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Google Doodle pays tribute to veteran squash player Hashim Khan

Google Doodle is paying tribute to Pakistani squash player Hashim Khan, widely revered as one of the sport’s all-time greatest players. On this day in 1951, Khan won the British Open Squash Championships, propelling him from relative obscurity to the status of an international icon. Born in 1914, Khan was raised in Nawakilli, Peshawar, a small village in what was...

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Malik’s 50 enables Pakistan claim victory in first T20 against Bangladesh

LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday won the first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh by five wickets in Lahore, courtesy of a superb half-century by veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik. The hosts, who were chasing a target of 142 runs set by Bangladesh, reached their goal with three balls to spare in the first contest of a three-match series. Malik (58 off 45) remained...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh captains reveal T20I series trophy

LAHORE: Pakistan and Bangladesh will kick off the three-day T20I series on Friday at the city's Gaddafi Stadium. The teams' respective captains, Babar Azam and Mahmudullah, had unveiled the series trophy a day earlier. In the trophy-unveiling press conference, Azam said the team's focus was to maintain their top world T20I ranking. If the hosts team lose just one of the...

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Sana Mir excluded as Pakistan announce Women’s T20 World Cup squad

Pakistan national women’s selection committee on Monday announced a 15-player squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The tournament is to be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8. The selectors have recalled Muneeba Ali and Aimen Anwar, while also naming the uncapped Ayesha Naseem in the squad. The trio have replaced Nahida Khan, Ayesha Zafar and...

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PSL 2020 online ticket sale to begin tonight: PCB

Online ticket sale for 2020 Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to begin tonight at 8pm, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The first batch of tickets will be available for purchase through yayvo.com, whereas general sale will commence from January 28 through dedicated TCS Express Centers across 38 cities. Each customer can purchase up to seven tickets per match on...

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Mohammad Hafeez says to retire from international cricket after World T20

LAHORE: Pakistan all-around Mohammad Hafeez, who was recalled for the Bangladesh series yesterday, said that he will retire from international cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this year to end his career on a good note. The 38-year-old was Thursday recalled to Pakistan's Twenty20 series against Bangladesh starting in Lahore from January 24. Hafeez has been one of Pakistan's key...

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Misbah announces Pakistan’s T20I squad for series with Bangladesh

Head Coach and Chief Selector for Pakistan Misbahul Haq on Thursday announced Pakistan's Twenty20 International squad for the upcoming tour of the Bangladesh cricket team. Babar Azam has been chosen to lead the squad, which is a mix of seasoned and new players. Contrary to speculations, former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been left out of the squad. "We have combined old and new...

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Babar Azam Makes It to ICC ODI Team of the Year

Pakistan’s Babar Azam has made it to the ICC ODI Team of the Year  for the second time in his career. Azam, who had also made the list in 2017, expressed gratitude towards his team and also congratulated women's team's all-rounder Nida Dar for her inclusion in the T20I Team of the Year. "I am thankful to the ICC and...

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Bangladesh tour to pakistan has been finalised

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday closed discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regarding tour of Pakistan and decided that Bangladesh will play three T20Is in Lahore from January 24-27. According to the revised arrangement, Bangladesh will return to Pakistan for the first World Test Championship (WTC) fixture, which is to be held from February 7-11 in Rawalpindi....

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Haris Rauf picks up a hat-trick in Big Bash League

Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf continued his brilliant form in the Big Bash T20 League as he picked up a hat-trick for Melbourne Stars on Wednesday. Haris bagged the three-wicket haul against Sydney Thunder. The pacer took the wickets of Matthew Gilkes, Callum Ferguson and Daniel Sams. The Pakistani paceman has regularly been bowling deliveries above 145kph and was causing...

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PSL 2020: PCB announces schedule, all matches to be played in Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the schedule of this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), with all 34 matches being played in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan from February 20 to March 22. The tournament kicks off on February 20 at the National Stadium of Karachi as defending champions Quetta Gladiators take on two-time champions Islamabad United. The two eliminators...

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2019 in review: Major sporting events that wowed enthusiasts in the year

The year 2019 saw a few historic sporting events that kept sports enthusiasts hooked. From England winning their maiden, albeit controversial, ICC Cricket World Cup title, sparking an intense discussion among cricket fans. NewsOne brings you top five sporting events that wowed fans in 2019: ICC World Cup 2019 final The ICC World Cup 2019 final match between the England...

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Misbah opines on 2019’s achievements, shortcomings, future plans

Chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Pakistan, this year, faced troubling times, in terms of Test cricket, however, he maintained the notion that the team was "on the right track". "Pakistan ended 2019 on a high note with victory against Sri Lanka, but, overall, it was a tough year for Pakistan in Test cricket," Misbah said. Speaking about T20I cricket,...

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Babar Azam rises to 6th spot in ICC Test ranking for batsmen

Babar Azam has climbed up three spots and is now the sixth-top batsman in ICC’s Test ranking for batsmen. Azam had made the list for the first time last week when he had featured at number nine. However, he scored a 60 and an unbeaten 100 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi recently, which has seen his ranking soar...

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Pakistan emerge victorious in homecoming test series against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan on Monday won the two-match Test series 1-0 against Sri Lanka after winning the second Test at Karachi's National Stadium by 263 runs. The two-match series, which began with a drawn Test in Rawalpindi, marked Pakistan's first Test matches on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore. Pakistan secured the emotional...

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Pakistan set gigantic target for Sri Lanka as Azhar, Babar shine

KARACHI: Skipper Azhar Ali and Babar Azam both completed hundreds Sunday before Pakistan declared to set Sri Lanka a mammoth 476 to win the second and final Test in Karachi. Skipper Ali scored his 16th Test century, Azam reached 100 not out on the stroke of lunch for his fourth three-figure Test score as Pakistan stood at a mammoth 555-3 at...

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