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Sri Lanka to only play short format matches in Pakistan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will return to Pakistan after a nearly two-year absence for three short-form cricket games later this year, the sports minister said Thursday. "We are not in a position to send the team to Pakistan to play the two Tests, but we will be in Pakistan for about eight days to play the ODIs or the T20 matches,"...

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Sri Lanka to only play short format matches in Pakistan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will return to Pakistan after a nearly two-year absence for three short-form cricket games later this year, the sports minister said Thursday. "We are not in a position to send the team to Pakistan to play the two Tests, but we will be in Pakistan for about eight days to play the ODIs or the T20 matches,"...

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PCB’s new constitution comes into effect post cabinet approval

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that its new constitution for 2019 has been approved and came into effect on August 19. The office of the chairman and the chief executive will be split after the constitution, making the board’s managing director redesignated as the chief executive. Under the new constitution, the existing board of governors of the...

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Cricketer Hassan Ali ties knot with Samia Arzoo

Pakistan's Hasan Ali began a new chapter of his life on Tuesday as he tied the knot with Samia Arzoo. The cricketer was garbed in a gorgeous black sherwani, while his wife donned a red and gold dress. The ceremony was held at a seven-star hotel, with Hasan's close friend and teammate, Shadab Khan, as well as close friends and...

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Legendary Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away

Olympian and former goalkeeper of the national hockey team Zakir Hussain passed away on Monday at the age of 85. Hussain's funeral prayers will be held in his home town Gulshen Anwar Masjid, Jinnah Colony, Wah Cantt. The veteran player won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics...

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Ashes Test: Australia astonish England as Cummings, Smith strike

Australia's Steve Smith returned to make 92 after a sickening blow to the neck before England captain Joe Root fell for the first golden duck of his Test career as Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls on a dramatic fourth day of the second Ashes clash at Lord's. England were 96-4 in their second innings — a lead...

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Sri Lankan security team gives “positive feedback” mulling to play test cricket in Pakistan

The Sri Lankan cricket team may soon return to Pakistan to play at least one Test match, more than a decade since militants attacked their team bus in Lahore in 2009. Sri Lanka and Pakistan were originally scheduled to play at a neutral venue, but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sent a security delegation to visit Pakistan after the Pakistan Cricket...

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Fate of Pak-India Davis Cup tie to be decided after Monday

MUMBAI: The All India Tennis Association will discuss its concerns over next month’s Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan with security advisers from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Monday, AITA General Secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee has said. Security representatives of the governing bodies will speak in a telephone call that will also be attended by India’s Davis Cup captain...

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India want to take away Davis Cup tie from Pakistan

India have asked the International Tennis Federation to shift their upcoming Davis Cup tie from Pakistan to a neutral venue due to escalating political tensions between the two nations. The Indian team are scheduled to tour Pakistan's capital Islamabad for the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie to be held on September 14 and 15. But relations between the neighbours are badly...

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Federal Cabinet gives approval for new constitution of PCB

ISLAMABAD: The federal Cabinet on Friday also gave approval for the new constitution of the Pakistan Cricket Board. In the new constitution, the regional system in the sport has been abolished. Due to the measure, now provincial teams will participate in domestic cricket.

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PCB announces central contracts for 2019-20 season

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced central contracts for the 2019-20 season during which the men’s cricket team will play six World Test Championship Tests, three ODIs and nine T20Is. The list has been reduced to 19 players from 33 but the contracts for the upcoming season are "significantly" higher in financial value. The players who have been...

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PCB opted to not renew contracts of Arthur, Mahmood, Flower

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced it has decided not to renew contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden. The PCB Cricket Committee, which met on Friday, was unanimous in its recommendations for a refurbish of the coaching setup. The recommendations were forwarded and discussed with PCB...

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Smith’s second ton enables Australia dominate England

BIRMINGHAM: Steve Smith hit his second century of his comeback Test on Sunday as Australia set England a daunting 398 to win the Ashes opener at Edgbaston. Ashes-holders Australia, bidding to win their first Test series away to England in 18 years, made 487-7 declared in their second innings as they capitalised on the absence from the home side´s attack...

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Captain Sarfaraz, Arthur and Inzamam appears before PCB commitee

LAHORE: The three main stakeholders of Pakistan cricket — head coach Mickey Arthur, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and captain Sarfraz Ahmed — appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board’s cricket committee here on Friday to express the views on their performance during the last four years. The meeting lasting four hours was chaired by PCB managing director Wasim Khan. It first heard...

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Security delegation from Sri Lanka cricket team to arrive Pakistan on August 6th

LAHORE: A security delegation from the Sri Lankan cricket board will arrive in Pakistan on August 6. The security delegation will visit venues in Karachi and Lahore. The PCB has offered Sri Lanka to play two Test matches in Pakistan. The security delegation will travel to August 8 where they will be briefed about the security situation in the country....

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Cricketer Imad Wasim to tie knot with London-based girl

Soon after rumours of pacer Hassan Ali's marriage with Dubai-based Indian girl Shamia Arzoo went viral, the news of spinner Imad Wasim's wedding surfaced on Thursday with London-based Sania Ashfaq. The wedding ceremony will be held on August 26 in Islamabad. The couple met in London as their families are busy in wedding preparations. Imad is currently playing for Nottinghamshire...

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Starting today: England seek a ‘double’ as Australia eye Ashes history

England return to 'Fortress Edgbaston' for the first Test against Australia on Thursday looking to round off an already memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double. If the World Cup remains the pinnacle of the 50-over game, for England and Australia there's nothing quite like a renewal of Test cricket's oldest rivalry. But now there's arguably more...

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