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PSL 2020 song ‘Tayyar Hain’ featuring Ali Azmat set to debut tonight

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 anthem Tayyar Hain is set for its official release tonight across major television channels at 8:55pm local time. The song featuring Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon Rashid and Asim Azhar celebrates the homecoming of the T20 league. The tune, according to a PSL press release, has been produced by renowned musician Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan (Xulfi),...

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PSL 2020 song ‘Tayyar Hain’ featuring Ali Azmat set to debut tonight

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 anthem Tayyar Hain is set for its official release tonight across major television channels at 8:55pm local time. The song featuring Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon Rashid and Asim Azhar celebrates the homecoming of the T20 league. The tune, according to a PSL press release, has been produced by renowned musician Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan (Xulfi),...

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Pakistan-Bangladesh third T20 match halted by rain

LAHORE: The final contest of the three-match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and Bangladesh, which was scheduled to take place at 2pm at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, was called off due to rain. With the cancellation of the match, Pakistan have won the T20 series 2-0, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Twitter. The development also means that Pakistan...

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Basketball icon Kobe Bryant, teenage daughter among 9 killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials said. Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers — 18 of...

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Pakistan won T20 series against Bangladesh

Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets in the second T20I at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. Set a modest 137-run target, the hosts' run chase suffered an early setback when Ahsan Ali, frustrated by his inability to get off the mark on six balls, tried an ugly hoick in the second over and was caught, prompting Mohammad Hafeez to...

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Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Tigers again fail to post sizable target, finish at 136-6

Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan in the second T20I at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Pakistan did not have to wait long for the first wicket. The breakthrough came in the second over when a fired-up Shaheen Afridi had Mohammad Naim nick one back to the keeper Mohammad Rizwan. While the stadium was the...

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Bangladesh won the toss, choose to bat in second T20 against Pakistan

According to ESPN Cricinfo, Bangladesh have replaced Mohammad Mithun with Mahedi Hasan, while Pakistan are unchanged. Pakistan have a 1-0 lead in the series after they overhauled a modest 142-run target in 19.3 overs at the same venue yesterday. Recalled Shoaib Malik had led the team to victory by smashing an undefeated half-century. The win was a crucial one for Pakistan as...

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Malik’s 50 enables Pakistan claim victory in first T20 against Bangladesh

LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday won the first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh by five wickets in Lahore, courtesy of a superb half-century by veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik. The hosts, who were chasing a target of 142 runs set by Bangladesh, reached their goal with three balls to spare in the first contest of a three-match series. Malik (58 off 45) remained...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh captains reveal T20I series trophy

LAHORE: Pakistan and Bangladesh will kick off the three-day T20I series on Friday at the city's Gaddafi Stadium. The teams' respective captains, Babar Azam and Mahmudullah, had unveiled the series trophy a day earlier. In the trophy-unveiling press conference, Azam said the team's focus was to maintain their top world T20I ranking. If the hosts team lose just one of the...

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Sana Mir excluded as Pakistan announce Women’s T20 World Cup squad

Pakistan national women’s selection committee on Monday announced a 15-player squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The tournament is to be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. The selectors have recalled Muneeba Ali and Aimen Anwar, while also naming the uncapped Ayesha Naseem in the squad. The trio have replaced Nahida Khan, Ayesha Zafar and...

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PSL 2020 online ticket sale to begin tonight: PCB

Online ticket sale for 2020 Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to begin tonight at 8pm, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The first batch of tickets will be available for purchase through yayvo.com, whereas general sale will commence from January 28 through dedicated TCS Express Centers across 38 cities. Each customer can purchase up to seven tickets per match on...

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Mohammad Hafeez says to retire from international cricket after World T20

LAHORE: Pakistan all-around Mohammad Hafeez, who was recalled for the Bangladesh series yesterday, said that he will retire from international cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this year to end his career on a good note. The 38-year-old was Thursday recalled to Pakistan's Twenty20 series against Bangladesh starting in Lahore from January 24. Hafeez has been one of Pakistan's key...

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Misbah announces Pakistan’s T20I squad for series with Bangladesh

Head Coach and Chief Selector for Pakistan Misbahul Haq on Thursday announced Pakistan's Twenty20 International squad for the upcoming tour of the Bangladesh cricket team. Babar Azam has been chosen to lead the squad, which is a mix of seasoned and new players. Contrary to speculations, former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been left out of the squad. "We have combined old and new...

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Babar Azam Makes It to ICC ODI Team of the Year

Pakistan’s Babar Azam has made it to the ICC ODI Team of the Year  for the second time in his career. Azam, who had also made the list in 2017, expressed gratitude towards his team and also congratulated women's team's all-rounder Nida Dar for her inclusion in the T20I Team of the Year. "I am thankful to the ICC and...

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Bangladesh tour to pakistan has been finalised

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday closed discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regarding tour of Pakistan and decided that Bangladesh will play three T20Is in Lahore from January 24-27. According to the revised arrangement, Bangladesh will return to Pakistan for the first World Test Championship (WTC) fixture, which is to be held from February 7-11 in Rawalpindi....

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Haris Rauf picks up a hat-trick in Big Bash League

Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf continued his brilliant form in the Big Bash T20 League as he picked up a hat-trick for Melbourne Stars on Wednesday. Haris bagged the three-wicket haul against Sydney Thunder. The pacer took the wickets of Matthew Gilkes, Callum Ferguson and Daniel Sams. The Pakistani paceman has regularly been bowling deliveries above 145kph and was causing...

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