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Cricketer Imad Wasim ties knot with Sannia Ashfaq

ISLAMABAD: Imad Wasim became the second Pakistani cricketer after Hassan Ali to tie the knot this week. The all-rounder’s nikkah to British-Pakistani Sannia Ashfaq was held on Saturday at the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. His wedding dinner will take place on August 26 in Islamabad and invites to notable people including Prime Minister Imran Khan have been sent out.

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Imran Khan, Wasim Akram chosen for Cricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI

Ex-Skipper Pakistan and current Prime Minister Imran Khan with the 'King of Swing' Wasim Akram has been chosen for ESPNcricinfo’s all-time World Cup XI. Ten of the playing XI comprised in half or more of the sides, among which Akram was unanimously chosen, according to the cricket website. However, the selection of the final XI was not an easy task...

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Pakistan’s coach weighs team to lift World Cup trophy

LAHORE: Head coach Mickey Arthur on Monday said the Pakistan team is fully prepared for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, and expressed faith in the players’ ability to win the trophy. Addressing a joint press conference at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, on the eve of the team’s departure to England for a...

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Yasir Shah in, Shadab Khan out for Pak-England series

LAHORE: Yasir Shah has been selected to replace Shadab Khan for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, to be played from May 05-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a press release on Sunday. Spinner Khan, after contracting a virus-related illness, was ruled out of the series and will undergo treatment for at least four weeks. The...

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Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad meets PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan’s squad which will represent the country in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The meeting which took place in the PM Office was also attended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. Following the meeting, Naeem ul Haque special assistant to the prime...

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ICC WORLD CUP: South Africa, Sri Lanka announces squads

As the prestigious event International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 draws close, competing teams have begun announcing finalised squads that will represent their respective countries in the mega face-off to be held in England and Wales beginning from May. South Africa on Thursday, announced their 15-man squad for the mega event, with Hashim Amla getting the slot along with...

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Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad announced

LAHORE: On Thursday, a 15-player squad for World Cup 2019 announced by chief selector Inazamam -ul-Haq here at the press conference held in Lahore. Fakhar Zaman Imam ul Haq Abid Ali Babar Azam Shoaib Malik Mohammad Hafeez Haris Sohail Sarfraz Ahmed Shadab Khan Imad Wasim Faheem Ashraf Hassan Ali Shaheen Shah Afridi Muhammad Hasnain Junaid Khan   Junaid Khan has replaced...

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England announces World Cup 2019 squad

Hosts England on Wednesday announced their 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in England and Wales from May 30. The World Cup squad will be finalized after the five-match Royal London ODI series against Pakistan, which culminates at Emerald Headingley on Sunday, May 19. World Cup Squad Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny...

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MD Wasim Khan appointment rejected by PCB governing board members

QUETTA: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) 53rd Governing Council meeting in Quetta turned chaotic on Wednesday when an overwhelming majority of the Board of Governors rejected the appointment of Wasim Khan as managing director. In a resolution written and signed by five of the seven BoG members, they demanded that MD Wasim Khan’s “appointment and the unconstitutional post of MD...

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ICC World Cup: Australia, India announce Squads

As the prestigious event International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 draws close, competing teams have begun announcing finalised squads that will represent their respective countries in the mega face-off to be held in England and Wales beginning from May. Defending champions Australia also have announced their squad with inclusion of Steven Smith and David Warner under captaincy of  Aaron...

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Liverpool back on top as Salah stunner kills off Chelsea

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League after Mohamed Salah´s stunning strike clinched a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp´s side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace, piling pressure on the Reds to respond as the title race heats up. Liverpool rose to the...

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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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