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After Austria, Peshawar Zalmi to promote cricket in Turkey

Zalmi Foundation and Turkey Sports Developing Organisation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote cricket for development of sports in Turkey. After promoting cricket in Austria and China, Peshawar Zalmi aims to promote cricket in Turkey and play an important role. Chairman, Javed Afridi signed on behalf of the Zalmi Foundation whereas the President of the sports developing...

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New Australia cricket buzzwords make Warne ‘vomit’

PERTH: Test great Shane Warne says Australian cricket´s new buzzwords, including "elite honesty", make him "vomit" and actions not words should be the focus as the team works to turn itself around. Coach Justin Langer, appointed after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa exposed a win-at-all-costs mentality, has cited the phrase as the way forward for Australian cricket. It followed...

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Unseeded Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win Paris Masters

PARIS: Russia´s Karen Khachanov clinched the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 upset of Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title. Khachanov became the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament this year -- joining Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner -- and denied Djokovic a fourth title in a row ahead...

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Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad makes Pakistan proud

NEW SOUTH WALES: Pakistani weightlifter Rabia Shahzad has made Pakistan proud by winning gold at the Ralph Cashman Open Weightlifting Championship in New South Wales, Australia. Shahzad, 20 participated in the 55 kg category of the event and lifted a total of 90 kilograms weight, 40kg snatch 50kg clean jerk to claim the top spot. Speaking to the media after...

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Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal to play for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 4

Web Desk: Lahore: Spin wizard Sunil Narine and explosive middle-order batsman Umar Akmal will be moving from Lahore Qalandars to Quetta Gladiators as part of a blockbuster trade between the two Pakistan Super League sides. In return, pace bowler Rahat Ali and young left-arm spinner Hassan Khan have moved from Quetta Gladiators to Lahore Qalandars. Umar Akmals move to Quetta...

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High-flying Pakistan accomplishes 11th straight T20 series triumph by thrashing New Zealand

DUBAI: Pakistan lived up to their billing as the world's best T20 team with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Dubai on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-0. Mohammad Hafeez (34, not-out) and Shoaib Malik (10) added 34 quickfire runs to help Pakistan overhaul the 154-run target in 19.4 overs at Dubai stadium, pocketing their 11th consecutive series...

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Amir dropped as PCB names 15-member ODI squad for NZ tour

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday has announced 15-member squad for series against New Zealand starting from November 7. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq, after consultations with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur, has announced the 15 member ODI squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. Muhammad Hafiz has made a...

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Pakistan to face NZ in second T20I today

DUBAI: The second Twenty20 match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played today (Friday) in Dubai Cricket Stadium. The match will start at 9:00 pm according to Pakistan Standard time (PST). In a first T-20 match, Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs. New Zealand needed six off the last delivery to tie the match but experienced batsman Ross...

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South Africa pledge not to taunt Australia over tampering

PERTH: South Africa promised not to wind up Australia over ball-tampering Sunday when they meet for the first time since this years ill-fated Test series, when a cheating scandal plunged Australian cricket into disgrace. The three-game, one-day series is a chance for Australia to move on from a miserable eight months, which began with the tampering row and continued with...

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Azhar Ali Retiring From ODI’s, says sources

LAHORE: Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has decided to retire from limited overs cricket, a source close to the cricketer said. Azhar is retiring to focus on Test cricket,” the source said. Further, the source said, “The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the team forward.” Debuting in 2011 against Ireland, Ali...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs in Twenty20 thriller

Left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi defended 17 runs in the last over as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by two runs in a thrilling finish to the first Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. New Zealand needed six off the last delivery to tie the match but experienced batsman Ross Taylor managed just a boundary as New Zealand --...

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Misbah-ul-Haq not to participate in next season of PSL

Web Desk: Former Pakistan and Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will not be part of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to details, the Islamabad United franchise is currently in talks with the veteran cricketer about his next official role in the setup. The Islamabad-based franchise reportedly wants the former Pakistan captain to take up the position...

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Sourav Ganguly fears for Indian cricket amid #MeToo row

Former captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his "deep sense of fear" about the running of Indian cricket as he slammed the sloppy handling of #MeToo allegations against board chief executive Rahul Johri, among other key issues. Johri was accused of sexual harassment on October 12 in an account shared by author Harnidh Kaur on Twitter, and the board s administrative committee...

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Glasgow becomes part of Global Zalmi league

Web Desk: Pakistan's biggest sports entity, Peshawar Zalmi's Global Zalmi League has reached 30 teams around the world as Glasgow (Scotland) just became part of Global Zalmi. Pakistan Super League's top franchise in terms of brand value, Peshawar Zalmi has achieved another wondrous feat. Peshawar Zalmi Chairman, Mr. Javed Afridi said that Global Zalmi has become a platform for overseas...

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Sarfraz Ahmed aims to cement T20 dominance against New Zealand

ABU DHABI: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed vowed that his all-conquering Twenty20 team will continue their hot streak in their three-match series against New Zealand, starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan maintained top spot in the 20-over world rankings with a 3-0 whitewash of Australia in Dubai on Sunday, cementing their place as the leading lights of the game's shortest...

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PCB names 15-member squad for T20I series against NZ

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday has announced  15-member squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand was announced on Monday. The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq after consulting skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur retained the same squad that played against Australia. Pakistan will play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand. The first match will...

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Najam Sethi sends legal notice to PCB chief Ehsan Mani

LAHORE: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Monday sent a legal notice to current Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani for allegedly defaming him. The legal notice stated that Sethi was never paid the amount Rs14 million as 'PSL Allowance', as claimed in the PCB document. The notice rejected PCB's claim that no amount was paid to Ehsan Mani...

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