language used during the third Test against England on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. Gabriel’s comment to Joe Root was not audible to television viewers but according to British broadcaster Sky Sports the England captain was heard replying to the bowler: “Don’t use it as an insult....

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England World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies

LONDON: Gordon Banks, England’s goalkeeper when they won the 1966 World Cup, has died aged 81, his former club Stoke City announced on Tuesday. Banks, who played in every game of the 1966 campaign on home soil, is probably best known for a wonder save he produced to deny Brazilian great Pele in the 1970 World Cup. His family said Banks,...

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Trophy Unveiling: Captains ready for battle of PSL 2019

DUBAI: The captains of the Pakistan Super League 2019 and Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani addressed a press conference at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed stressed the importance to hit the ground running in T20 competitions, saying: "Momentum is very important in T20 tournaments so we would try and built that momentum from...

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