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PCB looses case to BCCI over damages sought for violating bilateral series contract

DUBAI: On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council’s Dispute Committee  dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over India’s refusal to play a bilateral cricket series. “The Dispute Panel formed under the Terms of Reference of the ICC Disputes Resolutions Committee (DRC), the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the outcome...

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PFF donates Rs 1.2 million to SC’s Dam fund

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has handed over a cheque of 1.2 million rupees as donation to Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund. A delegation of PFF headed by its Vice-President Sardar Naveed Haider along with football team called on the honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Saqib Nisar here Wednesday and presented the...

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Sunil Gavaskar picks Pakistan to beat India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar picked Pakistan as favourites in Virat Kohli's absence on Wednesday ahead of their Asia Cup group stage clash in Dubai. The last time the two arch-rivals played what is always an emotionally charged fixture -- the final of the Champions Trophy last year -- Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs. On Tuesday, India...

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Tears, a sword and a mishit: A look at five great India-Pakistan cricket encounters

Sparks generally fly when India take on Pakistan at cricket and Wednesday's Asia Cup clash in Dubai will be an emotionally charged fixture as always. AFP Sport looks at five of the most memorable previous encounters, the first since Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final in June 2017. - Dark day - On the same...

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Sarfraz Ahmed, Rohit Sharma promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across the border and elsewhere in the world will be watching the Group A clash, with a sold-out 25,000-crowd...

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PM Imran to watch India-Pakistan clash in Asia cup: Diplomatic sources

DUBAI: According to diplomatic sources, prime minister Imran Khan will watch the Pakistan-India Asia Cup clash in Dubai on Wednesday.  The former cricketer who led the Pakistan team to the 1992 World Cup victory, will be in the stands to watch the game. Earlier today, PM Imran left for his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab...

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Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal out of Asia Cup after injury heroics

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the rest of the Asia Cup with a broken hand after batting despite his injury in the opening match, an official said Monday. “He got two fractures in his hand. He would not be able to continue here and also for the next three to four weeks,” team manager Khaled...

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Sri Lanka detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricket's anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday's third and final women's ODI between the hosts and India, an official said. The five were initially asked to leave the ground at Katunayake, just north of the capital Colombo, and later detained by police for investigations, the official said. "We felt their behaviour...

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Sri Lanka clashes with Afghanistan in Asia Cup match today

ABU DHABI: Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in the third match of Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today. After losing their opening match of the tournament to a young Bangladesh side, Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back in order to stay in the tournament. Bangladesh crushed Sri Lanka by 137 runs after...

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Asia Cup: Pakistan thrashes Hong Kong by 8 wickets

DUBAI: Pakistan, on Sunday, thrashed Hong Kong in its opening match of Asia Cup by 9 wickets.Batting first Hong Kong was bowled out for just 116 runs. Usman Shinwari (3-19), Hasan Ali (2-19) and Shadab Khan (2-31) wrapped up the Hong Kong innings in 37.1 overs after they won the toss and opted to bat in the Group A match....

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Bangladesh kicks off Asia Cup in style by thrashing Sri Lanka in opener

DUBAI: Bangladesh thrashes Sri Lanka by 137 runs in first match of the Asia Cup 2018 played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Chasing 262 runs target Sri Lanka was all out on 124 runs in 35.2 overs. Middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim notched his sixth one-day hundred to lift Bangladesh to 261 in the opening Asia Cup match against...

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PSL 4: National Stadium Karachi to host final on March 17

Web Desk: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided that at least eight matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) fourth edition will be held in Pakistan. The event will begin on Feb 14 in Dubai whereas final will be played in Karachi on March 17. The drafting of the players will be held in October whereas each team will be...

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Cricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’

Web Desk:  Cricket Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called “Osama” by an unnamed Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015. Birmingham-born Moeen, a Muslim who is of Pakistani and English heritage, had already spoken of the racist abuse he received from Australian supporters...

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Ravi Shastri under fire after England series defeat

NEW DELHI: India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side's humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England — a second consecutive away defeat for the world´s top-ranked side. The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of a tour to Australia in November and next year's World...

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Table Tennis player Mehak Anwar complains about not getting medical aid from PM Imran Khan

Mehak Anwar – a teenage table-tennis player from Karachi suffering from cancer has said in her video message that she hasn’t received any medical assistance for her cancer treatment from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and PM Imran Khan. Mehak, in her video message has requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to fulfill his promise so she could recover soon. In...

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Former England skipper Paul Collingwood says good bye to all forms of cricket

Former England captain Paul Collingwood will retire from professional cricket at the end of the current season, his County Championship side Durham announced on Thursday. Collingwood, 42, became the first England captain to win a trophy at a global tournament when he guided them to the ICC World T20 in 2010. He was part of three Ashes series wins over...

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Anderson ‘not finished yet’ after breaking Test record

LONDON: James Anderson says he has no plans to hang up his boots yet after overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history as the Australian challenged the Englishman to reach 600 wickets. Anderson went past McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets when he knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as England bowled out India for...

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