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Asia Cup 2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, says ACC

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced on Thursday that this year's Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Pakistan in September, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the ACC said that the executive board met on multiple occasions to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on the tournament. https://twitter.com/ACCMedia1/status/1281210026397298689 "From the onset, the board was...

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Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by 1 wicket in a contest full of twists, turns

LAHORE: Islamabad United defeated Lahore Qalandars by one wicket in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 clash at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Sunday. This is the second victory for Islamabad United in this year's PSL. Right off the bat, United landed in hot waters as they lost openers Luke Ronchi (1) and Colin Munro (2) in the first and...

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Quetta Gladiators defeat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets in a tense thriller

KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators won their contest against Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 by five wickets at National Stadium, Karachi on Sunday. The defending PSL champions chased the paltry target of 157 runs in 19 overs, with five wickets remaining. The Gladiators had faced an early setback after their opening batsman Shane Watson was run out by Chris...

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Daren Sammy says he is ‘truly honoured’ to receive Nishan-e-Pakistan

West Indian cricketer and Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy tweeted on Sunday that he is "truly honoured" to be given Nishan-e-Pakistan — the country's highest civil award. He also thanked Pakistan for the "love that you have shown us", adding that "they [the foreign players] only wanted Pakistanis to "experience cricket at home". I am truly honored to be given...

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Imran Khan is a great leader, says Windies legend Curtly Ambrose

West Indian legend Sir Curtly Ambrose, while talking about Prime Minister Imran Khan, said he was a “great leader” ahead of his short trip to Pakistan in a conversation with a Pakistani cricket fan. The comments came forward after Pakistani legend Wasim Akram tweeted about his meeting with Ambrose in Karachi. However, this led to a tweet by user Rizwan...

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Islamabad United cruise to 8-wicket victory over Multan Sultans in PSL 2020 clash

Multan Sultans set 165-run target against Islamabd United which the latter achieved easily with loss of only two wickets. It was the fifth match of Pakistan Super League V at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore played on Saturday. Luke Ronchi s blistering 74-run knock helped Islamabad United defeat Multan Sultans by eight wickets. Luke Ronchi certainly out performed scoring 74 runs from...

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Ton-up Kamran Akmal powers Zalmi to victory over Gladiators

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi opening batsman Kamran Akmal smashed the first century of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 to as Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by six wickets in their match of the tournament. Akmal, arguably Zalmi's most dangerous batsman, smashed his third century of the PSL and the first of the fifth edition of the league from just 54...

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Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in a sizzling competition

LAHORE: Chasing 139, the Sultans completed their victory, with 23 balls remaining, with the help of fine innings from Shan Masood (38), Rilee Rossouw (32) and Shahid Afridi (21 not out). Earlier, Lahore Qalandars were restricted to 138 for eight in 20 overs after being put into bat by Shan Masood, captain of Multan Sultans. Interestingly, captains of both teams...

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Karachi Kings defeat Peshawar Zalmi by 10 runs in nail-biting thriller

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi stumbled in their bid to chase down an impressive 202-runs target handed to them by the Karachi Kings after they were put into bat by the 'Yellow Storm' earlier on Friday at the National Stadium in Karachi. In-form Babar Azam top scored with 78 from 56 balls while skipper Imad Wasim blasted a 30-ball 50 to help...

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Cricket fervor grips Pakistan as PSL 2020 opening ceremony commences in Karachi

KARACHI: As the opening ceremony of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 starts, fans eager to witness high-octane performances from 350 artists who will feature before the first match begins on Thursday. Quetta Gladiators and the Islamabad United will lock horns as the two-time champions face off against arguably the strongest team in the tournament and defending champions Quetta Gladiator....

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PSL 2020: Azam, Cutting, Hasnain lead Gladiators towards victory in a tense thriller against United

KARACHI: Defending champions Quetta Gladiators defeated two-time winners Islamabad United by 3 wickets in PSL V 2020 opener in Karachi on Thursday. Mohammad Hasnain took 4 important wickets as Islamabad United manage to score 168 runs with DJ Malan played an impressive 64 run spell. Newcomer Azam Khan scored confident 59 wickets before getting clean bold by Faheem Ashraf. Then...

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Umar Akmal suspended by PCB under Anti-Corruption Code, Gladiators chose Anwar Ali as replacement

Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday under the Anti-Corruption Code, a statement from the board said. The 29-year-old batsman was suspended with immediate effect under Article 4.7.1 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code, which means he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit....

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PSL 2020 V trophy unveiled at Karachi’s National Stadium by squash legend Jahangir Khan

With just a day to go till the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League kicks off, the glitzy trophy the six teams will be competing for was unveiled at Karachi’s National Stadium on Wednesday. Sarfaraz Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators), Darren Sammy (Peshawar Zalmi), Shadab Khan (Islamabad United), Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings) and Sohail Akhtar (Lahore Qalandars) were present at the trophy...

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Here’s your complete PSL V 2020 guide with complete schedule and line-ups

The stage is set for the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League, with six teams, a host of international cricketers and our very own superstars bringing their fight for the title to Pakistan. PSL 5 will kick off from Thursday (February 20) and conclude on March 22. The 34 matches of the T20 tournament will be played in four...

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Return of masters: upsurge in foreign cricketers for PSL 2020

Security concerns stopped foreign cricketers from touring Pakistan four years ago when the domestic Twenty20 tournament was launched, forcing organisers to stage the event on neutral turf in the United Arab Emirates. When the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) starts in Karachi on Thursday, Darren Sammy of the West Indies and Shane Watson of Australia will be...

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PSL V 2020: Winning team to get $500k, runners up $200k

This year's winner of Pakistan Super League will take home the $500,000 cash prize while the runners up will receive a cheque of $200,000 The league in a press release shared that the tournament will carry total prize money of US$1 million, with $4,500 set aside for each player of the match award given at the end of each match. According...

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Pakistan defeats India to win Kabaddi World Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan beat India in a riveting final to win the 2020 Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday. The fans were treated to some riveting kabaddi action with both sides giving their all to win the game which mattered most. India had the fair share with the side leading the first half by 24-18. A heated moment took place in the fifth...

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