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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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Sri Lanka opts to bat first against Pakistan in 3rd ODI

KARACHI: Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Pakistan here at the National Stadium, Karachi. Sri Lanka, who arrived on the shores of Pakistan, without some of their regulars, will have to step up to make their presence felt. However, on a positive note, the duo of Shanaka and Jayasuriya stitched a fine century...

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Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal included in Pakistan’s T20 lineup against Sri Lanka

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced a 16-member squad for three T20Is against Sri Lanka in Lahore from October 5 to 9. Pakistan have made three changes to the lineup from the lineup for one-day internationals against Sri Lanka at Karachi’s National Stadium. Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Faheem Ashraf replace Abid Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Imam-ul-Haq. Shehzad last featured in...

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Pakistan defeats Sri Lanka by 67 runs in 2nd ODI

KARACHI: Pakistan, on Monday, defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second one day international here at National Stadium, Karachi. Usman Shinwari took victory defining 5 wickets and Shadab Khan took two wickets. Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim took one wicket each. Middle order batsmen Shehan Jayasuria, 93, and Dasun Shanaka, 68 gave Sri Lankan side a...

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Pakistan opts to bat first against Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

KARACHI: Pakistan, on Monday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Sri Lanka as the National Stadium, Karachi braces the return of international cricket in Pakistan after a decade. Pakistan will begin as solid favourites to win the ODI series which has been reduced to a two-match contest. Monday’s game is likely to be a divergence with a...

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Sarfraz urges foreign cricket boards to consider playing in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed on Thursday thanked the Sri Lankan team for visiting Pakistan and urged other foreign boards to also reconsider their approach towards Pakistan. Addressing a press conference a day ahead of first one-day international (ODI) between host Pakistan and visiting Sri Lanka at the National Stadium, Karachi tomorrow, the skipper said that international cricket is incomplete...

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Sri Lankan cricket team arrives Pakistan

KARACHI: Sri Lankan cricket team arrived in Karachi on Tuesday evening to play a series of three ODIs and three T20Is against Pakistan. Director International Cricket Operations, Zakir Khan, and other officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) welcomed the visitors. The visiting players were taken to a state lounge after disembarking the aircraft. Officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)...

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Misbah announces 16-member ODI squad for Sri lanka series

Pakistan cricket team chief selector Misbahul Haq on Saturday announced a 16-member squad for the three one-day international (ODI) matches against Sri Lanka, set to commence on September 27 in Karachi. The side includes Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab...

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Sri Lanka Cricket Board gives go ahead with Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's cricket board Thursday said it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan. Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said they received the all-clear from the defence ministry to leave for Pakistan on Tuesday. "We have the green light from the defence ministry," de Silva told AFP. "The tour is on as we planned. I myself...

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General Bajwa meets boxer Muhammad Waseem: ISPR

On Wednesday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem in Rawalpindi. COAS Gen Bajwa assured the boxer of full support for his boxing engagements. Waseem, 32, is Pakistan’s most prominent pugilist and had an unbeaten record until he copped his first defeat against South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane last year. The trajectory of Chaman-born’s...

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Misbah announces 20 probable players for Sri Lanka series

LAHORE: Head coach and chief selector Misbah ul Haq on Monday announced the names of 20 probable Pakistani players for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 (T20i) series against Sri Lanka. The 20 players will take part in a training camp, which will kick start at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore from Wednesday, September 18, the Pakistan Cricket...

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Sarfaraz Ahmed retained as Pakistan Cricket Team captain for ODI series against Sri Lanka

Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as Pakistan captain while Babar Azam has been named as vice-captain for three ODI and three T20I home series against Sri Lanka, which will be held from 27 September to 9 October. The appointments were confirmed by PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, following recommendations made by Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and the PCB...

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Cricketer Sana Mir selected for Asia Game Changers Award

KARACHI: Former captain of Pakistan’s women cricket team Sana Mir has been selected for the prestigious Asia Game Changers Award by the Asia Society. According to a statement by Asia Society, Mir will receive the award along with five other women who have excelled in their respective fields in the ceremony scheduled to be held in New York City on...

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Sri Lanka announce ODI, T20 teams for Pakistan tour

The Sri Lanka cricket board has announced its squads for its upcoming One-Day International (ODI) and T20i series against Pakistan. According to a press statement released on Wednesday, Sri Lanka Cricket said approval for the squads was given by "the Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Honorable Harin Fernando to take part in the forthcoming Sri Lanka tour of...

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Pakistan-India tensions jeopardises women’s cricket series

LAHORE: The recent tensions between Pakistan and India have also made their way into the world of women’s cricket with the upcoming series between Pakistan and Indian women cricket team in jeopardy. As part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Championship, Pakistan and India are scheduled to play a series from July to November, to be hosted by India. The...

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‘India threatened Sri Lankan players to opt out of Pakistan tour’: claims Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday claimed India threatened Sri Lanka players over not being able to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they travelled to Pakistan for their tour later this month. “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they’ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse...

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Abdul Qadir, former Test cricketer and spin legend, passes away at 63

LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricketer and spin legend Abdul Qadir Khan passed away in Lahore on Friday, cricketer Kamran Akmal confirmed. Akmal, whose brother is married to Qadir's daughter, said the legendary cricketer passed away due to cardiac arrest. The 63-year-old was born in Lahore in 1955. He was regarded as one of the best leg-spinners of his time, taking 236...

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