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Simon Taufel points out grave error in giving extra run to England against NZ in WC final

Five-time ICC umpire of the year award-winning Australian umpire Simon Taufel has pointed out a grave error for awarding six runs to England instead of five in the final of World Cup 2019. Taufel, who is currently a part of the MCC’s laws sub-committee that makes the rules governing cricket, told an Australian based news channel that England should have...

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Tiger Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

AUGUSTA: Tiger Woods completed one of the sport’s great all-time comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket. A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele and earned the 43-year-old a 15th major title that many thought would never come. Unsurprisingly, the...

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PCB in talks with Sri Lankan board to have test series in Pakistan: sources

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly in talks with Sri Lanka to host them on home soil for a two-match Test series this year, as part of the ICC’s inaugural edition of World Test championship. According to sources, there is a likelihood that Sri Lanka could soon agree to send their team to play the two Tests in...

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Will try our best in ICC World Cup: Sarfraz Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket team Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Thursday team will try its best in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 to be played in England and Wales next month. Sarfraz, speaking to a press conference after arrival of World Cup trophy in Pakistan, said will select best performing players for the WC squad and showed...

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ICC World Cup trophy arrives Pakistan

The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 trophy on Thursday arrived Pakistan which was received by the national team captain Sarfraz Ahmed. PCB, on April 04, announced names of national players to undergo fitness test ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup at England and Wales. According to a notification, fitness test will be conducted on April 15, 16...

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World Soccer Stars: Pakistani talent given chance to play with legends

World Soccer Stars is providing Pakistani football talent an opportunity to play alongside football legends when they land in Pakistan to play exhibition matches. Trails will take place in Karachi on April 20, Lahore trails were held on April 09 while Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Quetta trails have already happened. English coach Luis Rodriguez, with assistance from Pakistan Football Federation, will...

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Mohsin Khan wary over Pakistan team’s opening department ahead of World Cup

Chairman of the cricket committee Mohsin Khan on Friday said the team is was lacking in the opening department which would be a major drawback for the green shirts in the World Cup. Speaking to a private news channel, Khan said the team’s middle-order batting could not be settled due to which only two players bear all the pressure. "In...

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World Cup 2019: PCB announces name of players for fitness test

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced names of national players to undergo fitness test ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup at England and Wales. According to a notification, fitness test will be conducted on April 15, 16 at the National Cricket Academy after which passing players will be inducted in the final squad for the cricket's most...

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Aussies defeating Green Shirts 5-0: Coach says “incredibly hard”

LAHORE: On Tuesday, Pakistan's cricket coach Micky Arthur said that the 5-0 white wash against Australia was "incredibly hard", but credited the poor performance to the lack of key players in the squad. “We hate losing as a team — it’s not part of our vocabulary. Losing 5-0 was incredibly hard. We didn’t have our best team against Australia,” Arthur...

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Federer sweeps past Isner in Miami final for 101st title

MIAMI: Roger Federer lifted the 101st title of his remarkable career on Sunday in dominating style, beating ATP Miami Open defending champion John Isner 6-1, 6-4. Federer, who has skipped the whole clay court season for the past two years, declared the triumph over the big-serving American in just 63 minutes was an ideal performance from which to launch a...

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Australia whitewashes Pakistan, wins fifth ODI by 20 runs

DUBAI: Australia on Sunday defeated Pakistan by 20 runs in the fifth one day international thus whitewashing the series by 5-0 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Jason Behrendorff dismissed three Pakistani batsmen, restricting Pakistan to 307-7. Haris Sohail scored 130 off 129 balls while Shan Masood and Skipper Imad Wasim scored half centuries. Umar Akmal scored 43 off 44...

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Khawaja, Maxwell bring Australia a massive 327 in final ODI

DUBAI: Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell bring Australia a massive total of 327 runs with seven wickets down against Pakistan as Aussies seek to whitewash Green Shirts at the Dubai International Stadium. Khawaja’s came two runs short to century while Maxwell scored 70 off 33 deliveries. Skipper Aaron Finch scored 53 while Shaun Marsh played an impressive 61 runs innings...

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Pakistan wins toss, chooses to field first in the final ODI

DUBAI: Pakistan on Sunday won the toss and opted to field first against Australia in the fifth and final one day international at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Green Shirts will have to avoid getting whitewashed by Aussies as Aaron Finch XI looking confident to win the final battle. Imad Wasim will lead the team as Shoaib Malik still recovering...

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Australia defeats Pakistan by 6 runs in a tense fourth ODI

DUBAI: Australia defeated Pakistan by 6 runs in the fourth one day international at the Dubai International Stadium as Nathan Coulter-Nile and Marcus Stoinis clinch the victory with 03 and 02 important wickets. Debutant Abid Ali made his maiden century with 112 off 119 balls, he was well –assisted by Mohammad Rizwan who scored his second ODI century. Kane Richardson,...

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Pakistan opt to field after winning the toss in fourth ODI

Dubai: Pakistan on Friday won the toss and opted to field against Australia in the fourth one day international at Dubai cricket stadium. With a comfortable 80 run over Pakistan in the third one-day international, Australia now have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. For Pakistan, the fourth ODI in Dubai today will be a face-saving game...

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ODIseries: Pakistan, Australia face off in dead rubber

DUBAI: With a comfortable 80 run over Pakistan in the third one-day international, Australia now have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. For Pakistan, the fourth ODI in Dubai today will be a face-saving game as they take on a resurgent Australia. Having crumbled to heavy losses in the first three games, they will look to field...

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PCB proposals rubbished by PM Khan, directs to adopt Australian domestic structure

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected all plans proposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board to improve the domestic cricket structure in a meeting held on Wednesday. The premier chaired a meeting attended by chairman Ehsan Mani, Secretary IPC Akbar Durrani, and other officials. The members reviewed situations present in the current cricketing scenario, domestic structure and all the initiatives taken...

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